Elstad Wins Two WERA National Challenge Sprints At Road Atlanta

Elstad Wins Two WERA National Challenge Sprints At Road Atlanta

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Purk Takes Three Podiums In National Challenge Sprints with WERA

Jeffrey Purk took three podiums during the WERA National Challenge sprint event Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Road Atlanta. A record turnout for the weekend brought fast-paced racing action to the2.54 mile, 12 turn, road course nestled in the hills by Braselton, George.

Purk rode his Pirelli-shod Ducati 1199 to the win in HW Twins Superbike Expert, and took second in both Michelin/WERA Superbike and Open Superstock Expert.

Gavin Elstad ran strong in both the feature 600 Superstock Expert race and 750 Superstock Expert race taking the wins with his Yamaha YZF-R6.

Michael V. Ferro took Top Novice with four podiums on his Yamaha YZF-R6, grabbing the wins in 750 Superbike Novice, 750 Superstock Novice, 600 Superbike Novice, and taking second in 600 Superstock Novice.

On behalf of our racers, WERA would like to thank our 2014 sponsors: Lucas Oil, Michelin, Pirelli, Eric Anderson, RidersDiscount.com, Marrieta Motorsports, Integrity RV, and EZ Up Instant Shelters for all their support!

For a complete list of results and standings, please visit the website: www.WERA.com. This event was a qualifying round for the WERA Grand National Finals in October, 2014 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.

The next WERA National Challenge Sprints round will be July 14-15, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, OH.



1. Luie Zendejas (Kaw ZX-10R)
2. Dr. Jeffrey Purk (Duc 1199)
3. James Dellinger Suz (GXSR-1000)
4. Garrick Schneiderman (Kaw ZX-10R)
5. Jon Couch (Suz GSXR-1000)
6. Shane Horton (Kaw ZX-10R)


1. Alex Pratt (BMW S1000RR)

2. Todd Stephen (Hon CBR1000RR)

3. Corey Rachau (Suz GSXR-1000RR)


1. Dr. Jeffrey Purk (Duc 1199)

2. David Grey (Tri Daytona 675)

3. Alistair Douglas (KTM 1190)

4. Stephen Tsotsoros (Buell 1125R)

5. Eric Ashbaugh (Buell 1125R)

6. Alex Rata (Tri Daytona 675)


1. Jacob Smith (Tri Daytona 675)

2. Terry Williams (Duc 899)

3. Michael L. Sanders (Tri Daytona 675)


1. Gabe Miller (Tri Daytona 675)

2. Michael V. Ferro (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Derek Bell (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Austin Nagler (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Chase Mollack (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Johnathan Thibodaux (Yam YZF-R6)


1. Gavin Elstad (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Jimmy Merck (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Hayden Gillim (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Giovanni Rojas (Tri Daytona 675)

5. Kollin Kozik (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Joseph Gianotto (Yam YZF-R6)


1. Caleb Smith (Mori MD250)

2. Jackson Blackmon (Mor MD250)

3. Matthew Wallace (Hon RS125)

4. Trevor Standish (Hon RS150)


1. Gavin Elstad (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Jimmy Merck (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Kollin Kozik (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Joseph Gianotto (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Eric Swahn (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Brian Ray (Suz GSX-R750)


1. Michael V. Ferro (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Derek Bell (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Lester C. Helm (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Johnathan Thibodaux (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Kris Stewart (Hon CBR600RR)

6. Luca Vullo (Hon CBR600RR)


1. Xavier Zayat (Suz SV650)

2. Darrell Emerson (Suz SV650)

3. Darren Crooks (Suz SV650)

4. Russell P. Masecar (Suz SV650)

5. Jon Crawford (Suz SV650)

6. Greg Reisinger (Suz SV650)


1. Michael V. Ferro (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Chase Mollack (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Gabe Miller (Tri Daytona 675)

4. Donald Silvers (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Shaun Palyok (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Luca Vullo (Hon CBR600RR)


1. Hayden Gillim (Suz GSX-R600)

2. Kollin Kozik (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Joseph Gianotto (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Tim Hunt (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Nick McFadden (Suz GSX-R600)

6. Giovanni Rojas (Tri Daytona 675)


1. Ben Probst (Suz SV650)

2. Xavier Zayat (Suz SV650)

3. Steven Diver (Suz SV650)

4. Darren Crooks (Suz SV650)

5. Robert Dewitt (Suz SV650)

6. Jon Crawford (Suz SV650)


1. Chris King (Suz GSX-R750)

2. Eric Swahn (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Brian Ray (Suz GSX-R750)


1. Michael V. Ferro (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Derek Bell (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Lester C. Helm (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Shawn Palyok (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Terry Williams (Duc 899)


1. Garrick Schneiderman (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Dr. Jeffrey Purk (Duc 1199)

3. Andrew Fahsholtz (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. James Dellinger (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Mike deBrabant (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Eric Smith (Kaw ZX-10R)

7. John Wheatley (Suz GSX-R1000)

8. Michael O’Malley (Suz GSX-R1000)

More, from a press release issued by Apex Race Services:

Triple Threat Racing Podiums at Road Atlanta Cycle Jam

Triple Threat Racing team members had 4 podium finishes at Road Atlanta during the Wera Cycle Jam National and Sportsman Series races.

Tim Hunt started the weekend off in a good way by qualifying his Yamaha YZF-R6 Sixth on the grid for Sundays National Wera 600 Superstock race. Saturday Tim was victorious in the Senior Superbike Middleweight race on his Yamaha YZF-R6. Apex Race Services Lee Farmer finished just behind him in third place on his Yamaha YZF-R6, putting Apex riders in two of the three top spots for that class. Tim Hunt finished his weekend off strong with another Podium in B Superbike Expert, and a fourth in 600 Superbike Expert.

Amateur Chase Mollak’s spent Friday learning the ins and outs of the technical and sometimes fiesty Road Atlanta. This was Chase’s first weekend racing his Yamaha YZF-R6. Chase like mentor Tim Hunt was able to put his Yamaha YZF-R6 on the box on Saturday, with a second place finish in the 600 Superbike Novice race.

Expert Lee Farmer also had a complicated weekend. He also spent Friday learning the technical Road Atlanta. This was Lee’s First weekend on his Yamaha YZF-R6 since switching manufactures. Lee was able to score a podium finish on Saturday with his Third place finish in The Senior Superbike Middleweight race.

Hunt and Farmer had a productive weekend testing and prepping their new Yamaha YZF-R6s for the Triumph Superbike Classic round with AMA Pro Road Racing scheduled for June 21-22 at Barber Motorsports Park.

Team Quotes

Laura Ellis – Team Owner

“I’m thrilled with the performance of our two top riders, Hunt and Mollak. Both are having a great season so far. We are paying close attention to their pre-race nutrition and hydration with systems designed for high performance athletes and it’s definitely paying off. So many teams focus on tuning the bikes only–we tune the riders as well.”

Tim Hunt – Triple Threat team rider and Owner Apex Race Services

“Leigh and I are very happy to have the group of racers and friends we have on our team. Everyone on the crew performed great. We strive to give our Riders the best possible machines to compete on and this weekend our crew delivered!! I want to thank everyone involved for their support and help. Especially our sponsors Dunlop tires, Arai Helmets, Ballistik Motorcycle Apparel, medAge, Vesrah, GPR, MotoHeaven, CEPsports.com, H2ProHydrate, Apex Race Services and TT Motosport, .”

Chase Mollak – Rider

“I had a great time with my Triple Threat/Apex Race Services team at the WERA Cycle Jam. Road Atlanta is a new track to me and very technical. I was happy that I was able to bring home a podium finish for not only myself but for my team!! Thanks to all my sponsors. MedAge for keeping us healthy, Ballistik Motorcycle Apparel for always saving my skin, Arai Helmets, Dunlop, CEP sportswear, H2ProHydration, Triple Threat Racing, Apex Race Services and TT Motosport.”

Lee Farmer – Rider

“It was a bit of a challenging weekend for me. Racing a track I have never ridden before and switching from Triumph to Yamaha. Friday was a bit frustrating but by Saturday it was all starting to come together. Sunday was a solemn day with the loss of a friend and fellow racer Andy White. I am happy to close out the weekend with a podium, and am looking forward to racing Barber AMA.”

Apex Race Services/TT Motosport is a Motorcycle Race and Services center based in Pompano Beach Florida. We run a full service race team complete with track services, coaching, crew chief and team support.

Take a few minutes to look over our site at www.ApexRaceServices.com for more information.

For more about team and shop happenings visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/197956323580663/

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