LRRS Riders Compete in Daytona; Will Return to NHMS April 27-28
The field for the 78th Daytona 200 featured a diverse lineup of competitors from all over the world, including five riders who regularly compete at New Hampshire Motor Speedway as part of the Loudon Road Race Series.
Alexander Guilbeault (Litchfield, N.H.), Christopher Dove (Weymouth, Mass.), R. Scott Briody (Hannacroix, N.Y.), Tyler Wasserbauer (Fairfax, Vt.) and Daniel Weems (Abington, Mass.) all escaped the New England cold for 57 laps around Daytona International Speedway in sunny Florida, where they raced against 55 other riders from, not only the United States, but countries such as Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Hungary, The United Kingdom and Venezuela.
Wasserbauer finished 22nd , winning $1,500, while Guilbeault placed 42nd, Briody placed 46th and Weems placed 55th. Engine issues during Friday's qualifying prevented Dove from starting the race on Saturday.
"We had bike issues right from the start on Friday that resulted in us having to rent a bike to make the show," said Wasserbauer after completing his first Daytona 200. "We really struggled on the pit stops during the race because the rented bike did not have a quick fill gas tank, but we ran smooth consistent laps and ended up 22nd after the checkered flag. It was an awesome experience, and I'm looking forward to the LRRS season to begin."
The Loudon Road Race Series, which kicks off its 2019 season on April 27-28, features seven weekends of championship cup series motorcycle racing including the 96th annual Loudon Classic - the longest-running motorcycle race in the United States - on the 1.6-mile road course at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Over the years, LRRS has developed a reputation for having some of the closest and most intense racing on two wheels.
A strong commitment to rider training and development has contributed to the quality of the LRRS program. Penguin Roadracing School brings some of the most experienced coaches in the nation to NHMS to host classes for everyone from street riders to top pros before each LRRS event.
Tickets start at just $5 for juniors (ages 12-17) and $10 for adults and can be purchased at the Operations window at the Main Entrance at NHMS on the day of any LRRS event. Kids 11 and under are free with a paid adult. The ticket also includes entry to the MOAT Mountain Road Course Series, which puts Legends cars on the road course.
2019 Loudon Road Race Schedule:
- Round One: April 27-28
- Round Two: May 18-19
- Round Three: June 15-16 *96th Annual Loudon Classic.
- Round Four: July 27-28
- Round Five: August 17-18
- Round Six: September 14-15
- Round Seven: October 5-6
Check out the full results from all LRRS races: https://trackintel.com/ti/lrrs/ajax2014/results/index.html
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For ticket information for events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the June 8-16 Motorcycle Week at NHMS, the July 19-21 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the September 20-21 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.