CVMA Racing Round 4 2022/2023 Winter Series
January 21-22, 2023 Chuckwalla Valley Raceway
Round Four of the CVMA 2022/2023 Winter Series kicked off under sunny skies and a super-fast racetrack. Racers going faster than ever! Lap records were set and then bettered throughout the weekend in multiple classes.
On Friday, the New Racer School granted nine new racing licenses to an enthusiastic group of racers that will be joining the CVMA ranks.
During qualifying on Saturday, Bryce Prince was the fastest rider on an Open Class bike turning a 1:45.546, and Brenden Ketelsen was fastest on a Middleweight with a 1:46.547 lap. David Anthony was fastest on a Lightweight turning a 1:50.933, and Owen Williams turned a 1:56.516 to put him at the top of the timesheets for the Ultra-Lightweights.
Several records were broken on Saturday only to be re-set on Sunday. New lap records set include:
· Formula Two – David Anthony 1:49.517
· Formula Twins – David Anthony 1:49.330
· Middleweight Supersport – Brenden Ketelsen 1:45.383
· Open Supersport – Bryce Prince 1:44.592
· Formula Lightweight Twins Shootout – David Anthony 1:49.765
In CVMA’s premier race, the Stock 1000 Shootout, Corey Alexander was able to get the holeshot starting from the second row and lead at the start of the race. On lap one, Alexander was leading with Prince in second and Anthony third. All three riders were nose-to-tail across the line. Anthony was able to slot into second on lap three pushing Prince back to third. Anthony was then able to make a brave pass in Turn Five on lap seven to take the lead and was able to pad his lead for the remainder of the race. At the finish, it was Anthony for the win with Alexander second, Prince third.
The best race of the weekend had to be the Supersport Middleweight Shootout. David Kohlstaedt holeshot, but Ketelsen took the lead right away with an inside pass in Turn Four. On the first lap, Ketelsen led Kohlstaedt followed by Michael Gilbert (still recovering from injuries sustained last year). At the front of the race, Ketelsen and Kohlstaedt were glued together riding inches apart the entire lap. On lap three, Aldo Rovirosa was able to pass Gilbert to take third position only to have Gilbert regain the position on lap five. Meanwhile at the front, Kohlstaedt showed Ketelsen a wheel several times on lap five and then took the lead on lap six. Kohlstaedt held on until the end with Ketelsen making several attempts at passes on the last lap. In the end it was Kohlstaedt (first), Ketelsen (second), and Gilbert (third) on the podium.
The result for the Formula Ultra-Lightweight Shootout was established early in the race. Williams got the holeshot and win. Kreece Elliott took second away from Quinn Swift on lap two and the order was set.
In the Lightweight Shootout, Anthony got the holeshot and ran away at the front, taking the win and setting a new lap record for the class in the process. Justin Bordonaro finished second and Gio Alvarez was third.
Full race results can be found on MYLAPS: https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/2095444
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. Our next round will be 2/25-26. Come on out and race with us!
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