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Sean Dwyer Wins FMRRA Superbike 1000 Grande Corsa At Palm Beach International Raceway

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Sunday kicked off with Christina Miranda on pole leading a field of fifteen for the Superstock 600 Grande Corsa. Miranda, Daryan Martin, and Seth Starnes kept the racing within tenths of each other’s lap times for twelve laps straight. In lap four, Martin tried to make a pass on Miranda for first but ran wide and fell back to third behind Starnes; however, he was able to reclaim second in the next lap. Further back in the pack (behind Brad Gordon) Bob Damerau, Frank Custureri, and Adam Diaz were having an equally fierce battle for fifth (all within a second of each other). Starnes was finally able to get past Martin in lap ten and started to close the gap to Miranda. Going into turn nine, the leaders came into lap traffic and Miranda went to the outside for the pass. Starnes took advantage diving to the inside and worked around all three riders emerging on the front straight and across the line with the victory!

Leaving his bike at post-tech for fuel testing, Starnes hopped onto his lightweight bike to join the rest of the field on pole in the Superstreet 250/300 and Moto3 Grande Corsa race. Young stars Alexis Olivera (freshly back from the KTM Cup in Mexico) and Fabian Alvarez rounded out the front of the field early on. Meanwhile Chase Mollak, Charlie Ohana, and Michael Norman duked it out for fifth overall, with Mollak and Ohana exchanging positions multiple times early on in the race. Alvarez made a move on Olivera at the halfway point and moved into second overall. Mollak pulled away from the pack mid-field, but the competition continued with Dustin Richards moving up into the mix with Ohana and Norman. Stealthily working his way up to the front Alejandro Rei slid into second past Alvarez and Olivera just in time for the checkered flag.

Todd Wagner started from the pole in the Superstock 1000 Grande Corsa and held the top position decisively for twelve laps. Amateur standout Wagner took the ultimate victory over Alex Irzyk and Shannon Andrus in the stock-engine liter bike class.

The now familiar face of Christian Miranda started again from the pole in the Sunoco Superbike 600 Grande Corsa. Daryan Martin started from second and held the spot with a solid launch behind Miranda. Nearing the end of the first lap, Jose Lloreda made a pass on Dustin Richards to come into the top three. Shaking things up further back, William Wend made a great move on Adrian Mitchell and pulled in behind Richards in the next lap. Wend kept the pressure on Richards for the whole race, but in the end, Richards held him off crossing the line .12 seconds ahead of to take fourth overall. Christian Miranda took first overall, followed by Martin and Lloreda (first in Amateur). Dustin Richards and William Wend finished out the amateur podium with second and third respectively.

Seth Starnes started from the pole on his Superbike-Spec Yamaha FZ-07 leading a field of Formula and Production Twin bikes. Jonathan Pellnitz and Carl Cohen resumed their tight battle for the Production Twin championship pulling up right onto the rear tire of Starnes. Three laps in, Cohen dove to the inside and passed Starnes in turns nine/ten to take the lead from Starnes, with Pellnitz close in tow. On the next lap, Pellnitz took advantage of his teammate Starnes’ slipstream and pulled a Hurricane Racing “Shake and Bake” to try to slingshot up to Cohen; however, was unable to make it stick and Starnes and Cohen swapped positions lap and lap again for the next few laps. Pellnitz not to be dissuaded stayed up close behind the two looking for an opening to try to snag valuable championship points in the close season-long battle and finally grabbed second in lap nine, with Cohen seemingly losing some momentum. On the last lap coming down the back straight Cohen came out of turn eight with more speed and took back the class victory from Pellnitz by 0.339 seconds!

Veteran Sean Dwyer started from the pole in the guaranteed $1000 payout Sunoco Superbike 1000 to finish out the morning’s Grande Corsa races. Todd Wagner had a great launch and was able to pull into the lead early on, but Dwyer quickly started closing the gap and stayed glue to Wagner’s rear tire for three laps with Alex Irzyk shortly behind in tow. On lap four Dwyer dove to the inside on the entry to turn nine and grabbed back the lead position from Wagner and lead the field home for the victory and the paychecks. Alex Irzyk took third overall (second in Expert) followed by Shannon Andrus.

With the threat of afternoon showers looming, the Series pushed back lunch and kicked off the sprint races without a break. Val Lavrik started from the back (as he skipped qualifying) but ultimately took home the overall victory in the Euro Cup followed by Carl Cohen and Jonathan Pellnitz.

In the Superstreet and Moto 3 sprint Alejandro Rei started on pole, but right away on the first lap Alexis Olivera passed the three top racers to take the lead position. On the next lap the front of the field mixed up some more with Fabian Alvarez and Daniel Ossa both coming up into second and fourth respectively. Four laps in Alvarez was able to make a pass on Olivera and held the overall spot with a gap of 1.129 seconds. Alexis Olivera won the Moto3 Amateur class followed by Charlie Ohana and Yvette Lamar. Fabian Alvarez took home the victory in Moto3 Expert followed by Alejandro Rei and Jonathan Pellnitz. Alex Ehrenstein and Matt Mullins shared the Superstreet 250 podium. Daniel Ossa won the Superstreet 300 Amateur followed by Michael Norman and Justin Thorpe, and finally Chase Mollak took home the gold in the Superstreet 300 Expert class followed by German Vacca.

MPH Racing’s Todd Wagner started from the Superstock 1000 pole closely followed by Dewain Thomas and MPH teammate Derik Johnson. Sean Dwyer started further back and tore through the field working his way up to the front. After six laps Dwyer took the Superstock 1000 overall and Expert victory with Shannon Andrus joining him on the Expert podium. MPH Racing swept the Superstock 1000 Amateur podium with Todd Wagner, Derik Johnson, and Adrian Mitchell taking home all three spots.

The Formula40 – 600 race started with a light drizzle and made for an interesting display of racer experience with their use of rubber. Alejandro Rei and Brad Gordon came through turn ten on the first lap rubbing elbows and crossing the line .025 seconds apart. Rei experienced an error around turn seven and he lost ground putting him within grabbing space of veteran Bob Damerau. Rei was able to close back up on Gordon after another two laps and ultimately made the pass in lap four. Gaining more and more confidence by the lap in the moisture, Rei took the checkered flag with a 7.3 second lead after nearly losing it all in lap two! Doug Ford, Kurt Peterson, and Mel Ford made up the Formula40 – 600 Amateur podium; while Alejandro Rei, Brad Gordon, and Bob Damerau took home the Expert class top three. Rei’s win over Gordon brings him within six points of the Formula40 – 600 Class Championship, currently being held by Gordon.

The Bridgestone Cup sprint race featured predominantly 600cc bikes in the only FMRRA spec-tire race. Jose Lloreda led the field followed by Derik Johnson and William Wend. Daniel Ossa, German Vacca, and Nofal Dawahra (all Team BikePass Motorsports racers) were all right behind Wend and within milliseconds of each other. Vacca twisted the throttle and dug deep on lap four pulling himself up into second place with a blazing lap time. On the next lap Wend passed Derik Johnson coming up into third. Final results showed Lloreda, Vacca, and Wend in the Bridgestone Cup 600cc class while Derik Johnson and Daniel Ossa took the podium in the 1000cc Class.

The Production and Formula Twin Sprint race started in the rain. Production Twin racer Michael DeRoche low sided on lap one taking out fellow Production Twin Sam Purkis on lap one causing a restart. After the restart, Hurricane Racing’s Jonathan Pellnitz lead a definitive six lap victory over the rest of the grid showing his confidence in the rain, true to the team name, and grabbing valuable points over Carl Cohen in their tightening scramble for the Championship. Seth Starnes won the Formula Twin Class while Roger Morissette was the only amateur to finish after the early race incident that collected the other class riders.

The wet Formula40 – 1000 started with Christopher Dooley on the pole, but Dewain Thomas had a great launch and took advantage grabbing the lead into turn one. Thomas lost grip on in turn three going off track and ending the race early with three laps in the books. Val Lavrik took the top spot on the podium with Christopher Dooley in second and Robert Fellman in third.

The rain was not letting up and seventeen racers took the Superstock 600 grid braving the elements. Christian Miranda started from the pole and lead the field of water plumes into turn one. Brad Gordon showed his mettle and worked his way through the field passing Miranda but was only able to hold it for one lap before Miranda took the lead back. An early race finish was called, sealing Miranda’s victory with Gordon in second and Seth Starnes third overall. Frank Custureri (first), Adrian Mitchell (second), and Dustin Richards (third) made up the Superstock 600 Amateur Podium. After Round 6, Brad Gordon leads Daryan Martin by thirteen points in the Superstock 600 Overall Championship.

The Formula 50 – 1000 saw Alejandro Rei lead a wet parade around the track with Robert Fellman in cold pursuit. Much of the field vacated due to the weather, but the two ensured they got their Championship points.

The Sunoco Superbike 600 Sprint saw Christian Miranda on the pole again and Seth Starnes riding the start out with a wheelie tucked under the windscreen into turn one. Daryan Martin and Dustin Richards both had a great launch and moved up the field along with Jose Lloreda. Two laps in Starnes made a great drive closing the gap and moving in on Miranda, while Frank Custureri made a move past Richards and Lloreda into fourth. Starnes was finally able to work past Miranda on lap four in turn nine taking advantage of the long braking zone from the back straight. Miranda put on the pressure, but Starnes held the lead across the finish line. On the last lap William Wend was able to pass Richards to round out the back of the amateur podium behind Frank Custureri (first) and Jose Lloreda (second). The final expert podium saw Seth Starnes in first followed by Christian Miranda and Daryan Martin.

After a rainy afternoon the Sunoco Superbike 1000 racers took to the grid for the final race of the day. The field was cut back as a number of racers opted out due to the continuing rain, but Shannon Andrus took home the hardware and points in the Expert Class. The amateur field saw Derik Johnson make a great display of his talent and confidence in the rain leading Val Lavrik and Patrick Plowman across the line to finish out the day and the podium.

Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association heads further south for the series’ debut event at Homestead Miami Speedway for Round 7 on June 10th and then heads north to Roebling Road Raceway for the Season Finale on June 23-24, 2018.

FMRRA thanks all their 2018 sponsors for their support of our passionate racers and the sport as a whole.

Sunoco Racing Fuels

Southern Racing Fuels

Palm Beach Sports Commission

Chirino Insurance

Pabst Blue Ribbon

Bridgestone Tires

Vanson Leathers

MYLAPS Sports Timing

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FMRRA Welcomes Pabst Blue Ribbon as Official Beer of 2016 Season

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The Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association (FMRRA) is proud to welcome Pabst Blue Ribbon as its Official Beer of the 2016 Inaugural Championship Season. At each of the FMRRA race weekends hosted at Palm Beach International Raceway and JenningsGP, race winners are congratulated in the Winner’s Circle Presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Our racers and staff alike all love beer! We polled our competitors and were not surprised to discover they don’t drink cheap champagne; then, why serve it on the podium in the Winner’s Circle? We drink beer, especially after making the competition eat exhaust lap after lap. We celebrate victories and toast winners with ice cold Pabst Blue Ribbon. And to keep the celebration going, we invite everyone – whether you’re riding for glory, turning wrenches, or cheering on friends – to join us in the Pabst Blue Ribbon Winner’s Circle to knock back a few cold ones!

Pabst Blue Ribbon is not just any beer – so you would expect the history to be a bit unusual, and it is. PBR was established in 1844 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by German immigrant Jacob Best and his sons. Pabst was originally called “Select,” but people started asking for that “Blue Ribbon” beer in 1882 when PBR started tying silk ribbons to the bottles. They officially added the words “Blue Ribbon” to the bottle in 1895. Pabst was the first brewery to put beer in cans back in 1935.

Today, this classic American brew has been adopted by a whole new generation of PBR drinkers, and PBR is one of the fastest growing domestic beer brands. For more information, visit www.PabstBlueRibbon.com, and connect with Pabst Blue Ribbon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

JenningsGP is Back!

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2016 Schedule Update: JenningsGP is back!

Now it’s official! Some of you may have noticed the Easter Egg in our Sunoco Fuel Sponsor announcement yesterday. That was no mistake, FMRRA is excited to confirm we will be bringing Florida club racing back to JenningsGP in 2016. We have updated our May date on the schedule with the new date. Always changing, always evolving. FMRRA promises to continue delivering new, exciting changes to motorcycle racing in Florida.

*Please be aware, JenningsGP still has noise restriction. Make sure your bikes are running mufflers that will stay under the sound limit at the track. Let’s all work together to be good tenants when we take residence for the May race weekend.

We hope everybody has a great weekend! For those of you racing down in Homestead, keep it fast, keep it safe, keep two wheels down (or at least one!) and most importantly keep watching as we continue to roll out more series news. Look forward to seeing you in 2016!

FMRRA Announces Sunoco Racing Fuels Series’ Official Fuel Sponsor

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PRESS RELEASE
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association (FMRRA) announces Sunoco Racing Fuels as the series’ Official Fuel Sponsor.

The Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association is proud to formally announce the two-year partnership with Sunoco Racing Fuels and Port Consolidated/Southern Racing Fuels. Sunoco RMR will be the spec fuel for the SuperBike classes, while 93-Octane Unleaded will be the spec fuel for all SuperStock classes.

Kicking off the season at PBIR in January, Southern Racing Fuels will be providing trackside service and sales of the RMR and premium race fuels. Racers can look forward to the lower operating costs with Sunoco products compared to other club series that have no fuel restrictions. For dyno/engine mapping setup Southern Racing Fuels in has stock pails and barrels available.
http://southernracingfuel.com

“We are excited to announce this two-year partnership agreement with Sunoco Racing Fuels. Not only will this provide a level playing field for the competitors, but it will dramatically reduce the operating expenses of a race season. The RMR and 93 Premium products from Sunoco Racing Fuels are race proven in both national and international series. The spec fuel partnership is one of the many reasons the FMRRA series is the most exciting, affordable, equitable option for Florida Racers”
– FMRRA Founder Tony West

2016 FMRRA Championship Schedule
January 9-10:         Palm Beach International Raceway – Jupiter, FL
January 30-31:       Palm Beach International Raceway – Jupiter, FL
April 2-3:                 Palm Beach International Raceway – Jupiter, FL
May 7-8:                  Jennings GP                                          – Jennings, FL
June 11-12:              Palm Beach International Raceway – Jupiter, FL
September 24-25: Palm Beach International Raceway – Jupiter, FL
October 22-23:      Palm Beach International Raceway – Jupiter, FL

About Us:
Born from the creative minds at Florida Trackdays, Inc and partner motorsports facilities, FMRRA is the culmination of years of customer feedback. This is a series created by racers for racers. We have collaborated with the largest local race shops and racers in creating a new rulebook focused on the racers’ interest.

Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association
PO Box 291813
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329
info@fmrra.com

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association (FMRRA) has released its inaugural race schedule for the 2016 season.

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PRESS RELEASE

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association (FMRRA) has released its inaugural race schedule for the 2016 season.

The Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association is pleased to announce the official race schedule for the 2016 FMRRA Championship season with seven dates secured at Palm Beach International Raceway. The series is working with other facilities on adding potential additional dates to the schedule.

Opening the year with two race weekends in January, the series will then take an abbreviated hiatus during the months of February and March to return the start of April. May and June wrap up the race weekends before taking the full summer season off to stay away from the hottest months in Florida. Returning at the start of the fall season in September, and wrapping up the championship with the finale on October 22-23.

“We’ve been working hard to finalize the schedule with our host facility at Palm Beach International Raceway. While we are still working to add some additional dates, we wanted to get the schedule public because we know how important it is for the planning with teams, sponsors, riders, and fans”, said FMRRA Founder Tony West. “We are launching the series with seven dates at PBIR, and are working towards securing additional dates with other Florida facilities in the near future.”


2016 FMRRA Championship Schedule

January 9-10:               Palm Beach International Raceway – Jupiter, FL
January 30-31:             Palm Beach International Raceway – Jupiter, FL
April 2-3:                       Palm Beach International Raceway – Jupiter, FL
May 7-8:                        JenningsGP                                           – Jennings, FL
June 11-12:                    Palm Beach International Raceway – Jupiter, FL
September 24-25:        Palm Beach International Raceway – Jupiter, FL
October 22-23:             Palm Beach International Raceway – Jupiter, FL


About Us:

Born from the creative minds at Florida Trackdays, Inc and partner motorsports facilities, FMRRA is the culmination of years of customer feedback.  This is a series created by racers for racers.  We have collaborated with the largest local race shops and racers in creating a new rulebook focused on the racers’ interest.

For more FMRRA racing news visit www.fmrra.com


Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association
PO Box 291813
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329
info@fmrra.com

 

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association (FMRRA) has announced its inaugural race series for 2016.

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Press Release

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association (FMRRA) has announced its inaugural race series for 2016.

Mission Statement:

Organizing competitive and safe motorcycle road racing weekends in Florida with a focus on providing a racer-focused and fan-centric atmosphere.

About Us:
Born from the creative minds at Florida Trackdays, Inc and partner motorsports facilities, FMRRA is the culmination of years of customer feedback. This is a series created by racers for racers. We have collaborated with the largest local race shops and racers in creating a new rulebook focused on the racers’ interest. This is a series built with the racer for the racer.

The Series:
For the inaugural four-race winter championship, being hosted at Palm Beach International Raceway, FMRRA is focusing on reinvigorating the format of the typical Florida race weekend. Saturday’s will feature a morning of testing, qualifying, GT racing and as well as sprint races. Sunday’s race schedule will have a day packed full of racing in new classes with new rules to the Florida racing scene.

Technology:
FMRRA has partnered with MYLAPS to utilize the MYLAPS AMB transponders for all racers at FMRRA events. Not only is this the industry-standard, state of the art timing technology, but it will provide for live-streaming of on track race activity both on-line and via mobile phones in the pit lanes!

Social Culture:
The past decade has shown a new landscape of traditional media, and here at FMRRA we are going to embrace that. During race weekends, we will have our team on the ground posting new content to all of our social media pages in the form of racer interviews, race results, photography, video trash talking, and more. Motorcycle racing is full of stories and excitement in the paddock and we are going to make the off-the-track action just as important as the racing itself.

For more FMRRA racing news visit www.fmrra.com

Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association
PO Box 291813
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329
info@fmrra.com