AHRMA: Two-Stroke Racers Take Home Cash Prizes From Laguna Seca

AHRMA: Two-Stroke Racers Take Home Cash Prizes From Laguna Seca

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By AHRMA:

Two-Stroke Racers at AHRMA Classic MotoFest™ of Monterey win Cash Prize and Bridgestone Tires

(July 19, 2023 Monterey, CA)  The sight and sound of two-stroke race bikes returned to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

More than 20 two-stroke machines ranging from 125 to 750ccs participated in the Open Two Stroke class during the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association Classic MotoFest™ of Monterey in California at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16. The event is part of the Bridgestone Tires AHRMA National Roadracing series

On Saturday, Vince Rolleri, on his 2000 Yamaha TZ250, took the overall win followed by Roger Baker, on his 1997 Yamaha TZ250, and David Crussell, on his 1978 Yamaha TZ750.  On Sunday, Rolleri and Baker repeated their performance with Adrian Jasso taking third, on his 2017 500cc Suter.

Ralph Staropoli organized and raised the sponsorship money from a group of individual AHRMA racers as well as from 4SR USA and Markbilt Racebikes for a total purse of $4,500.

Bridgestone Motorcycle Tires awarded a set of tires for the top tier winners on Saturday, BJ Bohrer (125), Vince Rolleri (250) and Dave Crussell (250+).

Here are Saturday’s winners of the prize money for each tier ($450 for 1st, $200 for 2nd and $100 for 3rd):

Racer Tier Place Bike
BJ Bohrer 125 1st 1996 Honda RS125
Jon Schendel 125 2nd 1995 Yamaha TZ125
Steve Gillen 125 3rd 1997 RS125
Vince Rolleri 250 1st 2000 Yamaha TZ250
Roger Baker 250 2nd 1997 Yamaha TZ250
Sergio Galvan 250 3rd 1997 Yamaha TZ250
Dave Crussell 250+ 1st 1978 Yamaha TZ750
Adrian Jasso 250+ 2nd 2017 Suter
Chris Spargo 250+ 3rd 1976 Yamaha RD400

Sunday’s tier winners:

Racer Tier Place Bike
BJ Bohrer 125 1st 1996 Honda RS125
Colin Sleigh 125 2nd 1996 Honda RS125 NX4
Jon Schendel 125 3rd 1995 Yamaha TZ125
Vince Rolleri 250 1st 2000 Yamaha TZ250
Roger Baker 250 2nd 1997 Yamaha TZ250
Paul Stamper 250 3rd 1992 Yamaha TZ250
Adrian Jasso 250+ 1st 2017 Suter
Chris Spargo 250+ 2nd 1976 Yamaha RD400
Ed Sorbo 250+ 3rd 1975 Yamaha TZ750


About Bridgestone

Bridgestone Tires is the 2023 AHRMA National Historic Cup Roadracing series sponsor and offers tires for all types of motorcycles.

About 4SR USA Inc

4SR USA produces stylish and functional motorcycle clothing of the highest quality. As active bikers and competitors, all of their designs, materials, development, and testing are performed by them and their sponsored riders. Their personal experience and the experience of their sponsored riders give them the ability to continuously produce gear that is innovative, safe, and stylish.

About Markbilt Racebikes

Markbilt Racebikes LLC has been  owned and operated by former racer and motorcycle enthusiast Mark Rozema since 1998.  Not only does Markbilt take pride in building race worthy motorcycles, but also in tuning , suspension , fabrication, welding and chassis service.

About WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is a world-renowned 2.238-mile traditional road course that was built in 1957 and was known at the time as Laguna Seca Raceway. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is owned by the County of Monterey and operated by A&D Narigi Consulting, LLC.  The 2023 premier event schedule includes the Monterey Pre-Reunion August 12-13, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 16-19, Corkscrew Hillclimb & Community Day August 20, the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey September 8-10 and the Porsche Rennsport Reunion 7 September 28 – October 1.


American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) 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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