From a Press Release in Roadracingworld.com
Gauge Rees Takes Win at WERA Miller Round
(Tooele UT) After 2 days of battle in the high desert heat of Utah, 14-year-old Gauge Rees brought his Trackstar Racing / Heatshrink.com Yamaha R6 home on top of the box in the Utah Sportbike Association Moto 2 race. The win also put him in the points lead for the Class Championship.
“It was a fun race, we started behind 6 rows of Heavyweights and thought that would change the outcome,” said Rees. “Ryan Richardson and I plowed through those guys by Turn 5 on the first lap and I put my head down and went to work. I swapped the lead a couple of times and on Lap 3 I pulled ahead and led the rest of the race. I was really excited that my 2 teammates, Ryan Richardson and Josh Smith, took 2nd and 3rd for a Team Trackstar sweep.”
Rees was also able to secure a 3rd in WERA National Challenge C Superstock and a 2nd in WERA National Challenge C Superbike on the same day.
“It was a tough weekend.” said Kelly Rees, Team Owner and Tuner. “We chased set-up on Saturday, the practice sessions were short and we were only getting 2 or 3 fast laps in so we were making big changes to see where we needed to go. On Sunday I made some changes on hot pit between a back to back race and suddenly we were putting the bike on the podium. It was fun to watch.”
Trackstar and Gauge would like to thank their Sponsors for their support. Heatshrink.com, Rickdiculous Racing, Champion Spark Plugs, Shoei Helmets, Spidi, Western Powersports, Arrow, Speedmob, Spectro, Jeff Stern and Fastline Performance, Dunlop Tires, Vortex Racing, Venhill Brake Lines, Apex Trackdays, PopShadow Decals, Dana Wilson and Mark Reo. Also their friends and family who support their effort.
Trackstar Racing is a full service motorcycle shop located in West Haven, Utah.