More From This Past Weekend’s Various Races

More From This Past Weekend’s Various Races

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BEMISDERFER WINS ASRA PRO THUNDERBIKE AT SUMMIT POINT Buell Riders Win Eight CCS Sprint Races SUMMIT POINT, W.V. Harley-Davidson/Buell of Frederick rider Bryan Bemisderfer rode a Buell XB12R to win the ASRA Pro Thunderbike National at the Summer’s End Cyclefest at Summit Point Motorsports Park. Deeley H-D/Buell Canada/Ruthless Racing rider David Estok finished second. BMW rider Nate Kern, who finished third, clinched the 2008 ASRA Pro Thunderbike championship with one race remaining on the schedule. Kern is the first rider to win the Pro Thunderbike title on a brand other than Buell. It was the first Pro Thunderbike win since 2006 for Bemisderfer, who was the Pro Thunderbike champion in 2004. “We turned our focus away from Thunderbike last season, and it’s taken a little while to get back up to speed in this series,” said Bemisderfer. “We’ve also had a real string of bad luck, but the H-D/Buell of Frederick team never gave up and has put a lot of time and resources into this effort, so it’s really great to finally have it pay off with a win.” Heavy rains from tropical storm Hanna on Saturday caused ASRA to compress the entire weekend racing schedule on Sunday, and riders were gridded for the start of the eight-lap Pro Thunderbike national on the basis of season points. Deeley H-D/Buell Canada/Ruthless Racing rider David Estok, the defending Pro Thunderbike champion, and Kern, the series points leader, started on the front row and jumped off to an early lead with Estok on the point. Bemisderfer caught and passed first Kern and then Estok on lap four, and then pulled away to take the win. “At the last minute I decided we should race our long-stroke bike, so the team switched the set-up to that motorcycle,” said Bemisderfer. “I got behind a few other bikes in the first few turns and Kern and Estok took off on a clear track, but I put my head down and caught them on lap two. Once I got by I thought they would be right behind me, but I was faster and able to pull away.” On the final lap, Bemisderfer set a new Summit Point Thunderbike lap record of 1:16.507. Sound Waves/Hal’s Speed Shop team rider Joe Rozynski was fourth on a Buell XB12R, followed by Ray Price Harley-Davidson/Buell rider Carl Reid, also on a Buell. After seven of eight events on the 2008 ASRA Thunderbike schedule, Kern has clinched the title with 223 points. Estok is second with 162 points, Bison Racing/Eagle H-D/Buell rider Walt Sipp is third with 115 points, and Hal’s H-D/Buell/Hal’s Speed Shop rider Dan Bilansky is fourth with 110 points. The final stop on the ASRA Pro Thunderbike schedule is the 25th Annual Race of Champions, Oct. 16-19, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Buell Riders Win Eight CCS Sprint Races Buell riders won eight MotoSport.com Championship Cup Series (CCS) sprint races at Summit Point Motorsports Park. Ray Price Harley-Davidson/Buell rider Carl Reid rode a Buell XB12R to win Amateur Lightweight Superbike, Amateur Lightweight Grand Prix, and Amateur Thunderbike. Classic Harley-Davidson/Buell rider Arthur Diaz won Expert Lightweight Grand Prix and Expert Lightweight F40. Bemisderfer won Expert Lightweight Superbike and Expert F40, and Estok won Expert Thunderbike. To learn more about Buell motorcycles, visit your local Buell dealer today and experience the pure streetfighter attitude, style and performance only found on board a Buell. For the Buell dealer nearest you, pull into www.buell.com.

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