ASRA/CCS/USGPRU Saturday Highlights
Roebling Road Raceway, Bloomingdale, GA
March 9, 2013
ASRA TEAM CHALLENGE:
Team TOBC DSB finished first in a field of 22 bikes, completing 74 laps and winning the ASRA GTU class and first place overall. Brian Kcraget and Jon Couch won the endurance race with a 0.159 second gap on their Suzuki GSX-R600, over the winners of the GTO class, and second place overall, Team BEI/Dunlop Development’s Suzuki GSX-R1000, ridden by Billy Ethridge and Tim Bemisderfer. Team TOBC 650 won the GT Lights class and finished 10th overall on their Suzuki SV 650, ridden by Jon Couch, CJ Crosslin, and Palmer Kling, completing 69 laps total.
GTO COMBINED: 1. BEI/Dunlop (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Chester Auto Repair (BMW S1000RR) 3. RnR Repsol Racing (Suz GSX-R1000) 4. For Ellie Nawara (Suz GSX-R 1000) 5. Thrashed Bike Racing (Bue 1125); 6. Max Grant Racing (Duc 749).
GTU COMBINED: 1. TOBC DSB (Suz GSX-R600); 2. TOBC 600 (Suz GSX-R600); 3. Katra Team (Yam YZF-R6); 4. XRay (Yam YZF-R6); 5. RnR Racing (Kaw ZX-6R); 6. Faith On Wheels (Kaw 636).
GT LIGHTS COMBINED: 1.TOBC 600 (Suz SV650); 2. Faceplant Farrell (Duc 1000); 3. Team Venezuela (Suz SV650); 4. Motocorse (Bim 1000); 5. Super H Racing (Suz SV650).
OVERALL COMBINED: 1. TOBC DSB (Suz GSX-R600); 2. BEI/Dunlop Development (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Chester Auto Repair (BMW S1000RR); 4. TOBC 600 (Suz GSX-R600); 5. RnR Repsol Racing (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Katra Team Zimpel (Yam YZF-R6)
After a rough start in the GTO race and getting run off the track in turn one of the first lap, Santiago Villa methodically picked up the pace and worked his way from last place to the front of the field well before the halfway mark of the 17 lap race, and rode his Prieto Performance Kawasaki ZX-10R to victory. Villa went on to win the Unlimited Supersport and Middleweight Grand Prix classes, finishing the first day of the weekend’s events with the most wins.
GTU EXPERT: 1. Mark Miller, Jr (Yam YZF-R6); 2. Ricardo Valdez (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Daniel Haverly (Hon CBR600RR); 5. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Ronny Frias (Yam YZF-R6).
GTU AMATEUR: 1. Rashad Brandon (Kaw ZX-6R); 2. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R600); 3. Yusei Cespeded (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Brian Oyon-Grover (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Kevin Farrell (Duc 848); 6. Robert Woodworth (Yam YZF-R6).
GTO EXPERT: 1. Santiago Villa (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 3. Rodolfo Ramirez (Kaw ZX-10R); 4. Paul Manuel (Suz GSX-R1000); 5. Andy Whiate (Suz GSXR1000); 6. Dave Ebben (Kaw ZX-10R).
GTO AMATEUR: 1. Edward Foy (Duc 1199); 2. Benjamin Seville (Suz GSX-R750); 3. Jonathan Landwer, Jr (Yam YZF-R1); 4. Tawfik Khalil, Jr (Hon CBR1000RR); 5. Lazaro Barco (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Nick Preziosi (Duc 996).
GT LIGHTS EXPERT: 1. Rodolfo Ramirez (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Darrin Klemens (Kaw 650R); 3. Jon Glaefke (Pierobon 1100);4. Mitchell Lachowitz (Duc 1000); 5. Charlie Mavros (Duc 1000); 6. Mark Evry (Duc 1000).
GT LIGHTS AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz SV650); 2. Kevin Farrell (Duc 1000); 3. Jeri Blackwood (Suz SV650); 4. Jorge Acosta (Suz SV650); 5. Jordan Strange (Suz SV650); 6. Brian Mullen (Suz SV650).
UNLIMITED SUPERSPORT EXPERT: 1. Santiago Villa (Kaw ZX-10R); 2. Tim Bemisderfer (Suz GSX-R1000); 3. Andy White (Suz GSX-R1000); 4. Bruno Silva (Kaw ZX-10R); 5. Ryan Kerr (Suz GSX-R1000); 6. Rick Johnson (Suz GSX-R1000).
UNLIMITED SUPERSPORT AMATEUR: 1. Edward Foy (Duc 1199); 2. Jonathan Landwer, Jr (Yam YZF-R1); 3. Shawn Lather (Suz GSX-R1000); 4. Nick Preziosi (Duc 996); 5. Jeremy Krasny (BMW S1000RR); 6. Peter Nicolosi (Kaw ZX-10R).
MIDDLEWEIGHT GRAND PRIX EXPERT: 1. Santiago Villa (Yam YZF-R6); 2. James Cohrs (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Mark Miller, Jr (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Greg Melka (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Ronny Frias (Yam YZF-R6); 6. Fernando Silva (Yam YZF-R6).
MIDDLEWEIGHT GRAND PRIX AMATEUR: 1. Clint Russell (Suz GSX-R1000); 2. Yusel Cespedes (Yam YZF-R6); 3. Robert Woodworth (Yam YZF-R6); 4. Darwin Rodriguez (Yam YZF-R6); 5. Spencer Cole (Suz GSX-R600); 6. Stephen Hoffman (Yam YZF-R6).
THUNDERBIKE EXPERT: 1. Ray Hofman (Duc 749); 2. Chris Dodd (Duc 1000); 3. Bob Robbins (Duc 749); 4. Mitchell Lachowitz (Duc 1000); 5. Mark Tenn (Duc 748); 6. Harrison Ringel (Suz SV650).
THUNDERBIKE AMATEUR: 1. Jeri Blackwood (Suz SV650); 2. James Tuttle (Duc 748); 3. Yuttichai Yasothonsrikul (Suz SV650); 4. Paul Dougherty (Duc 900); 5. James P Quinn (Duc 1000); 6. John Dodson (Suz SV650).
ASRA and USGPRU QUALIFYING TIMES:
MICHELIN PRO SUPERSTOCK: Expert: Tim Bemisderfer 1:12.159 Amateur: Benjamin Seville 1:19.670
USGPRU 250cc GP: Palmer Kling 1:19.105
MICHELIN PRO SPORTBIKES: Expert: Curtis Murray 1:14.818 Amateur: Robert Woodsworth 1:17.647
MICHELIN PRO THUNDERBIKES: Expert: Ray Hofman 1:17.993 Amateur: Brian Mullen (1:27.820
USGPRU MOTO3: Palmer Kling 1:19.755
More, from a press release issued by ASRA/CCS:
ASRA Sprint and Team Challenge Series Round 1
Sanctioned by AMA
March 9-10, 2013
Roebling Road Raceway
Bloomingdale, GA – The 2013 AMA sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge Championship opened with a bang at Roebling Road Raceway on March 9th with the top four machines finishing within 16 seconds of the leader after 148 miles of racing.
The TOCB/DSB GTU entry with Brian Kcraget and Jon Couch edged out the BEI/Dunlop GTO team by a mere .159 seconds at the end of 74 laps for the Overall victory. Third position was earned by defending National Champion Chester Auto Repair ridden by Eric Helmbach while the final machine on the lead lap was a second GTU entry for the TOCB squad ridden by Curtis Murray and Nick McFadden.
For the GTO class, it was BEI/Dunlop with Billy Ethridge and Tim Bemisderfer for the win, followed by Chester Auto Repair in second and RnR Repsol in third place for the class. RnR Repsol, defending GTU National Champions, stepping up a class with Rick Beggs and Terry Taylor on board their Suzuki 1000.
In the GTU class it was TOBC/DSB in first, TOCB Racing ridden by Curtis Murray and Nick McFadden in second followed by Team Zimpel with Kat Zimpel doing the riding chores finishing third.
The TOBC juggernaut continued in the GTL class as Jon Couch, CJ Crosslin and Palmer Kling took the win on their TOCB Suzuki 650. Team Faceplant with Kevin Farrell and Tom Eubank aboard finished second on a Ducati and Team Venezuela on another Suzuki 650 finishing third in class.
Next up for the ASRA Team Challenge is Carolina Motorsports Park for Round 2 of the 8 race championship.
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