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PDRA : North-South Shootout Pro Extreme Motorcycle Results

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PDRA North-South Shootout
Maryland International Raceway
July 17-18, 2015

Defending PDRA Pro Extreme Motorcycle champ Eric McKinney won the first three races in 2015 from the number-one starting position. Chris Garner-Jones won the next three. His final-round opponent in each of those wins? McKinney.

“Like I said at the last race, I really look up to Eric, he does a great job out here and I’m just trying to compete,” Garner-Jones said.

In Maryland, McKinney held the number-one position heading into the fourth and final qualifying session on Saturday morning before eliminations began that afternoon. When qualifying was over it was Garner-Jones on top of the list, however, with a 4.08 pass at 168.83 mph aboard his ’14 Suzuki, with Travis Davis second at 4.09 and McKinney’s 4.10 bumped down to third in the 16-bike field.





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Round one saw Garner-Jones ride to an easy 4.12 win after Eran Pielert’s bike broke on the launch, with McKinney getting by Garner-Jones’ dad, T.T. Jones, with a 4.14 pass. In round two, Garner-Jones ran 4.13 to handily defeat Brad McCoy’s 4.23, while McKinney made a 4.10 solo run when teammate and crew chief Ashley Owens failed to make the call to stage.

McKinney made a 4.11 pass at 174.75 to earn a close win in the semis over the 4.12 at 172.98 mph by class veteran Paul Gast, but Garner-Jones seized lane choice for the final with a convincing 4.06 at 170.19 over the 4.11 at 169.74 posted by Dave Norris.

The final round saw McKinney leave with a slim .005 advantage off the starting line, but something faltered in his bike and he slowed to a 4.17 at 168.70 while Garner-Jones set low ET for the event with an impressive 4.03-seconds ride at 170.45 mph.

With four races remaining on the schedule Garner Jones has climbed into second place overall behind McKinney and knows the momentum has shifted in his favor, but realizes it still will be difficult to wrest the championship away.

“I think I maybe can catch him, but I’ll need some help; I need him to go out in some early rounds,” Garner-Jones said. “It’s very tough; he’s very tough. I’ll never catch him if he keeps going to the finals with me.”

ELIMINATIONS

ROUND 1

W – Brad McCoy / 0.128 4.220 166.33
L – Ronald Procopio / No Time

W – Paul Gast / 0.078 4.107 174.87
L – Burke Forster / 0.072 4.290 161.96

W – Ashley Owens / 0.000 4.153 171.18
L – Mike Thyen / 0.040 4.253 161.27

W – Dave Norris / 0.111 4.124 171.08
L – Frank Christian / 0.063 4.351 164.77

W – Terry Schweigert / 0.076 4.222 168.14
L – Ronnie Smith / 0.075 4.339 165.72

W – Eric McKinney / 0.116 4.149 174.89
L – TT Jones / 0.111 4.280 151.51

W – Travis Davis / 0.057 4.083 176.51
L – Jay Fisher / No Time

W – Chris Garner-Jones / 0.00 4.120 169.68
L – Eran Pielert / 1.192 – –

 

ROUND 2

W – Dave Norris / 0.077 4.121 170.79
L – Terry Schweigert / 0.129 4.152 170.54

W – Chris Garner-Jones / 0.031 4.132 156.55
L – Brad McCoy / 0.070 4.238 166.52

W – Paul Gast / 0.028 4.129 172.47
L – Travis Davis / -0.004 4.061 175.48

W – Eric McKinney / 0.129 4.107 174.73
L – Ashley Owens / No Time
ROUND 3

W – Chris Garner-Jones / 0.053 4.062 170.19
L – Dave Norris / 0.079 4.116 169.74

W – Eric McKinney / 0.035 4.110 174.75
L – Paul Gast / 0.038 4.126 172.98
FINALS

W – Chris Garner-Jones / 0.053  4.037 170.45
L – Eric McKinney / 0.048 4.175 168.70

 

QUALIFYING

As the 2015 season started it looked like defending class champion Eric McKinney might walk away with another title as he won the first three races from the pole position in Pro Extreme Motorcycle. However, McKinney’s dominance ended in May when Chris Garner-Jones knocked him off in the final round at St. Louis, then repeated the feat last month in Michigan.

McKinney was back on top at MDIR, though, edging out Travis Davis for the tentative pole based on going 1.6 mph faster after they posted identical 4.103-seconds elapsed times.

Canadian racer Terry Schweigert was just three thousandths back in third place, with Garner-Jones fourth at 4.11, again getting the position based on being just a quarter mile an hour faster than Dave Norris.

With 17 bikes on the ground, the PDRA North-South Shootout will feature a 16-entry field, with only Wes Hawkins on the outside with one more qualifying session to go on Saturday.

1 Chris Garner-Jones, Harvest AL, ’14 GSXR 1100 4.087 170.36
2 Travis Davis, Douglas GA, ’04 Suzuki 4.099 175.71
3 Eric McKinney, Hamersville OH, ’12 Hayabusa 4.103 174.93
4 Terry Schweigert, Abbotsford BC, ’13 Suzuki 4.106 170.95
5 David Norris, Bryans Road MD, ’14 Suzuki 4.114 170.34
6 Ashley Owens, Decatur AL, ’11 Hayabusa 4.118 171.93
7 Paul Gast, Grand Island NY, ’12 TL1000 4.121 174.19
8 Ronald Procopio, Raleigh NC, ’04 Hayabusa 4.128 170.95
9 Brad McCoy, Cleveland NC, ’14 Hayabusa 4.182 166.89
10 Burke Forster, Ft. St. John BC, ’15 Timblin 4.203 167.01
11 Mike Thyen, Sherrills Ford NC, ’11 Hayabusa 4.219 165.92
12 Frank Christian, Elkridge MD, ’12 ZX-12 4.226 164.57
13 Ronnie Smith, Pasadena MD, ’10 GS 4.238 165.56
14 T.T. Jones, Harvest AL, ’14 GSXR 1100 4.251 169.04
15 Jay Fisher, Oostanaula GA, ’12 Suzuki 4.262 169.21
16 Eran Pielert, Woodstock MD, 4.391 160.84
Not Qualified ————
17 Wes Hawkins, Catllett VA, ’14 Suzuki 4.697 149.43

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