Twisted Speed Cruises To N2/WERA National Endurance Series By Dunlop Win
Roebling Road Raceway
Twisted Speed Racing’s Dustin Dominguez, Hayden Gillim and Brad Burns took the lead at the start of the N2/WERA National Endurance Series By Dunlop four-hour endurance race at Roebling Road Raceway and held it to the finish, crossing the line 168 laps later without ever surrendering the lead.
Most remarkably, the team’s Suzuki GSX-R1000 ran the entire event on a single front Dunlop slick, the team changing only rears during each of its hourly fuel and rider swaps. The durability of the tires – a Dunlop KR448 medium 7455 compound, and a quartet of Dunlop KR451 medium 0455 rears – left Twisted Speed able to run the race on three stops while other teams struggled with tire wear.
“We were pitting just past the hour mark, and the tires were holding up,” Burns said. “We just let the motorcycle and the tires set the pace, and we let the race come to us. Because of our Dunlops, we were able to have a faster lap time for a longer lap time.”
Dominguez took the first stint and established a solid lead, while Gillim set the team’s fast lap of a 1:13.821 on the 60th lap around the 2.02-mile circuit.
Dominguez got back in the saddle for the third stint, while Burns rode the final leg, clocking in 1:15 laps with plenty in reserve on his way to a two-lap margin of victory. “There was plenty left,” said Burns. “I was just trying to make sure the motorcycle didn’t fall over!”
The victory – overall and in the Heavyweight class – left Twisted Speed on top of the Championship chase in the Heavyweight class with a 196.72-192.28 margin over AOD, with N2/Bobblehead third with 179.88 points.