Deeming, Applegate, and the Burke clan rock the show at
Rich Deeming, Mike Applegate, Jon Glaefke, Star in the MRA PPIR Matinee while Trabert, Brown, Stoyko, Meyer, Kuretz, Greenwood, Applehans, Bazyl, and many other RPS customers provide an awesome supporting podium finishing cast. Rounding out the starring players in the premier classes were Ryan and Dennie Burke.
RPS Sponsored Rich Deeming started the weekend off with a RPS win in the Solo Endurance Open race. Rich faced an uncertain cast of competitors in the race as MRA fast guys Dan Turner and RPS sponsored rider Ryan Burke also took the green flag. The incredible tire wear that PPIR induces as well as a very busy track from full grids put early front-runners Burke and Turner back in the pits as they were only using the race to setup their machines. Deeming put in an impressively consistent string of laps to take the checkered flag. Deeming continued the weekend with top finishes and a good Suzuki $$$ payday.
RPS Customer Mike Applegate made a huge impact on the MRA competitors with a RPS Sport Package fork valving, geometry, and suspension setup on his 2004 GSXR. Applegate also took the checkered flag on Saturday to christen the weekend off with a win in the Heavyweight Solo Endurance. Applegate continued with impressive performances over the weekend until he was caught out in the turn 5-6 area as water began to seep up through the asphalt.
RPS Sponsored rider Shane Stoyko just flat out dogged anyone that was in front of him all weekend and ended the weekend with multiple top-5 finishes. Good Job Shane!!!
RPS sponsored riders Dennie and Ryan Burke looked poised to capitalize on some fine-tuning tips by local fast guy Shane Turpin, but lady luck just wasn’t on their side. Dennie suffered from a poor re-start in the open supersport class while Ryan Burke suffered critical clutch problems in the Race of the Rockies after a solid podium finish in Open Superbike. Look for the Burke’s move back to the top of the podium at Second Creek.
RPS Customer Jon Glaefke improved the feel of his TLR with an RPS fork service and continued to win in the GTO class while Mike Applehans continued to race at the front on his RPS GSXR Shock upgrade that Marcus McBain designed as an affordable and competitive solution for racers on a budget while needing top performance. The Comcables.com team of Greenwood, Bazyl, Meyers, and crew impressed the competition with top finishes throughout the day. Jake Latimer ran strong again in the Amateur and Novice Classes. Alex Kuretz, Andrew Brown and Jason Trabert rounded out the RPS sponsored riders and customers that finished well and distinguished RPS products and services.
Best of to the RPS riders and customers during the upcoming MRA/Second Creek race in less than two weeks.