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May 22, 2019

CCS: Tony Storniolo Takes Four Race Victories At Blackhawk Farms Raceway (Updated)

Tony Storniolo (79) in action during the Unlimited GP race at Blackhawk Farms Raceway. Photo by Ryan Nolan/RyHNoFoto, courtesy of CCS.

A midday thunderstorm made varying wet/dry conditions for the Championship Cup Series’ (CCS) second round of the Midwest region this past Sunday, May 19th. Racers took to the 1.95 mile, seven turn course of Blackhawk Farms Raceway, in South Beloit, Illinois, to showcase their adaptability. The day started under drying conditions from rain overnight and racers started to switch from rain tires to race slicks. Halfway through the day a strong thunderstorm drenched the track and forced racers to switch back to rain tires. After the brief thunderstorm the track was quickly drying again. Tense racing ensued and saw numerous victors throughout the day’s events.

In the Unlimited category, expert racers Tony Storniolo, Tom Girard and Drew Jankord all took wins on their Pirelli-shod machines. Overall championship points leader Storniolo put down the fastest lap of the day with at 1:10.666 en route to winning Unlimited GP on his ZX-10R. In the amateur ranks, Kyle Berwald was the one to beat winning three of the Unlimited races on his ZX-10R.

In the 600cc races, experts Storniolo, Jody Barry, and Ricardo Valdez, all took home wins on their respective middleweight equipment. Amateurs Kyle Haltinner, Casey Lombard, Tim Lenahan, and August Nord each stood on the top step of the podium throughout the day. Haltinner turned the fastest amateur lap time of a 1:16.753 on his Yamaha YZF-R6

The lightweight division was split between experts Shawn Hill on his FZ07, Shannon Anderson, and Ryan Nolan riding SV650s. Ike Ozurumba led the amateurs in the Lightweight category on his Bridgestone-mounted SV650.

The Ultralight races were led by Drew Jankord on his Pirelli equipped Ninja 400 in the 500cc category, while Ryan Music and Bruce Barry each took wins in the 300cc classes.

The next round of CCS Midwest region will be held in conjunction with Central Roadracing Association (CRA) at Bainerd International Raceway in Brainerd Minnesota on June 14-16. This will be a twin sprints event with a two full days of racing Saturday and Sunday.

The American Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA) is the parent organization to the Championship Cup Series (CCS), the largest Amateur motorcycle road racing organization in the United States issuing over 2800 licenses per year. ASRA promotes seven AMA sanctioned Sprint Series and eight AMA sanctioned Team Challenge road racing events for 2019. The CCS Series sanctions 40 events at popular tracks around the United States, including Daytona International Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Homestead Miami Speedway, Road America, New Jersey Motorsports Park and Virginia International Raceway among other fine venues. In 2019 ASRA and CCS will provide riders with access to millions of dollars of sponsorship awards through participation in its sanctioned events.

For more racing information, complete results, and standings visit www.asraracing.com or www.ccsracing.us or call us at (817) 246-1127. Join CCS and ASRA in the greatest road racing experience available today!

Race Results (in chronological order):

GTU Expert:

1. Jody Barry (Kaw ZX-6R), 17 laps

2. David Collins (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Ricardo Valdez (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Patrick Coleman (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Nate Minster (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Jonathan Schweiger (Yam YZF-R6)

GTU Amateur:

1. Kyle Haltinner (Yam YZF-R6), 16 laps

2. Casey Lombard (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Raymond Rathjen (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Amanda Nadboralski (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. August Nord (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Chris Denley (Tri Day 675)

GT Lights Expert:

1. Shawn Hill (Yam FZ-07), 16 laps

2. Randy Mahr (Suz SV650)

3. Zach Mixon (Suz SV650)

4. Jason Knudsen (Suz SV650)

5. Ryan Nolan (Suz SV650)

6. Tim Kobert (Suz SV650)

GT Lights Amateur:

1. Ike Ozurumba (Suz SV650), 15 laps

2. Randy Rathjen (Unknown)

GT500 Expert:

1. Drew Jankord (Kaw 400), 15 laps

2. Theodore Honan (Kaw 400)

3. Bruce Barry (Kaw 250)

4. Ryan Music (Kaw 400)

5. Terry Martin (Kaw 400)

GT500 Amateur:

1. David Guimond (Yam YZF R-3), 15 laps

2. Jeffery Whittemore (KTM 390)

GTO Expert:

1. Tom Girard (Yam YZF-R1), 18 laps

2. Drew Jankord (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Tony Storniolo (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Zac Schumacher (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Samuel Kok (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Douglass Lincoln (Hon CBR1000RR)

GTO Amateur:

1. Kyle Berwald (Kaw ZX-10R), 17 laps

2. Robert Kelly (Suz GSX-R 750)

Unlimited Supersport Expert:

1. Tony Storniolo (Kaw ZX-10R), 7 laps

2. Tom Girard (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Drew Jankord (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Zachary Schumacher (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Greg Avello (KTM RC8)

6. Brian Filipiak (Kaw ZX-10R)

Unlimited Supersport Amateur:

1. Kyle Berwald (Kaw ZX-10R), 7 laps

2. Jacob Norton (EBR 1190)

3. Lewis Fair (Yam YZF-R1)

Lightweight Supersport Expert:

1. Ryan Nolan (Suz SV650), 4 laps

2. Zach Mixon (Suz SV650)

Lightweight Supersport Amateur:

1. Thomas Michels (Bue 1200), 4 laps

2. Gerald Terrell (Suz SV650)

3. Joseph Higgs (Suz SV650)

300 Supersport Combined:

1. Ryan Music (Kaw 300), 4 laps

Heavyweight Supersport Expert:

1. Ricardo Valdez (Yam YZF-R6), 7 laps

2. Tony Storniolo (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Patric Coleman (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Nate Minster(Yam YZF-R6)

5. Jim McConville Jr. (Suz GSX-R 600)

6. Mitch Walz(Yam YZF-R6)

Heavyweight Supersport Amateur:

1. Kyle Haltinner (Yam YZF-R6), 7 laps

2. Tim Lenahan (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Casey Lombard (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Amanda Nadboralski (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Matthew Schumitsch (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Jesse Hwilka (Suz GSX-R750)

Ultralight Superbike Expert:

1. Shannon Anderson (Suz SV650), 7 laps

2. Drew Jankord (Kaw 650)

3. Theodore Honan (Kaw 400)

4. Ryan Nolan (Suz SV650)

5. Randy Mahr (Suz SV650)

6. Zach Mixon (Suz SV650)

Ultralight Superbike Expert:

1. Ike Ozurumba (Suz SV650), 7 laps

2. Jeffery Whittemore (Suz SV650)

3. Gerald Terrell (Suz SV650)

500 Supersport Expert:

1. Drew Jankord (Kaw 400), 7 laps

2. Theodore Honan (Kaw 400)

3. Terry Martin (Kaw 400)

4. Ryan Music (Kaw 400)

5. Bruce Barry (Kaw 250)

500 Supersport Amatuer:

1. Jeffery Whittemore (KTM RC390), 7 laps

2. Robert Wood (Suz DR2)

Middleweight Supersport Expert:

1. Ricardo Valdez (Yam YZF-R6), 7 laps

2. Jody Barry (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Patrick Coleman (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Nate Minster (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Tony Storniolo (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. David Collins (Yam YZF-R6)

Middleweight Supersport Amateur:

1. Kyle Haltinner (Yam YZF-R6), 7 laps

2. Tim Lenahan (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Jeff Carson (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. August Nord (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Wyatt Karl (Day 675)

6. Matthew Schumitsch (Yam YZF-R6)

Lightweight Superbike Expert:

1. Shannon Anderson (Suz SV650), 7 laps

2. Shawn Hill (Yam FZ07)

3. Kyle Himes (Suz SV650)

4. Jason Knudsen (Suz SV650)

Lightweight Superbike Amateur:

1. Jeffery Whittemore (Suz SV650), 7 laps

2. Ike Ozurumba (Suz SV650)

3. Gerald Terrell (Suz SV650)

500 Superbike Expert:

1. Drew Jankord (Kaw 400), 7 laps

2. Bruce Barry (Kaw 250)

3. Theodore Honan (Kaw 400)

4. Terry Martin (Kaw 400)

5. Ryan Music (Kaw 400)

500 Superbike Amateur:

1. Robert Wood (Suz DR2), 2 laps

Middleweight Superbike Expert:

1. Jody Barry (Kaw ZX-6R), 7 laps

2. David Collins (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Ricardo Valdez (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Nate Minster (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Patrick Coleman (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Tony Storniolo (Kaw ZX-6R)

Middleweight Superbike Amateur:

1. Casey Lombard (Suz GSX-R600), 7 laps

2. Kyle Haltinner (Yam YZF-R6)

3. August Nord (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Raymond Rathjen (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Tim Lenahan (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Jeff Carson (Kaw ZX-6R )

Unlimited Superbike Expert:

1. Drew Jankord (Kaw ZX-10R), 7 laps

2. Tony Storniolo (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Zachary Schumacher (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Brian Filipiak (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Samuel Kok (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Greg Avello (KTM RC8 1190)

Unlimited Superbike Amateur:

1. Kyle Berwald (Kaw ZX-10R), 7 laps

Lightweight GP Expert:

1. Shawn Hill (Yam FZ07), 7 laps

2. Kyle Himes (Suz SV650)

3. Shannon Anderson (Suz SV650)

4. Ryan Nolan (Suz SV650)

5. Jason Knudsen (Suz SV650)

6. Zach Mixon (Suz SV650)

Lightweight GP Expert:

1. Ike Ozurumba (Suz SV650), 7 laps

2. Gerald Terrell (Suz SV650)

3. Jeffery Whittemore (Suz SV650)

300 Superbike Expert:

1. Bruce Barry (Kaw 250), 7 laps

2. Ryan Music (Kaw 300)

300 Superbike Amateur:

1. James Koonce (Kaw 300), 6 laps

2. Robert Koonce (Kaw 300)

Middleweight GP Expert:

1. Tony Storniolo (Kaw ZX-6R), 7 laps

2. David Collins (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Patrick Coleman (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Nate Minster (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Carl J Shefchik (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Charlie Nichols (Kaw ZX-6R)

Middleweight GP Amateur:

1. Tim Lenahan (Kaw ZX-6R), 7 laps

2. August Nord (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Jeff Carson (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Wyatt Karl (Day 675)

5. Robert Wood (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Matthew Schumitsch (Yam YZF-R6)

Unlimited GP Expert:

1. Tony Storniolo (Kaw ZX-10R), 7 laps

2. Tom Girard (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Drew Jankord (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Zachary Schumacher (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Brian Filipiak (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Jeff Schumacher (Yam YZF-R1)

Unlimited GP Amateur:

1. Jacob Norton (EBR 1190), 7 laps

Heavyweight Superbike Expert:

1. Tony Storniolo (Kaw ZX-6R), 7 laps

2. Nate Minster (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Terry Martin (Ducati 899 Panigale)

4. Mitch Walz (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Jim McConville Jr. (Suz GSX-R600)

Heavyweight Superbike Amateur:

1. August Nord (Yam YZF-R6), 7 laps

2. Tim Lenahan (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Amanda Nadboralski (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Matthew Schumitsch (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Jesse Hwilka (Suz GSX-R750)

6. Stuart Moore (Yam YZF-R6)



More, from a press release issued by Farrell Performance:

Team J&J Farrell Performance riders Jessica Capizzi and Jason Farrell won the ASRA Team Challenge GTU and took the Overall win at Blackhawk Farms Raceway on May 18th.

(Above) Jessica Capizzi (72/726) at speed at Blackhawk Farms Raceway. Photo courtesy of Farrell Performance.

The couple teamed up on Jessica's Farrell Performance Pirelli-shod Kawasaki ZX-6R (636) for the ASRA Team Challenge at Blackhawk Farms and ultimately won by nearly two complete laps over second place.

Weather conditions were wet and dry back and forth all day and start of the race was damp which during the race lead to a drying track toward the end of the race.

Current Blackhawk Farms track record holder Jason started the race from row seven and wasted no time getting into the lead on the first lap. Clicking off a decent pace and putting a decent amount of time on the rest of the field, Jason eventually lapped everyone else in the race right at the halfway point of the race.

Jessica Capizzi was in the pits eagerly awaiting Jason's signal to pit so she could show the team how quick she was on her ZX-6R.

Jason signaled to the pits around approximately lap 42 and the team got ready for their pit stop strategy.

The team pulled off a flawless pit stop, as Jessica showed why she was the team's most valuable asset during the Daytona 200 pit stop earlier in the year. Jessica was not only doing riding duty and changed the rear tire in super-fast fashion right before she hopped on to do her stint in the race.

Jessica wasted no time and put down her best laps ever around Blackhawk Farms Raceway clicking off some fast times in the 1:14 range.

The team was still leading by more than one lap on second overall, after the pit stop.

The team didn't lose much time to the team in second place, who was trying to catch back up as Jessica held her own. Due to differing ergonomics of the bike between Jason and Jessica, Jessica put in 16 laps and pulled in from having a cramped shifting leg. She signaled the pit crew she was stopping in next lap as Jason got ready for his last run. The duo switched riders really quick and barely lost any time pitting for a rider change.

Jason threw down his fastest times of the race near the end and eventually put second place two laps down right at the end of the race.

"It felt great to be back on a bike again and win the TC!," said Jason. "I finally got that monkey off my back and won a race. It's been awhile and it feels so good to be back again! I couldn't have done it without my girlfriend Jessica who rode just awesome. She's going places and I'm looking forward to watching her win some races in the near future. I'm proud of her accomplishments and I couldn't ask for a better rear tire changer as well!"

"My bike felt great and ran great! We both think it is the best-handling bike ever," said Jessica. "Thank you to Jason Farrell for being my amazing teammate, Brian Filipiak for being Mr. Muscles and doing the refueling, Patrick Coleman for being the catch guy and holding the fire extinguisher (I came in pretty hot and you were brave enough to stand there lol), Jeremy Miller for doing the rear air gun and making sure the tire pressures were right on. Thank you so much you guys. You are a top-notch pit crew and we couldn't have done it without you. Thank you to Pirelli and K-tech Suspension for the serious grip and incredible handling. More big thanks to: U.S. Chrome, Line2Line Coatings, Hindle Exhaust, EBC Brakes, DEI, Arai Helmet Americas, and Track Graphix.”

Team J&J Farrell Performance ran Pirellis for the race with an SC1 slick front and two rears, starting with an SC2 Slick then changing to a SC1 Slick for the final stint during their pit stop.

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