UtahSBA: Norton Comes From Behind To Win Again

UtahSBA: Norton Comes From Behind To Win Again

© 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Russell Carpenter of the UtahSBA board:

Round 3 of the Utah Motorcycle Law Masters of the Mountains series was held on June 18 at Utah Motorcycle Campus on the East track configuration.

In a replay of round two qualifying, King of the Mountain series points leader Anthony Norton would qualify his Apex Assassins ZX-10R on pole with a fast lap time of 1:36.7. When it was time to race, Norton would make life more difficult for himself by being late to pre-grid, forcing him to start from the hot pit.

As the pack roared into Turn One, it would be Dave Meyer in first with Cole Phillips and Alex Zinaich in second and third, respectively. Norton would be the last competitor through Turn One as a consequence of his hot-pit starting position. Norton’s dead-last placing would not last for long as he put his head down in a furious chase, moving all the way up to fifth by Turn Eight of lap two.

Norton’s pace would not relent as he moved up to third by the start of lap three and second on Turn Seven of the same lap. On lap four Norton would set the fastest lap of the race at 1:34.6 and secure a lead he would not relinquish for the rest of the race. Behind Norton, Meyer and Phillips would run unchallenged in second and third, respectively, for the remainder of the race.

After the race Norton was quick to credit Moto Station SLC for their Pirelli tire trackside service and their combined contribution to his race victory.

Behind the lead trio of Norton, Meyer, and Phillips, Remington Mathews would mount an impressive charge starting at half race distance. Beginning in seventh and passing racers Lee McNutt and Alex Zinaich to finish fourth overall. Kellen Birch would try a hair-raising pass on Kevin Dolan in Turn One of lap five that would ultimately prove unsuccessful. From there Birch would have to settle for eighth overall as Dolan finished seventh.

In the afternoon’s Vortex Open Superbike race Kevin Dolan would win the holeshot, with David Meyer hot on his heels and Stephen Marco trailing in third. Meyer would be in the lead by Turn Seven and Cole Phillips would move ahead of Marco. At the end of lap one the running order would be Meyer, Dolan, Phillips. Phillips and Kellen Birch would have a great battle for third, swapping spots multiple times before Phillips was able to break away and open a gap. By the midpoint of the race Phillips, at this point in third, had caught up to Dolan running second, and would pull through in Turn Eight. The running order now Meyer, Phillips, Dolan. Dolan’s hold on third place would prove precarious though, as Birch trailing in fourth would move past Dolan into third for a podium order of Meyer, Phillips, Birch.

As the track went cold, Utah Sport Bike Association racers gathered together for our traditional post-race BBQ to chew the fat and make plans for Round 4 being held July ninth at Utah Motorsports Campus on the West track configuration.

The Utah Sport Bike Association wants to wish the best of luck to racer Anthony Norton in his upcoming campaign with MotoAmerica, competing in their upcoming round at Ridge Motorsports Park.

As always, the Utah Sport Bike Association is able to race with the help of our families, volunteers, and of course our sponsors. We wish to express a sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of you who make our series possible. We can’t wait to see you all at Round 4!

 The Utah Sport Bike Association is a Utah Non-Profit dedicated to promoting education, safe riding, and competition in the Intermountain West. You can find more information about the USBA, upcoming events, and schools at www.utahsba.com or find us on Facebook.

 

Results:

Motostation/Moto United KOM Overall:

1. Anthony Norton (KAW ZX-10R)

2. David Meyer (YAM YZF-R1)

3. Cole Phillips (KAW ZX-10R)

4. Remington Mathews (BMW S 1000 RR)

5. Alex Zinaich (YAM YZF-R1)

6. Lee McNutt (YAM YZF-R6)

 

Motostation KOM GTO:

1. Anthony Norton (KAW ZX-10R)

2. David Meyer (YAM YZF-R1)

3. Cole Phillips (KAW ZX-10R)

4. Remington Mathews (BMW S 1000 RR)

5. Alex Zinaich (YAM YZF-R1)

6. Lee McNutt (YAM YZF-R6)

 

Moto United KOM GTU:

1. Brian Naylor (KAW ZX-6R)

 

AZ Riding Academy Combined GTO

1. Joshua Snow (YAM YZF-R1)

2. Gilbert Gonzalez (KAW ZX-10R)

3. Jeff Taylor (YAM YZF-R1)

4. Christopher Mousley (YAM YZF-R1)

5. Sam Arquit (HON CBR1000RR)

6. Jake Ferdinand (APR RSV4)

 

Off Highway Van Combined GTU

1. Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

2. Chayce Lance (YAM YZF-R6)

3. Scott Christensen (YAM YZF-R6)

4. Brian Gerwe (HON CBR600RR)

5. Mario Fernandez (YAM YZF-R6)

6. Donald Rothfuss (YAM YZF-R6)

 

The Edge Powersports Deseret Dash – Expert

1. David Meyer (YAM YZF-R1)

2. Steven Marco (YAM YZF-R1)

3. Joshua Snow (YAM YZF-R1)

4. Sam Arquit (HON CBR1000RR)

5. Marshall Miller (BMW S 1000 RR)

6. Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

 

The Edge Powersports Deseret Dash – Novice

1. Mario Fernandez (YAM YZF-R6)

2. Brian Gerwe (HON CBR600RR)

3. Landon Mattson (SUZ GSX-R600)

4. Zach Jenson (YAM YZF-R6)

5. Russell Carpenter (YAM YZF-R6)

 

Harrison Eurosports Formula 40 – GTO

1. David Meyer (HON CBR1000RR)

2. Jeff Taylor (YAM YZF-R1)

3. Kevin Dolan (KAW ZX-10R)

4. Christopher Mousley (YAM YZF-R1)

 

Harrison Eurosports Formula 40 – GTU

1. Lee McNutt (YAM YZF-R6)

2. Kirk Doyle (KAW ZX-6R)

3. Eliu Heredia (YAM YZF-R6)

4. Phil O’Bryan (KAW ZX-6R)

5. Dustin Lance (YAM YZF-R6)

 

Velosio Lightweight Superbike

1. Mark Taylor (KAW Ninja 400)

2. Raab Gisseman (HON RS125)

 

The Weekend Garage Middleweight Superbike

1. Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

2. Andrew Skov (HON CBR600RR)

 

Toxic Moto Racing Middleweight Superstock

1. Anthony Norton (KAW ZX-6R)

2. Lee McNutt (YAM YZF-R6)

3. Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

4. Brian Naylor (KAW ZX-6R)

5. Nicholas Koken (YAM YZF-R6)

6. Alex Hatfield (YAM YZF-R6)

 

The Mechanic Modern Vintage – GTO

1. Joshua Snow (YAM YZF-R1)

2. Kevin Dolan (SUZ GSX-R1000)

3. Marshall Miller (BMW S 1000 RR)

4. Dave Loynd (HON CBR1000RR)

5. Robert Jojola (DUC 999)

 

The Mechanic Modern Vintage – GTU

1. Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

2. Kirk Doyle (KAW ZX-6R)

3. Stuart Clotworthy (YAM YZF-R6)

4. Daniel Bodon (KAW ZX-6R)

5. Phil O’Bryan (KAW ZX-6R)

6. Brian Gerwe (HON CBR600RR)

 

Karl Malone Powersports  Moto 2

1. Anthony Norton (KAW ZX-6R)

2. Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

3. Brian Naylor (KAW ZX-6R)

4. Scott Christensen (YAM YZF-R6)

5. Nicholas Koken (YAM YZF-R6)

6. Landon Mattson (SUZ GSX-R600)

 

Redline Realty Moto 3

1. Mark Taylor (KAW Ninja 400)

2. Brian Gerwe (KAW Ninja 400)

3. Raab Gisseman (HON RS125)

4. Ian Jenson (YAM YZF-R3)

 

Legion of Speed Novice GTO

1. Jeff Taylor (YAM YZF-R1)

2. Christopher Mousley (YAM YZF-R1)

3. Jake Ferdinand (APR RSV4)

4. Scott Christensen (YAM YZF-R6)

5. Nolan Kiiskila(KAW ZX-6R)

6. Joseph Ruck (SUZ GSX-R1000)

 

Trackstar Novice GTU

1. Scott Christensen (YAM YZF-R6)

2. Kirk Doyle (KAW ZX-6R)

3. Landon Mattson (SUZ GSX-R600)

4. Zach Jenson (YAM YZF-R6)

5. Mario Fernandez (YAM YZF-R6)

6. Eliu Heredia (YAM YZF-R6)

 

Vortex Open Superbike

1. David Meyer (YAM YZF-R1)

2. Cole Phillips (KAW ZX-10R)

3. Kellen Birch (YAM YZF-R1)

4. Sam Arquit (HON CBR1000RR)

5. Marshall Miller (BMW S 1000 RR)

6. Kevin Dolan (KAW ZX-10R)

 

MotoUnited Open Superstock

1. Anthony Norton (KAW ZX-10R)

3. Steven Marco (YAM YZF-R1)

3. Cole Phillips (KAW ZX-10R)

4. Kellen Birch (YAM YZF-R1)

5. Lee McNutt (YAM YZF-R6)

 

Karl Malone Powersports Open Twins

1. Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

2. Donald Rothfuss (DUC 848)

3. Robert Jojola (DUC 999)

4. Jared Baird (DUC 1299)

 

TruSolace Production 500

1. Mark Taylor (KAW Ninja 400)

2. Brian Gerwe (KAW Ninja 400)

3. Ian Jenson (YAM YZF-R3)

4. Raab Gisseman (HON RS125)

 

Monarch Powersports Sportsman

1. Eliu Heredia (YAM YZF-R6)

2. Robert Jojola (DUC 999)

3. Jordan DeJarnett (YAM YZF-R6)

4. Jared Baird (DUC 1299)

5. Raab Gisseman (HON RS125)

6. Daniel Bodon (KAW ZX-6R)

 

Napa Auto Parts Tooele Stock 1000

1. Anthony Norton (KAW ZX-10R)

5. Cole Phillips (KAW ZX-10R)

3. Steven Marco (YAM YZF-R1)

4. Kellen Birch (YAM YZF-R1)

5. Jeff Taylor (YAM YZF-R1)

6. Joshua Snow (YAM YZF-R1)

 

Carbonsmith Super Street Bike

1. Victor Arias (YAM YZF-R1)

2. Alex Zinaich (YAM FZ1)

3. Remington Mathews (KTM Super Duke 1290R)

4. Robert Jojola (DUC 1199)

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