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Jul 23, 2014

Siglin Takes AFM Formula Pacific Victory, Championship Point Lead At Thunderhill

SIGLIN TAKES THE POINTS LEAD IN FORMULA PACIFIC, CATCHING'S WIN STREAK CONTINUES

Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA, played host to the RaceFuelz/CT Racing Pirelli/Mach 1/Yamaha AFM Series on July 19 and 20th. The temperatures mercifully dropped to just below 100 F after a week long heat spell and the wind picked up from the East to blow across the long front straightaway.

Open Superbike again served as a preview of the Premier class Formula Pacific. Ricky Corey once again got the hole shot on his Dunlop shod RCR Yamaha YZF-R1 with Chris Siglin in a close second on his Fastline Performance BMW on Pirellis. Lenny Hale then slid his GSX-R1000 by both riders on the outside of Turn 2 and broke away from the pack. Hale had already put ten bikelengths between himself and Corey when he had a highside coming out of Turn 11. With Hale out of the Race, Corey retook the lead and Siglin did his best shadow impression as he rode right on the rear wheel of Corey's Yamaha lap after lap, popping out of the draft on the front straight the first few times, appearing to test his bike's power if it came down to a front straight drag race. Behind them, Jason Lauritzen settled his RitzRacing/Roseville Yamaha-Kawasaki ZX10 in for third place while behind him, Martin Swarc worked his way up from several places back on his Kawasaki ZX10 and started to whittle away Lauritzen's lead. With one lap to go, Siglin made his move on the front straight away and decided to lead from the front and attempt to pull away from Corey. The two riders dropped into the 1:48's while they pushed each other and when the riders popped onto the front straightaway for the last time, Siglin got a perfect drive from the last two corners and was able to hold off Corey. Lauritzen took the final spot on the podium with Swarc right on his tail.

With Siglin exposing a small chink in Corey's armor, the crowd eagerly gathered to see how Formula Pacific would play out. Hale got his bike put back together and joined Corey, Siglin and multiple class champion Michael Earnest on the front row. Corey and Hale were both on Dunlops while Siglin and Earnest were on Pirellis. The green flag dropped and the front row immediately started trading spots, with Corey leading Hale, Earnest and Siglin in that order. Siglin knew he had to apply pressure on Corey as soon as possible and fought his way around first Earnest and then Hale and the final corner. He was able to make up the distance to Corey on the next lap and again settled in right behind Corey's rear wheel while Hale and Earnest all stayed close behind. Siglin looked as though he would try to repeat his performance from earlier in the day when Corey made a rare mistake coming out of Turn 1 on lap 5 that sent he and his bike into the dirt. When the dust settled, Corey was sitting on the sideline and Siglin was breaking away at the front, Just behind the pack at the front, Swarc was applying lessons he had learned earlier in the day and put pressure on Lauritzen. Swarc made a pass with two laps to go, putting him in forth place. The order would not change for the rest of the race and Siglin took his first Formula Pacific victory of the year and the overall points lead, with Hale and Earnest take the second and third spots, respectively.

Deion Campbell and Devon McDonough traded top spots on the podiums race after race until both riders came together in turn 2 several laps into the Keigwin's at the Track 600 Race. With what proved to be a battle of attrition as five of the top ten riders hit the dirt, Cameron Gish took the win in his return to the AFM.

Jason Catching again won every race he entered and extended his win streak to 15 in a row, taking Formula 4, 650 Twins and 650 production.


Formula Pacific

1. Chris Siglin ( BMW HP4 )
2. Lenny Hale ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
3. Michael Earnest ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
4. Martin Szwarc ( Kaw ZX-10R )
5. Jason Lauritzen ( Kaw ZX-10R )
6. Greg McCullough ( Hon CBR1000RR )

Open SuperBike

1. Chris Siglin ( BMW HP4 )
2. Ricky Corey ( Yam YZF-R1 )
3. Jason Lauritzen ( Kaw ZX-10R )
4. Martin Szwarc ( Kaw ZX-10R )
5. Sebastiao Ferreira ( Kaw ZX-10R )
6. Greg McCullough ( Hon CBR1000RR )

Novice Open SuperBike

1. Tyler Wolters ( Hon CBR1000RR )
2. Tom Kuchno ( Suz GSX-R750 )
3. David Arft ( Kaw ZX-10R )

Open Production

1. Tim Scarrott ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
2. Nathan Rodriguez ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
3. James J King ( Kaw ZX-10R )
4. Marc Zarra ( Kaw ZX-10R )

Novice Op Production

1. Tom Kuchno ( Suz GSX-R750 )
2. David Arft ( Kaw ZX-10R )
3. Michael Dronet ( Kaw ZX-10R )

Clearwater Lights Open GP

1. Lenny Hale ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
2. Martin Szwarc ( Kaw ZX-10R )
3. Jason Lauritzen ( Kaw ZX-10R )
4. Greg McCullough ( Hon CBR1000RR )
5. Tim Scarrott ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
6. Steve Metz ( Duc Panigale )

Novice Open GP

1. Tom Kuchno ( Suz GSX-R750 )
2. Tyler Wolters ( Hon CBR1000RR )
3. David Arft ( Kaw ZX-10R )

Mach 1 Motorsports 600 SuperBike

1. Deion Campbell ( Yam R6 )
2. Devon McDonough ( Yam YZF-R6 )
3. John Gessner ( Yam YZF-R6 )
4. Andy DiBrino ( Yam YZF-R6 )
5. Cameron Gish ( Yam YZF-R6 )
6. Brandon Kyee ( Yam YZF-R6 )

Novice 600 SuperBike

1. Rodrigo Arrazola ( Yam YZF-R6 )
2. John-Paul Dagsaan ( Suz GSX-R600 )
3. Jai Armstrong ( Yam YZF-R6 )

Keigwin's at the Track 600 Production

1. Cameron Gish ( Yam YZF-R6 )
2. Andy DiBrino ( Yam YZF-R6 )
3. Lenny Hale ( Yam YZF-R6 )
4. Craig Mason ( Yam 2008 YAM R6 )
5. Ryder Morrison ( Suz GSX-R600 )
6. Robin Geenen ( Yam YZF-R6 )

Novice 600 Production

1. Joe Brown ( Suz GSX-R600 )
2. Wiles Stapp ( Yam YZF-R6 )
3. Fernando Pineda Jr. ( Yam YZF-R6 )

Shorai Batteries Formula 1

1. Devon McDonough ( Yam YZF-R6 )
2. John Gessner ( Yam YZF-R6 )
3. Berto Wooldridge ( Yam YZF-R6 )
4. Peter Kemling ( Kaw ZX-6R )
5. Stephen Rue ( Hon CBR600RR )
6. Ryder Morrison ( Suz GSX-R600 )

Novice Formula 1

1. Tom Kuchno ( Suz GSX-R750 )
2. Wiles Stapp ( Yam YZF-R6 )
3. Joe Brown ( Suz GSX-R600 )

Desmoto Sport Open Twins

1. Steve Metz ( Duc Panigale )
2. Eric Gulbransen ( KTM RC8R )
3. Brendan Walsh ( Duc 1098 )
4. Nick Hayman ( Duc 848 evo )
5. Norbert Katona ( Duc 1198 )

Novice Open Twins

1. Brandon Crawford ( Kaw EX650 )
2. Sherif Sandelin ( Duc Duc 1199 )
3. Sam Romick ( Suz SV650 )

750 SuperBike

1. Deion Campbell ( Yam R6 )
2. John Gessner ( Yam YZF-R6 )
3. Devon McDonough ( Yam YZF-R6 )
4. Andy DiBrino ( Yam YZF-R6 )
5. Cameron Gish ( Yam YZF-R6 )
6. Brandon Kyee ( Yam YZF-R6 )

Novice 750 SuperBike

1. Tom Kuchno ( Suz GSX-R750 )
2. John-Paul Dagsaan ( Suz GSX-R600 )
3. Jai Armstrong ( Yam YZF-R6 )
4. Christian Diegelman ( Suz GSX-R750 )
5. Greg Sharp ( Suz GSX-R600 )
6. Rodrigo Arrazola ( Yam YZF-R6 )

750 Production

1. Devon McDonough ( Yam YZF-R6 )
2. John Gessner ( Yam YZF-R6 )
3. Andy DiBrino ( Yam YZF-R6 )
4. Brandon Kyee ( Yam YZF-R6 )
5. Berto Wooldridge ( Yam YZF-R6 )
6. Craig Mason ( Yam 2008 YAM R6 )

Novice 750 Production

1. Tom Kuchno ( Suz GSX-R750 )
2. Wiles Stapp ( Yam YZF-R6 )
3. Joe Brown ( Suz GSX-R600 )

Cox Radiator Guards Formula 4

1. Jason Catching ( Suz SV650 )
2. Jay Kinberger ( Suz SV650 )
3. Stephen Smith ( Suz SV650 )
4. Aaron Tulchinsky ( Suz SV650 )
5. Ian Smith ( Suz GSX-R450 )
6. Charles Almy ( Suz GSX-R450 (triple) )

Novice Formula 4

1. Brandon Crawford ( Kaw EX650 )
2. Sam Romick ( Suz SV650 )
3. Daniela Fredrick ( Suz SV650 )

Formula 3

1. Yuri Barrigan ( Yam WR450 )
2. Norbert Katona ( KTM 690 SM Supermoto )
3. Matt Verheaghe ( Kaw EX300 )
4. Michael Kim ( Kaw Ninja 300 )

Novice Formula 3

1. Chin Yu Chou ( KTM 690 smc )
2. Cesar Garcia ( KTM 690 smc )
3. Steve Driscoll ( Kaw 250R )

Formula 2

1. Jon Delameter ( Yam TZ 250 )
2. Sergio Morales Galvan ( Yam TZR250 )
3. Norbert Katona ( KTM 690 SM Supermoto )

Novice Formula 2

1. Timothy Leviste ( Apr RSV250 )

650 Twins

1. Jason Catching ( Suz SV650 )
2. Jay Kinberger ( Suz SV650 )
3. Stephen Smith ( Suz SV650 )
4. Aaron Tulchinsky ( Suz SV650 )
5. Brad Woods ( Suz SV650 )
6. Aaron Turner ( Duz 650 )

Novice 650 Twins

1. Brandon Crawford ( Kaw EX650 )
2. Sam Romick ( Suz SV650 )
3. James Meydenbauer ( Suz SV650 )

650 Production

1. Jason Catching ( Suz SV650 )
2. Stephen Smith ( Suz SV650 )
3. Miles Alexander ( Suz SV650 )

Novice 650 Production

1. Sam Romick ( Suz SV650 )
2. Cyduane Brinas ( Suz SV650 )

500 Twins

1. Alan Cunningham ( Suz SV500 )
2. Paul Johnson ( Kaw 250R )
3. Brian Bartlow ( Kaw Ninja 250 )
4. Sean Corbin ( Kaw Ninja 250 )
5. Valentine Welch ( Kaw Ninja 250EX )
6. Lisa Kinberger ( Kaw Ninja 250 )

Novice 500 Twins

1. Austin Guinn ( Kaw EX300 )
2. Brian Grannan ( Kaw 250R )
3. Cesar Garcia ( Kaw EX300 )

250 SuperBike

1. Dave Moss ( Hon CBR 250 )
2. Paul Johnson ( Kaw 250R )
3. Brian Bartlow ( Kaw Ninja 250 )
4. Yuri Barrigan ( Yam WR450 )
5. Valentine Welch ( Kaw Ninja 250EX )
6. Sean Corbin ( Kaw Ninja 250 )

Novice 250 SuperBike

1. Josh Serne ( Kaw 250R )
2. Timothy Leviste ( Apr RSV250 )
3. Austin Guinn ( Kaw EX300 )

300 Production

1. Brian Bartlow ( Kaw Ninja 250 )
2. Paul Johnson ( Kaw 250R )
3. Mark McKinney ( Kaw Ninja 250 )
4. Sean Corbin ( Kaw Ninja 250 )
5. Patryk Buchcik ( Kaw Ninja 250 )
6. Michael Kim ( Kaw Ninja 300 )

Novice 300 Production

1. Josh Serne ( Kaw 250R )
2. Brian Grannan ( Kaw 250R )
3. Cesar Garcia ( Kaw EX300 )

Erich Steigler Insurance 250 Production

1. Brian Bartlow ( Kaw Ninja 250 )
2. Paul Johnson ( Kaw 250R )
3. Sean Corbin ( Kaw Ninja 250 )
4. Valentine Welch ( Kaw Ninja 250EX )
5. Patrick Corcoran ( Kaw 250R )
6. Lisa Kinberger ( Kaw Ninja 250 )

Novice 250 Production

1. Ruben Casarez ( Kaw 250R )
2. Josh Serne ( Kaw 250R )
3. Rachael Corbin ( Kaw Ninja 250 )

Super Dino

1. Patrick Corcoran ( Duc 996 )
2. Thomas B. Dorsey ( Suz GSX-R750 )
3. Jonathan E. Forman ( Kaw ZXR400 )

Novice Super Dino

1. Vincent Giovannini ( Yam YZF-R6 )
2. Larry Shaw ( Duc )

450 SuperBike

1. Dan Sewell ( Kaw ZX400RR )
2. Dave Moss ( Hon VFR400 )
3. Ian Smith ( Suz GSX-R450 )
4. Daniel Coats ( Yam R4.5 )
5. Charles Almy ( Suz GSX-R450 (triple) )
6. Mark B. Elrod ( Hon RVF450 )

Novice 450 SuperBike

1. Austin Guinn ( Kaw EX300 )
2. Constance Droogas ( Suz gsxr 450 )

AFemme

1. Joy Higa ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
2. Jennifer Lauritzen ( Yam YZF-R6 )
3. Mardelle Peck ( Yam YZF-R6 )

Novice Afemme

1. Kate Whitmire ( Suz GSX-R600 )
2. Daniela Fredrick ( Suz SV650 )
3. Tammy Hendrix ( Suz GSX-R750 )

Vin

1. Andrew W. Clay ( Hon Cb 550 )
2. Mark McKinney ( Hon CB200T )

Bay Area Rider's Forum Formula 40 Heavyweight

1. Jason Lauritzen ( Kaw ZX-10R )
2. Bud Anderson ( BMW S1000rr )
3. Damion Victor ( Kaw ZX-10R )
4. Joe Hittner ( Apr RSV4 )
5. James J King ( Kaw ZX-10R )
6. Marc Zarra ( Kaw ZX-10R )

Novice Formula 40 Heavyweight

1. Sherif Sandelin ( Duc Duc 1199 )
2. Trevor Gilreath ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
3. Paul Blankenship ( Yam YZF-R1 )


Formula 40 Middlewight

1. Stephen Rue ( Hon CBR600RR )
2. Thomas Montano ( Hon CBR600RR )
3. Craig Mason ( Yam 2008 YAM R6 )
4. Jennifer Lauritzen ( Yam YZF-R6 )
5. Tom Wilbert ( Yam YZF-R6 )
6. Jahan Raissi ( Tri Daytona 675 )

Novice Formula 40 Middlewight

1. Maarten Bon ( Kaw ZX-6R )
2. Michael Christian ( Yam YZF-R6 )
3. Tom Hendrix ( Suz GSX-R750 )

Formula 40 Lightweight

1. Jay Kinberger ( Suz SV650 )
2. Brad Woods ( Suz SV650 )
3. Mark B. Elrod ( Hon RVF450 )
4. Ian Smith ( Suz GSX-R450 )
5. Daniel Coats ( Yam R4.5 )
6. Dr. Jonathan E. Forman ( Suz SV650 )

Novice Formula 40 Lightweight

1. James Meydenbauer ( Suz SV650 )
2. Rebecca Patterson ( Kaw EX650 )
3. Monte Izatt ( Suz GSX-R600A )

Formula 50

1. Bud Anderson ( BMW S1000rr )
2. Gavin Botha ( Hon CBR1000RR )
3. Nick Hayman ( Duc 848 evo )
4. Tom Wilbert ( Yam YZF-R6 )
5. Thomas B. Dorsey ( Suz GSX-R750 )
6. Brad Woods ( Suz SV650 )

Novice Formula 50

1. Tom Hendrix ( Suz GSX-R750 )

Clubman HVY

1. Tyler Wolters ( Hon CBR1000RR )

2. Jose Arrazola ( Suz GSX-R1000 )
3. Sam De Augustine ( Hon CBR1000RR )

Clubman MID

1. Tom Kuchno ( Suz GSX-R750 )
2. Wiles Stapp ( Yam YZF-R6 )
3. Joe Brown ( Suz GSX-R600 )

Clubman LT

1. Brandon Crawford ( Kaw EX650 )
2. Sam Romick ( Suz SV650 )
3. Cyduane Brinas ( Suz SV650 )