MRA: Madama, Thornton Win At Pikes Peak International Raceway

MRA: Madama, Thornton Win At Pikes Peak International Raceway

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Jim Brewer on behalf of MRA:

Thornton and Madama dominate PPIR at MRA Round 2

Fountain, CO, June 8, 2021 – The second race of the 2021 MRA Championship Series took place at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, CO over the weekend of June 5-6. PPIR is the shortest track on the MRA calendar with the infield course being only 1.3 miles long.   The oval banking and dropping onto the apron area of the track makes for some very exciting racing with Turn 1 being one of the highest speed corners of the Colorado series.

The weather for the weekend was in the low 90’s as the area is finally shaking off the winter. The novice, supersport, endurance and superstreet events went off without a hitch on Saturday.  Saturday afternoon a handful of racers were already getting below the 1:00 minute mark which meant that you had to be in that range to have any chance at a good Race of the Rockies finish.

The start of RoR saw Nick Dremel take the holeshot for the open class and lead the race for the first 4 laps.  In tow was Mike Applegate, Ray Thornton, Jim Hinton, and Joe Resta. By lap 3, Dremel, Applegate, and Thornton had pulled free of the rest of the field while clicking off mid to high 57’s.  On lap 5, Applegate got by Dremel to take the lead. Thornton followed up to take second on lap 6 still with Dremel in the mix. After the half way point, it became clear that Thornton was running down Applegate and on lap 12, Thornton made his move and solidified the lead and the win. Applegate maintained second ahead of Dremel, who made his first appearance on the Race of the Rockies GTO podium!

In Race of the Rockies GTU, Jason Madama took the lead and proceeded to mix it up with the liter bikes for most of the race. Brian Dobrowolski got a great start and tailed Madama the first few laps before Cameron Lee got by on lap 4 to take over second. From there, the three separated themselves from the remainder of the GTU field while dealing with the larger bikes on this very tight track. Lee was on a mission and turned very consistent 59’s the entire race. By doing so, Lee was able to sneak up behind Madama who had relaxed the pace to 1:00. With 2 laps to go, Lee put a pass on Madama for the lead, but was unable to make it last to the checker as Madama responded with a couple of low 59’s. On the box, it was Madama for the win with Lee second and Dobrowolski third.

Next up, the MRA returns to High Plains Raceway in Byers, CO for Round 3 on June 26-27. This time an abbreviated course configuration will be used. It will be either the North configuration or the West configuration depending on some repairs being done to the track. Once again, the SuperStreet class will be held on Saturday afternoon, giving street riders a chance to try real track motorcycle road racing with minimal cost & preparation.  See https://www.mra-racing.org/superstreet/superstreet-information/ for details.

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/.

Fay Myers’ Race of the Rockies GTO

1. Ray Thornton (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Mike Applegate (Yam YZF-R1M)

3. Nick Dremel (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Jim Hinton (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Nyles Gourlie (Suz GSX-R600)

6. Joseph Resta (Kaw ZX-10R)

 

Apex Auto Glass’ Race of the Rockies GTU

1. Jason Madama (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Cameron Lee (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Brian Dobrowolski (Tri Daytona 675)

4. Ken Yee (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Nathan Morales (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Scott Morrison (Yam YZF-R6)

 

Underground Railroad Transport’s Amateur GTO

1. Kevin Madden (Yam YZF-R1)

2. CJ Walker (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Stephen Townsend (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Justin Robinson (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Pratt Wellman (Apr RSV4)

6. Kellen Brewer (BMW HP4)

 

XL3 Rigging’s Amateur GTU

1. Randy Hopper (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Stephen Townsend (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Joshua Baker (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Dan Parker (Suz GSX-R600)

5. Erik Maxwell (Kaw ZX6R)

6. Tyler Hollman (Yam YZF-R6)

 

Mozart Properties’ Modern Vintage GTO

1. Nick Dremel (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Hunter Miller (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Dave Stiefvater (Hon CBR600RR)

4. Jaquelyn Romano (Suz SV650)

5. Timothy David (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Kevin Madden (Hon CBR1000RR)

 

Nite Owl Sports Bar & Grill’s Modern Vintage GTU

1. Aaron Hersh (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Kellen Brewer (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Brian Cockroft (Duc 749)

4. Tommy Darmstedter (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Bob Hasenhundl (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Andrew Schrems (Suz SV650)

 

Moto Station’s Open Superbike

1. Mike Applegate (Yam YZF-R1M)

2. Ray Thornton (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Nyles Gourlie (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Phillip Hergenrader (Yam YZF-R1)

5. John Elliott (Yam YZF-R1)

6. Jim Hinton (Yam YZF-R1)

 

Pho95 Open Supersport

1. Mike Applegate (Yam YZF-R1M)

2. Jim Hinton (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Ray Thornton (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Joseph Resta (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Nyles Gourlie (Suz GSX-R600)

6. Michael Applehans (Suz GSX-R1000)

 

Green Tech Auto Body’s Middleweight Superbike

1. Jason Madama (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Ken Yee (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Brian Dobrowolski (Tri Daytona 675)

4. Randy Hopper (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Cameron Lee (Yam YZF-R6)

 

IES Technologies Middleweight Supersport

1. Jason Madama (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Cameron Lee (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Ken Yee (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona 675)

6. Randy Hopper (Yam YZF-R6)

 

Conrad Oliver at Blue Raven Solar’s 500 Superbike

1. Justen Behmer (Kaw 400)

2. Chris Joffrion (KTM 505SX)

3. Kreece Elliott (Kaw 400)

4. Mike Morrison (Hus FS450)

5. Conrad Oliver (Kaw 400)

6. Jeremiah Baker (Kaw 400)

 

Aces Motorcycles’ 500 Supersport

1. Mark Applegate (KTM FS450)

2. Charles Greenwood (Kaw 400)

3. Justen Behmer (Kaw 400)

4. Craig Gomulka (Kaw 400)

5. Kreece Elliott (Kaw 400)

6. Jeremiah Baker (Kaw 400)

 

Rocky View Family Dental’s 350 Superbike

1. Tom Dixon (Kaw 300)

2. Jason Hays (Kaw 300)

3. Joseph Maher (Kaw 300)

 

Vickery Motorsports 350 Supersport

1. Tom Dixon (Kaw 300)

2. Jason Hays (Kaw 300)

3. Joseph Maher (Kaw 300)

 

Rocky View Family Dental’s Premiere Amateur

1. Dan Parker (Suz GSX-R600)

2. Jeremy Ross (Suz GSX-R750)

3. Justen Behmer (Kaw 636)

4. Randy Hopper (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Michael Henk (Kaw ZX-6R)

 

Spencer Russell Youth Racing’s Lightweight Grand Prix

1. Ricky Orlando (Kaw 650)

2. Jayden Fernandez (Hon NSF250R)

3. Mark Applegate (KTM FS450)

4. Andrew Schrems (Suz SV650)

5. Ryan Smith (Apr RS660)

6. Luke Sanzone (Kaw 400)

 

High Plains Raceway Open Endurance

1. Jim Hinton (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Mathew Cunha (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Ray Thornton (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Michael Applehans (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Nick Dremel (Yam YZF-R1)

6. Christopher Nami (BMW S1000RR)

 

Wyeth Homes’ Solo Endurance Middleweight

1. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona 675)

3. Phillip Takahashi (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Ken Yee (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Dan Parker (Suz GSX-R600)

 

Lisa Gaimara with Supreme Lending Solo Endurance Lightweight

1. Ricky Orlando (Kaw 650)

2. Andrew Schrems (Suz SV650)

3. Ryan Smith (Apr RS660)

5. Stephen Husbands (KTM 690)

6. Jaquelyn Romano (Suz SV650)

 

Rocky View Family Dental’s Solo Endurance Ultra Lightweight

1. Luke Sanzone (Kaw 400)

2. Justen Behmer (Kaw 400)

3. Craig Gomulka (Kaw 400)

4. Tom Dixon (Kaw 300)

5. Joseph Maher (Kaw 300)

6. Conrad Oliver (Kaw 400)

 

Performance Cycle’s SuperTwins GTO

1. Patrick Lansu (Pie X80R)

2. Dallas Sherman (EBR 1190)

3. James Soiland (Duc 959)

4. Jim Brewer (Duc 1199R)

5. Mark Weidner (KTM RC8)

6. Ryan Smith (Apr RS660)

 

Rocky View Family Dental’s SuperTwins GTU

1. Jayden Fernandez (Hon NSF250R)

2. Brian Cockroft (Duc 749)

3. Codey Chewning (Suz SV650)

 

Rocky View Family Dental’s Thunderbike

1. Brett Leveque (Tri Daytona 675)

2. Maurice Adcock (Duc 999S)

3. Bob Halbert (Duc 749R)

4. Mark Weidner (Hon RC51)

5. Justen Behmer (Kaw 400)

6. Chris Doyle (Tri Daytona 675)

 

Moto-Garage Formula 40 GTO

1. Jim Hinton (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Mike Applegate (Yam YZF-R1M)

3. Ray Thornton (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Michael Applehans (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Phillip Hergenrader (Yam YZF-R1)

6. James Wilkerson (Yam YZF-R1)

 

Moto-Garage Formula 40 GTU

1. Ken Yee (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Erik Maxwell (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Michael Lakritz (Hon CBR600RR)

4. Andrew Schrems (Suz SV650)

5. Dan Parker (Suz GSX-R600)

6. Dan Elders (Suz GSX-R600)

 

Interstate Honda Novice GTO

1. Jeremy Ross (Suz GSX-R750)

2. Justin Robinson (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Kevin Caputo (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Pratt Wellman (Apr RSV4)

5. Kellen Brewer (BMW HP4)

6. Evan Weidner (Hon CBR600RR)

 

Law Tigers Novice GTU

1. Nicholas Koken (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Kevin Caputo (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Evan Weidner (Hon CBR600RR)

4. Adam Miller (Duc 848 EVO)

5. Navid Poran (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Kellen Brewer (Yam YZF-R6)

 

Woody’s Wheel Works’ Formula Colorado

1. Justen Behmer (Kaw 400)

2. Stephen Husbands (KTM 690)

3. Jayden Fernandez (Hon NSF250R)

 

Rocky View Family Dental’s Supermoto

1. Mark Applegate (KTM FS450)

2. Geoff Cesmat (Yam YZ450F)

3. Mike Morrison (Hus FS450)

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