NEWS: The Season Ends with Terrific Weather and a Few Podium Finishes.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Photo by Domenic Ferlisi

Riders were spoiled with mid-July like weather conditions for the final round of the 2011 RACE Superseries, at Shannonville Motorsports Park’s Pro Track, on Sunday September 25th. Royal Distributing / MPB rider Michael Leon finished the season with a 3rd place finish, a win, and a lap record while teammate, Tony Stufko came home with 2nd and 3rd place finishes.


During the opening laps of the Pro Superbike race, Michael was able to hang on to eventual race winner Alex Welsh and 2nd place finisher Jodi Christie but by the midway point, he wasn’t able to maintain the pace of the leaders and finished in third place, seven seconds behind. On lap 2, all three riders set their fastest lap of the race. Read more…

NEWS: 2nd Place for Stufko, Heartbreaking DNF for Leon.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Riding his Royal Distributing / MBP Ducati 848, fitted with an 1198 engine, Tony Stufko finished second in the Amateur Superbike class at round 5 of the RACE Superseries.  The event race took place on September 4th at Shannonville’s Long Track configuration.  Teammate, Michael Leon suffered a heartbreaking mechanical failure to his Ducati 1198S Superbike, on the opening lap of the Pro Superbike feature.



Tony had some work to do after beginning the opening lap of the Amateur Superbike race in 4th position.  Race leader Kris Garvie had pulled out a 5 second lead by the time Tony moved up to second place.  Tony put his head down and began to slowly

reel in the leader.  He ran laps in the “1:48”’s and “1:47”s and in the process set the fastest lap of the race.  His best, a time of 1:47.603 seconds was also a personal best for Tony on the long track. The final finishing order was Garvie riding a Kawasaki 600 in 1st, Stufko on the Ducati in 2nd, and Adam Murray in 3rd, riding a Yamaha 600.  All three riders were on Dunlop tires. Read more…