Elkhart Lake, WI (June 2nd, 2014) – Round two of the AMA Supermoto National Championship Series was held in Wisconsin in conjunction with the Subway Superbike Double Header this past weekend. With top Supermoto talent from all over the USA and a picture perfect race track at Road America, racers and race fans were excited to be at the event.
First up was the Pro Lites class. Sean Butterman and Nicky Reimer finished first and second at round one and were obviously the two to beat during qualifying. New comer Kelsey Walker from New Mexico turned some heads putting his PJ Motorcycle’s Husqvarna in third during qualifying. Reimer would get out front early in the main with Butterman locked on his rear wheel. The two would race like that the whole main event, Butterman could not get by and Reimer would go on to win his first National Supermoto event. Reimer and Butterman are tied for the championship lead and will both be running red plates at round three. Mitchell Thomson would capitalize on Walkers mistake in the dirt section and finish on the podium in third.
Main event number two, the National Amateur class. Fans erupted when female racer Shelina Moreda got the holeshot and would set the pace leading the early portion of the race. Shelina had a problem in the dirt section and would fall to fourth and remain there until the finish. Thirteen year old Dawson Schieffer, Philip Popour, and Mike Surratt had a good battle to the finish for the top stop and would finish in that order. Surratt will wear the red plate at round three in Denver; his home town race.
Main event number three, the big dogs, Open Pro. Brandon Ward would nail the holeshot and lead early, McAllister did not waste much time getting to the front and would eventually pull away from the field. ‘The Peoples Champ’ Monte frank seemed to have his old spark back and made his way to third before having a minor crash, frank went onto finish fourth. Most eyes were on Shane Narbonne who started 16th and was on the move to the front, he quickly made his way to fifth after several laps and eventually went on to finish on the podium in third. On the podium Narbonne mentioned he is just happy to keep his championship hopes alive. Ward rode a solid race, mostly by himself finishing second. McAllister qualified first, won the heat and the main, he noted “I knew if I got out front early I could win” and that is what he did. Supercross star Blake Wharton had a good supermoto debut and finished 8th. McAllister will lead the Open Pro championship points going into round three at Colorado National Speedway July 5th.
-Thanks to Matt Stewart of the AMA Supermoto series for the info and Photo and rieguy187 for the video!