Ara Race report RD 9
Final round Pikes Peek International Raceway



With the final round ending at Pikes Peek International raceway; and already having 2nd place overall locked down in Novice GTU, I didn’t feel as pressured as I normally am for the weekend. Going out on Saturday and winning both races (Novice GTU & GTO) and setting a class record in Novice GTO (59.231), I ending my season as well as I could have expected with such a mechanically challenged year. From blowing my transmission early in the season; to blowing my motor mid to late season. This year has definitely had its difficulties each round, but to overcome them each weekend is an accomplishment in itself to me.


Now that the season has come to an end the off-season will begin. The team plans to travel out of state to race with other clubs in warmer climates. Already setting my goals for next year with top 5 finishes in both Middleweight and Heavyweight superbike. Off-season racing will keep me mentally and physically ready for the 09 season.


I would like to thank everyone that made this such a successful Year!! To My Team Young Blood Racing and 187 Hand I couldn’t have had any success without the support of our team and the constant attention to my motorcycle from Ricky with 187 Hand, Rocky Mountain Kawasaki, Brothers BBQ and,, for the continued support throughout the season, it truly is priceless, Vanmar/Michelin Racing all year long you guys have been there for me; I hope you know I couldn’t have done anything without your help this season Mark, Faster Motorsports Bart, Brian, and Mike you guys have helped me continuously at and away from the race track; thank you for all the support this year, X-bam - Bree, all year starting with preseason you have been there for me; I know I couldn’t move as well as I do without your magic hands thanks for everything!!! Fellow racers Rick Grosse and Justin Meyer for some late night motor rebuilds!! The Sports Authority, Motorex Oil, Power Stands Racing, Vortex Racing, Motonation (Sidi Boots), Regina, Fuel clothing, Hot Bodies Racing, VP Fuel, and 12 VOLT Tavern – thank you for all the racing sponsorship and support through out the year. 



Thank you


Ara Maranian | MRA #469