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Arango is the big winner at Homestead.

Alex Arango (103) leads Eric Wood (5), and Gabriel DaSilva (4) at
Homestead-Miami Speedway. Photo by Lisa Theobald, courtesy ASRA/CCS.

ASRA/CCS Season Finale Kicks off New Ownership

ASRA/CCS Florida Region

Homestead-Miami Speedway

December 3-4, 2022 

by Lisa Theobald

The ASRA/CCS 2022 Season Finale event took place at Homestead-Miami
Speedway as the premier race event for the organization’s new owners. 
Much of the existing schedule remained intact with a few adjustments,
including the addition of “Dash For Cash” races paying down to fifth
place. New to the series, an online registration process was
implemented for the final round and included paperless tech and
contingency forms. Live, online grid, timing, and results features were
added to the www.asra.com website and an app for mobile devices is
expected to be in place for the start of the 2023 season.

The weekend schedule started with perfect weather and three practice
groups on track Saturday morning until lunch break, with three 25-minute
GT races kicking off the afternoon schedule of racing, followed by five
seven-lap sprint races. The Sunday schedule also included several
rounds of practice until the lunch break with the remaining thirteen
seven-lap sprint races with the cash-paying GP classes concluding the
action-packed weekend.

Alex Arango was the winningest racer of the weekend with six first-place
finishes, which included wins in both the Unlimited GP and 300 GP Dash
for Cash classes. Arango was an early leader in all of his races during
the event and the hotly contested Unlimited GP was no exception. Arango
led the first lap of the race with Eric Wood and Gabriel DaSilva in hot
pursuit. The top three each held down the front spot as they continued
to battle for the checkered flag for all seven laps of the race. 
DaSilva’s lead was thwarted by a false neutral and Arango was able to
reclaim the front spot to take the final victory of the day with the top
three finishing the race in the same order as lap one.

The event brought all three of the Silva brothers together to compete
and even finish the GTU with all three on the podium. Lucas Silva
finished first with Fernando Silva second, and Bruno Silva in third.
Lucas Silva took home the cash for this class, and Edward Sullivan was
the fourth Dash for Cash winner with his first-place finish in the
Lightweight GP race.

The newly reformed ASRA/CCS will move forward with additional changes
being implemented off season to include new classes that reflect FIM
class structures, fully digital race registration, mobile check-in and
contingency reporting, social media support for real-time access to
grids, results, and other information. The first race of the 2023
season is scheduled to take place at Carolina Motorsports Park April
15-16th, 2023 for the Atlantic, Florida, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast
regions, and will include the AMA Sanctioned ASRA Team Challenge Series
Presented by Michelin Tires.

Full race results are available online at: 
https://www.asraracing.com/results/
https://www.asraracing.com/results/. Additional information about the
series including the 2023 season schedule, press releases, series
updates, and rider profiles will be available on the new website at:
www.asraracing.com.

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