From a press release issued by WERA Motorcycle Roadracing, Inc.:
ROUND #2 NATIONAL/SPORTSMAN AND JENNINGS ROUNDS
Round #2 of the Michelin/WERA National Challenge Series, the WERA National Endurance Series, the Pirelli/WERA West Sportsman Series presented by Lucas Oil and hosting a round of the MOM Series for USBA took to the world class Miller Motorsports Park this past weekend with Mother Nature’s blessings. All results from the event are on the web site, but we wanted to give special recognition to the premier classes which ran this weekend.
The WERA National Endurance Series saw BEI/Dunlop Development take the overall win on their Suzuki 1000 followed on the podium by Vesrah Suzuki on their 600 Suzuki and then MWR Investigations rounded out the top three on their Suzuki 750. Teams from all across the US made up the 25 machine grid and with six hours of no red flag racing 175 laps were completed by the leaders.
Class winners included BEI/Dunlop Development in HWSB; Vesrah Suzuki in the MWSB and TWF/FTM & Jon in the LTSB on their Suzuki 650. The trophy class was won by RDS Racing out of Temecula, CA on their Yamaha 600. The lucky winners of the Lucas Oil travel give-away were KANDO Racing from Tustin, CA and Twisted Racing from San Luis Obispo, CA in the HSB Class; Paradigm Racing from Scottsdale, AZ and Clark Brothers Racing from Aberdeen, ID in the MSB Class and Team Kinetic from Nashville, TN and Jolly Roger Racing from Woodstock, GA won in the LSB Class – each team received $250.00 cash in travel money from Lucas Oil.
Sunday’s three premier classes included the Next Moto GP/WERA Formula 3 where the top three riders all on Honda 125 machines were Anthony Alonso, Kenny Anderson and Sean Heeney in that order. This class had a gap of only 3.328 between 2nd and 5th and is the class for young guns aspiring to move up into the big bike ranks.
In the 600cc Superstock Class the podium top spot went to Benny Solis, Jr. on his Yamaha 600 (Solis qualified first on Friday in Qualifying as well) second was Tucker Lancaster on his Yamaha 600 and rounding out the podium was Daytona Anderson on his Yamaha 600. This class produces the future stars for the AMA Pro Racing Supersport Grids.
In the WERA Superbike Class an epic battle developed between Shane Turpin on his WSBK Ducati 1200 (Turpin is the American Wild Card for the WSBK Race at Miller next weekend) and Jeremy Toye on his Kawasaki 1000 – Turpin worked his way from the 15th row start to take over the lead from Sean Dwyer early on and Toye came from Row 11 and worked hard on passing rider after rider to position himself behind Turpin in the final laps and passed on the last lap to take the win by 0.182 at the line – Oleg Pianykh who runs the MOM comparable class rounded out the podium on his Suzuki 1000. For all other results please check out the WERA Motorcycle Roadracing web site at www.wera.com
Garrett Johnson was the lucky rider who won the Remote Control Car from Lucas Oil and Jeff Stern was the lucky winner for the Go Pro Camera Raffle sponsored by Lucas Oil. $270.00 was raised for Air Fence from the Raffle.
Also this past weekend the Pirelli/WERA Sprotsman Series ran a double header at Jennings GP in Florida where again Mother Nature had a smile on her face. Results for all the Jennings races for both days can be found on the web site as well.
All in all a great weekend of racing for WERA riders across the country and we thank each one who came out to support WERA Motorcycle Roadracing and hope we see you all again at a race in the future!
WERA Motorcycle Roadracing was founded in 1973 and remains the foremost place to develop talent in the sport of motorcycle Roadracing. The legacy of Pro riders on a National and World level is legendary. All events are run by WERA Motorcycle Roadracing and they go coast to coast offering entry level racing with the Pirelli/WERA Sportsman Series as well as a Pro-Am Series with the Michelin/WERA National Challenge Series which includes the only traveling Endurance Series in the US using the World Endurance platform for most of the rules.
For more information on WERA Motorcycle Roadracing please check out our web site at wera.com!