West, Farrell and
Fogg Taste Victory at Autobahn
August 14, Joliet, IL – The AMA
sanctioned ASRA Sprint Series presented by Pirelli Tire returned to the
Autobahn Country Club after a 10 year hiatus and a new cast of
characters took to the North Course with enthusiasm. The 1.46 mile
9-turn course proved challenging in the wet/dry conditions during
Saturday’s qualifying but with a fully dry course for Sunday,
it was nothing but wide open racing for the riders.
The ASRA Superstock class featured the two
fastest riders from the ASRA event at Road America facing off again in
a 9-lap dash for the cash. The green flag flew and Jason Farrell did
what he needed to by taking the holeshot on his Kawasaki ZX-6R but
couldn’t hang on as Cory West used the Scheibe Racing Hayes
Brakes BMW S1000RR like a fine instrument and swept into the lead
before the finish of lap one, then never looked back.
Despite breaking his earlier lap record with
1:03.544, Farrell was no match for West who set a new absolute
motorcycle track record with a 1:02.820 on the same lap. Realizing he
was out-gunned, Farrell slowed slightly to save his Pirelli-shod ZX-6R
for the ASRA SportBike race coming up later. Without having to worry
about equipment, West continued to run sub-1:03 laps all the way to the
checkered flag. On the podium it was West in first, Farrell in second
and Stefan “Germany” Dolipski taking a
well-deserved third place on his BMW S1000RR after battling Jeff Purk
on a Ducati 1200 for the entire event. The win brings West to within 9
points of David Loikits, the Championship leader, with two races to go.
The runner-up finish in SuperStock was
motivation for Jason Farrell, and his Farrell Performance Kawasaki 636
ZX-6R took him to a solid win in ASRA SportBike over his Farrell
Performance teammate Josh Rom, also on a ZX-6R. Third position went to
last year’s ASRA Amateur SportBike Champion Mark Rhoades on
another Farrell Performance Kawasaki ZX-6R. While Farrell had to give
up the absolute track record, he still secured the ASRA SportBike
record with a 1:05.899, solidifying his reputation one of the fastest
riders to race with ASRA. However, Mark Heckles continues to hold a
solid grip on the 2016 ASRA SportBike Championship with a 41-point led
after 6 rounds.
Working towards his second consecutive ASRA
ThunderBike Championship, it was Douglas Fogg taking the win in
ThunderBike and improving his point lead to 41 points with 2 rounds
left in 2016.
For the Amateur classes it was Piotr
Urlinski with the win in SuperStock, Charles Pipke winning in SportBike
and Tim Koebert taking the win in ThunderBike
Next race for the AMA-sanctioned ASRA Sprint
Series Presented by Pirelli Tire is September 24-25, 2016 at Blackhawk
Farms Raceway in South Beloit, Illinois.
LB Sports Dominates
NJMP 200 Mile Race
NJ – The AMA sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge Series presented
by Michelin Tire
hit the home stretch in style on a big weekend with Championship Cup
New Jersey Motorsports Park. With a solid field of 198 riders making up
entries in the CCS classes, it was a great opportunity for the Team
participants to show their stuff and recruit good racers to help
future events and the teams did not waste their chance.
in the race it looked more like a sprint race again than a 200 mile
race in 90°
heat with full sunshine and 60% humidity as the top teams set their hot
the first ¼ of the event. As expected, LB Sports (Lloyd
Bayley) on the Kawasaki
ZX-10 was right in the thick of the battle from the start, turning fast
the race on lap 13, a 1:26.535, nearly matched by the Yamaha R-6 of
Winters Motorsports (Anthony Mazziotto III, Casey Tobolewski) with a
on the same lap. This frantic pace had the other teams struggling hard
pit stops started and then the real work began.
JWM stopping first on lap 23, LB Sports was able to open a little bit
breathing, room, (if you call 1.2 seconds breathing room) over Grease
Racing ( Eric Helmbach) and Mavros Motorsports (Charlie Mavros, Seth
Dustin Young). Unfortunately for JWM, a pit crew infraction got them
first meatball flag of the day, costing them a stop and go penalty and
the other teams get away from them. On lap 31, Mavros
their Kawasaki ZX-10, followed by LB Sports on lap 32 leaving Grease
Racing out front on their BMW S1000RR until lap 35. Once the pit stops
penalties were done it was clear the race belonged to these 4 teams and
pit stop strategies brought them close to LB Sports but
“Ironman” Bayley kept
the pressure on and by lap 55, only GMR was still on the lead lap
seconds behind. By lap 68, LB Sports had a lap on the entire field when
hit pit road for the final stop, re-entering with a 39.98 second lead
second place GMR. Then as the others made their final stops on lap 73,
JWM in 2nd, Mavros in 3rd
and GMR holding on to 4th
place all a full lap behind the eventual winner LB Sports. With their 3rd
place finish, Mavros Motorsports is now just 14 points ahead of LB
the Overall Championship.
the GTO Class, it was the “usual suspects” on the
podium with LB Sports in 1st,
Mavros Motorsports in 2nd and Grease Monkey
Racing in 3rd.
For the 2016 GTO Championship, Mavros Motorsports has a 10 point lead
races left for the season.
GTU class winner, Jimmy Winter
Motorsports, had a full lap lead over second place LWTRacer.com (Sam
William Finnerty) on the Triumph 675 and Wolfpack Racing (AJ Berlowitz,
Cece, David Zeccardi) finished third on a Kawasaki ZX-6. Jinba Ittai-
Blues finished 9th after blowing a motor 31 laps
into the contest
but maintained a 58 point lead in the 2016 GTU
Championship over LWTRacer.com
with 3 rounds to go.
was definitely a banner day for the LWT
Racer teams as the entire podium for the GTL Class were representing
The top step was class point leader LWT Racer 171 ( Todd Alberico,
Loyle) followed by LWT Racer 60 (Sam Wiest, William Finnerty) in second
LWT Racer 216 (Anthony Rossati, John Dodson, Joseph Bungo) finished in
The victory by LWT Racer 171 earned them a 31 point lead in the 2016
National Championship standings heading to Summit Point for round 6 of
next event for the ASRA Team Challenge
Series Presented by Michelin Tire is August 21 at Summit Point
in Summit Point, WV.
West, Farrell and
Celebrate with Road America Wins
Lake, WI – The AMA sanctioned ASRA Sprint Series presented by
joined CCS, CRA and the AMA Road Race Grand Championships at Flkhart
Road America over the July 4th weekend for one of the biggest
motorcycle road racing event of the season
so far. The 255 riders accounted for 955 entries and the racing action
Superstock class featured the two fastest riders from the ASRA Team
facing off again in a 6-lap dash for the s. David Loikits on his Suzuki
got the hole shot but after that it was Cory West and Jason Farrell who
jumped in front and took off from the field. On lap 2, Cory West on his
S1000RR set an new lap record for the class at 2:15.950, giving himself
much needed breathing room over Farrell on his Kawasaki ZX10.
continued to inch away until the gap was 5.312 at the checkered flag.
cruised to second, 16.572 seconds ahead of Garrick Schneiderman on his
R-1 in 3rd position, After a problem on the
final lap, David Loikits
finished in 12th position and boosted his point
lead to 32 in the
championship with just 3 rounds remaining.
was not a total wash for Jason Farrell, his Farrell Performance
took him to a huge win in ASRA SportBike over the TSE Yamaha R-6 of
Soltisz. Third position went to Tony Storniolo on his Quintec
Kawasaki 636. Even without making the trip to Road America, Mark
holds a 62 point lead in the class with 3 races left,
surprise in the ThunderBike class was the victory by Ralph Staropoli on
Honda RS250, edging out Kevin VanEngen and his Suzuki SV650 by 1.591
This was the first victory in ASRA Thunderbike for Staropoli and the
by anyone aboard a 250GP machine. Third place went to 2015 CCS Mid-West
Champion Drew Jankord. With a 6th
place finish, Douglas Fogg
moves into the point lead for the Thunderbike championship.
Amateur classes it was Piotr Urlinski with the win SuperStock,
win for Bailey Cox in SportBike and Tim Koebert took the win in
for the ASRA Sprint Series Presented by Pirelli Tire is August 13-14,
Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL..
Rolls to Road America 200 Win
Lake, WI – The AMA sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge Series
presented by Michelin
Tire kicked off a huge weekend of motorcycle racing at Road America for
of July weekend. With 29 teams entered, the competition looked to be
every class and when the final flag flew, no one was disappointed.
start of the event the Froggymoto.com BMW 1000 (Cory West, Michael
jumped out front and tried to gap the field knowing they were a
endurance team working to overcome the years of experience of the
Challenge contenders. For the first 17 laps the plan worked
while they pitted for fuel and a rider change the Mavros Motorsports
ZX10 (Jason Farrell) took the lead and never looked back. Even with a
stop on lap 19, the Marvos team held the official lead until the end of
race. The competition for the rest of the Overall Podium was fierce, as
FroggyMoto.com had to chase down the LB Sports Suzuki GSXR 1000 (Lloyd
to move into second with 2 laps to go, leaving LB sports in the third
at the end. The top 3 Overall were also your top 3 in the GTO class,
Mavros Motorsports the lead in both championships after 4 rounds.
great afternoon for the Double B Racing Team as Jody Barry rode the
event solo putting his Yamaha R-6 on top of the podium for the GTU
followed by Martinez Motorsports (Calvin Martinez, Kaleb De Keyrel) on
Kawasaki ZX-6. Third place went to ScmotSee Racing (Drew See, Jake
another Yamaha R-6. A 4th place finish by Jinba
Ittai (Joel Lenk,
Matt Brown) leaves them a 62 point lead in the GTU Championship with
rounds remaining in the 2016 ASRA Team Challenge Series.
In Hot Team (Jared Herbig, David Shea) won the GTL class with MNSBR.com
(Jonathan Champ, Steven Johnson) in second and MPR Racing (Brad
third. The win gives Coming In Hot a 4 point lead in the 2016
for the ASRA Team Challenget Series Presented by Michelin Tire is July
at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ..
LB Sports Holds Off
Jinba Ittai for Victory During 93rd Annual Loudon Classic Weekend.
The AMA sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge Series presented by Michelin
to the Loudon Classic Weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for first
since 2005 and the field of 18 kicked off the festivities in grand
a mix of series regulars and LRRS competitors, race strategy became as
as local track knowledge and the final result was a great afternoon of
that came down to the final lap of the 2-hour event to decide the
flag it was the Sixfour Motorsports (Shane Narbonne) Yamaha R-6 that
to the front and out-paced the field for the first 21 laps. As Narbonne
on lap 22, series regular LB Sports ( Lloyd Bayley) took up the point
Monkey Racing (Eric Helmbach) and Jinba Ittai (Joel Lenk) in tow. At
lap 32, MI
Boys (Mikal Pechota, Ryan VanLeeuwen) made their first stop giving 3rd
place in the GTO class to Mavros Motorsports (Charlie Mavros Seth
very next lap, Jinba Ittai took 2nd place
Overall from GMR trailing
the lead LB Sports by just under 3 seconds. By lap 36 Jinba Attai had
just .881 seconds and LB Sports had to recoup the momentum. Bayley was
the task until lap 50 when Jinba Ittai took the lead while GMR and LB
pit road a lap later. With a 52 second lead, Jinba Ittai set their
on cruise until the scheduled stop on lap 62 which gave the lead back
Sports on the Kawasaki ZX-10 and allowed GMR to move the BMW S 1000RR
2nd place. For the next 15 laps, the top three
teams stayed within
just a few seconds of each other, allowing Jinba Ittai to regain 2nd
place Overall on lap 78 from GMR on lap 78. While the top three would
the same lap, it was LP Sports that inched away for 16.227 second
victory at the checkerd flag finishing 91 laps in 2:01:01.331. Second
GTU class winner Jinba Ittai while third Overall was the Grease Monkey
32.496 seconds behind them. All three of the top teams only used one
the two hour contest, making history as this is the first time since
Challenge Series began in 2001 that single rider teams made up the
Podium. The strong second place finish gives Jinba Ittai a 3-point lead
rounds of the 2016 ASRA Overall Championship
was won by LB Sports followed by defending GTO National Champion Grease
Racing and it was Mavros Motorsports on their Kawasaki ZX-10 capturing
final step on the podium for the class. Grease Monkey Racing has a slim
lead over Mavros Motorsports in the GTO standings after 3 rounds of the
a great afternoon, defending GTU National Champion Jinba Ittai won the
class with National Granite Floors (Norm Pomerleau) on a Yamaha R-6 in
after starting the race 4 laps behind the leaders. Series regular
(William Finnerty) brought his Triumph 675 to the final flag in third
giving the GTU class another group of single rider teams the podium for
day. The victory gives Jinba Ittai a 47-point cushion in the chase for
consecutive GTU National Championships.
first ASRA Team Challenge GTL win was the ECK Racing (Isaac Maycotte,
BerrioJr.) Suzuki SV650 dominating the field with a 5 lap margin of
battle for the runner up spot GTL raged for 81 laps as the
Hobbs, Kristofer Knopf) Ducati 1100 was finally able to pull away from
Kaeser Racing (Richard Kaeser, Robert Marsden) Ducati 800 to secure the
step on the podium.
for the ASRA Team Challenget Series Presented by Michelin Tire is July
Elkhart Lake’s Road America in Elkhart Lake WI.
Miller, Heckles and
Kcraget Master VIR Duirng in ASRA Sprints.
The AMA sanctioned ASRA Team Sprint Series presented by Pirelli Tire
was hot at
Virginia International Raceway. With temperatures in the mid
90’s and heat
indexes exceeding 98°, the only question left was whether it
was the weather or
the racing that would be the story during the 14th
Farrell Memorial weekend. Starting with qualifying on Saturday and then
racing action on Sunday, the ASRA competitors showed they meant
afternoon, Mark Heckles took his Yamaha R-1 and captured the pole with
1:28.750, just over 2 seconds faster than next quickest time in
Conventional wisdom would have it that Heckles would be cruising to the
since his performance was dominating. From the green flag Heckles
and only made it half way to turn one before a mechanical failure
dramatically on the straight and unfortunately right into contact with
charging Jonathan Thomas on his R-1. The contact stopped the race
started and unfortunately for both riders, ended their SuperStock
for the day. That meant the door was open for the rest of the field on
restart and Craig Miller grabbed the opportunity with his R-1 to take a
second victory from Ned “Peanut” Brown also on an
R-1. Finishing on the final
step of the podium was David Loikits on the lone Suzuki GSXR 1000 at
of the field and the third place gives Loikits a 19 point lead in the
championship with 4 rounds remaining.
SuperStock malfunction, Mark Heckles was ready to cash in on his hard
pole for the SportBike class and maintain his winning streak. From the
it looked like Richard O’Hare was set on ruining the rest of
Heckles day as he
took the hole-shot on his Yamaha R-6 and held off the point leader for
before Heckles could finally clear the challenger. Once in the clear,
built a solid lead and cruised to the victory over O’Hare,
preserving his ASRA
SportBike winning steak with his R-6. Veteran racer and former AMA
Arnold Hastings secured third position on his Suzuki GSXR 600 and now
sits in 4th
in the championship. Heckles 4th win of the
season leaves him with a
62 point lead in the SportBike championship for 2016.
ThunderBike class was light in entries, the field still gave each other
they had and that created a problem in turn 3 on the first lap. Keith
and William Coats tangled and caused both riders to slide off into the
damaging the machines enough they could not be removed without stopping
race. So the field reset into original positions minus the two riders
started again. Unfortunately for Christian Crosslin and eventual third
finisher Arnold Hastings, it was VIR ace Brian Kcraget lined up next to
the pole position. While Crosslin, Hastings and eventual 4th
rider Russell Masecar tried their best, they were not a match for
flew to victory by 14.901 seconds. All four of the top riders
Amateur classes it was William Gawler with lap records for qualifying
race along with the win SuperStock. In another qualifying record
and a second win for Bailey Cox in SportBike.
for the ASRA Sprint Series Presented by Pirelli Tire is July 1-3, 2016
Elkhart Lake’s Road America in Elkhart Lake WI.
Heckles Pulls Off
Double in ASRA Sprints at Summit Point Circuit
Point, WV– The AMA sanctioned ASRA Team Sprint Series
presented by Pirelli Tire
enjoyed perfect conditions at Summit Point Raceway with low
80’s and a slight
breeze helping keep the action on the track fast and furious for the
afternoon’s featured events.
SportBike leading off the day, it was time to see if Carl Soltisz and
O’Hare had come up with a way to slow Mark Heckles charge for
Championship. At green flag both O’Hare and Soltisz got the
jump on Heckles and
the 2 set off trying to lose the championship leader. While the effort
valiant, it was short-lived as Heckles passed both by lap 3 and slowly
inching away from the challengers. With Heckles in front, the
runner-up became a 3 bike fight as Tommy Wilson joined the fray and
pressure on O’Hare and Soltisz, until O’Hare was
forced to pit on the last pit
for mechanical problems. That left Heckles with a 4.045 margin of
Soltisz while Wilson was 0.056 behind Soltisz for third position and
completed the Yamaha R-6 sweep of the podium. This was Heckles third
consecutive win in the SportBike class and a commanding lead in the
in SuperStock, Frank Babuska Jr took his Yamaha R-1 straight to front
green flag but Mark Heckles, fresh from his win in SportBike the race
was not about to let the young lion get away from him this time.
able to get his Yamaha R-1 past Babuska to lead lap 2 and the pair
leaving the pack until Babuska’s machine suffered electrical
through the fourth lap. With Babuska out, Heckles pulled out to a
lead over Tim Bemisderfer on his Kawasaki ZX 1000
and cruised the
last lap to his second victory of the day. Lloyd Bayley rode his
1000 to a solid third place to keep his title hopes alive with 5 rounds
the 2016 championship.
for the ThunderBike pole was tight and the start of the race was just
as Brian McGlade, Sam Wiest, Bart DeFrancesco and Arnold Hastings all
in unison and stayed nose to tail for the opening laps. On lap 5,
transmission started having issues and forced him to the side of the
Next lap it was Sam Wiest who had his luck run out with a tip over in
turn 1 to
end his day. That left McGlade and Hastings to fight for the win and in
of running the fastest lap of the race at 1:19.729, Hastings was forced
settle for second place in the 9-lap contest. George Demetropolis
third making it an all Suzuki SV650 podium in ThunderBike.
wins in the Amateur classes, it was Jeremy Whitehurst in SuperStock,
Bailey Cox in SportBike and Christopher Heiser for
for the ASRA Sprint Series Presented by Pirelli Tire is June 11-12,
Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA.
Farrell Performance at Blackhawk
Beloit, IL– The AMA sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge Series
presented by Michelin
Tire had its troubles getting started for the second year in a row, but
the riders and teams got into their rhythm, they made it one to
was pit strategy and hard riding in the final laps gave Corey West on
FroggyMoto.com BMW the Overall victory by 1.670 seconds over
Farrell and the Farrell Performance Kawasaki ZX6R in another
Team Challenge Series race at Blackhawk Farms Raceway..
initial green flag the field had just completed the first lap when the
Motorsports (James Barry) entry crashed forcing a red flag. With less
laps complete, the rules called for a complete restart, giving Farrell
Performance a chance to fix a gremlin and restart with the rest of the
After the cleanup, the field managed all 75 laps before the race became
hour timed event with just 12 minutes left on the clock.
restart, Farrell Performance (Jason Farrell) chased FroggyMoto.com
until the leader stopped for fuel on lap 37. This allowed Farrell
to not only make up their 43 second deficit and put themselves into the
position by 52 seconds. With the shoe on the other foot, West pulled
the stops and set after the lead machine, gaining 25 seconds back when
Farrell Performance made their mandatory stop on lap 44.Over the next
West was able to catch up to the leader and take the lead back on lap
stretching the lead to 7 seconds over the next few laps, West went into
conservation mode not wanting to stop again allowing Farrell
close within 0.650 seconds with only 2 laps left. That set up a
“dash for the
cash” with FroggyMoto.com’s West to finish 1.670
seconds ahead of the runner
up. The final step on the Overall podium went to LB Sports, 3 laps down
(Unlimited class), it was FroggyMoto.com followed by the LB Sports
1000 (Lloyd Bayley) and then the defending National Champion Grease
Racing (Eric Helmbach) on the BMW 1000 in third position.
(Middleweight class) was well represented by Farrell Performance with
and second Overall, while the battle for the runner up position in the
became a struggle between two teams with tons of endurance experience.
Jinba Ittai Team (Joel Link, Matt Brown) made the best of their
the past several years put themselves in a position for the podium. The
D Racing Team (Ray Hofman, Jody Barry) combine youth and experience to
challenge the established team for the second step on the GTU Podium.
used a single pit stop just past 1 hour in the race to go the distance
was incrementally faster times for which allowed Jinba Ittai to move
second place by the end of the race.
As the race
started for the GTL class, it looked like it would be another battle
East Coast based LWT Racer Teams, but the local Coming in Hot Racing
was out to
hold up the Mid-West’s honor. At the end of the race it was
LWT Racer 60
(William Finnerty, Sam Wiest) with a 19.402 second victory over Coming
In Hot !
(Jerad Herbig, David Shea) while the LWT Racer 171 (Todd Alberico,
Loyle) finished in third 1-lap down to the class winner.
The AMA sanctioned
ASRA Team Challenge Presented by Michelin Tire
visits New Hampshire
Motor Speedway on June 17 during the 93rd Annnual Loudon Classic for
Round 3 of the series.
Babuska and Heckles
Roll During ASRA Round 2 at NJMP
There was little other riders could do to slow down the
juggernaught of Mark Heckles and Frank Babuska Jr in the
round of the ASRA Championship Series Presented by Pirelli Tire. Both
riders scored wins in round 1 at Daytona and proved it wasn't just
horsepower at NJMP.
Mark Heckles won the Expert ASRA Sportbike race after a rough start
with a red flag in the first lap. At the restart, Heckles nabbed the
lead on his Yamaha YZF-R1and proceeded to open a gap on the rest of the
field. Behind him, Ricky O'Hare battled with Arnold Hastings for second
place until Justin Jones maneuvered his way through traffic and into
the number two spot. Heckles continued to increase his gap, lap after
lap, until the checkered flag. He won the race with a 13 second lead
over second place Jones. Ricky O'Hare, Dennis Pryor, and Arnold
Hastings rounded off the top five.
Frankie Babuska led the start of the Expert ASRA Superstock race with
Heckles close behind in second until a red flag incident sent all
competitors back to the grid after just two laps. Babuska nailed the
holeshot lead into turn one at the restart on his Yamaha YZF-R1 with
Cory West and Mark Heckles in hot pursuit. A few laps later, Heckles
made his passing move on West and set his sights on the leader. The
race became a two -way battle for first between Heckles and Babuska.
Babuska was able to maintain his advantage to take the checkered flag
with a one tenth of a second advantage over Heckles. Cory West finished
third with Timothy Bemisderfer and Eric Wood rounding off the top five.
Frank Babuska, Jr. also won the Unlimited Grand Prix at New Jersey
Motorsports Park on his Yamaha YZF-R1 after leading all six laps of the
race. Babuska was gridded on the third row and dove through the field
in front of him to take an early lead in the race. Behind him, James
Shepherd and Richard Smith battled for second place while trying to
catch the leader. But, Babuska was methodically working his way to a
nine second gap over second place with his fastest lap time of 1:25.048
set in lap four. Behind him, Timothy Bemisderfer had worked his way
through traffic from a sixth row start and into second place. Babuska
took the checkered flag without challenge. Bemisderfer, finished second
and Shepherd third.
ASRA and USGPRU will meet to compete again June 11-12th, at Virginia
International Raceway. For additional information please go to:
by Lisa Theobald+
Opens 2016 Team Challenge Season with Victory in Carolina
Seth Starnes and Dustin Young won the ASRA Team Challenge Presented by
Michelin Tire GTO class and finished first in Combined Overall,
completing 56 laps in the two hour race on their Team Mavros
Motorsports GSX-R1000. The race was stopped twice for red flag
incidents and the clock ran out before the 69 scheduled laps could be
Starnes nailed the holeshot and led the race until the first red flag
was thrown after the first fifteen minutes of the race. Following the
restart after the second red flag, Team Mavros Motorsports and LB
Sports were the top two teams, swapping positions, with Lloyd Bayley
out front for the final run to the checkered flag. Lloyd Bayley crossed
the finish line first, but was disqualified because he failed to
complete a pit stop under green flag conditions.
"We wanted to use a one pit stop strategy," said Starnes. "That was
negated when the read flag came out on lap 25. We chose to do a tire
change and rider change for the restart with about 46 minutes
remaining. Post the red flag, Dustin and Llyod were neck to neck, so we
decided to pit whenever Llyod pitted. He chose not to make a green flag
stop so we made ours with five minutes remaining. We again did a rider
change and quick splash of fuel. Lloyd finished ahead of us on track by
about a half a lap but failed to make a green flag stop, handing first
place back to us at the end of the race."
Joel Lenk and Matt Brown won the GTU class and finished second overall
on their Jinba Attai Motorsport Yamaha YZF-R6, completing 55 laps. Team
TPM finished third overall on their Triumph 675R, piloted by Jimmy
Fontinopoulos, Mark Dickerson, and Ricky O'Hare. Team LWT Racer 171's
Todd Alberico and Ben Loyle won the GT Lights class on their Suzuki
SV650, after completing 53 laps and finishing sixth overall.
Team Mavros Motorsports plans to contest the entire ASRA Team Challenge
series this season and hopes to continue to lead in their class and
overall points. Starnes stated, "Charlie, Dustin, and myself are all
very excited to compete in the GTO class this season and look forward
to competing for the Overall TC championship in 2016."
The AMA sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge Presented by Michelin Tire
visits Blackhawk Farms Raceway for Round 2 on May 21 and New Hampshire
Motor Speedway on June 17 for Round 3 of the series.
75th Daytona 200
Contingency Awards Top $85,000
February 29, 2016
Fort Worth Texas
The American Sportbike Racing Association in
conjunction with the Daytona International Speedway is pleased to
announce that in addition the $175,000.00 purse for the 75th Daytona 200,
contingency awards for the event have now topped $85,000.
Listed below are the companies and their
total offering for the Daytona 200.
|Arai Pole Award
|Pirelli/Competition Motorsports South
Total as of
For a complete breakdown of awards and
requirements, please go to the Daytona
200 page and download the Awards and Requirements document
listed in the Contingencies section.
$175,000 Purse For 75th Daytona 200
January 19, 2016
Fort Worth Texas
The American Sportbike Racing Association in
conjunction with the Daytona International Speedway is pleased to
announce the breakdown of the $175,000.00 purse for the 75th Daytona
200 scheduled to run March 12, 2016.
|1 - $25,000.00
2 - $20,000.00
3 - $15,000.00
4 - $12,500.00
5 - $10,500.00
6 - $9,000.00
7 - $8,000.00
8 - $7,000.00
9 - $6,000.00
10 - $5,000.00
|11 - $4,500.00
12 - $4,000.00
13 - $3,500.00
14 - $3,200.00
15 - $2,900.00
16 - $2,600.00
17 - $2,300.00
18 - $2,000.00
19 - $1,800.00
20 - $1,600.00
|21 - $1,500.00
22 - $1,500.00
23 - $1,500.00
24 - $1,500.00
25 - $1,500.00
26 - $1,500.00
27 - $1,500.00
28 - $1,500.00
29 - $1,500.00
30 - $1,500.00
|31 - $1,400.00
32 - $1,400.00
33 - $1,400.00
34 - $1,400.00
35 - $1,400.00
36 - $1,400.00
37 - $1,300.00
38 - $1,300.00
39 - $1,300.00
40 - $1,300.00
For more race information as it is released,
please go to WWW.ASRARACING.COM
and follow the links about the Daytona 200.
Fan tickets for all motorcycle racing events
March 7-15 are available by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or online at http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter,
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Fans can follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million
frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of
Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting www.daytonarising.com.
The American SportBike Racing
Association (ASRA) is the parent organization to the Championship Cup
Series (CCS), the largest amateur motorcycle road racing organization
in the United States issuing over 3,000 licenses per year. ASRA
promotes eight AMA sanctioned Sprint Series and eight AMA sanctioned
Team Challenge road racing events for 2015. The CCS Series sanctions 45
events at popular tracks around the United States, including Daytona
International Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Road America, New
Jersey Motorsports Park and Virginia International Raceway among other
fine venues. In 2014 ASRA and CCS will provide riders with access to
millions of dollars of sponsorship awards through participation in its
For more racing information visit
www.asraracing.com or www.ccsracing.us or call us at (817)
246-1127. Join CCS and ASRA in the greatest road racing experience
ANNOUNCED WITH ASRA SEASON OPENER IN DAYTONA!
The 2016 Tentative
Schedules for the ASRA Sprint Series, the ASRA Team Challenge Series
and USGPRU have been announced. Use the information found in these
first schedules for planning purposes only, since
they are subject to change as track contracts and agreements are
finalized. Download the New Rider Packet for the most current
2016 information as well as the schedule.
The 2016 License Application (in 2 formats)
can be downloaded from our Forms page here.
TIP: Get this in prior to January
4, 2016, for the best chance to keep your existing bike number(s).
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