RPS Customer and Sponsored Riders Roll to Success at MSR.
Once again, RPS sponsored riders and Customers took over a dozen wins.
First up for the weekend was the CMRA endurance series. This was the inaugural
round for the prestigious series. As expected, RPS customer Northwest Honda
blasted into the lead with Logan Young at the controls and settled in for a real
battle for the first half of his stint to see who would take the lead and keep
it. Northwest Honda ended up 2nd Overall after the first hour, but the real
issue was tire wear. With the ridiculous tire wear only experienced at
Motorsport Ranch, the NW Honda CBR1000RR was just eating up tires. The team
changed tires three times and the result was a 1.3 second loss after four hours
of tough racing. Hats of to the NW Honda team and crew for working hard for the
big win. The consulation for NW Honda was that they easily won the F1 Endurance
class. Also joining in for podium glory were Lone Star Track Days, Team
Ridesmart, and Team O'Donnell
Ty Howard won 5 races AND $11,000.00. It was a lot of work for Ty and he realized that he had to have everything right. He worked really hard on the setup on all of his bikes, and at the end of the day Ty proved just how good of rider he is as well as the fact that a lot of money doesn’t buy the best suspension or setup by setting the track record three times on the new Traxxion Dynamics AK-20 cartridges.
Congratulation to Shea Fouchek who won 6 races. Marcus McBain spent all of the off season training putting Shea through his roadracing “boot camp” and Shea has been the perfect student. Shea got some final finishing from Ty Howard. He was a really good rider before RPS started with him and he is showing that he will be a great rider real soon. Thanks to Shea for making RPS products look so good through your great riding.
Welcome to Shannon Ball. Shannon is now riding under the Racing Performance Services banner. Although he had never rode the RPS GSXR-600 before Sunday morning, RPS and Shannon Ball got the machine working well enough for Shannon to finish 2nd in the C Superstock race despite starting from the back row. Thanks to David Starks for stepping up and helping out when RPS owner Marcus McBain found out Shannon would not be able to sprint race this season because of obvious financial challenges. RPS is looking forward to hopefully putting Shannon on the best equipment he has ever ridden and providing an opportunity to continue to show what a great rider he is.
Congrats to the following RPS sponsored/customer teams and riders that had great success this weekend on finished “on the box”.
Lone Star Track Days