Jeff Wood Takes Three ASRA Pole Positions Sunday At Summit Point Raceway

Jeff Wood Takes Three ASRA Pole Positions Sunday At Summit Point Raceway

© 2007, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.


Bettencourts Yamaha’s Jeff Wood captured three pole positions during ASRA qualifying Sunday at Summit Point Raceway, in West Virginia.

Wood turned a 1:13.927 on his Dunlop-shod YZF-R1 to capture pole position in the Superstock class. Wood then switched to his YZF-R6 and earned pole positions in Superbike and Factory Pro Tuning Presented by Strapless Transport Stands with times of 1:14.564 and 1:15.164, respectively. Wood’s time in Superbike was a new qualifying lap record for the class, beating the 1:14.848 set by Matt Wait in 2003.

“My Yamahas are great,” Wood, the defending ASRA Sportbike and Superbike Champion, told “At Heartland Park we went 1.5 seconds faster than last time we were there, and today in Superbike I went one second faster than I did here last year. I’m turning faster times with less effort. It’s great.”

Second-fastest man in Superstock and Superbike and the third-fastest rider in Superbike was Butler Machinery’s Robert Jensen. Jensen’s Superstock qualifying effort was derailed when the front Michelin on his 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 suddenly and inexplicably — went flat early in the session. Then in Superbike qualifying, the bodywork on Jensen’s GSX-R600 came loose while on track, forcing him to pit for repairs. Jensen was happy with his Sportbike qualifying effort, however, especially considering he ran on used tires.

Wood and Jensen will face off in Monday’s final events, but Jensen will be chasing Suzuki contingency money in seven CCS and ASRA races while Wood will be focusing on only his three ASRA races.

In Thunderbike qualifying, former Champion Bryan Bemisderfer used a tow from current Thunderbike Champion Dan Bilansky to propel his Dunlop-equipped Harley-Davidson/Buell of Frederick XB-RR to pole position with a 1:18.359. Bilansky was second-fastest on his Pirelli-fitted Hal’s Speed Shop Buell XB-12R with a time of 1:18.636.

The ASRA Sportbike, Superbike, Superstock and Thunderbike final events will be held on Memorial Day Monday.

ASRA Championship Series Summit Point Raceway Summit Point, West Virginia May 27, 2007 Provisional Qualifying Results:

ASRA Superstock:

1. Jeff Wood (Yam YZF-R1), 1:13.927 2. Robert Jensen (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:14.814 3. Shane Narbonne (Suz GSX-R750), 1:15.828 4. Scott Greenwood (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:16.194 5. Justin Marm (Suz GSX-R750), 1:16.304 6. David Loikits (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:16.420 7. Andy Feuersthaler (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:16.487 8. Brendon Marshall (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:16.638 9. Adrian Jones (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:16.687 10. Charlie Coleman (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:17.228 11. Antal Halasz (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:17.804 12. Nate Panek (Kaw ZX-6), 1:19.784 13. Ivan Milan (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:20.496 14. Bill Egge (Suz GSX-R750), 1:22.602 15. Lloyd Bayley (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:24.272

ASRA Superbike:

1. Jeff Wood (Yam YZF-R6), 1:14.564 2. David Rose (Yam YZF-R6), 1:15.697 3. Robert Jensen (Suz GSX-R600), 1:16.131 4. Michael Himmelsbach (Tri Daytona 675), 1:16.224 5. Terry Taylor (Suz GSX-R600), 1:16.553 6. Ryan Patterson (Yam YZF-R6), 1:17.088 7. Bryan Bemisderfer (Buell XB-RR), 1:17.229 8. Jonathan Lawrence (Suz GSX-R600), 1:17.432 9. Shane Narbonne (Suz GSX-R600), 1:17.574 10. Scott Greenwood (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:17.657 11. Bret Garrettson (Yam YZF-R6), 1:17.896 12. Zsolt Veres (Yam YZF-R6), 1:18.307 13. Andy Feuersthaler (Suz GSX-R600), 1:19.028 14. Tony Kasper (Suz GSX-R600), 1:20.974 15. Chris Rockwell (Yam YZF-R6), 1:21.069 16. Steve Kennedy (Hon CBR600RR), 1:21.439 17. Craig Moodie (Yam YZF-R6), 1:21.443 18. Anthony Caligiuri (Buell XB-RR), 1:22.908

Factory Pro Sportbike Presented by Strapless Transport Stands:

1. Jeff Wood (Yam YZF-R6), 1:15.164 2. Robert Jensen (Suz GSX-R600), 1:16.043 3. Jonathan Lawrence (Suz GSX-R600), 1:17.077 4. Shane Narbonne (Suz GSX-R600), 1:17.236 5. Scott Greenwood (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:17.375 6. Bret Garrettson (Yam YZF-R6), 1:17.930 7. Andy Feuersthaler (Suz GSX-R600), 1:18.729 8. Bob Michael (Suz GSX-R600), 1:19.450 9. Nate Panek (Kaw ZX-6), 1:20.046 10. Tony Kasper (Suz GSX-R600), 1:20.478 11. Steve Kennedy (Hon CBR600RR), 1:21.064 12. Rich Dubarton (Yam YZF-R6), 1:23.299 13. Meghan Stiles (Yam YZF-R6), 1:24.914

ASRA Thunderbike:

1. Bryan Bemisderfer (Buell XB-RR), 1:18.359 2. Dan Bilansky (Buell XB-12R), 1:18.636 3. Dave Estok (Buell XB-12R), 1:18.911 4. Arnold Hastings (Suz SV650), 1:19.611 5. Darren James (Buell XB-12R), 1:20.218 6. Joe Rozynski (Buell XB-12R), 1:20.889 7. Art Diaz (Buell XB-12R), 1:20.983 8. Sam Rozynski (Buell XB-12R), 1:21.017 9. Sean Marston (Suz SV650), 1:21.234 10. Jeff Gouchenour (Buell XB), 1:23.527 11. James Delk, Jr. (Buell XB-12R), 1:23.718 12. Alex Marshall (Suz SV650), 1:23.992 13. Max Grant (Duc 1000), 1:23.999 14. Steve Kenner (Duc 1000), 1:26.533 15. Rich Dubarton (Suz SV650), 1:27.634 16. Bill Davenport (Suz SV650), 1:27.665 17. Ken Allen (Suz SV650), 1:28.059 18. Dave Granger (Buell XB-9R), 1:30.253

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