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May 20, 2019

ASRA Team Challenge: James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing Takes First In GT Lights At Blackhawk Farms Raceway

Wes Orloff (701) at speed on the James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing Buell XB12R. Photo by RyHNoFoto, courtesy of James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing.

James Gang/Hoban Brothers Rides Again in ASRA Team Challenge

James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing won the GTL class and finished 12th overall the ASRA Team Challenge at Blackhawk Farms on Saturday, May 18th. Co-riders Paul James and Wes Orloff piloted a Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa-shod Buell Firebolt XB12R to 70 laps of the damp but drying course.

“It was a team challenge in the truest sense but we were up to the task,” said James. “The track was pretty green, and there were some puddles and damp sections just off the racing line, so you had to be smooth and precise. We had great pit stops from our crew led by Mike Kirkpatrick and Wes and I just focused on putting in consistent laps.”

“I can’t thank the team enough for the opportunity to ride with them, and to get the win was the icing on the cake,” said Orloff. “The whole team was awesome and you can tell their bike prep and pit work experience paid off. Conditions were a little tricky, but Paul handed the bike off to me with a big gap to second so I could just concentrate on keeping it on two wheels.”

James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing is sponsored by Hoban Brothers, Darkhorse Crankworks, West Bend Harley-Davidson, and Moto Milwaukee.

Wes Orloff is sponsored by, Milwaukee Harley-Davidson, Wiseco, Cometic, Fuel Café, and SBS.

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