Morris wins MRA Race of the Rockies, Burke, Moham claim RoR championships

Morris wins MRA Race of the Rockies, Burke, Moham claim RoR championships

Byers, CO, September 19, 2017 – The MRA held round 7 of their championship series at High Plains Raceway over the weekend of September 16-17 using the shorter north course configuration.

Some of the consistent fast riders of the MRA were plagued with problems this weekend. On Friday, Shannon Moham crashed in the fast downhill section of turns 9a and 9b and was slightly injured but still completed the weekend, reinforcing his iron-man reputation. Ray Thornton crashed in Saturday morning practice but was able to get back on, salvage points Open Superbike, Formula 40, and still make a very good showing in Race of the Rockies. Ryan Burke was having some problems with his Yamaha R1M but was able to use his Yamaha R6 effectively to collect up points in his usual classes.

The MRA has really good bench depth for fast riders and it was anyone’s guess on who would be up front. At the start of Race of the Rockies, Brad Hendry took an early lead on his BMW S1000RR closely followed by Dan Turner, Mike Applegate, and Brad Morris. Morris and Applegate got by Turner early in the race and took to chasing down Hendry. On lap 6, Applegate tried to set up Hendry for a pass with a late entry, late apex move going into turn 4s. Unfortunately, Applegate didn’t know Morris was right on his tail section so Morris took the opening and got by Applegate before the late apex plan could be completed. Three laps later, Morris pushed hard on his Yamaha R1M, got by Hendry, then proceeded to click off a handful of 1:13 lap times to open up a gap and take the win.

From the start of Race of the Rockies GTU, a slightly banged up Shannon Moham took the hole shot and the lead. An even more banged up Brian Dobrowolski managed a decent start with a broken right foot which he barely was able to cram into an oversized race boot. With Moham leading GTU, Niles Gourlie, Sean Thomas, and Dobrowolski battled for the final GTU positions with less than a half a second between these three riders for most of the race. Gourlie managed to stay in front of Dobro and Thomas for all but the last two laps where Dobro was able to tick off his best times of the race to claim second.

Several championships were clinched during this second to last event for the MRA. Ryan Burke claimed the Race of the Rockies #1 plate for 2018 in addition to championships in Middleweight Supersport, Heavyweight Supersport, Open Endurance, and Open Superbike. Shannon Moham claimed championships in Formula 40 GTU, Heavyweight & Middleweight Superbike, and Race of the Rockies GTU. Matt Neuberger now owns the championship in Novice GTU. Joe Clark has clinched the SuperTwins GTU and Formula Colorado classes. Corbin Swan is the champion for 250 Production, Aaron Hersh is the 400 Production champion. Brandon Fosbinder is the Supermoto champion, Tony Baker is now the champion for Lightweight Endurance, and Andrew Schrems owns the Modern Vintage GTU class.

Brad Morris is sponsored by Dunlop, Mo-Door motorcycle garage door remotes, Pit-Bull, STM Suspension, Yamaha, and Blu-Cru.

Shannon Moham is sponsored by Nordic Nursing, Dunlop tires, Race Tech suspension, Woodcraft CFM, K&N Filters, Vortex, GPR dampers, Lockhart Phillips, Vickery Motorsports, Motors by REX, Renegade race fuels, Pit Bull stands, Imperial Sportbikes, Denver n Dakota, Segren’s Nectar, MOM, and Falicon crankshafts.

The final MRA round will be at Pueblo Motorsports Park on the weekend of October 21-22. The last round of the Superstreet program will be included at Pueblo. More details are available at http://www.mra-racing.org/superstreet/superstreet-information/

The Motorcycle Roadracing Association is dedicated to promoting safe and competitive motorcycle road racing events for enthusiasts in Colorado and the surrounding area. For more information go to http://www.mra-racing.org/.

Fay Myers Motorcycle World’s Race of the Rockies GTO
1. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R1M)
2. Brad Hendry (BMW S1000RR)
3. Mike Applegate (Yam YZF-R1M)
4. Zach Ritchey (Yam YZF-R1)
5. Dan Turner (Suz GSX-R1000)
6. Ray Thornton (Yam YZF-R1)

Vickery Motorsports’ Race of the Rockies GTU
1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)
3. Nyles Gourlie (Yam YZF-R6)
4. Sean Thomas (Yam YZF-R6)
5. Ken Yee (Kaw ZX-6R)

Race of the Rockies Championship Overall
1. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R1M)
2. Brad Hendry (BMW S1000RR)
3. Mike Applegate (Yam YZF-R1M)
4. Zach Ritchey (Yam YZF-R1)
5. Dan Turner (Suz GSX-R1000)
6. Sean Thomas (Yam YZF-R6)

High Plains Raceway’s Ladies of the Rockies
1. Samantha Coleman (Kaw ZX-6R)
2. Cindy Wulf (Suz GSX-R750)
3. Donna Turner (Yam YZF-R6)
4. Parissa Azarvand (Yam YZF-R3)
5. Tiffany Maestas (Hon CBR500R)
6. Holly Hendrickson (Kaw 300)

Imperial Sportbikes’ Amateur GTO
1. Matthew Neuberger (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Bruce Browning (Yam YZF-R6)
3. John McKown (Yam YZF-R1)
4. Jay Samarjian (Yam YZF-R6)
5. Brett Leveque (Tri Daytona)
6. Jared Dear (Suz GSX-R600)

 

XL3 Rigging’s Amateur GTU
1. Matthew Neuberger (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)
3. Bruce Browning (Yam YZF-R6)
4. Jay Samarjian (Yam YZF-R6)
5. Brett Leveque (Tri Daytona)
6. Jared Dear (Suz GSX-R600)

Un!nk Printworks’ Modern Vintage GTO
1. Randy Throckmorton (Suz GSX-R1000)
2. Mark Weidner (Hon RC51)
3. Scott Weitmann (Kaw ZX-6R)
4. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)

Total Control’s Modern Vintage GTU
1. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)
2. Scott Weitmann (Kaw ZX-6R)
3. Robert McNiel (Suz GSX-R600)
4. Randall Turner (Hon CBR600RR)
5. David Attwood (Yam YZF-R6)
6. Mike Attwood (Yam YZF-R6)

Northern Colorado Powersports’ Open Superbike
1. Brad Hendry (BMW S1000RR)
2. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R1M)
3. Mike Applegate (Yam YZF-R1M)
4. Dan Turner (Suz GSX-R1000)
5. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R1)
6. Zach Ritchey (Yam YZF-R1)

Quik Cycles’ Open Supersport
1. Dustin Dominguez
2. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R1M)
3. Mike Applegate (Yam YZF-R1M)
4. Mike Applehans (Suz GSX-R1000)
5. Mike Keating (Yam YZF-R1M)
6. Jim Wilson (Kaw ZX-10R)

Mod Works’ Solo Endurance Open
1. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R1)
2. Zach Ritchey (Yam YZF-R1)
3. John Borst (Yam YZF-R1)
4. Chris Nami (BMW S1000RR)
5. Mike Keating (Yam YZF-R1M)
6. Erik Sipila (Kaw ZX-10R)

 

Performance Cycle’s Heavyweight Superbike
1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)
3. Bruce Browning (Yam YZF-R6)
4. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona)
5. Zach Friley (Hon RC51)
6. Brandon Jackson (Yam YZF-R6)

Apex Motorsports’ Heavyweight Supersport
1. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)
3. Jason Martinez (Yam YZF-R6)
4. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)
5. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona)
6. Ken Yee (Kaw ZX-6R)

Fun Center’s Solo Endurance Heavyweight
1. Shannon Moham (Duc Evo)
2. Bruce Browning (Yam YZF-R6)
3. Ken Yee (Kaw ZX-6R)
4. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona)
5. Jared Dear (Suz GSX-R600)
6. Andrew Holey (Kaw ZX-6R)

ACES’ Middleweight Superbike
1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Nyles Gourlie (Yam YZF-R6)
3. Ken Yee (Kaw ZX-6R)
4. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)
5. Bruce Browning (Yam YZF-R6)
6. Jared Dear (Suz GSX-R600)

Sol Performance’s Middleweight Supersport
1. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)
3. Jason Martinez (Yam YZF-R6)
4. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)
5. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona)
6. Jay Samarjian (Yam YZF-R6)

Wyeth Homes’ Solo Endurance Middleweight
1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)
3. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)
4. Bruce Browning (Yam YZF-R6)
5. Rick Grosse (Kaw ZX-6R)
6. James Hinton (Suz GSX-R600)

Spencer Russell Youth Racing’s Lightweight Grand Prix
1. Joe Clark (KTM 690)
2. Tony Baker (Yam FZ-07)
3. Ricky Orlando (Kaw ZX-10)
4. Jason Redman (Kaw 650)
5. Michael Surratt (KTM duke)
6. Brian Jackson (Kaw 650)

Brighton Radiator & Muffler’s Solo Endurance Lightweight
1. Tony Baker (Yam FZ-07)
2. Ricky Orlando (Kaw ZX-10)
3. Jason Redman (Kaw 650)
4. Warren Cook (Kaw 650)
5. Cindy Wulf (Suz SV650)
6. Gregory Yocom (Suz SV650)

Novo Advisors’ Solo Endurance Ultralight
1. Joe Clark (KTM 690)
2. Michael Surratt (KTM duke)
3. Brandon Fosbinder (Apr SXV450)
4. Ryan Smith (Hon CBR500R)
5. Aaron Hersh (Yam YZF-R3)
6. Corbin Swan (Kaw 250)

Damage Control’s SuperTwins GTO
1. Patrick Lansu (Duc Panigale)
2. Shannon Moham (Duc Evo)
3. Robb Weins (Duc 999S)
4. Jay Hollman (Apr RSV1000R)
5. Joe Clark (KTM 690)
6. Brian Pottebaum (Duc 1198)

Factory Trained Auto Repair’s SuperTwins GTU
1. Joe Clark (KTM 690)
2. Ricky Orlando (Kaw ZX-10)
3. Michael Surratt (KTM duke)
4. Jason Redman (Kaw 650)
5. Brian Jackson (Kaw 650)
6. Corbin Swan (Kaw 250)

Absolute Michelin & Automotive’s Thunderbike
1. Brett Leveque (Tri Daytona)
2. Shannon Moham (Duc Evo)
3. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona)
4. Ricky Orlando (Kaw ZX-10)
5. Robb Weins (Duc 848)
6. Jason Redman (Kaw 650)

Moto Garage’s Formula 40 GTO
1. Mike Applegate (Yam YZF-R1M)
2. Chris Nami (BMW S1000RR)
3. Mike Applehans (Suz GSX-R1000)
4. Patrick Lansu (Duc Panigale)
5. Mike Keating (Yam YZF-R1M)
6. Justin Lamkin (Kaw ZX-10R)

Moto Garage’s Formula 40 GTU
1. Bruce Browning (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)
3. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)
4. Rick Grosse (Kaw ZX-6R)
5. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)
6. John Chadwick (Yam YZF-R6)

Rocky Mountain Kawasaki’s 500 Production Cup Sat Race
1. Brian Jackson (Kaw 500)
2. Tony Baker (Suz GS500)
3. Brandon Fosbinder (Apr SXV450)
4. Ryan Smith (Hon CBR500R)
5. Warren Cook (Apr SXV450)
6. Tiffany Maestas (Hon CBR500R)

Rocky Mountain Kawasaki’s 500 Production Cup Sun Race
1. Ryan Smith (Hon CBR500R)
2. Brian Jackson (Kaw 500)
3. Brandon Fosbinder (Apr SXV450)
4. Tony Baker (Suz GS500)
5. Warren Cook (Apr SXV450)
6. Parissa Azarvand (Yam YZF-R3)

Rocky Mountain Kawasaki’s 400 Production Cup Sat Race
1. Aaron Hersh (Yam YZF-R3)
2. Jim Soiland (Yam YZF-R3)
3. Cameron Lee (Yam YZF-R3)
4. Philip Pleiss (Yam YZF-R3)
5. Joshua Baker (Yam YZF-R3)
6. Chris Anderson (Kaw 300)

Rocky Mountain Kawasaki’s 400 Production Cup Sun Race
1. Jason Madama (Yam YZF-R3)
2. Aaron Hersh (Yam YZF-R3)
3. Cameron Lee (Yam YZF-R3)
4. Philip Pleiss (Yam YZF-R3)
5. Joshua Baker (Yam YZF-R3)
6. Timothy Thornton (Kaw 250)

Rocky Mountain Kawasaki’s 250 Production Cup Sat Race
1. Corbin Swan (Kaw 250)
2. Rudolf Haberl (Kaw 250)
3. Mike Kionka (Kaw 250)
4. Jared Shauers (Kaw 250)
5. Erik Sipila (Kaw 250)
6. Daniel “LEE” Clements (Kaw 250)

Rocky Mountain Kawasaki’s 250 Production Cup Sun Race
1. Corbin Swan (Kaw 250)
2. Rudolf Haberl (Kaw 250)
3. Erik Sipila (Kaw 250)
4. Daniel “LEE” Clements (Kaw 250)
5. Adam Smith (Kaw 250)
6. Mike Kionka (Kaw 250)

Woody’s Wheel Works’ Formula Colorado
1. Joe Clark (KTM 690)
2. Michael Surratt (KTM duke)
3. Brian Jackson (Kaw 500)
4. Ryan Smith (Hon CBR500R)
5. Corbin Swan (Kaw 250)
6. Stephen Husbands (KTM 690)

RG3 Suspension Denver’s Supermoto
1. Brandon Fosbinder (Apr SXV450)
2. Joseph LoGalbo (Apr SXV450)
3. Brandon Rost (Hon CRF450)
4. Warren Cook (Apr SXV450)

Interstate Honda’s Novice GTO
1. Matthew Neuberger (Yam YZF-R6)
2. John McKown (Yam YZF-R1)
3. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)
4. Randy Throckmorton (Suz GSX-R1000)
5. James Hinton (Suz GSX-R600)
6. Daniel Spurlock (Suz GSX-R1000)

Law Tigers’ Novice GTU
1. Matthew Neuberger (Yam YZF-R6)
2. James Hinton (Suz GSX-R600)
3. Mick Derner (Yam YZF-R6)
4. Daniel Spurlock (Suz GSX-R600)
5. Matthew Kiriazis (Yam YZF-R6)
6. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

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