EMRA Race Results From Castrol Raceway

EMRA Race Results From Castrol Raceway

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Round Two of the Edmonton Motorcycle Roadracing Association’s 2016 race season fired up on June 19th, just outside of Edmonton, Alberta at Castrol Raceway. Castrol Raceway is the largest racing facility in western Canada and houses the 2.7km, 14-turn road circuit. Track conditions were nearly perfect, with sunshine in the forecast all weekend. Expert Superbike qualifying on Saturday saw Mike Zottman set a fast pole position time onboard his ZBM Racing Bow Cycle ZX10R, that would not be beat despite the efforts of Justin Knapik on his Echo Cycle backed ZX-10R, and Peter Meier riding his ZBM Racing Ducati 1199 Panigale. In Expert 600 Superbike qualifying, Trevor Brenhardt would take pole position on his ZBM Racing Kawasaki ZX6R in front of Mike Yurko on his Redline Motorsport Yamaha R6, and Ryan Boddy on his Pet Auto Body Yamaha R6.

Sunday the weather forecast was sunny but with a chance of thunderstorms. A sudden down pour before the Formula Thunder race saw some riders scramble to switch to rain tires. As the race got started, the clouds broke and the sunshine returned and began to dry the track. Peter Meier and Scott Paras, having started the race on rain tires, quickly gapped the field and managed to hang onto that gap on a quickly drying track. Just finishing the race felt like a huge relief for Scott Paras, having made a small mistake during the Round One Formula Thunder race that would ultimately result in the destruction of his Aprilia RSV. “Peter was able to build a 4 second gap quickly, I just set my marks and tried to finish. Thankfully the track didn’t dry too quickly and I was able to put my Echo Cycle Dunlop tire shod RSV4-RR on the podium in second place.”

The sun would shine for the rest of the day and a large crowd of spectators would gather, setting the stage for a thrilling Expert 600 Superbike race. Lee Brady, riding his Yamaha R6, would get an incredible start and jump from 6th on the starting grid to 2nd place, close behind Mike Yurko. A tight pack of 6 riders would then battle throughout the race, swapping positions every lap. Lee Brady began to struggle to maintain the pace being set by Mike Yurko and was quickly passed by Trevor Brenhardt on his ZBM Racing ZX6R, and Jon Bullee on his Riverside Honda CBR600RR. Trevor Brenhardt then used his superb late braking skills to pass Mike Yurko and Jon Bullee at turn one, one lap after another and take the lead of the race. Slightly farther down the order, Brian Worsdall on his Honda Extreme CBR600RR and Ryan Boddy on his Pet Auto Body Yamaha R6, would also pass Lee Brady and tag onto the back of the top 3 riders, making a number of attempts to pass Jon Bullee, who remained glued to the back tire of Mike Yurko. The train of 6 bikes would cross the line with Trevor Brenhardt in first place, followed by Mike Yurko and Jon Bullee in the remaining two podium spots. After the race, Mike Yurko would say, “I got a good launch and got out front off the start. I led the first 3 laps trying to pull a gap. Trevor made a nice late break pass into corner one, leaving me to defend second place from the following 3 riders. Next round I hope to continue dropping my lap times and look to battle with Trevor for the victory.”

Shortly after that thrilling 600 Superbike race, the grand finale Expert Superbike grid would form on track awaiting starters orders under the beautiful Sunday afternoon sun. The red lights would go out and the race would be underway, but only for a short time. Halfway through the first lap, Jason Kolmatycki and his Riverside Motosport Yamaha R1, suffered a massive high side exiting turn 11 at the front of the pack, and riders behind him scattered in all directions. Luck would be on everyone’s side that race; Jason would walk away with bumps and bruises, his bike having taken an equally as fortunate bounce and suffering relatively little damage. The grid would reform and restart soon afterwards. Mike Zottmann would get the hole shot and never look back. After a few laps he managed to build a gap over Justin Knapik, who was alone in second place. Trevor Bernhardt managed to land on the final podium position, fighting off an early race challenge from Brian Worsdall and his BMWS1000RR. After the race, having earned another Superbike second place finish, Justin would comment, “My luck had me get a terrible restart, by half race Mike Zottmann and I had a large gap over the grid. I pushed to see if I could close on Mike and challenge for the lead, but Mike had the pace. The Expert Superbike championship has Mike with a 10 point lead at this point in the season, something I’d like to close down next round.”

Round Three of the EMRA season will be at Castrol Raceway on July 9th-10th. For more information, check out the EMRA website at www.emra.ca.

Edmonton Motorcycle Roadracing Association June ­19, 2016 Round 2 @ Castrol Raceway ­ Results

Senior Open:

1. Jason Kolmatycki (Yam YZF-R1M)

2. Ian Wall (Suz GSX-­R1000)

3. Peter Meier (Duc 1199)

4. Glen Gregoire (Kaw ZX­-10R)

5. Ryan McGowan (Kaw ZX-­10R)

6. Dana Draper (Yam YZF-­R1)

Novice Open:

1. Andreas Schultz (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Kyle Allan (CBR600RR)

3. Jeremy Pompey (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Waldemar Tkaczyk (Hon CBR600RR)

5. Mitch Siepka (Yam YZF-­R6)

6. Eric Russnak (Hon CBR600RR)

Expert 600cc SS:

1. Trevor Bernhardt (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Mike Yurko (Yam YZF-­R6)

3. Jon Bullee (Hon CBR600RR)

4. Lee Brady (Yam YZF­-R6)

5. Brian Worsdall (Hon CBR600RR)

6. Shane Fraser (Yam YZF-­R6)

Intermediate 600cc SS:

1. Lee Depner (Yam YZF­-R6)

2. Cam Winterman (Suz GSX-­R600)

3. Lucas Gledhill (Suz GSX-­R600)

4. Allan Millican (Suz GSX­-R600)

5. Adam Taylor (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Trevor Patrick (Kaw ZX­-6R)

Intermediate Middleweight Twins:

1. Brian Oxtoby (KTM 690R)

2. Randy Schuler (Suz SV650)

3. Tim Trofimuk (Suz SV650)

Lightweight Open:

1. Steele Bizuk (Kaw 300)

2. James Kendrick (Hon CBR300R)

3. Ryan Brady (Hon CBR300R)

Fast 25:

1. Mike Zottmann (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Justin Knapik (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Jason Kolmatycki (Yam YZF-R1M)

4. Mike Yurko (Yam YZF-­R6)

5. Brian600RR Worsdall (Hon CBR600RR)

6. Jon Bullee (Hon CBR600RR)

Formula 112:

1. Adrian Taylor (Yam YZF­-R1)

2. Nick Sosniuk (Suz GSX-­R1000)

3. Ray Steel (BMW S1000RR)

4. Scott Manley (Hon CBR600RR)

5. Cody Tait (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Thad Klassen (Suz GSX-R750)

Women’s Open:

1. Tricia Reese (Suz GSX­-R750)

2. Johanne Bernier (Suz GSX-R600)

Formula Thunder:

1. Peter Meier (Duc 1199)

2. Scott Paras (Apr RSV4)

3. Owen El­Baba (MV F3 675)

4. Brian Oxtoby (KTM 690R)

5. Lucas Gledhill (Duc 1098)

6. James Melanson (Tri 675)

Expert Open Sportbike:

1. Mike Zottmann (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Brian1000RR Worsdall (BMW S1000RR)

3. Jon Bullee (Hon CBR600RR)

4. John Crump (Suz GSX-­R1000)

5. David Kendal (Hon CBR1000)

6. Ian Wall (Suz GSX-­R1000)

Intermediate Open Sportbike:

1. Glen Gregoire (Kaw ZX­-10R)

2. Dionis Bllacaku (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Allan Millican (Suz GSX­-R600)

4. Manav Madan (Yam YZF-R1M)

5. Tosh Gable (Hon CBR1000RR)

6. Adam Taylor (Yam YZF-R6)

Lightweight Superbike:

1. Brian Oxtoby (KTM 690R)

2. Randy Schuler (Suz SV650)

Sportsman:

1. Trevor Patrick (Kaw ZX­-6R)

2. Greg Taylor (Suz GSX­-R1000)

3. Tim Trofimuk (Suz SV650)

Intermediate 600cc Superbike:

1. Allan Millican (Suz GSX-­R600)

2. Lee Depner (Yam YZF­-R6)

3. Adam Taylor (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Cam Winterman (Suz GSX-­R600)

5. Joseph Adler (Hon CBR600RR)

6. Travis Rogan (Suz GSX-­R600)

Expert 600cc Superbike:

1. Trevor Bernhardt (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Mike Yurko (Yam YZF­-R6)

3. Jon Bullee (Hon CBR600RR)

4. Ryan Boddy (Yam YZF-­R6)

5. Brian600RR Worsdall (Hon CBR600RR)

6. Lee Brady (Yam YZF-­R6)

Novice Open:

1. Kyle Allan (Hon CBR600RR)

2. Andreas Schultz (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Mitch Siepka (Yam YZF­-R6)

4. Richard Parsloe (Tri Daytona 675)

5. Waldemar Tkaczyk (Hon CBR600RR)

6. Jeremy Pompey (Suz GSX-R 750)

Intermediate Superbike:

1. Glen Gregoire (Kaw ZX­-10R)

2. Adam Taylor (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Allan Millican (Suz GSX­-R600)

4. Tosh Gable (Hon CBR1000RR)

5. Adrian Taylor (Yam YZF-­R1)

6. Nick Sosniuk (Suz GSX-­R1000)

Expert Superbike:

1. Mike Zottmann (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Justin Knapik (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Trevor Bernhardt (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Brian Worsdall (BMW S1000RR)

5. Peter Meier (Duc 1199)

6. Ian Wall (Suz GSX­-R1000)

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