Guyer, Greenwood dominate NEMRR Round Two at NHMS
There’s an old Mark Twain saying that says “If you don’t like the
weather, just wait a few minutes”. This certainly applies to New
England, and sweltering forecast for NEMRR round two at New Hampshire
Motor Speedway could not have been more different from the frigid season
opener just a few short weeks ago. With sweatshirts, tires wrapped in
moving blankets and hot chocolate replaced with shorts, fans and coolers
full of water the event got underway under near perfect conditions. The
sunny forecast and the growth of the NEMRR Super Street Class (designed
to give track day riders an easy “half step” into racing) resulted in a
strong number of pre entries and some great competition on the grids.
Saturday led off with the GT races and showcased NEMRR veterans at the
front. In the GTL division, Brett Guyer started well in the back of the
field and used a string of consistent 1:15 laps to power his Seacoast
Sport Cycle Ducati up to the back tire of Eli Block and his Manchester
KTM sponsored 450cc motard bike. Guyer, a 30 year road race veteran,
overtook the teenage Block on lap 12 and maintained a narrow 1 second
gap all the way to the finish. As the weekend progressed, Guyer
continued to dominate the popular lightweight classes by scoring wins in
4 more classes with a nearly 15 second margin of victory in the Freedom
Cycles Lightweight Superbike class. Guyer is in a great position to win
several 2022 championships and will have to fend off the challenges of
Moto America stars Ben Gloddy and Teagg Hobbs when then return home to
compete against Guyer on their Robem Engineering Aprilia RS660’s.
In the combined Dunlop Tires GTU and Adrenaline Cycle GTO race, 2021
champion Scott Greenwood was the clear man to beat from the drop of the
green flag. His Dunlop-shod Argo Cycles Yamaha R6 was 1.5 seconds clear
of second place Pirelli rider Paul Duval at the end of lap one, and in
typical fashion Greenwood put his head down and never looked back.
Greenwood went a perfect 6 for 6 over the course of the weekend, with
his signature victory coming in the Michelin Motorace $1500 Dash for
Cash over NEMRR #1 plate holder Rick Doucette on his Plaistow
Powersports Yamaha R6. Greenwood will face his toughest challenge at
the June 18-19 running of the 99th annual Loudon Classic, where he and
annual rival Shane Narbonne have traded wins over the past few seasons.
Next up was the PTC Racing Super Singles Class, where long time NEMRR
Sergio Dimoffetta continued his breakout season on his NEMM KTM SMR450.
Dimoffetta not only is an avid road racer and instructor at the Penguin
Racing School, but in 2022 he also has started a supermoto series (New
England Mini Moto) designed to develop young racing talent. Dimoffetta
has been on the podium for all of his races in 2022 and is definitely
looking to secure a NEMRR Expert championship in 2022.
The top performing Amateur rider of the event was young talent Asher
Rubright, who scored a series of victories in the premier middleweight
classes on his Yamaha R6. After dipping into the 1:16 range in the
Antham Racing Heavyweight Supersport class, Rubright won a hotly
contested battle with Michael Lee. The pair of 600 riders swapped back
and forth several times over the course of the event, with Rubright
pulling clear as Lee made some mistakes in the closing laps as the
nearly 90 degree heat took its toll.
NEMRR will be back in action again on Jun 18-29 for the 99th running of
the historic Loudon Classic. In addition to the feature road race
events, there will be a full vendor area in the front of New Hampshire
Motor Speedway complete with manufacturer demo rides. There will also
be Supermoto and flat track racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
during the bike week festivities, as well as a host of attractions in
the area. Pit passes for the event can be purchased at the gate at a
rate of $25/weekend or $15 for Sunday only. For more information,
please visit www.NEMRR.com.