Shane Turpin Wins Second US Round of eRoadRacing (w/video)
The second round of the eRoadRacing championship series, held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last Sunday, was won by Shane Turpin on a Brammo Empulse RR.
Last time out, Turpin didn’t finish the eRoadRacing event. But this time, Turpin grabbed pole position and set a lap record.
Second place went to Eric Bostrom, also on a Brammo Empulse RR and third was grabbed by Zero S rider Kenyon Kluge.
In total, eight bikes attended this event (four on Zero S, two on Brammo Empulse TTX and two on Empulse RR prototypes ).
Interestingly, the Zero S motorcycles were faster than the Empluse TTX. Both bikes are stock with some minor modifications.
Full results can be found below.
Leaders posts after the race:
SHANE TURPIN (No. 14 Icon Brammo Brammo Empulse RR, winner): “I got a little bit of a lead, and all I could think about was, ”Man, just keep it, maintain and keep it steady,’ and I kept looking over my shoulder to see where (runner-up Eric Bostrom) was. I just wanted to finish this time. Laguna Seca kind of bit me, and the bike shut off. We maintained a good lead and brought it home. It was very exciting. I was hammer down. All of us are like that. We just want to win. The bottom line with the Brammo team is incredible. Anything I ask them to do – bike, setup. anything – they fix it. We have just been jelling very well, and obviously it shows.”
ERIC BOSTROM (No. 32 Icon Brammo Brammo Empulse RR, second): “Shane (Turpin) showed up fast, and neither of us had a real lot of laps around this track. The bike was really fast, 160-plus (mph) on the front straight. I got through the turns well, but I wasn’t able to get comfortable here. We took a little gamble in our setup for the race. Shane had us beat from the time we hit the asphalt. The team did a fantastic job; we didn’t have a hiccup all week long.” (About historical impact of race): “This is the place that bears the name Gasoline Alley, so it’s kind of ironic that we’re running around on batteries. It’s an incredible place for this team to be here at such a famous circuit and perform in front of the same crowd that they have for MotoGP and race cars here. It was incredible. My first lap down the frontstraight, I was just filled with emotion: Wow! I’m racing in the king’s quarters.”
KENYON KLUGE (No. 96 K Squared Racing Zero S, third): “I was third place overall but first place in the eSuperStock division. All the other bikes (except first and second place) out here were stock bikes with minimal changes, just bodywork, throw $1,000 into it after taking it off the showroom floor. We think it is really historic to be able to race a bike that the average buyer could go out and buy and do the same times we’re doing. This was my first time here at the course, so I had to learn it. It was a little tricky, some of the tight switchbacks combined with the long straightaway. I think I got into the flow of it in the race.”