N2/WERA National Endurance: Army Of Darkness Takes Overall Win At CMP

N2/WERA National Endurance: Army Of Darkness Takes Overall Win At CMP

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Army of Darkness:

Army Of Darkness (AOD) Returns to Form With Overall And Heavyweight Class Wins at the WERA/N2 National Endurance Race by Dunlop at Carolinas Motorsports Park

Veteran AOD riders Cody Wyman and Ben Walters were joined by Hunter Dunham to pilot Gaijin, the AOD Yamaha YZF R1, to a convincing victory at CMP.

Equipped with dual-compound development-spec rear Dunlop tires, AOD qualified on pole, led the race from the first lap, and finished the race with a 3 lap lead.

AOD Crew Member Melissa Berkoff opined: “The oiled track crash from Road Atlanta was a good reminder to the team of the butterfly effect on race results.  We came to CMP with a plan to really focus on our basics and try to put in a really clean race.  Cody, Ben, and Hunter made that easy because they were all the fastest riders on the track, and the dual-compound Dunlop tires allowed us to stay consistent on lap times to the bottom of the tank.  The rear tires we used were Super Soft on the left and Hard on the right to match the demands of the track.  We even set a new team record for a pit stop of fuel and rear tire in 16 seconds!  It was great to incorporate Hunter into the riding roster, Ben was riding better than ever, and Cody is on a whole new level.”

“I can’t say enough about the passion and talent of this pit crew,” Wyman said on the podium. “The whole team is made up of racers and track day riders and they know all the details matter.  They work so hard to keep refining the bike from performance to maintenance to ergonomics that it allowed Ben, Hunter and I to just focus on the track and the tire feel.  Those development Dunlops were unreal.  In the fourth hour of the race we had built up a pretty comfortable lead so I was playing with dragging my elbow, with the huge tank, on the single front tire.  It was just a perfect day at the track and I’m looking forward to the next one.”

 

(From left) Hunter Dunham, Chris Manfrin, Tim Gooding, Sam Fleming, Melissa Berkoff, Anthony Consorte, YT Lechner, Ben Walters, and Cody Wyman pose with Gaijin, the victorious and long suffering Yamaha R1. Photo courtesy Army of Darkness.
(From left) Hunter Dunham, Chris Manfrin, Tim Gooding, Sam Fleming, Melissa Berkoff, Anthony Consorte, YT Lechner, Ben Walters, and Cody Wyman pose with Gaijin, the victorious and long suffering Yamaha R1. Photo courtesy Army of Darkness.

 

With the overall victory, Army Of Darkness has taken the overall championship point lead and extended their Heavyweight Class points lead.

The series continues at Roebling Road Raceway on July 15th.

AOD is sponsored by: Army of Darkness, Dunlop, Yamaha Champions Riding School, Yamaha, Industry 13, Woodcraft, Hindle, Supersprox, Thermosman, N2, WERA, Roadracing World.

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