Ryan Burke wins MRA Season Opener, Shannon Moham claims five track records

Ryan Burke wins MRA Season Opener, Shannon Moham claims five track records

 

 

Burke wins MRA Season Opener, Moham claims five track records

Fountain, CO – The Motorcycle Roadracing Association of Colorado opened their 45thchampionship race season at Pikes Peak International Raceway over the weekend of May 4-6. The three-day event featured all-day test & tune on Friday, sprint races Saturday & Sunday, and the first round of the MRA superstreet race introduction class on Saturday all held on the short 1.3 mile PPIR infield course.

Ryan Burke started the 2018 season a little back on his heels due to a mechanical problem with his Yamaha R1 that cropped up on Friday. Fortunately, Brian Sharp of Boulder Motorsports and fellow competitor Pat Lansu stepped up with a loaner Ducati Panigale for Burke to use for the weekend. Burke was able to get some very valuable seat time on Saturday by taking 2nd behind a hard riding Ray Thornton in the Open 30 minute solo endurance race.

Sunday’s premier event is Race of the Rockies and is run as a combined event with GTO and GTU categories scored separately. The race started & stopped twice with red flags before being able to run to completion. The perennial fast Ray Thornton unfortunately was a participant of the second red flag event by high siding his Yamaha R1 in the esses coming out of the infield.

On the third start of the GTO race, Brad Hendry put his BMW S1000RR in front of the field very closely followed by Burke, Brad Morris on his Yamaha R1, new MRA member Dough Frenchak also on a Yamaha R1. Frenchak has recently relocated to Colorado from Texas and is planning on running the entire MRA season.

It took 2 laps for Burke to get by Hendry to take the lead and never looked back. As seems to be his signature method of leading the race, Burke cut some quite fast lap times to shake off the competition and was never challenged again. Similarly, Morris took over second on the same lap and maintained that position for the 6 laps remaining of the shortened race. For the final podium position, Frenchak got by Hendry with 4 laps remaining.

In the GTU class, Sean Thomas got the restart hole shot over reigning RoR GTU champion Shannon Moham. Thomas and Moham had battled earlier in the weekend with Thomas getting the better of Moham in Middleweight & Heavyweight Supersport with Thomas taking the win in both of those classes. A determined Moham was able to turn the tables on Thomas early on Sunday by taking the win in Middleweight Superbike. So it was clear that a battle was set for RoR GTU.

Moham tailed Thomas for most of the restarted race trying to strategize a good passing location. Meanwhile Thomas was getting monster drives out of the infield and worked his way skillfully through traffic later in the race to hopefully get some distance from Moham. On the last lap, Moham managed to make his move to get around Thomas and took the GTU win with Thomas second, and Brian Dobrowolski third.

The true causality of the Moham and Thomas battle was a number of track records. Moham took the bulk of them with new PPIR records in Race of the Rockies GTU (0:57.399), Supertwins GTO (0:57.226), Formula 40 GTU (0:58.459), Thunderbike (0:58.768), and Middleweight Endurance (0:58.606). Thomas set a new track record in Lightweight Endurance (0:58.665). Additionally, Drew Jankord set a new mark in 400 Production Cup with a 1:04.565 and John McKown raised the bar in Amateur GTO with a 0:58.779 lap time.

Ryan Burke is supported by Imperial Sportbikes, Mark Schellinger from YCRS, Geoff Cesmat, Dunlop Tires, Boulder Motorsports, and all of his family.

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.

Round 2 of the MRA season will be at Pueblo Motorsports Park on June 2-3 including the MRA Superstreet program. 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. Ryan Burke (Duc Panigale)

2. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Brad Hendry (BMW S1000RR)

5. Drew Jankord (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. Dan Turner (BMW S1000RR)

Quikcycles/SOL Performance’s Race of the Rockies GTU

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Sean Thomas (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Louden David (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Ray Ray Gaimara (Yam YZF-R6)

Race of the Rockies Championship Overall

1. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R1)M

2. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Brad Hendry (BMW S1000RR)

5. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Sean Thomas (Yam YZF-R6)

High Plains Raceway’s Ladies of the Rockies

1. Wyeth Jackson (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Cindy Wulf (Suz GSX-R750)

3. Parissa Azarvand (Yam YZF-R3)

4. Sophia Quadri (Kaw 400)

5. Siobhan Bennett (Hon CBR600RR)

Imperial Sportbikes’ Amateur GTO

1. John McKown (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

4. James Wilkerson (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Randy Throckmorton (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Aaron Tritt (Kaw ZX-10R)

XL3 Rigging’s Amateur GTU

1. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Jay Samarjian (Yam YZF-R6)

3. James Hinton (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Dan Spurlock (Suz GSX-R600)

5. Andrew Holey (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

Un!nk Printworks’ Modern Vintage GTO

1. David Lambert (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Dennis Stowers (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Randy Throckmorton (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. Jay Hollman (Apr RSV1000R)

5. Zach Friley (Hon CBR929RR)

6. Philip Pleiss

Motorcycle Roadracing Association’s Vintage GTU

1. Dennis Stowers (Kaw ZX-6R)

2. Phillip Takahashi (Hon CBR600RR)

3. Tyler Weaver (Hon CBR600RR)

4. Philip Pleiss

5. Dan Parker (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Randall Turner (Hon CBR600RR)

Northern Colorado Powersports’ Open Superbike

1. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Ray Thornton (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R1M)

4. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Brad Hendry (BMW S1000RR)

6. Drew Jankord (Kaw ZX-10R)

Pho 95’s Open Supersport

1. Brad Morris (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Doug Frenchak (Yam YZF-R1)

3. Ray Thornton (Yam YZF-R1)

4. Brad Hendry (BMW S1000RR)

5. Nyles Gourlie (Yam YZF-R1)

6. Aaron Tritt (Kaw ZX-10R)

Modworks’ Solo Endurance Open

1. Ray Thornton (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Ryan Burke (Duc Panigale)

3. Brad Hendry (BMW S1000RR)

4. Chris Nami (BMW S1000RR)

5. Mike Applehans (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Jim Wilson (Kaw ZX-10R)

Performance Cycle’s Heavyweight Superbike

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona)

4. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Andrew Holey (Kaw ZX-6R)

Apex Motorsports’ Heavyweight Supersport

1. Sean Thomas (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Jason Martinez (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona)

Supreme Lending/Lisa Gaimara’s Solo Endurance Heavyweight

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona)

3. Louden David (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Brett Leveque (Tri Daytona)

6. Jared Dear (Kaw ZX-6R)

The Boardroom’s Middleweight Superbike

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Sean Thomas (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona)

5. Jason Martinez (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

IES Technologies’ Middleweight Supersport

1. Sean Thomas (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Ryan Burke (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Brian Dobrowolski (Kaw ZX-6R)

5. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona)

6. Jason Martinez (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. Dan Spurlock (Suz GSX-R600)

5. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Zach Friley (Hon CBR600RR)

Spencer Russell Youth Racing’s Lightweight Grand Prix

1. Tony Baker (Yam FZ-07)

2. Ricky Orlando (Kaw 650)

3. Jason Redman (Kaw 650)

4. Brian Jackson (Kaw 500)

5. James Wilkerson (Hon CRF450)

6. Brandon Fosbinder (KTM 690 Duke)

Brighton Radiator & Muffler’s Solo Endurance Lightweight

1. Ricky Orlando (Kaw 650)

2. Tony Baker (Yam FZ-07)

3. Jason Redman (Kaw 650)

4. Grayson Davidson (Suz SV650)

5. Brandon Fosbinder (KTM 690 Duke)

6. David Day (Suz SV650)

Kimco Services’ Solo Endurance Ultralight

1. Drew Jankord (Kaw 400)

2. Aaron Hersh (Yam YZF-R3)

3. Cameron Lee (Yam YZF-R3)

4. Chris Anderson (Kaw 400)

5. Timothy Thornton (Kaw 400)

Damage Control’s SuperTwins GTO

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Dylan Welch (Duc Panigale)

3. Jim Brewer (Duc 1199R Panigale)

4. Jason Redman (Kaw 650)

5. Bobby Mills (Duc 848)

6. Mark Hellvig (Duc 848)

Alliance Motorsports’ SuperTwins GTU

1. Ricky Orlando (Kaw 650)

2. Jason Redman (Kaw 650)

3. Tony Baker (Yam FZ-07)

4. David Day (Suz SV650)

5. Stephen Husbands (KTM 690 Duke)

6. Colton Wulf (Hon CBR500R)

Absolute Michelin & Automotive’s Thunderbike

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Dennis Stowers (Tri Daytona)

3. Jay Hollman (Apr RSV1000R)

4. Ricky Orlando (Kaw 650)

5. Robb Weins (Duc 848)

6. Brett Leveque (Tri Daytona)

Moto Garage’s Formula 40 GTO

1. Ray Thornton (Yam YZF-R1)

2. Chris Nami (BMW S1000RR)

3. Mike Applehans (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. John McKown (Yam YZF-R1)

5. Jim Wilson (Kaw ZX-10R)

6. David Lambert (Kaw ZX-10R)

Moto Garage’s Formula 40 GTU

1. Shannon Moham (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Wyeth Jackson (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Andrew Schrems (Kaw ZX-6R)

4. Dan Spurlock (Suz GSX-R600)

5. Nick Kaplan (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Jon Renk (Yam YZF-R6)

Defy Graphics’ 500 Production Cup Sat Race

1. Tony Baker (Suz GS500)

2. Colton Wulf (Hon CBR500R)

3. Steve Matthys (Hon CBR500R)

Defy Graphics’ 500 Production Cup Sun Race

1. Tony Baker (Suz GS500)

2. Colton Wulf (Hon CBR500R)

Rocky Mountain Kawasaki’s 400 Production Cup Sat Race

1. Drew Jankord (Kaw 400)

2. Aaron Hersh (Yam YZF-R3)

3. Brian Jackson (Kaw 400)

4. Joshua Baker (Yam YZF-R3)

5. Shawn Bandel (KTM RC390)

6. Grayson Davidson (Kaw 400)

Rocky Mountain Kawasaki’s 400 Production Cup Sun Race

1. Drew Jankord (Kaw 400)

2. Brian Jackson (Kaw 400)

3. Tyler Valentine (Yam YZF-R3)

4. Shawn Bandel (KTM RC390)

5. Cameron Lee (Yam YZF-R3)

6. Grayson Davidson (Kaw 400)

Vickery Motorsports’ 250 Production Cup Sat Race

1. Mike Kionka (Kaw 250)

2. Koy Baker (Kaw 250)

3. Jim Soiland (Kaw 250)

4. Sophia Quadri (Kaw 250)

Vickery Motorsports’ 250 Production Cup Sun Race

1. Koy Baker (Kaw 250)

2. Mike Kionka (Kaw 250)

3. Jim Soiland (Kaw 250)

4. Sophia Quadri (Kaw 250)

Woody’s Wheel Works’ Formula Colorado

1. Brandon Fosbinder (KTM 690 Duke)

2. Tyler Valentine (Yam YZF-R3)

3. James Wilkerson (Hon CRF450)

4. Grayson Davidson (Kaw 400)

5. Cameron Lee (Yam YZF-R3)

6. Stephen Husbands (KTM 690 Duke)

RG3 Suspension Denver’s Supermoto

1. Brandon Fosbinder (Apr SXV450)

2. James Wilkerson (Hon CRF450)

3. Joseph LoGalbo (Apr SXV450)

4. Mike Morrison

Interstate Honda’s Novice GTO

1. Dan Spurlock (Suz GSX-R1000)

2. Dylan Welch (Duc Panigale)

3. Brandon Blanding (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Tommy Darmstedter (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Joseph O’Donnell (Suz GSX-R600)

6. Chris Higgins (Hon CBR1000RR)

Law Tigers’ Novice GTU

1. Dan Spurlock (Suz GSX-R600)

2. Zach Himsel (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Jon Renk (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Phillip Takahashi (Hon CBR600RR)

5. Bobby Mills (Duc 848)

6. Tommy Darmstedter (Yam YZF-R6)

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