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2013 News

HOLIDAY HOURS

November & December
Office phone hours:
Mon through Thursday 10am to 4pm Central Time

Thanksgiving
Closed Nov. 27 - Dec. 1
(Reopen on Monday Dec. 2)

Christmas & New Years
Closed December 23 to January 5
(Will be collecting emails and mail during this break, no regular office hours.)
(Regular Office hours resume Monday January 6)


2013 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS CROWNED

Our 30th Annual Race of Champions resulted in 29 new National Champions. We are proud and pleased for all of these outstanding riders as well as everyone who participated in the event. Congratulations to All!

2013 CCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Christian Alvarado
Yaso Arai
Scott Coccoli
John Delargy
Steve Diver
Michael Eaton
Nico Ferreira
Walter Ferrerya
Edward Foy
Ray Hofman
Charlie Mavros
Brian McGlade
Greg Melka
Stefano Mesa
Mark Miller Jr.
Brett Molnar
Eric Moucatel
Huntley Nash
Clint Russell
Jeff Schumacher
J.P. Sedita
Jordan Strange
Shane Turpin


2013 ASRA SPRINT SERIES NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Ryan Jones
Darron Fuller
Ray Hofman
Paul DeCouto
Benjamin Seville
Yuttichai Yasothonsrikul

2013 ASRA TEAM CHALLENGE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

GTO: Eric Helmbach - Chester Auto Repair
GTU: Christian Meekma - XRay
GTL: Jim Doyle - G-Baby Racing
Overall: Eric Helmbach - Chester Auto Repair

EVENT SCHEDULE REVISED FOR THE DAYTONA RACE OF CHAMPIONS

Daytona International Speedway

These three races have moved from Saturday October 19th to Sunday October 20th in response to a schedule change requested by AHRMA. This move also allows us to add an additional practice session on Sunday morning for all CCS groups.

  • Moto 3 / CCS Ultralight ThunderBike
  • HW SuperSport (EX & AM)
  • CCS ThunderBike (EX & AM)

Changes to VIR Information

Due to the number of phone calls and emails received over the past few days, we have made some changes to what we expect will happen at V.I.R. this weekend.

Friday night staging will be in the RacePlex area.

The gate will be open 24 hours after 5pm Friday night.
NOTE: All Gate Fees must be paid in CASH. (no credit cards or checks, please)

  • Fri. night hours:
        Registration (ALL RIDERS): 5-7pm (RacePlex)
        Tech: CLOSED
  • Sat. hours:
        Registration (ALL RIDERS): 7am-5pm (classroom)
        Tech: 6:30am-5pm

Those new to CCS racing can get a "One-Event" temporary license FREE if you enter at least one AMA RoadRace Grand Championship race. Otherwise a regular CCS license is $60.

REMINDER: AMA Membership is required for all AMA RRGC & USGPRU participants. You must show your membership card to our clerks when you register. (You can also apply for a new membership or renew an existing one at any of our events.)




ÍHLINS Factory Recall Affects Some BMW Models

We're passing along to our racers important information received today from:

Peter Jones, Marketing Manager
Íhlins USA
Office: 828-692-4525 *310
Cell: 562-209-4080
peter.jones@ohlinsusa.com

"Íhlins has issued a recall for three part numbers of specific damper brackets for the BMW S1000, and R1200R. As per regulations, and our concerns for quality product, we must make every effort to contact the consumers who have purchased this product. Since it's something that racers would tend to be the prime demographic for, I'm writing to ask if there's some means of communication you can use to reach your many ASR/CCS racers. Thank you for your assistance with this matter of concern. If you need any additional information please contact Gary Christopher or myself.


RACE OF CHAMPIONS XXX MAILER NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

Daytona

August 15 -
Today we have posted the 2013 R.O.C. mailer which officially opens Pre-Entry for our most prestigious event of the year.



30th CCS Race of Champions - Daytona International Speedway - October 17-20, 2013

The R.O.C. mailer should answer most questions about what to do beforehand and during the event. It also contains all of the forms needed for pre-entry and reserving garages.


AMA ROAD RACE GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS PRE-ENTRIES NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Virginia International Raceway

August 5 -
We are now taking pre-entries for the AMA Road Race Grand Championships scheduled for Sept. 21-22 at Virginia Int'l Raceway. (Deadline is Sept. 6th @ 5pm Central)

All interested parties should read the Event-Specific Rules & Regulations and the instructions for the Pre-Entry form which concerns Gridding for these races. (Download both from our Forms page)

All participants must have a current AMA Membership. AMA Pro Racers are prohibited from racing the AMA RRGC.


GT ULTRALIGHT "EXPERIMENTAL" CLASS ADDED

Ninja 250 racers now have an additional class they can enter with CCS!

Introducing the GT Ultralight class, a provisional test class. (This is an "experimental" class - not an official CCS class.) Here are the specifics:

  • Hand-write "GT Ultralight" at the bottom of entry forms
  • Follows the Ultralight ThunderBike Rules
  • Will run with GT Lights, gridded in a separate group at the back
  • No trophies (might be provided later as participation warrants)


SCHEDULE CORRECTIONS

Several errors on the CCS Schedules have been corrected today. Specifically, the USGPRU Finals will take place at Virginia International Raceway Sept. 21-22, not at Blackhawk. In addition the Loudon Classic at New Hampshire in June did not pay Atlantic Region points.

I apologize for any inconvenience or misunderstandings.
Sincerely,
Jeanne, CCS Webmistress


NEW RENTAL TRANSPONDER POLICY NOW IN EFFECT

The policy for rented transponders has changed due to problems with returns. The new policy can be read on our Timing and Scoring page and is effective immediately.


ABSOLUTE CYCLE HOSTING NEW JERSEY PRACTICE DAY

Absolute Cycle will be hosting a Practice Day on Friday July 19th prior to our race weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Pre-registration is recommended since remaining spots are filling quickly. For more information, see our New Jersey page.


ROAD AMERICA ELIMINATES MOVE IN AFTER DARK

We have just been reminded by Road America that move in after dark is now prohibited:
      "A section has been added (Section 2c, item #18) addressing move-in after dark. This is now prohibited due to the lack of lights in the paddock. We do not feel it is safe to be parking rigs in the dark not only for those doing the parking but also for those already in place in the paddock."

Credentials will be available from 7am to 8pm on Friday. No move in after dark. Credentials will be cash only until 5:00pm Friday due to the STT practice day on course that day.

Once ASRA/CCS opens registration 5:00pm Friday, credentials can be paid by cash, check, credit or debit card. ASRA/CCS registration will close at 8:00pm Friday.


ASRA, TEAM CHALLENGE & USGPRU REMINDER

As announced in the early mailers, we have a new requirement for ASRA, Team Challenge & USGPRU. All of those competitors must have a current AMA Membership and have their card with them while registering at the track.

Please have your AMA Membership card as well as your CCS license and photo ID ready to show our registration clerks. (Your AMA Pro racing license is not your membership card.)

Hopefully your attention to this matter will ease the delays in the registration lines.
- Thank you from the CCS Staff!

The cost for an AMA Membership is $49, and it can be purchased from registration at the track or directly through AMA by mail or online.

 

V.I.R. CHANGES THE TRACK ENTRY PROCEDURES

When you arrive at Virginia International Raceway for our June 15-16 event, do not drive all the way to the guard shack. Instead, follow the signs to Raceplex where you will sign the waivers, pay for armbands, camping and electrical. Paddock Access on Friday will begin at 5:30pm.

Directions to Raceplex:

  • Turn right off of Pine Tree Road onto Ace Drive.
  • Turn left onto Ryans Way.
  • Proceed all the way to the gate at North Paddock Road.

For those with lodging at the track, Track representatives should be available to assist you with check-in while you are in the staging area. Check-in times are:
- Villas 3:00pm
- The Lodge 4:00pm
- Garages 6:30pm

VIR also requests that you read, and abide by, their new Rules and Regulations.


AMA Roadrace Grand Championships will be at V.I.R. in September

AMA Roadrace Grand ChampionshipsThe AMA sent out their press release this week, so now it's final! The AMA Roadrace Grand Championships will be held September 21-22 during our racing event at Virginia International Raceway.

Class specifics are still being discussed so no more information is available yet. We will keep you posted when more is known.


CORNERSPEED TO HOST PRACTICE DAY APRIL 12

Our race weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park will kick off on Friday, April 12th, with a Racers Practice day and Licensing Clinic/School by Cornerspeed. Pre-registration for that day is recommended, as spots tend to fill up quickly. Click here for more information and to register.

To accommodate participants in the Cornerspeed Practice Day as well as our race weekend, the CMP gates will be open 24 hours beginning at 4pm on Thursday afternoon (April 11th). During the times when the registration building is closed, the CMP security guard will handle armband sales.


2013 CONTINGENCY SPONSORSHIPS CONFIRMED

We have received confirmations that EBC BRAKES, DUCATI and HONDA will be offering contingencies for our riders in 2013.

In other news, YAMAHA has advised us that they will have a 2013 roadrace contingency program with their official announcement coming in about 10 days. Also EBR (Erik Buell Racing) intends to have support for their street bike when it is available mid-season.

We will announce further developments as they happen here and will update the factory dates accordingly.

UPDATE: Our Sponsor Page has been updated with more confirmations. You'll notice that only a few companies remain on the "Awaiting Confirmations" list now.

More Contingency news: The Factory OEM Dates file has been updated since the contingency dates for Suzuki and Yamaha have been confirmed.


HEARTLAND PARK DATE CHANGED

Heartland Park TopekaThe Heart of America Cyclefest at Heartland Park-Topeka, previously scheduled for Apr. 27-28, has been rescheduled to May 4-5, with a pre-entry deadline of April 19th.

In addition, Heartland Park will host a Practice Test-and-Tune Track Day on Friday, May 3rd. Contact the track directly to sign-up for that Practice Day. (The track website will be updated in the near future with more information).

UPDATE: The cost for Heartland Park's track day will be $135 Pre & $160 post


CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS CEREMONIES

Region Championship Awards Ceremony details have been finalized for the Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-West and Florida regions.

Please take a few moments to review the information on the banquet page and notify us which ceremonies you will be attending. Also note that Reservations are required for ATL/MA and MW events. (Trophies are not automatically sent.)


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