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Jul 11, 2011

Siglin Wins AFM Formula Pacific Race At Infineon Raceway

The Northern California racing contingent was glad to be back on track at Infineon Raceway last weekend, with last month's round of racing at Thunderhill cancelled as a result of heavy rains. While there were a number of great races throughout the weekend, one of the closest finishes of the event took place in the Bay Area Rider's Forum Formula Pacific race. For most of the race, Ricky Corey held the lead on his Yamaha R1, with Chris Siglin in second on his BMW S1000RR searching for an opportunity to take the lead. With several strong moves on the brakes, Brian Parriott remained in striking distance on his Aprilia RSV4 in third position, while Randolph struggled to rejoin the leaders after running at the front early in the race on his BMW S1000RR.

The race boiled down to a last lap, final turn showdown, as Siglin took the lead from Corey with a strong move on the brakes into Turn 11, barely winning the drag race to the line to take the win. Corey finished second, with Parriott third.

"The guy who makes this bike get around the track so well is Phil Douglas at Aftershocks," said Parriott in the winner's circle. "He makes that thing just handle on a rail, it's the only way I can keep up with those guys and that high horsepower. When I get some horsepower one of these days we can have some more fun. The engine is 100% stock, it's all suspension. So those guys who say you need horsepower to win out here nope. Go see Phil!"

Despite coming up just short of his second Formula Pacific victory of the season, Corey still seemed happy with his second place finish.

"I felt strong on the brakes, but Siglin was strong too especially into Turn 11," explained Corey. "This R1 is amazing on the brakes, it's an awesome bike all around. I definitely have to thank my dad, Eric Corey, for helping me out so much, as well as San Jose Yamaha, they've been backing me for 4-5 years now."

Siglin's weekend was filled with ups and downs, overcoming a crash in Saturday practice to take his first Formula Pacific victory on his BMW S1000RR.

"I'm just on a super high right now yesterday I didn't think I'd be in the top 5, maybe top 10 to be honest," explained Siglin. "I know one of my strengths is the start, and this bike is probably the best starting bike I've ever had. I figured if I could latch onto those guys at the start, I could learn a thing or two, and sure enough I did. They give me a lot of inspiration to push myself, where this bike hasn't been yet. Pirelli has been working with me for the past few years, and I didn't have a single issue with the tires all day. And Fastline Cycles Alex and Ray Perez, those guys busted their butts for me yesterday, I can't thank them enough!"

The next round of AFM action is scheduled for August 27 & 28 at Thunderhill Raceway.

AFM Round 5 July 9-10, 2011 Infineon Raceway Unofficial Top 6 per Class

Bay Area Riders Forum Formula Pacific 1. Chris Siglin (BMW S1000RR) 2. Ricky Corey (Yam YZF-R1) 3. Brian Parriott (Apr RSV4) 4. James Randolph (BMW S1000RR) 5. David Stanton (BMW S1000RR) 6. Martin Szwarc (GSX-R1000)

CT Racing Open Superbike 1. Brian Parriott (Apr RSV4) 2. Ricky Corey (Yam YZF-R1) 3. David Stanton (BMW S1000RR) 4. Chris Siglin (BMW S1000RR) 5. Martin Szwarc (Suz GSX-R1000) 6. Corey Sarros (Suz GSX-R1000)

750 Superbike 1. Lenny Hale (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Brian Stone (Suz GSX-R750) 4. Kevin Nekimken (Suz GSX-R750) 5. Greg McCullough (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Neil Atterbury (Suz GSX-R750)

Pacific Track Time 600 Superbike 1. Joey Pascarella (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Greg McCullough (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Lenny Hale (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Thomas Montano (Hon CBR600RR) 6. Jason Lauritzen (Yam YZF-R6)

450 Superbike 1. Andrew Patterson (Suz SV500) 2. Dave Moss (Hon VFR400) 3. Aleksandr Anatichuk (Kaw) 4. Craig Sanders (Kaw ZXR400) 5. Joe Sickle (Apr) 6. Ian Smith (Hon)

250 Superbike 1. Joe Carrillo (Yam TZ250) 2. Richard Capps (Kaw KX450F) 3. Paul Urich (Yam YZ450F) 4. Brian Bartlow (Kaw EX250) 5. Kirk Korenko (Kaw EX250) 6. Richard Moore (Apr)

The Track Club Open Production 1. Neil Atterbury (Suz GSX-R750) 2. Hollis Adams (Suz GSX-R1000) 3. Aaron Ascher (Kaw ZX-10R) 4. Jesse Carter (Suz GSX-R750) 5. Tim Scarrott (Suz GSX-R1000) 6. Jeff Graham (Suz GSX-R750)

750 Production 1. Jason Lauritzen (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Lenny Hale (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Kevin Nekimken (Suz GSX-R750) 4. Neil Atterbury (Suz Suz GSX-R750) 5. Brian Stone (Suz GSX-R750) 6. Thomas Montano (Hon CBR600RR)

Keigwins@theTrack 600 Production 1. Joey Pascarella (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Lenny Hale (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Berto Wooldridge (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Greg McCullough (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Jason Lauritzen (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Thomas Montano (Hon CBR600RR)

650 Production Twins 1. Dan Sewell (Suz SV650) 2. James Strauch (Suz SV650) 3. Alan Cunningham (Suz SV650) 4. Everett Dittman (Suz SV650) 5. Charles Almy (Suz SV650) 6. Danielle Diaz (Suz SV650)

Stiegler Insurance 250 Production 1. Kirk Korenko (Kaw EX250) 2. Brian Bartlow (Kaw EX250) 3. Adam Fausset (Kaw EX250) 4. Joe Carrillo (Kaw EX250) 5. Eric Kondo (Kaw EX250) 6. Zdenek Mika (Kaw EX250)

Open Grand Prix 1. James Randolph (KTM RC8) 2. Brian Parriott (Apr RSV4) 3. David Stanton (BMW S1000RR) 4. Corey Sarros (Suz GSX-R1000) 5. Martin Szwarc (Suz GSX-R1000) 6. Hollis Adams (Suz GSX-R1000)

Scuderia West Formula 1 1. Lenny Hale (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Berto Wooldridge (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Matt Presting (Yam YZF-R6) 4. David Raff (Suz GSX-R600) 5. Jesse Carter (Suz GSX-R750) 6. Mike Nigliazzo (Yam YZF-R6)

Formula 2 1. Michael Altamirano (Yam TZ250) 2. Richard Snowden (TSR 250) 3. Richard Denman (Hon RS250)

Formula 3 1. Phillip Krenn (Hon RS125) 2. Gwyn Lewis (Hon RS125)

Formula 4 1. Neill O'Reilly (Suz SV650) 2. Dan Sewell (Suz SV650) 3. Spencer Smith (Suz SV650) 4. Jay Kinberger (Suz SV650) 5. Dustin O'Hara (Suz SV650) 6. Scott Reavey (Suz SV650)

Desmoto Sport Open Twins 1. James Randolph (KTM RC8) 2. Eric Gulbransen (KTM RC8) 3. Steve Metz (Duc 749) 4. Jason Catching (Suz SV650) 5. Brendan Walsh (Duc) 6. Scott Miles (Duc)

650 Twins 1. Neill O'Reilly (Suz SV650) 2. Jason Catching (Suz SV650) 3. Spencer Smith (Suz SV650) 4. Dan Sewell (Suz SV650) 5. Dustin O'Hara (Suz SV650) 6. Jay Kinberger (Suz SV650)

500 Twins 1. Andrew Patterson (Suz SV500) 2. Dan Azar (Kaw EX500) 3. Brian Bartlow (Kaw EX250) 4. Patrick Aldinger (Kaw EX500) 5. Adam Faussett (Kaw EX250) 6. Nick Grice (Kaw EX250)

Formula Singles 1. Richard Capps (Kaw KX450F) 2. Paul Urich (Yam YZ450F) 3. Yuri Barrigan (Yam WR450) 4. Adam Schindler (Hon)

Formula AFemme 1. Christie Cooley (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Danielle Diaz (Suz SV650) 3. Krystyna Kubran (Yam YZF-R1) 4. Jennifer Lauritzen (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Shelina Moreda (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Sara Probert (Suz)

Super Dinosaur 1. Roosevelt Charles (Hon CBR600F4) 2. Guy Hyder (Hon CBR600F3) 3. Jose Quintanar (Suz SV650) 4. Eric Thompson (Hon CBR600F3) 5. Ed Haazer (Hon VFR400) 6. Kevin Clark (Duc)

Formula 40 Heavyweight 1. Patrick Corcoran (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. Aaron Ascher (Kaw ZX-10R) 3. Bud Anderson (BMW S1000RR) 4. Jeff Graham (Suz GSX-R1000) 5. Ben Swiggett (Hon CBR1000RR) 6. William Brown (Duc)

Formula 40 Medium 1. Neil Atterbury (Suz GSX-R750) 2. Thomas Montano (Hon CBR600RR) 3. David Glenn (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Mark Bregar (Suz GSX-R750) 5. Nick Hayman (Duc 848) 6. James Hendricks (Suz GSX-R750)

Formula 40 Lightweight 1. Dan Sewell (Suz SV650) 2. Jay Kinberger (Suz SV650) 3. Alan Cunningham (Suz SV650) 4. Brad Woods (Suz SV650) 5. Jonathan Forman (Suz SV650) 6. Jo Rhett (Suz SV650)

Vintage 1. Ivan Thelin (Hon) 2. Andrew Simsak (Hon) 3. Robert Diepenbroek (Hon)

Clubman Heavyweight 1. Blaine Bessler (BMW S1000RR) 2. Gregory Olson (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Jesus Sanjurjo (Kaw ZX-10R) 4. Warren Williams (Suz GSX-R1000) 5. Damion Victor (Yam YZF-R1) 6. Michael Aaron Cohen (Yam YZF-R1)

Clubman Middleweight 1. Gregory Olson (Yam YZF-R6) 2. George Myshlyayev (Suz) 3. Eric Hobbs (Suz) 4. Ricardo Villegas (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Jason Michael Smith (Kaw ZX-6R) 6. Sergio Sanchez-Chopitea (Yam YZF-R6)

Clubman Lightweight 1. Charles Almy (Suz SV650) 2. Eric Thompson (Hon) 3. Patrick Murphy (Suz SV650) 4. Ivan Lozano (Suz SV650) 5. Ron Corey (Suz SV650) 6. Stephen Smith (Suz SV650)

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