ASRA: Chapin, Hastings, Heckles, Townsend Win At NCBIKE

ASRA: Chapin, Hastings, Heckles, Townsend Win At NCBIKE

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Round 13 of the 2023 ASRA racing series was held July 30-31 at NCBIKE, located in Garysburg, North Carolina, where ambient temperatures hovered around 100 degrees F each day.

Former World Superbike racer Mark Heckles, riding his Yamaha YZF-R1, won the nine-lap ASRA Superstock race by more than 11 seconds with a best lap time of 1:24.375.

 

Stephen Townsend (97) won the ASRA Sportbike race, while Jason Waters (678) placed third. Photo by Apex Pro Photo, courtesy ASRA.
Stephen Townsend (97) won the ASRA Sportbike race, while Jason Waters (678) placed third. Photo by Apex Pro Photo, courtesy ASRA.

 

Stephen Townsend rode his Yamaha R6 to victory in the 10-lap ASRA Sportbike race, topping the seven-rider field by 3.7 seconds and turning a best lap time of 1:28.486.

 

ASRA Thunderbike race winner Arnold Hastings (center) with runner-up Terry Ferguson (right) and third-place finisher John Greer (left). Photo courtesy ASRA.
ASRA Thunderbike race winner Arnold Hastings (center) with runner-up Terry Ferguson (right) and third-place finisher John Greer (left). Photo courtesy ASRA.

 

Arnold Hastings used a 2023-model KTM Duke 790 shod in Triumph race bodywork to take first place in the nine-lap ASRA Thunderbike sprint, recording a best lap time of 1:29.686 and winning by more than 10 seconds.

 

Matthew Chapin (9). Photo by Apex Pro Photo, courtesy ASRA.
Matthew Chapin (9). Photo by Apex Pro Photo, courtesy ASRA.

 

Matthew Chapin triumphed in the nine-lap ASRA 400 race, winning by over eight seconds on his Kawasaki Ninja 400. According to ASRA, Chapin is planning to make his MotoAmerica Junior Cup debut at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. For full results, visit www.asraracing.com.

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