TEAM OWNER: Russell Masecar
TEAM SCORER: Jennifer Pruitt
RIDERS: Scott Harwell, Russell Masecar
CLASS: WERA NATIONAL ENDURANCE - Heavyweight Superbike
BIKE: 1997 SUZUKI GSXR750 (COMPETITION #4)

SPONSORS: PIRELLI racing tires, MAXIMA racing lubricants, TSUBAKI racing chains, MICRON exhausts & jet kits, DP BRAKES sintered brake pads, BARNETT clutch kits, GP COMPOSITES bodywork, LOCKHART PHILLIPS accessories, and PBI sprockets.

Points Standing after Round 5
Round 2 (Memphis, TN) race recap

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On the podium with a 2nd place overall finish at Grattan
(after leading for the last hour and a half, the Tapeworks Racing GSXR750 was overtaken by the Semoff Bros. Racing R1 on the last lap)


Scott Harwell "On The Gas"


OVERALL POINTS STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 5
(TOP 10 ONLY)

 

POSITION TEAM NAME (BIKE NUMBER) POINTS

 

1 SEMOFF BROS. RACING (#22) 467.76

2 FIRESTORM RACING (#27) 453.50

3 ARCLIGHT RACING (#2) 447.69

4 1-800-CROTCH ROCKET (#21) 385.30

5 TKO RACING (#5) 374.94

6 ARMY OF DARKNESS (#99) 350.90

7 TEAM SHARKSKINZ RACING (#8) 343.07

8 TAPEWORKS RACING (#4) 337.68

9 TEAM TWISTER (#44) 335.39

10 TEAM TEN 40 RACING (#6) 334.78

 

 

 

CLASS POINTS STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 5
(HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBIKE)

 

POSITION TEAM NAME (BIKE NUMBER) POINTS

 

1 ARCLIGHT RACING (#2) 522.69

2 ROSWELL RACING (#10) 450.20

3 TAPEWORKS RACING (#4) 449.68

4 TBA RACING (#53) 279.46

5 TEAM MR RACING (#102) 274.28

6 PENN STATE (#170) 256.18

7 MCGEE MOTOR SPORTS (#222) 175.49


Round 2 Memphis,TN
Race Recap April 27, 1998

We knew we needed to run the "A" bike at Memphis since 3 of the top teams decided to show up for round 2 with Yamaha's latest superfast sportbike, the yzf1000"R1". The Yamaha's were fast in practice but we were not too concerned since we knew our strategy was sound and the yamaha's were unproven.

The race started off just as planned. Scott started (as usual) and settled into a comfortable pace running in 4th or 5th place overall. We were on a 3 pit-stop strategy, planning to pit every 1.5 hours with a planned rear tire change at the 3-hour mark.

About 40 minutes into the race, the red flag was brought out to stop the race since somebody's motor blew and oiled part of the track. I happened to be in the scoring tent at the time, checking on our main competition, and raced back to the pits to confer with Scott on how things were going on the track. Well, to my suprise, Scott wasn't in the pits when I got there. Unfortunatly, the "A" bike was the culprit whose engine had expired.

We had completed 32 laps on the "A" bike and were faced with the decision of swapping motors from the "B" bike to the "A" bike so as not to lose the 32 laps, or forfeit the 32 laps and resume the race on the "B" bike 32 laps behind the leaders. We would have lost at least 40 minutes swapping motors so we entered the "B" bike and tried to salvage as many championship points as possible by completing the 5 hours remaining in the race.

We finished 22nd overall (3rd in class), exactly 32 laps down to the winner.

Thankfully, no one crashed in our oil and Scott didn't crash when the motor blew. As they say - "That's Racing". We anticipate a strong rebound in Atlanta for round 3 on may 16th.