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John Orchard

Village Idiots MSR Houston race Chris Headley

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Straight off our 2012 Overall Championship Season, the Village Idiots continued our success with an Overall Win for our first race of the season at Motorsport Ranch Houston last weekend. Not a bad way to kick off the new season as we set out to defend our Overall Championship.

This year, we added Garet Tomlinson to our team to replace Blake Cochran who has retired from racing. Garet is a former Red Bull Rookies Cup rider, a fast expert in the CMRA Sprint Series, and brings a lot of endurance experience from riding with the Lone Star Track Days Endurance Team and GMAN Racing.

This past weekend was a 4-hour race and so because of our expanded gas tank and ability to do 1.5 hour stints, this meant that one of our 4 riders would have to sit out this race. Brandon Cleland humbly accepted the honors and so it was myself, Garet, and John Orchard, in that order. I started the race and had us in 2nd and 3rd place off-and-on, but it was Garet who did not disappoint. He took to the track for the second stint and proceeded to put us in first place and set the fastest lap of the race. JohnO had the all important task of maintaining our lead and bringing us home at the checkered flag.

Thank you John Orchard, Garet Tomlinson, and Brandon Cleland for your fast riding and great attitudes.

Results can be seen from the main results page and the following links below:

Race Results -->
Overall Standings -->

Roadracing World press release -->

Finally, thank you to all of our sponsors who are on board for another year with the Village Idiots!

Dunlop Tires
Scorpion Helmets
M4 Exhaust
Moto Liberty
Totally Graphic Designs
Lone Star Track Days
GMAN Productions
Whoopie's Cycles

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  1. Paul Coste's Avatar

    Thanks for answering the long string of questions from my team. Idiots are truly a class act.
  2. Matt Vastine's Avatar
    I really felt like we (LocoMotion #88) cheated off the smartest kids in class. Thanks for all the help and Congrats on the continued success.