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07/23/2014
Farris Takes Third & Fifth Place Finishes At Mid Ohio While Teammate Alexander Endures Difficulty

Celtic Hudson Valley Motorcycles Suzuki riders Corey Alexander and Wyatt Farris had very different weekends at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course. This was the second two day event on the AMA Pro Road Racing schedule, and with the heavy rains and reduced track time, all the teams had very limited practice and tuning. Saturday was basically a wash out, which forced a very busy schedule for Sunday, with both SuperSport events in the afternoon. Since there was no time for an official qualifying session, the first race grid was determined by the points standings, which put Alexander on pole, with Farris starting from fourth. In the Sunday morning warm up session, Alexander was second fastest, with Farris in fifth position for what was essentially the only practice session before the races that afternoon.

In race one, Alexander got a strong start on his #5 Celtic/HVMC Suzuki GSX-R 600 and was making up some time on Gillim and Dominguez who had passed him in the middle of lap one. Unfortunately, Alexander crashed while exiting turn four on lap four, uninjured but putting an end to his race. Farris slipped into sixth at the beginning of the race on his #19 Celtic/HVMC Suzuki GSX-R 600, but with some determination and skill managed to work his way past Blevins and Camacho to take third place by lap seven. Farris continued to do close battle with the two riders near him, and would finish a strong third, his third podium finish of the season.

Race two was later in the afternoon on Sunday, with grid positions for both Alexander and Farris determined by their race one lap times. As they were on the grid waiting for the start, Alexander noticed a problem with his front brakes, and was unable to start the race. Farris got another good start, and was putting in consistently quick laps in fourth position for much of the race chasing the lead pack, until he slipped into fifth when De Keyrel worked his way past on the final lap.

Wyatt Farris was pleased to score some points and visit the podium again at Mid Ohio, stating "I'm happy to get back on the podium with a third, and bring home a fifth for the Celtic/HVMC Suzuki team and our sponsors. Even though they may not be quite the results I'm looking for, or the results we know we can get, any time you're on the podium it's a good day. I'm going to use this seven week break to work on a few things, and head to New Jersey looking to improve our results. A massive thank you to my team, our sponsors and my personal sponsors: Jon Block Group, Cortech, Shoei, Defy All Odds Apparel, Above Category, and CT Racing." You can keep up with Wyatt Farris via Instagram or Twitter @wyattfarris19 or join him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wyattfarrisracing . Wyatt moves into third position in the points standings, with 144 points, behind Dominguez and Gillim, and just ahead of his teammate Alexander in fourth.

Corey Alexander was very disappointed with how the weekend at Mid Ohio progressed, and said "I guess bad luck comes all at once when it does come. This weekend started off rough just from the weather alone, which cut down the whole weekend to essentially one day. With that said, I felt we had a really good bike and a lot of potential to do really well. Unfortunately the unpredictable track surface caught us out in race one which ultimately caught us out in race two with a brake failure induced by the crash. With such a short schedule it puts a lot of pressure on the whole team to get everything together in a big hurry, and very little time for the riders to get a feel for everything. It's unfortunate for the team, the sponsors, and myself to be plagued with such bad luck especially with such high potential and a strong start to the season. The only thing we can do is move forward and hope to dominate at our home track, New Jersey Motorsports Park in September. Thanks to all of the sponsors and people who made this season possible. It is unfortunate when things don't go as expected as we owe it to all of you to get a good result." Corey's personal sponsors include: MJRS Freeman, Spidi Leathers, XPD Boots, Arai Helmets, Boxed Water Is Better, Defy All Odds Apparel, Oakley, Crossfit OSA, and Lapizta Watches. Please follow Corey Alexander on twitter and Instagram via @corey5alexander , keep track of him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/corey5alexander , and check out his webpage - www.corey23.com - as well. Alexander slips into fourth position in the points, just three points behind his teammate Farris.

Sponsors for the Celtic/Hudson Valley Motorcycles Suzuki team include: HVMC Racing, Suzuki, MJRS Freeman, Orient Express, Jon Block Group, Yoshimura R&D, Bazzaz, Gemini, K-Tech Suspension, Pitbull, Maxima Racing Oils, Galfer, Chicken Hawk, Motion Pro, Armour Bodies, Saddlemen, Star School, DesignStar3, Zero Gravity, Signs Ink, GB Racing, DID, and Vortex.

CELTIC RACING
Celtic Racing was established in 2001 by Barry Gilsenan, and over the past 13 seasons has established itself as a premier privateer racing team. Celtic Racing has seen consecutive championship seasons in AMA Pro Racing SuperSport from 2012 to 2013. Development of riding talent began with two-stroke 125cc, and 250cc machines competing in professional and regional championship events. More recent Celtic Racing efforts have focused on AMA Pro Road Racing in the Daytona SportBike and SuperSport classes with Ducati, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha four stroke motorcycles. Gilsenan's talent for coaching racers of all ages and abilities has brought Celtic Racing worldwide attention and recognition, with many former Celtic Racing riders now competing on World Championship levels. For more information regarding Celtic/HVMC Suzuki please join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celticracing and follow @celticracing on twitter and Instagram - we appreciate all your support!

HUDSON VALLEY MOTORCYCLES
Hudson Valley Motorcycles has been serving New York's Hudson Valley and Westchester County as well as Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and greater New England with Ducati, Kawasaki, and Suzuki Motorcycle/ATV Sales, Parts, and Service since 1966. Established by Richard Alexander Sr, the dealership is a family run business with employees who have been part of the family for decades in some cases. With deep and long standing customer relationships around the region, Hudson Valley Motorcycles is known for outstanding customer service, in-depth product expertise, and the foremost service department for machines of all brands. Please visit www.hvmotorcycles.com, join them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HVMotorcycles or follow them via @hvmotorcycles .

ORIENT EXPRESS
Established in 1973, Orient Express is celebrating its 41st year as a high performance motorcycle parts distributor and race shop. Orient Express offers engine and motorcycle building services, precision machine work, suspension servicing, and dyno tuning services. Orient Express has an extensive history of racing, including support of both professional and amateur race series and individuals. For more information regarding Orient Express, or to find out what Orient Express can do for your racing success, please call 800.645.6521 or 631.231.9552 (NY/International), visit http://www.orientexpress.com/ or join them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OrientExpressRacing .
07/23/2014
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Celtic Mid Ohio 2014 - BJN
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07/20/2014
SuperSport race 2 is on at 4pm on www.fanschoice.tv ! Wyatt took home a strong third place finish in race 1, with Corey out of the race early with a DNF (waiting for news on what happened).



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06/26/2014
Alexander & Farris Struggle During Third Round Of AMA Pro SuperSport At Barber

Celtic/Hudson Valley Motorcycles Suzuki's Corey Alexander and Wyatt Farris worked hard all weekend and were not able to capitalize on earlier success. Alexander rode his #5 Celtic/HVMC Suzuki GSX-R 600 to take third place in qualifying, less than half a second off pole, with Farris qualifying in twelfth position on the grid on the #19 Celtic/HVMC Suzuki GSX-R 600. Alexander found Barber to be more demanding on his injured collarbone than Road America, and lacked some strength and endurance over the weekend. Both riders struggled to find speed and comfort at the technical Barber Motorsports Park circuit, with oppressive heat and humidity adding to the challenge. The compressed two day schedule also reduced the amount of time for the hard working Celtic/HVMC Suzuki crew to make adjustments for Alexander and Farris.

Saturday's AMA Pro SuperSport race one began with Alexander moving into second position for the opening laps, and doing battle with Hayden Gillim, Dustin Dominguez, and Kaleb de Keyrel until lap eight when Alexander tucked the front end and slid into the gravel trap. Determined to score as many points as possible, Alexander rejoined the race in seventeenth position and worked his way up to finish a respectable thirteenth with a damaged machine. Wyatt Farris also had a good start to the race, and was engaged in a fight for sixth with Richie Escalante. Farris struggled to find a passing opportunity and would eventually finish a solid seventh.

Race two on Sunday saw Alexander slip to fourth position from the opening laps, and from there he would stay in touch with the lead pack of Dominguez, Gillim, and de Keyrel for about half of the race distance, when they started to open a greater gap. Alexander managed to avoid any incidents on Sunday, and brought home valuable points, finishing fourth. Alexander now shares the points lead with Gillim - tied at 141 points a piece, with Dominguez and Farris rounding out the top spots. Farris was unable to ride with the lead group on Sunday, and a small mistake allowed several riders to move past, shuffling him to twelfth position at the checkered flag. Farris is fourth in the points after Barber, just shy of third place in the standings.

Corey Alexander stated that "this weekend definitely didn't go as planned. We made the most out of some bad luck, and the Celtic/HVMC Suzuki team worked so hard to make the bike better, but I couldn't get the job done. Unfortunately we lost our lead in the championship and it's all tied up but I'm confident we can get back to the front and do what we have to do as a team to take home this championship! Thanks to my guys Mark, Tim, Chris, Uncle Richie, and the team as a whole. As always, looking forward to the next round and better results. Thanks to the team sponsors and my personal sponsors alike." Corey's personal sponsors include: MJRS Freeman, Spidi Leathers, XPD Boots, Arai Helmets, Boxed Water Is Better, Defy All Odds Apparel, Oakley, Crossfit OSA, and Lapizta Watches. Please follow Corey Alexander on twitter and Instagram via @corey5alexander , keep track of him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/corey5alexander , and check out his webpage - www.corey23.com - as well.

Wyatt Farris said "for one reason or another I struggled a great deal this weekend. The entire Celtic/HVMC Suzuki crew worked their butts off for me, and we were making steps in the right direction. I made a mistake in Sunday's race that allowed five or six riders to get by me with just a handful of laps to go. I'm happy to get this weekend behind me, it's time to turn our focus to Ohio and get back to where we belong at the front. I can't thank my team, our sponsors, along with my personal sponsors, enough for making this all happen and their continued support." Wyatt's personal sponsors include: Jon Block Group, Cortech, Shoei, Defy All Odds Apparel, Above Category, and CT Racing. You can keep up with Wyatt Farris via Instagram or Twitter @wyattfarris19 or join him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wyattfarrisracing .

Sponsors for the Celtic/Hudson Valley Motorcycles Suzuki team include: HVMC Racing, Suzuki, MJRS Freeman, Orient Express, Jon Block Group, Yoshimura R&D, Bazzaz, Gemini, K-Tech Suspension, Pitbull, Maxima Racing Oils, Galfer, Chicken Hawk, Motion Pro, Armour Bodies, Saddlemen, Star School, DesignStar3, Zero Gravity, Signs Ink, GB Racing, DID, and Vortex.

CELTIC RACING
Celtic Racing was established in 2001 by Barry Gilsenan, and over the past 13 seasons has established itself as a premier privateer racing team. Celtic Racing has seen consecutive championship seasons in AMA Pro Racing SuperSport from 2012 to 2013. Development of riding talent began with two-stroke 125cc, and 250cc machines competing in professional and regional championship events. More recent Celtic Racing efforts have focused on AMA Pro Road Racing in the Daytona SportBike and SuperSport classes with Ducati, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha four stroke motorcycles. Gilsenan's talent for coaching racers of all ages and abilities has brought Celtic Racing worldwide attention and recognition, with many former Celtic Racing riders now competing on World Championship levels. For more information regarding Celtic/HVMC Suzuki please join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celticracing and follow @celticracing on twitter and Instagram - we appreciate all your support!

HUDSON VALLEY MOTORCYCLES
Hudson Valley Motorcycles has been serving New York's Hudson Valley and Westchester County as well as Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and greater New England with Ducati, Kawasaki, and Suzuki Motorcycle/ATV Sales, Parts, and Service since 1966. Established by Richard Alexander Sr, the dealership is a family run business with employees who have been part of the family for decades in some cases. With deep and long standing customer relationships around the region, Hudson Valley Motorcycles is known for outstanding customer service, in-depth product expertise, and the foremost service department for machines of all brands. Please visit www.hvmotorcycles.com, join them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HVMotorcycles or follow them via @hvmotorcycles .

ORIENT EXPRESS
Established in 1973, Orient Express is celebrating its 41st year as a high performance motorcycle parts distributor and race shop. Orient Express offers engine and motorcycle building services, precision machine work, suspension servicing, and dyno tuning services. Orient Express has an extensive history of racing, including support of both professional and amateur race series and individuals. For more information regarding Orient Express, or to find out what Orient Express can do for your racing success, please call 800.645.6521 or 631.231.9552 (NY/International), visit http://www.orientexpress.com/ or join them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OrientExpressRacing .
06/24/2014
How about some images from Barber - as shot by Brian J. Nelson Photography


06/20/2014
Celtic/HVMC Suzuki's Alexander Leads AMA Pro SuperSport As Team Travels To Barber

After dominating performances at Daytona and Road America, Celtic/Hudson Valley Motorcycles Suzuki's Corey Alexander carries a 29 point lead over his closest competitor Hayden Gillim, with teammate Wyatt Farris holding third position, just two points shy of Gillim, but ten points clear of Dustin Dominguez in fourth. Both Alexander and Farris seek to improve on their 2013 results at Barber, with Farris taking a seventh and a fourth place finish and Alexander taking double sixth place finishes last year. Given the speed and consistency both Celtic/HVMC Suzuki riders have shown so far this season, everyone is excited for the upcoming races in the very competitive AMA Pro SuperSport class. Barber marks the first weekend where the schedule will be compressed into two days only, with all practice and qualifying on Saturday ahead of the first race Saturday afternoon.

Corey Alexander put in a tremendous effort for round two at Road America with a recent collarbone injury and surgery that might have slowed down another rider, but provided him with extra motivation. Corey said "I'm very anxious to get to Barber and keep our positive momentum aboard the #5 Celtic/HVMC Racing Suzuki. I've spent the last few weeks healing up from the collarbone injury just to insure that I would be good for this coming weekend. Barber has always been a track I've liked a lot, but I've also struggled to get a strong result. I know that the team has prepared a great bike for us this season, and it's one that can get the job done. Thanks to MJRS Freeman, Spidi Leathers, XPD Boots, Arai Helmets, Boxed Water Is Better, Defy All Odds Apparel, Oakley, Crossfit OSA, and Lapizta Watches for all the encouragement and support!" Please follow Corey Alexander on twitter and Instagram via @corey5alexander , keep track of him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/corey5alexander , and check out his webpage - www.corey23.com - as well.

Wyatt Farris has been training hard for the upcoming battle at Barber Motorsports Park, and knows what he needs to accomplish to earn points for the championship. Wyatt stated "I'm looking forward to this weekends races at Barber, it's one of my favorite tracks on the schedule. I know my Celtic/HVMC Suzuki racing team has been working hard back at the shop to make sure I have the best package come Saturday morning. I'm looking to put two solid races together, and getting the results that we know we can. I can't thank the team and our sponsors enough for making this all possible! Huge thanks to my personal sponsors Jon Block Group, Cortech, Shoei, Defy All Odds Apparel, Above Category, and CT Racing. I couldn't do this without you!" You can keep up with Wyatt Farris via Instagram or Twitter @wyattfarris19 or join him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wyattfarrisracing .

Sponsors for the Celtic/Hudson Valley Motorcycles Suzuki team include: HVMC Racing, Suzuki, MJRS Freeman, Orient Express, Jon Block Group, Yoshimura R&D, Bazzaz, Gemini, K-Tech Suspension, Pitbull, Maxima Racing Oils, Galfer, Chicken Hawk, Motion Pro, Armour Bodies, Saddlemen, Star School, DesignStar3, Zero Gravity, Signs Ink, GB Racing, DID, and Vortex.

CELTIC RACING
Celtic Racing was established in 2001 by Barry Gilsenan, and over the past 13 seasons has established itself as a premier privateer racing team. Celtic Racing has seen consecutive championship seasons in AMA Pro Racing SuperSport from 2012 to 2013. Development of riding talent began with two-stroke 125cc, and 250cc machines competing in professional and regional championship events. More recent Celtic Racing efforts have focused on AMA Pro Road Racing in the Daytona SportBike and SuperSport classes with Ducati, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha four stroke motorcycles. Gilsenan's talent for coaching racers of all ages and abilities has brought Celtic Racing worldwide attention and recognition, with many former Celtic Racing riders now competing on World Championship levels. For more information regarding Celtic/HVMC Suzuki please join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celticracing and follow @celticracing on twitter and Instagram - we appreciate all your support!

HUDSON VALLEY MOTORCYCLES
Hudson Valley Motorcycles has been serving New York's Hudson Valley and Westchester County as well as Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and greater New England with Ducati, Kawasaki, and Suzuki Motorcycle/ATV Sales, Parts, and Service since 1966. Established by Richard Alexander Sr, the dealership is a family run business with employees who have been part of the family for decades in some cases. With deep and long standing customer relationships around the region, Hudson Valley Motorcycles is known for outstanding customer service, in-depth product expertise, and the foremost service department for machines of all brands. Please visit www.hvmotorcycles.com, join them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HVMotorcycles or follow them via @hvmotorcycles .

ORIENT EXPRESS
Established in 1973, Orient Express is celebrating its 41st year as a high performance motorcycle parts distributor and race shop. Orient Express offers engine and motorcycle building services, precision machine work, suspension servicing, and dyno tuning services. Orient Express has an extensive history of racing, including support of both professional and amateur race series and individuals. For more information regarding Orient Express, or to find out what Orient Express can do for your racing success, please call 800.645.6521 or 631.231.9552 (NY/International), visit http://www.orientexpress.com/ or join them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OrientExpressRacing .

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06/02/2014

Road America 2014 - Celtic/HVMC Suzuki Supersport BJN
All images © Brian J. Nelson - used by permission.
06/01/2014
Some pics of Wyatt Farris on a solid ride, with steady progress - strong work!


06/01/2014
Corey Alexander took his third straight victory of 2014 this afternoon at Road America, on his #5 Celtic/Hudson Valley Motorcycles Suzuki GSX-R 600 in AMA Pro SuperSport. Alexander started from pole after impressive performances in practice and qualifying where he dominated the 40+ rider field. It is important to note that Alexander is competing just two short weeks after surgery to plate a broken collarbone! Alexander showed his mastery of race tactics, and after turn five on the first lap, was never challenged for the lead, and was able to maintain a solid gap to the pack.

Wyatt Farris worked hard in practice and qualifying to improve his starting position to fourth on the grid Saturday morning ahead of the first AMA Pro SuperSport race. Farris battled with the lead pack on his #19 Celtic/HVMC Suzuki GSX-R 600 and traded spots before finishing a strong 4th at the checkered, with his lap times improving steadily. Farris is showing similar speed and determination to his double second places finishes at Daytona, and everyone is encouraged by his hard work.

Race two is at 1pm central time, 2pm eastern - please navigate to www.fanschoice.tv for live streaming coverage.


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