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Jun 25, 2014

Tabor Wins Race Of The Rockies GTO, Moham Takes Eight MRA Victories At Pueblo Motorsports Park (Updated)

Rob Christman (1) in action at Pueblo Motorsports Park. Photo by Tracy Helmhold, courtesy of MRA.

Record Shattering MRA Round 3 at Pueblo Motorsports Park on July 21st & 22nd

Round 3 at Pueblo Motorsports Park (PMP_ brought sizzling temperatures and clear sunny skies. Conditions were ideal for a record shattering weekend. With temperatures in the high 90’s and track temps nearing 150 degrees, the asphalt was optimal for those who could master the technical challenges of Pueblo Motorsports Park. The MRA had another incredible turnout of over 150 riders, and multiple classes exceeding 40 bike grids. The 2.2 mile course offers 10 grip twisting turns, through gut sinking dips of drastic elevation changes. PMP is one of Colorado’s fast flowing tracks, where age and treachery seemed to dominate youth and exuberance this go around.

Saturdays temperatures and sticky Dunlop tires brought Pete Tabor back to the podium. Tabor clinched 3 victories in Middleweight, Heavyweight, and Open Supersport crushing his prior seasons best lap by nearly 3 seconds. In doing so Tabor also set the Middleweight Supersport class record with a 1:34.111 on his Dunlop shod Kawasaki ZX-6. In the Open Supersport class Tabor ran his personal best for the day setting the class record with a 1:31.704 on his Grand Prix Motorsports Kawasaki ZX-10.

Saturday brought spectacular battles within the production and novice classes. Joeseph Washburn and Jason Madama were on fire leaving rubber all the way down the front straight. With fearlessness and heavy right hand, both rider crushed the existing class records for the production 300 and 500 classes. Joe Washburn skirted the asphalt and ran a personal best clicking in a class record 1:50.360 on his Pirelli shod Kawasaki 300. Jason “Hammer” Madama smashed his previous personal best, and set the 500 production cup class record with a 1:46.291. John Borst joined the fury taking home a win in Novice GTU class and setting a new class record with a 1:37.435. Eric Becker lit the fire within his Triumph 675, and clocked in with a 1:37.391 to secure the Novice GTO lap record.

Sunday brought a handful of challenges for many riders. The morning session was riddled with numerous crashes from riders pushing it to the edge. The average pace was substantially quicker than the years prior. Rob Christman came out of the gate with a rubber trail streaking behind his rear tire on entry and exit of every turn. Christman tamed his rabid horse shoed with Pirelli rubber, and was able to put his Suzuki GSXR 1000 at the top of the podium in Open Superbike with a scorching 1:29.200. In doing so he set a new class record and claimed the overall track record. Christman brought home another win in the Formula 40 Open class, once again setting another class record with a 1:31.068.

The MRA’s Premier class, Race of the Rockies, brought the crowd to its feet. The front runners demonstrated their mastery of the Pueblo road course. With reduced visibility and a looming dust/rainstorm, Dan Turner, Rob Christman and Pete Tabor were battling for the lead. Christman suffered a mechanical causing his times to slowly slip. Dan Turner took advantage and to took the final pass on Christman. Tabor motored away for his first ROR Open class win this season on his Kawasaki ZX-10, keeping him close in the hunt for the MRA #1 plate.

Shannon Moham walloped the Race of the Rockies U field on his Yamaha – R6 and brought home the win by a substantial gap. Moham cranked up the pace at Pueblo, and was unbeatable in nearly every class he competed in. Faced with mechanical failures and a blown motor, Moham took a phenomenal 8 first place finishes and 3 second place finishes. Not only did he steal away the podium, but set and addition 5 class lap records with his best being a 1:32.991 in Middleweight Superbike

The next round of the MRA is right around the corner. The Race of the Rockies Championship series continues with Round 4, July 19th and 20th at Pikes Peak International Raceway. If you haven’t made it out to race with MRA, now is the time. Race tickets are just $10 at the gate and kids under 12 get in free; stop by any Colorado motorcycle dealership to pick up a 2 for 1 gate entry. For 2014 the MRA is honoring our Armed Forces and first responders, just present an ID, and get in free to all MRA races. Additionally, the MRA offers free reciprocity as a means of encouraging racers from other clubs to come out and compete. The MRA offers two full days of racing every race weekend and also includes Saturday and Sunday qualifying for grid positions in all, as well as a wide variety of classes to choose from. Log on to http://mra-racing.org/motorcycle-racing-schedule/... for the full schedule, past results and lap times, and more information. The MRA- its club racing done right.

The Motorcycle Roadracing Association is 501(c)(7) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting safe and competitive motorcycle road racing events for enthusiasts in Colorado and the surrounding area. For more information, go to http://www.mra-racing.org/

Round 3 Results:

Race of the Rockies GTO

1. Peter Tabor (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Dan Turner (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Rob Christman (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. Ricky Orlando (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Ray Thorton (Hon CBR-1000RR)

6. Erik Peat (Suz GSX-R1000)

Race of the Rockies GTU

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. David Purcell (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Rick Grosse (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Jon Glafke (Pie X60R)

5. Jesse Martinez (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Jose Rivera (Yam YZF-R6)

Middleweight Supersport

1. Peter Tabor (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

3. David Kibler (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Nikolas Lenski (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Kenneth Yee (Honda CBR-600R)

6. Nyles Gourlie (Suz GSX-R600)

Heavyweight Supersport:

1. Peter Tabor (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Nikolas Lenski (Yam YZF-R6)

4. David Purcell (Yam YZF-R6)

5. David Kibler (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Rick Grosse (Kaw ZX-6R)

Open Supersport:

1. Peter Tabor (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Chris Terrinami (BMW S1000RR)

3. Ricky Orlando (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Nikolas Lenski (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Carl Sorensen (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. John Fifield (Yam YZF-R1)

Middleweight Superbike:

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Peter Tabor (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Kenneth Yee (Honda CBR-600R)

4. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Rick Grosse (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Evan Cardonier (Suz GSX-R600)

Heavyweight Superbike:

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Peter Tabor (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Rick Grosse (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Casey Smith (Aprilla RSV-R)

5. Jesse Martinez (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Scott Rybarik (Duc 899)

Open Superbike:

1. Dan Turner (Suz GSXR-1000)

2. Rob Christman (Suz GSXR-1000)

3. Chris Terrinami (BMW S1000RR)

4. Ricky Orlando (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Erik Peat (Suz GSXR-1000)

6. Peter Tabor (Kaw ZX-10R)

Solo Endurance Middleweight

1. David Kibler (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Rick Grosse (Kaw Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Jesse Martinez (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Brian Dobrowolski (Suz GSX-R600)

5. Syrus DeJong (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Eric Becker (Tri 675)

Solo Endurance Lightweight

1. Shannon Moham (Suz SV-650)

2. Christopher Weed (Yam TZ)

3. Randal Adami (Kaw EX-650R)

4. Jeremy Wildman (Suz SV-650)

5. David Absolon (Kaw 250R)

6. John Fifield (Kaw 250R)

Solo Endurance Heavyweight

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Rick Grosse (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Kenneth Yee (Hon CBR-600R)

4. Dennis Stowers (Tri 675)

5. Mike Lakritz (Hon CBR-600R)

6. Louden David (Kaw Kaw ZX-6R)

Solo Endurance Open

1. Chris Terrinami (BMW S1000RR)

2. Ray Thorton (Hon CBR-1000R)

3. Nikolas Lenski (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Aaron Hersh (Suz GSXR-1000)

5. Carl Sorensen (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Geoffrey Snyder (Suz GSXR-1000)

Formula 40 GTU:

1. Rick Grosse (Kaw Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Eric Becker (Tri 675)

3. Jesse Martinez (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Dennie Burke

5. Mike Lakritz (Hon CBR-600R)

6. Wyeth Jackson (Kaw Kaw ZX-6R)

250 Production Cup Race 1:

1. David Absolon (Kaw 250R)

2. Tim Young (Kaw 250R)

3. Mike Kionka (Kaw 250R)

4. John Fifield (Kaw 250R)

5. Brad Morris (Kaw 250R)

6. Rachel Gillie (Kaw 250R)

250 Production Cup Race 2:

1. David Absolon (Kaw 250R)

2. Mike Kionka (Kaw 250R)

3. Tim Young (Kaw 250R)

4. John Fifield (Kaw 250R)

5. Jared Shauers (Hon 250R)

6. Rachel Gillie (Kaw 250R)

400 Production Cup Race 1:

1. Joseph Washburn (Kaw 300R)

2. Jay Russell (Kaw 300R)

3. Jim Soiland (Kaw 300R)

4. Kenneth Yee (Kaw 250R)

400 Production Cup Race 2:

1. Joseph Washburn (Kaw 300R)

2. Brett Leveque

3. Kenneth Yee (Kaw 250R)

4. Jim Soiland (Kaw 300R)

5. Jay Russel (Kaw 300R)

500 Production Cup Race 1:

1. Jason Madama (Hon CBR500R)

2. Blair Harness (Hon CBR500R)

3. Jeremy Wildman (Hon CBR500R)

4. Chistopher

5. Brett Leveque

6. Jose Rivera (Kaw 250R)

500 Production Cup Race 2:

1. Jason Madama (Hon CBR500R)

2. Chistopher

3. Brad Morris (Kaw 250R)

4. Warren Cook (Kaw 250R)

5. Jose Rivera (Kaw 250R)

6. Blair Harness (Hon CBR500R)

Novice GTU:

1. John Borst (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Zach Hill (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Syrus DeJong (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Eric Becker (Tri 675)

5. Brian Moore (Tri 675)

6. Patrick Paranto (Suz GSX-R600)

Novice GTO:

1. Zach Hill (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Eric Becker (Tri 675)

3. John Borst (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Syrus DeJong (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Brian Moore (Tri 675)

6. Patrick Paranto (Suz GSX-R600)

Formula 40 GTO:

1. Rob Christman (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Chris Terrinami (BMW S1000RR)

3. Ricky Orlando (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Ray Thorton (Hon CBR-1000RR)

5. Geoffrey Snyder (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Richard Liedtke (Hon CBR-1000RR)

Amateur GTU:

1. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Eric Becker (Tri 675)

3. Syrus DeJong (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Evan Cordonier (Suz GSX-R600)

5. Brian Dobrowoski (Suz GSX-R600)

6. Chris Sorensen (Tri 675)

Amateur GTO:

1. Todd Larson (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Evan Cordonier (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Eric Becker (Tri 675)

5. Jeremy Alexander (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Zach Ritchey (Suz GSX-R1000)

Modern Vintage GTU:

1. Shannon Moham (Suz SV-650)

2 Rick Grosse (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Erik Sipila (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Jeremy Widmann (Suz SV-650)

5. Matt Galloway (Suz SV-650)

6. Christopher Weed (Yamaha TZ)

Modern Vintage GTO:

1. Casey Smith (Aprilla RSV-R)

2. Jay Hollman (Aprilla RSV-R)

3. Zach Frilly (Honda CBR)

4. Erik Sipila (Suz GSX-R600)

5. Erik Peat (Suz GSX-R1000)

Lightweight GrandPrix:

1. Shannon Moham (Suz SV-650)

2. Jason Madama (Suz SV-650)

3. Christopher Weed (Yam TZ)

4. Randall Adami (Kaw EX-650R)

5. Matt Galloway (Suz SV-650)

6. David Absolon (Kaw 250R)

Supertwins GTO:

1. Jim Brewer (Duc 1098R)

2. Scott Rybarik (Duc 899R)

3. Casey Smith (Aprilla RSV-R)

4. Jay Halloman (Aprilla RSV-R)

5. Tim Meiners (Duc 749R)

6. Jeff Healy (Duc 848R)

Supertwins GTU:

1. Shannon Moham (Suz SV-650)

2. Jason Madama (Suz SV-650)

3. Christopher Weed (Yam TZ)

4. Matt Galloway (Suz SV-650)

5. Chuck Shettsline (Yam TZ-250)

6. Jeff Winter (Hon RSF-450X)

Colorado Class:

1. Christopher Weed (Yam TZ)

2. Jason Madama (Suz SV-650)

3. Jeff Winter (Hon RSF-450X)

4. David Absolon (Kaw ZX-250R)

5. Jay Russel (Kaw ZX-250R)

6. Timmay Young (Kaw ZX-250R)

Ladies of the Rockies:

1. Wyeth Jackson (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Trina Dawson (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Siobhan Bennet (Hon CBR600RR)

4. Tiffany Maestas (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Rachel Gillie (Kaw 250R

6. Cindy Wulf (Suz SV-650)

Thunderbike:

1. Jon Glafke (Pie X60R)

2. Eric Becker (Tri 675)

3. Dennis Stowers (Tri 675)

4. Scott Rybarik (Duc 899)

5. Casey Smith (Apr RSVR)

6. Tim Meiners (Duc 749R)



More, from a press release issued by Shannon Moham's publicist:

MRA Racer Shannon Moham Brings Home Eight Race Wins and Sets 5 Class Track Records

Pueblo Motorsports Park in Pueblo, Colorado was the place to be this past weekend for the MRA’s round 3. Temperatures were high at the track but it was MRA racer Shannon Moham that was on fire the entire weekend. Moham’s race weekend didn’t start out how he planned, however. During his first practice on Saturday morning, he came in on the crash cart with a mechanical issue with his R6 motor. Thankful for his stock back-up R6, Moham decided to add 2 races to his already full day of racing. Moham won his first race, Lightweight GP, on his SV, setting a new Class Track Record. He then went out on his “B” bike and took second in Middleweight Supersport and Heavyweight Supersport.. You’d think that would have been enough for the day for any racer, but Moham, also known as “Marathon Man”, still had two 30 minute endurance races to go. Number 945 brought home 2 more wins in Lightweight and Heavyweight Endurance, as well as setting 2 more Class Track Records. The end of Saturday’s race day brought no rest for the weary. Moham swapped R6 motors to prepare for the following day’s full schedule and called it a night.

Sunday proved to be yet another scorcher both on and off the track! Moham had 5 races and hit the track with a vengeance. Starting out with Middleweight Superbike, Moham took the win again on his R6, with his spare motor mind you, and set another Class Track Record. Modern Vintage GTU proved to bring home another win and his fifth Class Track Record of the weekend. Moham didn’t stop there. After lunch, he proceeded to win the MRA’s premier class of the weekend, Race of the Rockies GTU! Moham finished up his day with 2 more Race Wins in Supertwins GTU and Heavyweight Superbike! That brought Moham to a total of Eight Race Wins and Five Class Track Records! Not a bad weekend at all.

Moham had this to say about his stellar weekend, “I cannot say enough about our MRA family. Having had a mechanical issue with my R6 during the first practice of the race weekend definitely threw a wrench in my game plan. But I have the most amazing friends and fellow racers that came and helped me after the race day was done and we were able to swap motors that night. This weekend would not have been possible without those that came and helped and I want to especially thank Ray Gaimara and Tim Young for the help”. “I also want to thank Dunlop for once again providing the greatest tire out there. Pueblo is a rough track and it gets HOT. Dunlop tires held up the entire weekend and got me on the podium race after race. Thank you to Race Tech for my amazing suspension. I had some issues after the second round at HPR and they sent me what I needed to make the changes and I’d say that after 8 race wins, we got it right”. Moham went on to say, “A huge thank you to all of my sponsors for always supporting me and my race program. I wouldn’t be where I am without them”. “And I can’t say enough about our new toy hauler, the 2015 Evergreen Amped 32GS. The room we now have makes our race weekend run so smooth and knowing that my wife, kids and dogs are comfortable and happy at the racetrack helps me be successful in my race program”!

Shannon Moham would like to thank the following: Nordic Nursing, Dunlop Tires, Race Tech, Evergreen Recreational Vehicles, La Mesa RV, Woodcraft, Armour Bodies, Vortex, Silkolene, FMF, Galfer, K&N Filters, Renegade Fuel, GPR Stabilizers, Lockhart Phillips, Pit Bull, Bazaaz Performance, Motonation, Rocky Mountain Photo, World Wide Bearings, Ogio, Rex at Tri City Cycle, Vickery Motorsports, Team Papajohns, and, last but not least, Mom.