Bel-Ray Race Report – Weekend Wrap-Up, News Release
As March reaches the mid way point, motorcycle racing is in full swing across the globe and Bel-Ray is amidst all the action. Racing not only tests the complete product line at the highest level of performance, but allows for new products to be born under the high-pressure environment of professional racing.
Bel-Ray racers had success across the globe this past weekend beginning in the United States with the Daytona 200, which is held on the famous tri-oval at Daytona Beach Florida. Long time Bel-Ray racer, Ricky Orlando proved the durability as he competed in yet another Daytona 200. After just 3 laps, Orlando became the new leader in all time miles in the classic road racing event. Congratulations on a job well done! Orlando went on to finish in 20th place in this prestigious event aboard his Bel-Ray backed Orlando Racing Kawasaki ZX-6R. He was followed across the line in 23rd by another Bel-Ray backed, long time Daytona road racer, Anthony Fania and his KSW Racing Suzuki GSXR-600.
Heading northwest to Indianapolis, Indiana, the Monster Energy Supercross series is continuing to heat up. There were 6 Bel-Ray backed racers in action on Saturday night. TwoTwo Motorsports team rider, Chad Reed held onto third place and another podium, his 4th in a row and 6th this season. Hart and Huntington / Dodge Motorsports team riders, Ivan Tedesco and Chris Blose both had an off night with crashes affecting their results. Blose was 18th and Tedesco was 19th at the end of the night. Elite support riders Steve Roman, Ronnie Stewart and Frankie Lettieri all made the cut to the night show, but all fell short of qualifying out of their heats for the 20 man main event.
Across the ocean in Australia, the 2011 season got underway in motocross with Round 1 of the Australian Motocross Championship in Broadford, Victoria. The Team 07 Axis Motorsports Honda racer was 4th overall in the Lites class. Also taking place in Australia this weekend, was round 1 of the Yamaha YMF Loan Australian FX Superbike Championship in Eastern Creek NSW. YRT racers, Kev Curtain was the overall winner, ahead of teammates, Rick Olson in 2nd and Pat Medcalf in 4th. Curtain was also the winner in theFX600 division.
Another great weekend of racing awaits team Bel-Ray next week. Watch www.belray.com for results and race reports all season long.
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