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May 18, 2014

Pool Boy Racing Wins AMA-Sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge At Blackhawk Farms Raceway (Updated)

The ASRA Team Challenge GTU class podium at Blackhawk Farms Raceway (from left) Christian Meekma, Chris Blake, Dan Ortega, Carl Soltisz, Jasin Kania and Dustin Young. Photo by Raymond Rizzo, courtesy of Pure Action Sports.

AMA Sanctioned

ASRA Team Challenge Series Presented by Michelin Tire
May 17, 2014
Blackhawk Farms Raceway
South Beloit, IL

South Beloit, IL – The third round of the AMA sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge presented by Michelin Tire had a different feel as the teams took to the track for this year’s 75-lap contest. Missing from this event was Jason Farrell, winner of the last three Team Challenge events at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, so the door was wide open for some new names to stand atop the Overall Podium and the competitors wasted no time in trying to fill the vacancy. From the start of the second lap, Pool Boy Racing moved their Yamaha YZF-R6 to the front and the lead for the next 20 laps before Wolfpack/TSE moved into the lead on lap 21. Not to be denied, Pool Boy passed the Wolfpack/TSE BMW 1000 on lap 37 and held the lead until the checkered flag on lap 75. Southeast Sales moved their Kawasaki ZX10 into second Overall and the GTO lead on lap 38 and held on to the position to the end. The Yamaha R6 of Blockhead Brigade gained the final podium position for Overall and the runner up spot for GTU. Five-time series champion Grease Monkey Racing finished in 20th position and was able to hang on to the Overall point lead for the series.

Final finishing order for the GTO class was Southeast Sales, Martinez Motorsports on another Kawasaki ZX10 in second and the Jinba Ittai Yamaha R6 from Fairview, NC rounding out the top three for the class. By virtue of their runner-up finish, the Martinez Motorsports team takes the point lead in GTO away from Grease Monkey by 2-points after the first three rounds

As for the GTU class, it was Pool Boy Racing with the win, followed by Blockhead Brigade in second position and Pure Action Sports from Fredericksburg, VA making the long trek to secure third position. The class championship leader RnR Repsol finished fourth and carries a 7-point lead into the next round.

The surprise of the 2014 season is the battle for the GTL Championship between the top three teams in the class. The Wisconsin based BP Performance team, formerly known as Team Five-Six-Five, took advantage of two blend line infractions by the Mavros & Boy Ducati to take the win by 1-lap over the Florida based Marvos team. With solid laps and 1-stop strategy, the Faceplant/Ducati Team finished in third position to keep the team in the hunt for the championship. With BP Performance and Mavros tied at 91 points, the Faceplant/Ducati at 82 points is well within reach of the leaders with 5 rounds remaining

The next event for the AMA sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge presented by Michelin Tire is Elkhart Lake’s Road America on Fourth of July weekend in Elkhart Lake, WI. Join us at Road America on July 5-6 and enjoy a great finish to the holiday weekend ASRA and the Championship Cup Series.

For complete results, point standings and upcoming event information, visit www.asraracing.com today!

The American SportBike Racing Association (ASRA) is the parent organization to the Championship Cup Series (CCS), the largest amateur motorcycle road racing organization in the United States issuing over 3,000 licenses per year. ASRA promotes eight AMA sanctioned Sprint Series and eight AMA sanctioned Team Challenge road racing events for 2014. The CCS Series sanctions 45 events at popular tracks around the United States, including Daytona International Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Road America, New Jersey Motorsports Park, and Virginia International Raceway among other fine venues. In 2014 ASRA and CCS will provide riders with access to millions of dollars of sponsorship awards through participation in its sanctioned events.

Join CCS and ASRA in the greatest road racing experience available today. Race CCS! To learn more visit our website at http://www.ccsracing.us or call us at (817) 246-1127.



More, from a press release issued by Pure Action Sports:

Pure Action Sports on the podium at Blackhawk Farms this weekend in the ASRA Team Challenge Series

Pure Action Sports riders Jasin Kania and Dustin Young, traveled across the country to compete in the 3rd round of the AMA sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge series this past weekend at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, in South Beloit, Illinois. With no prior experience on the track, and testing of the Pure ASC #185 Yamaha R6 limited to (3) twenty minute sessions on the track, Dustin Young was able to quickly come up to pace and overcome (2) ride through penalties to finish on the podium in 3rd place in the GTU class, and 6th place overall in the combined TC.

With this latest finish, Pure Action Sports moves into 2nd place in the National TC GTU ranking.

Pure Action Sports Company is the East Coast distributor for Hit-Air airbag vests, and is a partner of Custom Performance Inc, which is the East Coast/Mid-Atlantic Michelin race tire vendor and performance tuning shop. Pure Action Sports will be working to raise funds and donating a percentage of all airbag vest sales at each TC round to the Roadracing World Action Fund.

Airbag vests attach to a tether on the motorcycle and deploy within .25 sec of being disconnected from the bike. Numerous riders are adding this piece of proven safety gear to help prevent neck, back, and collarbone injuries.

Keep an eye on the Pure ASC website below and Facebook page for instructional and promo videos throughout the season, as well as race and paddock footage.

Huge thanks go out to everyone who made the trip so enjoyable, namely Kevin Elliot and CCS staff, Phil for helping to keep us informed and on track, Raymond Rizzo for the support and providing an outreach program at the track, MotoVid Trackdays for the testing session, Rick Breuer with LCR, Gabe Picard at Custom Performance for the Michelin Slicks which provided outstanding grip the entire race, Glen Goldman at Team Pro-Motion trackdays for the instruction programs and seat time, Amsoil provided by DCMoto.com, SRVA, Vortex sprockets, Woodcraft CFM, PitBull stands, and Jason Farrell and the whole SpeedTech garage for the knowledge and hospitality out at their home track!

To find out more about where Pure Action Sports will be next or how to help support our business or team, please visit www.pure-asc.com or like on FB at www.facebook.com/pureactionsports.com