CVMA Racing Round 2 2022/2023 Winter Series
Round 2 of the CVMA 2022/2023 Winter Series kicked off October 29-30 under sunny skies, warm weather and a fast Chuckwalla Valley Raceway racetrack. Some of the fastest racers from all over the country came out in force for a very well attended event and some great competition. The racing over the weekend was fantastic with closely matched riders in all classes going for the win!
On Friday, a group of five racers graduated from the New Racer School and received their racing licenses.
During qualifying on Saturday, David Kohlstaedt was the fastest on a Middleweight bike turning a 1:48.644 lap time. Justin Bordonaro turned a 1:52.375 to be fastest on a lightweight bike and Owen Williams was fastest on an Ultra Lightweight with a 1:54.043 lap time. Corey Alexander was fastest of them all qualifying at a 1:44.935 lap time on his Open class bike.
Saturday stars included Kohlstaedt and Williams, each winning two races. Mallory Dobbs won the Femwalla race and broke a long-standing lap record with a 1:50.596 lap time.
In the premier race of the day, the Stock 1000 Shootout, Alexander got the holeshot and led from start to finish. Jack Bakken was able to slot into second place at the start followed by Bryce “The Prince” Prince and Anthony “Lug Nut” Norton. Prince took second place away from Bakken on the fourth lap. Norton was then able to make a brave pass on the brakes into turn 14 on Bakken to take the final spot on the podium. The final result was Alexander for the win with Prince second and Norton third.
Jon “Crafty” Glaefke got the hole shot in the Formula Lightweight Twins Shootout but was quickly passed by Bordonaro and Cody Wyman on the first lap. Bordonaro led the race with strong pressure from Wyman just behind. Bordonaro set a new lap record on lap four only for Wyman to better it on lap five setting the new record at a 1:50.747 lap time. Unfortunately, Wyman’s bike suffered a mechanical problem on lap seven handing second position to Glaefke. The final result Bordonaro with the win, Glaefke second and Adam Faussett third.
The result for the Formula Ultra Lightweight Shootout was set right at the start of the race. Williams with the holeshot/win, Kreece Elliott second, and Quinn Swift third.
In the Supersport Middleweight Shootout, Kohlstaedt got the holeshot and the win. At the start, Deion Campbell was able to follow Kohlstaedt and put on some pressure but unfortunately had a spectacular highside crash exiting Turn 10 on the third lap handing the position to Sahar Zvik. Zvik then made a big mistake on lap seven dropping back to fourth place where he finished. The final result, Kohlstaedt took the win, Tyler Olmstead finished second and Brian Berdan took the final place on the podium.
Full race results can be found on MYLAPS: https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/2069458
CVMA offers two full days of racing every race weekend and also includes Saturday qualifying for grid position in all classes, amateur and expert, as well as a wide variety of classes to choose from.
Additionally, CVMA offers free reciprocity as a means of encouraging racers from other clubs to come out and compete. Log on to www.cvmaracing.com for more information.
The 2022/2023 Winter Series will start on 9/24/2022. Come on out for some of the most competitive racing with some of the fastest racers in the country!
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CVMA would like to thank sponsors SoCal Track Days, Apex Assassins, Ryder Gear and CaliPhotography for their support. Thanks to Alpinestars, 6D Helmets, Racer Gloves, and Racer’s Edge for their support of the New Racer School.