AHRMA: Corridor, Spargo Win Classic Cup Races At Talladega – Roadracing World Journal


AHRMA 2024 Classic Cup 350GP Corridor and Spargo cut up wins once more

(Knoxville, TN)  A two-stroke versus four-stroke battle might mark each spherical of the 2024 AHRMA Classic Cup.

Rounds six and 7 of AHRMA’s 2024 Classic Cup sequence, which highlights its 350 GP class, have been held Might 11 and 12 at Talladega Gran Prix Raceway in Munford, AL as a part of the 2024 Bridgestone Tires AHRMA Roadracing Sequence.

Rob Corridor, racing a four-stroke 1965 AJS 7R, in a repeat of rounds three and 4, cut up wins with Christopher Spargo, who was aboard a two-stroke 1967 Yamaha TD2 with Corridor taking Saturday’s checkered flag, and Spargo taking Sunday’s.

Sponsored by Hagerty Insurance coverage, Roadracingworld.com, and NYC Norton (nycnorton.com), AHRMA’s 2024 Classic Cup options the 350 GP class which incorporates 350cc four-stroke and 250cc two-stroke powered machines constructed as much as and together with 1968.  Featured bikes from this period would come with bikes such because the AJS 7R “Boy Racer”, 350 Manx Norton, Benelli 350-4, Aermacchi 350 Highway Racer, Yamaha TD2, and extra.  350 GP is a real Grand Prix class from the “golden period” up till the early Eighties and was gained by such nice racers reminiscent of Giacomo Agostini, Jim Redman, Mike Hailwood, John Surtees, and Geoff Duke. 

“It’s a well-worn battle of the two and 4 stroke machines. Rob Corridor is so good on the brakes and will get his nicely dealing with Seeley 7R via the turns like nobody’s enterprise. Spargo is at all times quick, and he has actually gelled with this Yamaha TD2 and makes use of its peaky energy correctly.” stated Kenny Cummings of NYC Norton (nycnorton.com).  “I’m completely satisfied to see everybody within the 350 GP class on the market giving it their all at Little Tally, and notably completely satisfied to see these two constant front-runners splitting it up and holding the Classic Cup as thrilling as we may ask for. On to Nelson Ledges in a few weeks!”

The beginning of Saturday’s race noticed Corridor, on Stu Carter’s 1965 AJS 7R taking the lead for the opening shot via flip one with Spargo on John Turner’s 1967 Yamaha TD2 on his heels. Spargo was capable of overtake Corridor in flip two of lap 4, however he was unable to make it stick, with Corridor retaking the lead.  Corridor led in a really shut race, and in the direction of the tip, was capable of navigate via again visitors and held on for the win.  Spargo, simply a few bike lengths behind Corridor, took a detailed second.  David Rhodes, using a 1966 Yamaha TD1 rounded out the rostrum.

The steadiness of the grid so as of end included: Jerry Duke in fourth on his 1967 Ducati 350 Scrambler, Doug Bowie ending fifth using a 1968 Ducati Mach 1, Zeca Pires sixth on a 1966 Suzuki X6 Hustler T10, John Tunstall in seventh on his 1968 Ducati 350, and Craig Gentle eighth, using his 1973 Bultaco.

On Sunday, Spargo obtained the opening shot into flip one.  Corridor pulled alongside Spargo a number of instances however by no means succeeded in overtaking him.   Corridor skilled a mechanical failure mid-way via and pulled out of the race.  Spargo took the checkered flag unchallenged.  Behind Spargo, a heated battle between Rhodes and Tunstall was underway. Rhodes took flip one forward of Tunstall at the beginning. Tunstall was shut behind, holding the hole slender passing Rhodes midway via lap three and led till they handed the white flag.  At that time, Rhodes put his head down and was capable of cross Tunstall within the again part, holding his place via the checkered flag for second place, Tunstall in third.

The steadiness of the grid, so as of end was Pires in fourth and Corridor ending in fifth place.

“I’m loving the 2024 Classic Cup as a result of I really like four-strokes and two-strokes,” stated Greg Tomlinson, 2024 Chairman of the AHRMA Board of Trustees. “What I really like much more is shut, unpredictable racing.  That’s what this sequence is shaping as much as be all about.”

Rounds eight and 9 of the AHRMA Nationwide Highway Race Sequence shall be Might 25-26 at Nelson Ledges Highway Course, Garrettsville, OH.

The annual Classic Cup spotlights one in all AHRMA’s highway racing courses with further consideration on rivals within the chosen class throughout every race occasion. Enhanced awards for the Classic Cup rivals are introduced individually from different class trophies in the course of the Saturday awards ceremony at every AHRMA Nationwide Highway Race occasion. Highlights from every Classic Cup race shall be reported in RoadracingWorld.com’s on-line version. On the conclusion of every season, the perpetual Classic Cup trophy shall be engraved with the nationwide champion winner’s title and introduced to the winner on the Nationwide Awards Banquet to maintain for one 12 months.

2024 Bridgestone Tires AHRMA Roadracing Sequence, 350GP – Classic Cup Outcomes

Saturday, Might 11, 2024

1 – 270 Rob Corridor, 1965 AJS 7R, Charlotte, NC

2 – 19 Christopher Spargo, 1967 Yamaha TD2, Hopkins, MN

3 – 97L Dave Rhodes, 1966 Yamaha TD1, Columbia, IL

4 – 9K Jerry Duke, 1967 Ducati 350 Scrambler, Florence, AL

5 – 350 Doug Bowie, 1968 Ducati Mach 1, Lilburn, GA

6 – 50A Zeca Pires, 1966 Suzuki X6 Hustler T10, Sandy Springs, GA

7 – 36T John Tunstall, 1968 Ducati 350, St. Petersburg, FL

8 – 79A Craig Gentle, 1973 Bultaco, Peachtree Metropolis, GA


Sunday, Might 12, 2024

1 – 19 Christopher Spargo, 1967 Yamaha TD2, Hopkins, MN

2 – 97L David Rhodes, 1966 Yamaha TD1, Columbia, IL

3 – 36T John Tunstall, 1968 Ducati 350, St. Petersburg, FL

4 – 50A Zeca Pires, 1966 Suzuki X6 Hustler T10, Sandy Springs, GA

5 – 270 Rob Corridor, 1965 AJS 7R, Charlotte, NC


About AHRMA:

The American Historic Racing Bike Affiliation (AHRMA) is a not-for-profit group devoted to competing on implausible traditional and true classic together with a variety of contemporary bikes.  With over 3,000 members, AHRMA is the most important classic racing group in North America and one of many largest on the planet. The affiliation has grown steadily over time, reflecting the rising curiosity in traditional bikes.


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