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Jul 29, 2013

Rodolfo Ramirez Wins CCS Unlimited GP In Jupiter, Florida

CCS Florida: Rodolfo Ramirez (78) leads Bruno Silva (9) at Palm Beach International Raceway. Photo by Lisa Theobald, courtesy of CCS Florida.

Ramirez Wins First CCS Florida – Jupiter, FL July 28, 2013 Rodolfo Ramirez became the fifth different rider this season to win a CCS Florida Unlimited Grand Prix when he took the victory during round six July 28 at Palm Beach International Raceway.

With the track still wet from a heavy afternoon thunderstorm and lingering rain, Ramirez grabbed an early lead on his AR Motorsports-sponsored, Pirelli-shod Kawasaki ZX-10R and dominated all six laps from start to finish. The sprint race quickly became a three-rider breakaway with Bruno Silva and Nico Ferreira chasing Ramirez and battling each other for second position.

Ferreira crossed the finish line second but was docked a position for blowing the Turn Two chicane and not giving up the position to Silva. Silva, who rode a Kawasaki ZX-10R, was awarded second place, and Ferreira was credited with third, making it an all-Kawasaki-ZX-10R podium. On the podium, Ramirez exclaimed, “I’m happy I finally won it! I tried so many times. The bike is great. The Pirelli tires are amazing. I love the tires. They’re great. Thermosman did the suspension. I can not say enough about that. I want to thank everybody involved. My mechanics, Rubin, Isaac, Ivan, and my sponsors AR Motorsports and Riva Motorsports." The top three Shootout riders were battling each other all day. Ramirez also won the Unlimited Superbike race, finished second in Unlimited Supersport, and took third in GTO. Silva won the GTO race and finished second in Unlimited Superbike. And, Ferreira won the Unlimited Superbike class, finished second in GTO, and placed third in Unlimited Superbike. Jordan Strange was the biggest winner of the day with four victories in the Amateur ranks. Strange won the Ultralight Superbike, Lightweight Grand Prix, Lightweight Superbike, and Lightweight Supersport races on his Suzuki SV650. He also finished fourth in the GT Lights class. RESULTS: GTO EXPERT: 1. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Nico Ferreira (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Felipe MacLean (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Carlos Ortiz (BMW S1000RR); 6. Gustavo Sanchez (Kaw ZX-10R).

GTO AMATEUR: 1. Alby Radulic (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Dean Palacios (Hon CBR1000RR); 3. Alejandro David (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Carlos Sanchez (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Garrett Funkhouser (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Lazaro Barco (Suz GSX-R1000).

GT LIGHTS EXPERT: 1. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 2. Carl Cohen (Duc 1000); 3. Santiago Villa (Suz SV650); 4. Gui Berg (Duc 1100); 5. Jeff Puleo (Bim 1000); 6. Mitchell Lachowitz (Duc 1000).

GT LIGHTS AMATEUR: 1. Kevin Farrell (Duc 1000); 2. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 3. Alexis Cespedes (Suz SV650); 4. Jordan Strange (Suz SV650); 5. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 6. James Quinn (Duc 1000).

GTU EXPERT: 1. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Mauricio Roque (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Alan Slaney (Tri 675); 6. Lee Farmer (Duc 848).

GTU AMATEUR: 1. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 3. Ryan Cabrera (Suz GSX-R600); 4. Julio Vallette (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Dean Palacios (Hon CBR600RR); 6. Jason Dai (Yam YZF-R6).

UNLIMITED SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Nico Ferreira (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Robert Picinich (Suz GSX-R750); 4. Jose Fernandez (Hon CBR600RR); 5. Carlos Ortiz (BMW S1000RR); 6. Camilo Correa (Suz GSX-R1000).

UNLIMITED SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Carlos Sanchez (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Garrett Funkhouser (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Alejandro David (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Brian Larrosa (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Vaughn Ali (Yam YZF-R1); 6. Gregory Wong (Suz GSX-R1000).

MOTO 3: 1. Adrian Del Alcazar (Hon RS125); 2. Morten Frederiksen (Hon RS125); 3. Vladen Roman (Mor 250).

ULTRALIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Santiago Villa (Suz SV650); 2. Charlie Mavros (Duc 800); 3. Mark Tenn (Duc 748).

ULTRALIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Jordan Strange (Suz SV650); 2. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 3. Alexis Cespedes (Suz SV650).

ULTRALIGHT THUNDERBIKE: 1. Walter Ferreyra (Kaw 250R); 2. Miguel Chirino (Kaw 250R); 3. Sabrina La Paz (Kaw 250R); 4. Lucas Silva (Kaw 250R); 5. Edward Alvarado (Kaw 250R); 6. Frank de la Renta (Kaw 250R).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Bobby Johnson (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Barrett Long (Duc 848); 3. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Alan Slaney (Tri 675); 5. Ivan Troisi (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6).

UNLIMITED GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Alby Radulic (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. John Delargy (Apr RSV4); 3. Garrett Funkhouser (Suz GSX-R1000); 4. Lisandro Garcia (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Lazaro Barco (Suz GSX-R1000).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 3. Jose Restrepo (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Kevin Farrell (Duc 848).

LIGHTWEIGHT GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 2. Steve Johnston (Duc 800); 3. Santiago Villa (Suz SV650); 4. Mitchell Lachowitz (Duc 1000).

LIGHTWEIGHT GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Jordan Strange (Suz SV650): 2. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 3. Kevin Farrell (Duc 1000).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Bobby Johnson (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Robert Picinich (Suz GSX-R750); 6. Mauricio Roque (Yam YZF-R6).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR); 3. Paul Guy (Kaw ZX-6R); 4. Jason Dai (Yam YZF-R6).

UNLIMITED SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Nico Ferreira (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Carlos Ortiz (BMW S1000RR); 5. Joshua Paladeni (Yam YZF-R1); 6. Istvan Paulik (Apr RSV4).

UNLIMITED SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Alby Radulic (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. John Delargy (Apr RSV4); 3. Garrett Funkhouser (Suz GSX-R1000); 4. Lisandro Garcia (Kaw ZX10R); 5. Alejandro David (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Lazaro Barco (Suz GSX-R1000).

SUPERTWINS EXPERT: 1. Barrett Long (Duc 848); 2. Gui Berg (Duc 848); 3. Roberto Heurtematte (Duc 1198); 4. Lee Farmer (Duc 848); 5. German Vacca (Duc 848); 6. John Long (Duc 848).

SUPERTWINS AMATEUR: 1. Ernesto Soto (Duc 748); 2. Marcos Martinez (Duc 998).

FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Robert Picinich (Suz GSX-R750); 2. Jose Fernandez (Hon CBR1000RR); 3. Edouard Henriquez (Duc 1199); 4. Sunil Sardarsingh (Suz GSX-R1000).

FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. John Delargy (Apr RSV4); 2. Lazaro Barco (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Gregory Wong (Suz GSX-R1000).

MIDDLEWEIGHT FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Lee Farmer (Duc 848); 2. Mauricio Roque (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Edward Alvarado (Yam YZF-R6).

MIDDLEWEIGHT FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Paul Guy (Kaw ZX-6R); 2. Julio Vallette (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Timothy Peterman (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Kevin Farrell (Duc 848).

LIGHTWEIGHT FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Mark Tenn (Duc 800); 2. Steve Johnston (Duc 800); 3. Jeff Puleo (Bim 1000); 4. Thomas Eubank (Duc 1000); 5. Mitchell Lachowitz (Duc 1000).

LIGHTWEIGHT FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Scott Donn (Duc 1000); 2. Jose Contreras (Duc 1000).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Jeff Puleo (Bim 1000); 2. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 3. Steve Johnston (Duc 800); 4. Santiago Villa (Suz SV650); 5. Mitchell Lachowitz (Duc 1000).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Jordan Strange (Suz SV650); 2. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 3. Kevin Farrell (Duc 1000); 4. James Quinn (Duc 1000); 5. Christopher Kosan (Hon CBR600RR); 6. Jose Contreras (Duc 1000).

GT ULTRALIGHT: 1. Sabrina La Paz (Kaw 250R); 2. Walter Ferreyra (Kaw 250R); 3. Miguel Chirino (Kaw 250R); 4. Lucas Silva (Kaw 250R); 5. Frank de la Renta (Kaw 250R); 6. William Wissinger (Hon 250R).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Barrett Long (Duc 848); 2. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Bobby Johnson (Hon CBR600RR); 4. Lee Farmer (Duc 848); 5. Ivan Troisi (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Bruno Silva (Yam YZF-R6).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Alexis Cespedes (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Julio Vallette (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Kevin Farrell (Duc 848); 5. Joseph Resta (Hon CBR600RR).

THUNDERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Jeff Puleo (Bim 1000); 2. Mark Tenn (Duc 748).

THUNDERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. James Quinn (Duc 1000); 2. Vladden Roman (Mor 250); 3. Ernesto Soto (Duc 748).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 2. Thomas Eubank (Duc 1000).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Jordan Strange (Suz SV650); 2. Kyle Russell (Suz SV650); 3. Christopher Kosan (Hon 500); 4. Jose Contreras (Duc 1000).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Bobby Johnson (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Lee Farmer (Duc 848); 4. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Jason Dai (Yam YZF-R6). BRIDGESTONE CUP: 1. Paul Guy (Kaw ZX-6R); 2. Jose Restrepo (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Greman Vacca (Duc 848).

MIDDLEWEIGHT GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Bobby Johnson (Hon CBR600RR); 4. Lee Farmer (Duc 848); 5. Ivan Troisi (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Stephan Bodedi (Yam YZF-R6).

MIDDLEWEIGHT GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Julio Vallette (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Ryan Cabrera (Suz GSX-R 600).

UNLIMITED GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Nico Ferreira (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Carlos Ortiz (BMW S1000RR); 5. Camilo Correa (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Istvan Paulik (Apr RSV4).