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Jun 26, 2019

MRA: Ryan Burke, Shannon Moham Win Multiple Races At Pueblo Motorsports Park

Ryan Burke (1) leading at Pueblo Motorsports Park. Photo by John Chadwick/WICKed Photos, courtesy of MRA.

Ryan Burke and Shannon Moham shine at Pueblo Motorsports Park

Pueblo, CO – The Motorcycle Roadracing Association continued its 2019 championship series with round 3 being held at Pueblo Motorsports Park over the weekend of June 22-23. As is all to frequent in Pueblo, the weather played a significant factor. The MRA has decided not to run wet races at PMP due to the highly unpredictable traction in the section of track used by the drag strip as the burnout and launch area. PMP management puts a decent amount of effort into cleaning that area after the Friday night drag races and their effort resulted in good traction through there in the dry, but if that area gets wet, the grip goes right out the door.

Unfortunately, there was quite a set of rainstorms that came into the area late Saturday afternoon. The MRA officials decided to cancel the remainder of the races that day, which included Lightweight / Ultralightweight, Heavyweight and Open Endurance races, the PB Minimoto race and the Superstreet instruction & race program.

Sunday morning was cool yet clear and the track dried out quite quickly. Race of the Rockies qualifying resulted in Ryan Burke taking a commanding pole position with a 1:30.836 – over 2 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.

The start of Race of the Rockies saw Mike Applehans take the lead. Applehans led Dave Lambert & Burke until Burke got by in lap 5. Then an extremely unusual event happened in lap 6. After working his way past Lambert into third, Dan “Otis” Turner lost the back end in the 180 degree right hand turn 4 and low sided, sending his NoCo BMW S1000RR down the track with him following. This brought out the red flag at just past the half way point.

The race was restarted for the 6 remaining laps with Burke taking the hole shot and subsequently the win. Applehans was holding down second until he decided to sample the runoff areas of Pueblo Motorsports Park, later saying that he went “prairie dog hunting”. Applehans then remembered he should be using asphalt instead of dirt and rejoined the race after handing Lambert second place.

In the GTU class, Shannon Moham started from the second row for both the start and the restart. As has become customary, Moham dominated the Race of the Rockies GTU class in addition to scoring another 7 race wins and 3 class track records for the weekend. Jared Dear also started well, settling into second place with James Hinton in third until the race was red flagged. On the restart, Dear got a horrible start as Ken Yee shot forward and took over second place until doing some prairie dog hunting of his own. Nick Kaplan also got a stellar restart and took over second from Yee until Dear was able to recover from his start and motor past to reclaim second at the finish. Kaplan continued to crank off some of the best lap times of his weekend and claimed his first podium appearance in Race of the Rockies GTU. Congratulations to Nick!

Quite a few new lap records were set over the weekend. In Cam Lee claimed records in 350 Production Cup Qualifying (1:48.367) and the 350 Production Cup race (1:48.520), Chris Brown bested the Amateur GTO record with a 1:33.902, Jon Glaefke beat the Formula Colorado record with a 1:40.200, Tyler Valentine set the bar for Supertwins GTU at 1:39.537, Jason Madama bested the Lightweight GP record with a 1:37.334, Ryan Burke took Formula 40 GTO to 1:30.823, and Shannon Moham took the records in Formula 40 GTU (1:33.657), Heavyweight Superbike (1:33.521), and Middleweight Endurance (1:33.854)

Ryan Burke is supported by Dan Burke and the entire Burke family, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires/Race Tire Services, Ben Fox & Fox Performance Engines, Vickery Motorsports, Yamaha Champions Rider School, Superbike Unlimited, Love Tapped by Jenny, Brighton Radiator & Muffler.

Shannon Moham is sponsored by Nordic Nursing, Dunlop tires, Race Tech suspension, Woodcraft CFM, Vortex racing, Vickery Motorsports, Motors by REX, Renegade race fuels, Imperial Sportbikes, Denver n Dakota, Segren's Nectar, MOM, CP Carrillo, Ninjatech, Bell Helmets, and Rocky Mountain Photo – Jim Browning.

Round 4 of the MRA series goes back to High Plains Raceway on July 13-14. This round uses the full course and features the annual 4-hour endurance race on Saturday. There will be no Superstreet program that weekend.

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 Motorcycle World's Race of the Rockies GTO

1. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R1M)

2. David Lambert (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Mike Applehans (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. Jim Wilson (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Justin Lamkin (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Nyles Gourlie (Yam YZF-R6)


Apex Auto Glass’ Race of the Rockies GTU

1. Shannon Moham (Duc Evo)

2. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Jeremiah Walker (MV Augusta F3)

5. James Hinton (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Louden David (Kaw ZX-6R)


Race of the Rockies Championship Overall

1. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R1M)

2. David Lambert (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Mike Applehans (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Jim Wilson (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)


High Plains Raceway's Ladies of the Rockies

1. Cindy Wulf (Suz GSX-R750)

2. Kerry Attridge (Suz GSX-R600)


Imperial Sportbikes' Amateur GTO

1. Chris Brown (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. James Wilkerson (Suz GSX-R1000)

3. Matt Neuberger (Yam YZF-R6)

4. John Hunter (BMW S1000RR)

5. Robert McNiel (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. TJ Messinbird (Yam YZF-R1M)


XL3 Rigging's Amateur GTU

1. Matt Neuberger (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Dan Spurlock (Suz GSX-R600)

3. LJ Elder (Kaw ZX-6)

4. Phillip Takahashi (Hon CBR600RR)

5. Aaron Hersh (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Dylan Daly (Yam YZF-R6)


Firestone Walker 805’s Modern Vintage GTO

1. David Lambert (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Aaron Hersh (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Phillip Takahashi (Hon CBR600RR)

4. Jay Hollman (Apr RSVR)

5. Casey Smith (Apr RSV1000R)

6. Brad Gonano (Yam YZF-R6)


Nite Owl Sports Bar & Grill’s Modern Vintage GTU

1. Aaron Hersh (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Phillip Takahashi (Hon CBR600RR)

3. Scott Weitmann (Kaw ZX-6R )

4. Dan Parker (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Brad Gonano (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Philip Pleiss (Hon CBR600RR)


Northern Colorado Powersports' Open Superbike

1. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R1M)

2. David Lambert (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Dan Turner (BMW S1000RR)

4. Chris Brown (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Aaron Sherman (Yam YZF-R1 )

6. Jim Wilson (Kaw ZX-10R)


Pho 95’s Open Supersport

1. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R1M)

2. David Lambert (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. Mike Applehans (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. TJ Messinbird (Yam YZF-R1M)

5. Jim Wilson (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Robert McNiel (Suz GSX-R1000)


Modworks’ Solo Endurance Open

Cancelled due to weather


Performance Cycle's Heavyweight Superbike

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Louden David (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Dan Spurlock (Suz GSX-R600)

6. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)


Legion of Speed’s Heavyweight Supersport

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. James Hinton (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Matt Neuberger (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona 675R)

5. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Andrew Holey (Yam YZF-R6)


Lisa Gaimara with Supreme Lending’s Solo Endurance Heavyweight

Cancelled due to weather


Green Tech Auto Body’s Middleweight Superbike

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Matt Neuberger (Yam YZF-R6)

4. James Hinton (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona 675R)

6. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)


IES Technologies’ Middleweight Supersport

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. James Hinton (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona 675R)

4. Nyles Gourlie (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Matt Neuberger (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)


Wyeth Homes’ Solo Endurance Middleweight

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. James Hinton (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Louden David (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

6. LJ Elder (Kaw ZX-6)


Spencer Russell Youth Racing's Lightweight Grand Prix

1. Jason Madama

2. Tyler Valentine (Yam FZ-07)

3. Ricky Orlando (Kaw 650)

4. Jon Glaefke (KTM HKR)

5. James Wilkerson (Kaw 650)

6. Colton Wulf (Suz SV650)


Brighton Radiator & Muffler’s Solo Endurance Lightweight

Cancelled due to weather


Kimco Services’ Solo Endurance Ultralightweight

Cancelled due to weather


John Sims’ SuperTwins GTO

1. Shannon Moham (Duc Evo)

2. Robb Weins (Duc 1199R)

3. Aaron Sherman (Buell)

4. Jay Hollman (Apr RSVR)

5. Jim Brewer (Duc 1098R)

6. Casey Smith (Apr RSV1000R)


Alliance Motorsports’ SuperTwins GTU

1. Tyler Valentine (Yam FZ-07)

2. Jon Glaefke (KTM HKR)

3. Ricky Orlando (Kaw 650)

4. James Wilkerson (Kaw 650)

5. Joshua Baker (Suz SV650)

6. Colton Wulf (Suz SV650)


Absolute Michelin & Automotive's Thunderbike

1. Jay Hollman (Apr RSVR)

2. Shannon Moham (Duc Evo)

3. Casey Smith (Apr RSV1000R)

4. Robb Weins (Duc 848)

5. Ricky Orlando (Kaw 650)

6. Jon Glaefke (KTM HKR)


Moto Garage's Formula 40 GTO

1. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R1M)

2. David Lambert (Kaw ZX-10R)

3. John Elliott (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Aaron Sherman (Yam YZF-R1)

5. James Wilkerson (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Dennie Burke (Suz GSX-R1000)


Moto Garage's Formula 40 GTU

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. James Hinton (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Ken Yee (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Rick Grosse (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Dan Spurlock (Suz GSX-R600)


Rocky Mountain Kawasaki's 500 Production Cup Sat Race

1. Jason Madsen (Kaw 400)

2. Brian Jackson (Kaw 400)

3. Chris Anderson (Kaw 400)

4. Colton Wulf (Hon CBR500)


Rocky Mountain Kawasaki's 500 Production Cup Sun Race

1. Jason Madsen (Kaw 400)

2. Brian Jackson (Kaw 400)

3. Chris Anderson (Kaw 400)


Vickery Motorsports’ 350 Production Cup Sat Race

1. Cameron Lee (Yam YZF-R3)

2. Dan Parker (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Richard Nguyen (Duc 959)


Vickery Motorsports’ 350 Production Cup Sun Race

1. Cameron Lee (Yam YZF-R3)

2. Dan Parker (Yam YZF-R6)


Woody's Wheel Works' Colorado Class

1. Jon Glaefke (KTM HKR)

2. James Wilkerson (Hon CRF450R)

3. Stephen Husbands (KTM Duke)

4. Chris Anderson (Kaw 400)

5. Cameron Lee (Yam YZF-R3)

6. Jason Madsen (Kaw 400)


Aaron Petrie’s Supermoto

1. James Wilkerson (Hon CRF450R)

2. Marc Rawlings (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Kevin Kurtz

4. Mike Morrison (Suz RMZ)


Interstate Honda's Novice GTO

1. Dallas W A Sherman (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Phillip Hergenrader (Yam YZF-R1)

3. CJ Walker (BMW S1000RR)

4. John Hunter (BMW S1000RR)

5. Brandon Blanding (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Patrick Paschall (Yam YZF-R1)


Law Tigers’ Novice GTU

1. LJ Elder (Kaw ZX-6)

2. Stephen Townsend (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Brandon Blanding (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Nathan Morales (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Tyler Hollman (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Mike O’Donnell (Suz GSX-R600)


Minimoto PB

Cancelled due to weather

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