April 15th and 16th 2023 Chuckwalla Valley Raceway
The season finale of the CVMA 2022/2023 Winter Series kicked off under sunny skies and perfect weather. With class championships at stake and double points available, racers from all over the country were out in force trying their hardest for race wins and looking to secure class championships!
The New Racer School on Friday was lightly attended (as is typical for the end of the season) with two riders receiving their racing license and joining the amateur racing ranks.
During qualifying on Saturday, David “Aussie Dave” Anthony was the fastest of all on an Open class bike turning a 1:45.003 lap time. Jeffrey “The Tiger” Tigert was fastest on a Middleweight with a 1:47.476 and Jediah Cumbermack was fastest on an Ultra-Lightweight bike with a 1:57.383 lap. Cody Wyman turned a 1:51.361 on his Lightweight bike making him the fastest in that class and Lucas Geboo was the fastest on an American Twin with a 2:00.762 lap time.
During the Formula 40 race on Saturday, David Anthony used the near-perfect conditions to shatter the existing lap record in the Formula 40 class setting a new record of 1:44.763.
Multiple race winners on Saturday included David Anthony winning the Ryder Gear Sponsored Supersport Open and Formula Open races. Samuel Chavez won both the Amateur Supersport Open and Amateur Formula Open races. Lucas Geboo won both the American Thunder and American Twins races and Owen Williams won two races on his Ultra-Lightweight bike. David Kohlstaedt dominated the middleweight class winning both the Formula and Supersport Middleweight races.
In the premier race of the day, the Stock 1000 Shootout, Corey Alexander got the hole shot with David “Aussie Dave” Anthony running second and Anthony “Lug Nut” Norton third. Alexander and Anthony ran nose to tail for the first half of the race until Anthony was able to take the lead just past the halfway mark. A lap later Alexander was able to retake the lead demoting Anthony to second. Alexander and Anthony ran close for the remainder of the race with Anthony attempting several passes on the final lap. At the end, it was Alexander taking the win and the class championship that decided the number one plate for CVMA. Anthony finished second and advanced to third in the class championship. Norton finished third and secured second in the championship.
The Formula Ultra Lightweight Shootout started with Owen Williams getting the hole shot followed by Luke Sanzone and Jediah Cumbermack at the end of the first lap. Cumbermack was able to pass Sanzone at the start of lap three to take over second position and this set the final finishing order for the race. Williams took the win, Cumbermack second, and Sanzone third.
In the Supersport Middleweight Shootout, David Kohlstaedt got the hole shot with Nicholas “The Flying Turk” Ciling second and Jeffrey Tigert third. On lap two Tigert ran wide and off the track on the exit of “The Bowl” turn 14. Tigert was able to rejoin the race but handed the third position to Orel Madar. Sahar “Zohan” Zvik was able to pass Mader on lap 4 and take the third position away from his WaWa Racing teammate. Kohlstaedt and Ciling ran nose to tail for the entire race with Ciling attempting several passes. On the final lap, Ciling was close to Kohlstaedt coming onto the back straight. He attempted to a pass on the brakes in turn ten, but Kohlstaedt was able to hold onto the lead and win the race. The final order was Kohlstaedt for the win, Ciling second, and Zvik in third.
The Formula Lightweight Twins Shootout started with Justin Bordonaro leading the way with Gio Alvarez a close second and Ryan Smith running third. Unfortunately, Smith lost the front in turn 16 at the start of the second lap and handed third to Jonathan “Crafty” Glaefke. Bordonaro stretched his lead throughout the race and tookthe win with Alvarez finishing a strong second. Glaefke was able to hold off a race-long challenge from Savannah Jaska to finish on the final podium spot.
Full race results can be found on MYLAPS: https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/2166488
CVMA would like to thank all our racers for coming out and racing with us over the winter. With racers flocking to the California desert from all over the U.S. and Canada to race with us, the racing this past season was fantastic! CVMA is proud to host racers from all over and provide one of the best racing experiences available. We look forward to following the exploits of those that have raced with us this summer as they race in other local and national series and know that every member of our club will be rooting each other on!
As this was the final round of the 2022/2023 Winter Series, CVMA will take a short break from racing and return for our first round of the 2023/2024 Winter Series in October.
CVMA offers two full days of racing every race weekend and includes Saturday qualifying for grid position in all classes, amateur, and expert, as well as a wide variety of classes to choose from.
CVMA offers free reciprocity as a means of encouraging racers from other clubs to come out and compete. CVMA also offers a New Racers School for those starting out in racing on the Friday before each race weekend. Log on to www.cvmaracing.com to sign up or for more information.
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CVMA would also like to thank the 2022/2023 Winter Series Sponsors: SoCal Track Days, Apex Assassins, Ryder Gear, and CaliPhotography
NRS Sponsors: Alpinestars, 6D Helmets, Racer Gloves, and Racer’s Edge