November 18th and 19th 2023 Chuckwalla Valley Raceway
Chuckwalla Raceway and CVMA welcomed racers from all over the country with sunny skies and great competition for the second round of the 23/24 Winter Series. The racing on both days was awesome and the BBQ provided by KneeDraggers619 and CVMA on Saturday night was epic.
On Friday the CVMA New Racers School graduated 12 motorcycle riders who are now licensed motorcycle races and part of the CVMA Racing family.
The fastest of all in Saturday morning qualifying, Corey Alexander posted a 1:45.670 lap time on his open-class bike. Brenden “Killer B” Ketelsen turned a blistering 1:46.348 lap time to be fastest on a middleweight bike and Alexander Enriquez was fastest on a lightweight bike with a 1:51.907 lap time. Rossi Moor was fastest on an ultra-lightweight bike with a 1:53.3 lap time and Carbon Merrill was fastest on an American Twin with a 2:38.650 lap time.
Rossi Moor won races on multiple bikes by taking wins in the 500 Supersport and Formula Ultra Lightweight races on an ultra-lightweight bike and winning the Supersport Middleweight race on a 600cc bike. Jacob Fejer dominated the amateur open class with wins in the Amateur Formula Open and Amateur Supersport Open races. Justin Bordonaro won both the Formula 2 and Formula Twins races on his lightweight bike.
In the premier race of the day, the Stock 1000 Shootout, Andrew Lee got the holeshot but was quickly passed in turn 15 by Jayson Uribe. Uribe led the first lap and was able to put some space between his bike and the chasing pack. On lap two, Corey Alexander made a brave pass on the brakes to get in front of Lee into turn ten and take over second. Alexander with Lee in tow then set about chasing down Uribe. Uribe, Alexander, and Lee ran nose to tail through the middle of the race. On lap seven, Alexander went to the front with a pass on Uribe in turn six. The three leaders ran very close for the final laps. On the last lap, A lapped rider bunched up the leaders even more and Uribe was very close to Alexander entering the final set of corners. Uribe was unable to attempt a pass though and Alexander held on for the win. The finishing order at the end was Alexander first, Uribe second, and Lee third.
The Formula Lightweight Twins Shootout started with Alexander Enriquez getting the holeshot but he was quickly passed by Justin Bordonaro for the lead. Bordonaro led the first lap with Gio Alvarez and Enriquez running second and third respectively. Enriquez was able to pass Alverez in turn two on the second lap to take over the second position. Enriquez was then able to close the gap to Bordonaro and make a pass in turn fifteen on lap four. Bordonaro was then able to get a better drive out of 15 after being passed and pulled alongside Enriquez going into the bowl (turn 13). Enriquez was able to hold off Bordonaro and solidified his lead. Unfortunately, Bordonaro crashed in turn ten on the fifth lap handing second position to Alverez, Logan Cunnison inherited third. On the final lap of the race, Luke Sanzone was able to make a pass on Cunnison to take the final podium position. The final order Enriquez for the win, Alverez second and Sanzone third.
At the start of the Formula Ultra Lightweight Shootout, Jayden Fernandez got the holeshot but was quickly passed by Rossi Moor who took the lead in turn 15. At the end of the first lap, it was Moor with the lead, Fernandez was second, and Alex George third. The gaps between the top three increased throughout the race with Moor setting a new lap record for the class with a 1:52.006 lap time. At the finish, it was Moor taking the win over Fernandez in second and George finishing third.
In the final shootout race of the day, the Middleweight Shootout, David “Aussie Dave” Anthony had the lead through the first corner, but Brenden “Killer B” Ketelson was able to make a pass and lead the first lap at the stripe. On the third lap, Ketelson slid his rear tire entering the back straight and lost drive allowing Anthony to make a pass for the lead. At the halfway mark, Anthony led and built a gap over Ketelson throughout the remainder of the race. In the end, Anthony took the win followed by Ketelson and Owen Williams in second and third respectively.
Three lap records were set this weekend:
Formula 2 – 1:50.575 – Alexander Enriquez
Middleweight Supersport – 1:45.746 – Brenden Ketelsen
Formula Ultra Lightweight Shootout – 1:52.006 – Rossi Moor
Full race results can be found on MYLAPS: https://beta.speedhive.com/events/2473135
All in all, it was a fantastic weekend of super close racing by some of the fastest riders in the country. Join our racing family at our next round on December 16th-17th for some of the best racing around!
CVMA offers two full days of racing every race weekend and also 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 prior to 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 2023/2024 Winter Series Sponsors: Apex Assassins, Ryder Gear, CaliPhotography, Racers Edge/Dunlop, RoadRace City/Bridgestone, Del’s Flooring, The California Superbike School, and Ride HMVC
NRS Sponsors: Alpinestars, 6D Helmets, Racer Gloves, and Racers Edge/Dunlop