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Jul 5, 2015

SRT Racing Takes ASRA Team Challenge Victory At Road America

The Team Challenge GTO class podium (from left): Grease Monkey Racing's Eric Helmbach, SRT Racing's Cory West and Michael O’Malley, and Farrell Performance's Calvin Martinez and Mark Rhoades. Photo by Andrea Helmbach, courtesy of ASRA/CCS.

AMA Sanctioned

ASRA Team Challenge Series Presented by Michelin Tire

July 4, 2015

Elkhart Lake’s Road America

Elkhart Lake, WI

SRT Picks Up the Pace at Road America

Elkhart Lake, WI– The AMA sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge Series presented by Michelin Tire enjoyed near perfect weather at Road America for round 4 of the series and the formidable SRT Racing squad (Michael O’Malley, Cory West) ran a flawless race to take their first Overall victory in the ASRA Team Challenge Series. The SRT Suzuki 1000 only relinquished the lead to eventual runner-up Grease Monkey Racing (Eric Helmbach) during their second fuel stop at lap 31. The Grease Monkey BMW 1000 handed the lead right back to SRT on lap 33 and that was all it took for SRT to cruise to the win 28,282 seconds ahead of GMR. Third overall, and the only other bike to complete 39 laps, was the Team Worldwide Yamaha 600 (John Anderson Captain), just 1:04.063 behind the winner.

For GTO (Unlimited class), it was SRT Racing followed by the Grease Monkey Racing and then the Farrell Performance Motorsports Kawasaki 1000 ( Calvin Martinez, Mark Rhoades) in third position 1 lap down to the winner.

The GTU (Middleweight class) was well represented by Team Worldwide with the class win and third Overall, while Jinba Ittia (Joel Lenk, Matt Brown) finished fourth Overall and second on GTU. The TK Racing Team (Tony Storniolo, Kevin Tregellas) secured a third place finish on their Kawasaki 600. With their second place finish, Jinba Ittia takes the GTU point lead by 24 over the MDM/Bubblegum team with 4 races remaining in the 2015 series.

As the race started for the GTL class, it looked once again like it would be another battle between Mavros Motorsports (Charlie Mavros, Seth Starnes) and Ducati Depot Team (Tom Eubank, Greg Melka) but a mechanical failure put the Ducati Depot out of the event before they could make a serious challenge for the lead. Taking up the mantle was the Fast Guys Racing (Todd Evans, Wes Orloff) who jumped out to the class lead and held it until lap 24 when Mavros was able to get past and slowly pull away until the checkered flag, taking the win by 2:21.429 over FGT. The final podium spot went to LWT Racer 61 (Sam Wiest, William Finnerty), moving them up to second place in the 2015 GTL Championship standings behind Mavros Motorsports.

For complete results and point standings, please visit our website at www.asraracing.com and follow the links.

The next event for the ASRA Team Challenge Series Presented by Michelin Tire is July 19 at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ. For more information on upcoming events, please visit www.asraracing.com or www.ccsracing.us.

The American SportBike Racing Association (ASRA) is the parent organization to the Championship Cup Series (CCS), the largest amateur motorcycle road racing organization in the United States issuing over 3,000 licenses per year. ASRA promotes eight AMA sanctioned Sprint Series and eight AMA sanctioned Team Challenge road racing events for 2015. The CCS Series sanctions 45 events at popular tracks around the United States, including Daytona International Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Road America, New Jersey Motorsports Park and Virginia International Raceway among other fine venues. In 2015 ASRA and CCS will provide riders with access to millions of dollars of sponsorship awards through participation in its sanctioned events.



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