CVMA Round 1

CVMA Racing Round 1 2023/2024 Winter Series

October 7th and 8th 2023 Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

The first round of the CVMA 2023-2024 Winter series kicked off this past weekend at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway. The event brought some of the fastest racers from all over the country together for some fantastic racing. Attendance for the event was the best the club has ever seen for the first round and the racing was super competitive as always.

On the Friday preceding the race weekend, CVMA conducted its New Racer School and the turnout was tremendous! Twenty riders completed the school and obtained their racing license, many of whom raced for the first time over the weekend.

During qualifying on Saturday the club’s #1 plate holder Corey Alexander was the fastest of all on an open class bike turning a 1:46.116 lap time. The fastest lap on a middleweight bike was set by Brenden Ketelsen turning a 1:48.677. Alexander Enriquez was fastest on a lightweight bike with a 1:53.294 lap and Jasmine Nichols set the fastest lap on an ultra-lightweight bike with a 1:55.759 lap. Carbon Merrill was the fastest American Twins rider with a 2:13.026 lap.  


Some of the standouts from Saturday’s racing included Jacob Fejer winning both Amateur Formula and Supersport Open races and Jasmine Nichols winning two races on her ultra-lightweight bike. Jayden Fernandez also won two races on his ultra-lightweight bike and Kevin Aguerrebere won both amateur middleweight races. Alexander Enriquez won both the Formula Twins and the Formula 2 races.


In the premier race of the day, the Stock 1000 Shootout, Corey Alexander got the holeshot followed by Dominik Gajda and Anthony “Lug Nut” Norton third. Norton was able to pass Gajda for second entering Turn Six and that set the finishing order for the race. At the finish it was Alexander for the win, Norton second, and Gajda third. 

CVMA modified its rules for the middleweight shootout for this season to align closely with MotoAmerica’s NextGen Supersport class and this was the first event to feature a diverse grid of equipment. The class included several Suzuki GSX-R750s, Kawasaki ZX-6R, Ducati Panigale V2, and Yamaha YZF-R6s. At the start of the race, Brenden “Killer B” Ketelsen was able to lead into Turn One on his ZX-6R followed by David “Aussie Dave” Anthony on a Suzuki GSX-R750 and Owen Williams on another GSX-R750. As the race progressed, Ketelsen and Anthony separated themselves from the pack behind. Ketelsen was able to maintain a gap over Anthony for most of the race, but Anthony was able to close the gap down and pressure Ketelsen for the lead late in the race. Unfortunately for Ketelsen, he ran wide and off the track on the final lap allowing Anthony to take the lead and the win. The finishing order was Anthony for the win, Ketelsen was and to recover and hold onto second with Williams finishing third.

Full race results can be found on MYLAPS:

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 prior to each race weekend. Log on to to sign up or for more information.

Come on out and race with us our next round on November 18th and 19th for some of the most competitive racing in the country!

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CVMA would also like to thank the 2023/2024 Winter Series Sponsors: SoCal Track Days, Apex Assassins, Ryder Gear, Racers Edge/Dunlop, The California Superbike School and CaliPhotography

NRS Sponsors: Alpinestars, 6D Helmets, Racer Gloves, and Racer’s Edge