Mesa Wins Six Races, CCS Florida Overall Expert Championship At Homestead-Miami Speedway

Mesa Wins Six Races, CCS Florida Overall Expert Championship At Homestead-Miami Speedway

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CCS Florida – Homestead-Miami Speedway

December 6, 2015

Stefano Mesa won six of his eight races at Homestead-Miami Speedway during the CCS Florida season finale and wrapped up the 2015 season as the number one Expert Overall Points winner for a second year in a row.

Mesa started the weekend with a 690-point lead over Greg Melka and had the Overall Points Championship wrapped up before the event began. Melka maintained his position and finished second overall at the end of the double points season finale with two wins, three seconds and one third-place finish.

“I don’t even know where to start,” exclaimed Mesa. “What a year! My hat’s off to West Side (Performance) and Dunlop tires for being behind me all year, backing me up, and Thermosman for always being on point, always putting me on top. Hopefully, next year we can be up here. The CCS people, you guys do a great job. Hopefully we can keep racing and racing. My hat’s off to everybody. Thank you, everybody!”

Mesa won the Expert GTU, Unlimited Supersport, Middleweight Supersport, Heavyweight Supersport, Middleweight Superbike, and Unlimited Grand Prix classes. He finished second in GTO and Unlimited Superbike. Mesa got off to a slow start early in the day on his West Side Performance Suzuki GSX-R1000, battling with early race leader Armando Ferrer, Bruno Silva and Sean Dwyer in the GTO race. Mesa was able to pass Ferrer and claim the lead about halfway through the race, but Ferrer was determined to put his RacersPrice.com Kawasaki ZX-10R on the podium and reclaimed the top spot in the final laps of the race and took the checkered flag first.

On board his Yamaha YZF-R6, Mesa was had stepped up his pace and was out front early in the GTU race after passing holeshot winner Greg Melka, taking over the lead, and running on to his first victory of the day. Mesa was out front from the start of the last race of the day, Unlimited Grand Prix, back on board the Suzuki GSX-R1000 and led the race from start to finish to claim his sixth and final win of the day.

On the podium, Mesa stated, “First of all, this win goes to Michael Corbino, my man, passed away last week. I hope he’s in a better place, racing in the clouds.” Commenting on his final victory, he continued, “I’ve been slow all day. This was not me. On the R6, I was fast, but not on the big bike. And, I just kind of put my head down. Armandito [Ferrer] was on the gas all day. My hat’s off to him.” Mesa is also supported by Motonation, Sidi, Shoei, Vortex, and Galfer.

Ferrer won the GTO and Unlimited Superbike classes, finishing ahead of Mesa, and just behind him in the Unlimited Supersport race. After the race, Ferrer thanked his sponsors, Dunlop Tires, RacersPrice.com, Thermosman, Moto Fairings, and Precision Performance.

Melka won the Heavyweight Superbike and Middleweight Grand Prix races, back-to-back on his Michelin-shod Yamaha YZF-R6. He finished second in GTU, Middleweight Supersport, and Middleweight Superbike, and third in Heavyweight Supersport. Melka is also supported by EBC Brakes, Ducati Depot, Silkolene and Engine Ice.

Mark Rhoades wrapped up his season as the Amateur Overall Points leader for the CCS Florida region as well as Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Mid-West regions. His four first-place victories during the season finale event brought his total wins for the 2015 season to 107. Rhoades won the Unlimited Supersport, Middleweight Supersport, Heavyweight Superbike, and Middleweight Grand Prix races on his Precision Wheel Repair-backed, Farrell Performance-built Kawasaki ZX-6R. Rhoades finished second in Heavyweight Supersport and Middleweight Superbike, and third in the GTU race. Rhoades is also sponsored by Vortex, VP Fuels, and Vanson Leathers.

The season-opening round of the CS Florida region is scheduled for February 13-14th, 2016, and will be double points. For full results, lap times, points standings, next year’s full schedule, and additional information, please go to: www.ccsracing.us.

RESULTS

GTO EXPERT: 1. Armando Ferrer (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Stefano Mesa (Suz GSX-R1000); 3 Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Sean Dwyer (Suz GSX-R1000); 5. Felipe MacLean (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Marcin Biernaki (BMW S1000RR)

GTO AMATEUR: 1. William Redfern (Yam YZF-R1); 2. Jeff Pagliaroli (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Christian Miranda (Hon CBR600RR); 4. Michael Zumbrum (Hon CBR1000RR); 5. Josh Anderson (BMW S1000RR); 6. James Wallace (Suz GSX-R1000).

GT LIGHTS EXPERT: 1. Jonatan Srendi (Duc 1000); 2. Gerald Young, III (Suz SV650); 3. Jon Foy (H-D 1200); 4. Boelo Lussenburg, Jr (Duc 1000); 5. Jeff Harding (KTM 520); 6. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000).

GT LIGHTS AMATEUR: 1. Carlos Stadthagen (Suz SV650); 2. Jonathan Pellnitz (Suz SV650); 3. Scott Billings (Duc 1000).

GTU EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Tim Hunt (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Lucas Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Alan Slaney (Tri 675).

GTU AMATEUR: 1. Jose Restrepo (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Patrick Loiselle (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Mark Rhoades (Kaw ZX-6/636R);4. Christian Miranda (Hon CBR600RR); 5. Alex Arango (MV); 6. Rudy Castaneda (Suz GSX-R600).

GT ULTRALIGHT: 1. Sabrina La Paz (Kaw 250R); 2. Walter Ferreyra (Kaw 250R); 3. William Redfern (Kaw 300).

PREMIER VINTAGE: 1. Benjamin Matheson (Yam 400); 2. Robert Picinich (Kaw 750); 3. Brian Tenn (Yam 600); 4. David Wallace (Yam 350); 5. Daniel Paine (Hon 750).

UNLIMITED SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Armando Ferrer (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Felipe MacLean (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Robert Picinich (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Dean Palacios (Hon CBR1000RR).

UNLIMITED SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Mark Rhoades (Kaw ZX-6/636R); 2. Jeff Pagliaroli (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Jeramie Normandin (Suz GSX-R600); 4. Ronald Daugherty (Apr RSV4); 5. Michael Zumbrum (Hon CBR1000RR).

ULTRALIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Charlie Mavros (Duc 800); 2. Gerald Young, III (Suz SV650); 3. Jon Foy (H-D 1200); 4. Marcos

Martinez (Duc 749).

ULTRALIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Brian Tenn (Suz SV650); 2. Carlos Stadthagen (Suz SV650); 3. Daniel Pelletier (Suz SV650);4. Jonathan Pellnitz (Suz SV650); 5. Ignacio Wallace (Kaw 250R); 6. Benjamin Matheson (Yam 400).

MOTO 3: 1. Barrett Long (Mor MD250H); 2. Federico Cortes (Hon RS125); 3. Michael Barnes (Hon RS125); 4 John Long (Yam TZ125).

ULTRALIGHT THUNDERBIKE: 1. Sabrina La Paz (Kaw 250R); 2. Walter Ferreyra (Kaw 250R).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Alan Slaney (Tri 675); 4. Lucas Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Braeden Ortt (Suz GSX-R600).

UNLIMITED GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Erwin Ramirez (Hon CBR1000RR); 2. Marcelo Paladini (Hon CBR1000RR); 3. Chris Sullivan (Duc 1098);4. Josh Anderson (BMW S1000RR); 5. Michael Zumbrum (Hon CBR000RR).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Mark Rhoades (Kaw ZX-6/636R); 2. Jose Restrepo (Hon CBR600RR); 3. Christian Miranda (Hon CBR600RR); 4. Alexander Aguilar (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Manoj Chatlani (Kaw ZX-6R); 6. Carlos Lorenzo (Yam YZF-R6).

LIGHTWEIGHT GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Boelo Lussenburg, Jr (Duc 1000); 2. Michael Barnes (Hon RS125).

LIGHTWEIGHT GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Jonathan Pellnitz (Suz SV650); 2. Juan Echevarria (Suz SV650).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Lucas Silva (Yam YZF-R6). 5. Braeden Ortt (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Alan Slaney (Tri 675).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Jose Restrepo (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Mark Rhoades (Kaw ZX-6/636R); 3. Manoj Chatlani (Kaw ZX-6R); 4. Alexander Aguilar (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Alexander Hill (Hon CBR600RR); 6. Carlos Lorenzo (Yam YZF-R6).

UNLIMITED SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Armando Ferrer (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Stefano Mesa (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Barrett Long (Yam YZF-R1); 5. Felipe MacLean (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Tim Hunt (Kaw ZX-10R).

UNLIMITED SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Erwin Ramirez (Hon CBR1000RR); 2. William Redfern (Yam YZF-R1); 3. Jeff Pagliaroli (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Marcelo Paladini (Apr RSV4); 5. Josh Anderson (BMW S1000RR); 6. Ronald Daugherty (Apr RSV4).

SUPERTWINS EXPERT: 1. Jon Foy (Duc 1199); 2. Tawfik Khalil, Jr (Duc 1199).

SUPERTWINS AMATEUR: 1. Chris Sullivan (Duc 1098).

FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Robert Picinich (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Lisandro Garcia (BMW S1000RR); 3. Jose Sojo (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Jesus Garcia (Yam YZF-R1); 5. Richard Smith (Yam YZF-R1); 6. Jose Fernandez (Kaw ZX-10R).

FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Jeff Pagliaroli (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Marcelo Paladini (Apr RSV4); 3. Chris Sullivan (Duc 1098); 4. Ronald Daugherty (Apr RSV4); 5. Michael Zumbrum (Hon CBR1000RR); 6. Vinton Squired (Suz GSX-R750).

MIDDLEWEIGHT FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Tim Hunt (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Bob Damerau (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Norman Pomerleau (Yam YZF-R6); 4. David Willis (Kaw ZX-6R); 5. Paul Guy (Kaw ZX-6R).

MIDDLEWEIGHT FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Brad Gordon (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Manoj Chatlani (Kaw ZX-6R); 3. Rudy Castaneda (Kaw ZX-6R); 4. Alexander Hill (Hon CBR600RR); 5. Yoan Chavez (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Lazaro Barco (Kaw ZX-6R).

LIGHTWEIGHT FORMULA 40 EXPERT: 1. Charlie Mavros (Duc 749); 2. Marcos

Martinez (Duc 749).

LIGHTWEIGHT FORMULA 40 AMATEUR: 1. Scott Billings (Duc 1000); 2. Carlos Stadthagen (Suz SV650).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Boelo Lussenburg, Jr (Duc1000).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Juan Echevarria (Suz SV650).

SUPERSPORT 500cc: 1. Walter Ferreyra (Kaw 250R); 2. Ian Nichols (Hon 500); 3. Jeff Harding (KTM 250); 4. Ignacio Wallace (Kaw 250R).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Tim Hunt (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Alan Slaney (Tri 675); 6. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600).

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Jose Restrepo (Hon CBR600RR); 2. Mark Rhoades (Kaw ZX-6/636R); 3. Alexander Aguilar (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Alex Arango (MV); 5. Yoan Chavez (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Patrick Loiselle (Yam YZF-R6).

THUNDERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Charlie Mavros (Duc 749); 2. Robert Picinich (Kaw ZX-7R); 3. Jon Foy (H-D 1200).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Marcos

Martinez (Suz SV650).

LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Daniel Pelletier (Suz SV50); 2. Jonathan Pellnitz (Suz SV650); 3. Ian Nichols (Hon 500).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Lucas Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 5. Jason Dai (Yam YZF-R6).

HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Mark Rhoades (Kaw ZX-6/636R); 2. Chris Sullivan (Duc 1098); 3. Alex Arango (MV); 4. Alexander Hill (Hon CBR600RR); 5. Rudy Castaneda (Kaw ZX-6R); 6. Federico D’Ambrosio (Tri 675).

BRIDGESTONE CUP: 1. Marcelo Paladini (Apr RSV4); 2. German Vacca (Yam YZF-R6).

MIDDLEWEIGHT GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Tim Hunt (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Lucas Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Anne Roberts (Yam YZF-R6).

MIDDLEWEIGHT GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Mark Rhoades (Kaw ZX-6/636R); 2. Jose Restrepo (Hon CBR600RR); 3. Patrick Loiselle (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Alex Arango (MV); 5. Yoan Chavez (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Lazaro Barco (Kaw ZX-6R).

UNLIMITED GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Stefano Mesa (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Armando Ferrer (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Sean Dwyer (Suz GSX-R1000); 4. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Tim Hunt (Kaw ZX-10R); 6. Felipe MacLean (Kaw ZX-10R); 7. Lucas Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 8. Marcin Biernaki (BMW S1000RR); 9. Jose Fernandez (Kaw ZX-10R); 10. Richard Smith (Yam YZF-R1).

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