419 Racing

Race Report: Grattan Raceway – WERA

419 RACING kicked-off the 2014 WERA Road Racing season with a great weekend at Grattan Raceway in Belding, MI. Mother Nature this year was not polite to the groups involved in the Friday practice day and Saturday solo events, but Sunday made a drastic turn-around and was good conditions for early May racing in Northern Michigan.

The Lightweight Twins class grew in the off season. More bikes on the grid made for some “interesting” racing throughout the weekend. The finish of some races saw a majority of the field separated by one or two second … or less! It was literally anyone’s race to win and the crowd really enjoyed the suspense. The team can only hope that this level of competition continues through the rest of the season and the intensity remains. For sure the #1 lesson learned from the weekend: “It’s not over till it’s over!”

The following is a summary of the team’s results from the Sunday sprint racing:

Formula 2 (Note: 3rd through 6th were separated by less than a second)
#728 – Jerry Reeves – 3rd place
#592 – Jon Crawford – 6th place
#419 – Justin Maas – 7th place

Lightweight Twins Superstock
#592 – Jon Crawford – 2nd place
#419 – Justin Maas – 3rd place
#728 – Jerry Reeves – 5th place

Lightweight Twins Superbike
#419 – Justin Maas – 3rd place
#592 – Jon Crawford – 5th place
#728 – Jerry Reeves – 6th place

Off-season bike preparation, coordination of sponsors and physical training all made the winter months fly by. The season is now here and the first-race nerves have settled. Next stop for the team will be Cycle Jam at Road Atlanta in June. This event will see a combination of all regions joining for mid-season sprint racing.

Thanks to the sponsors that helped get the team ready for the first round of racing:

Fram, Jazz Motorsports, Spears Racing, Vortex, Motion-Pro, Pit Bull, Galfer, ARP Customz, Dynamite Designs, Amsoil, KG Clutch Factory and Sportbike Tire Service.

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