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Oct 1, 2014

UtahSBA Wraps Up Vortex Masters Of The Mountains Season At Miller

Oleg Pianykh (57) leads at Miller Motorsports Park. Photo by Steve Midgley Motorcycle Photography, courtesy of UtahSBA.

Vortex Masters of the Mountains Round 6 September 27-28

The final round of the 2014 Vortex Masters of the Mountains series was held on the East Course configuration at Miller Motorsports Park on September 27th and 28th. Weather played a factor on Saturday’s Deseret Dash doubleheader with both races held on a wet and cold track. Despite the conditions, 13 year old Gauge Rees “did the double” winning both races and beating a lot of much more experienced riders in the process with his smooth, and calculated riding. Gauge has made huge progress since the beginning of the season aboard his Trackstar Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 and is impressing a lot of people with his riding as well as his attitude. Remember that name and expect to hear it more in the future.

Sunday looked to have more of the same weather but as dawn broke the skies cleared and the track dried. In the King of the Mountain GTU class, Chad Swain led into turn 1 with Dave Purcell and Brian Childree following closely behind. On lap 3, as Swain began to break away Childree passed Purcell and began to close the gap. Though the two were very close for a number of laps Childree was never able to mount an attack and Swain went on to win the race and secure his King of the Mountain GTU Championship ahead of Childree finishing second and Purcell finishing third overall.

The premier King of the Mountain GTO race proved to be one of the most exciting of the season. Jerry Hicks pulled the Holeshot into turn 1 and led Oleg Pianykh and Chad Swain for four laps until on lap five Pianykh got an incredible drive exiting turn 12 onto the front straight and was able to use the power of his MotoStation prepared GSX-R1000 to pass Hicks before turn 1. From then on the three riders were absolutely inseparable creating what looked like a Tour de France-style pace line, never having more than .3 seconds between them. The stage was set for an epic battle in the closing laps but it wasn’t meant to be. On lap ten the leaders caught a lapped rider on the front straight and only Pianykh was able to get by before turn 1. Hicks and Swain lost too much ground and were unable to close the gap before the checkered flag and Pianykh went on to celebrate his third-straight King of the Mountain GTO Championship.

“It was a really good weekend and a really good season for us. I think I won every race I finished this season so despite a few DNFs from some bad luck it was maybe my best season ever. I’m happy I was able to lock up the championship for the third year in a row and to do it in a race like that makes it even better. I want to thank MotoStation of Salt Lake, Evolution Machining, Vortex, and Pirelli tires for a great season.” ~Oleg Pianykh

September 27, 2014 @ MMP East Track - Results

Deseret Dash - GTO - Novice

1. Ryan Richardson (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Donavon Mortensen (Hon CBR600RR)
3. Gary Gerber (Yam YZF-R1)
4. Carl Sorensen (Kaw ZX10R)
5. Eric Geib (Suz GSX-R600)

Deseret Dash - GTO - Expert

1. Gauge Rees (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Damien Olson (Kaw ZX-10R)
3. Max Ducap (Kaw ZX-10R)
4. Shane White (Suz GSX-R1000)
5. Oleg Pianykh (Suz GSX-R1000)
6. David Purcell (Yam YZF-R6)

Deseret Dash - GTO - Novice

1. Brandon Hope (Tri Daytona 675R)
2. Ryan Richardson (Yam YZF-R6)
3. Gary Gerber (Yam YZF-R1)
4. Donavon Mortensen (Hon CBR600RR)

Deseret Dash - GTO - Expert

1. Gauge Rees (Yam YZF-R6)
2. John Crump (Bue 1125R)
3. Warren Rose (Suz GSX-R600)
4. Mark Harper (Yam YZF-R1)
5. Michael Hawkins (Yam YZF-R1)
6. Chris Crump (Bue 1125R)

Moto3

1. Brandon Paasch (Mor MD250H)
2. John Suel (Hon RS125)
3. Nobi Iso (Hon RS125)
4. Jackson Blackmon (Hon RS125)
5. Sharad Shanbhag (Hon RS125)
6. Robert Gisseman (Hon RS125)

Team Endurance - GTU

1. Paradigm Racing (Hon RS125)
2. Hustle Hard Racing (Hon RS125)

GP 250

1. Ralph Staropoli (Hon RS250)
2. Nobi Iso (Hon RS250)
3. Brandon Paasch (Mor MD250H)
4. Stewart Aitken-Cade (Hon RS125)
5. Kevin Winter (Yam TZ250)
6. Jackson Blackmon (Hon RS125)

Formula 5 GTO

1. Mark Harper (Yam YZF-R1)
2. Shane White (Suz GSX-R1000)
3. John Hopperstad (Suz GSX-R1000)
4. Trent Owens (Hon CBR1000RR)
5. David Peterson (Suz GSX-R750)
6. Marshall Miller (yam YZF-R1)

Formula 5 GTU

1. James Peterec (Tri Daytona 675)
2. Brad Moore (Suz SV650)
3. Michael Hawkins (Suz GSX-R600)
4. Jason Koth (Suz GSX-R600)
5. Michael Carr (Tri Daytona 675)

Super Twins

1. Erik Grim (KTM RC8R)
2. John Crump (Bue 1125R)
3. Brad Moore (suz SV650)
4. Ryan Luke (Suz SV650)
5. Chris Crump (Bue 1125R)
6. Hayden Villarreal (Har XR1200)

Middle Wt. Superbike

1. Kory Cowan (Yam YZF-R6)
2. David Purcell (Yam YZF-R6)
3. Brian Childree (Hon CBR600RR)
4. Steve Kozicki (Yam YZF-R6)
5. Dana Wilson (Yam YZF-R6)

Novice GTU

1. Mark Reo (Suz GSX-R600)
2. Syrus DeJong (Yam YZF-R6)
3. Cody Conrad (Kaw ZX-6R)
4. Eric Geib (Suz GSX-R600)
5. Jason Koth (Suz GSX-R600)
6. Chris Canada (Kaw ZX-6R)

GP 250

1. Brandon Paasch (Mor MD250H)
2. Ralph Staropoli (Hon RS250)
3. Stewart Aitken-Cade (Hon RS125)
4. Kory Gill (Hon RS125)
5. Jackson Blackmon (Hon RS125)
6. Erik Kolstoe (Yam TZ 250)

Production 250

1. Devan Deamer (Kaw 250R)
2. Danny Egbert (Kaw 250R)
3. Braden Randall (Kaw 250R)

Open Superbike

1. Oleg Pianykh (Suz GSX-R1000)
2. Michael Bradshaw (BMW S1000RR)
3. Ryan Brand (BMW S1000RR)
4. Erik Grim (KTM RC8R)
5. Damien Olson (Kaw ZX-10R)
6. Sherwick Min (Apr RSV4)

Twins GTO

1. John Crump (Bue 1125R)
2. Ralph Staropoli (Hon RS250)
3. Chris Crump (Bue 1125R)
4. Don Losee (Duc 996)
5. Brad Moore (Suz SV650)
6. Erik Kolstoe (Yam TZ 250)

Moto3

1. Nobi Iso (Hon RS125)
2. Brandon Paasch (Mor MD250H)
3. Stewart Aitken-Cade (Hon RS125)
4. Jackson Blackmon (Hon RS125)
5. Don Roberts (Yam TZ 125)
6. Sharad Shanbhag (Hon RS125)

Twins GTU

1. Brad Moore (Suz SV650)
2. Ryan Luke (Suz SV650)
3. Lindsey Willis (Suz SV650)
4. Hayden Villarreal (Har XR1200)
5. Tim Gallagher (Suz SV650)
6. Robert Gisseman (Hon RS125R)

Combined GTU

1. Mark Reo (Suz GSX-R600)
2. Syrus DeJong (Yam YZF-R6)
3. Scott Peck (Suz GSX-R600)
4. Chris Canada (Kaw ZX-6R)
5. Daniel Howe (Hon CBR 600RR)
6. Jason Koth (Suz GSX-R600)

King of the Mountain GTU

1. Chad Swain (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Brian Childree (Hon CBR600RR)
3. Kory Cowan (Yam YZF-R6)
4. David Purcell (Yam YZF-R6)
5. Gauge Rees (Yam YZF-R6)
6. Danny Egbert (Yam YZF-R6)

Combined GTO

1. Spencer Steed (BMW S1000RR)
2. John Crump (Bue 1125R)
3. Mark Harper (Yam YZF-R1)
4. Syrus DeJong (Yam YZF-R6)
5. James Peterec (Tri Daytona 675)
6. Steven Olson (Kaw ZX-10R)

Open Superstock

1. Gerald Hicks (Suz GSX-R1000)
2. Chad Swain (Suz GSX-R1000)
3. Ryan Brand (BMW S1000RR)
4. Erik Grim (KTM RC8R)
5. John Crump (Bue 1125R)
6. Sherwick Min (Apr RSV4)

Sportsman

1. Marshall Miller (Yam YZF-R1)
2. Don Losee (Duc 996)
3. Donavon Mortensen (Hon CBR600RR)
4. James Smith (Yam YZF-R6)
5. Darren Knepper (Suz GSX-R600)

Heavy Wt. Superbike

1. Brian Childree (Hon CBR600RR)
2. David Purcell (Yam YZF-R6)
3. Gauge Rees (Yam YZF-R6)
4. Scott Peck (Suz GSX-R600)
5. David Peterson (Suz GSX-R750)
6. Michael Hawkins (Suz GSX-R600)

Formula 40 GTO

1. John Hopperstad (Suz GSX-R1000)
2. Sherwick Min (Apr RSV4)
3. Ryan Brand (BMW S1000RR)
4. Danny Egbert (Yam YZF-R6)
5. Steven Olson (Kaw ZX-10R)

Middle Wt. Superstock

1. Chad Swain (Yam YZF-R6)
2. David Purcell (Yam YZF-R6)
3. Brian Childree (Hon CBR600RR)
4. Gauge Rees (Yam YZF-R6)
5. Scott Peck (Suz GSX-R600)
6. Michael Hawkins (Suz GSX-R600)

King of the Mountain GTO

1. Oleg Pianykh (Suz GSX-R1000)
2. Gerald Hicks (Suz GSX-R1000)
3. Chad Swain (Suz GSX-R1000)
4. Damien Olson (Kaw ZX-10R)
5. Ryan Brand (BMW S1000RR)
6. Mark Harper (Yam YZF-R1)

Novice GTO

1. Syrus DeJong (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Cody Conrad (Kaw KX-6R)
3. James Peterec (Tri Daytona 675)
4. Eric Geib (Suz GSX-R600)
5. Mark Reo (Suz GSX-R600)
6. Brandon Hope (Tri Daytona 675R)

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