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Sep 4, 2013

Sutton Wins Six WMRRA Races, Sets New Lap Record At The Ridge Motorsports Park

Lap Records Again Fall to Sutton at The Ridge

WMRRA Round 7 The Ridge Motorsports Park Shelton, Washington 8/31/13 - 9/2/13

Ryan “Chromie” Sutton again ran away with all premier class races, extending his points lead in the overall championship and setting an official lap record at The Ridge Motorsports Park of 1:37.826 in Sunday’s Formula Ultra race aboard his Suzuki GSX-R1000. The previous lap record of 1:39.404 was held by Adam Robarts on a Honda CBR1000RR.

While Sutton was again left to his own devices ahead of the pack, points-seeking battles were fought all through the race weekend. Allister MacKinnon climbed to third place overall, and Kyle Staples moved up to second overall after both had a productive race weekend.

The Ridge hosted the second and final NW Endurance Cup race of the season: a two-hour Ninja 250 endurance race and five-hour Lightweight, Middleweight, and Heavyweight endurance races. Rod Powell, co-owner and general manager of The Ridge Motorsports Park, participated in the Middleweight endurance race, which was his first-ever motorcycle road race. Rod teamed up with Raymond Parsons and Damon Wells on a Yamaha YZF-R6 donated by Chris Sarbora. Chris Sarbora has previously set an official 113-mph lap at the Isle of Man TT.

The Ninja 250 endurance started off on a rain-soaked track, which quickly made for two downed riders, both of whom only suffered minor lowsides and were able to rejoin after repairs. The race finished on a warm and dry track surface. The Lightweight, Middleweight, and Heavyweight endurance races started on a hot, dry track. However, two-thirds through the race, conditions changed because of a passing rain squall. Some teams chose to shag a set of rains before switching back to slicks on a quickly drying track. With eight teams and after five hours of racing, there were no crashes or mechanical DNF's. The previous WMRRA number 1 plate holder, Eli Edwards, came out of retirement once again to take part in the endurance race.

The sponsors for the endurances were Canright Construction, Al’s Glass, Atlas Construction Specialties, Limback Lumber, and Seattle Floor Service.

The Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association was formed in 1974 to organize and promote the sport of motorcycle racing in Washington State. Currently, WMRRA races at two tracks in Washington: Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington, and the newly constructed Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington. To learn more, go to www.wmrra.com. August 31-1, 2013 @ The Ridge - Results

Formula Ultra 1. Ryan Sutton (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Sam Verderico (Suz GSX-R1000) 3. Allister MacKinnon (Suz GSX-R1000) 4. Devon McDonough (Suz GSX-R1000) 5. John Gessner (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Kyle Staples (Yam YZF-R6)

650 Supersport Twins 1. Barry Carlson (Suz SV650) 2. Paul Gienau (Suz SV650) 3. Dustin Walbon (Suz SV650) 4. Rhett Halpin (Suz SV650) 5. Eric May (Suz SV650) 6. Cliff Beebe (Suz SV650)

Open Single 1. Joshua Melanson (HRC NSF250R) 2. Jonathan Friesen (Hon CRF450R)

750 Supersport 1. Ryan Sutton (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Kyle Staples (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Mike Alton (Suz GSX-R750) 4. Andrew Rogers (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Jonathan Wood (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Kevin Klemmer (Yam YZF-R6)

Clubman Qualifier 1. Jeremy Johnson (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Raymond Parsons (Duc 848 evo) 3. Tim Wartchow (Suz GSX-R600) 4. Dan Cordon (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Jonathan Friesen (Yam YZF-R6) 6. John Niederegger (Yam YZF-R6 )

Middleweight Grand Prix Twins 1. Barry Carlson (Suz SV650) 2. Cliff Beebe (Suz SV650) 3. Paul Gienau (Suz SV650) 4. Rhett Halpin (Suz SV650) 5. Robert May (Suz SV650) 6. Eric May (Suz SV650)

600 Supersport 1. Ryan Sutton (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Devon McDonough (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Mark DeGross (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Jonathan Wood (Yam YZF-R6) 5. John Gessner (Yam YZF-R6) 6. Kevin Klemmer (Yam YZF-R6)

Novice 1. Zac Smith (MV Agusta F4) 2. David Wanzer (Hon CBR1000RR) 3. Keith Robert (Suz GSX-R600) 4. Morgan Strobel (Apr RSV4) 5. Jason Boyle (Hon CBR600RR) 6. Robert Stallman (Hon CBR1000RR)

Open Supersport 1. Mark DeGross (Hon CBR1000RR) 2. Sam Verderico (Suz GSX-R750) 3. Devon McDonough (Suz GSX-R1000) 4. Steve Kidd (Kaw ZX-10R) 5. Tim Kingston (Hon CBR1000RR) 6. Robert Workman (Duc 1198S)

Novice 1. Robert Stallman (Hon CBR1000RR) 2. Jeff Lane (BMW S1000RR) 3. Morgan Strobel (Apr RSV4) 4. Jason Boyle (Hon CBRR600RR) 5. Blake Jarvis (Suz GSX-R600) 6. JR Guse (Kaw ZX-6R)

Formula Ultra 1. Ryan Sutton (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Mark DeGross (Hon CBR1000RR) 3. Sam Verderico (Suz GSX-R1000) 4. Allister MacKinnon (Suz GSX-R1000) 5. Tony Porter (Kaw ZX-10R) 6. John Gessner (Yam YZF-R6)

750 Vintage 1. John Nilsson (Hon CR750) 2. Paul Brodie (Exc )

250 Vintage 1. Jason Bailly (Yam CT)

500 Vintage 1. Brett Andrist (Hon XL250) 2. Jim West (Hon CB350K0)

160 Vintage 1. Daric Cheshire (Hon CL175) 2. Tim O'Mahony (Hon CL175) 3. Mica Grohn (Hon CL175) 4. Rodney Bender (Hon CL175)

600 Superbike 1. Ryan Sutton (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Mark DeGross (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Jonathan Wood (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Kyle Staples (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Kevin Klemmer (Yam YZF-R6) 6. John Gessner (Yam YZF-R6)

Lightweight Superbike 1. Eric May (Suz SV650) 2. Cliff Beebe (Suz SV650) 3. Paul Gienau (Suz SV650) 4. Dustin Walbon (Suz SV650) 5. Rhett Halpin (Suz SV650) 6. Robert May (Suz SV650)

750 Superbike 1. Ryan Sutton (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Allister MacKinnon (Suz GSX-R750) 3. Kyle Staples (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Kevin Klemmer (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Mike Alton (Suz GSX-R750) 6. John Gessner (Yam YZF-R6)

Formula Thunder 1. Don Brockett (Tri 675) 2. Raymond Parsons (Duc 848 evo) 3. Robert May (Suz SV650) 4. Eric May (Suz SV650) 5. Cliff Beebe (Suz SV650) 6. Devon McDonough (Suz SV650)

Heavyweight Early Grand Prix 1. Donny Schultz (Suz GSX-R1000) 2. Jeremy Johnson (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Dan Cordon (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Chris Mann (Suz GSX-R750) 5. Scott Teuton (Kaw ZX-6R)

Ninja 250 Cup 1. Jack Stevens (Kaw 250R) 2. Marybeth Harrison (Kaw 250R) 3. John Stevens (Kaw 250R) 4. Philip Melnyk (Kaw 250R) 5. Bill Cameron (Kaw 250R)

Open Superbike 1. Mark DeGross (Hon CBR1000RR) 2. Sam Verderico (Suz GSX-R1000) 3. Allister MacKinnon (Suz GSX-R1000) 4. Tony Porter (Kaw ZX-10R) 5. Brandon Cretu (EBR 1190RS) 6. Steve Kidd (Kaw ZX-10R)

Ultra Lightweight Sportsman 1. Marybeth Harrison (Kaw 250R) 2. Philip Melnyk (Kaw 250R) 3. John Stevens (Kaw 250R) 4. Bill Cameron (Kaw 250R)

600 TFS 1. Dan Cordon (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Jeremy Johnson (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Matthew Wichgers (Hon CBR600RR) 4. Robert May (Suz SV650) 5. Scott Teuton (Kaw ZX-6R)

Open GP Twins 1. Robert Workman (Duc 1198S) 2. Raymond Parsons (Duc 848 evo) 3. Colt Bristow (Suz SV650)