Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Championship Cup Series Motorcycle Racing Finale

It was another weekend of championships at Homestead-Miami Speedway, as the speed machines went from four wheels to two, and the Championship Cup Series (CCS) Motorcycle racing finished out the 2014 season.

Racing at tracks along the east coast from New Hampshire to Homestead-Miami Speedway, CCS has a season nearly as long as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Beginning at Homestead-Miami Speedway in February, the season has more than 29 race weekends before the finale heads back to South Florida in December for the championship races.
More than 500 riders participated in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway this past weekend, with 32 of the 45 classes deciding their champions. In the Expert GTO class, Boca Raton’s Stefano Mesa took home the gold medal aboard a Suzuki 1000. South Florida natives also took places 2-5 in the Expert GTO class, with Sean Dwyer from Palm Beach Gardens placing second, Bruno Silva from Miami placing third, Armando Ferrer from Tamarac placing fourth and Felipe MacLean from Miami placing fifth.

Miami’s own Ryan Cabrera also took the title in the Amateur SuperSport Unlimited race aboard a Suzuki 600 winning by only 0.295 seconds. Greg Metka, a Tampa native, took the title in the Expert SuperBike Heavyweight title aboard a Yamaha 600.

The Championship Cup Series will take a break for the holidays, with the 2015 season beginning right back at Homestead-Miami Speedway February 14-15. 

Below: #37 Stefano Mesa leading #9 Sean Dwyer and #1 Bruno Silva through turn six during the first race of the day (Expert GTO)

These three riders were also on the podium for the final race of the day, the Unlimited Grand Prix (Shootout).

Photo Credit: Lisa Theoblad