TSR-Dunlop wins the N2/WERA National Endurance by Dunlop at Carolina Motorsports Park
Media, PA (June 2022) – The TSR-Dunlop Team captured the overall win at round 1 of the N2/WERA National Endurance Series by Dunlop at Carolina Motorsports Park with riders Hayden Gillim and Taylor Knapp. In all, 43 teams competed for four hours under hot conditions and perfect blue skies for the $23,000 event purse provided by Dunlop, N2 and Yamaha Motor USA.
Gillim established his dominance straight away on the TSR-Dunlop GSX-R1000 running near lap record pace through traffic. Gillim was able to build a 20-second lead over Army of Darkness’s Chris Peris halfway through the first hour and never relinquished the lead. TSR teammate Knapp faced significant competition from AoD’s Cody Wyman and Ben Walters, but neither rider could make up for the gap established by Gillim. TSR-Dunlop won the Heavyweight class and took overall victory by a little over 30 seconds. The N2/BobbleHeadMoto team finished third with the duo of Emerson Amaya and Kevin Olmedo.
The Middleweight class was won by the new Middleweight team, Alpha Omega Racing of Steven Roth, Eziah Davis, and Stefano Mesa. A combination of consistency and blistering speed from Alpha Omega ensured victory over Dillies Bluegrass Bandits and Topbox Road Racing with riders Brandon Salyer, Doug Royce, and Mark Faulkner.
The Lightweight class was a family affair. The race was won by the Brown family with dad, David Brown and brothers Chase Brown and Reese Brown on an SV650 over second place Some Expense Spared Racing. The husband and wife team of Heather and Jared Trees finished third on the SizzleTrees Racing SV650.
The new Relay class is run at the same time as the traditional 4-Hour Endurance classes, but instead of pitstops to change wheels and add fuel, the teams switch complete bikes. The Relay class was won by Team “A Proper Ding Dong” with Team “199 Miles” in second. The all paraplegic team of The Bike Experience with riders David Hunt, Mark Lapansie, and Joe Pomeroy with assistance from Robby Cichielo finished third.
The 2-Hour Ultralight Endurance was won by Team Yo! Ultra with riders Keith Buris and Kris Lillegard over the second place Ready to Ride Racing duo of Ryne Snooks and Logan Cunnison. B Fast Racing Ultra finished in third.
Round 2 of the N2/WERA National Endurance Series by Dunlop will be held at Roebling Road Raceway on July 16th. Learn more at https://www.n2td.org/endurance/
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Founded in 2014, N2’s mission is to build a sustainable motorcycle community through safe, structured motorcycle track days, advanced rider training programs based on Yamaha Champions Riding School teaching methods, with a strong affinity for motorcycle road racing. N2 successfully resurrected Motorcycle Endurance Racing in America partnering with WERA Roadracing and creating the N2/WERA National Endurance Series by Dunlop. N2 is a premier participant in the MotoAmerica Pro Racing Series with a multi-rider team competing in several classes. N2 is also a major contributor to the Roadracing World Action Fund through fundraising efforts and support from its large member base.
The N2 National Endurance Series is proudly sponsored by: Dunlop Motorcycle Tire, Yamaha Motor Corporation USA, Dainese, BobbleHeadMoto, WERA Roadracing Inc., KYT Helmets America, Innovative Motorsports, R.E.B Graphics, Millennium Technologies, Wiseco Pistons, JE Pistons, Rise Moto, Ghetto Customs, and Yamaha Champions Riding School.
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