Kelsey goes seven for seven
July 27, 2013
Georgetown, Texas rider Danny S. Kelsey posted 7 critical wins during the seventh round of the CMRA Sprint Championship series hosted at Texas World Speedway in College Station, Texas. The event concluded the most grueling schedule the team has had to ever undertake with the event being the 6th event over the last 10 weeks.
Although the team normally uses Fridays to setup the team’s Pirelli shod GSXR-750 and GSXR-1000 during Lone Star Track Day events, Kelsey would only get 8 laps on Friday as he was receiving a top performance award at his “day job” with Performance Facility Controls during a sales conference in Houston, Texas. Regardless, Kelsey was able to get to the track by 3:00 and got to put in a few laps and post a 1:45.2 after 4 laps of practice. This was a very promising sign as the team was deploying the first significant upgrades to the Dynojet and M4 exhaust equipped GSXR-1000 as a result of data gained during the Mid-Ohio and Barber AMA Pro events.
With limited track time on Friday, Kelsey decided to use the Solo 30 and Team 60 events held Saturday to ensure the performance of the team’s Suzuki motorcycles would be up to the challenge of the CMRA sprint competition on Sunday. The Solo 30 race was a solid win with Kelsey posting a 1:44.534 during the event on his GSXR-1000. Kelsey then was awarded his second win for Saturday’s events during the Team 60 event as he rode his GSXR-750 and posted the fastest lap of the race with a 1:46.994 despite using a Pirelli SC2 Diablo Supercorsa front tire with over 50 laps on it prior to the race.
Crew Chief Marcus McBain and Kelsey reviewed the data gained on Saturday and made some more changes on the GSXR-1000 to ensure maximum performance. After the brief Sunday morning practice sessions, Kelsey prepared for Breast Cancer Research Awareness Formula One qualifying. The RPSRaceTeam.com rider wasted no time getting to business and posted the fastest lap of the weekend with a 1:43.369 on the second lap of qualifying.
Kelsey proceeded to take wins in B Superstock, A Superstock, Breast Cancer Research Awareness Formula One race, and B Superbike. This marked 30 consecutive Sunday wins for Kelsey which really underscores the amazing season he is having.
Danny Kelsey – Lead Rider
“It has been a lot of fun this run the last couple of months, but I am really looking forward to being home for a few weeks. I am ready to spend time at home with my wife and daughter without any racing. I am very thankful to all of our sponsors and supporters. After Formula One Qualifying Sunday morning, Marcus and I talked about the rest of the day and we agreed let’s just finish Sunday with no mistakes. We are all tired and need some rest. It is nice though to be able to still perform the way we have despite the tremendous amount of travel, work, and stress over the last couple of months.”
Marcus McBain – Crew Chief
“I am really proud of Danny and what he has accomplished. In the last 10 weeks, Danny has become a father, rode at 6 events where he did at least 100 laps each weekend, and he also has a “real job” where he also is a top performer. To be able to perform at the level he has with that much in his life really should show how great of a rider he is. We are all looking forward to a week or two away from the track, but I am sure that we will be fired up for the next race and ready to go racing within a few days!”
The team thanks KMC Controls, Dynojet, Pirelli, JRi Shocks, GP Suspension, Silkolene, M4 Exhausts, RS-Taichi Apparel, Moto Liberty, South Central Race Center, Motopia, DP Brakes, K’s Motorsports, Lone Star Track Days, Racing Engine Services, Hotbodies Racing, WRW Racing, Shoei Helmets, and Raceworx for their tremendous Support. Danny Kelsey and RPSRaceTeam.com will be back in action August 24-25 at Motorsport Ranch in Cresson, Texas.