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Jun 27, 2012

Results From Round Three Of The OMRRA Series At Portland International Raceway

Andy Dibrino (4). Photo by Jon Currier Photography, courtesy of OMRRA.

OMRRA Hosts The TTXGP e-Grand Prix and Goes Green Andy Dibrino Lights Up The Competition Taking His First Double Win OMRRA's third round was a tale of two races at Portland International Raceway. Most of Saturday's races went green in the rain, torrential at times, especially for the guest appearance of the sidecars. In the pursuit of class and championship points, competitors had to use every tool in the shed to be victorious. OMRRA was proud to be selected the 2nd stop on the TTXGP's calendar in 2012. OMRRA was selected for Portland International Raceway's long and fast sections which challenge the technical capabilities electric motorcycles from the likes of Motoczysz, Team Icon Brammo, ProtoMoto, Virginia Tech BOLT and Zero Motorcycles. Motoczysz principal, Michael Czysz, fresh off a victory in the Isle of Man TTZero at a record-breaking pace, shared with the crowd his experience and knowledge on electric-powered technology. In conjunction with the racing on track, an electric vehicle festival, EV Live, put on demo drive and rides in an effort to educate the public on the future of transportation. The spectacle was well received and OMRRA hopes to do it again in 2013. The racing action erupted in the KFG Racing/Pirelli-sponsored Clubman Championship. Fresh from high school graduation, Andy Dibrino of Tualatin, OR, showed up for the third round with a new fire-breathing EDR Performance powerplant in his Yamaha R6; intent to go from the tail end of the top 5 in his third weekend contesting 600 & 750 Supersport and Superbike classes. Dibrino would have to take on the likes of fast guys Ryan Sutton of Camano Island, WA, Matt Presting of Vancouver, WA, Sam Verderico of Wenatchee, WA and Brian Pinkstaff of Portland, OR. Sutton put up the biggest fight, battling Dibrino for top honors in all 4 classes. The first race in the series, 600 Supersport went to the wire between Sutton and Dibrino with multiple lead changes nearly every lap. Dibrino would prove victorious. In 750 Supersport, Sam Verderico's larger displacement gave him the extra grunt to outsprint Dibrino and Sutton to the line by a half second. Sunday's 600 Superbike race, Sutton and Dibrino swapped the lead multiple times with Dibrino ultimately taking victory by a half second. In the final contest of the weekend in 750 Superbike, Sutton wouldn't be denied and took the win followed by Matt Presting. Dibrino would have to settle for third. With 4 rounds remaining in the Clubman Championship, Presting is proving with consistency, you don't have to win every battle. Sutton remains solidly in second. With a new motor under his belt, Dibrino is sure to improve from 7th in the remaining 4 rounds. A pair of teen riders, Mackenzie Ancien and Kinzer 'Speedy' Naylor, scored their first top5 finishes in fast company in 600 Supersport and 750 Supersport, respectively. In other KFG Racing/Pirelli Clubman Championship news, Jason Harper of Beaverton, OR chalked up 4 victories aboard his Suzuki SV-650, vaulting himself into a tie for 5th spot in the championship. Mark DeGross, of Snohomish, WA, tamed the wet and wild Open Supersport, demonstrating immense skill under less than ideal conditions. The Ninja 250 Cup, Lightweight and Ultralightweight classes continue to field a strong field of Kawasaki Ninjas. Returning from a one weekend hiatus, Chris Page of Portland, OR took two victories in Lightweight and Ultralightweight over Kelly Johnson. Johnson's strong 2nd place finishes still kept her in the 4th spot overall in the championship. Andrew Pignataro picked up the win in the two-race Ninja 250 Cup series. Rumors of a stealth of ninjas descending on Portland International Raceway, promises to mix up the standings at the next round in July. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, #1 plate holder Alan Schmidt of Kamloops, B.C., returned to claim the lead in the 2-Fast Track Days Formula Ultra Championship. Three weeks ago, Schmidt showed up to round 2 with a serious injury, managing a 3rd in the two-race per weekend series; opting to not contest race two. This weekend, Schmidt scored a 3rd place in the wet for race one. On a dry track, Schmidt dominated the field by setting a blistering pace. Returning to OMRRA after a few stints with the AMA, Tony Porter of Vancouver B.C., used his wet-weather specialty to score a victory on Saturday and a 3rd on Sunday on his back up bike after an incident in Open Superbike took his primary bike out of contention. Kevin Pinkstaff difficulties this weekend were ill-timed with the return of Schmidt. Managing a 5th in Saturday's wet race and a DNF after a high-speed tumble at Portland International Raceway's fast turn 1. Pinkstaff's woes cost him the lead in the championship but he's still in reach and has enough experience to mount a serious fight the remainder of the season. In the Bridge City Cycles Vintage Championship, 2011 champion, Portland's Scott Elder and Patrick Leyshock bounded forward and took the top spot from Cody Wood. Scott Elder took the overall win in the 250 Vintage two-race per day series. Wood had a moment in the wet in the closing laps in the first race and had to settle for 3rd. Wood rebounded and won the afternoon race but Elder's 1st and 2nd kept him atop the pack. In the 500 Vintage class, which runs a similar two-race per day series on Sunday, Patrick Leyshock took 2nd to Wood in race one but took the more important final race win to be scored the victor for the day. Despite the day's victories going to Elder and Leyshock, Wood remains comfortably in the lead in the championship with Leyshock and Elder fighting from behind. The Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association (OMRRA) developed the two-race per weekend Formula Ultra Championship, the 'your best two classes' Clubman Championship and the two-race per day, Olympic-scored Vintage Championship, promoting safe, competitive road racing in all categories. OMRRA, incorporated in 1972 as a non-profit, volunteer run organization, has members ranging in age from 12 to over 70, racing motorcycles of many brands, sizes and ages. OMRRA operates at Portland International Raceway, a city park and world class track. Our races can be seen and heard around by anyone with an internet connection courtesy of PIRLive.com. The raceday schedule is posted just prior to the weekend at www.facebook.com/omrra.racing. For more information, visit www.omrra.com Saturday, June 23rd Race Results

Formula Ultra - Saturday

1. Tony Porter (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Mark DeGross (Hon CBR1000RR)

3. Alan Schmidt (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. Sam Verderico (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Kevin Pinkstaff (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Mike McKim (Suz GSX-R750)

Open Supersport

1. Mark DeGross (Hon CBR1000RR)

2. Kinzer 'Speedy' Naylor (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Mike McKim (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Anthony Manciu (Hon CBR1000RR)

750 Supersport

1. Sam Verderico (Suz GSX-R750)

2. Andy Dibrino (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Ryan Sutton (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Matt Presting (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Kinzer 'Speedy Naylor (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Mackenzie Ancien (Yam YZF-R6)

600 Supersport

1. Andy Dibrino (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Ryan Sutton (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Brian Pinkstaff (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Matt Presting (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Mackenzie Ancien (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Steve Hildum (Yam YZF-R6)

Ninja 250 Cup (Daily)

1. Andrew Pignataro (Kaw EX250)

2. Kelly Johnson (Kaw EX250)

3. Brady Williams (Kaw EX250)

4. Matthew O'Rourke (Kaw EX250)

5. Chester Lindgren (Kaw EX250)

6. Peter Kahn (Kaw EX250)

650 GP Twins

1. Jason Harper (Suz SV650)

2. David James Moore (Kaw EX650R)

3. Chris Burgess (Suz SV650)

4. Skyler Benoit (Suz SV650)

Middleweight Supersport

1. Jason Harper (Suz SV650)

2. Jeff Brooks (Suz SV650)

3. Skyler Benoit (Suz SV650)

500 Vintage (Daily)

1. Scott Elder (Hon CB160)

2. Cody Wood (Suz Super6)

3. Jared Kenyon (Hon CB175)

4. Howard Nussbaum (Hon CB160)

Novice 4

1. Austin Carroll (Hon CBR600RR)

2. Matthew Waterfall (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Rohan Wanchu (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Nate Silvers (Duc 848EVO)

5. Angelo-Brian Ng (Yam YZF-R6)

Novice 5

1. David Wright (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Chris Herrin (Suz GSX-R750)

3. Lance Monagon (Hon CBR1000RR)

4. Conor Bennett (Hon CBR900RR)

Sunday, June 24th Race Results

Formula Ultra Sunday

1. Alan Schmidt (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Sam Verderico (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Tony Porter (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Anthony Manciu (Hon CBR1000RR)

5. Mark DeGross (Hon CBR1000RR)

6. Steve Hildum (Yam YZF-R6)

Open Superbike

1. Alan Schmidt (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Sam Verderico (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Shawn Brown (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Anthony Manciu (Hon CBR1000RR)

5. Kinzer "Speedy" Naylor (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Don Headrick (Kaw ZX-10R)

750 Superbike

1. Ryan Sutton (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Matt Presting (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Andy Dibrino (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Sam Verderico (Suz GSX-R750)

5. Shawn Brown (Suz GSX-R750)

6. Scott Decker (Suz GSX-R600)

600 Superbike

1. Andy Dibrino (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Ryan Sutton (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Matt Presting (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Brian Pinkstaff (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Chris Ancien (Tri 675R)

6. Scott Decker (Suz GSX-R600)

Middleweight Superbike

1. Jason Harper (Suz SV650)

2. Chris Burgess (Suz SV650)

3. Michael Caravatta (Apr 125RS)

Middleweight Superbike

1. Jason Harper (Suz SV650)

2. Skyler Benoit (Suz SV650)

3. Jeff Brooks (Suz SV650)

4. Keith Dibrino (Suz SV650)

Lightweight Superbike

1. Chris Page (Kaw EX250)

2. Kelly Johnson (Kaw EX250)

3. Peter Kahn (Kaw EX250)

4. Brady Williams (Kaw EX250)

5. Patty Gardner (Kaw EX250)

Ultralightweight Superbike

1. Chris Page (Kaw EX250)

2. Kelly Johnson (Kaw EX250)

3. Andrew Pignataro (Kaw EX250)

4. Chester Lindgren (Kaw EX250)

5. Peter Kahn (Kaw EX250)

6. Matthew O'Rourke (Kaw EX250)

600 Supersport Senior

1. Joshua Melanson (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Brian Moe (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Maurice Miller (Yam YZF-R6)

750 Supersport Senior Main

1. Joshua Melanson (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Brent Benoit (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Brian Moe (Kaw ZX-6R)

250 Vintage (Daily)

1. Patrick Leyshock (Yam DT1 250)

2. Cody Wood (Suz Super 6)

3. Jared Kenyon (Hon CB175)

4. Dean Willoughby (Hon CB160)

5. Howard Nussbaum (Hon CB160)

6. Ryan Shanahan (Hon CB160)

Novice 4

1. Austin Carroll (Hon CBR600RR)

2. Matthew Waterfall (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Rohan Wanchu (Yam YZF-R6)

Novice 5

1. Matt Hunt (Suz GSX-R750)

2. David Wright (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Chris Herrin (Suz GSX-R750)

Overall Championship Standings

2Fast Track Days Formula Ultra Championship

1. Alan Schmidt 95 pts

2. Kevin Pinkstaff 80 pts

3. Sam Verderico 77 pts

4. Anthony Manciu 55 pts

5. Tony Porter 34 pts

KFG Racing/Pirelli Clubman Championship

1. Matt Presting 131 pts

2. Ryan Sutton 121 pts

3. Sam Verderico 112 pts

4. Kelly Johnson 98 pts

5. Brian Pinkstaff 97 pts

5. Jason Harper 97 pts

Bridge City Cycles Vintage Championship

1. Cody Wood 95 pts

2. Patrick Leyshock 63 pts

3. Scott Elder 46 pts

4. Jared Kenyon 39 pts

4. Daric Cheshire 39 pts