Cleland Wins CMRA Formula One Race At MSR Houston (Updated)

Cleland Wins CMRA Formula One Race At MSR Houston (Updated)

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Adams, Cleland, Thornton Take Multiple Wins with the CMRA at MSR Houston

Brandon Cleland won a nail biting Formula 1 Expert race and grabbed another win in very stiff competition during the Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association’s (CMRA) first round of Bridgestone/CMRA Championship sprints this past Sunday, February 21, at MSR Houston in Angleton, Texas.

A second day of temperatures in the mid-70s F and partially cloudy weather with a light breeze made for great racing conditions on the 17-turn, 2.4-mile full course.

Returning from six months of downtime due to an AC separation that required surgery, Cleland rode his RES-prepped, Pirelli-shod Yamaha YZF-R6 in thrilling racing action, snatching the wins in M4 Exhaust/P1 Racing – Formula 1 Expert and South Central Race Center – C Superstock Expert. Cleland had the crowd on their feet again twice after that, when he tipped over while leading the A Superbike Expert race, got back up, and hustled back to finish eighth on a 43-bike grid. In the afternoon’s C Superbike Expert race, he again had the lead by over eight seconds when his motor let go.

Cleland had this to say about his roller-coaster day, “Overall the weekend was a success, and for being off for six months, it was refreshing to know we still got it. Our results are proof that we are backed by some really good people, but the secret is still in the box #milleniumbox. I’d like to thank Steve Upchurch at RES, John Hutchinson at Pirelli tires, Shand Garcia at Shocksox, and Jimmy Cambora at RaceworX Suspension.”

Eddie Thornton was the strongest in Heavyweights, taking two wins in 212Decals.com – A Superbike Expert, RaceworX – A Superstock Expert, and third in M4 Exhaust/P1 Racing – Formula 1 Expert on his Yamaha YZF-R1M. Thornton also had the fastest lap of the weekend with a 1:32.535 on lap three of A Superbike Expert.

The M4 Exhaust/P1 Racing – Formula 1 Expert race was shaping up to be a great one, with morning qualifying already having times in the mid to lower 1:30’s. As the 27 bike grid lined up, it was a battle brewing between the Yamaha YZF-R6’s and the Yamaha YZF-R1M’s. Cleland was on the pole, with James Camacho Jr. on a Yamaha YZF-R6 and Craig Montgomery on a Kawasaki ZX-10R rounding out the front row.

The starting lights went out, Cleland and Camacho took off with Montgomery all over them like a cheap suit. Carlos Lescale riding a BMW S1000RR had his hands full with Jeff Wrobel on a Suzuki GSXR-1000 and Ron Mears aboard a modern classic Honda CBR600. Thornton, who missed morning qualifying, came slicing up from the row nine of the grid like a hot knife through butter to join the fray. Tim Rose, also on a Yamaha YZF-R1M, caught a tow on Thornton from sixth. Alonzo Contreras on a Suzuki GSXR-600 went at it hammer and tongs with Brandon Young on his Suzuki GSXR-1000, rounding out the front of the pack.

Cleland ran the fastest lap of the race, turning a 1:33.129 on lap 4, barely holding off Camacho with a 1:33.269. Thornton shot up into third with a 1:33.425 and Rose bumped Montgomery for fourth throwing down a 1:34.676. You could’ve thrown a blanket over Cleland and Camacho as they took the checkers, with Cleland taking the win by a thin 0.101 of a second over Camacho. Thornton crossed the line third, with Rose hanging onto fourth, Montgomery took fifth, and Lescale, Wrobel, Mears, Contreras, and Young rounded out the top 10. Cleland also won the $100 P1 Racing cash purse for riding the first 600 across the finish line again during the Formula 1 race.

Daniel Adams started the defense of his number 1 plate this weekend with some serious competition in the Lightweights. Adams persevered and rode the wheels off his Suzuki SV650, putting down a fastest lap of 1:38.947 and winning Century Trucks and Vans – Formula 2 Expert, Century Trucks and Vans – D Superbike Expert and taking second in Lightweight Twins Expert.

Terence Ladner got the Top Novice spot, with four wins in North Texas Superbikes – A Superbike Novice, OnRoad OffRoad Suspension – A Superstock Novice, SpeedFreakDecals.com –Formula 1 Novice, and Crazy Jack’s Powersports – Formula 40 Heavyweight Novice on his Yamaha YZF-R1M.

Daisy DeSimone won the “Jennifer Millsap Get it Girl” $100 award, sponsored by A.G. Horn, for her combined finishes in four races on her Suzuki GSXR-750.

Of special note, 11-year-old Saturday Mini Sprinter Brylin Schrock rode a Honda RS125 provided by Mark and Ryan Andrews for the first time in Sunday’s races. He gridded up in Suzuki SV650 classes and walked away with fantastic results, turning a 1:46.837 and taking the wins in Formula 2 Novice, Lightweight Twins Novice, and Formula 3.

On behalf of our racers, the CMRA would like to thank our 2016 Sponsors including: 212Decals.com, Aces High Racing, Altus Lawton Motorsports, BearShark Brand, Bridgestone, Century Trucks and Vans, Crazy Jack’s Powersports, Honda/Four81 Motos, Island Racing Services, Leather & Lace Racing Leathers Repair, Lone Star Track Days, M4 Exhaust/P1 Racing, Moto Liberty, Nocona Designs, North Texas Superbikes, OnRoad OffRoad Suspension, RaceworX, Rainbow Sox Racing, Race Tire Services, Remember Brooks Gremmels, Road & Track Suspension, South Central Race Center, SpeedFreakDecals.com, Texas Motorcycle [email protected], The Bike Doctors and Tucker Rocky. Please remember to support the products and services of the companies who support you!

The Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association is proud to be “Powered by Yamaha Generators.”

For a complete list of the weekend results and standings, please visit the website: www.CMRAracing.com. The next round in the Bridgestone/CMRA Championship sprint series will be on March 20, 2016, at Texas World Speedway, College Station, Texas. Details for the weekend will be announced when finalized. Come out and see some great racing action!

SUNDAY RESULTS

D SUPERSTOCK EXPERT

1. Shawn Adams (Suz SV650)

2. Andy Gilliland (Suz SV650)

3. Terry Embury (Yam YZ450)

4. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650)

D SUPERSTOCK NOVICE

1. John Rawls (Suz SV650)

2. Dalton Turner (Yam YZF450)

3. Brian Young (Suz SV650)

4. Travis Pence (Suz SV650)

5. David Hicks (Apr SXV 5.5)

6. Scott Martin (Hon CRF450)

CLASSIC

1. Danny Dominguez (Suz GSX-R600)

2. David Dahms (Hon CBRF600F3)

3. Sean Brown (Hon CBR600F3)

4. Fox Schaffer (Duc 699)

5. Wiley Clark (Yam FZR400)

6. Nick Lee (Hon CBR600F3)

B SUPERSTOCK EXPERT

1. James Camacho Jr (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Alonzo Contreras (Suz GSX-R600)

3. David Rice (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Nick Doolan (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Jay Bullard (Kaw ZX-6/636R)

6. John Orchard (Yam YZF-R6)

LONE STAR TRACK DAYS – B SUPERSTOCK NOVICE

1. Paul Bradley (Suz GSX-R750)

2. Umayr Kaleem (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Hector Barreto (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Bryan Evans (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Kyle Coles (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Michael McGehee (Kaw ZX-6/636R)

SOUTH CENTRAL RACE CENTER – C SUPERSTOCK EXPERT

1. Brandon Cleland (Yam YZF-R6)

2. James Camacho Jr. (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Garet Tomlinson (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Alonzo Contreras (Suz GSX-R600)

5. David Rice (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. John Orchard (Yam YZF-R6)

MOTO LIBERTY – C SUPERSTOCK NOVICE

1. Umayr Kaleem (Yam YZF-R6)

2. John McKenzie (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Kyle Coles (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Jesse Smartt (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Michael McGehee (Kaw ZX-6/636R)

6. Yorke Oldfather (Yam YZF-R6)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES – LADIES FORMULA 1

1. Daisy DeSimone (Suz GSX-R750)

2. Sandra Siskin (Hon CBR1000RR)

3. Julie Lopez-Velarde (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Shandra Crawford (Tri Daytona 675)

TEXAS MOTORCYCLE [email protected] – MOTARD

1. Dalton Turner (Yam YZF450)

2. Robert Bradlaw (Hon CRF450)

3. Terry Embury (Yam YZ450)

4. Scott Martin (Hon CRF450)

5. Keith Jordan (KTM 690)

6. David Hicks (Apr SXV 5.5)

LEATHER & LACE RACING LEATHER REPAIR – LADIES ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT GP

1. Megan Wanat (Kaw 300R)

2. Eric Muse (Yam YZF-R3)

3. Christina Shipley (Kaw 250R)

4. Anita Thomas (Kaw 250R)

5. Ana Duran (Kaw 300R)

6. Myla Van Duyn (Kaw 250R)

RACEWORX – A SUPERSTOCK EXPERT

1. Eddie Thornton (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Brandon Young (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Craig Montgomery (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Carlos Lescale (BMW S1000RR)

5. Robert Duncan (Yam YZF-R1)

6. Dewayne Davis (Suz GSX-R1000)

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION – A SUPERSTOCK NOVICE

1. Terence Ladner (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Tony Ugoh (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Hector Barreto (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Jeff Offutt (BMW S1000RR)

5. Paul Bradley (Suz GSX-R750)

6. Brian Yuan (Suz GSX-R750)

CENTURY TRUCKS & VANS – FORMULA 2 EXPERT

1. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650)

2. Danny Dominguez (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)

4. Shawn Adams (Suz SV650)

5. Walter Walker III (Suz SV650)

6. Andy Gilliland (Suz SV650)

THE BIKE DOCTORS – FORMULA 2 NOVICE

1. Brylin Schrock (Hon RS125)

2. David Dahms (Hon CBR600F3)

3. Jeremias Moreno (Suz SV650)

4. Mitchell Klein (Suz SV650)

5. Travis Pence (Suz SV650)

6. Gilberto Banda (Suz SV650)

M4 EXHAUST / P1 RACING – FORMULA 1 EXPERT

1. Brandon Cleland (Yam YZF-R6)

2. James Camacho Jr. (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Eddie Thornton (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Tim Rose (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Craig Montgomery (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Carlos Lescale (BMW S1000RR)

7. Jeff Wrobel (Suz GSX-R1000)

8. Ron Mears (Hon CBR600RR)

9. Alonzo Contreras (Suz GSX-R600)

10. Brandon Young (Suz GSX-R1000)

HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS EXPERT

1. Steven Nedd (KTM RC8)

2. Scott Canady (Duc 1199)

3. Fox Schaffer (Duc 699)

4. Shandra Crawford (Tri Daytona 675)

5. Ryan Warren (Tri Daytona 675)

HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS NOVICE

1. Shane Smith (Tri Daytona 675)

2. Jeff Bean (Tri Daytona 675)

3. Travis Pence (Suz SV650)

4. Sean Brown (Suz SV650)

MODERN CLASSIC

1. Dewayne Davis (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Danny Dominguez (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)

4. Tommy Hendricks (Kaw ZX-6/636R)

5. Titus Goodger (Hon CBR1000RR)

6. Rob Lackey (Hon CBR1000RR)

CENTURY TRUCKS & VANS – D SUPERBIKE EXPERT

1. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650)

2. Danny Dominguez (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Andy Gilliland (Suz SV650)

4. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)

5. Shawn Adams (Suz SV650)

6. Walter Walker III (Suz SV650)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES – D SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. David Dahms (Suz SV650)

2. Jeremias Moreno (Suz SV650)

3. Mitchell Klein (Suz SV650)

4. Travis Pence (Suz SV650)

ROOKIE EXPERT HEAVYWEIGHT

1. Robert Duncan (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Jay Bullard (Kaw ZX-6/636R)

3. Patrick Ortega (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Colby Pyron (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Walter Walker III (Suz GSX-R600)

6. Matthew Palmore (Suz GSX-R1000)

SPEEDFREAKDECALS.COM – FORMULA 1 NOVICE

1. Terence Ladner (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Jeff Offutt (BMW S1000RR)

3. Hector Barreto (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Umayr Kaleem (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Tony Ugoh (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Brian Yuan (Suz GSX-R750)

LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS EXPERT

1. Andy Gilliland (Suz SV650)

2. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650)

3. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)

4. Walter Walker III (Suz SV650)

5. Bill Adams (Suz SV650)

6. Wiley Clark (Suz SV650)

LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS NOVICE

1. Brylin Schrock (Hon RS125)

2. David Dahms (Suz SV650)

3. Jeremias Moreno (Suz SV650)

4. John Rawls (Suz SV650)

5. Travis Pence (Suz SV650)

6. Gilberto Banda (Suz SV650)

212DECALS.COM – A SUPERBIKE EXPERT

1. Eddie Thornton (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Tim Rose (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Ron Mears (Hon CBR600RR)

4. Brandon Young (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Jeff Wrobel (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Pete Martins (Suz GSX-R1000)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES – A SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. Terence Ladner (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Hector Barreto (Suz GSX-R750)

3. Tony Ugoh (Kaw ZX-10R)

4. Brian Yuan (Suz GSX-R750)

5. Kasey Lewis (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Luis Aguero Jr. (Suz GSX-R600)

FORMULA 40 LIGHTWEIGHT EXPERT

1. Danny Dominguez (Suz GSX-R600)

2. Bill Adams (Suz SV650)

3. Terry Embury (Yam YZ450)

4. Fox Schaffer (Duc 699)

5. Wiley Clark (Yam FZR400)

6. Jim Whitten (Duc 1000SS)

FORMULA 40 LIGHTWEIGHT NOVICE

1. David Dahms (Hon CBR600F3)

2. John Rawls (Suz SV650)

3. Sean Brown (Hon CBR600F3)

4. Lamont Adams (Kaw 300R)

C SUPERBIKE EXPERT

1. David Rice (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Bobby Davies (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Nick Doolan (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Jay Bullard (Kaw ZX-6/636)

6. Enoc Garza (Yam YZF-R6)

FORMULA 40 HEAVYWEIGHT EXPERT

1. Tim Rose (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Ron Mears (Hon CBR600RR)

3. Robert Duncan (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Pete Martins (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Joseph Caruso (BMW S1000RR)

6. Dewayne Davis (Suz GSX-R1000)

CRAZY JACK’S POWERSPORTS – FORMULA 40 HEAVYWEIGHT NOVICE

1. Terence Ladner (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Jeff Offutt (BMW S1000RR)

3. Jack Moss (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Breen Schoonover (Suz GSX-R750)

5. Daisy DeSimone (Suz GSX-R750)

6. Allen Dye (Yam YZF-R1)

FORMULA 40 MIDDLEWEIGHT EXPERT

1. Chris Hamlett (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Kyle Fox (Hon CBR600RR)

3. Danny Dominguez (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Andrew Sukach (Kaw ZX-6/636R)

5. Fox Schaffer (Duc 699)

6. Shandra Crawford (Tri Daytona 675)

FORMULA 40 MIDDLEWEIGHT NOVICE

1. Bryan Evans (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Yorke Oldfather (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Thomas Harper (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Sean Brown (Hon CBR600F3)

5. Charles Klea (Yam YZF-R6)

NOCONA DESIGNS – C SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. Bryan Evans (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Umayr Kaleem (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Kyle Coles (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. John McKenzie (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Luis Aguero Jr. (Suz GSX-R600)

6. Shane Smith (Tri Daytona 675)

B SUPERBIKE EXPERT

1. Ron Mears (Hon CBR600)

2. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Nick Doolan (Yam YZF-R6)

4. David Rice (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Shane Zelm (Suz GSX-R750)

6. Jay Bullard (Kaw ZX-6/636R)

NORTH TEXAS SUPERBIKES – B SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. Bryan Evans (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Hector Barreto (Suz GSX-R750)

3. Umayr Kaleem (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Kyle Coles (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Brian Yuan (Suz GSX-R750)

6. John McKenzie (Yam YZF-R6)

ROOKIE EXPERT LIGHTWEIGHT

1. Walter Walker III (Suz SV650)

2. Kyle Fox (Hon CBR250R)

FORMULA 3

1. Brylin Schrock (Hon RS125)

2. Robert Bradlaw (Hon CRF450)

3. Terry Embury (Yam YZ450)

4. Dylan Deutschlander (KTM RC 390)

5. Keith Jordan (KTM 690)

6. Scott Martin (Hon CRF450)

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