Narbonne, Gloddy, Greenwood and Beam Were the Big Names in LRRS this Weekend
Motorcycle Week 2018 wrapped up with round three of the Loudon Road Race Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which was highlighted by the Supermoto Event on Friday and the 95th annual Loudon Classic on Saturday. More than 220 riders from all over New England and beyond raced on the asphalt/dirt track for 3 races on Friday and the 1.6-mile road course for 29 races throughout the entire weekend.
Shane Narbonne, the 28-year-old veteran rider from Tyngsboro, Mass., was victorious during the weekend with two first place finishes including the Supermoto Open on Friday before being crowned the "King of the Classic" on Saturday. He also took second place in the Unlimited Grand Prix on Saturday.
"I started riding here when I was 11 years old," said Narbonne. "I just ride anything with two wheels. I used to race in the Supermoto, dirt tracks and road racing, and it's just nice to come over here, relax and hit some fun jumps."
Newcomer Benjamin Gloddy took third in the Supermoto Lites and first in the Supermoto Super Mini on Friday.
"Those bikes are a lot of fun," said 13-year-old Gloddy. "They're kind of hard to ride, but they're perfect for this track. Everyone that helped me set the bike up did a great job."
The LRRS Supermoto event took place in the S3 lot on a specially-designed track that combined asphalt and dirt.
"The track was awesome," said Trevor Chiappisi, who took second place in the Supermoto Open. "It was actually really fun and not too challenging with a lot of big jumps. It had good grip, and it was great for spectating."
Scott Greenwood and Ian Beam racked up eight first place finishes and three second place finishes between the both of them.
Greenwood came out on top in the GTU on Friday, the MW Formula 40 on Saturday and the HW Superbike, MW Supersport and the MW Superbike on Sunday. He took second place in the Loudon Classic MW Grand Prix on Saturday behind Narbonne.
"Shane's a heck of a rider," said Greenwood. "It doesn't matter what disciple of motorcycle riding - flat track, supermoto, road race - when he gets on something, he's going to be going 100 percent. He really is a skilled rider, and we'll definitely take credit for helping him on the road race side."
Beam stood at the top of the podium once each day, with a first place finish in the Amateur HW Supersport on Friday, the Loudon Classic Amateur MW Grand Prix on Saturday and the Amateur HW Superbike on Sunday. He also took second place in the Amateur MW Supersport and the Amateur MW Superbike on Sunday.
Round four of the Loudon Road Race Series returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway July 7-8.
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