|2014 4 Hour Endurance
March 1-2 Tentative
April 5, 19-20
May 3, 10-11, 31
June 1, 7
August 2-3 (1/2day 3rd)
September 6-7, 13
October 4-5, 11
November 1-2, 8
2 Day Advanced
|Military discount always available for all events at Arroyo
David Hurtado took his first Formula Arroyo by Evan Steel Performance race win at round 4 of the Arroyo
Seco Motorcyclist Association Championship series. Sun City Cab Polesitter and 2010 ASMA #1 plate
holderThibault Few rode Joe Campbell's 2013 Fast by Few ZX10R to the early lead, but Marios Burgos got a drive
out of the kink that saw the 2011 #1 plateholder pass Few down the front straight to lead the first lap. Hurtado
meanwhile got one of the best starts of his career and finished the first lap in 3rd place.
Burgos had his head down and rode his Evan Steel Performance prepared machine to a one second lead over Few
by lap 2, and extended it to two seconds by lap 3 when Few pulled out with brake problems. Hurtado inherited 2nd
place but was unable to make up ground on on the race leader. Unfortunately for Burgos, the main fuse in his
motorcycle fell out and he rolled to a stop in the Esses.
Only 3 seconds off the leader on the beginning of lap 9, Hurtado took over the lead and had a 9 second gap over
Tabor Rossi on his new 2013 ZX636 Kawasaki. The final spot on the podium was another first, Mickey Rupe, one
year after losing his brakes made his way to the final step of the podium.
Formula Amateur by Speedcell was also action packed, as Jeff Ekstrom absolutely checked out from the grid and
had a 4 second gap over Joe Janiga by the start of lap 4. Unfortunately, Janiga had one of the strangest crashes
ever, grinding something on the asphault entering the Yucca turn. Joe then lost the front, fell off the back of the
bike, then, somehow, ended up getting tangled up between the rear tire and the subframe of his bike, which then
highsided. Joe was mostly unhurt, but his bike was in the middle of the turn and the race was red flagged.
In the restart, Ekstrom once again led, but was passed momentarily by El Paso's Raul Carillo in the Carousel. Jeff
got the hint and upped his pace and sped away. Joe Janiga made the restart and although he started timid, made his
way back to second place by the checkers followed by Carillo.
Alamogordo's Greg Talbot set a new Lightweight lap record of 1:13.2 during the Formula 40 race while chasing
the NT650 of Roger Heemsbergen. The time was 1.4 seconds faster than the Flaming one had ever done before.
Ken Murray also dropped .6 off his fastest ever CCW lap with a 1:14.3 in the same race.
|Hurtado Claims His First Premier Win!
Congratulations to all of our 2013 Champions.
Marios Burgos: Unlimited Superstock Champion, Middleweight Superstock
Champion, Unlimited Superbike Champion, Middleweight Superbike Champion,
Overall Expert Points Champion
David Hurtado: Formula Arroyo by ESP Champion
Greg Talbot: Lightweight Superbike Champion, LW Grand Prix Champion,
Sportsman Cup Champion
Jeff Ekstrom: Unlimited Superstock Amateur Champion, Formula Amateur by
Cody Owens: Middleweight Superstock Champion
Raul Carillo: Middleweight Superbike Champion
Mickey Rupe: Formula 40 Champion
Lester Jones: Unlimited Superbike Amateur Champion
1. Since we have quite a few new Ninja 250's, we will begin a new rule for 250cc
4 strokes only being allowed to run up 1 class. This means in addition to the 2
250 classes, they are allowed to also run in all Lightweight and Sportsman Cup
classes. 250's will not be allowed in Middleweight, Unlimited, or Formula
1. We will be starting a 250cc 4 stroke class in September, in addition to the
250cc cup in Sportsmans Cup. Get on the message boards and vote for where we
should put the class during the day. Eligable bikes include Ninja 250's, Honda
CBR and VTR 250's and Hyosung 250's.
2. Leo Vince USA is now giving ASMA members big discounts on their products.
You can pick up the certificates here at the track.
3. Did somebody say pit bike racing in September? Bring em!
4. We have re-introduced our Trackday Weekend special of $130.00 for two
days of trackday riding beginning in September.
David Hurtado finished 3rd in the Formula Arroyo
by Evan Steel Performance race and clinched his
first ASMA #1 plate after points leader Marios
Burgos couldn't make the restart after having fork
problems that caused both Hurtado and Tibo Few
to crash in his oil.
Our first trackday in 2014 will be January 18-19. Roger Heemsbergen will be
giving free instruction both days. In addition, we will have offseason rates of
$110.00 total for both days, or $70 for a single day if pre entered a week in
advance. Regular rates of $155.00 for the weekend apply if paid at the track,
or $105 for a single day.
Our 2013 year end trackday and banquet party is shaping up to be a don't
*Top AMA Pro Superbike racer Danny Eslick will be a guest instructor for
*Evan Steel will be doing a suspension seminar
*Josh Kauffman of Speedcell will be doing an electronics seminar
Trackday all day Saturday until 4pm and Sunday until 2pm.
2 Hour Endurance race from 2-4pm
Banquet Saturday night at Apache Homelands. We will be giving awards to
all of our 2013 Champions, as well as top 5 overall in points and top 10 for
Formula Arroyo, along with special awards.