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Feb 28, 2010

Updated: Sunday's CCS Race Results From Daytona International Speedway

Championship Cup Series (CCS)
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Florida
February 28, 2010
Provisional Race Results (listed in chronological order):

MIDDLEWEIGHT GP EXPERT: 1. Fernando Amantini (Kaw ZX-6R; 2. Charles Long (Suz GSX-R600); 3. Huntley Nash (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Daniel Guevara (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Nate Kern (BMW HP2 Sport).

MIDDLEWEIGHT GP AMATEUR: 1. Justin Drake (Kaw ZX-6R); 2. Sean Cassell (Hon CBR600RR); 3. Bruno Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Eric Stump (Hon CBR600RR); 5. Waldis Veras (Duc 749); 6. Guilherme Berg (Yam YZF-R6).

ULTRA LIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Joe Cotterino (Suz SV650); 2. Eric Helmbach (Suz SV650); 3. Andres Londono (Suz SV650); 4. Darrell Ryals (Suz SV650); 5. Scott Anderson (Suz SV650); 6. Gerald Young, III (Suz SV650).

ULTRA LIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Steve Grujic (Suz SV650); 2. Christopher Dopke (Suz SV650); 3. Russell Wade (Suz SV650); 4. Joseph Roppo (Suz SV650); 5. Thomas Landrum (Suz SV650); 6. John Dodson (Suz SV650).

125cc GRAND PRIX: 1. Scott Coccoli (Hon RS125).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Geoff May (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Marco Martinez (Duc 848); 4. Charlies Mavros (Suz GSX-R750); 5. Anthony Fania, Jr. (Suz GSX-R750); 6. Norman Pomerleau (Suz GSX-R600).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Eric Stump (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Sean Cassell (Hon CBR600RR); 3. Chuck Morris (Suz GSX-R750); 4. Jordan Strange (Suz GSX-R750); 5. Tim Ivanoff (Buell 1125R); 6. Bill Sylvester (Duc 999).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Eric Helmbach (Suz SV650); 2. Charlie Mavros (Suz SV650); 3. Al Smith (Buell XB12R); 4. Darrell Ryals (Buell XB12R); 5. Scott Anderson (Suz SV650); 6. Mark Evry (Suz SV650).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Chris Dodd (Duc 1000); 2. Steve Grujic (Suz SV650); 3. Adam Neese (Suz SV650); 4. Joseph Roppo (Suz SV650); 5. Thomas Landrum (Suz SV650); 6. Christopher Dopke (Suz SV650).

PIRELLI DIABLO CHALLENGE (all on Pirelli tires): 1. Nate Kern (BMW HP2 Sport); 2. Jordan Richardson (Tri Daytona 675); 3. Eric Stump (Hon CBR600RR); 4. Luiz Carlos Cerciari (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Kevin Coughlin (Yam YZF-R6).

UNLIMITED GP EXPERT: 1. Chris Ulrich (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Shane Narbonne (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Ben Bostrom (Yam YZF-R1); 4. Chris Clark (Yam YZF-R1); 5. Danny Eslick (Suz GSX-R600); 6. David Loikits (Suz GSX-R1000).

UNLIMITED GP AMATEUR: 1. Eric Stump (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Matt Brown (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Marcio Pizanelli (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Mark Haye (Suz GSX-R1000); 5. Elder Machado (Hon CBR1000RR); 6. Chuck Morris (Suz GSX-R750).

LIGHTWEIGHT GP EXPERT: 1. Robert Buroker, Jr. (Duc 1000); 2. Jon Glaefke (Pie 1000); 3. Mark Evry (Duc 1000); 4. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 5. Robert Cole (Bim DB5); 6. David King (Suz SV650).

LIGHTWEIGHT GP AMATEUR: 1. Zimpel Katharin (Bim DB5); 2. Adam Neese (Suz SV650); 3. Joseph Roppo (Suz SV650).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Danny Eslick (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Eric Wood (Duc 1098); 3. Andres Londono (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Nate Kern (BMW HP2 Sport); 5. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Charlie Mavros (Suz GSX-R750).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Eric Stump (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Sean Cassell (Hon CBR600RR); 3. Jordan Strange (Suz GSX-R750); 4. Tim Ivanoff (Buell 1125R); 5. Ernesto Rodriguez (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Bill Sylvester (Yam YZF-R6).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Robert Buroker, Jr. (Duc 1000); 2. Jon Glaefke (Pie 1000); 3. Eric Menetrier (Bim DB5); 4. Mark Evry (Duc 1000); 5. Robert Cole (Bim DB5); 6. Jay Smith (Buell XB12R).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Chris Dodd (Duc 1000); 2. Steve Johnson (Duc 1000); 3. Steve Grujic (Suz SV650); 4. Zimpel Katharin (Bim DB5); 5. Adam Neese (Suz SV650); 6. Joseph Roppo (Suz SV650).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. J.D. Beach (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Joey Pascarella (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Andres Londono (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Fernando Amantini (Kaw ZX-6R); 5. Geoff May (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Huntley Nash (Yam YZF-R6).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Sean Cassell (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Waldis Veras (Duc 749); 3. Bruno Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Ludwig Ortega (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Billy Clark (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Angel Perdomo (Suz GSX-R600).

UNLIMITED SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Chris Clark (Yam YZF-R1); 2. Chris Ulrich (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Ben Bostrom (Yam YZF-R1); 4. Danny Eslick (Suz GSX-R600); 5. David Loikits (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Eric Haugo (Suz GSX-R1000).

UNLIMITED SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Matt Brown (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Mark Haye (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Elder Machado (Hon CBR1000RR); 4. Marcio Pizanelli (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Marc Allen (BMW S1000 RR); 6. Nicolas Maclean (MV Aug F4 1000).

SUPERTWINS EXPERT: 1. Eric Wood (Duc 1098); 2. Joel Spalding (KTM RC8R); 3. Marco Martinez (Duc 848); 4. Paul James (Buell 1125R); 5. Robert Buroker, Jr. (Duc 848); 6. Dennis Espinosa (Duc 1098).

SUPERTWINS AMATEUR: 1. Waldis Veras (Duc 749); 2. Tim Ivanoff (Buell 1125R); 3. Bill Sylvester (Duc 999); 4. Tod Eaton (Hon RC51); 5. Jeff Puleo (Duc 848); 6. Ryan Cino (Duc 1098).

LIGHTWEIGHT FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Jon Glaefke (Pie 1000); 2. Eric Menetrier (Bim DB5); 3. Jay Smith (Buell XB12R); 4. Eric Helmbach (Suz SV650); 5. Robert Cole (Bim DB5); 6. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000).

LIGHTWEIGHT FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Steve Johnson (Duc 1000); 2. Afshin Sohrabi (BMW 1200); 3. Russell Wade (Suz SV650); 4. Thomas Landrum (Suz SV650).

FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Anthony Fania, JR. (Suz GSX-R750); 2. James Cohrs (Yam YZF-R6); 3. John Ashmead (Kaw ZX-6R); 4. Dennis Espinosa (Duc 1098); 5. Douglass Gross (Duc 999); 6. Robert Picinich (Suz GSX-R750).

FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Chuck Morris (Suz GSX-R750); 2. Clarke Woolven (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Bill Sylvester (Duc 999); 4. Tod Eaton (Hon RC51); 5. Mark Murphy (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Jeff Puleo (Duc 848).




More, from a press release issued by CCS:

Daytona Beach, FL - Today veteran BMW racer Nate Kern took the inaugural running of the newly formed Pirelli Diablo 600 Challenge at Daytona International Speedway aboard his trusty boxer 1200. From the opening flag Kern battled third-year man Jordan Richardson riding the Ray Price Triumph 675 triple. Kern pulled out to an early lead, but Richardson stuck with Kern for a couple of laps, then took and held the lead when Kern visibly slowed in the backstretch chicane. Kern waiting, tested the draft down the front straight, pulling along side at the strip lap after lap of the 8-lap event. On the last lap Kern got a strong drive out of the chicane and drafted Richardson down the front straight showing a marked advantage as they crossed the line four bike-lengths apart.

Third place went to new expert Eric Stump who lost the spot mid-race to Brazilian challenger Luiz Cerciari of Sao Paulo aboard his Yamaha 600. But Stump's Honda 600 battled back retaking the position twice by passing Cerciari on lap seven and again on lap eight, both in a gutsy moves on the outside of turn one. On the last lap Stump was able to maintain enough of a gap to defend the position finishing just a few lengths ahead of the Brazilian.

Championship Cup Series is the largest grass roots motorcycle roadracing organization in the United States with 4,000 riders and a schedule of 51 events for 2010. CCS is constantly pushing the envelope to deliver the best club level roadracing in the Americas. American Sportbike Racing Association is the professional arm of CCS running an 8-race series at historical motor racing tracks located throughout the United States for 2010.




More, from a press release issued by Daytona International Speedway:

From Bermuda to Daytona, Celtic Racing's Antonie Richards Ready To Face The Daunting 31-Degree High Banks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Antonie Richards turned what is a popular form of transportation in his home country of Bermuda into a dream job of being a motorcycle racer.

During Daytona 200 Week, the 22-year-old Richards will make his AMA Pro Racing debut at the "World Center of Racing" in the AMA Pro SuperSport doubleheader next Thursday and Friday.

This weekend, the native of Devonshire, Bermuda is using the Championship Cup Series and American SportBike Racing Association events to get more track time on Daytona's storied road course.

"It just takes laps really," said Richards, who is riding a Suzuki for Celtic Racing. "It's so unique and so fast. You really have to get out there and just get used to the speed and the draft because drafting here is bigger than it is anywhere else that I've been to.

"Just the prestige of the track makes it very exciting to be here and get out there on the legendary Daytona International Speedway. People point that out back home in Bermuda. They're like 'Wow you're going to be on the NASCAR track.' They don't believe that we actually ride motorcycles here. They didn't know that until I tell people I'm going to be here."

After catching the itch to race motorcycles in 2007, Richards first started turning laps on a small quarter-mile track in Bermuda. For the past two years, he has been racing the CCS and WERA circuits in Florida as he continued to learn the ins and outs of motorcycle racing with the ultimate goal of reaching the AMA level.

"When we turn 16, we don't get cars, we get a scooter or motorcycle," Richards said. "That's where I started -- riding in the street. I decided I loved racing as a sport. I always watched it on TV. I used to watch all the AMA races, Moto GP, World Superbike and all that stuff. I was a huge fan.

"I decided that I'm pretty good at riding on the street, I'm going to buy myself a 600. I bought myself a Yamaha."

When Richards climbs aboard his motorcycle for next week's SuperSport events, he'll have plenty of family and friends watching from afar back in Bermuda.

"I'm going to have a lot of people support this and watch me back home, family and friends of course," Richards said. "I'll be the first Bermudian to race in the AMA class at Daytona so there will be people back home tuned in to SPEED to watch the race."

The American Sportbike Racing Association and Championship Cup Series activities wrapped up on Sunday. Next up on the road racing schedule at DIS will be AHRMA, which will stage vintage motorcycle racing on Monday and Tuesday.

For tickets to all the Daytona 200 Week events, call 1-800-PITSHOP or visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter (www.twitter.com/disupdates) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/DaytonaInternationalSpeedway).

Sunday's CCS/ASRA results

Expert Middleweight Grand Prix: 1. Fernando Amantini, Kawasaki 600; Amateur Middleweight Grand Prix: 1. Justin Drake, Kawasaki 600; Extra Ultra Light Superbike: 1. Joe Cotterino, Suzuki 600; Amateur Ultra Light Superbike: 1. Steve Grujic, Suzuki 650; 125 Grand Prix: 1. Scott Coccoli, Honda 125; Expert Heavyweight SuperSport: 1. Geoff May, Suzuki 600; Amateur Heavyweight SuperSport: 1. Eric Stump, Honda 600; Expert Lightweight SuperSport: Eric Helmbach, Suzuki 650; Pirelli Diablo Challenge: 1. Nate Kern, BMW 1200; Michelin Pro SuperStock: Shane Marbonne, Suzuki 1000; Michelin Pro SuperBike: 1. Martin Cardenas, Suzuki 600; Michelin Pro ThunderBike: Joel Spalding, Ducati 749; Michelin Pro Sportbike: 1. Russell Wikle, Suzuki 600; Expert Unlimited GP: 1. Chris Ulrich, Suzuki 1000; Amateur Unlimited GP: 1. Eric Stump, Honda 600; Expert Lightweight Grand Prix: 1. Robert Buroker Jr., Ducati 1000; Amateur Lightweight Grand Prix: 1. Katharin Zimpel, BIM 1000; Expert Heavyweight Superbike: Danny Eslick, Suzuki 600; Amateur Heavyweight Superbike: Eric Stump; Expert Lightweight Superbike: 1. Robert Buroker Jr., Ducati 1000; Amateur Lightweight Superbike: 1. Chris Dodd, Ducati 1000; Expert Middleweight Superbike: 1. JD Reach, Yamaha 600; Amateur Middleweight Superbike: 1. Sean Cassell, Honda 600; Expert Unlimited Superbike: 1. Christopher Clark, Yamaha 1000; Amateur Unlimited Superbike: 1. Matt Brown, Kawasaki 1000; Expert SuperTwins: 1. Eric Wood, Ducati 1000; Amateur SuperTwins: 1. Waldis Veras, Ducati 749; Expert Lightweight F40: 1. Jon Glaefke, PIE 1100; Amateur Lightweight F40: 1. Steve Johnston, Ducati 1000; Expert Formula 40: 1. Anthony Fania, Suzuki 750; Amateur Formula 40: 1. Chuck Morris, Suzuki 750