Casas racing in Alabama this weekend
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Peterborough’s Tomas Casas, the 2017 Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike Canadian national champion, was busy packing on Monday night, getting ready to head to fellow pro racer Kenny Riedmann’s place first thing, Tuesday morning.
ThepairareheadedsouthtoBarber Motorsport Park, Alabama, for the final round of the 2017 MotoAmerica National Championship this weekend.
This will be the first career start for Casas on the U.S. tour.
Officially called the Honda Championship of Alabama presentedbyGenuineBroasterChicken, the event is the 10th and final round of the MotoAmerica Championship and will include two events for three Mopar CSBK Canadian National stars.
“I’m heading down with Kenny, he’s going to ride in the Bazzaz Superstock 1000 class,” confirmed the 18-year-old third year pro Casas from his home in Peterborough, prior to departing.
“Mitch (Card, the chief rival for Casas in 2017) is also going to race in Superstock 1000, too, and I’m riding the Superstock 600 class with the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 I used in Canada for most of the season.”
“This will be a big step, my first race in the States,” Casas said. “I’m really excited to get out there, to see what it’s all about. Sandy Noce from Dunlop said that the track is a little like Calabogie, a track with technical corners and not too much in terms of straight-aways. I’ve been watching videos to learn the track; mentally, I think I have it fairly sorted out but that’s not the same as racing on the bikes.”
Casas will be joining the second middleweight category in the MotoAmerica Series, the Superstock class run in conjunction with the Supersport division, also for 600cc class machinery. Currently, Braeden Ortt of Calgary is the only Canadian who contests the Superstock series as a regular. Earlier this season, 17-year-old Ortt won a round at Sears Point, Ca.
Joining Casas by air at the venue will be his father Julio, as well as former Casas teammate and frontrunning national Superbike privateer Franklyn Dominguez. This duo will work in the pit lane for Casas during his on-track sessions around Barber’s 17-turn, 2.3-milelong layout.