AHRMA: Joyce Wins Vintage Cup Races At Gingerman

AHRMA: Joyce Wins Vintage Cup Races At Gingerman

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By AHRMA:

Joyce, Mauk, Read Dominate Vintage Cup Podium at Gingerman

(August 3, 2021, Elora, Tennessee) – Andrew Mauk didn’t catch Tim Joyce for race wins but he did maintain his championship lead during the latest round of the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) 2021 Vintage Cup.

The 500 Premier Vintage Cup sponsored by Roadracing World (roadracingworld.com) and NYC Norton (nycnorton.com) was featured during rounds 15 and 16 of the 2021 Bridgestone Tires AHRMA National Historic Cup Roadrace Series, on both days of the AHRMA National Historic Cup Road Race Series at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, WI, July 31 and August 1.

On Saturday, Tim Joyce got the hole shot and pulled a very sizable lead, consistently turning 1:47 lap times. Joyce was aboard Maurice Candy’s legendary 500cc Manx Norton, now in the capable care of Candy’s son Chris.  The sizable lead allowed Joyce to effectively manage his race to the checkered.

Wes Orloff, on Dale Coffman’s Honda CB 450, held second place for much of the race with Andy Mauk, riding Keith Leighty’s Honda CB 450, on his heels. Tony Read, aboard Andy Findling’s highly tuned BSA B50 pressured Mauk and Orloff.

The three-way battle for second place would be pivotal in the national championship points standing as the spread between the three racers was so close.

Orloff was forced to retire due to a mechanical problem at approximately two-thirds race distance. Saturday’s podium results were Joyce first, Mauk second and Read third.

Just off the podium, James Pooler returned to AHRMA competition on a Matchless G50 which had been mothballed for several years, bringing the bike to an impressive fourth place finish.

The balance of the field on Saturday included, Helmi Niederer on a Seeley G50, AHRMA Board of Trustees member Brian Larrabure on a Seeley G50, Jerry Duke on a Ducati 350, John Turner, son of former AHRMA Roadrace Director Jack Turner, on a BMW 500, and Andy Findling on his BSA Goldstar.

Joyce repeated his sizable lead on Sunday which shifted the focus to the battle for second and the chase for the series championship occurring directly behind him. Mauk finished the race in second place followed by Read very close behind him.

Mauk’s twin second-place finishes earned him enough points to retain the lead in the 2021 Vintage Cup series championship.

Kenny Cummings of NYC Norton said, “Andrew is riding hard and has a solid fix on the championship right now, with Wes, and Tony always looking to capitalize.  But never discount Timmy, one of the fiercest competitors in American vintage racing, who can chip away at this championship and surprise us all in the end.”

A special 2021 Vintage Cup Trophy will be awarded to the 500 Premier class winner at select events including Roebling Road, Heartland Motorsports Park, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca and Barber Motorsports Park.  Race dates and event registration links are available at: ahrma.org/schedules-results.

AHRMA National Historic Cup Road Race Series 500 Premier Results – Saturday, July 31, 2021

  1. Tim Joyce, 1961 Norton Summerfield Manx – Laurel Hill, FL
  2. Andrew Mauk, 1969 Honda CB450 – Milwaukee, WI
  3. Tony Read, 1971 BSA B50 – Charlotte, TN
  4.  James Pooler, 1965 AJS G50 – West Salem, OH
  5. Helmut Niederer, 1968 Seeley G50 – Nashville, TN
  6. Brian Larrabure,1968 Seeley G50 – Calabasas, CA
  7. Jerry Duke, 1967 Ducati 350 Scrambler – Florence, AL
  8. John Turner, 1962 BMW Becks R 50 – Loxahatchee, FL
  9. Andy Findling 1961 BSA Gold Star – Kalamazoo, MI
  10. Wes Orloff 1967 Honda 450 – Mukwonago, WI

AHRMA National Historic Cup Road Race Series 500 Premier Results – Sunday, August 1, 2021

  1. Tim Joyce, 1961 Norton Summerfield Manx – Laurel Hill, FL
  2. Andrew Mauk, 1969 Honda CB450 – Milwaukee, WI
  3. Tony Read, 1971 BSA B50 – Charlotte, TN
  4. Wes Orloff, 1967 Honda 450 – Mukwonago, WI
  5. Stuart Carter, 1967 AJS Matchless G50 – Royal Oak, MI
  6. Helmut Niederer, 1968 Seeley G50 – Nashville, TN
  7. Brian Larrabure, 1968 Seeley G50 – Calabasas, CA
  8. Andy Findling, 1961 BSA Gold Star – Kalamazoo, MI
  9. John Turner, 1962 BMW Becks R 50 – Loxahatchee, FL
  10. Jerry Duke, 1967 Ducati 350 Scrambler – Florence, AL

About AHRMA:

The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association Ltd. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring and competing on classic motorcycles. With about 4000 members, AHRMA is the largest vintage racing group in North America and one of the biggest in the world. The association has grown steadily over the years, reflecting the increasing interest in classic bikes.

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