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Jan 18, 2019

Pirelli Rewards Stefano Mesa With $10,500 In Tire Credit For 2018 Results

Stefano Mesa (37). Photo by Lisa Theobald, courtesy of CCS.
Pirelli Congratulates 2018 Pirelli Nation Bounty Winners

More Than $25,000 in Tire Credits Awarded to Racers Across the Country

(January 18, 2019) – Pirelli Tire North America would like to congratulate its 2018 Pirelli Nation Bounty winners from each of the six qualifying regions who accumulated the most club racing points in the 1000, 600, and 300cc classes. All qualifying riders were equipped with Pirelli front and rear racing tires and competed for points from January 1 – December 31, 2018. A Pirelli tire credit of $3,500 was awarded to each winner in the 1000cc class, $1,750 in the 600cc class and $750 in the 300cc class.

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Brian Pinkstaff topped the Northwest in the 1000cc class. | Photo by Dane Anar, courtesy of Pirelli.

The Northwest saw Brian Pinkstaff take the top spot with 43.25 points in the 1000cc class, Dustin Walbon with 139.5 points in the 600cc class and Bryce Markely 23.5 points in the 300cc class. In the Southwest, Marc Edwards used his 42 points to outscore the competition in the 300cc class.

A competitive Central division featured several riders battling for the top spot each of the three classes. Tony Storniolo’s 78 points were good enough to lead the way in the 1000cc class, while Jody Barry bested the 600cc class with 119 points and Drew Jankord 64.75 points in the 300cc class.

It was no surprise that Stefano Mesa proved to be the man to beat in the Northeast, capturing several track records and wins en route to 42.5 points in the 1000cc class. Ryan Jones’ 82.5 points helped him secure the honors in 600cc, while 300cc saw Shawn Barron earn 28.25 points. Mesa’s strong riding carried over to the Southeast with 108 points and another winning effort. Chuck Ivey leveraged several standout performances to score 118.5 points atop the 600cc class.

Jankord and Barry cred Jason Farrell

Drew Jankord (left) and Jody Barry (right) post race debrief | Photo by Jason Farrell, courtesy of Pirelli.

Mesa (135 points) and Ivey’s (86.75 points) success continued into the wildcard division, where they would earn the most points in the 1000cc and 600cc classes, respectively. Jankord (3.5 points) was awarded the top-finishing rider in the 300cc class. At the end of the season it was Mesa who took home the highest bounty with $10,500. Ivey, Pinkstaff, and Storniolo each collected $3,500 in tire credit.

For more information regarding the 2018 program, visit the dedicated Facebook page HERE.

Pirelli will continue to expand on its support for club level racing in 2019, including the addition of amateur racers to the program. Full details regarding the structure of the 2019 program will be released in the coming weeks. Interested riders should email to receive a registration sheet following the program announcement.

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