Double Wins & Pole At Homestead For Celtic Racing's Rispoli

NEWS September 23, 2012

Double Wins & Pole At Homestead For Celtic Racing's Rispoli

Photo by Andrea Wilson

Courtesy of Celtic Orient Express Racing:

(September 24, 2012) - Celtic Racing's James Rispoli secured Pole Position and two race wins this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway aboard his #1 Celtic Orient Express Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600. With just one race remaining in two weeks time, the entire team got a great boost of energy and enthusiasm from the strong results. Rispoli battled hard in both races at the front of the pack and led many laps in dominating fashion. Rispoli's teammate Corey Alexander took sixth position in qualifying on his #5 National Guard Fairhills Group Suzuki GSX-R 600, with less than a second separating the top ten riders. Alexander would go on to take a strong fifth place finish on Saturday and an eighth place finish on Sunday, when a red flag and then a weather delay cut short the race to only ten laps.

Rispoli did not add any points to his AMA Pro SuperSport West Championship this weekend, and maintains his 60 point advantage over second place in the series as the season closes at New Orleans in two weeks. Alexander gained valuable points at Homestead-Miami where AMA Pro SuperSport East Championship points were paid, and has been able to maintain his fifth place position. The 12th and final round of the 2012 AMA Pro RoadRacing season is in less than two weeks time at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 5-7, 2012.

Rispoli stated happily that "it was a great weekend! We got our first double in the books. Not exactly the way I would have wanted to win on Sunday but we haven't had the best luck with red flags, so I guess it was our turn to get a win on a shortened race. My Celtic Orient Express GSX-R 600 was so good this weekend - my crew made it so easy to ride, the K-Tech Suspension was working great! I finally was able to get a win with a nice margin of victory. This was a great pair of wins, it feels so good and I'm so happy my family and friends could come out this weekend to watch." James Rispoli would like to thank all of his sponsors: AGV Helmets, Dainese Leathers, Defy All Odds Apparel, Monster Energy, and Techmount for their support.

Corey Alexander is due for more good results, and looks forward to the next event to end the season on high note, "this weekend didn't go as well as I wished. We struggled to find a good setup to be able to push forward. My crew worked hard to try and get it figured out but with limited track time due to the weather, we couldn't get it done. We will give it another go at NOLA. Thanks to everyone supporting us, and my sponsors Fairhills Group, Hudson Valley Motorcycles, Spidi Leathers, XPD Boots and Arai Helmets."

Both Celtic Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600's showcase the best in road racing technology. Product support for both machines comes from: Michael Jordan Motorsports, American Suzuki, Armor Bodies, Chicken Hawk Racing, DesignStar3, Dynojet, FMF Racing, Full Spectrum Power, Hudson Valley Racing, Galfer Brakes, GB Racing, K-Tech Suspension, Maxima Oils, Motion Pro, Pit Bull, Riviera Country Club, Saddlemen, Star Motorcycle School, Vortex Racing, and Zero Gravity.

Celtic Racing was established in 2001 by Barry Gilsenan, and over the past 11 seasons has established itself as a premier privateer racing team. Development of riding talent began with two-stroke 125cc, and 250cc machines competing in professional and regional championship events. More recent Celtic Racing efforts have focused on AMA Pro Road Racing in the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike and AMA Pro SuperSport classes with Ducati, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha four stroke motorcycles. Gilsenan's talent for coaching racers of all ages and abilities has brought Celtic Racing worldwide attention and recognition, with many former Celtic Racing riders now competing on World Championship levels. Please join Celtic Racing on Facebook:


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