Army Of Darkness Returns to Defend Title at Opening Round of WERA/N2 Endurance Series at Carolina Motorsports Park This Weekend.
AOD takes to the tarmac to launch their attempt to win their 6th straight Heavyweight Championship and 18th Endurance championship. Piloting the AOD R1 will once again be Chris Peris (AOD Class of 2005) and Ben Walters (AOD Class of 2003), who are joined this year by new team member Cody Wyman. The Yamaha Champions School instructors will be able to put their lessons to the test aboard the team’s Yamaha R1s prepared and nurtured by long-time team members Tim Gooding, newly minted YouTube star Melissa Berkoff, YT Lechner, Chris Manfrin, and Anthony Consorte.
The entire group will once again be loosely coordinated by Team Captain Sam Fleming.
“Each year the competition improves so we have to keep innovating to try to stay a couple tenths of a second ahead. We had to do a lot of development work when we switched from BMW to Yamaha but we managed to squeak out the title in 2020. Then we had another learning curve when we adopted the Pirellis, but we managed to win again in 2021. This year we expect the competition to be even stronger and we are fortunate to have such a veteran team of riders and mechanics. Often endurance racing is as much about avoiding mistakes as about fast laps and we are hoping that our collective wisdom of age overcompensates for all the bad backs.” – Tim Gooding
AOD is sponsored by: Army of Darkness, Yamaha Champions Riding School, Yamaha, Pirelli, Industry13, Chicken Hawk, Wood Craft, Hindle, Fast Frank Racing, Supersprox, Thermosman, N2, WERA, Roadracing World.