ASRA\CCS End-of-Summer Cyclefest at the Summit Point Circuit
September 9, 2007
ASRA Pro Series ended its summer run at Summit Point Motorsports Park this weekend with Jeff Wood on the Bettencourt's Yamaha sealing a triple championship season in front of an international crowd of racers and fans. Wood was able to turn two pole positions into three victories under near perfect conditions that saw records fall and champions prevail.
After winning back-to-back Factory Pro Sportbike and ASRA SuperBike titles from 2005 to 2006, Wood returned to his Bettencourt team to score his 2007 Hat Trick of ASRA Pro Superstock, SuperBike and Factory Pro Sportbike titles. This is the third time in three years that Wood has won both SuperBike and Factory Pro Sportbike and the second time in that span he has accomplished the triple championship feat, (2005 and now 2007). Congratulations to Jeff Wood and his Bettencourt's Yamaha team!
The 2007 ASRA Pro ThunderBike Championship revisited Summit Point with Dave Estok, riding the Deely Buell, controlling his own destiny by virtue of a 37-point lead over Dan Bilansky, the 2006 Champion. In Saturday's qualifying, Estok set a new record of 1:18.058 to grab the Pole Point Award and extend his lead to 38 points with 2 rounds remaining. The Deely Buell rider didn't need the extra point as he won the battle with Nate Kern on the Morton's BMW to take the victory and the 2007 ThunderBike Championship with a 50 point lead after 7 of 8 races. A small consolation for Bilansky was the new race record for ThunderBikes at 1:17.596 while finishing fourth in the event. Congratulations to Dave Estok on his second ASRA Pro ThunderBike Championship!
Also making an appearance at the End-of-Summer Cyclefest were the SRA Sidecars, who joined with the CCS Mid-Atlantic Series regulars to amass 752 entries from 214 riders during the two-day event. Notable winners in the CCS Expert Classes were Ryan Patterson with four wins and Arnold Hastings with three wins, while Amateur riders Greg Bordeleau and Bobby Kim did their part with three wins a piece. Hastings is leading the Mid-Atlantic Expert Overall Championships and his winning performance has put him into position to finish off the chase at the final round in two weeks at VIR.