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KWS Motorsports and Millennium Technologies Win Multiple WERA Championships

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Fifteen year-old phenom Jake Lewis won a total of 21 races. He made the podium 31 times and won six of the seven championships.
Fifteen year-old phenom Jake Lewis won a total of 21 races. He made the podium 31 times and won six of the seven championships.
Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia hosted the 2011 WERA Grand National Finals where K&N supported KWS Motorsports and Millennium Technologies won multiple races and championships. "We have been supporting riders in the WERA national series for the last 10 years with lots of success, but this year was really good." Chip Spalding, Manager of KWS Motorsports told K&N, "Jake (Lewis), Tim (Hunt) and Luie (Zendejas) did an awesome job."

Heading the list of awesome accomplishments was fifteen year-old phenom Jake Lewis. Lewis added the 600 Superbike National Championship, as well as three regional Sportsman Championships, to his list of achievements in 2011. Overall Lewis competed in four classes for the Nationals and he won the championship in three. He also won three regional championships at the GNF. Lewis won a total of 21 races, made the podium 31 times, and won six of the seven championships.

"This was a huge year for Jake," said Spalding. "He has won championships in USGPRU (United States Grand Prix Racers Union) on 125cc machinery and in flat track, but this is his first full season on a big four-stroke and he was awesome."

"Thanks to Earl's Racing Team, Millennium and KWS! Thanks to all the sponsors that helped us this year. Thanks to Garrett for pushing me at every track. We had a blast racing each other. Thanks to my family and Tryce Welch for all the support. It was an awesome year of racing. That's all I can say," commented Lewis.
In his first full season, Luie Zendejas finished the year with one win and five podium finishes in the WERA National series in 2011.
In his first full season, Luie Zendejas finished the year with one win and five podium finishes in the WERA National series in 2011.


Tim Hunt also had a banner year riding for the North Charleston, South Carolina team. Hunt won the Open Superstock National Championship on his Dunlop-shod KWS Motorsports built Suzuki GSX-R1000. Unfortunately the WERA Superbike race was decided before it started when both Hunt and his main competition for the championship, Tim Bemisderfer, crashed in separate races on Saturday. Both riders sustained minor injuries, but they were enough that neither rider could compete. This meant the Open Superstock Championship fell into Hunt's hands and the WERA Superbike Championship was conceded to Bemisderfer.

Hunt said, "It's been a great year and I cannot thank all the sponsors enough for making it possible. We won one out of the two championships we were going for and we won a lot of races, so I can't ask much more than that. It's a shame the season ended the way it did with a spectacular crash, but that's the way it goes. Congratulations to Tim Bemisderfer on the WERA Superbike Championship. We pushed each other all year long. I really want to thank my mechanic Aaron Ralph and all sponsors for their support, especially Millennium Technologies, KWS Motorsports, Race Tech, and Dunlop!"

KWS Motorsport's Luie Zendejas switched to a KWS built GSX-R1000 Superbike for the last race of the season, while continuing to run the BMW S1000RR in Superstock. The new GSX-R helped him finish his first full season as an expert with three top-five finishes, and he finished fourth in both the Open Superstock and WERA Superbike championships. In total, Zendejas finished the year with one win and five podium finishes in the WERA National series in 2011.
Luie Zendejas switched to a KWS built GSX-R1000 Superbike for the last race of the season, while continuing to run the BMW S1000RR in Superstock.
Luie Zendejas switched to a KWS built GSX-R1000 Superbike for the last race of the season, while continuing to run the BMW S1000RR in Superstock.


"It was an awesome year and we learned a whole lot about what it takes to complete a full season at this level," said Zendejas. "Every time we went to the race track we learned something. I would not have been able to do any of this without the help of Michael Godin, Eric Knight and Mike Fitzgerald. A special thanks goes out to all the sponsors too."

Spalding added, "I can't tell you how proud we are of Jake, Tim, Luie, Scott, Dan and all of our sponsored riders, teams, and customers. It was a great year and we are very much looking forward to doing it again next year. Special thanks to all of our long term friends, partners, and sponsors for supporting us and our racing endeavors for all the years."

Team KWS rider Dan Crawford achieved three podium finishes and won both the 750 Superbike and 750 Superstock Novice championships in his first year of racing. Veteran Scott Carpenter won his eighth Senior Superbike Championship on his KWS built GSX-R1000.

Regarding 2012 Spalding concluded, "Next year we will continue to support riders in the WERA National Series, but our program is not in place at this time."

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