WERA Cycle Jam at Road Atlanta

Road Atlanta has been synonymous with world-class internationally significant racing for over four decades.  The rolling hills and park-like setting made the perfect location for the WERA Cycle Jam, June 6-8.

WERA Motorcycle Roadracing, Inc. was founded in 1973 and remains the foremost national sanctioning bodies conducting motorcycle races at road courses across the United States. There are over 3,000 roadracers holding a competition license, which includes over 135 lifetime members –  those who have held a competition license for ten consecutive years.

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Chase Mollak signs an autograph.

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Helmets are not boring … check out this beauty!

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WERA’s youngest fan. Thomas Birkle is 6-yrs old and has been riding since he was 4-yrs old. He is looking forward to his ninth birthday, as he will be able to race with WERA.

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One, two, three … GO!

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Look mom, no hands!

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Intense!

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Triple Threat Racing’s Tim Hunt.

WERA NATIONAL CHALLENGE CYCLE JAM SPRINT RACE RESULTS

OPEN SUPERSTOCK EXPERT

1. Luie Zendejas (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Jeffrey Purk (Duc 1199)

3. James Dellinger Suz (GXSR-1000)

4. Garrick Schneiderman (Kaw ZX-10R)

5. Jon Couch (Suz GSXR-1000) 6. Shane Horton (Kaw ZX-10R)

OPEN SUPERSTOCK NOVICE

1. Alex Pratt (BMW S1000RR)

2. Todd Stephen (Hon CBR1000RR)

3. Corey Rachau (Suz GSXR-1000RR)

HW TWINS SUPERBIKE EXPERT

1. Jeffrey Purk (Duc 1199)

2. David Grey (Tri Daytona 675)

3. Alistair Douglas (KTM 1190)

4. Stephen Tsotsoros (Buell 1125R)

5. Eric Ashbaugh (Buell 1125R)

6. Alex Rata (Tri Daytona 675)

HW TWINS SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. Jacob Smith (Tri Daytona 675)

2. Terry Williams (Duc 899)

3. Michael L. Sanders (Tri Daytona 675)

600 SUPERSTOCK NOVICE

1. Gabe Miller (Tri Daytona 675)

2. Michael V. Ferro (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Derek Bell (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Austin Nagler (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Chase Mollack (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Johnathan Thibodaux (Yam YZF-R6)

600 SUPERSTOCK EXPERT

1. Gavin Elstad (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Jimmy Merck (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Hayden Gillim (Suz GSX-R600)

4. Giovanni Rojas (Tri Daytona 675)

5. Kollin Kozik (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Joseph Gianotto (Yam YZF-R6)

FORMULA 3

1. Caleb Smith (Mori MD250)

2. Jackson Blackmon (Mor MD250)

3. Matthew Wallace (Hon RS125)

4. Trevor Standish (Hon RS150)

750 SUPERSTOCK EXPERT

1. Gavin Elstad (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Jimmy Merck (Suz GSX-R600)

3. Kollin Kozik (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Joseph Gianotto (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Eric Swahn (Kaw ZX-6R)

6. Brian Ray (Suz GSX-R750)

750 SUPERSTOCK NOVICE

1. Michael V. Ferro (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Derek Bell (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Lester C. Helm (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Johnathan Thibodaux (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Kris Stewart (Hon CBR600RR)

6. Luca Vullo (Hon CBR600RR)

LW TWINS SS EXPERT

1. Xavier Zayat (Suz SV650)

2. Darrell Emerson (Suz SV650)

3. Darren Crooks (Suz SV650)

4. Russell P. Masecar (Suz SV650)

5. Jon Crawford (Suz SV650)

6. Greg Reisinger (Suz SV650)

600 SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. Michael V. Ferro (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Chase Mollack (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Gabe Miller (Tri Daytona 675)

4. Donald Silvers (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Shawn Palyok (Yam YZF-R6)

6. Luca Vullo (Hon CBR600RR)

600 SUPERBIKE EXPERT

1. Hayden Gillim (Suz GSX-R600)

2. Kollin Kozik (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Joseph Gianotto (Yam YZF-R6)

4. Tim Hunt (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Nick McFadden (Suz GSX-R600)

6. Giovanni Rojas (Tri Daytona 675)

FORMULA 2 EXPERT

1. Ben Probst (Suz SV650)

2. Xavier Zayat (Suz SV650)

3. Steven Diver (Suz SV650)

4. Darren Crooks (Suz SV650)

5. Robert Dewitt (Suz SV650)

6. Jon Crawford (Suz SV650)

750 SUPERBIKE EXPERT

1. Chris King (Suz GSX-R750)

2. Eric Swahn (Kaw ZX-6R)

3. Brian Ray (Suz GSX-R750)

750 SUPERBIKE NOVICE

1. Michael V. Ferro (Yam YZF-R6)

2. Derek Bell (Yam YZF-R6)

3. Lester C. Helm (Suz GSX-R750)

4. Shawn Palyok (Yam YZF-R6)

5. Terry Williams (Duc 899)

MICHELIN/WERA SUPERBIKE EXPERT

1. Garrick Schneiderman (Kaw ZX-10R)

2. Jeffrey Purk (Duc 1199)

3. Andrew Fahsholtz (Suz GSX-R1000)

4. James Dellinger (Suz GSX-R1000)

5. Mike deBrabant (Suz GSX-R1000)

6. Eric Smith (Kaw ZX-10R)

7. John Wheatley (Suz GSX-R1000)

8. Michael O’Malley (Suz GSX-R1000)

For more information about Road Atlanta or to see the upcoming schedule, visit http://www.roadatlanta.com.

For more information about WERA, visit http://wera.com.

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A Glimpse of Formula Drift Round 2 Road Atlanta May 9 – May 10

A Glimpse of Formula Drift Round 2 Road Atlanta May 9 – May 10

By Bonnie Morét

 

The driving “wows” me and the energy excites me … my name is Bonnie Morét and I LOVE DRIFTING!

Formula Drift, Inc. was co-founded by Jim Liaw and Ryan Sage in 2003. With 60 plus licensed drivers competing, Formula Drift is recognized as the premier North American professional drifting championship series. The series consists of a seven round championship played out at race tracks across the United States. Judged on execution and style rather than who finishes the course in the fastest time, Formula Drift joins traditional racing and extreme sports.

A bit of action at the starting line.

A bit of action at the starting line.

A crew member perfects the pressure of the tires.

A crew member perfects the pressure of the tires.

Anticipation ...

Anticipation …

Check out Grunewald's side mirror view.

Check out Grunewald’s side mirror view.

The landscape from the starting line.

The landscape from the starting line.

While waiting for the race to begin, Formula Drift fans create their own fun.

While waiting for the race to begin, Formula Drift fans create their own fun.

Hello Chanel ... fashion, Formula Drift style!

Hello Chanel … fashion, Formula Drift style!

The drivers enjoy meeting their fans and signing autographs.

The drivers enjoy meeting their fans and signing autographs.

Maximum smoke from Maximum Attack!

Maximum smoke from Maximum Attack!

A camera captures the action from a different point of view.

A camera captures the action from a different point of view.

Night racing.

Night racing.

From energy drinks to the military, Formula Drift works closely with a variety of endemic and non-endemic business partners. Most notably Formula Drift works with the largest amount of tire suppliers to a single series. Achilles, Falken, Hankook, Maxxis, Kenda, Nitto, GT Radial, and Yokohama all work together to supply teams and develop test their products.

Go U.S. Air Force!

Go U.S. Air Force!

Below are highlights from Round 2 at Road Atlanta on May 9 – May 10.