UtahSBA: Norton Makes It Three Straight Wins

UtahSBA: Norton Makes It Three Straight Wins

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By UtahSBA:

Round three of Utah Motorcycle Law Master’s of the Mountain race series, held August 12 at Utah Motorsports Campus West track configuration, kicked off in unusual fashion with a track walk hosted by series points leader Anthony Norton on Friday evening after the Apex track day. During the track walk Norton walked a crowd of interested racers through the correct line selection in preparation for the next day’s racing.

Race day on Saturday began much more conventionally with qualifying for the premier race, Moto United/Moto Station King of the Mountains race, leading the day. Norton has been in a quest all year to join the rarefied company of motorcycle racers posting a lap time under 1:30. Norton missed his goal by just 0.2 second when he handed in a lap time of 1:30.2 in the very first qualifying session. Norton was unable to best his own time in the second qualifying session and settled for pole position as a consolation prize. Qualifying positions second through fifth were much more hotly contested with just 0.5 second separating contestants Tyler Bengford, Genaro Lopez, Bill Davis, and defending number one plate holder Dave Meyer.

Come race time positions one through three, Norton, Bengford, and Lopez, all got off to great starts and maintained their qualifying positions through the first turn. Further back in the field, Gil Gonzalez got an incredible start and launched in fourth position going into Turn One before dropping back. Bengford closed the gap to Norton in front in Turn Five and looked as though he might make the pass but was unable to get the necessary drive to secure first position and even ceded second to Lopez by the end of lap one. The running order at the start of lap two was Norton, Lopez, Bengford, Childree, and Meyer.

Norton also led the start of lap three, but Lopez was hot on his heels and the two had established a sizeable gap to the rest of the pack. By lap four Lopez had lost the pace and Norton had built a straight-away length lead that he would maintain for the remainder of the race. Behind the two leaders Brian Childree went to work and slowly chipped away at Bengford advantage, at this point in third directly ahead.

“I got into fourth on lap two and saw Anthony (Norton), Genaro (Lopez) and Ty (Bengford) ahead of me,” said Childree. “I stayed calm and noticed Ty and Genaro’s pace slow down and I still felt good. I was able to make a pass on Ty in Turn Five and build a small gap and could see I was closing in on Genaro. I pushed and was able to make a pass on Genaro in Turn Six. I want to say thanks to Utah Motorcycle Law, Beyond Health Consulting, and Resultrics.”

Childree’s hard fought second place wouldn’t last long though. Lopez dove inside a lapped a rider as Childree went outside in Turn 10 of lap 13 to take back second place. Childree attempted a pass in that same corner on the final lap but came up short. The final finishing order was Norton, Lopez, and Childree.

Of his race, Norton said afterwards, “Finally started to get some things sorted on the bike setup! Showed some brilliance in qualifying with a few laps in the low 1:30’s and a best of 1:30.2. As the sun came out and the track changed, I missed the setup for the KOM race just a little, so the single lap speed wasn’t there, but I had a great bike to run a consistent race and inch away from the pack lap by lap.

“With the help of Michael Castro from FuziMoto I had a good bike through changing conditions and we grabbed three wins in three races on the Privateer Industries ZX-10R. Looking forward to taking another jump in pace and finishing the fight for the club championship in the final round!”

In other racing the Utah SBA would like to congratulate the three racers whose lap times dropped enough to graduate from the sportsman class. We’d also like to say a sincere thank you to Anthony Norton and the staff of Utah Motorsports Campus who came together to make our Friday track walk a success.

The Utah SBA would also like to thank all the racers and their families, in addition to our generous sponsors. Racing in Utah wouldn’t be possible without you. The Utah Motorcycle Law King of the Mountain race series round four will be held on September second at Utah Motorsports Campus on the West track configuration. We hope to see racers and fans alike there!

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.

 

USBA Round 3 – UMC West – August 12th, 2023

Motostation/Moto United KOM Overall:

1. Anthony Norton (KAW ZX10R)

2. Genaro Lopez (BMW S1000RR)

3. Brian Childree (APR RSV4)

4. Tyler Bengford (YAM R1)

5. David Meyer (YAM R1)

6. Bill Davis (BMW S1000RR)

 

 

Motostation KOM GTO:

1. Anthony Norton (KAW ZX10R)

2. Genaro Lopez (BMW S1000RR)

3. Brian Childree (APR RSV4)

4. Tyler Bengford (YAM R1)

5. David Meyer (YAM R1)

6. Bill Davis (BMW S1000RR)

 

 

Moto United KOM GTU:

1. Ryan Richardson (YAM R6)

2. Josh Fisher (KAW ZX6R)

3. Justin Delong (YAM R6)

4. Braxton Young (HON CBR600RR)

5. Peter Hofpointner (YAM R6)

 

AZ Riding Academy Combined GTO:

1. John McKown (YAM R1)

2. Max Tseng (YAM R1)

3. Jared Baird (DUC 1299)

4. Aubrey Credaroli (YAM R6)

5. Dustin Lance (APR RSV4)

6. Miguel Alamillo (SUZ GSXR1000RR)

 

 

Off Highway Van Combined GTU:

1. Belisario Arango (KAW ZX6R)

2. Alisson Melo (KAW ZX6R)

3. Kirk Doyle (KAW ZX6R)

4. Phil O’Bryan (KAW ZX6R)

5. Brian Gerwe (HON CBR600RR)

6. Brian Cassel (YAM R6)

 

The Edge Powersports Deseret Dash – Expert

1. Joshua Fisher (KAW ZX6R)

2. Alban Bonilla (BMW S1000RR)

3. Max Tseng (YAM R1)

4. Chayce Lance (YAM R6)

 

 

The Edge Powersports Deseret Dash – Novice

1. Alisson Melo (KAW ZX6R)

2. Miguel Alamillo (SUZ GSXR1000)

3. Jordan DeJarnett (YAM R6)

4. Jared Baird (DUC 1299)

5. Russell Carpenter (YAM R6)

6. Mario Fernandez (YAM R6)

 

Eurosports Utah Formula 40 – GTO

1. Bill Davis (BMW S1000RR)

2. Christopher Mousley (YAM R1)

3. Jeremy Morris (YAM R1)

4. John McKown (YAM R1)

5. Dave Loynd (HON CBR1000RR)

6. Dustin Lance (APR RSV4)

 

Eurosports Utah Formula 40 – GTU

1. Brian Naylor (KAW ZX6R)

2.  Belisario Arango (KAW ZX6R)

3. Phil O’Bryan (KAW ZX6R)

4. Kirk Doyle (KAW ZX6R)

5. Jasn Parkinson (YAM R7)

6. Owen Austad (KAW ZX6R)

 

Velosio Lightweight Superbike

1. Jasn Parkinson (YAM R7)

2. Sean Ungvarsky (KAW 400)

3. Nick Kock (KAW 400)

4. John Carver (YAM R7)

5. Daniel Christiani (YAM R7)

 

The Weekend Garage Middleweight Superbike

1. Justin Delong (YAM R6)

2. Brian Naylor (KAW ZX6R)

3. Kinzer Naylor (KAW ZX6R)

4. Joshua Fisher (KAW ZX6R)

5. Braxton Young (HON CBR600RR)

6. Christopher Mousley (KAW ZX6R)

 

Toxic Moto Racing Middleweight Superstock

1. Justin Delong (YAM R6)

2. Brian Naylor (KAW ZX6R)

3. Joshua Fisher (KAW ZX6R)

4. Kinzer Naylor (KAW ZX6R)

5. Christopher Mousley (KAW ZX6R)

6. Braxton Young (HON CBR600RR)

 

MC & Associates Modern Vintage – GTO

1. Dave Loynd (HON CBR1000RR)

2. Cameron Holladay (YAM R1)

3. Kohl Burmester (BMW S1000RR)

4. Chris Golmon (SUZ GSXR1000)

 

MC & Associates Modern Vintage – GTU

1. Belisario Arango (KAW ZX6R)

2. Peter Hofpointner (YAM R6)

3. Kirk Doyle (KAW ZX6R)

4. Justin Delong (YAM R6)

5. Brian Cassel (YAM R6)

6. Eliu Heredia (YAM R6)

 

Karl Malone Powersports  Moto 2

1. Ryan Richardson (YAM R6)

2. Brian Naylor (KAW ZX6R)

3. Kinzer Naylor (KAW ZX6R)

4. Joshua Fisher (KAW ZX6R)

5. Christopher Mousley (KAW ZX6R)

6. Zach Jenson (YAM R6)

 

Redline Realty Moto 3

1. Sean Ungvarsky (KAW 400)

2. Nick Kock (KAW 400

3. Mark Taylor (KAW 400)

4. Raab Gisseman (YAM R3)

5. Kyle Kacprzynski (KAW 400)

 

Legion of Speed Novice GTO

1. Nolan Kiiskila (KAW ZX10R)

2. Aubrey Credaroli (YAM R6)

3. Jordan DeJarnett (YAM R6)

4. Joseph Ruck (YAM R6)

5. Eliu Heredia (YAM R6)

6. Marop Fernandez (YAM R6)

 

 

MC & Associates Novice GTU

1. Alisson Melo (KAW ZX6R)

2. Nolan Kiiskila (KAW ZX6R)

3. Jordan DeJarnett (YAM R6)

4. Mario Fernandez (YAM R6)

5. Joseph Ruck (YAM R6)

6. Eliu Heredia (YAM R6)

 

Vortex Racing Open Superbike

1. Genaro Lopez (BMW S1000RR)

2. Tyler Bengford (YAM R1)

3. David Meyer (YAM R1)

4. Alban Bonilla (BMW S1000RR)

5. Gilbert Gonzalez (KAW ZX10R)

6. John McKown (YAM R1)

 

MotoUnited Open Superstock

1. Anthony Norton (KAW ZX10R)

2. Tyler Bengford (YAM R1)

3. David Meyer (YAM R1)

4. Brian Childree (APR RSV4)

5. Bill Davis (BMW S1000RR)

6. Jeff Taylor (YAM R1)

 

Crossbeam Builders Open Twins

1. Jared Baird (DUC 1299)

2. Sean Ungvarsky (KAW 400

3. Jasn Parkinson (YAM R7)

4. Ray Vernon (DUC 899)

5. Nick Koch (KAW 400)

6. John Carver (YAM R7)

 

Karl Malone Powersports Production 500

1. Mark Taylor (KAW 400)

2. Raab Gisseman (YAM R3)

3. Kyle Kacprzynski (KAW 400)

 

Trackstar Stock 1000

1. Anthony Norton (KAW ZX10R)

2. Tyler Bengford (YAM R1)

3. Gilbert Gonzalez (KAW ZX10R)

4. Alban Bonilla (BMW S1000RR)

5. Jeremy Morris (YAM R1)

6. Brian Gerwe (KAW ZX10R)

 

Carbonsmith Super Street Bike

1. Alex Zinaich (YAM FZ10)

2. Cameron Holladay (YAM R1)

3. Chris Golmon (BMW S1000RR)

4. Eliu Heredia (YAM R6)

5. Dustin Lance (APR RSV4)

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