California Roadrace Association: Ketelsen, Prince Win Big At Buttonwillow

California Roadrace Association: Ketelsen, Prince Win Big At Buttonwillow

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California Roadrace Association 2022 Round 3 at Buttonwillow Raceway Park:  Bryce Prince, Brenden Ketelsen, Jasmine Nichols Shine!

(Buttonwillow, CA) – California Roadrace Association (CRA) hosted the third round of the 2022 season at Buttonwillow Raceway Park July 23-24; sponsored by Dunlop Motorcycle Tires & Racer’s Edge Performance. Riders braved the heat which resulted in several exciting races running Configuration 1 in the clockwise direction. It was a bit of a departure for most racers as Config 13 is the standard most are accustomed to.

CRA’s “Racers First” focus continued this weekend with custom trophies for all race classes, podium celebrations, racer payouts and Fosters Freeze (Sanger, CA) hosting our first ever Saturday night Ice Cream Social along with our BBQ festivities. The ice cream was the perfect ending to a very hot day of racing.

“Peak temps hit 105 F trackside and I believe our racers felt the heat mirrored the energy in the paddock all weekend,” said CRA Co-Founder Lyle Geoffrey Brown.

Racing action started off with Jack Bakken, on his Wawa Racing BMW S1000RR, taking the win in the 18-lap 61DTC 1000GT race. He was followed in second place by a KTM 1290 Super Duke R-mounted by Eric Gulbransen and Steve Zoumaras aboard his Kawasaki ZX-10R in third.

Bryce Prince showed up on his BPR Tuning Yamaha R1 and dominated the weekend in  each class he entered. He took first in the TrackDaz Expert 1000 Superbike over Bakken on his Wawa Racing BMW S1000RR. Prince continued his victory streak taking P1 in the RIDERZLAW Gold Cup from pole position, with a blistering pace and best lap time of 1:48.796 over Brenden Ketelsen on his Graves Kawasaki ZX-6R. Prince completed the trifecta with a first in CTML Consultants Expert 1000 Supersport.

Ketelsen, on board his Graves Kawasaki ZX-6R, was ready for battle. He took wins in Blud Lubricants Expert 600 Supersport and [email protected] Expert 600 Superbike over Declan Van Rosmalen and Keir Leonhardt, both riding Yamaha R6’s. In the 61DTC 600 GT 18-lap race, Ketelsen came in for the win with Cody Wyman on his Yamaha YZF-R7 edging out Declan for second place in the 600 GT Race.

Jasmine Nicols and Jesse Sims put on an absolute clinic this weekend racing every class their Ninja 400s were legal to enter. These two scrapped from start to finish! Nicols and Sims split wins in Feel Like a Pro 400 Superbike and Supersport along with Sims taking first over Nicols in the 16-lap Feel Like a Pro 400GT race. Nicols took the win in the Bellissimoto Twins GrandPix over Sims, In the Bellissimoto Battle of the Twins race, Justin Boronaro clinched first on board his Aprilia 660 with Sims and Nicols in tow.

“CRA wants to thank every racer and sponsor that supports and continues to support the club. Without their involvement, the vision of CRA would be unattainable. Us four founders believe in this project with every ounce of our being and to see it coming to fruition is astounding. We still have a long road ahead of us and will continue to grow and support club racing to the best of our ability,” said CRA Co-Founder Gigi Chow.

Round 4 of CRA competition will be held the weekend of August 20-21 at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on the super exciting and fast race Configuration 26 in counterclockwise direction.

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:

Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, Racer’s Edge Performance, RiderzLaw, Feel Like A Pro, CTML Consultants, Motorsport Exotica, VnM Sport, TrackDaz, Let’s Ride Track Days, [email protected], Fun Track Dayz, Pirelli, 61 DTC, CT Racing, Blood x Sweat x Tears Vodka, Fosters Freeze (Sanger, CA), Blud Lubricants, Bellissimoto, AZAD Wheels, Action Sports Canopies, Boxo USA, Captit Performance, ASV, KYT Helmets, Thermal Technology, Mullico, LIFEAID/FITAID, Suspension Matters, Lieto Factory, CinePixel Productions, The Heights Restaurant & Bar, Cha Cha Cha Motorsports, Maria Cid Insurance Agency, 844-MY-MOTOW.

Round 3 Results

Bellissimo Twins GT

1. Cody Wyman (Yam YZF-R7)

2. Justin Bordonaro (Apr RS 660)

Feel Like A Pro 400 GT

1. Jessie Sims (Kaw 400)

2. Jasmin Nichols (Kaw 400)

3. Bernard Roman (Yam YZF-R3)

4. Stephen Ludwig (Yam YZF-R3)

5. Tony Nolley (Kaw 400)

6. Shaughn Reid (Kaw 400)

Motorsport Exotica Sportsman

1. Miguel Romero (Duc 1199)

2. Fernando Alvarez (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Christopher Morris (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Jaycee Sterling (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Ben Ingram (Duc 999)

6. Martin Robles (Yam YZF-R1)

61 DTC 1000 GT

1. Jack Bakken (BMW S1000RR)

2. Eric Gulbransen (KTM 1290 Super Duke R)

3. Steve Zoumaras (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Jaakko Tiisstola (BMW S1000RR)

5. Adi Nureddin (BMW S1000RR)

6. Dexter Stuart (Apr RSV4)

61 DTC 600 GT

1. Brenden Ketelsen (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Cody Wyman (Yam YZF-R7)

3. Declan Van Rosmalen (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Jeremy Tubman (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Fernando Alvarez  (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Blake Gentry  (Sun GSX-R600)

Ladies of CRA – Presented by Let’s Ride Trackdays

1. Shannon Deane (Apr RS 660)

2. Shelina Moreda (Duc Hypermotard)

3. Jasmine Nichols (Kaw 400)

4. Mercedes Cook (Yam YZF-R3)

5. Erinn Merlo (Kaw 400)

6. Julia Braverman (BMW S1000RR)

BST Vodka Formula 40 Heavyweight

1. David Price (BMW S1000RR)

2. Wes Farnsworth (APR RSV4)

3. Tyler Bojarsky (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Terry Heard (BMW S1000RR)

5. Fabrice Vilder (Yam YZF-R1)

6. Jaakko Tiistola (BMW S1000RR)

BST Vodka Formula 40 Middleweight

1. Oscar Fernandez (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Keir Leonhart (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Jeremy Taubman (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Michael Kim (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Carlo Manalo (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Ben Tilley (Yam YZF-R6)

Feel Like a Pro Amateur 400 Superbike

1. Jordan Colon (Yam YZF-R3)

2. Tony Nolley (Kaw 400)

3. Bernard Roman (Yam YZF-R3)

4. Mercedes Cook (Yam YZF-R3)

5. Erinn Merlow (Kaw 400)

6. Shaughn Reid (Kaw 400)

Feel Like a Pro Expert 400 Superbike

1. Jasmin Nichols (Kaw 400)

2. Jesse Sims (Kaw 400)

3. Christopher Lee (Yam YZF-R3)

Mullico Amateur 1000 Superbike

1. Aleks Palacios (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Jaycee Sterling (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Martin Robles (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Joshua Scott (Apr RSV4)

TrackDaz Expert 1000 Superbike

1. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Jack Bakken (BMW S1000RR)

3. Wes Farnsworth (Apr RSV4)

4. Jason Rodriguez (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Matthew Testa (Yam YZF-R1)

6. Anibal Ivan Arias (BMW S1000RR)

Bellissimo Battle of the Twins

1. Justin Bordonaro (Apr RS 660)

2. Jesse Sims (Kaw 400)

3. Jasmine Nichols (Kaw 400)

Blud Lubricants Expert 600 Supersport

1. Brenden Ketelsen (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Declan Van Rosmalen (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Keir Leonhardt (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Oscar Fernandez (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Igor Sakalov (MV Agusta F3)

6. Michael Kim (Yam YZF-R6)

LifeAid Amateur 600 Supersport

1. Christopher Morris (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Fernando Alvarez (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Chad Pocher (Tri  675R)

4. Josh Martin (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Frank Haro (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Carlo Manalo (Yam YZF-R6)

BST Vodka F40 Lightweight

1. Jesse Sims (Kaw 400)

2. Shaughn Reid (Kaw 400)

3. Christopher Lee (Yam YZF-R3)

4. Erinn Merlo (Kaw 400)

5. Santiago Avila (Yam YZF-R3)

6. Tom Nichols (Kaw GPz550)

American Iron presented by Fosters Freeze (Sanger, CA)

1. Joshua Nichols (H-D)

2. Chris Rivas (H-D FLTR)

3. Jacob Praschnik (H-D XR1200)

4. Michael Kelly (H-D Sportster)

Formula E

1. Patrick McBride (Energica Ego+ RS)

Modern Vintage

1. Edward Hearn

Riderzlaw Gold Cup

1. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Brenden Ketelsen (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Jack Bakken (BMW S1000RR)

4. Jason Rodriguez (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Wes Farnsworth (Apr RSV4)

6. Terry Heard (BMW S1000RR)

7. Tyler Bojarsky (Yam YZF-R1)

8. Jaakko Tiistola (BMW S1000RR)

9. Steve Zoumaras (Kaw ZX-10R)

Feel Like A Pro Amateur 400 Supersport

1. Jordon Colon (Yam YZF-R3)

2. Bernard Roman (Yam YZF-R3)

3. Shaughn Reid (Kaw 400)

4. Santiago Avila (Yam YZF-R3)

5. Erinn Merlo (Kaw 400)

6. Mercedes Cook (Yam YZF-R3)

Feel Like A Pro Expert 400 Supersport

1. Jesse Sims (Kaw 400)

2. Jasmin Nichols (Kaw 400)

3. Christopher Lee (Yam YZF-R3)

Bellissimoto Twins Grand Prix

1. Jasmine Nichols (Kaw 400)

2. Jesse Sims (Kaw 400)

[email protected] Expert 600 Superbike

1.Brenden Ketelsen (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Declan Van Rosmalen (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Keir Leonhardt (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Igor Sakalov (MV Agusta F3)

5. Michael Kim (Yam YZF-R6)

Fun Track Dayz Amateur 600 Superbike

1. Fernando Alvarez (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Mujahid Umar (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Josh Martin (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Carlo Manalo (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Frank Haro (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Ben Tilley (Yam YZF-R6)

CTML Consultants Expert 1000 Supersport

1. Bryce Prince (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Jack Bakken (BMW S1000RR)

3. Steve Zoumaras (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Alex White (Yam YZF-R1)

LIFEAID Amateur 1000 Supersport

1. Jaycee Sterling (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Martin Robles (Yam YZF-R1)

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