100th Loudon Classic: Narbonne Quickest In Wet, Scott Gets Pole Position

100th Loudon Classic: Narbonne Quickest In Wet, Scott Gets Pole Position

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Shane Narbonne, the 10-time and defending Champion, was fastest in the damp-but-drying final qualifying sessions Saturday morning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but 17-year-old Tyler Scott will start the 100th Loudon Classic from pole position based on the lap time he did during provisional qualifying in the dry on Friday.

On Friday, Scott lapped the 1.6-mile 12-turn road course in 1:10.673 on his Dunlop-shod Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R750 Next-Gen Supersport bike to top the field of 48 hopefuls.

 

Tyler Scott (70) in action Saturday morning at NHMS. Photo by David Swarts, copyright Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
Tyler Scott (70) in action Saturday morning at NHMS. Photo by David Swarts, copyright Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

 

On Saturday, Narbonne used Pirelli rain tires on his 64 Motorsports Yamaha YZF-R6 to post the quickest lap time, a 1:15.868, but he will start Saturday’s 25-lap race from second on the grid based on the 1:10.747 he did on Friday.

PJ Jacobsen, riding his Dunlop-fitted Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati Panigale V2 Next-Gen Supersport machine, was third in the damp Saturday morning session (1:18.491) and third in the dry session on Friday (1:10.854).

Scott’s teammate Richie Escalante, who is riding the challenging track for the first time, will start the race from fourth on the grid based on the 1:10.886 he did on Friday.

Row two starters include Stefano Mesa (1:10.985), who is riding a Pirelli-equipped Boulder MotorSports Pierobon X80R powered by a Ducati 848 engine with full Marelli electronics; Eric Wood (1:11.008), who is riding a Dunlop-tired Woodcraft Ducati 1098 R fitted with an 848 engine; 20-year-old Eli Block (1:11.559), who is riding a Team ECB/Bartcon Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 on Michelins; and Tyler Sweeney (1:11.565), who is riding a Sweeney Racing Team Yamaha on Dunlops.

The qualifying cutoff time for the race was 107.5% of the pole time, 1:15.973, and the field was limited to the top 32 riders.

The 25-lap 100th Loudon Classic, which pays a cash purse of $250,000 including $55,000 to the race winner, is scheduled to start at 3:15 p.m. Eastern Time – rain of shine. All all of the top riders Roadracingworld.com spoke to indicated that they will start the race regardless of the conditions.

The weather forecast calls for a chance of rain through the day Saturday.

The race will be broadcast tape-delayed on YouTube on the Kaplan America channel.

 

 

100th Loudon Classic Presented by NEMRR

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, New Hampshire

June 17, 2023

Combined Qualifying Session A & B Results (damp-but-drying conditions):

  1. Shane Narbonne (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:15.868
  2. Stefano Mesa (Pierobon X80/Ducati 848), Pirelli, 1:17.792
  3. PJ Jacobsen (Duc Panigale V2), Dunlop, 1:18.491
  4. Richie Escalante (Suz GSX-R750), Dunlop, 1:18.970
  5. JC Camacho (Kaw ZX-6R), Pirelli, 1:19.248
  6. Blake Davis (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:20.035
  7. Tyler Sweeney (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:20.214
  8. Tyler Scott (Suz GSX-R750), Dunlop, 1:20.341
  9. Brandon Paasch (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:20.349
  10. Joseph LiMandri, Jr. (Yam YZF-R6), 1:20.574
  11. Paul Duval (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:20.709
  12. Eziah Davis (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:20.722
  13. Teagg Hobbs (Suz GSX-R750), Dunlop, 1:20.806
  14. Justin Landry (Yam YZF-R6), 1:21.370
  15. Harlan Hildebrand (Kaw YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:21.507
  16. Eric Wood (Duc 1098R/848), Dunlop, 1:21.735
  17. Ben Gloddy (Apr RS 660), Dunlop, 1:21.969
  18. Samuel Greenwood (Yam YZF-R6), 1:22.639
  19. Grant Lancaster (Yam YZF-R6), 1:22.848
  20. Jacob Crossman (Apr RS 660), Dunlop, 1:23.228
  21. Carl Soltisz (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:24.147
  22. Nicolai Greco (Yam YZF-R6), 1:24.337
  23. Josh Gallusser (Suz GSX-R600), 1:24.757
  24. Brandi Cox (Suz GSX-R600), 1:28.621
  25. Joel Laub (Yam YZF-R6), 1:34.671
  26. Eli Block (Yam YZF-R6), Michelin, no time recorded
  27. Josh Hayes (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, no time recorded
  28. Max Flinders (Yam YZF-R6), no time recorded
  29. Tyler Waserbauer (Yam YZF-R6), no time recorded
  30. Ian Beam (Tri Daytona 675R), Pirelli, no time recorded
  31. Michael Lee (Yam YZF-R6), no time recorded
  32. Daniel Weems (Yam YZF-R6), no time recorded
  33. Rick Doucette (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, no time recorded
  34. Wojciech Kasperuk (Yam YZF-R6), no time recorded
  35. Bryan Wardius (Yam YZF-R6), no time recorded
  36. Paul House (Yam YZF-R6), no time recorded
  37. Kip Peterson (Yam YZF-R6), Michelin, no time recorded
  38. Bill Coolahan (Yam YZF-R6), no time recorded
  39. Kevin Nolde (Yam YZF-R6), no time recorded
  40. Semir Fazlic (Yam YZF-R6), no time recorded
  41. Wesley Lakis (Tri Street Triple 675), no time recorded
  42. Vincente Frontinan (Yam YZF-R6), no time recorded
  43. Andrei Ciobanu (Yam YZF-R6), no time recorded
  44. Anthony DiCecca (Yam YZF-R6), no time recorded
  45. Christopher Fifield, no time recorded
  46. Matthew Crabtree (Tri Daytona 675 Moto2), no time recorded
  47. David Allgire (Hon CBR600RR), no time recorded
  48. Christopher Woodman (Kaw ZX-6R), no time recorded

 

Final Combined Qualifying Results:

  1. Tyler Scott (Suz GSX-R750), Dunlop, 1:10.673
  2. Shane Narbonne (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:10.747
  3. PJ Jacobsen (Duc Panigale V2), Dunlop, 1:10.854
  4. Richie Escalante (Suz GSX-R750), Dunlop, 1:10.886
  5. Stefano Mesa (Pierobon X80/Ducati 848), Pirelli, 1:10.985
  6. Eric Wood (Duc 1098R/848), Dunlop, 1:11.008
  7. Eli Block (Yam YZF-R6), Michelin, 1:11.559
  8. Tyler Sweeney (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:11.565
  9. Josh Hayes (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:11.693
  10. Teagg Hobbs (Suz GSX-R750), Dunlop, 1:11.727
  11. Brandon Paasch (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:11.735
  12. Blake Davis (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:11.822
  13. Eziah Davis (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:12.243
  14. Joseph LiMandri, Jr. (Yam YZF-R6), 1:12.988
  15. Harlan Hildebrand (Kaw YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:13.106
  16. JC Camacho (Kaw ZX-6R), Pirelli, 1:13.187
  17. Max Flinders (Yam YZF-R6), 1:13.248
  18. Jacob Crossman (Apr RS 660), Dunlop, 1:13.394
  19. Carl Soltisz (Yam YZF-R6), 1:13.473
  20. Ben Gloddy (Apr RS 660), Dunlop, 1:13.541
  21. Paul Duval (Yam YZF-R6), Pirelli, 1:13.767
  22. Tyler Waserbauer (Yam YZF-R6), 1:13.816
  23. Ian Beam (Tri Daytona 675R), Pirelli, 1:13.932
  24. Samuel Greenwood (Yam YZF-R6), 1:14.029
  25. Michael Lee (Yam YZF-R6), 1:14.283
  26. Daniel Weems (Yam YZF-R6), 1:14.358
  27. Rick Doucette (Yam YZF-R6), Dunlop, 1:14.764
  28. Wojciech Kasperuk (Yam YZF-R6), 1:14.975
  29. Bryan Wardius (Yam YZF-R6), 1:15.008
  30. Justin Landry (Yam YZF-R6), 1:15.497
  31. Joel Laub (Yam YZF-R6), 1:15.702
  32. Paul House (Yam YZF-R6), 1:15.896
  33. Grant Lancaster (Yam YZF-R6), 1:15.962
  34. Kip Peterson (Yam YZF-R6), Michelin, 1:15.987
  35. Bill Coolahan (Yam YZF-R6), 1:16.059
  36. Kevin Nolde (Yam YZF-R6), 1:16.072
  37. Semir Fazlic (Yam YZF-R6), 1:16.252
  38. Wesley Lakis (Tri Street Triple 675), 1:17.387
  39. Vincente Frontinan (Yam YZF-R6), 1:17.399
  40. Nicolai Greco (Yam YZF-R6), 1:17.601
  41. Andrei Ciobanu (Yam YZF-R6), 1:17.676
  42. Anthony DiCecca (Yam YZF-R6), 1:17.979
  43. Brandi Cox (Suz GSX-R600), 1:18.300
  44. Josh Gallusser (Suz GSX-R600), 1:18.369
  45. Christopher Fifield, 1:18.414
  46. Matthew Crabtree (Tri Daytona 675 Moto2), 1:18.992
  47. David Allgire (Hon CBR600RR), 1:19.845
  48. Christopher Woodman (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:22.779

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