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More, from a press release issued by ASRA/CCS:
Rodio Wins Most
CCS Atlantic Region Featuring AMA Sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge Presented by Michelin Tire
New Jersey Motorsports Park – Thunderbolt Course, Millville, New Jersey
September 4-5, 2021
By Lisa Theobald
Young Gun Gus Rodio dominated the podium during the Championship Cup Series Twin Sprints weekend, featuring the AMA Sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge presented by Michelin Tire endurance race, at New Jersey Motorsports Park with a grand total of seven wins over the two-day event. Rodio was the winningest expert of the weekend on board his Kawasaki Ninja 400, taking victories in both runnings of the Superbike 500 and Ultralight Superbike races, as well as winning the GT 500, Moto3, and Supersport 500 races on Saturday.
The weekend kicked off with Frankie Babuska, Jr. winning the expert GTO race after a solid start, battling with Corey Alexander and Stefano Mesa. Alexander had gained the lead when a red flag incident sent the riders back to re-grid for a five-lap sprint to the checkered. Babuska was back out front when the race restarted, and was able to maintain his advantage to take the first victory of the day on his Babuska Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R. Mesa finished second with Alexander close behind in third. Babuska also won the expert Unlimited Superbike and Unlimited Supersport races during the first round of Twin Sprints.
Alexander won the expert Unlimited Grand Prix race on Saturday with Babuska in second, and Michael Selpe third. Mesa won the expert GTU race Saturday, and the Unlimited Supersport and Unlimited Superbike races on Sunday.
Antal Halasz won the second running of the expert Unlimited Grand Prix race on Sunday, bringing his grand total of victories for the weekend to five. He also won Saturday’s expert Formula 40 race, the Heavyweight Supersport and Middleweight Superbike races on Sunday as well as finishing first both in the GTO and Overall classes of the ASRA Team Challenge.
Team Spring Scaffolding riders Halasz and George Demetropolis were the first of only two teams to complete all 69 laps of the two-hour-long Team Challenge endurance race, pushing the finish time to one hour and forty-five minutes, after taking over the lead from early front runners Full Send Moto, and Jones Evolve GT, then picking up the pace. Team Martinez Racing finished second and Team Full Send Moto third for both the Overall and GTO classes. Team Martinez Racing, II finished first in the GTU class, and Team Landers Racing won the GTL class.
The overall winningest racer of the weekend was Amateur Jose Luna with eight victories across the two-day event. On day one, Luna won the amateur GT 500, Moto 3, Ultralight Superbike, Lightweight Superbike, Supersport 500, and Lightweight Supersport races. On day two, he won the second running of the Ultralight Superbike race, as well as the Superbike 500.
The CCS Atlantic region will meet again to compete with all regions for the 38th Annual Race of Champions Daytona International Speedway October 15-17th along with the ASRA Sprint and Team Challenge finals.
All race results, lap times, points standings, as well as information regarding the remaining 2021 schedule, licensing information, rules, and general information for all regions are available online at: www.ccsracing.us.
More, from a press release issued by Rodio Racing:
Gus Rodio takes 7 wins at NJMP with CCS Twin Sprints Weekend
After winning 7 races with CCS this past weekend, Gus Rodio exclaimed, “It’s great to be back here on my home track and feeling stronger and more comfortable on the bike than ever before.”
Saturday brought 5 wins in the Expert GT500, Superbike 500, Supersport 500, Moto3 and Ultralight Superbike classes.
Rodio continued “We had some battles getting through the first wave of racers in some of our classes, but I was able to lay down some really good laps after that. I was super stoked to get into the 1:30’s on my Kawasaki Ninja 400.”
Sunday started off with the Team of Gus Rodio and good friend Anthony Mazziotto racking up some laps in the ASRA Team Challenge (69 Lap Endurance Race). The duo got off to a rough start with a low side in T5 during the early stages but the crew got the bike back together and headed back out about 5 laps down. However, misfortune would strike again while running out of fuel on the last lap, literally 4 corners short of the finish.
“I had a-lot of fun on the 400, maybe too much fun…even though I had to push this thing back,” said a laughing Mazziotto.
Sunday continued for Rodio with 2 more wins in the Ultralight Superbike and 500 Superbike classes but rain showers moved in and the team decided to sit out the last 2 races.
“Sure, we got the bike really dialed, and we’d love to see a 1:29, but we just can’t take any chances going into MotoAmerica here at NJMP next weekend,” said Team owner, Kevin Rodio.
The Rodio Racing Team heads back to NJMP with MotoAmerica this weekend for Round 8 of the Series where Rodio is currently in 4th place in the Championship Points.
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