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Jul 2, 2014

Pianykh Wins UtahSBA King Of The Mountain GTO At Miller

Oleg Pianykh (57). Photo by Steve Midgley Motorcycle Photography, courtesy of UtahSBA.

Clear skies and warm weather made for some great racing at round 3 of the Vortex Masters of the Mountains race series hosted by the Utah Sport Bike Association June 28-29 at Miller Motorsports Park. Round 3 was held on Miller’s fast and flowing West Course configuration which provides racers with a little bit of everything including some fantastic overtaking opportunities. 

Novice class standout Syrus DeJong put on an impressive display winning 4 races and taking 2nd in his 5th race. Syrus began the 2014 season by enrolling in the Utah Sport Bike Association’s Racing Experience class to get a feel for racing but after getting a taste Syrus has jumped in with both feet. Syrus DeJong is a perfect example of how a positive attitude and an eagerness to learn from those with more experience can pay off.

The Expert Middleweight classes saw a mix of winners with Chad Swain taking relatively comfortable wins in Middleweight Superstock and the premier middleweight class, King of the Mountain GTU. Middleweight Superbike and Heavyweight Superbike, however, saw some fantastic battles between David Purcell and Brian Childree, each taking a win respectively. When interviewed about his new-found competitiveness, Childree replied, “We have been struggling this season to mesh with the new bike, but we found an issue with the chassis in testing that we got fixed before this round and it’s made a huge difference. I feel a lot more confident in the bike and in my riding. I’m really looking forward to the next round!”

In the Expert Open classes Oleg Pianykh took the win in King of the Mountain GTO but it was no easy task. He was hounded by Michael Bradshaw on his BMW S1000RR and Jerry Hicks on his Suzuki GSX-R1000. The three riders paced each other around the track for over half race distance, never more than a few tenths of a second between them. The battle was fierce until lap 9 when Hicks made a small mistake in the difficult turn 6 and crashed out.

“The times we were doing were fast but I felt comfortable doing it. I just made a small mistake in 6 and at that pace, even small mistakes mean you’re done. Too bad cause I think we had something for them today,” said Hicks.

The battle continued, but in the end Pianykh held off Bradshaw for the win.

June 28, 2014 @ MMP West Track - Results

Deseret Dash - GTO - Expert

1. Oleg Pianykh ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
2. Damien Olson ( Kaw ZX-10R )
3. Eric Jones ( Hon CBR1000RR )
4. Matthew Lewis ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
5. Shane White ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
6. Colton Hicks ( Hon CBR1000RR )

Deseret Dash - GTO - Novice

1. Syrus DeJong ( Yam YZF-R6 )
2. Tanner Hicks ( Kaw ZX-6R )
3. Derek Festavan ( Kaw ZX-6R )
4. Erik Larsen ( Hon CBR600RR )
5. Albert Andrade ( Suz GSX-R600 )
6. Donavon Mortensen ( Hon CBR600RR )

Deseret Dash - GTO - Novice

1. Syrus DeJong ( Yam YZF-R6 )
2. Tanner Hicks ( Kaw ZX-6R )
3. Derek Festavan ( Kaw ZX-6R )
4. Erik Larsen ( Hon CBR600RR )
5. Eric Geib ( Suz GSX-R600 )
6. James Peterec ( Tri 675 )

Deseret Dash - GTO - Expert

1. Oleg Pianykh ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
2. Eric Jones ( Hon CBR1000RR )
3. Matthew Lewis ( Suz GSX-R1000)
4. David Purcell ( Yam YZF-R6 )
5. Shane White ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
6. Jay Millhiser ( Hon CBR1000RR )

Racing Experience

1. Maxwell Peck ( Suz GSX-R600 )

Team Endurance - GTU

1. Paradigm Racing ( Suz GSX-R600 )
2. Hicks Racing ( Kaw ZX-6R )
3. Hustle Hard Racing ( Hon CBR600RR )
4. Relative Perception Racing ( Suz GSX-R600 )

Formula 5 GTO

1. Kevin Dolan ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
2. John Hopperstad ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
3. Eric Jones ( Hon CBR1000RR )
4. Tyler Smith ( Hon CBR1000RR )
5. Shane White ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
6. Matthew Lewis ( Suz GSX-R1000 )

Super Twins

1. Erik Grim ( KTM RC8R )
2. Brad Moore ( Suz SV650 )
3. Tim Gallagher ( Suz SV650 )
4. Hayden Villarreal ( H-D XR1200 )

Formula 5 GTU

1. Jim King ( Yam YZF-R6 )
2. Derek Festavan ( Kaw ZX-6R )
3. James Peterec ( Tri 675 )
4. Nicholas Nelson ( Tri 675 )
5. Michael Hawkins ( Suz GSX-R600 )
6. Brad Moore ( suz SV650 )

Middle Wt. Superbike

1. David Purcell ( Yam YZF-R6 )
2. Brian Childree ( Hon CBR600RR )
3. Mark Harper ( Hon CBR600RR )
4. Scott Peck ( Suz GSX-R600 )
5. Nicholas Nelson ( Tri 675 )
6. Dana Wilson ( Yam YZF-R6 )

Production 250

1. Danny Egbert ( Kaw 250R )
2. Zak Amann ( Kaw 250R )
3. Donovan Busby ( Kaw 250R )
4. Devan Deamer ( Kaw 250R )

Novice GTU

1. Syrus DeJong ( Yam YZF-R6 )
2. Derek Festavan ( Kaw ZX-6R )
3. Mark Reo ( Suz GSX-R600 )
4. Eric Geib ( Suz GSX-R600 )
5. Erik Larsen ( Hon CBR600RR )
6. Donavon Mortensen ( Hon CBR600RR )

Open Superbike

1. Oleg Pianykh ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
2. Michael Bradshaw ( BMW S1000RR )
3. Ryan Brand ( BMW S1000RR )
4. Kevin Dolan ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
5. Erik Grim ( KTM RC8R )
6. Tyler Smith ( Hon CBR1000RR )

Womens GTO

1. Lindsey Willis ( Suz SV650 )
2. Lisa Ballehr ( Yam YZF-R6 )

Twins GTO

1. Brad Moore ( Suz SV650 )
2. Tim Gallagher ( Suz SV650 )
3. Hayden Villarreal ( H-D XR1200 )
4. Lindsey Willis ( Suz SV650 )
5. Dale Bell ( Hon VFR400 )

Moto3

1. John Suel ( Hon RS125 )
2. Robert Gisseman ( Hon RS125 )
3. Ryan Richardson ( Kaw 250R )
4. Devan Deamer ( Kaw 250R )
5. Danny Egbert ( Kaw 250R )
6. Donovan Busby ( kaw 250R )

Twins GTU

1. Brad Moore ( Suz SV650 )
2. John Suel ( Hon RS125R )
3. Tim Gallagher ( Suz SV650 )
4. Hayden Villarreal ( H-D XR1200 )
5. Lindsey Willis ( Suz SV650 )
6. Robert Gisseman ( Hon RS125 )

Combined GTU

1. Jim King ( Yam YZF-R6 )
2. Syrus DeJong ( Yam YZF-R6 )
3. Mark Reo ( Suz GSX-R600 )
4. Derek Festavan ( Kaw ZX-6R )
5. Erik Larsen ( Hon CBR600RR )
6. Chris Canada ( Kaw ZX-6R )

King of the Mountain GTU

1. Chad Swain ( Yam YZF-R6 )
2. Brian Childree ( Hon CBR600RR )
3. David Purcell ( Yam YZF-R6 )
4. Gauge Rees ( Yam YZF-R6 )
5. Nicholas Nelson ( Tri 675 )
6. Scott Peck ( Suz GSX-R600 )

Combined GTO

1. Erik Grim ( KTM RC8R )
2. Tyler Smith ( Hon CBR1000RR )
3. David Peterson ( Suz GSX-R750 )
4. Marshall Miller ( Yam YZF-R1 )
5. James Peterec ( Tri 675 )
6. Ted Perkins ( Hon CBR1000RR )

Open Superstock

1. Gerald Hicks ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
2. Chad Swain ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
3. Ryan Brand ( BMW S1000RR )
4. Erik Grim ( KTM RC8R )
5. Jay Millhiser ( Hon CBR1000RR )
6. Damien Olson ( Kaw ZX-10R )

Sportsman

1. Erik Larsen ( Hon CBR600RR )
2. Peter Stanton ( BMW HP4 )
3. Maxwell Peck ( Suz GSX-R600 )

Heavy Wt. Superbike

1. Brian Childree ( Hon CBR600RR )
2. David Purcell ( Yam YZF-R6 )
3. Gauge Rees ( Yam YZF-R6 )
4. David Peterson ( Suz GSX-R750 )
5. Danny Egbert ( Yam YZF-R6 )
6. Michael Hawkins ( Suz GSX-R600 )

Formula 40 GTU

1. Jim King ( Yam YZF-R6 )
2. Brad Moore ( Suz SV650 )
3. Lisa Ballehr ( Yam YZF-R6 )

Formula 40 GTO

1. Michael Bradshaw ( BMW S1000RR )
2. Ryan Brand ( BMW S1000RR )
3. Kevin Dolan ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
4. Eric Jones ( Hon CBR1000RR )
5. John Hopperstad ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
6. Tyler Smith ( Hon CBR1000RR )

Middle Wt. Superstock

1. Chad Swain ( Yam YZF-R6 )
2. David Purcell ( Yam YZF-R6 )
3. Gauge Rees ( Yam YZF-R6 )
4. Danny Egbert ( Yam YZF-R6 )
5. Brian Childree ( Hon CBR600RR )
6. Scott Peck ( Suz GSX-R600 )

King of the Mountain GTO

1. Oleg Pianykh ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
2. Michael Bradshaw ( BMW S1000RR )
3. Ryan Brand ( BMW S1000RR )
4. Chad Swain ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
5. Damien Olson ( Kaw ZX-10R )
6. Shane White ( Suz GSX-R1000 )

Novice GTO

1. Syrus DeJong ( Yam YZF-R6 )
2. Derek Festavan ( Kaw ZX-6R )
3. Mark Reo ( Suz GSX-R600 )
4. James Peterec ( Tri 675 )
5. Eric Geib ( Suz GSX-R600 )
6. Erik Larsen ( Hon CBR600RR )

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