KWS TOOK MULTIPLE WINS AT THE WERA GRAND NATIONAL FINALS

CHARLESTON, SC (NOVEMBER 3, 2011) KWS Motorsports sponsored riders Tim Hunt, Jake Lewis, Scott Carpenter, Dan Crawford and Luie Zendejas won multiple races at the Road Atlanta WERA Grand National Finals on VP Racing Fuels’ MR12.

Fifteen-year old phenomenon Jake Lewis added the 600 Superbike National Championship as well as three regional Sportsman Championships to his list of achievements in 2011. Lewis already clinched both the 750 Superbike and 750 Superstock championships earlier in the year on his KWS Motorsports built Yamaha R6. Out of the four classes that Lewis competed in 2011, only the 600 Superstock title escaped his grasp. Jake came up just short of the title in a hard fought battle with Monster Energy Yamaha’s Garrett Gerloff. This was a break-out year for Jake. In total, Jake won 21 races, achieved, 31 podium finishes and won 6 out of seven championships.  

Tim Hunt won the Open Superstock National Championship on his KWS Suzuki GSX-R1000. Unfortunately the WERA Superbike race was decided before it started when both Hunt and his main competition for the championship, Tim Bemisderfer crashed in separate races on Saturday. Both riders sustained minor injuries, but they were enough that neither rider could compete. This meant the Open Superstock Championship fell into Hunt’s hands and the WERA Superbike Championship was conceded to Bemisderfer.  

KWS Motorsport’s Luie Zendejas switched to a GSX-R1000 Superbike for the last race of the season, while continuing to run the BMW S1000RR in Superstock. The new GSX-R helped him finished his first full season as an expert with three top five finishes and finished 4th in both the Open Superstock and WERA Superbike championships. In total, Zendejas finished the year with one win and five podium finishes in the WERA National series in 2011.

KWS Sponsored rider Scott Carpenter won his eighth Senior Superbike Championship on his KWS GSX-R1000. Scott won one race, scored one podium, and one top five at the GNF this year. In total, Scott won 26 races and achieved 13 podium finishes in various regional and national races in 2011.

Despite being hit by another rider in Friday practice, Dan Crawford achieved three podium finishes and won both the 750 Superbike and 750 Superstock Novice championships in his first year of racing.

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