AHRMA: Larrabure, Mauk Split Vintage Cup Wins At Laguna Seca

AHRMA: Larrabure, Mauk Split Vintage Cup Wins At Laguna Seca

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

(July 21, 2021, Elora, Tennessee) – Is torque or top-end power the key to winning?  Both led to victories for racers during the latest round of the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) 2021 Vintage Cup.  

The Vintage Cup, sponsored by Roadracing World (roadracingworld.com) and NYC Norton (nycnorton.com), featuring the 500 Premier class, took place on both days of the 2021 Bridgestone Tires AHRMA National Historic Cup Road Race Series at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, near Monterey, California, on July 17 and 18. 

The historic, technical, and challenging road course was a perfect venue for the equally historic 500 Premier race bikes of the Vintage Cup.

Brian Larrabure, from Calabassas, California, used the low-end grunt of his 500cc four-stroke single-cylinder 1968 Seeley G50 to win on Saturday.  The rest of the podium was dominated by similar single-cylinder bikes: David Roper took second on 1970 Harley-Davidson ERTT, and Helmut Niederer, also on a 1968 Seeley G50, was third.

Andrew Mauk from Milwaukee Wisconsin, rode his higher-revving twin-cylinder 1969 Honda CB450 to victory on Sunday. Larrabure and Neiderer were second and third.

The 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. 

“The fog threatened, but the sun won, and we had glorious racing on both days at one of the greatest race tracks in the world.  Turn 1 at Laguna is not for the meek, and the Premier grid showed us how to keep it pinned over the hill,” said Kenny Cummings, of NYC Norton (nycnorton.com), sponsor of the 2021 Vintage Cup.

Rounds 15 and 16 will be held at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, Michigan, on July 31 and August 1, 2021.

 

Race Results Saturday July 17, 2021:

  1. Brian Larrabure, 1968 Seeley G50
  2. David Roper, 1970 Harley-Davidson ERTT
  3. Helmut Niederer, 1968 Seeley G50
  4. Ron Melton, 1962 Norton Manx
  5. Matthew Winiarski, 1968 Ducati 350 Mark 3
  6. Allen Siekman, 1966 Honda CB450
  7. Andrew Mauk, 1969 Honda CB450

 

Race Results Sunday July 18, 2021: 

  1. Andrew Mauk, 1969 Honda CB450
  2. Brian Larrabure, 1968 Seeley G50
  3. Helmut Niederer, 1968 Seeley G50
  4. Ron Melton, 1962 Norton Manx
  5. Matthew Winiarski, 1968 Ducati 350 Mark 3

 

AHRMA (American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving, restoring, and competing on historic motorcycles. With more than 3,000 members, AHRMA is the leading historic motorcycle racing group in North America and one of the largest in the world. The association’s enthusiastic membership reflects this country’s strong interest in classic bikes.

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