Thursday, 11 October 2012
Tim Voyer won the 2012 Canadian VRRA (Vintage Road Racing Association www.vrra.ca) Period 2 Lightweight Championship. Well Done Tim!!
Tim. from North Bay Ontario has been classic and vintage road racing for several years and was previously sponsored by CMR in 2009 on a CMR Drixton Honda.
After taking over running the family automotive service garage in 2010, Tim took a sabbatical until late 2011. He returned to full-time racing in 2012 on several machines including the CMR Drixton Mk II.
As this update is being written, Tim is on his way to Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham Alabama, USA for the end-of-season Barber Vintage Festival. Tim is very keen to compete there for the first time as the track and facilities are really exceptional. The calibre of competition is also very high, with racers coming from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and many more from the US and Canada.
We know Tim will do his very best to make us proud.
Great rider, and superbly handling CMR machines, a winning combination. Watch for CMR-sponsored Tim Voyer in 2013 riding CMR Racing Products at Canadian VRRA and USA AHRMA, AMA and WERA events
To see more photos of Tim on the bike, and the frame being assembled visit CMR Racing Products Inc. on Facebook follow this link http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?et=a.370869912990814.86243.193255257418948&type=1
Watch these 2012 videos of Tim in action on the bike.
Also, visit the CMR Racing Products Inc. website at www.cmrracingproducts.com.
|Mick on his CMR Drixton Yamaha 750 twin at Mosport|
Ex-pat Brit racer Mick and his partner Natalie were dealt a heavy blow early in the 2012 racing season when they learned that Natalie's father was very ill back home in the UK. He has since passed away and CMR extends to Mick, Natalie and their family our sincere condolences.
Naturally Mick was unable to compete with his CMR Drixton Yamaha this season but according to an email recently received, he was going through the Drixton ready for the 2013 race season.
CMR has been sponsoring Mick Vaclavik of Ontario, Canada since the beginning of 2011. The company supplied Mick with a very trick Drixton frame/swing-arm/gas tank kit for his Yamaha XS650 engine fitted with a 750 big-bore kit. He had a great season at events throughout North America in 2011. Mick will be a rider to watch in 2013.
Denis selected Mick for CMR sponsorship because of the potential he saw in this rider. Toivo Madrus, a good friend of Denis' who had been helping Mick with engine modifications, suggested CMR sponsor Mick. In 2011 Mick won the Canadian VRRA (Vintage Road Racing Association) Period II and III Championships.
Mick was running very strongly in 2009 and 2010 on his stock-framed Yamaha XS750, but had been finishing in the middle of the pack despite riding extremely well. Mick thought that the Yamaha's handling was an issue; Denis believed that a CMR Drixton frame kit could realize Mick's podium potential. So CMR Racing Products reworked the very popular and successful Drixton design and produced a frame to accommodate Mick's own wheels, brakes and forks. CMR built the the high-level exhaust system which Mick preferred for his riding style.
And the results proved Denis, Toivo and Mick right. At Louden New Hampshire in May 2011, Mick finished near the front in his first race on the new CMR Drixton Yamaha 750 twin - despite riding this very technical track for the first time. Mick couldn't stop talking about how well the bike handled. At every event Mick entered throughout 2011, he ended up close to or on the podium, except for an incident at Mid-Ohio where he crashed (low-sided) and escaped relatively unscathed. And this, with an engine basically stock except for the larger capacity.
Denis had worked with Works Performance Shocks ( www.worksperformance.com) of California on many projects during 2011 and their senior engineer Pierre Vaillancourt produced the twin rear shocks to assist with the handling package for Mick's bike. Mick reports that the bike handles extremely well on all tracks and surfaces. As he says "I can put the bike anywhere I want and it's happy to go there". The CMR Drixton is a predictable and reliably handling bike - and the results prove it.
At Mid-Ohio Mick was staying with 4-cylinder 750's with lots more horsepower - what he lost on the straightaways he made up for in the corners due to the superb handling of the CMR framed bike. Mick rode Louden, Mid-Ohio, Barber, and VRRA's Mosport, Shannonville and St. Eustache events in 2011. He set several track records in his class. In his first year of CMR sponsorship Mick captured the VRRA Period II Heavyweight Championship and Period III Middleweight Championship on his CMR framed machine. Mick's goals for the 2012 season are to pair the superior handling of the CMR Drixton with a more powerful XS750 twin engine to enable him to outrun the horsepower of the four-cylinder engined bikes.
Great rider, superbly handling CMR machine. A winning combination! Watch for Mick, #75, in 2013 at Canadian VRRA and U.S.A. AHMRA, AMA and WERA events.
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Also, visit the CMR Racing Products Inc. website at www.cmrracingproducts.com