Tuesday, 21 October 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Brubaker
DUNLOP DOMINATES DAYTONA RACE OF CHAMPIONS
Dunlop riders combined to win 13 of the 24 individual Expert Class races during the ASRA/CCS Race of Champions at Daytona International Speedway over the October 17-19 weekend. Dunlop riders also took home first place in 10 Amateur Class races, while team “TOBC 1000 Harwell” took first place in the Combined ASRA TC GTO and Combined ASRA TC Overall on Friday. Team “Katra Team Zimpel” took second place in the ASRA TC GTU class during Friday’s races.
“What an amazing end to the CCS Season,” Dunlop Race Tire Service President Steve Brubaker said. “To dominate the Race of Champions at the iconic Daytona Speedway this weekend, it was just proof of how strong our product line has become this year. It was different skill levels, different weight classes and our tires were able to provide the best results consistently in each race. In endurance races, in sprints, with Expert riders – 13 of our expert riders made the podium – and with Amateur riders.”
Shane Narbonne led Dunlop riders with eight trips to the podium over the weekend, including three first place finishes. While Roberto Pietri paced the Dunlop contingent with four victories among his five trips to the podium. Stefano Mesa earned six podium finishes, with one victory, three second places, and two third places. Mark Miller Jr, claimed three victories and David Hanig took home four podium finishes, while Armando Ferrer, Frank Babuska Jr, and Dane Westby each earned two podium finishes.
All totaled, Dunlop riders finished 1-2 in 10 Expert Class races on the weekend, including a sweep of the podium six times. In Amateur Class races, Dunlop riders placed 1-2 six times, with a sweep of the podium in three races.
Amateur Ryan Cabrera won five races, while fellow amateurs Boelo Lussemburg Jr (two firsts, one third) and Jorge Acosta (two firsts) both made multiple trips to the podium on the weekend.
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