Championship Cup Series Atlantic and Mid-Atlantic Regions Featuring the AMA Sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge Series Presented by Michelin Tire
Summit Point Motorsports Park
Summit Point, West Virginia
August 14-15, 2021
Twenty-six teams and more than 220 racers met to compete at the Summit Point Summer Cyclefest for a two-day event with the Atlantic and Mid-Atlantic regions of the Championship Cup Series Featuring the AMA Sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge Series Presented by Michelin Tire.
Team Washed Up Racing’s George Demetropolis and Mark Heckles, riding a Suzuki GSX-R1000, won the ASRA Team Challenge (Overall and GTO) race after nabbing the holeshot and staking their claim as race leaders. The team dominated the front of the pack for nearly all 100 laps of the endurance race with Team Grease Monkey Racing’s riders Eric Helmbach and Stephen Hoffman keeping up the pace on board their BMW S1000RR. Hoffman and Helmbach chased the early race leaders around the two mile-long road course, occasionally, and briefly, taking over the top spot. The two teams crossed the finish line exactly as they started with Heckles out front, ahead of Hoffman, and were the only teams to complete all 100 laps of the race. Team Slopoke Racing’s Antonio Rodriguez rounded off the top three in the Combined Overall and GTO classes with 98 solo laps completed on his Kawasaki ZX-10R.
Team Fast Lane Racing won the GTU class with 96 completed laps, followed by Team Real Beal Racing, and Team MI Boys. Team Racing 101 won the GT Lights class with 91 completed laps with Team Making Memories Racing, and Team LWT Dangerous Dough rounding off the podium.
Ryan Jones showed up with his BMW S1000RR to claim victory in his only race of the weekend, the Unlimited Grand Prix. Heckles had nabbed the holeshot and led the first lap, but was meatball flagged for improper grid position and pulled out of the race. Behind him, Jones had maneuvered around second place Roniel Guzman with Alexander Barrera in hot pursuit. Jones began to steadily pick up the pace and open a gap on the rest of the field to win the race without further challenge. Barrera finished second with Antal Halasz close behind in third. Jones is sponsored by Seven West Racing, Gochi Tech, Pirelli Tires, Ride On Moto, and Shoei Helmets.
Arthur Diaz was the winningest expert of the weekend with five-for-five first place finishes. He finished the weekend undefeated, winning the GTL, Lightweight F40, Lightweight GP, Combined Classic Unlimited, and Combined Classic Middleweight races after taking early leads with his 565cc Yamaha R6. Diaz is supported by Innovative Motorcycle Research, Bridgestone Tires, Cycle Gear, Sonoco Fuels, and Evans Cooling.
Xavier Zayat wrapped up the weekend with four first place finishes in the Middleweight Supersport, Heavyweight Supersport, Middleweight GP, and Heavyweight Superbike races on board his Kawasaki ZX-6R. He ran his fastest lap of the day in the Middleweight Superbike Race with a lap time of 1:12.472, slightly less than two seconds off the overall lap record set by Stefano Mesa (1:10-551) two months earlier on his Kawasaki ZX-10R. Zayat is sponsored by KWS Motorsports, Metric Devil Moto (MDM), Pirelli Tires, and Thermosman.
The winningest amateur of the weekend was Grant Lancaster also with four first place finishes. Lancaster won the Middlweight Supersport, Heavyweight Supersport, Middleweight GP, and Middleweight Superbike races with his Yamaha YZF-R6. Lancaster is supported by Bauce Racing, Fresh Oil & Co., Moto XT, Team Pro-Motion, and Vortex Racing.
The next ASRA Team Challenge event is scheduled for September 4-5th, at New Jersey Motorsports Park with the final round to be held at Daytona International Speedway during the 38th Annual Race of Champions, October 15-17th.
The Atlantic region of CCS will also meet at New Jersey Motorsports Park on September 4-5th for the region’s final round. The Mid-Atlantic region’s season finale was held at last weekend’s Summit Point Motorsports Park event.
Full race results, lap times, points standings and remaining 2021 season schedules for the Championship Cup Series, ASRA sprint races, and ASRA Team Challenge Series are available online at: www.ccsracing.us.
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