AHRMA: Maddrill Wins Vintage Cup Races At Roebling Road

AHRMA: Maddrill Wins Vintage Cup Races At Roebling Road

© 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By AHRMA:

AHRMA’s 2022 Vintage Cup Roebling Road Raceway Race Recap

(February 22, 2022, Elora, Tennessee) – Motorcycles that are mostly hiding away in personal collections showed they can still deliver on the racetrack during the second race weekend of the 2022 Bridgestone Tires American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) National Historic Cup Roadracing Series February 19-20 at Roebling Road Raceway, near Savannah, Georgia.

“It looks like this is going to be an exciting group. There are a lot of bikes being built right now that will be coming out for future races this year, and we are building steam,” said Brian Larrabure, 2022 Chair of the AHRMA Board of Trustees.

The 2022 Vintage Cup class sponsored by RoadracingWorld.com, featuring Vintage Superbike Heavyweight, was a highlight of the event.  Jeremy Maddrill, from Stiger, Illinois, won both races on a 1979 Kawasaki KZ650.  Maddrill custom built his bike between the season opener at Daytona and Roebling Road using a motor purchased at the AHRMA Classic MotoFest™ Swap Meet, after blowing his original engine while racing at Daytona.

There were six bikes on the grid in Vintage Superbike Heavyweight on each day of the event with some racers crossing the country to compete.

Saturday’s race had the Vintage Superbike Heavyweight class gridded behind Sound of Thunder 3 (SOT3).  Maddrill’s strategy was to use the SOT3 traffic going into Turn One to his advantage to gap the rest of the field, which he did, taking the lead.  Maddrill was able to keep the lead throughout the race on his way to taking the checkered flag first.

Kevin Rammer, from Newnan, Georgia, on a 1982 Honda CB650SC, and Robert Ringnalda, from Columbus, Ohio, aboard a 1979 Honda CBX1000, were in a heated battle with Rammer going off-road at one point.  Rammer was able to come back, pass Ringnalda, and start reeling in Maddrill, but Rammer finished a bikelength behind Maddrill in second place. Ringnalda got third. Rounding out the results, William Brint, from Mount Airy, Georgia, riding a 1979 Honda CBX, finished fourth, Rian Mondriaan, from Bradenton, Florida, on a 1982 Honda CB900F, placed fifth, and Warren Wilson, from Indianapolis, Indiana, on a 1982 Kawasaki GPZ 750, got sixth.

On Sunday, the race grids were modified so that Vintage Superbike Heavyweight was in front of SOT3, putting Maddrill on pole and preventing him from using Saturday’s race strategy to his advantage.  Brint was the first racer through Turn One with Maddrill in second position and followed by Ringnalda.  The race was red-flagged on the opening lap and was restarted, albeit for six laps instead of the original eight.

At the restart, Brint was once again first to clear Turn One. Ringnalda was second followed by Maddrill.  Ringnalda took the lead from Brint and held it until his bike experienced mechanical issues, forcing him to retire and leaving Brint and Maddrill to battle for first.

Maddrill finally squeezed past Brint in Turn Five and held the lead to the checkered flag. Brint had to work for second place after Rammer passed him coming out of Turn Six, but Brint was able to out motor Rammer 300 feet before the finish line to take second. Rammer was third, Mondriaan got fourth, Wilson placed fifth, and Ringnalda was scored sixth.

The 2022 Vintage Cup Trophy will be awarded to the Vintage Superbike Heavyweight class winner at select events including High Plains Raceway, Thunderhill Raceway Park, Heartland Motorsports Park, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, Ridge Motorsports Park, and Barber Motorsports Park.  The Vintage Superbike Heavyweight class is sponsored by International CBX Owners Association (ICOA).  Race dates and event registration links are available at: ahrma.org/schedules-results.

AHRMA National Historic Cup Roadracing Series Vintage Superbike Heavyweight Results – Saturday, February 19, 2022

  1. Jeremy Maddrill, 1979 Kawasaki KZ 650, Steger, IL
  2. Kevin Rammer, 1982 Honda CB650SC, Newnan, GA
  3. Robert Ringnalda, 1979 Honda CBX1000, Columbus, OH
  4. William Brint, 1979 Honda CBX, Mount Airy, GA
  5. Rian Mondriaan, 1982 Honda CB900F, Bradenton, FL
  6. Warren Wilson, 1982 Kawasaki GPZ 750, Indianapolis, IN

AHRMA National Historic Cup Roadracing Series Vintage Superbike Heavyweight Results – Sunday, February 20, 2022

  1. Jeremy Maddrill, 1979 Kawasaki KZ 650, Steger, IL
  2. William Brint, 1979 Honda CBX, Mount Airy, GA
  3. Kevin Rammer, 1982 Honda CB650SC, Newnan, GA
  4. Rian Mondriaan, 1982 Honda CB900F, Bradenton, FL
  5. Warren Wilson, 1982 Kawasaki GPZ 750, Indianapolis, IN
  6. Robert Ringnalda, 1979 Honda CBX1000, Columbus, OH

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 3500 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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