California Roadrace Association: Ketelsen & Prince Reign At Buttonwillow

California Roadrace Association: Ketelsen & Prince Reign At Buttonwillow

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By California Roadrace Association (CRA):

California Roadrace Association 2023 Round 1 @ Buttonwillow Raceway Park:  Bryce Prince, Andy DiBrino, Brenden Ketelsen!

[Buttonwillow, CA] California Roadrace Association (CRA) kicked off the 2023 season at Buttonwillow Raceway Park February 11-12. Racers came from all over Northern and Southern California, various other states, and even other countries. There were healthy grids for virtually every class making for some very competitive racing. In spite of the spotty forecast, we were greeted with sunny skies from the first green flag to the last checkered.

“It was great to see all those smiling faces for round 1,” said CRA Co-Founder Lyle Geoff Brown. “The stiff competition made for some exciting races and kept me on my toes in the announcer booth!”

CRA’s “Racers First” focus continued this weekend with the addition of CRA’s new mentorship program “Racer 411” which welcomed new racers to the paddock with pit and race prep assistance. The club continues to give back to the paddock with a majority of the classes being sponsored by local businesses. CRA held its 2022 season awards dinner Saturday evening which included prize giveaways from their sponsors.   KYT Helmets, Capit Performance products, a 10-day track pack by Carter’s @ The Track, along with a 35” Boxo Tool cart. We would like to thank all the racers for participating in the 2022 race season.

The weekend started off with Brenden Ketelsen on his ZX-6R taking the win in the 18-lap 61DTC 600GT race, followed by Yamaha YZF-R6-mounted Declan Van Rosmalen in second and Andy DiBrino aboard his KTM 890 Duke R in third.

Bryce Prince showed up with a full team in tow of BPR Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycles and filled several grids. He dominated the races on Sunday, taking wins in Better Call Sy Expert 1000 Supersport, and TrackDaz Expert 1000 Superbike. BPR Yamaha teammate Ben Hodges had Saturday’s 1000 races on lockdown, taking wins in 61DTC 1000 GT and Better Call Sy Expert 1000 Supersport.

Ketelsen, on board his Graves Kawasaki ZX-6R, turned up in top form. He took the win in Fun TrackDayz Expert 600 SUPERSPORT over Yamaha YZF-R6 mounted Zach Harrington and Kier Leonhardt. Ketelsen also came in first in Carters @ the Track 600 SUPERBIKE, with DiBrino and his KTM 890 Duke R in second, Keir Leonhardt on a Yamaha R6 in third.

In Sunday’s premier race, the 12-lap CTML Consultants Gold Cup, Prince rode his BPR Yamaha YZF-R1 to the top step with a commanding victory over Motorsport Exotica’s BMW-mounted Wyatt Farris and Ketelsen on his Kawasaki ZX-6R.

Some of the most riveting races of the weekend were in the Twins classes. Aprilia RS 660 mounted rider Justin Bordonaro dominated the weekend. In the Twins GT race on Saturday, he took the RS 660 to win over Honda NSF250-mounted Alexander Enriquez. On Sunday, Bordonaro was also able to take wins over Alexander in Eyes Up Motorsports Battle of the Twins, as well as RS Speed Shop Twins Grand Prix.

“I’m just happy to grid up with all of these fast guys,” said Co-Founder Dustin Coyner. “Seeing the paddock full and super busy brought a smile to my face.”

Round 2 of 2023 CRA will be held the weekend of April 28-30 at the Podium Club in Casa Grande, Arizona.

For more information on CRA visit their website at www.race-cra.com. Get licensed and let’s go racing. #areyoucra #racecra #iamcra

CRA would like to thank their sponsors for their support:

CTML Consultants, Better Call Sy, Empowered Transportation, Feel Like a Pro, Track Daz, Let’s Ride Track Days, Rocket Cams, Inc., 61DTC, Blood x Sweat x Tears Vodka, Racer’s Edge Performance, Pirelli, VnM Sport, Dunlop,  Carter’s @ The Track, Fun Track Dayz, Eyes Up Motorsports, Motorsport Exotica, Kern County Powersports, Lieto Factory, Eyes Up Motorsports, RS Speedshop, Catalyst Reaction Tuning, KYT Helmets, Capit Americas, The Heights Bar & Grill (Upland, CA), Maria Cid – Farmer’s Insurance, Cinepixel Productions, New Century Motorcycles, Moto4Life, Pacific Utility, Twilio, Boxo USA, Mithos USA, Suspension Matters, Road Race City, Bridgestone, Ryder Gear

ROUND 1 RACE RESULTS:

61DTC 1000 GT

1. Wyatt Farris (BMW S1000RR)

2. Nayden Balladeres (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Jason Rodriguez (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Ryan Abler (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Dustin Coyner (Yam YZF-R1)

6. Nigel Carson (Yam YZF-R1)

 

61DTC 600 GT

1. Brenden Ketelsen (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Declan Van Rosmalen (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Andy DiBrino (KTM 890 Duke)

4. Sahar Svik (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Orel Madar (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Wristin Grigg (Kaw ZX-6R)

 

Ladies of CRA, Presented by Let’s Ride Track Days

1. Emily Grana (Suz GSX-R600)

2. Jasmine Nichols (Kaw 400)

3. Bogna Davis (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Erinn Merlow (Kaw 400)

5. Lauren Prince (Kaw 400)

6. CeeJae Padilla (Kaw 300)

 

Feel Like a Pro 400 GT

1. Aiden Sneed (Yam YZF-R3)

2. Kayla Yaakov (Yam YZF-R3)

3. Alex George (Kaw 400)

4. Kevin Vergenz (Husq FS 450)

5. Chris Joffrion (KTM 450 SMR)

6. Andrew Krall (Yam YZF-R3)

 

Rocket Cams Outlaw V-Twins GT

1. Chris Rivas (Buell XB12)

2. John Trujillo (H-D FXDL)

3. David Lancaster (H-D Dyna)

 

Ruffians GT

1. Andy DiBrino (KTM 890 Duke)

 

Twins GT

1. Justin Bordonaro (Apr RS 660)

2. Alexander Enriquez (Hon NSF250R)

3. Ruben Soto (Apr RS 660)

4. Ed Sorbo (Suz SV650)

5. Luke Hiesterman (Yam FZ-07)

6. Santiago Avila (Yam YZF-R7)

 

Blood x Sweat x Tears Vodka Formula 40 Heavyweight

(Saturday)

1. Ryan Abler (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Fabrice Vilder (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Terry Heard (BMW S1000RR)

4. Steve Zoumaras (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Dustin Coyner (Yam YZF-R1)

6. Jaakko Tiistola (BMW S1000RR)

 

(Sunday)

1. Ryan Abler (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Terry Heard (BMW S1000RR)

3. Dustin Coyner (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Fabrice Vilder (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Jaycee Sterling (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Ben Ingram (BMW S1000RR)

 

Blood x Sweat x Tears Vodka Formula 40 Middleweight

(Saturday)

1. Sahar Svik (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Keir Leonhardt (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Oscar Fernandez (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Miles Beacham (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Jesse Sims (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Jansher Ashraf (Yam YZF-R6)

 

(Sunday)

1. Sahar Svik (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Keir Leonhardt (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Jesse Sims (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Oscar Fernandez (Yam YZF-R6)

 

Pirelli Sportsman

1. Gary Rubico (Duc 899)

2. Lauren Prince (Kaw 400)

3. Mason Baker (KTM RC 390)

4. Terrence Bisch (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Lyle Henry (Suz GSX-R600)

6. Hailey Makinson (Kaw 400)

 

American Iron presented by Empowered Transportation

(Saturday)

1. John Trujillo (H-D FXDL)

2. Chris Rivas (H-D FLTR)

3. David Lancaster (H-D Dyna)

4. Brendan Murphy (H-D Dyna)

 

(Sunday)

1. John Trujillo (H-D FXDL)

2. David Lancaster (H-D Dyna)

 

Blood x Sweat x Tears Vodka Formula 40 Lightweight

(Saturday)

1. Ed Sorbo (Suz SV650)

2. Santiago Avila (Yam YZF-R7)

3. Damian Doffo (Yam TZ250)

4. James Bush (Suz SV650)

5. Erinn Merlow (Kaw 400)

6. Ed Guzman (Apr RS 660)

 

(Sunday)

1. Ruben Soto (Apr RS 660)

2. Ed Sorbo (Suz SV650)

3. Santiago Avila (Yam YZF-R7)

4. James Bush (Suz SV650)

5. Erinn Merlow (Kaw 400)

6. Shaughn Reid (Kaw 400)

 

Modern Vintage

(Saturday)

1. Charles Coyston (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Blake Gentry (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Jake Barritt (Hon CBR929RR)

4. Doug Loud (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Edward Hearn (Yam YZF-R6)

6. David Carbajal (BMW S1000RR)

 

(Sunday)

1. Charles Coyston (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Blake Gentry (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Jake Barritt (Hon CBR929RR)

 

Better Call Sy Ruffians Lightweight

(Saturday)

1. Andy DiBrino (KTM 890 Duke)

2. Bert Bledsoe (Buell Cyclone)

 

(Sunday)

1. Andy DiBrino (KTM 890 Duke)

 

Better Call Sy Expert 1000 Supersport

(Saturday)

1. Ben Hodges (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Jason Rodriguez (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Matt Testa (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Cody Cochran (BMW S1000RR)

5. Steve Zoumaras (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Fabrice Vilder (Yam YZF-R1)

 

(Sunday)

1. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Ben Hodges (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Jason Rodrigeuz (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Cody Cochran (BMW S1000RR)

5. Fabrice Vilder (Yam YZF-R1)

6. Terry Heard (BMW S1000RR)

 

Fun Track Dayz Expert 600 Supersport

1. Brenden Ketelsen (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Zach Harrington (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Keir Leonhardt (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Jesse Sims (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Miles Beacham (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Jansher Ashraf (Yam YZF-R6)

 

Lieto Factory Amateur 1000 Supersport

(Saturday)

1. Nayden Balladeres (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Wristin Grigg (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Jesus Ruiz (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Anthony Huizer (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Joshua Scott (Apr RSV4)

6. Ernest Sauceda (Suz GSX-R1000)

 

(Sunday)

1. Nayden Balladeres (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Jesus Ruiz (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Anthony Huizer (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. Aleks Palacios (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Ernest Sauceda (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Joshua Scott (Apr RSV4)

 

Motolife Amateur 600 Supersport

1. Wristin Grigg (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Geoff Sims (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Kevin Hosseini (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Blake Gentry (Suz GSX-R600)

5. Mujahid Umar (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Bogna Davis (Yam YZF-R6)

 

Eyes Up Motorsports Battle of the Twins

1. Justin Bordonaro (Apr RS 660)

2. Alexander Enriquez (Hon NSF250R)

3. Ed Sorbo (Suz SV650)

4. Jasmine Nichols (Kaw 400)

5. Santiago Avila (Yam YZF-R7)

6. Jorge Gonzalez (Apr RS 660)

 

Feel Like a Pro Expert 400 Supersport

1. Jasmine Nichols (Kaw 400)

2. Alex George (Kaw 400)

3. Andrew Krall (Yam YZF-R3)

4. Erinn Merlow (Kaw 400)

5. Shaughn Reid (Kaw 400)

5. Oliver Ramleth (Yam YZF-R3)

 

Feel Like a Pro Amateur 400 Supersport

1. Eric Liao (Kaw 400)

2. Himesh Kurera (Kaw 300)

 

CTML Consultants CRA GOLD CUP

1. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Wyatt Farris (BMW S1000RR)

3. Brenden Ketelsen (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Ben Hodges (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Jason Rodriguez (Yam YZF-R1)

6. Nigel Carson (Yam YZF-R1)

7. Dustin Coyner (Yam YZF-R1)

8. Terry Heard (BMW S1000RR)

9. Steve Zoumaras (Kaw ZX-10R)

10. Jansher Ashraf (Yam YZF-R6)

 

RS Speed Shop Twins GrandPrix

1. Justin Bordonaro (Apr RS 660)

2. Alexander Enriquez (Hon NSF250)

3. Ruben Soto (Apr RS 660)

4. Jasmin Nichols (Kaw 400)

5. Ed Sorbo (Suz SV650)

6. Jorge Gonzalez (Apr RS 660)

 

Better Call Sy Amateur 1000 Superbike

1. Nayden Balladeres (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Anthony Huizer (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Aleks Palacios (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Kevin Hosseini (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Garrett Hazelton (BMW S1000RR)

6. Ernest Sauceda (SUZ GSX-R1000)

 

Carter’s @ the Track Expert 600 Superbike

1. Brenden Ketelsen (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Andy DiBrino (KTM 890 Duke)

3. Keir Leonhardt (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Zach Harrington (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Sahar Zvik (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Jesse Sims (Yam YZF-R6)

 

TrackDaz Expert 1000 Superbike

1. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Wyatt Farris (BMW S1000RR)

3. Ryan Abler (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Matt Testa (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Dustin Coyner (Yam YZF-R1)

6. Cody Cochran (BMW S1000RR)

 

Feel Like a Pro Expert 400 Superbike

1. Jasmine Nichols (Kaw 400)

2. Alex George (Kaw 400)

3. Chris Joffrion (Kaw 400)

4. Shaughn Reid (Kaw 400)

5. Erinn Merlow (Kaw 400)

6. Oliver Ramleth (Kaw 400)

 

Feel Like a Pro Amateur 400 Superbike

1. Kevin Vergenz (Husq FS450)

2. Lauren Prince (Kaw 400)

3. CeeJae Padilla (Kaw 300)

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