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Nov 7, 2012

The Final Round Of Press Releases From Last Weekend's Various Races (Updated)

Jake Zemke (98). Photo by Brandon Bones/Studio 819, courtesy of California State Championship

WERA West Final and California State Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, November 3rd and 4th

Las Vegas, Nevada: Pirelli riders dominate the two-for-one weekend with wild wins and repeat sweeps across the championships:

Wyatt Farris won C Superbike and C Supersport Saturday and Sunday, and the 600 California State Championship.

CT RACING had the honor of working with Jake Zemke, riding the Jett Tuning Honda Powersports CBR1000. Zemke was instantly comfortable on the Pirelli tires, riding to wins in the F1, A Superstock, and A Superbike, sweeping the classes both Saturday and Sunday. Zemke also locked up the California State Championship.

Krystyna Kubran stormed her way to the WERA West Women's Championship and the Formula Femme California State Championship.

Brian Bartlow rode his Feel Like Pro Kawasaki Ninja 250 to the E Superstock win on Saturday and D Superstock Saturday and Sunday, together with a win in Clubman. Brian also sewed up California State Championships in E Superstock and Formula 40.

Corey Sarros sealed his great season by locking up the WERA West F1 and A Superbike championships. Sarros has been very strong all season racing against fellow Pirelli rider Jeremy Toye, with the two dominating their classes all season long.

Named to race, Daytona Anderson split wins in B Superstock with Jason Aguilar, while Anderson also sealed up championships in B Superbike, B Superstock, and C Superbike.

Corey Neuer, of CT RACING, said, "What a weekend! I'm so proud of all our Pirelli racers. It was a great weekend and we won a ton of races and championships. A big thanks goes to Dale Keiffer of Racers Edge Performance, and CT RACING's Chris Maguire, for working their tails off to make sure that all the Pirelli racers had what they needed to take care of business. Also, a big thanks to John Ethel from Jett Tuning for having Jake Zemke come and ride for us this weekend. Jake is a class act and his feedback on the tires was huge for my notebook! Congratulations to everyone!!!"

Wins and podiums and championships in the California State "Best of the West" 2012 Championship include: Open Production Expert"Jake Zemke; Formula Femme Krystyna Kubran; Formula 40 Middleweight Expert Steve Zoumaras;"Formula 40 Lightweight Expert Brian Bartlow;"600 Superbike Expert Podium Sweep:"1) Wyatt Farris,"2) Daytona Anderson,"3) Sebastiao Ferreira; Formula 1 Expert Sweep the top 4:"1) Jake Zemke,"2) Wyatt Farris,"3) Sebastiao Ferreira,"4) Corey Sarros;"250 Production Expert Brian Bartlow;"750 Superbike Expert Podium Sweep:"1) Sebastiao Ferriera,"2) Daytona Anderson,"3) Andre Ochs; Open Superbike Expert Top 2: 1) Jake Zemke,"2) Corey Sarros; Overall Heavyweight Champion Jake Zemke; Overall Middleweight Champion Wyatt Farris; Overall Ultra Lightweight Champion Brian Bartlow; and Anthony Alonso won the Formula 2 and Formula 3 races both Saturday and Sunday, along with the Championships.

Neuer said, "We wish Anthony the best of luck as he moves on to the Red Bull Rookies cup full time next year. And, we wish the best of luck to all of our racers and congratulate each of them for their huge efforts and sportsmanship."

More, from a press release issued by Shandra Crawford/California State Championship:

Zemke, Farris Take "Best Of The West" Honors In California State Championship

AMA Superbike winner Jake Zemke and up-and-coming Wyatt Farris took the Heavyweight and Middleweight titles in the California State "Best Of The West" Championship Presented by San Diego BMW Motorcycles shootout at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Run concurrently with the Lucas Oil WERA West event at the Las Vegas Classic circuit, the "Best Of The West" competition pitted racers from club racing organizations throughout California and those who competed on the WERA West circuit against each other in a head-to-head double-header shootout on consecutive days at the 1.8-mile track.

Zemke came up the big winner, taking the Open Production, Open Superbike and Formula One wins on his Jett Tuning/CT Racing-backed, Pirelli-shod Honda CBR1000RR. Farris won the 600cc Superbike race on his Jon Block Group/CT Racing/Pirelli Yamaha YZF-R6, and ran second to Zemke in Formula One.

AMA Daytona SportBike and SuperSport racer Sebastiao Ferreira took the 750cc Superbike title, finished third in 600cc Superbike and took third in Formula One aboard his BP Racing-backed, Pirelli-shod Yamaha YZF-R6.

SRA sidecars showed up in force at Vegas as they were included in the championship this season, and William and Eric Becker walked away with top honors in Formula Sidecar.

Series organizer, Shandra Crawford had this to say, "What an incredible weekend of racing. It was great to watch, and I want to thank everyone who participated. I would also like to congratulate the deserving champions on two days of amazing racing to earn those titles. I would also like to thank WERA for allowing me to share their weekend for the event. I would also like to send my deepest thanks to my series sponsors: San Diego BMW Motorcycles, Texas Tornado Boot Camp, Yamaha Champions Riding School, Socal Supermoto, GPR Stabilizers, Cortech, GPR Stabilizers, Studio819 Photography, LeoVince, SBKPaint.com, CycleMall, Catalyst Reaction Suspension, Cycle Pirates, Driven, Leescycle, GALFER, Feel Like A Pro, Racer's Edge Performance, TAW Performance, and RK Excel America, without whom none of this could have happened."

California State "Best of the West" Presented by San Diego BMW Motorcycles 2012 Champions

Open Production Expert: 1. Jake Zemke (Hon CBR1000RR) 2. Rick Johns (BMW S1000RR) 3. Aaron Ascher (Kaw ZX-10R) 4. Krystyna Kubran (Yam YZF-R1) 5. Steve Metz (Duc 1199)

Open Twins Expert: 1. Steve Metz (Duc 1199) 2. Kalvin Kwong (Suz SV650)

Formula Femme: 1. Krystyna Kubran (Yam YZF-R1) 2. Marianne Guarena (Hon CBR600RR) 3. Shandra Crawford (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Laura Orozco (Mor MD250H)

Formula 40 Heavyweight Expert: 1. Aaron Ascher (Kaw ZX-10R) 2. Lenny Beckman (Yam YZF-R1) 3. Sherwick Min (Apr 1000) 4. Mario Orozco (BMW S1000RR)

Formula 40 Middleweight Expert: 1. Steve Zoumaras (Hon CBR600RR) 2. Norm Harris (Suz GSX-R600) 3. John Slee (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Jim King (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Gregory Rand (Yam YZF-R6)

Formula 40 Lightweight Expert: 1. Brian Bartlow (Kaw EX650R) 2. Laura Orozco (Mor MD250H) 3. Michael Kim (Kaw EX250)

600cc Superbike Expert: 1. Wyatt Farris (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Daytona Anderson (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Sebastiao Ferreira (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Tyler Linders (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Andre Ochs (Yam YZF-R6)

Formula One Expert 1. Jake Zemke (Hon CBR1000RR) 2. Wyatt Farris (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Sebastiao Ferreira (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Corey Sarros (Suz GSX-R1000) 5. Reno Karimian (Kaw ZX-10R)

250 Production Expert: 1. Brian Bartlow (Kaw EX250) 2. Vision Hayes (Kaw EX250) 3. Logan Hanks (Kaw EX250)

750 Superbike Expert: 1. Sebastiao Ferriera (Yam YZF-R6) 2. Daytona Anderson (Yam YZF-R6) 3. Andre Ochs (Yam YZF-R6) 4. Tyler Linders (Yam YZF-R6) 5. Jason Aguilar (Yam YZF-R6)

Lightweight Twins Expert: 1. Kalvin Kwong (Suz SV650) 2. Tim Weig (Suz SV650)

Open Superbike Expert: 1. Jake Zemke (Hon CBR1000RR) 2. Corey Sarros (Suz GSX-R1000) 3. Lenny Beckman (Yam YZF-R1) 5. Rick Johns (BMW S1000RR) 6. Steve Metz (Duc 1199)

Formula Sidecars: 1. William Becker/ Eric Becker 2. John Wood/Giorgina Gottieb 3. Steve Stull/J Godman 4. Chris Wood/Aaron McEwen 5. Donn Sayre/John Heenan

Overall Heavyweight Champion: Jake Zemke (Hon CBR1000RR)

Overall Middleweight Champion: Wyatt Farris (Yam YZF-R6)

Overall Lightweight Champion: Kalvin Kwong (Suz SV650)

Overall Ultra Lightweight Champion: Brian Bartlow (Kaw EX250)

Overall Top Novices: 1. Richard Maves (Hon CBR1000RR) 2. Don McClary (Suz GSX-R1000) 3. Bob Scholten (Yam YZF-R1) 3. Stephen Lim (Hon CBR600RR) 4. Luis Quinones (Duc 848) 5. Kevin Carlin (Kaw EX250)

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