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Aug 4, 2010

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

Lenny Hale (139) in action at Infineon Speedway. Photo by Gary Rather, courtesy of Lenny Hale
4th at the California State Championship

Infineon Raceway, August 1st, 2010 - The second round of the California State Championship was held at Infineon Raceway (Sears Point), combined with the AFM event at that track. Most of the competitors were fellow racers on their home track, but Nadine was able to reach the 4th position in the California State Championship of the Formula 40 Middleweight with the guys on her 600 CBR 600RR/Catalyst Reaction Suspension. " I am satisfied about that result, considering my first time ever on that hard track to learn, with only few practices and almost 4 months without racing, due to a speaking engagement in Paris and duties in my other businesses! I am also very happy about my results considering there were over 40 crashes only on Sunday, within approximately 220 racers in that event!"

Unfortunately, missing the first event on that Championship, Nadine was gridded always one of the last ones on the grid. With the Formula A Femme, she started 11 out of 12 women and she made her way up to the 7th place during that 8 laps race. She also finished 12th in the 600 Superbike Class. On the 2 other races with the AFM Championship, she was gridded 38 out of 39 men and she finished in 33rd position in the AFM 750 Production Race, as well as with the AFM 600 Production, she was gridded 31 out of 35 racers and she finished 28th.

You can follow Nadine on Facebook at and her website . Her next race will be at Willow Springs, Rosamond, California on August 14-15th .

Thank you to all her sponsors: Catalyst Reaction, Hipertech, Suomy, Bridgestone,, Concept Five, TrackDaz, Importations Thibault, Décograph, OK Pneus Médé, Notaire Jean"Guy Savard, JC Transmission, Peak Investments, Lajoie des Finances, Action Motosport, Elka, etc...

More, from a press release issued by Shandra Crawford:

Once again, Lenny Hale dominated the 600 and 750 classes at Infineon Raceway in the sixth round of the AFM season. Taking wins in 600 Production, 750 Production, 750 Superbike, and Formula One, Hale walked away from the competition, sometimes leading by as much as eight seconds.

Round Six was also the combined round with the California State Championship series, bringing riders like Jeremy Toye from WSMC and Byrce Prince from WERA to compete at the 11-turn road course. Even with the steep competition and thirty plus rider grids, Hale was able to outride the entire field.

600 Production saw Lenny Hale and Tyler O'Hara jump ahead early in the race in first and second. Hale wasted no time in putting his head down and opening a two second gap on O'Hara, leading the entire race and staying ahead O'Hara's tremendous drives off the corners.

In Formula 1, Hale quickly distanced himself from rest of the grid, in one of the most aggressive races of the afternoon. Berto Woolridge hung onto second, being bested by Hale for the checkers.

750 Production saw Hale get a great start, opening a gap that couldn't be closed, winning over Neil Atterbury on a GSX-R750. 750 Superbike was a similar story, with Hale winning by two seconds over Kevin Nekimken on a GSX-R750. Hale is also still leading the AFM in overall club points.

"I'm still recovering from a cold I got this week, and I just wanted to ride really well. I just got my bike fixed from the motor problem we had at Laguna last weekend. There were a lot of people on the grids this weekend, so I just wanted to get ahead of them early and ride. O'Hara is always fun to race against, and so is Kevin. I just didn't want to leave any doors open this weekend. Thanks to my sponsors: Dunlop, PSR, Garage Endeavors, Factory Bodyworks, Pacific Track Time, Repsol Oil, Arai Helmets, NJK leathers."

More, from a press release issued by Team 84 Racing:

Acree back on track at Summit Point

Lee Acree was back on track at Summit Point Raceway for Round 5 of the WERA National Challenge Series this past weekend. Putting a difficult first half of the 2010 season behind him, Lee made consistent progress in the ongoing development of his CBR1000RR. Sunday's races were the culmination of this progress. Acree claimed a win in the WERA Sportsman Formula 1 final and recovered from an early race mistake to grab a 3rd place result in the WERA Superbike contest.

Lee Acree-1st Place Formula 1, 3rd Place WERA Superbike
"I was looking forward to getting back on the bike and up to speed at Summit Point. Before getting to Summit, 2010 has been a constant struggle. I was hoping for this to be a break event and get things fired up for the remainder of the season. I made some improvements to the handling of my CBR1000RR through the day on Friday but I just couldn't quite find the feeling I was looking for. With no sprint practice Saturday, I only had the 2 short practice sessions Sunday morning to find that elusive feeling. For the first session I replaced a problem steering damper with a new one, thanks to a generous loan from Tim Hunt. This cured a headshake problem I was having under acceleration. I made a final spring rate change to both the forks and shock for the second session. This was the last piece I needed to get close to the pace. Now I just had to put this improved setup to use in the races. Formula 1 went fairly well and I was able to take the win. In WERA Superbike I got away with the lead group and felt good on the bike. Starting the second lap I moved up to 4th, and was right with the lead 3. I rolled through the fast, sweeping turn 4 but missed a back shift entering turn 5. I was on the brakes sliding sideways trying to get slowed down enough to make the turn but I ran wide and dropped back to 5th. I recovered and within a lap I worked my way up to 3rd but by that time the 2 leaders had opened a gap. I was able to keep pace with them but I couldn't close on them. I lost a little more time when we got to traffic and had to settle for 3rd. I am very happy with the improvements to the bike and I can't wait to have another go this coming weekend at the WERA Cycle Jam at VIR."

The sponsors that make this program possible: Arai, Carbone Lorraine, Dunlop, Held, Hotbodies Racing, The Kevin Schwantz School, KWS Motorsports, LeoVince, Millennium Technologies, Ohlins, Pit Bull, Sidi, Spiegler, Woodcraft, Steve Kirkbaumer, Dr. Michael Moore, and Rocky Stargel.

Catch up with Lee at the WERA National Challenge Series or ride with him at The Kevin Schwantz School this year!

Keep up to speed with Lee's season at Also follow Lee Acree and Team 84 Racing on Facebook and Twitter!

More, from a press release issued by Josh Galster's publicist:

Successful weekend at High Plains Raceway for Josh Galster

July 31 - Aug 1st were the dates of the 5th round in the eight round season in the MRA. Galster put in a great weekend, capturing 4 race wins, a 2nd place, and a 4th against the 1000cc bikes, and three new class lap records on his Slednecks and BAZI backed ZX-6R, built by EDR Performance.

Saturday's Middleweight Supersport race came right after a downpour of rain during the lunch break that had all the riders scrambling for rain tires which they didn't have to use. By the time the race started, the rain had stopped and the track had been dried off by the heavy winds. At the start of the MWSS race, Galster came out of Turn 2 in fifth place where he hunted down the leaders and picked them off to come across the line in 1st place. In the Heavyweight Supersport class, Galster was stalking the leader but made an error just before the white flag lap which cost him the win, finishing 2nd.

Sunday's weather was hot and dry but made for some good racing and fast times. In the Middleweight Superbike race, Galster won the race and broke the class lap record which he set at last year's visit to High Plains Raceway by a second .

The Race of the Rockies GTU race was a two-bike show down with a blistering pace, where Galster was the only 600cc bike who broke into the 1:47's and set another class lap record at 1:47.86. "That was a tough race battling with Dalton. We kept yo-yoing back and forth all race long and i knew i had to make a pass on him before we got into too much traffic because i didn't want to get held up. With a few laps to go, i made the pass and was able to navigate through traffic and take the win," Galster said.

In the Race of the Rockies GTO race, against the big bikes, Galster was holding down 6th until mid-race where he kept the pace of the three riders in front and passed the slowing 5th-place rider. Making a move on the inside of Turn 6 hard on the brakes, Galster slotted himself in 4th with only a few more laps to go and put his head down to gap the rider behind and catch up to his fellow Grandprix Motorsports rider as they finished 3rd and 4th, nose-to-tail.

With another class lap record being broken in the Heavyweight Superbike, Josh Galster made short work of that race. He finished with a commanding lead after a crazy start where the leader lost power to his bike and was swarmed by the field in Turn 3, with bikes going every which way, to pass the slowed rider.

Galster would like to thank all his friends and family who attended the race and gave their support along with Slednecks, BAZI, EDR Performance, Dunlop, Grandprix Motorsports, California Superbike School, Bazzaz Performance, Arai, LeoVince, Attack Performance, and Lockhart Phillips.:

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