The Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association (OMRRA) completed the 2022 season last weekend [September 24-25 at Portland International Raceway] with perfect weather and track conditions. While some overall and class championships were already decided, there was plenty of hardware still up for grabs. OMRRA continues to work closely with WMRRA (Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association) to create high-quality racing for racers and spectators alike. Round Six was no different with many WMRRA racers showing up to take home some OMRRA trophies.
The star of the weekend was surely Kevin Pinkstaff aboard his Zlock Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R with Pirelli tires. Kevin was crowned the champion of OMRRA’s Moneywell Lending Title Championship, so the #1 plate will be easy to find next year attached to the fluorescent Zlock livery. In addition to the OMRRA #1 Kevin also secured the WMRRA #1 plate for 2022, making him the king of Northwest road racing this year!
OMRRA’s Clubman Championship, sponsored by MotoCorsa, totals the points from each racer’s top two classes in a full-club hunt for the #1c plate. With the season done and dusted, the top five finishers in the Clubman Championship are: Alex Taylor, Nathan Aldrich, Jon Campbell, Joe Pittman, and Chase Farthing.
The Middleweight and Ultra-Lightweight races made for some of the closest battles, with Taylor, Aldrich, Jacob Keiner, and Hannah Johnson swapping podium spots among the six Middleweight races.
In the four Ultra-Lightweight races, Paxton Gray and Austin McCabe dominated once again aboard their Gray Area Racing 2022 KTM RC 390s. McCabe leaves the weekend with two new lap records in the ULWSS and ULWGP classes (1:19.957 and 1:20.205, resp.).
The 600 Supersport and Superbike races were dominated by Andy DiBrino on his EDR-tuned KTM 890 Duke R, fresh off a successful season of Roland Sands Design (RSD) Super Hooligan racing. Andy was followed by Josh McKay and Micah Kudo all weekend with great battles throughout the 600 ranks.
The Langlitz Leathers Vintage Championship leader Theis Corneliussen was back aboard his Yamaha RZ350, with some heavy competition from multiple Honda RS125s piloted by Collin Spittal, Shannon Lang, and Rob Tatom.
OMRRA’s next event will be the awards banquet in January, with racing returning in April of 2023.
OMRRA, incorporated in 1972 as a non-profit, volunteer run organization, has members ranging in age from 12 to over 70, racing motorcycles of many brands, sizes and ages. OMRRA operates at Portland International Raceway, a city park and world class track. For more information, visit www.omrra.com and join us at www.facebook.com/omrra.racing and @omrra.pdx on social media.
Money Well Lending Title Championship
1. Kevin Pinkstaff – 365pts
2. Kevin Obrien – 124pts
3. Andy DiBrino – 66pts
4. Abraham Balderas – 29pts
5. Christopher Ancien – 52pts
MotoCorsa Clubman Championship
1. Alex Taylor – 503pts
2. Nathan Aldrich – 379pts
3. Jon Campbell – 340pts
4. Joe Pittman – 301pts
5. Chase Farthing – 288pts
Langlitz Leathers Vintage Championship
1. Theis Corneliussen -27pts
2. Rob Tatom – 18pts
3. Collin Spittal – 17pts
4. Shannon Lang – 13pts
5. Ryan Shanahan – 12pts
Individual Race Results from September 24-25, 2022 at Portland International Raceway: