Herrin Grabs the Holeshot

During a weekend off from his AMA Superbike duties, Josh Herrin (8) won SEMRA’s Supermoto class in his first attempt at round two, hosted by Middle Georgia Kart Track in Dublin, Georgia. Herrin grabbed the holeshot on his Graves Yamaha YZ450F and led the race from start to finish. Close behind Herrin was Supermoto season points leader Ben Robinson, and rounding out the podium was another Herrin, Josh’s little brother Zack.

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During a weekend off from his AMA Superbike duties, Josh Herrin (8) won SEMRA’s Supermoto class in his first attempt at round two, hosted by Middle Georgia Kart Track in Dublin, Georgia.  Herrin grabbed the holeshot on his Graves Yamaha YZ450F and led the race from start to finish.

Herrin showed that he had practiced at this track by setting the fastest lap time of the event at a blazing 31.7 seconds. Close behind Herrin was Supermoto season points leader Ben Robinson, and rounding out the podium was another Herrin, Josh’s little brother Zack.  With only a couple of years’ riding experience, the younger Herrin looked especially fast.

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In typical SEMRA fashion, the Thumpstar/Motul Spec class was humongous. The class was so large that the Lightweight and Heavyweight divisions were split and run at separate times. In Spec Lightweight, SEMRA regular Nate McDonald just squeaked by Walter Ferreyra with a 0.351-second gap for the win. In the Heavyweight division, title favorite Bob Henderson was back in action after suffering a broken hand at the first SEMRA round. This class proved to be one of the best races of the day, with the riders in the first through fourth positions dicing back and forth until the finish. In the end, Rob McClendon beat out Stason Tyrell for first by just fourteen-thousandths of a second. Directly behind Tyrell were Henderson in third and John Hasley in fourth.

The return of Carlo Gagliardo and his wickedly fast Honda CRF150R in Thumper 150 action meant that most riders were relegated to a fight for second place. This was especially the case in the T150 main event, in which Gagliardo smoked the rest of the field and easily won. This class also contained one of the most interesting rides of the weekend, Walter Ferreyra’s 185cc air-cooled supermini on 10-inch wheels. Ferreyra was regularly backing the bike into the corners and proved once and for all that a budget bike can compete with the high-dollar CRF150Rs.

In the Kids Novice A class, it was yet another Herrin who dominated the field. This time it turned out to be Josh’s other younger brother, Gavin, who rode the wheels off his bike for a convincing win. Rounding out the podium were Caleb Smith and Josh Jovi.

With only two rounds completed, now is the time to experience SEMRA’s brand of fun, family-orientated and inexpensive mini road racing. For riders from 8 to 80 years old, SEMRA can provide all of the thrills of racing a full-sized motorcycle at small-bike prices. Don’t let the small size of the motorcycles fool you: The riders are fast and the competition is fierce. For more information on the madness SEMRA calls mini road racing, check out www.semra.org.

Results

KIDS NOV A: 1. Gavin Herrin (Yamaha); 2. Caleb Smith (KTM); 3. Josh Jovi (KTM); 4. Caitlin Harrelson (Honda); 5. Chris Walker (Honda).

KIDS NOV B: 1. Dylan Kelly (KTM); 2. Michael Wilson (KTM); 3. Preston Kling (Cob).

KIDS EX: 1. Palmer Kling (Cob); 2. Dylan Kelly (Honda); 3. Gavin Herrin (Yamaha); 4. Gavin Elstad (Honda); 5. Josh Jovi (Honda).

KIDS SPEC: 1. Michael Wilson (Thump); 2. Preston Kling (Cob); 3. Zachary Larkby (KTM).

S/MINI: 1. Carlo Gagliardo (Honda); 2. Grant Singley (Honda); 3. Jose Henao (Honda); 4. Walter Ferreyra (Thu); 5. Michael May (Honda).

S/MOTO: 1. Josh Herrin (Yamaha); 2. Ben Robinson (Honda); 3. Zack Herrin (Yamaha); 4. Jose Henao (Honda); 5. Justin Smith (Honda).

F-1: 1. Bob Henderson; 2. Nate McDonald (Kawasaki); 3. David Thomas (Honda); 4. Nigel Smith (Honda).

F-2: 1. Carlo Gagliardo (Honda); 2. Nate McDonald (Kawasaki); 3. Palmer Kling (Cob); 4. Bob Henderson (Thu); 5. Richard Miller (Honda).

GP 85: 1. Kenneth Fischer (Honda); 2. Walter Ferreyra (Thu); 3. Palmer Kling (Cob); 4. Courtney Grey (Honda); 5. Nate McDonald (Kawasaki).

THUMPER 136: 1. Carlo Gagliardo (Honda); 2. Bob Henderson (Thu); 3. Chip Larkby (Honda); 4. David Thomas (Honda); 5. Mark Theberge (Thu).

THUMPER 150: 1. Carlo Gagliardo (Honda); 2. Grant Singley (Honda); 3. Rob McClendon (Honda); 4. Walter Ferreyra (Thu); 5. Jose Henao (Honda).

SPEC L/W: 1. Nate McDonald (Thu); 2. Walter Ferreyra (Thu); 3. David Clark (Thu); 4. Mark Theberge (Thu); 5. Kenneth Fischer (Thu).

SPEC H/W: 1. Rob McClendon (Thu); 2. Stason Tyrrell (Thu); 3. Bob Henderson (Thu); 4. John Hasley (Thump); 5. Chad Walton (Thu).

ADULT NOV: 1. Gavin Herrin (Yamaha); 2. Nick Kosan (Honda); 3. Chris Warner (Honda); 4. Chris Kosan (Honda); 5. Paul Shickey (Honda).

In typical SEMRA fashion, the Thumpstar/Motul Spec class was humongous. The class was so large that the Lightweight and Heavyweight divisions were split and run at separate times. In Spec Lightweight, SEMRA regular Nate McDonald just squeaked by Walter Ferreyra with a 0.351-second gap for the win. In the Heavyweight division, title favorite Bob Henderson was back in action after suffering a broken hand at the first SEMRA round. This class proved to be one of the best races of the day, with the riders in the first through fourth positions dicing back and forth until the finish. In the end, Rob McClendon beat out Stason Tyrell for first by just fourteen-thousandths of a second. Directly behind Tyrell were Henderson in third and John Hasley in fourth.

The return of Carlo Gagliardo and his wickedly fast Honda CRF150R in Thumper 150 action meant that most riders were relegated to a fight for second place. This was especially the case in the T150 main event, in which Gagliardo smoked the rest of the field and easily won. This class also contained one of the most interesting rides of the weekend, Walter Ferreyra’s 185cc air-cooled supermini on 10-inch wheels. Ferreyra was regularly backing the bike into the corners and proved once and for all that a budget bike can compete with the high-dollar CRF150Rs.

In the Kids Novice A class, it was yet another Herrin who dominated the field. This time it turned out to be Josh’s other younger brother, Gavin, who rode the wheels off his bike for a convincing win. Rounding out the podium were Caleb Smith and Josh Jovi.

With only two rounds completed, now is the time to experience SEMRA’s brand of fun, family-orientated and inexpensive mini road racing. For riders from 8 to 80 years old, SEMRA can provide all of the thrills of racing a full-sized motorcycle at small-bike prices. Don’t let the small size of the motorcycles fool you: The riders are fast and the competition is fierce. For more information on the madness SEMRA calls mini road racing, check out www.semra.org.

Results

KIDS NOV A: 1. Gavin Herrin (Yamaha); 2. Caleb Smith (KTM); 3. Josh Jovi (KTM); 4. Caitlin Harrelson (Honda); 5. Chris Walker (Honda).

KIDS NOV B: 1. Dylan Kelly (KTM); 2. Michael Wilson (KTM); 3. Preston Kling (Cob).

KIDS EX: 1. Palmer Kling (Cob); 2. Dylan Kelly (Honda); 3. Gavin Herrin (Yamaha); 4. Gavin Elstad (Honda); 5. Josh Jovi (Honda).

KIDS SPEC: 1. Michael Wilson (Thump); 2. Preston Kling (Cob); 3. Zachary Larkby (KTM).

S/MINI: 1. Carlo Gagliardo (Honda); 2. Grant Singley (Honda); 3. Jose Henao (Honda); 4. Walter Ferreyra (Thu); 5. Michael May (Honda).

S/MOTO: 1. Josh Herrin (Yamaha); 2. Ben Robinson (Honda); 3. Zack Herrin (Yamaha); 4. Jose Henao (Honda); 5. Justin Smith (Honda).

F-1: 1. Bob Henderson; 2. Nate McDonald (Kawasaki); 3. David Thomas (Honda); 4. Nigel Smith (Honda).

F-2: 1. Carlo Gagliardo (Honda); 2. Nate McDonald (Kawasaki); 3. Palmer Kling (Cob); 4. Bob Henderson (Thu); 5. Richard Miller (Honda).

GP 85: 1. Kenneth Fischer (Honda); 2. Walter Ferreyra (Thu); 3. Palmer Kling (Cob); 4. Courtney Grey (Honda); 5. Nate McDonald (Kawasaki).

THUMPER 136: 1. Carlo Gagliardo (Honda); 2. Bob Henderson (Thu); 3. Chip Larkby (Honda); 4. David Thomas (Honda); 5. Mark Theberge (Thu).

THUMPER 150: 1. Carlo Gagliardo (Honda); 2. Grant Singley (Honda); 3. Rob McClendon (Honda); 4. Walter Ferreyra (Thu); 5. Jose Henao (Honda).

SPEC L/W: 1. Nate McDonald (Thu); 2. Walter Ferreyra (Thu); 3. David Clark (Thu); 4. Mark Theberge (Thu); 5. Kenneth Fischer (Thu).

SPEC H/W: 1. Rob McClendon (Thu); 2. Stason Tyrrell (Thu); 3. Bob Henderson (Thu); 4. John Hasley (Thump); 5. Chad Walton (Thu).

ADULT NOV: 1. Gavin Herrin (Yamaha); 2. Nick Kosan (Honda); 3. Chris Warner (Honda); 4. Chris Kosan (Honda); 5. Paul Shickey (Honda).

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