UtahSBA: Norton Wins Another King Of The Mountain GTO Race – Roadracing World Magazine

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Round two of the Utah Sport Bike Association Masters of the Mountain Race series, presented by Utah Motorcycle Law, was held May 28 at the Utah Motorsports Campus on the East course layout.

The morning races presented difficult conditions as race management determined that they would be run under wet racing procedures. In the Karl Malone Powersports Moto 2 race, Utah local Josh Fisher would take an early lead. In round three, Peter Hofpointner would cut the advantage by turning a 1:48.5 against the 1:48.75 set by Fisher. Fisher responded with a 1:47.75 in the fourth round to restore his growing lead en route to victory. The Moto 2 race would be a harbinger of things to come as it would be the first of four wins Fisher would tally that day.

After lunch, the racing action kicked off with race one, Moto United King of the Mountain GTU combined with Moto Station/Pirelli Tire King of the Mountain GTO. The fastest qualifier, Genaro Lopez, would suffer a mechanic at the start but be given a reprieve as a red flag on lap one caused by a meshing error would cause the peloton to restart. As the red lights went out, first-lap winner Anthony Norton on the Apex Assassins Kawasaki ZX10 would lead Dave Meyer and Lopez into the first turn. Lopez would quickly pass Meyer on the first lap, making the running order Norton, Lopez, Meyer early in the second lap. In what was to be a pattern, Norton would build a lead throughout the first half of the course, with Lopez regaining contact at Turn 11 and attempting a variety of different passes at different times in Turns 11-14 without success throughout. along subsequent turns. On the penultimate lap, Lopez would succumb to the pace, suffering a high-side, breaking his hand in the process. From there, Norton would cruise to an uncontested victory for the remaining lap and a half. After the race, Norton commented: “I struggled all day in Turn 11 and heard Genaro (Lopez) winning over me. Luckily I was able to create enough of a gap on the first half of the track to hold him back into Turn 11 where he was faster. It was a shame to see him go down there. It would have been fun to bring it to the line.

The third-to-fifth-place chasing group was led by Dave Meyer, chased by Will Russell and Cole Phillips. Russell would make the pass for third on lap four, followed by Phillips in fifth. Phillips would regain contact with Meyer, now fourth, on lap four, but on lap six Phillips would lose contact. Russell, Meyer and Phillips would all move up one position after Lopez crashed to third, fourth and fifth respectively.

After the competitors lined up and increased the RPMs for the Off Highway Van Combined U race, the red light went out and freshman expert Chayce Lance would pop onto the field and lead Josh Fisher and Belisario Arango in the first bend. As the race progressed, Scott Christensen battled with Arango for two laps before finally making a pass on lap three. Running order now Lance, Fisher, Christensen, Arango. At the start of lap three, Lance had started to build a gap that would eventually reach 15 seconds by the white flag lap. As Lance raced through turn seven on the final lap, the Utah Motorcycle Law R6 broke rear wheel drive, sending Lance’s helmet chin bar through his windshield before he could regain control of the bike. Luckily for Lance, the lead would hold and he was able to secure the checkered flag. Fisher and Christensen would drag the race to a photo-finish with Fisher barely edging out Christensen for second place. “I had a very stressful week at work and I guess all the aggression came out during the race. I really want to thank my dad, Utah Motorcycle Law, and the guys at One 7 Six for all their help in my race,” Lance said.

After the track battles, the riders gathered for their traditional barbecue to do a bench run and some candid talk ahead of Round 3, which will be held June 18 at the Utah Motorsports Campus on the East track layout. The Utah Sport Bike Association runs on the generous support of our sponsors and we wish to sincerely thank them, in addition to our volunteers, riders and their families. We can’t wait to see you all in round three!

The Utah Sport Bike Association is a Utah non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education, safe riding, and competition in Intermountain West. You can find more information about USBA, upcoming events and schools at www.utahsba.com or find us on Facebook.

Motostation/Moto United KOM Global:

1. Anthony Norton (KAW ZX10R)

2. David Meyer (YAM R1)

3. William Russell (SUZ GSX-R1000R)

4.Cole Philips (KAW ZX10R)

5.Ryan Richardson (KAW ZX10R)

6. Mike Bishop (APR RSV4)

Motostation KOM GTO:

1. Anthony Norton (KAW ZX10R)

2. David Meyer (YAM R1)

3. William Russell (SUZ GSX-R1000R)

4.Cole Philips (KAW ZX10R)

5.Ryan Richardson (KAW ZX10R)

6. Mike Bishop (APR RSV4)

Motorcycle United KOM GTU:

1. Peter Hofpointner (KAW ZX6R)

2. Brian Naylor (KAW ZX6R)

3. Braxton Young (HON CBR600RR)

AZ Riding Academy Combined GTO

1. Steven Marco (YAM R1)

2. Christopher Mousley (YAM R1)

3. Scott Christensen (YAM R6)

4. Nicholas Koken (YAM R6)

5. Sam Arquit (HON CBR1000RR)

6. Matthew Cooper (APR RSV4)

Off Highway Van Combined GTU

1. Chayce Lance (YAM R6)

2.Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

3. Scott Christensen (YAM R6)

4. Belisario Arango (KAW ZX6R)

5. Zach Jenson (YAM R6)

6. Kevin Caputo (YAM R6)

The Edge Powersports Deseret Dash – Expert

1.William Russell (SUZ GSX-R1000R)

2. Steven Marco (YAM R1)

3.Joshua Snow (YAM R1)

4.David Meyer (KAW ZX10R)

5.Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

6. Sam Arquit (HON CBR1000RR)

The Edge Powersports Deseret Dash – Beginner

1.Alban Bonilla (BMW S1000RR)

2. Brian Gerwe (HON CBR600RR)

3. Zach Jenson (YAM R6)

4. Landon Mattson (SUZ GSX-R600)

5. Dustin Lance (YAM R6)

6. Mario Fernandez (YAM R6)

Harrison Eurosports Formula 40 – GTO

1. Kevin Dolan (KAW ZX10R)

2. Alex Zinaich (YAM R1)

3. Jeff Taylor (YAM R1)

4. Christopher Mousley (YAM R1)

5. David Meyer (HON CBR1000RR)

6. Mike Bishop (APR RSV4)

Harrison Eurosports Formula 40 – GTU

1. Brian Naylor (ZAW ZX6R)

2. Brian Gerwe (HON CBR600RR)

3. Dustin Lance (YAM R6)

4.Kirk Doyle (KAW ZX6R)

5. Eliu Heredia (YAM R6)

6. Donald Rothfuss (CIC 848)

Velosio lightweight superbike

1. Daniel Egbert (APR RS660)

Weekend Garage Middleweight Superbike

1.Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

2. Brian Naylor (KAW ZX6R)

3. Peter Hofpointner (KAW ZX6R)

4. Belisario Arango (KAW ZX6R)

5. Nicholas Koken (YAM R6)

6. Braxton Young (HON CBR600RR)

Toxic Moto Racing Middleweight Superstock

1.Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

2. Peter Hofpointner (YAM R6)

3. Belisario Arango (KAW ZX6R)

4. Kevin Caputo (YAM R6)

5. Alex Hatfield (YAM R6)

The Modern Vintage Mechanic – GTO

1. Kevin Dolan (SUZ GSX-R1000)

2.Marshall Miller (BMW S1000RR)

3.Joshua Snow (YAM R1)

The Modern Vintage Mechanic – GTU

1.Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

2. Donald Rothfuss (CIC 848)

3.Kirk Doyle (KAW ZX6R)

4. Mario Fernandez (YAM R6)

5. Landon Mattson (SUZ GSX-R600)

6. Steven A Nagie (YAM R6)

Karl Malone Powersports Moto 2

1.Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

2. Peter Hofpointner (YAM R6)

3. Nicholas Koken (YAM R6)

4. Daniel Egbert (APR RS660)

Redline Realty Moto 3

1. Ian Jenson (YAM R3)

Novice GTO Speed ​​Legion

1. Jeff Taylor (YAM R1)

2. Christopher Mousley (YAM R1)

3. Scott Christensen (YAM R6)

4.Alban Bonilla (BMW S1000RR)

5. Jordan DeJarnett (YAM R6)

6. Eliu Heredia (YAM R6)

Trackstar Novice GTU

1. Scott Christensen (YAM R6)

2. Nolan Kiiskila (KAW ZX6R)

3. Zach Jenson (YAM R6)

4. Brian Gerwe (HON CBR600RR)

5. Mario Fernandez (YAM R6)

6. Jeff Leeman (YAM R6)

Vortex Open Superbike

1. Anthony Norton (KAW ZX10R)

2. William Russell (SUZ GSX-R1000R)

3. Gilbert González (KAW ZX10R)

4.Cole Philips (KAW ZX10R)

5. Kevin Dolan (KAW ZX10R)

6. Steven Marco (YAM R1)

MotoUnited Open Superstock

1. Genaro Lopez (BMW S1000RR)

2.Ryan Richardson (KAW ZX10R)

3. Steven Marco (YAM R1)

4. Belisario Arango (KAW ZX6R)

5. Mike Bishop (APR RSV4)

6. Matthew Cooper (APR RSV4)

Karl Malone Powersports Open Twins

1.Joshua Fisher (TRI 675R)

2. Donald Rothfuss (CIC 848)

3. Daniel Egbert (APR RS660)

TruSolac Production 500

1. Ian Jenson (YAM R3)

Monarch Powersports Sports

1. Jordan DeJarnett (YAM R6)

2. Rachel Kuns (YAM R6)

3. Jared Baird (CIC 1299)

4. David Schulz (YAM R6)

Napa Auto Parts Tooele Stock 1000

1. Anthony Norton (KAW ZX10R)

2. William Russell (SUZ GSX-R1000R)

3.Ryan Richardson (KAW ZX10R)

4. Gilbert González (KAW ZX10R)

5.Cole Phillips (KAW ZX10R)

6. Mike Bishop (APR RSV4)

Carbonsmith Super Street Bike

1. Daniel Bodon (KAW ZX6R)

2. Remington Mathews (KTM 1290R Super Duke)

3. Robert Jojola (CIC 1199)

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