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May 8, 2013

Pascarella, Toye Win AFM Races At Sonoma Raceway

AFM Resumes at Sonoma

The AFM returned for Round Two of the 2013 season last weekend and did not disappoint. Close racing, talent stacked grids and a controversial finish to the day's Formula Pacific headline race were the talk of the weekend.

Before the green flag had even dropped for the Formula Pacific race the drama had already begun. Regular front runner Lenny Hale failed to make the warm up lap and was also too late to make the grid, meaning that his race and possibly his championship hopes were done early. Off the line Jeremy Toye, runner up at Buttonwillow, led on his Lee's Cycles ZX-10R from Ricky Corey and Dave Stanton aboard his newly-delivered Graves-built Yamaha R1. Lap three would see the defending champion Corey put his R1 into the lead as Chris Siglin also moved forward into the third spot after a poor getaway. The podium positions would remain that way but the race at the front was nowhere near over. The gap closed enough at one point for Toye to attempt a pass that nearly ended in tears as his front Pirelli contacted the rear Dunlop of Corey in turn seven. As the last lap began the race appeared to be over but a conservative lap from Corey combined with a determined effort from Toye meant that by the end of the lap the lead was within striking distance. With Corey not protecting the inside in Turn 11 Toye made his move from far back and the two met at the apex with Toye's bike making contact with the front of Corey's, causing him to stand up and preventing him from accelerating towards the finish as he watched Toye ride off into the distance.

The ensuing podium was well attended as spectators hoped to see the reaction that Ricky Corey would have to the move, one that he called “amazing” after several moments of carefully considering his words. The results mean that Rickey Corey now leads the championship by just four points over Jeremy Toye while Chris Siglin sits 16 behind. Siglin, however, will not be a threat to either man as he announced from the podium that the race would be his last for the time being. The BMW rider has been a consistent threat for the win for the past several years and grabbed the AFM #1 plate in 2011.

In the middleweight classes Daytona Sportbike regular and local racer Joey Pascarella took his brand new Triumph Daytona 675R to three wins and Oregon racer Andy DiBrino picked up two for himself in 750cc Superbike and Formula One. Round one standout Tucker Lancaster failed to pick up a win but thanks to four second-place finishes remains in the driver's seat for the championship in four classes.

In the 650cc twins classes Jason Catching completed an almost flawless weekend with two wins and a second place. In the quarter liter category Robert Wetterau set a class lap record on his way to a win in 250cc Production.

Exceptional novices include Bassem Abdouni (three wins), Brad Munson (three wins), Ricardo Villegas (two wins), Andy Marinshaw (two wins), Robert Lazzarini (two wins), Darius Khashabi (two wins), David LaBree (win, two podiums) and Yovany Alvarez (win, two podiums).

Round three will take place at Thunderhill Raceway Park on June 1st and 2nd as the championship battles unfold in the rolling hills of Willows. For more information about becoming a member, competitor or spectator, please visit www.afmracing.org or our Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/afmsports. Don't miss out on our 2013 AFM Yamaha R6 giveaway where one member will win our AFM race bike! Thanks for parts and support from Mach 1 Motorsports, Woodcraft, Leo Vince, GP Suspension, Motogloss paint, and more to come!

RESULTS:

Formula Pacific: 1. Jeremy Toye (Kaw ZX-10R) 2. Ricky Corey (Yam YZF-R1) 3. Chris Siglin (BMW S1000RR) 4. Dave Stanton (Yam YZF-R1) 5. Brian Parriott (Apr RSV4) 6. Joey Pascarella (Tri 675R)

Open Grand Prix Expert: 1. Dave Stanton (Yam YZF-R1) 2. Lenny Hale (Suz GSX-R1000) 3. Brian Parriott (Apr RSV4) 4. Jason Lauritzen (Hon CBR1000RR) 5. Eric Gulbransen (KTM RC8) 6. Harley Barnes (Suz GSX-R1000)

Open Grand Prix Novice: 1. Kevin Murphy (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. Victor Vera (Hon CBR1000RR)

Open Superbike Expert: 1. Jeremy Toye (Kaw ZX-10R) 2. Ricky Corey (Yam YZF-R1) 3. Chris Siglin (BMW S1000RR) 4. Dave Stanton (Yam YZF-R1) 5. Lenny Hale (Suz GSX-R1000) 6. Jason Lauritzen (Hon CBR1000RR)

Open Superbike Novice: 1. Kevin Murphy (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. Paul Hess (Yam YZF-R1) 3. John Edmondson (BMW S1000RR) 4. Greg Stone (Suz GSX-R1000)

Open Production Expert: 1. Jason Lauritzen (Hon CBR1000RR) 2. Greg McCullough (Hon CBR1000RR) 3. Tim Scarrott (Suz GSX-R1000) 4. Scott Miles (BMW S1000RR) 5. Patrick Corcoran (Suz GSX-R1000) 6. Mark Joubran (BMW S1000RR)

Open Production Novice: 1. David LaBree (Suz GSX-R750) 2. Paul Hess (Yam YZF-R1) 3. Lorenzo Rios (Suz GSX-R750) 4. John Edmondson (BMW S1000RR) 5. Josie Gomez (Yam YZF-R1)

750 Superbike Expert: 1. Andy DiBrino (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Tucker Lancaster (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Devon McDonough (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Cameron Gish (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Sebastiao Ferreira (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Deion Campbell (Yam YZF-R6)

750 Superbike Novice: 1. Robert Lazzarini (Hon CBR600RR) 2. Derek Witkowicki (Suz GSX-R750) 3. David LaBree (Suz GSX-R750) 4. Lorenzo Rios (Suz GSX-R750)

750 Production Expert: 1. Joey Pascarella (Tri 675R) 2. Tucker Lancaster (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Sebastiao Ferreira (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Cameron Gish (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Berto Wooldridge (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Devon McDonough (Yam YZF-R6)

750 Production Novice: 1. Yovany Alvarez (Yam YZF-R6) 2. David LaBree (Suz GSX-R750) 3. Manuel Hernandez (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Lorenzo Rios (Suz GSX-R750) 5. Jahan Raissi (Tri 675R) 6. Marko Pecak (Suz GSX-R750)

600 Superbike Expert: 1. Joey Pascarella (Tri 675R) 2. Tucker Lancaster (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Andy DiBrino (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Wyatt Farris (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Mike Nigliazzo (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Devon McDonough (Yam YZF-R6)

600 Superbike Novice: 1. Andy Marinshaw (Suz GSX-R600) 2. Ricardo Villegas (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Yovany Alvarez (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Robert Lazzarini (Hon CBR600RR) 5. Rodrigo Arrazola (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Ricco Nicholas (Yam YZF-R6)

600 Production Expert: 1. Joey Pascarella (Tri 675R) 2. Tucker Lancaster (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Andy DiBrino (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Sebastiao Ferreira (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Wyatt Farris (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Devon McDonough (Yam YZF-R6)

600 Production Novice: 1. Ricardo Villegas (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Yovany Alvarez (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Manuel Hernandez (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Sergio Fernandez (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Jarret Tomada (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Jahan Raissi (Tri 675R)

450 Superbike Expert: 1. Dan Sewell (Kaw ZX400) 2. Dave Moss (Hon VFR428) 3. Alan Cunningham (Suz) 4. Kevin Smith (Suz) 5. Ian Smith (Suz) 6. Mark Elrod (Hon VFR400)

450 Superbike Novice: 1. Adam Schindler (Hon CRF450R) 2. Daniel Coats (Suz) 3. Matt Verheaghe (Kaw 250R)

250 Superbike Expert: 1. Eric Thompson (Yam YZF-450F) 2. Richard Capps (Kaw 250R) 3. Robert Wetterau (Kaw 250R) 4. Logan Hanks (Kaw 250R) 5. Mark McKinney (Kaw 250R) 6. Paul Johnson (Kaw 250R)

250 Superbike Novice: 1. Brad Munson (Kaw 250R) 2. Adam Schindler (Hon CRF450R) 3. Darin Wade (Kaw 250R) 4. Rob Reis (Kaw 250R) 5. Eric Milina (Kaw 250R) 6. Matt Verheaghe (Kaw 250R)

250 Production Expert: 1. Robert Wetterau (Kaw 250R) 2. Eric Kondo (Kaw 250R) 3. Logan Hanks (Kaw 250R) 4. Brian Bartlow (Kaw 250R) 5. Mark McKinney (Kaw 250R) 6. Kirk Korenko (Kaw 250R)

250 Production Novice: 1. Brad Munson (Kaw 250R) 2. Darin Wade (Kaw 250R) 3. Rob Reis (Kaw 250R) 4. Eric Milina (Kaw 250R) 5. Jason Tracy (Kaw 250R) 6. David Stefani (Kaw 250R)

Open Twins Expert: 1. David Raff (Duc 848) 2. Steve Metz (Duc 1198) 3. Brendan Walsh (Duc) 4. Bud Anderson (Duc 1098) 5. Ken Casey (Duc 848) 6. Guy Hyder (Hon RC51)

Open Twins Novice: 1. Danny Boyd (Duc)

650 Twins Expert: 1. Jason Catching (Suz SV650) 2. Michael Gilbert (Suz SV650) 3. Jay Kinberger (Suz SV650) 4. Brian Bartlow (Kaw 650R) 5. Mickey Fitzpatrick (Suz SV650) 6. Andrew Artola (Suz SV650)

650 Twins Novice: 1. Bassem Abdouni (Suz SV650) 2. Ivan Lozano (Suz SV650) 3. Fletcher Carroll (Suz SV650) 4. Mike Souza (Suz SV650)

650 Production Expert: 1. Jason Catching (Suz SV650) 2. Brian Bartlow (Kaw 650R) 3. James Strauch (Suz SV650) 4. Stephen Smith (Suz SV650) 5. Tom Dorsey (Suz SV650) 6. Logan Hanks (Suz SV650)

650 Production Novice: 1. Leon Hill (Suz SV650)

500 Twins Expert: 1. Alan Cunningham (Suz SV500) 2. Robert Wetterau (Kaw 250R) 3. Dan Azar (Kaw 250R) 4. Paul Johnson (Kaw 250R) 5. Patryk Buchcik (Kaw 250R) 6. Brian Schrock (Kaw 250R)

500 Twins Novice: 1. Brad Munson (Kaw 250R) 2. Darin Wade (Kaw 250R) 3. Rob Reis (Kaw 250R) 4. Tony Rosa (Kaw 250R) 5. Matt Vergeaghe (Kaw 250R) 6. Connie Droogas (Suz)

Formula One Expert: 1. Andy DiBrino (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Devon McDonough (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Berto Wooldridge (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Mike Nigliazzo (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Sahar Zvik (Kaw ZX-6R) 6. Oscar Fernandez (Yam YZF-R6)

Formula One Novice: 1. Ricardo Villegas (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Derek Witkowicki (Suz GSX-R750) 3. Lorenzo Rios (Suz GSX-R750) 4. David LaBree (Suz GSX-R750)

Formula Two Expert: 1. Ralph Starapoli (Hon RS250) 2. Michael Altimirano (Yam TZ250) 3. Melissa Paris (Hon RS250) 4. Kevin Winter (Yam TZ250) 5. Andrew Duafala (Yam TZ250) 6. Erik Kolstoe (Yam TZ250)

Formula Four Expert: 1. Frankie Garcia (Suz SV650) 2. Jason Catching (Suz SV650) 3. Michael Gilbert (Suz SV650) 4. Mickey Fitzpatrick (Suz SV650) 5. Andrew Artola (Suz SV650) 6. Mickey Fimbres (Kaw 650R)

Formula Four Novice: 1. Bassem Abdouni (Suz SV650) 2. Ivan Lozano (Suz SV650) 3. Fletcher Carroll (Suz SV650)

Formula Singles Expert: 1. Eric Thompson (Yam YZ450F) 2. Norbert Katona (KTM) 3. John Stark (Hus)

Formula Singles Novice: 1. Adam Schindler (Hon CRF450R)

Super Dinosaur Expert: 1. Guy Hyder (Hon RC51) 2. Mickey Fitzpatrick (Suz SV650) 3. Roger Baker (Kaw) 4. Craig Grantham (Duc) 5. Patrick Corcoran (Duc) 6. Kevin Carlin (Hon)

Super Dinosaur Novice: 1. Darius Khashabi (Yam YZF-R1) 2. Dennis Romney (Hon) 3. Jordan Edginton (Suz GSX-R750) 4. Shaun McCracken (Hon)

Vintage Expert: 1. Corey Clough (Kaw GPZ550) 2. Timothy Silva (Yam)

Afemme Expert: 1. Joy Higa (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. Krystyna Kubran (Yam YZF-R1) 3. Jennifer Lauritzen (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Danielle Diaz (Suz GSX-R600) 5. Mackenzie Ancien (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Nikki Nienow (Yam YZF-R6)

Afemme Novice: 1. Josie Gomez (Yam YZF-R1) 2. LaRay Chambers (Yam YZF-R6)

Formula 50 Expert: 1. Gavin Botha (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. Steven Zoumaras (Hon CBR600RR) 3. Guy Hyder (Hon RC51) 4. Eric Kondo (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Tom Wilbert (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Tom Dorsey (Suz SV650)

Formula 40 Heavyweight Expert: 1. James King (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. Warren Williams (Suz GSX-R1000) 3. Gavin Botha (Suz GSX-R1000) 4. Jesus Sanjurjo (Kaw ZX-10R) 5. Stan Roose (Kaw ZX-10R) 6. Bud Anderson (BMW S1000RR)

Formula 40 Heavyweight Novice: 1. Greg Stone (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. Garrett Van Drielen (Suz GSX-R1000)

Formula 40 Middleweight Expert: 1. Tom Montano (Tri 675R) 2. Stephen Rue (Hon CBR600RR) 3. Kelly Barnett (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Steven Zoumaras (Hon CBR600RR) 5. Roi Holster (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Bret Nelson (Yam YZF-R6)

Formula 40 Middleweight Novice: 1. Robert Lazzarini (Hon CBR600RR) 2. Jahan Raissi (Tri 675R) 3. Mike Nash (Yam YZF-R6)

Formula 40 Lightweight Expert: 1. Jay Kinberger (Suz SV650) 2. James Strauch (Suz SV650) 3. Brian Bartlow (Kaw 650R) 4. Tom Dorsey (Suz SV650) 5. Alan Cunningham (Suz) 6. William Schnoebelen (Suz)

Clubman Heavyweight: 1. Darius Khashabi (Yam YZF-R1) 2. Paul Hess (Yam YZF-R1) 3. Greg Stone (Suz GSX-R1000) 4. John Edmondson (BMW S1000RR) 5. Danny Boyd (Duc) 6. Garrett Van Drielen (Suz GSX-R1000)

Clubman Middleweight: 1. Andy Marinshaw (Suz GSX-R600) 2. Manuel Hernandez (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Dennis Romney (Hon CBR600RR) 4. Jarret Tomada (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Robert Lazzarini (Hon CBR600RR) 6. Lorenzo Rios (Suz GSX-R750)

Clubman Lightweight: 1. Bassem Abdouni (Suz SV650) 2. Ivan Lozano (Suz SV650) 3. Mike Souza (Suz SV650) 4. Fletcher Carroll (Suz SV650) 5. Brad Munson (Kaw 250R) 6. Darin Wade (Kaw 250R)

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