Team SportbikeTrackGear.com Wins The 2 Hour Ultra Lightweight Class at the N2/WERA National Endurance Race by Dunlop at Pittsburg International Race Complex
Having raced to a second-place finish at this event in 2022 Max and Brian Van were excited to get the trailer loaded and head back to Wampum to have another go at the top step of the podium. Like 2022, this was a well-run event with a ton of teams competing that reminded the senior of the Van’s of the times when he was the one riding an endurance bike.
“PittRace is one of my favorite tracks and this event is one I look forward to racing,” said Max Van. “My dad and I come to this race just the two of us, so we get to spend a weekend working together with the goal of winning a race which is pretty cool. It is nice to have a race weekend away from MotoAmerica in a little more laid-back situation. My dad had my bike dialed in, our man Jose Lloreda helped with the pit stop, and I did my best on the bike. The competition was fierce and it felt good to get my first race win of the season!”
“At this race last year, Max raced his ass off for the first hour and had his opportunity to race for the win taken away by a poor pit stop that was my responsibility,” said Brian Van. “Having to live with that for a year left me eager to take another swing. This year I was prepared, with Jose Lloreda and I having the stop all dialed in. Max came in leading like last year and was back on the bike in 40 seconds. There were two teams that waited another lap or so before they pitted in, once they both made their stops Max was back in the lead by over 30 seconds which went a long way to helping erase the memory of last year’s stop.”
With 36 teams competing, Max was able to start this race from pole position, run the fastest lap of the race, and end it on the top step of the podium! Thank you to N2 and WERA for putting on another excellent event.