Halasz Wins Doubles at Summit Point
Championship Cup Series Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regions
Summit Point Motorsports Park, West Virginia
June 12-13, 2021
The Championship Cup Series Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions met during a stormy weekend at Summit Point Motorsports Park for a Twin Sprints event with 36 total races and a chance for double wins in each class.
Antal Halasz wrapped up the weekend with a grand total of eight wins, and two second place finishes, putting him in the spotlight as the winningest expert racer of the event. Halasz set the tone for the weekend with his first win Saturday’s first race, the 25 minute-long GTO, after taking over the lead from early frontrunner Giorgi Giorgadze. Behind him, Alan Nelson had maneuvered through traffic to claim second place and set his sights on the leader. The two swapped positions and battled for the lead for the remainder of the race with Halasz finishing with the advantage and claiming the first victory of the day.
Halasz won both rounds of the Unlimited Grand Prix race on his Yamaha YZF-R1 after nailing early leads in each race, finishing ahead of Brian Grasso and Antonio Rodriguez on Saturday, and battling it out again with Nelson on Sunday, claiming the win again with Nelson and Rodriguez topping off the podium.
Halasz also won both rounds of the Unlimited Supersport race, again swapping positions for the lead with Nelson, and again finishing first with Nelson and Rodriguez rounding off the podium in both races. Halasz also won the Unlimited Superbike and Heavyweight Superbike races on Saturday, and the Heayweight Supersport race on Sunday. Halasz is supported by Spring Scaffolding, Vortex Racing, GoPro, Hotbodies Bodywork, and Pitbull Products.
The Twin Sprints event produced several multiple race winners with a handful of standout competitors. In the Lightweight classes, Arthur Diaz went home with six victories, winning the GTL, Classic Unlimited on Sunday, and both rounds of the Lightweight F40 and LW GP races. He also finished second in the Classic Unlimited and both rounds of the Classic Middleweight races. Diaz is supported by Innovative Motorcycle Research, Bridgestone Tires, Cycle Gear, Sunoco Fuels and Evans Cooling.
Justin Jones dominated the front spot in the expert middleweight classes on his Kawasaki ZX-6R, running undefeated in all six of his races. Jones won the GTU and the first Heavyweight Supersport race, and both rounds of the Middleweight Superbike and Middleweight Supersport classes. Jones is supported by VP Fuels, EBC Brakes, Michelin Tires, MRP Motorsports, and Kawasaki.
Luigi Mora was a big winner again, also with six first place finishes. Mora won the GT500 and Supersport 500 races on Saturday, and both rounds of the Superbike 500 and Moto 3 races. The Luigi Motorsport rider is supported by Spear Racing, Bigun Motorsport, Sinister Racing, Vortex Racing, and Hustle Hard Racing.
Robert Johnson was the winningest racer in the amateur ranks, with eight total wins. Johnson finished first in the Ulralight Superbike, Thunderbike, and Lightweight Superbike races on Saturday, the GTL on Sunday, and in both rounds of the Lightweight F40 and Lightweight GP races. He is supported by Johnson Engine Tech, Angie’s Silver Legacy, and Honda.
Grant Lancaster was a standout winner with victories in seven of his 12 races in the amateur Middleweight and Unlimited Classes, all onboard his Yamaha YZF-R6. . Lancaster won the first running of the Amateur Unlimited Grand Prix race, and also finished first in the Heavyweight Superbike race on Saturday. He won the Middleweight Superbike race on Sunday, and both rounds of the Middleweight Supersport and Heavyweight Supersport races. Lancaster is supported by Bauce Racing, Fresh Oil & Co, Moto XT, Team Pro Motion, and Vortex Racing.
The Championship Cup Series Mid-Atlantic region is scheduled to race again this weekend, June 18-19th, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for a Twin Sprints weekend along with the Northeast Motorcycle Road Racing (NEMRR) Louden Classic
The Championship Cup Series Southeast Region is scheduled to compete next at NC Bike July 31st – August 1st, for another Twin Sprints event featuring ASRA Sprint races.
Additional information including race results, lap times, and points standings for ASRA and all regions of CCS is available online at: www.ccsracing.us.
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