Updated: Kelsey Wins Three CMRA Races, Wagnon Fastest In The Heat At Hallet Motor Racing Circuit

Updated: Kelsey Wins Three CMRA Races, Wagnon Fastest In The Heat At Hallet Motor Racing Circuit

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The Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association traveled to Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, in Hallett, Oklahoma this past race weekend, July 8 10. Located just outside of Tulsa, the track boasts 10 turns spread out over 1.8 miles. Always challenging, the track and Mother Nature conspired to create one of the most intense racing experiences imaginable. A blazing sun produced ambient temperatures in excess of 108 degrees, while the track pavement registered a balmy 132 (+). The heat turned the track surface, already dimpled and cracked from years of abuse by screaming banshees of the two and four-wheeled variety, into a greasy quagmire before noon. The slick conditions quickly reduced otherwise hearty racers into glorified speed skaters. Simply put, it was almost too hot to handle.

Shogun Motorsports / Brooks Gremmels, long-time sponsor of the CMRA, started the weekend off right by offering a generous $1250 cash purse for the 3-Hour Mini endurance teams man (or woman) enough to brave the heat. Twenty Mini teams took to the grid in search of fame and fortune. Three hours later, the Davis Rod and Cycle (Jesse Davis, Ryan Andrews, Stephen Guynes, Derek Thomas, Derek Wagnon) Ninja 250 crossed the line for the win, one lap ahead of RG&D Racing (Aaron Gore, Austin Gore, Dustin Dominguez, Clayton Schutz, Alan Phillips). The Davis Rod and Cycle team turned consistent 1:33s on a 25 horse power bike, a daunting feat in any weather. The Howlie Boyz (Dean Thimjon, Jason Swan, Jim Swan) would finish close on the heels of second, only four laps down on first.

Shortly after 2 PM, coincidentally almost immediately after the Minis peddled off the track, the first snarling crack of a big-bore KTM sent the Minis and their pit crews scurrying from pit row like so many Keebler Elves. As the Big Bike endurance teams shouldered their way onto the course, it became perfectly clear that these folks were here to run. And run they did as Ty Howard, Team Quadwealth/SCRC’s (Ty Howard, Bryan West, Jeremy Louder, Derek Wagnon, Ryan Andrews) lead off rider, dropped a stunning 1:19:952 from a standing start to open the 4 hour event. Like a rabbit on crack, Howard would pass his first lapped rider shortly before beginning his fourth lap. Quadwealth/SCRC continued to run faster times than their competitors for the first half of the race as Derek Wagnon took over given the depth of talent, Quadwealth/SCRC seemed poised for a win. Unfortunately, the team’s fuel pump had other plans and fizzled out with less than an hour to go.

Lurking in the shadows, the always-fast Village Idiots (John Orchard, Chris Headley, Brandon Cleland, Blake Cochran) pounced. Running consecutive hour (+) stints in the excruciating heat, the Village Idiots had run a tight, wickedly consistent race pace to stay in the lead. While other teams changed riders, the Village Idiots kept the hammer down. After the race, the true nightmare of the race conditions came to light as Brandon Cleland showed off his hard-earned war wounds hands badly blistered by the heat. The Village Idiots finished the race in first, four laps ahead of Lone Star Track Days (Mark Niemi, Andy Galindo, Gabe McClendon), and six laps ahead of Quadwealth/SCRC.

Determined not to let the war of attrition continue, Director of Competition, Walter Walker, announced Sunday that the sprint races would be shortened from 8 to 6 laps. The few skeptics, perhaps the only ones in the paddock not exhausted from the endurance races, quickly recognized the wisdom in his decree as Sunday’s temps quickly surpassed those of the previous day, prompting one racer to remark “Holy [censored], it’s not even August!”

The sprints, shortened though they were, proved to separate the men from the boys. Derek Wagnon, Danny Kelsey, and Brandon Cleland would emerge as the days big winners. Wagnon set the weekend best time with a blazing lap of 1:15:946, just six-tenths off the lap record, during the relatively cool morning hours of the B Superstock event. Wagnon would also win the South Central Race Center C Superstock race.

Brandon Cleland won the B Superbike and Island Racing Services C Superbike races, outpacing hard chargers such as Alan Phillips, Blake Cochran, and James Camacho Jr. Cleland’s performance is even more impressive given the condition of his hands. Speaking of riding injured, the Ragin’ Cajun and fast guy Darrell (DJ) Ricks managed to enter and compete in the Formula 2 and D Superstock events, notwithstanding the fact that he broke an ankle the day before. Ricks expects to return to the grid in full force in August.

Danny Kelsey continued to perform well, winning the Raceworx A Superstock, Formula 1, and A Superbike events. Kelsey has been on a tear this season, winning the majority of his races.

Fourteen-year-old Hayden Schultz continued his dominance of the Novice division, winning the Lone Star Track Days B Superstock, Moto Liberty C Superstock, Ridesmart Motorcycle School C-Superbike, and Road and Track Suspension Formula 1 races at his home track. Several of his competitors hoped to redeem themselves after the previous arse-whooping Schultz handed down at Hallett and/or Cresson, but it just wasn’t gonna happen, a fact Schultz made clear in practice by laying down lap times in the 1:19s, a blistering pace on a greasy track.

Novices earning a worthy mention for the weekend include Eric Williams, who won the Road and Track Suspension Formula 4, beating out Brandon Altmeyer to do so. Williams partially attributes the win to not experiencing catastrophic brake failure, but the 17-year-old also ran well on his new bike, a Suzuki SV650. Jose Silva continued to perform well, winning two races (OnRoad OffRoad Suspension A Superstock and A Superbike), as did Ryan Max Johnson (Road and Track Suspension Formula 2 and Ridesmart Motorcycle School Lightweight Twins.

The CMRA now heads to Eagles Canyon Raceway, in Decatur, Texas, on August 6 -7. The CMRA will host a full schedule of sprint races, as well as a 6-Hour Mini endurance race. Bring your friends, family and cooler full of energy drinks. Just remember, no pets are allowed. Admission is $15 per person Friday Saturday, Sunday is $10 and kids 12 and under are free, but keep them on a leash. Ride your bike on Saturday or Sunday and admission is only $5! Lone Star Track Days (www.lstd.com) will offer the CMRA License School and racer practice on Friday. For more information about the CMRA, including detailed schedules and race results, visit: www.cmraracing.com or contact the office at 817-570-9779. RESULTS

FORMULA 1 EXPERT: 1. Danny Kelsey (Hon CBR1000RR); 2. Landon Talley (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Darnell Dorsey (Suz GSX-R1000); 4. Brian Carter (Yam YZF-R1); 5. William Guthrie (BMW S1000RR); 6. Brian Cox (BMW S1000RR.

ROAD & TRACK SUSPENSION FORMULA 1 NOVICE: 1. Hayden Schultz (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Jose Silva (Kaw ZX-6R); 3. Rune Medhus (Duc 1198S); 4. Peyton Inge (Kaw ZX-6R); 5. Matt Vastine (Suz GSX-R750); 6. Guillermo A. Gonzales (Yam YZF-R1.

RACEWORX A SUPERSTOCK EXPERT: 1. Danny Kelsey (Hon CBR1000RR); 2. Brian Cox (BMW S1000RR); 3. Ronnie Hay (Duc 1098); 4. William Guthrie (BMW S1000RR); 5) Landon Talley (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. John Deuser (Suz GSX-R750).

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION A SUPERSTOCK NOVICE: 1. Jose Silva (Kaw ZX-6R); 2. Peyton Inge (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Rune Medhus (Duc 1198S); 4. Richard Bevis (Suz GSX-R750); 5. Guillermo A. Gonzales (Yam YZF-R1); 6. Ryan Walker (Yam YZF-R6).

B SUPERSTOCK EXPERT: 1. Derek Wagnon (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Danny Kelsey (Suz GSX-R750); 3. Carlos Lescale (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Brandon Cleland (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Blake Cochran (Yam YZF-R6); 6. James Camacho Jr. (Yam YZF-R6).

LONE STAR TRACK DAYS B SUPERSTOCK NOVICE: 1. Hayden Schultz (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Jose Silva (Kaw ZX-6R); 3. Peyton Inge (Kaw ZX-6R); 4. Mark Windham (Suz GSX-R600); 5) Craig Thomson (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Brandon Cowan (Kaw ZX-6R).

SOUTH CENTRAL RACE CENTER C SUPERSTOCK EXPERT: 1. Derek Wagnon (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Brandon Cleland (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Carlos Lescale (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Blake Cochran (Yam YZF-R6); 5. John Orchard (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX-6R).

MOTO LIBERTY C SUPERSTOCK NOVICE: 1. Hayden Schultz (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Jose Silva (Kaw ZX-6R); 3. Craig Thomson (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Mark Windham (Suz GSX-R600); 5. Will Boldt (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Jeremy Dillon (Hon CBR600RR).

D SUPERSTOCK EXPERT: 1. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650); 2. Austin Gore (Suz SV650); 3. Eric Falt (Suz SV650); 4. Shawn Adams (Suz SV650); 5. John Willenborg (Suz SV650); 6. Andrew Sukach (Suz SV650).

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION D SUPERSTOCK NOVICE: 1. Josh Henke (Suz SV650); 2. Ryan Max Johnson (Suz SV650); 3. Frank Rodriguez (Suz SV650); 4. David Tipton (KTM 690); 5. Juan De Hoyos (Suz SV650); 6. Noah Reese (Suz SV650).

RENTMYNINJA.COM E SUPERSTOCK: 1. Alan Phillips (Kaw EX250); 2. Brandon Altmeyer (Kaw EX250); 3. Ryan Max Johnson (Kaw EX250); 4. Austin Medrano (Kaw EX250); 5. Britten Geary (Kaw EX250); 6. Randall Joy (Kaw EX250).

A SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Danny Kelsey (Hon CBR1000RR); 2. William Guthrie (BMW S1000RR); 3. Landon Talley (Suz GSX-R1000); 4. Craig Montgomery (KTM RC8); 5. Van Blaylock (Duc 1098); 6. Brian Cox (BMW S1000RR).

A SUPERBIKE NOVICE: 1. Jose Silva (Kaw ZX-6R); 2. Peyton Inge (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Martin Scribner (Duc 1098); 4. Guillermo A. Gonzales (Yam YZF-R1); 5. Rune Medhus (Duc 1198S); 6. Matt Vastine (Suz GSX-R750).

B SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Brandon Cleland (Yam YZF-R6); 2. James Camacho Jr. (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Alan Phillips (Yam YZF-R6); 4. John Orchard (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX-6R); 6. Blake Cochran (Yam YZF-R6).

B SUPERBIKE NOVICE: 1. Jose Silva (Kaw ZX-6R); 2. Matt Vastine (Suz GSX-R750); 3. Richard Bevis (Suz GSX-R750); 4. Patrick Kelly (Apr RSV1000); 5. David Hildebrand (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Mark Wall (Yam YZF-R6).

ISLAND RACING SERVICES C SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Brandon Cleland (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Blake Cochran (Yam YZF-R6); 3. James Camacho Jr. (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Carlos Lescale (Yam YZF-R6); 5. John Orchard (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Conner Blevins (Kaw ZX-6R).

RIDESMART MOTORCYCLE SCHOOL C SUPERBIKE NOVICE: 1. Hayden Schultz (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Jose Silva (Kaw ZX-6R); 3. Peyton Inge Kaw (ZX-6R); 4. David Hildebrand (Suz GSX-R600); 5. Sam Carey (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Mark Windham (Suz GSX-R600).

D SUPERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Austin Gore (Suz SV650); 2. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650); 3. Shawn Adams (Suz SV650); 4. Ted Phillips (Apr SXV 5.5); 5. Jim Whitten (Suz SV650); 6. Mark Kline (Hon CBR600F2).

FASTLINE MOTORCYCLE SCHOOL D SUPERBIKE NOVICE: 1. Josh Henke (Suz SV650); 2. Ryan Max Johnson (Suz SV650); 3. Eric Williams (Suz SV650); 4. Noah Reese (Suz SV650).

ROOKIE EXPERT: 1. Zeb Harris (Suz GSX-R600); 2. Sean Gurevich (Kaw ZX-6R); 3. Adrian Marquez (Hon CBR600RR); 4. Chris Hamilton (Suz GSX-R600).

FORMULA 2 EXPERT: 1. Austin Gore (Suz SV650); 2. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650); 3. Shawn Adams (Suz SV650); 4. Ted Phillips (Apr SXV 5.5); 5. John Willenborg (Suz SV650); 6. Jim Whitten (Suz SV650).

ROAD & TRACK SUSPENSION FORMULA 2 NOVICE: 1. Ryan Max Johnson (Suz SV650); 2. Josh Henke (Suz SV650); 3. Eric Williams (Suz SV650); 4. Noah Reese (Suz SV650); 5. Frank Rodriguez (Suz SV650); 6. David Tipton (KTM 690).

125 GP: 1. James Camacho Jr. (Hon RS125); 2. Wyatt Sperry (Hon RS125); 3. Jay Newton (Yam TZ125); 4) Kevin Johnson (Hon RS125); 5. Steven Barone (Apr RS125).

FORMULA 40 HEAVYWEIGHT EXPERT: 1. John Orchard (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Cecil Keeling (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. John Deuser (Suz GSX-R750); 4. Ron Mears (Hon CBR1000RR); 5. Brian Carter (Yam YZF-R1); 6. Adrian Marquez (Hon CBR600RR).

FORMULA 40 HEAVYWEIGHT NOVICE: 1. Rune Medhus (Duc 1198S); 2. Guillermo A. Gonzalez (Yam YZF-R1); 3. Richard Bevis (Suz GSX-R750); 4. Patrick Kelly (Apr RSV1000); 5. Jody Coker (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Robert Lingo (Yam YZF-R6).

FORMULA 40 LIGHTWEIGHT EXPERT: 1. Steven Isenhower (Hon CBR600F3); 2. Bill Erzal (Suz GSX-R600); 4. Eric Falt (Suz SV650); 5. Jim Whitten (Suz SV650); 6. Gilbert Lee Epperson (Hon CBR600F3).

FORMULA 40 LIGHTWEIGHT NOVICE: 1. Karl Hansen (Hon CBR600); 2. Frank Rodriguez (Suz SV650); 3. David Tipton (KTM 690); 4. Juan De Hoyos (Suz SV650).

HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS EXPERT: 1. Ryan Andrews (Pierobon F042); 2. Craig Montgomery (KTM RC8); 3. Van Blaylock (Duc 1098); 4. Ryan Warren (TriDay 675); 5. Andrew Sukach (Suz SV650); 6. Ronnie Hay (Duc 1098).

RODRIGUEZ CABINETS HEAVYWEIGHT TWINS NOVICE: 1. Rune Medhus (Duc 1198S); 2. Martin Scribner (Duc 1098); 3) Joe Rodriguez (KTM RC8); 4. Patrick Kelly (Apr RSV1000).

LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS EXPERT: 1. Austin Gore (Suz SV650); 2. Daniel Adams (Suz SV650); 3. John Willenborg (Suz SV650); 4. Jim Whitten (Suz SV650); 5. Andrew Sukach (Suz SV650); 6. Shawn Adams (Suz SV650).

RIDESMART LIGHTWEIGHT TWINS NOVICE: 1. Ryan Max Johnson (Suz SV650); 2. Josh Henke (Suz SV650); 3. Eric Williams (Suz SV650); 4. Noah Reese (Suz SV650); 5. Kevin Johnson (Hon RS125); 6. Joey Wiggins (Kaw EX250).

CLUBMAN: 1. Ryan Ambrose (Tri Bon650); 2. Jerrett Martin (Tri Bon650); 3. Eric Williams (Hon RS85); 4. Wyatt Sperry (Hon RS80); 5. Jonas Valentine (Hon RS85); 6. Joey Wiggins (Kaw EX250).

CLASSIC UNLIMITED: 1. Steven Isenhower (Hon CBR600F3); 2. Bill Erzal (Suz GSX-R600); 3. Gilbert Lee Epperson (Hon CBR600F3).

UNLIMITED MOTARD: 1. Ted Phillips (Apr SXV 5.5); 2. Craig Montgomery (Apr SXV450); 3. David Tipton (KTM 690); 4. Randolph Del Greco (Apr SXV 5.5); 5. Lindsey Leard (KTM SMR450).

ROAD & TRACK SUSPENSION FORMULA 4: 1. Eric Williams (Hon RS85); 2. Brandon Altmeyer (Kaw EX250); 3. Wyatt Sperry (Hon RS80); 4. Ryan Max Johnson (Kaw EX250); 5. Austin Medrano (Kaw EX250); 6. Britten Geary (Kaw EX250).

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION FORMULA 5: 1. Jay Newton (Hon NSF100); 2. Roger Albert (Hon XR100); 3. Taylor Myers (Hon RS65); 4. Ryan Warren (KTM 65); 5. Lee Henry (Hon CRF150).

ONROAD OFFROAD SUSPENSION FORMULA 6: 1. Jay Newton (Hon NSF100); 2. Roger Albert (Hon XR100); 3. Dylan Holman (Hon NSR50).

FORMULA 7: 1. Dylan Holman (Hon NSR50); 2. Jonas Valentine (Hon NSR50); 3. Thomas Branyon (Hon NSR50).

K&N MOTORCYCLES JUNIOR MOTARD: 1. Isaiah Burleson (Kaw KLR110); 2. Trey Walker (Yam TTR90); 3. Collin Schultz (Kaw KLX110); 4. Gabrielle Harber (Yam TTR90).

More, from a press release issued by Ducati Oklahoma:

RETURNING AIRMAN AND DUCATI OKLAHOMA MAKE THE PODIUM!

Air Force Lt. Van Blaylock looked impressive this weekend in the CMRA Heavyweight Twins race at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, piloting the Ducati 1198s to a solid 3rd place finish.

After a Championship 2008 campaign and a very impressive 2009 season, Blaylock has done two tours in the Middle East preventing his participation in racing.

Blaylock said, “It felt terrific to go out and shake the rust off, and even better to get a podium in the process”.

Pros 4 Vets’ help in bringing Blaylock back to the track was a meaningful and essential part in making this podium possible. As Blaylock noted, “It takes a lot of help to be able to come home and return to form in competition like this. Pros 4 Vets.org and Ducati Oklahoma got the bike set up for me, and Sportsline-Nutrition.com was great in providing the gear to keep me safe on the track. Pros 4 Vets.org tries hard to help returning vets and I’m glad we could bring them some much deserved recognition! My return to racing was made sweeter since we were able to bring home a good result.”

Ducati Oklahoma will return to the track August 7th at Eagles Canyon Raceway.

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