Have you been enjoying another great year of racing with the Motorcycle Roadracing Association (MRA)? Well, we hope you have. The MRA is Colorado’s local motorcycle racing league, and with stops all over the state, we hope you got the chance to enjoy a race or two. There are seven rounds in this year’s championship, and round six just wrapped up in Pueblo along with the Race of the Rockies overall championship!
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The two-day weekend of racing started out with roaring engines and knee dragging. High temperatures had everyone sweating, but the hunger for wins wasn’t dampened. Justin Lewis was one of the first riders to satisfy his hunger for a win. He charged to the top of the podium in Law Tigers’ Novice GTU class, and then he came back for a second helping in the Interstate Honda’s Novice GTO class! However, the main event for the weekend didn’t happen till Sunday.
The Colorado Powersports’ Open Superbike class features riders in contention for the overall championship, so it can often be a preview for the Race of the Rockies GTO class. But this week’s open class race was more of a thriller than a preview. Championship leader Ryan Burke went down in turn four, and it looked like he might not be able to put the championship away in the upcoming GTO race.
Other competitors were ready to take advantage of the crash, and get as many points as they could, but then Burke rode up on his Yamaha R1M. He was ready to race despite his earlier crash, and his hunger for glory wouldn’t be denied. Ryan Burke once again beat out his closest rivals and wrapped up the championship with a win!
What an exciting way to end a championship! But remember, the season isn’t over. The Law Tigers of Colorado want to remind you to check out the action on track. September 17-18 is the season finale, and there’s bound to be more thrills. You can also share your Colorado racing experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter, so stop by and share a post.