After the exciting rounds of racing at Daytona and Carolina Motorsports Park, ASRA Team Challenge blew into the Heart of America CycleFest at Heartland Park-Topeka full force on Friday April 24 for Round 3 of the National Championship.
The green flag flew at 12:05pm and the CS Carey Racing Team from Shawnee Kansas was off and running. By the time the team stopped just about the half-way, their lead over the field was two laps. They would need some of that lead to overcome the stop and go because the rider used the wrong course on his out-lap. After the penalty, Carey Racing held on to a one-lap lead all the way to the finish. This was Carey Racing's first class (GTU) and Overall win in Team Challenge. Second in GTU and Third Overall was Serpent Racing 1 followed home by Central States Racing who finished third in GTU.
GTL featured another first time winner as the 125 GP machine of 2-Stroke Racing brought home the victory by a full lap over second place Shakka 4 Life Racing. Ani Racing took third after bad luck stopped their charge thirteen laps into the event.
The A&J Recognition Solo Challenge winner was South Florida'a Garrett Rick on the Ducati 848 who finished 61 laps followed by James Roderfer Jr. and Vas Rajan. This was Garret's first trip to Heartland Park Topeka and his first trip to the top of the podium in the A&J Solo Challenge.
Multi-time National Champions Calvin Martinez and Scott Harwood took the Serpent Racing 2 entry to the win in GTO and second Overall. Second in class, KHP Racing, held off the older, more experienced team of Silverback Racing on the way to their first podium finish in Team Challenge competition.
For the complete Team and Solo Challenge Results, Click Here.