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Apr 16, 2014

​Prince Takes Moto West Grand Prix Formula One Win At Streets Of Willow

Bryce Prince (174). Photo by Michael Gougis, copyright Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

Bryce Prince headed home teammate Jason Aguilar on their Tuned Industries Yamaha YZF-R6 racebikes and finished 1-2 in the headlining Formula One race at the Moto West Grand Prix event at the Streets of Willow on April 12-13.

Prince was in a league of his own, turning a best lap of 1:15.797 seconds and leading every one of the 12 laps around the tight, twisty 1.8-mile Streets circuit on his Dunlop-shod YZF-R6.

Aguilar and last month's Formula One winner Ryan Matter, also mounted on a Dunlop-shod Yamaha YZF-R6, slotted in behind Corey Sarros on his GSX-R1000 at the start of the event. As Prince built his lead, the two youngsters on the middleweights chased down Sarros, and by the halfway point, Aguilar and Matter had started swarming around the big Suzuki, trying to get past and chase down Prince.

On the 10th lap, however, Matter came into the pits with an apparent mechanical problem and retired, and at the same time, Aguilar put a move on Sarros and made it stick. That gave the Tuned Industries machines the top two spots on the podium, with Sarros the top-finishing literbike.

Scott Tillery (who rode his Kawasaki ZX-10R racebike to and from the racetrack on Sunday!) finished fourth, ahead of Jeff Stern, J.C. Gibbs and Ron Cole.

Prince also took the 600 Superbike win and the Open Superbike win, while Aguilar won the 600 Superstock and Open Superstock events.

RESULTS:

250cc GP:

1. Andy Edwards (Yam TZ250)

500cc Superstock:

1. Stephen Lim (Hon CBR250R)

2. Mike Ripley (Kaw 300R)

3. Wesley Lakis (Kaw 250R)

4. Patrick Perkins (Kaw 250R)

600cc SUPERBIKE:

1. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Jeremy Simmons (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Zach Harrington (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Fabrice Vilder (Yam YZF-R6)

600cc SUPERSTOCK:

1. Jason Aguilar (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Ryan Matter (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Jeremy Simmons (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Zach Harrington (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Tori Miller (Yam YZF-R6)

750cc SUPERBIKE:

1. Fabrice Vilder (Yam YZF-R6)

2. J.C. Gibbs (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Mike DeJohn (Suz GSX-R750)

750cc SUPERSTOCK:

1. Zach Harrington (Yam YZF-R6)

2. J.C. Gibbs (Yam YZF-R6)

BOTT LIGHTWEIGHT:

1. Kalvin Kwong (Suz SV650)

2. Lance Lewman (Suz SV650)

3. Clinton Whitehouse (Yam RZ350)

4. Andrew Yzabal (Suz SV650)

BOTT MIDDLEWEIGHT:

1. Kalvin Kwong (Suz SV650)

BRACKET A:

1. Doran Boctor (Hon CBR1000RR)

2. Dan McCormack (Duc 1199 Panigale)

3. Travis Westermeyer (Suz GSX-R1000)

BRACKET B:

1. Lloyd Johnson (Duc)

2. Steve Slaughter (Bue)

BRACKET C:

1. John Nyugen

2. Alex White (Yam FZR400)

3. Frank Marquez (Duc 1098)

4. Marc Rittner (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Mark Ainslie (Yam YZF-R6)

BRACKET D:
1. Tony Moniz (Hon 450)

2. Ed Sorbo (Kaw 250R)

3. Cody Burton (MZ Skorpion)

4. Ed Guzman (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Patrick Perkins (Kaw 250R)

DUCATI CUP FORMULA:

1. Dan McCormack (Duc 1199 Panigale)

DUCATI CUP HEAVYWEIGHT:

1. Rick Carmody (Duc)

FORMULA ONE:

1. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Jason Aguilar (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Corey Sarros (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. Scott Tillery (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Jeff Stern (Hon CBR1000RR)

6. J.C. Gibbs (Suz GSX-R1000)

7. Ron Cole (Yam YZF-R1)

FORMULA 40 HEAVYWEIGHT:

1. David Price (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Doran Boctor (Hon CBR1000RR)

3. Frank Marquez (Duc 1098)

FORMULA 50 HEAVYWEIGHT:

1. Jeff Stern (Hon CBR1000RR)

2. Doran Boctor (Hon CBR1000RR)

3. Travis Westermeyer (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. Rocky Caceres (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Frank Marquez (Duc 1098)

6. Mark Ainslie (Yam YZF-R6)

FORMULA 50 MIDDLEWEIGHT:

1. Alex White (Yam FZR400)

2. Mark Ainslie (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Ed Guzman (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Steve Slaughter (Bue)

FORMULA TWINS OPEN:

1. Dan McCormack (Duc 1199 Panigale)

FORMULA TWINS HEAVYWEIGHT:

1. Rick Carmody (Duc)

2. Lloyd Johnson (Duc)

3. Steve Slaughter (Bue)

FORMULA TWINS LIGHTWEIGHT:

1. Kalvin Kwong (Suz SV650)

2. Lance Lewman (Suz SV650)

3. Clinton Whitehouse (Yzm RZ350)

4. Andy Edwards (Yam TZ250)

5. Rex Ainslie (Suz SV650)

6. Brian Lensch (Suz SV650)

FX ENDURANCE HEAVYWEIGHT:

1. Ron Cole (Yam YZF-R1)

FX ENDURANCE MIDDLEWEIGHT:

1. Jeremy Simmons (Yam YZF-R6)

FZ ENDURANCE LIGHTWEIGHT:

1. Kalvin Kwong (Suz SV650)

2. Brian Lensch (Suz SV650)

3. Rex Ainslie (Suz SV650)

4. Andrew Yzabal (Suz SV650)

5. Ed Sorbo (Kaw 250R)

NOVICE HEAVYWEIGHT (SAT):

1. John Edmondson (BMW S1000RR)

2. Daniel Padilla (BMW S1000RR)

3. Austin Parker (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. Mark Wong (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Rob Sheets (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Tony Radford (Hon CBR1000RR)

NOVICE HEAVYWEIGHT (SUNDAY HEAT 1):

1. John Edmondson (BMW S1000RR)

2. Austin Parker (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Mark Wong (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Shaun Robles (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Jon Neeter (BMW S1000RR)

6. Andrew Hoffman (BMW S1000RR)

NOVICE HEAVYWEIGHT (SUNDAY HEAT 2):

1. John Edmondson (BMW S1000RR)

2. Austin Parker (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Mark Wong (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Milo Milos (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Shaun Robles (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Armana Claus (Kaw ZX-10R)

NOVICE LIGHTWEIGHT (SAT):

1. Raul Serrano (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Noah Weisel (Suz SV650)

NOVICE LIGHTWEIGHT (SUNDAY HEAT 1):

1. Noah Weisel (Suz SV650)

2. Raul Serrano (Suz SV650)

NOVICE LIGHTWEIGHT (SUNDAY HEAT 2):

1. Noah Weisel (Suz SV650)

2. Raul Serrano (Suz SV650)

NOVICE MIDDLEWEIGHT (SAT):

1. Keir Leonhardt (Suz GSX-R600)

2. Shawn Byham (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Randy Smith (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Aaron Shmuckler (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Vincent Meraz (Hon CBR600RR)

6. Matt Potter (Kaw ZX-6R)

NOVICE MIDDLEWEIGHT (SUNDAY HEAT 1):

1. Marshall Uzzle (Suz GSX-R600)

2. Randy Smith (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Shawn Byham (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Aaron Shmuckler (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Keir Leonhardt (Suz GSX-R600)

6. Vincent Meraz (Hon CBR600RR)

NOVICE MIDDLEWEIGHT (SUNDAY HEAT 2):

1. Shawn Byham (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Keir Leonhardt (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Randy Smith (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Aaron Shmuckler (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Vincent Meraz (Hon CBR600RR)

6. Matt Potter (Kaw ZX-6R)

OPEN SUPERBIKE:

1. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Scott Tillery (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Jeff Stern (Hon CBR1000RR)

4. David Bozarelli (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. David Price (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Travis Westermeyer (Suz GSX-R1000)

OPEN SUPERSTOCK:

1. Jason Aguilar (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Corey Sarros (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. David Bozarelli (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Timothy Chin (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Ron Cole (Yam YZF-R1)

RUN WHAT YA BRUNG:

1. Jason Kim (Hon CBR600RR)

2. Andrew Ainslie (Duc 1199 Panigale)

3. Jonathan Berard (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. Robert Waldrop (Duc 1098)

LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS SUPERSPORT:

1. Lance Lewman (Suz SV650)

2. Joey Calanni (Suz SV650)

3. Peter Switzer (Suz SV650)

4. Andrew Yzabal (Suz SV650)

5. Rex Ainslie (Suz SV650)

ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT CUP:

1. Ed Sorbo (Kaw 250R)

2. Stephen Lim (Hon CBR250R)

3. Mike Ripley (Kaw 300R)

4. Wesley Lakis (Kaw 250R)

5. Jamie Lenore (Kaw 250R)

6. Patrick Perkins (Kaw 250R)

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHT:

1. Cody Burton (MZ Skorpion)



More, from a press release issued by Let's Ride Track Days:

Lets Ride Congratulates Tuned Racing on an Outstanding Race Weekend

MOTO WEST GRAND PRIX

April 13, 2014

Streets of Willow

Rosamond, CA

Bryce Prince dominated all 3 of his races, winning Formula 1, Open Superbike, and 600 Superbike, while Jason Aguilar added a 2nd place in Formula 1, to his wins in Open Superstock and 600 Superstock at Moto West Grand Prix’s Streets of Willow race.

Bryce Prince and Jason Aguilar showing off their hardware from the MWGP Race Weekend and Awards Banquet. 

In the first race, 600 Superstock, Ryan Matter got the holeshot but Jason Aguilar made a quick pass going into Turn 2 for the lead. The 2 riders quickly checked out, and continued a fierce battle. Ryan took the lead with 3 laps to go. Jason was able to get back around Ryan on the final lap to take Tuned Racing’s first win of the day.

In 600 Superbike, Bryce Prince quickly grabbed the lead and checked out, taking his first of 3 wins.

Formula 1 saw a strong field including Ryan Matter, Corey Sarros, and Scott Tillery joining the Tuned Racing riders. Bryce got an outstanding start with Corey Sarros in close pursuit, followed by Ryan Matter and Jason Aguilar. Prince and Sarros were able to separate themselves from the pack. After 3 laps, Bryce was able to break away from Sarros, while Matter and Aguilar were having another epic battle. By lap 6, Matter and Aguilar were pushing so hard they were starting to close the gap on Sarros. The 3 riders were battling when Matter was hit by a rock and had to retire due to his injury. Aguilar was able to get around Sarros with 2 laps to go. Bryce was well ahead of the battle lapping in the 1:15s on his Tuned Racing Yamaha R6. Jason then put the hammer down to create some distance on the final lap, running a personal best 1:16.380 laptime on the final lap of the 12 lap race to take 2nd place.

In Open Superbike, Bryce Prince again got a great start, running away from the field for a dominating win. “I had struggled with my starts this season. Jeremy Simmons gave me some advice on how he gets such good starts so I tried it out and it obviously worked. Thanks Jeremy!” explained Bryce. Prince was running so well that it was not close racing, but it was fun watching a rider so in command of his riding.

The Open Superstock race saw Jason Aguilar and Corey Sarros locked in another great battle. The power of the 1000cc bike of Sarros against the more nimble 600cc bike of Aguilar made for interesting racing. The 2 riders swapped the lead several times during the race with Aguilar finally taking the win.

“Overall, it was a perfect weekend for Tuned Racing” stated Team Owner Mike Pond. “Bryce was riding extremely well this weekend, and Jason is continuing to improve every weekend. We ran the new SpeedAngle system on Jason’s bike and the data we gathered really helped Jason figure out some solutions that allowed him to lower his lap times. We look forward to running these on all the bikes.”

Tuned Racing thanks all its sponsors for their support:

Tuned Industries, Graves Motorsports,Dunlop Motorcycle Road Racing Tires USA, Galfer Brakes,Worxxx Performance and Machine, Drive Systems USA, Torco Advanced Lubricants,Motoyard.com, Let’s Ride Trackdays, Zero Gravity Racing Corporation, Dynojet, VNM Sportgear, EFSigns.com, SBKPaint.com, Optimal Racing Bodywork, SpeedAngle, Shorai Batteries, ACT Leathers , NEXX-USA, and Onyx Oil Service.

Jason Aguilar also thanks his personal sponsors: RS Taichi, Moto Liberty, AXO, Vortex Racing, Impact Safe-T Armor, Spider Grips, HT Moto, GPR Stabilizers, and Chicken Hawk Racing.

Submitted by Lets Ride Track Days. Providing motorcycle track days at Southern CA race track Buttonwillow Raceway since 2007. www.LetsRideTrackDays.com 800-482-8848