MRA Celebrates Its 2022 Champions

MRA Celebrates Its 2022 Champions

© 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By MRA:

MRA Celebrates Class Champions and 2022 Top-10 at Annual Awards Banquet

Denver, CO – The Motorcycle Roadracing Association held its 2022 Annual Awards Banquet at the Field House Event Venue, in Denver, on Saturday, November 19th,  where the club’s competitors and staff were honored and recognized for their achievements and hard work throughout the season. The Field House Event Venue overlooks the Denver Broncos football stadium, and offers a scenic view of the downtown Denver skyline.

For this event, the MRA hosted a full house of racers, staff, family and friends to enjoy a catered dinner with festivities starting at 6:30pm. The MRA is a friends and family oriented organization, which meant the evening was consisted of speeches, laughs, digs, and heartfelt congratulations all around. The banquet was kicked off by a heartfelt speech by MRA President Chris Nami, followed by a video review of the 2022 season created by MRA Rider Representative Erik Maxwell (the video can be seen at: https://youtu.be/K3E1G3yQVoE).

The banquet culminated with the awards for MRA’s premier class, Race of the Rockies, recognizing the top-10 plate holders for 2023, and a new champion in Mike Applegate, of Littleton, Colorado. After winning numerous class championships in his almost 30 years racing with the MRA, Mike finally clinched the top spot. Congratulations, Mike, for becoming the #1 plate holder for 2023!

The annual awards banquet not only recognizes the top racers in each race class – the MRA also uses this opportunity to appreciate everyone who contributes to the making of a successful race season, including: the safety team (corner workers, mobile response, timing and score-keeping); ambulance crew; office staff; race school and SuperStreet instructors, and; other people critical to running a successful race organization. The MRA recognized the following Safety Team members who worked 4 or more rounds this season: Evan Baker; Kaitlynn Wilkerson; Donald Watts; Heather Colton; Irelynn Terranami; Richard Bickhard III; Gordon Bailey; Darrin McDaniel, and; Jane Bruegger. And the following outgoing board members were recognized for their contributions: Tiffany Maestas (Treasurer); Jeff Brown (New Rider Director); Jared Dear (VP Rules & Tech); Nate Bell (Rider Representative).

The MRA also presented the following special awards for extraordinary contribution and service: Jim Wilson received the Bob Heaton Distinguished Service Award for his 10+ years serving on the MRA board; Sportsman of the Year went to Joe Maher; Dustin Pfeiffer received the Rookie of the Year award, and the Katherine Burke Memorial Cornerstone Award was presented to Michael Applehans. The Carl Sorensen Memorial Award, which is given to the winner of the Thunderbike class, was presented this year to Colton Wulf. Congratulations to Jim, Joe, Dustin, and Michael, and Colton!

A surprise contribution of 2 custom-made, carbon fiber motorcycle ramps, was made by former MRA President, Mark Folsom. Mark wasn’t able to attend the Awards Banquet, but he requested the ramps be presented to: 1) the Rookie of the Year (Dustin Pfeiffer), and;  2) the winner of the Formula Colorado class, which, this year, was Stephen Husbands.

The MRA board is recognized for preparing and hosting the evening, with a little extra thanks to President Chris Nami, Rider Reps Blair Harness, Erik Maxwell, and Dennis Stowers, and all the rest behind and in front of the scenes, that made it all happen!

The MRA is looking forward to 2023, and celebrating its 50th championship season, starting with its New Racer School in April. The full season schedule can be found at https://www.mra-racing.org/schedule/season-schedule/.

The Motorcycle Roadracing Association is dedicated to promoting safe and competitive motorcycle road racing events for enthusiasts in Colorado and the surrounding area. For more information go to http://www.mra-racing.org/.

 

Race of the Rockies Championship MRA Top 10

1.      Mike Applegate

2.      James Wilkerson

3.      Jared Dear

4.      Ken Yee

5.      Kevin Madden

6.      Ray Thornton

7.      Cameron Lee

8.      Daniel Spurlock

9.      Travis Froehlich

10.   Justen Behmer

 

Fay Myers Motorcycle World – Race of the Rockies GTO

1.      Mike Applegate

2.      James Wilkerson

3.      Kevin Madden

4.      Daniel Spurlock

5.      Ray Thornton

6.      John Borst

7.      Joseph Resta

8.      David Lambert

9.      Chris Nami

10.   Jeremiah Walker

 

Apex Auto Glass – Race of the Rockies GTU

1.      Jared Dear

2.      Ken Yee

3.      Cameron Lee

4.      Travis Froehlich

5.      Justen Behmer

6.      Dennis Stowers

7.      Salvatore Rizzo

8.      Phillip Takahashi

9.      Randy Hopper

10.   Jeremiah Downing

 

64 Degree Racing – MRA Clubman Championship

1.      Jared Dear

2.      Tyrel Diekmann

3.      Ken Yee

4.      Mike Applegate

5.      Kevin Madden

 

Ultra Lightweight Endurance

1.      Tom Dixon

2.      Matthew Coladonato

3.      Paul Bosonetto

4.      Chris Joffrion

5.      Craig Gomulka

 

Rocky View Family Dental – Lightweight Endurance

1.      Mathew Muldoon

2.      Stephen Husbands

3.      Joseph Maher

4.      Codey Chewning

5.      Aston Reynolds

 

Wyeth Homes – Middleweight Endurance

1.      Jared Dear

2.      Jeremiah Downing

3.      Travis Froehlich

4.      Jesse Kurk

5.      Justen Behmer

 

High Plains Raceway – Open Endurance

1.      James Wilkerson

2.      Michael Applehans

3.      Kevin Madden

4.      Ray Thornton

5.      Jared Dear

 

Law Tigers – Novice GTU

1.      Ben Reichenberger

2.      William Guzenski

3.      Steven Racz

4.      Jesse Kurk

5.      Ryan Gajewski

 

Aces Motorcycles – Novice GTO

1.      Steven Bartholomew

2.      Dustin Pfeiffer

3.      Randy Thomas

4.      Jesse Kurk

5.      Justin Bohling

 

Rocky View Family Dental – Premier Amateur

1.      Tyrel Diekmann

2.      Raymond Kelly

3.      Gage Mollman

4.      Jose Rios De Vincenzo

5.      Colton Wulf

 

XL3 Rigging – Amateur GTU

1.      Jesse Kurk

2.      Evan Weidner

3.      Steven Racz

4.      Jeremiah Downing

5.      Raymond Kelly

 

REagency Realty – Amateur GTO

1.      Jeremy Ross

2.      Dustin Pfeiffer

3.      Drake DiNero

4.      Jesse Kurk

5.      Gage Mollman

 

Night Owl Sports Bar & Grill – Modern Vintage GTU

1.      Tyrel Diekmann

2.      Navid Poran

3.      Codey Chewning

4.      Timothy David

5.      Shawn Reddan

 

Mozart Properties – Modern Vintage GTO

1.      Kevin Madden

2.      Tyrel Diekmann

3.      Bob Hasenhundl

4.      Timothy David

5.      Santiago Shirtz

 

Vickery Motorsports – 350 Supersport

1.      Tom Dixon

2.      Trevor Chavez

3.      Joseph Maher

4.      Jared Dear

5.      Sami Parker

 

500 Supersport

1.      Paul Bosonetto

2.      Justen Behmer

3.      Jeremiah Baker

4.      Matthew Coladonato

5.      Craig Gomulka

 

350 Superbike

1.      Tom Dixon

2.      Trevor Chavez

3.      Joseph Maher

4.      Jared Dear

5.      Scott Nelson

 

IES Technologies – 500 Superbike

1.      Justen Behmer

2.      Jeremiah Baker

3.      Paul Bosonetto

4.      Matthew Coladonato

5.      Craig Gomulka

 

MobarMafia Vinyl Wraps – SuperTwins GTU

1.      Charles Greenwood

2.      Mathew Muldoon

3.      Stephen Husbands

4.      Codey Chewning

5.      Joseph Maher

 

Performance Cycle – SuperTwins GTO

1.      Bobby Mills

2.      Mark Weidner

3.      Colton Wulf

4.      Matthew Meyer

5.      Santiago Shirtz

 

Spencer Russell Youth Racing – Lightweight Grand Prix

1.      Charles Greenwood

2.      Michael Applehans

3.      Mathew Muldoon

4.      Stephen Husbands

5.      Mike Kionka

 

Woody’s Wheel Works – Formula Colorado

1.      Stephen Husbands

2.      Mike Kionka

3.      Joseph Maher

4.      Chris Joffrion

5.      Tom Dixon

 

SuperMoto

1.      Mike Morrison

2.      Joe LoGalbo

3.      Bruce Sass

4.      Travis Froehlich

5.      Geoff Cesmat

 

Conrad Oliver at Blue Raven Solar – Thunderbike

1.      Colton Wulf

2.      Evan Weidner

3.      Ryan Gajewski

4.      Charles Greenwood

5.      Conrad Oliver

 

Reagency Realty – Formula 40 GTU

1.      Ken Yee

2.      Travis Froehlich

3.      Erik Maxwell

4.      Dave Stiefvater

5.      Nathan Bell

 

Moto Garage – Formula 40 GTO

1.      James Wilkerson

2.      Mike Applegate

3.      Ray Thornton

4.      Jeremy Ross

5.      Kevin Madden

 

IES Technologies – Middleweight Supersport

1.      Ken Yee

2.      Cameron Lee

3.      Jeremiah Downing

4.      Jared Dear

5.      Tyrel Diekmann

 

Green Tech Auto Body – Middleweight Superbike

1.      Jared Dear

2.      Ken Yee

3.      Cameron Lee

4.      Tyrel Diekmann

5.      Jeremiah Downing

 

Colorado Springs Powersports – Open Supersport

1.      Mike Applegate

2.      Ken Yee

3.      Ray Thornton

4.      Kevin Madden

5.      Jeremy Ross

 

Moto Station – Open Superbike

1.      Mike Applegate

2.      James Wilkerson

3.      Daniel Spurlock

4.      Ray Thornton

5.      Jeremy Ross

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