October 16, 2010, Homestead, FL - Rick Beggs went solo on his Kawasaki 600 in the final round of the Michelin Team Challenge taking his RNR Repsol team to the win in the GTU class edging out Stiles Racing's Meghan and Scotty Ryan. Although in the final race today at Homestead-Miami Speedway the Ryan's finished second overall, besting Beggs in the race, they could not overcome the loss of points from missing the Carolina Motorsports round earlier in the year. Precious points lost in that round meant RNR Repsol scored the national championship by only 4 points.
Finishing first in today's Michelin Team Challenge were MacLean Racing's Felipe and Nicolas MacLean out of Key Biscayne, Florida aboard their Ducati 1098. Rounding out the podium were the Stiles Racing Yamaha R6 and Champion Racing's Marco Martinez and Calvin Martinez on their Kawasaki 1000.
The MacLeans also scored the GTO class top spot. Champion Racing scoring the second place in GTO and Thrashed Bike Racing riders Tim Ivanoff and Joel Spalding claimed third for the class aboard Ivanoff's Buell 1125.
In GTU Stiles took the top class trophy with Beggs second on the RNR entry and A&G Shop riders Edward Alvarado and Mauricio Roque rounding out the GTU podium on their Yamaha R6.
Almost always at the top of GT Lights points for 2010 Eric Helmbach and Alex Shaw's Grease Monkey Racing nailed the class national victory as well as the final round. Grease Monkey went 8 for 8 on the season, the first time a Team Challenge team scored the win in every round. Chris Sullivan Racing' Chris Sullivan and Carl Cohen finished second in the race on a Ducati 1000 and Kat Zimpel, Sean Dwyer and Chris Boy teamed up to put the Motocorse Performance Bimota 1000 entry on the third step.
To view the Team Challenge Championship Final Points, go to www.asraracing.com.
CCS Championships Decided
In Championship Cup Series action today six different national championships were settled as follows: CCS GTU expert class championship goes to Santiago Villa of Hollywood, Florida, and the amateur championship went to Miami's own Bruno Silva on an R6. In GTO Sean Dwyer wrapped up the expert class on a GSXR1000 and Joe Schweigart took the amateur class victory. In GT Lights Kevin Mendez continued his winning ways by taking the win in expert on a Bimota, while Sean Cassell of Altamonte Springs, Florida took the amateur on an SV650.
In Middleweight SuperSport Stefano Mesa and Guilherme Berg both piloted Yamaha R6's to Middleweight SuperSport national titles, Mesa as an expert and Berg as amateur. The new CCS expert ThunderBike champion is Chris Boy, and Chris Dodd finished at the top of the amateur ranks, both competitors aboard Ducatis. Finally, in CCS Unlimited SuperSport Sean Dwyer, winner of the GTO title, completed eight laps of the Homestead facility in front of the field adding the expert win. David Ur of Blairstown, New Jersey scored the amateur Unlimited SuperSport title on his BMW 1000.
The Championship Cup Series is the largest amateur motorcycle road racing organization in the United States with 4,000 licensed riders. The CCS Series will run 51 events at popular tracks around the united states for 2010. Tracks include Road America, Daytona, Loudon, Firebird, Heartland Park, and Virginia International among other fine venues. ASRA is the parent organization of CCS and sanctions eight national rounds of the Michelin Pro Series and the Michelin Team Challenge. In 2010 ASRA and CCS provide riders with access to nearly $10,000,000 in sponsorship awards through participation in it's sanctioned events.
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