CVMA Racing Round 1 2021/2022 Winter Series Opener
The opening round of the CVMA 2021/2022 winter series started off with some pretty big changes being implemented by the club. With big money up for grabs in the premier Shootout races and a double championship points event to kick off the season, the club saw one of the largest turnouts for a first round event in the club’s history.
Friday’s new racer school was very well attended. The New Racer School graduated seventeen new racers with many returning to race over the race weekend.
Saturday morning started off with cloudy conditions keeping the desert sun at bay and providing unseasonably cool (for the California desert) conditions. The club implemented a new Parc Ferme procedure for those riders racing in the shootout events, and the riders got their first experience with this after qualifying.
Chad Lewin was the star of qualifying. Lewin was the fastest rider on both an Open class (1000cc) and Middleweight (600cc) bike. Aden Thao was the fastest rider on an ultra lightweight bike. John Knowles was fastest on a lightweight class motorcycle and Lucas Geboo was fastest on an American big twin.
In the Ultra Lightweight Shootout, Aden Thao Got the holeshot and led the race from start to finish. Owen Williams was second from the start and was never challenged. Geoffery Marshall got a great start and was third at the end of the first lap. Savannah Jaska was able to make the pass on Marshall and take over the third spot on lap 2, Jaska held the spot to round out the podium finishing third.
Chad Lewin started the Supersport Shootout from pole position and was first into turn one at the start of the race. Rennie Scaysbrook started from the third spot on the grid but was able to get a good jump off the line and slot into second place at the start. Daniel Riser started from second on the grid but was demoted to third at the start of the race by Scaysbrook. The top three riders maintained their positions from the start of the race to the finish with Lewin taking the win in front of Scaysbrook and Riser.
In the premier race of the weekend, the Open Shootout, Chad Lewin Started from pole and got the holeshot with Corey Alexander, Michael Gilbert, Andrew Lee, and Jack Bakken following close behind. On lap two Alexnder led the way with Lee and Lewin in second and third. Lewin crashed in turn two and that allowed Gilbert to assume the third spot at the start of lap three. Alexander and Lee swapped the lead several times throughout the race until a red flag brought the race to a premature end on lap six. Lee took the win with Alexander in second and Gilbert third.
In the newly added American Thunder Shootout, Frankie Garcia headed the race from start to finish. Anthony Sollima was second and Lucas Geboo finished third.
There was some great racing in all the classes with some of the fastest riders in the country racing with the club this past weekend. The next CVMA race event is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 30-31.
Note: Two rounds have been rescheduled
There have been two updates to the calendar for the second half of the 2021-22 season. The April round has been moved up to avoid conflicting with MotoAmerica. The January round also had to be moved due to a conflict at the track. See below for the full schedule.
Round 1 – September 25-26, 2021 [CW] – Double Points
Round 2 – October 30-31, 2021 [CCW]
Round 3 – December 11-12, 2021 [CW]
Round 4 – January 15-16, 2022 [CCW]
Round 5 – February 26-27, 2022 [CW]
Round 6 – March 26-27, 2022 [CCW]
Round 7 – April 16-17, 2022 [CW] – Double Points
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.
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