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May 21, 2014

Wagnon Wins Three CMRA Races, Sets New Track Record At Repaved Hallett Motor Racing Circuit

Derek Wagnon (111). Photo by Linz Leard/NineSeven Images, courtesy of CMRA.

Derek Wagnon set a new lap record of a blazing 1:14.371 and took three podiums during the CMRA/ WERA National Challenge combined sprint event Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit. An early morning rain gave way to gusty winds and sunshine making conditions good for fast laps on the 1.8 mile freshly repaved twisting course nestled in the rolling hills by Hallett, Oklahoma. Large grids and a great spectator turnout made for some great racing action .

Wagnon once again rode two Pirelli-shod bikes to take the wins in B Superstock Expert on his Suzuki GSX-R750, and 212Decals.com - A Superbike, and Houston Superbikes - Heavyweight Twins Expert with his KTM RC8. He went on to set a new lap record during Sunday's Formula 1 Expert race.

The headline race of the day, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation/P1 Racing Formula 1 Expert Race had an impressive 22 bike grid, and as the starting lights went out, Wagnon shot out to an early lead aboard his KTM RC8. He was stretching on his lead over Brandon Cleland, running second aboard his Yamaha YZF-R6 and ran a 1:14.6 on lap two of the race. Wagnon continued the charge, turning an even faster 1:14.371 and setting the new lap record on lap three. Holding the lead going into lap four of the 10-lap race, Wagnon lost his footing going into the infamous "Bus Stop" turn and went down. Cleland took over the lead, with Kawasaki ZX636-mounted Conner Blevins and Dewayne Davis on a Suzuki GSX-R1000 in hot pursuit. The race continued its blistering pace, with the top 10 race leaders turning times below 1:20.5 seconds. Cleland ran incredibly strong, turning a fastest lap of 1:15.291, holding off Blevins and gapping Davis by 6 seconds. As the checkers fell, Cleland took the win 4.994 seconds over Blevins.Davis held off Eddie Thornton for third,with Eric Williams, Brandon Young, Jeffrey Purk, Jay Newton, Brad Kelly, and Ryan Ambrose rounding out the top 10.

Brandon Cleland also won the $100 P1 Racing cash purse for riding the first 600 across the finish line during the Formula 1 race. Bringing awareness to finding a cure for Breast Cancer is an important aspect of this race and a donation is made by the CMRA to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each entry in the race.

Cleland went on to take three more podiums, grabbing the wins in South Central Race Center - C Superstock Expert, Team Mancuso Powersports SW - C Superbike Expert, and second in B Superstock Expert. This was his first weekend back at Hallett after a racing incident at this same track left him with a severely broken leg two years ago.

Conner Blevins, from Noble, Oklahoma also had a very impressive run on Sunday with seven podiums total, taking the win in Team Mancuso Powersports SW - B Superbike Expert, second in South Central Race Center - C Superstock Expert, Formula 1 Expert, Team Mancuso Powersports SW - C Superbike Expert, and third in B Superstock Expert, Raceworx - A Superstock Expert, and 212Decals.com - A Superbike.

Jim Whitten ran strong in Lightweights with four podiums with his Ducati 1000SS, taking the wins in Lightweight Twins Expert, Formula 2 Expert, Formula 40 Lightweight Expert and third in D Superbike Expert.

Tim Rose took Top Novice again with three wins on his Yamaha YZF-R6 in Lone Star Track Days - B Superstock Novice, Moto Liberty - C Superstock Novice, and North Texas Superbikes - B Superbike Novice.

On behalf of our racers, the CMRA would like to thank our 2014 Class Sponsors including: 212Decals.com, Altus Lawton Motorsports, Breast Cancer Research Foundation/P1 Racing, Fastline Motorcycle School, Four81 Motos, HighPerformanceCrew.com, Houston Superbikes, Island Racing Services, Lone Star Track Days, Mancuso Powersports SW, Moto Liberty, MotoMassage.com, North Texas Superbikes, OnRoad OffRoad Suspension, RaceworX, Rainbow Sox Racing, Road & Track Suspension, South Central Race Center and Texas Motorcycle Academy@H2Rraceway. Please remember to support the products and services of the companies who support you!

For a complete list of results and standings, please visit the website: www.CMRAracing.com, www.WERA.com. This event was a qualifying round for the WERA Grand National Finals in October, 2014 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.

The next round in the CMRA season will be Father's Day weekend, June 14-15, 2014, at Eagles Canyon Raceway, Decatur, Texas. Details for the weekend will be announced when finalized. The next WERA National Challenge Sprints round will be June 6-8 with the WERA Cycle Jam at Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia.

CMRA / WERA NATIONAL CHALLENGE SPRINT RACE RESULTS

D SUPERSTOCK / LW TWINS SS EXPERT

1. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650)

2. Britten Geary (Suz SV650)

3. William Coats (Suz SV650)

4. Bill Adams (Suz SV650)

5. Jim Doyle (Suz SV650)

6. Ben Jones (Suz SV650)

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION - D SUPERSTOCK NOVICE / LW TWINS SS NOVICE

1. Isachar Perez (Suz SV650)

2. Walter Walker III (Suz SV650)

3. Zachary Vonler (Suz SV650)

4. Domingo Day (Suz DRZ400)

5. David Felio (Suz SV650)

6. Adam Bradbury (Duc 796)

CLASSIC

1. Andrew Sukach (Suz GSX-R600)

2. David Dahms (Suz GSX-R600)

B SUPERSTOCK / 750 SUPERSTOCK EXPERT

1. Derek Wagnon (Suz GSX-R750)

2. Brandon Cleland (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX636)

4. Eddie Thornton (Kaw ZX636)

5. Garet Tomlinson (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Eric Williams (Yam YZF-R6)

LONE STAR TRACK DAYS - B SUPERSTOCK NOVICE / 750 SUPERSTOCK NOVICE

1. Tim Rose (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Michael Klesel (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Kaid Hopper (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Jacob Asay (Hon CBR600RR)

5. Jordan Pence (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Chris Coffey (Kaw ZX-6R)

SOUTH CENTRAL RACE CENTER - C SUPERSTOCK EXPERT / 600 SUPERSTOCK EXPERT

1. Brandon Cleland (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX636)

3. Eric Williams (Yam YZF-R6)

4. James Camacho Jr. (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Jay Newton (Kaw ZX636)

MOTO LIBERTY - C SUPERSTOCK NOVICE / 600 SUPERSTOCK NOVICE

1. Tim Rose (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Michael Klesel (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Jordan Pence (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Kaid Hopper (Suz GSX-R600)

5. Nick Doolan (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Jacob Asay (Hon CBR600RR)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - FORMULA 1 LADIES

1. Rebecca Caudle (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Brandie Cox (Suz GSX-R750)

3. Daisy DeSimone (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Anita Thomas (Suz SV650)

5. Shandra Crawford (Tri Daytona 675R)

6. Suzie Mears (Hon CBR600RR)

TEXAS MOTORCYCLE ACADEMY@H2RRACEWAY - MOTARD

1. Domingo Day (Suz DRZ 400)

RACEWORX - A SUPERSTOCK EXPERT / OPEN SUPERSTOCK EXPERT

1. Brandon Young (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Dewayne Davis (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX636)

4. Darrell Ricks (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Kevin Randall (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Chris Hamlett (KTM RC8)

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION - A SUPERSTOCK NOVICE / OPEN SUPERSTOCK NOVICE

1. Drew Jankord (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Paul Garcia (Hon CBR1000RR)

3. Terence Ladner (BMW S1000RR)

4. Scott Canady (Duc 1199)

5. Steven Nedd (KTM RC8)

6. Tony Nguyen (Suz GSX-R1000)

CMRA / WERA FORMULA 2 EXPERT

1. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)

2. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650)

3. Andy Gilliland (Suz SV650)

4. Britten Geary (Suz SV650)

5. Shane Zelm (Suz SV650)

6. John Byus (Duc 1000SS)

CMRA / WERA FORMULA 2 NOVICE

1. Thomas Eimermacher (Suz SV650)

2. Walter Walker III (Suz SV650)

3. Chris Woolsey (Suz SV650)

4. Isachar Perez (Suz SV650)

5. David Felio (Suz SV650)

6. Adam Bradbury (Duc 796)

BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION / P1 RACING - FORMULA 1 EXPERT

1. Brandon Cleland (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX636)

3. Dewayne Davis (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. Eddie Thornton (Kaw ZX636)

5. Eric Williams (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Brandon Young (Suz GSX-R1000)

7. Dr. Jeffrey Purk (Duc 1199)

8. Jay Newton (Kaw ZX636)

9. Brad Kelly (Suz GSX-R1000)

10. Ryan Ambrose (Tri Daytona 675R)

ROOKIE EXPERT LIGHTWEIGHT

1. Britten Geary (Suz SV650)

2. John Byus (Duc 1000SS)

3. William Coats (Suz SV650)

FORMULA 3 / F3 EXPERT & NOVICE

1. Caleb Smith (Mori MD250)

2. Nick Chapman (Hon RS125)

3. Gabriel Martinez-Abrego (Kaw EX300)

4. Javier Martinez-Abrego III (Kaw EX300)

5. Lindsey Leard (KTM SMR450)

6. Jim Whitten (Kaw 250R)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - B SUPERBIKE NOVICE / 750 SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. Tim Rose (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Michael Klesel (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Nick Doolan (Kaw ZX636)

4. Jordan Pence (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Thomas Eimermacher (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Brian Prescott (Hon CBR600RR)

TEAM MANCUSO POWERSPORTS SW - B SUPERBIKE EXPERT / 750 SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX636)

2. Eddie Thornton (Kaw ZX636)

3. Eric Williams (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Ron Mears (Hon CBR600)

5. Kevin Randall (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Wyatt Sperry (Kaw ZX-6R)

FASTLINE MOTORCYCLE SCHOOL - C SUPERBIKE NOVICE / 600 SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. Michael Klesel (Suz GSX-R600)

2. Nick Doolan (Kaw ZX636)

3. Jordan Pence (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Kaid Hopper (Suz GSX-R600)

5. Terence Ladner (Kaw ZX636)

6. Chris Coffey (Kaw ZX-6R)

HIGHPERFORMANCECREW.COM - FORMULA 40 HEAVYWEIGHT EXPERT

1. Dewayne Davis (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Ron Mears (Hon CBR600)

3. Joseph Caruso (BMW S1000RR)

4. Darrell Ricks (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Jeffrey Purk (Duc 1199)

6. Brady Ipock (Suz GSX-R1000)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - FORMULA 40 HEAVYWEIGHT NOVICE

1. Steven Nedd (KTM RC8)

2. Scott Canady (Duc 1199)

3. Fabian Kale (Hon CBR1000RR)

4. Jeff Offutt (Suz GSX-R750)

5. Kevin Martin (Apr RSV4)

6. Lee Henry (Yam YZF-R6)

TEAM MANCUSO POWERSPORTS SW - C SUPERBIKE EXPERT / 600 SUPERBIKE EXPERT

1. Brandon Cleland (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX636)

3. James Camacho Jr. (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Garet Tomlinson (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Eric Williams (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Jay Newton (Kaw ZX636)

FORMULA 40 LIGHTWEIGHT EXPERT

1. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)

2. Danny Dominguez (Suz GSX-R600)

3. John Byus (Duc 1000SS)

4. Bill Adams (Suz SV650)

5. Shawn Adams (Suz SV650)

6. Andrew Sukach (Suz GSX-R600)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - FORMULA 40 LIGHTWEIGHT NOVICE

1. Michael Gilliland (Suz SV650)

2. David Dahms (Suz SV650)

3. David Felio (Suz SV650)

212DECALS.COM - A SUPERBIKE EXPERT / WERA SUPERBIKE EXPERT

1. Derek Wagnon (KTM RC8)

2. Eddie Thornton (Kaw ZX636)

3. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX636)

4. Brandon Young (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Dewayne Davis (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Garrick Schneiderman (Kaw ZX-10R)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - A SUPERBIKE NOVICE / WERA SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. Paul Garcia (Hon CBR1000RR)

2. Terence Ladner (BMW S1000RR)

3. Steven Nedd (KTM RC8)

4. Scott Canady (Duc 1199)

5. Tony Nguyen (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Justin Flores (Yam YZF-R1)

LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS EXPERT

1. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)

2. Andy Gilliland (Suz SV650)

3. Shane Zelm (Suz SV650)

4. Britten Geary (Suz SV650)

5. John Byus (Duc 1000SS)

6. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650)

LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS NOVICE

1. Zachary Vonler (Suz SV650)

2. Walter Walker III (Suz SV650)

3. Chris Woolsey (Suz SV650)

4. Isachar Perez (Suz SV650)

5. Domingo Day (Suz DRZ400)

6. Anita Thomas (Suz SV650)

ROOKIE EXPERT HEAVYWEIGHT

1. Chris Hamlett (KTM RC8)

2. Jay Newton (Kaw ZX636)

3. Shawn Randall (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Jorge Guerrero Jr. (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Kevin Randall (Yam YZF-R6)

ROAD & TRACK SUSPENSION - FORMULA 1 NOVICE

1. Drew Jankord (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Paul Garcia (Hon CBR1000RR)

3. Terence Ladner (BMW S1000RR)

4. Justin Flores (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Tony Nguyen (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Manuel Segura (Hon CBR1000RR)

D SUPERBIKE EXPERT

1. Andy Gilliland (Suz SV650)

2. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650)

3. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)

4. Shane Zelm (Suz SV650)

5. Britten Geary (Suz SV650)

6. John Byus (Duc 1000SS)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES - D SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. Zachary Vonler (Suz SV650)

2. Chris Woolsey (Suz SV650)

3. Isachar Perez (Suz SV650)

4. Walter Walker III (Suz SV650)

HOUSTON SUPERBIKES HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS EXPERT / HW TWINS SUPERBIKE EXPERT

1. Derek Wagnon (KTM RC8)

2. Dr. Jeffrey Purk (Duc 1199)

3. Chris Hamlett (KTM RC8)

4. Ryan Ambrose (Tri Daytona 675)

5. Jim Dugger (Buell 1125R)

6. Todd Larson (Duc 848)

HOUSTON SUPERBIKES - HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS NOVICE / HW TWINS SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. Ryan Miranda (Tri Daytona 675)

2. Gregory Thomas (Tri Daytona 675)

3. Chris Woolsey (Suz SV650)

4. Scott Canady (Duc 1199)

5. Walter Walker III (Suz SV650)

MODERN CLASSIC

1. Ron Mears (Hon CBR600)

2. Danny Dominguez (Hon CBR1000RR)

3. Lee Henry (Yam YZF-R6)



More, from a press release issued by South Central Race Center:

 The CMRA had its races at the Hallet Motor Circuit last weekend. The racers were greeted with a brand new surface that presented challenges in both tire choice and bike setup. Derek Wagnon racked up wins in Superstock B, Superbike A and Heavyweight Twins. While in route to those wins, Derek set a new lap record of 1:14.371. Riding his P1 Racing prepared KTM RC8RS, with Pirelli Diablo Superbike slicks. Standard SC2 front compound and SC0 rear compounds were used, incidentally these were the same compounds used to set the previous lap record at the Hallett facility.

The owner of South Central Race Center, John Hutchinson, was quoted as saying “I knew we had a challenge coming here with the new pavement. It is only weeks old, and that can be a tough thing to work with. P1 Racing had the Ohlins stuff working great, it just came down to getting the right tire working with this new track surface. All in all I am very proud of what Derek has accomplished here. Pirelli won almost every race this weekend, and that shows how good the product really is. We won races on a large variety of bikes, big and small.”

South Central Race Center is the exclusive Pirelli tire distributor for the CMRA and surrounding region. They can be reached at www.scracecenter.com or email at sales@scracecenter.com