WMRRA: Andy DiBrino breaks lap record at Ridge Motorsports Park
Shelton, WA – This past weekend [May 8-9] at Ridge Motorsports Park was a dual-club round between the Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association (WMRRA) and the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association (OMRRA). The event was the season opener for WMRRA and round two for the OMRRA series.
Since 2020, races at the Ridge have utilized the MotoAmerica layout with the chicane. Andy DiBrino smashed the previous [club racing] lap record of a 1:45.8, held by WMRRA #1 plate holder Adam Robarts, on Saturday morning in qualifying. But the record that withstood the weekend was a 1:44.0 DiBrino set to pull away to victory during Saturday’s Formula Ultra race, which is the new official lap record for [WMRRA].
Worth noting, the 1:44.0 was [0.3 second] faster than DiBrino’s [Stock 1000] qualifying time at the MotoAmerica race at Ridge Motorsports Park in 2020. Recently, Ridge Motorsports Park was repaved, and there has been many other track improvements.
“The new surface is so smooth!” said DiBrino. “I fully expected to break the lap record this year, but not this early in the season. This weekend’s weather was mostly overcast and about 55 degrees. Not what you would call ideal conditions. But the track felt amazing and confidence inspiring. I raced with a medium compound 0455 Dunlop slick on the back of my bike and was locked-in like a slot car!
“This weekend was one of my best race weekends I’ve had. I have been taking my training seriously this year. Fresh N’ Lean stepped up to get me eating healthy and I am back in the gym. I am starting to feel the benefits now on the track. My EDR Performance-built [Kawasaki] ZX-10R was dialed, and I felt the strongest I have been on it yet. I am looking to carry this momentum to the next club races where I expect to break this record again. And I am also looking to redeem myself in Stock 1000 at the upcoming MotoAmerica race at Ridge.”
DiBrino Racing would like to thank its sponsors: Dunlop Tires, EDR Performance, Oregon Motorcycle Attorney, Ridge Motorsports Park, MotoSport Hillsboro, Motul USA, HJC Helmets, Alpinestars, NJK Leathers, See See Motor Coffee Co, Fresh N’ Lean, Attack Performance, Superlite Sprockets, K-Tech Suspension, Carbonin USA, HHR Performance, Track Time LLC, Ken Hill Coaching, Motion Pro, ODI Grips, ASV Inventions, KP12 Graphix, MotoSport.com, Samco Sport, Bickle Racing, Cox Racing Group, Moto Master Brakes.