RACING RESUMES: Crossing the line with impressive results

Ron Mears

Who Is This Guy?
A purple 1973 Yamaha DT100 Enduro: that was the spark that ignited Ron Mears' lifelong motorcycle passion. Since that first bike at age 13, to his current stable of race and street machines, Ron has rarely been without a motorcycle. From cruisers to crotch rockets, road to dirt, his enthusiasm for motorsports has only grown stronger through the years. 

HIGHLIGHTS
2017:
Adding a 2017 Kawasaki ZX10R to the stable, Ron will defend his #7 Overall CMRA Expert Plate, as well as several highly competitive classes, including Formula 1. He has also committed to another winning season with the Just Can't Quit (JCQ) Racing big bike endurance team. We'reAMA Pro Racer Ron Mears looking forward to 2017!

2016: Ron earned the CMRA #7 Overall Expert Plate, and took 1st in Class, 2nd Overall as part of Just Can't Quit (JCQ) Racing, a seasoned, championship-winning big bike endurance team. 

2014: Ron landed CMRA's #10 Overall Expert Plate, the Modern Classic Championship, 2nd place in "B" Superbike, and 3rd in Formula 40 classes

2012: Ron raced two rounds of AMA Pro GoPro Daytona Sportbike (Subway Superbike Doubleheader at Road America and Triumph Superbike Classic at Barber Motorsports Park), in addition to select rounds with CMRA and CCS. He also continued his tenure as an instructor with Heartland Park Topeka's Track Days program.

2011: Ron earned his AMA Pro Road Racing License and respectable series of Top Ten finishes a
t the 2011 CCS Race of Champions at Daytona International Speedway.

CURRENT RIDES
2017 Kawasaki ZX10R** **New for 2017!
2009, 2007 Honda CBR600RR
2017 Kawasaki ZX10R
OCCUPATION
Telecommunications Engineer


RACE CREDENTIALS
* MotoAmerica/AMA Pro Road Racing #127
* American Sportbike Racing Assn (ASRA) #27

RESULTS
2016
CMRA Expert: #7 Overall Plate

*1st in Class, Heavyweight Superbike Endurance
*2nd Overall Big Bike Endurance
*2nd Place "B" Superbike





2014
CMRA Expert: #10 Overall Plate, Champion - Modern Classic
AMA #127 Ron Mears at Barber Motorsports Park.
* 2nd Place, B Superbike
* 3rd Place, Formula 40 HW
PRO: AMA Daytona Sportbike 
* Subway Superbike Doubleheader (Road America)


2013
PRO: AMA Daytona Sportbike
Consistently finished in Top 25

* Subway Superbike Doubleheader (Road America) 
* Triumph Superbike Classic (Barber Motorsports Park)

* AMA Buckeye Superbike Weekend (Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course)
CMRA/CCS Expert
* Sprints, Big Bike, and Mini Endurance

2012

PRO: AMA Daytona Sportbike

* Subway Superbike Doubleheader (Road America) 
* Triumph Superbike Classic (Barber Motorsports Park)
CMRA/CCS Expert
* Sprints, Big Bike, and Mini Endurance

2011
PRO: Earned AMA Pro Road Racing License
CCS/CMRA Expert
3 Top Ten finishes in CCS Race of Champions (Daytona International Speedway)
* CMRA Sprints, Big Bike and 
Mini EnduranceRon Mears aboard his CBR600RR, one of the few Hondas on the AMA grid.
* MCRA I-70 Challenge Series

2010
CCS Expert: #6 Overall Plate,
Champion - Formula 40
* 2nd Place, MW Superbike
* 2nd Place, GTU
* 2nd Place, MW GP
CMRA Expert
Sprints/Endurance: 
Loose Nuts (Big Bike), Group Therapy (Classic)

2009
CCS Expert

* 2nd Place, Formula 40
* 3rd Place, GTU

2008
CCS Amateur: Champion - Formula 40
(Great Plains Region)
* 2nd Place, MW Supersport
* 2nd Place, MW Superbike
* 3rd Place, Formula 40 (Midwest Region)

2007
CCS Amateur

* 6th Place, Formula 40
* 15th Place, MW Superbi
ke
Control Rider & Instructor

Heartland Park Topeka Track Days 
CCS Race Licensing Clinics

Suzie Mears

Who Is This Chick? Seeing the world from the passenger seat of her mom's 1974 Honda CB360 convinced Suzie that she needed a motorcycle of her own.  It wasn't until years later when Ron surprised her with a 1978 Hondamatic 400 that the addiction truly began.  Suzie on her mom's 1974 Honda CB360.

Shortly after earning her motorcycle endorsement, Suzie bought her first sport bike, a 1989 Kawasaki EX500. She has been riding ever since.

HIGHLIGHTS
2014-15: Barely into the season, Suzie broke her collarbone in a crash at Texas World Speedway. She had been competing in the Formula 1 Ladies class up until that point. A low side spill resulting in a broken foot sidelined her for the 2015 season, too (crashing sucks).

2012-13: Suzie raced with CMRA's G-Baby Racing, a national champion all-female Big Bike Endurance team, in addition to CCS/ASRA sprints.

2010: Suzie earned her CCS
/ASRA race license in April 2010, completing her rookie amateur season with 2nd PlaceSuzie Mears aboard her CBR600RR. Overall in Femmoto Middleweight in two CCS regions, Great Plains and Midwest.  She also earned 7th Place Overall in Lightweight Formula 40 aboard her 1989 Yamaha FZR600 (a bike she and Ron found in a barn and restored). 

CURRENT RIDES
2005, 2007, '209 Honda CBR600RR
1989 Yamaha FZR600

OCCUPATION
Broadcast Personality, Marketing Director, Tornado Bait Racing Team Manager


RACE CRE
Umbrella girl Suzie Mears on the Daytona Sportbike grid with AMA racer Ron Mears.DENTIALS 
Central Motorcycle Roadracing Assn (CMRA) #417
*
Championship Cup Series (CCS) #31

2012
CMRAS/CCS Amateur
4 podiums, including one 1st place

* CCS: 3rd Place, Femmoto MW
* CMRA Endurance: G-Baby Racing (Big Bike)


2011
CMRA, CCS, MCRA Amateur

4 podiums in four events
* CCS: Femmoto MW, GTL, LW Formula 40
* CMRA Endurance: G-Baby Racing (Big Bike)
 
* MCRA I-70 Challenge Series: GTL

2010
CCS Amateur

7 podiums in thirteen events
*
2nd Place, Femmoto MW
(Great Plains Region, 1st Place Amateur)
* 2nd Place, Femmoto MW
(Midwest Region, 1st Place Amateur)
* 7th Place, LW Formula 40



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