AFM 2014 Round 6 - Final Call for Race #5, Open Superbike. Final Call
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AFM 2014 - Round 6 - Formula Pacific



AFM 2014 - Round 6 - Open Superbike



A little show-boating at Round 5 while setting in the new brake pads
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AFM 2014 - Round 5 - Formula Pacific



AFM 2014 - Round 5 - Open Superbike



AFM 2014 - Round 4 - Formula Pacific



AFM 2014 - Round 4 - Open Superbike

AFM 2014 Round 3 - Formula Pacific Podium Ceremony



On-board videos from Round 3

Open Superbike


Formula Pacific - 1st 6 Laps


Formula Pacific - Final Race


A big thanks to the AFM staff and corner workers for doing an incredible job providing the best racing experience possible.

Special thanks to my crew chief and top notch mechanic Carlos Neves.

Thanks to my dad Eric, my brother Ryan, and my girlfriend Erin for all of their on and off track support.

Thank you to all of my sponsors for their contributions to the RCR Performance racing program.

RCR Performance
Corey & Son's Paving
Graves Motorsports
Dunlop Racing Tires
Accu-Products
Axial Video Systems
Onboard TV
Drift Innovations
Zooni Leathers
ERC Race Fuels
Brake-Tech
Ferodo
GP Frame & Wheel
Pacific Tracktime
Sharkskinz
Techtronics
SportTech Cycles

RCR Performance 2013 - Championship Season


Special thanks to Francis Thomas and Isabel Meer for the great video production work!


AFM 2013 Round 7 Race Report

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Round 7 of the American Federation of Motorcyclists Roadracing Championships was certainly one to remember for Ricky Corey Racing. After wrapping up the Open Superbike Championship in round 6, we decided to race round 7 of Open Superbike for fun. We were able to get the hole-shot on the start and pull a commanding lead and win the race. The victory wheelie down the main straight and across the finish line was icing on the cake.




The Formula Pacific Championship was ours to lose going into the last round. With a large points lead, all we needed to win was to finish the race, but that was not what we were here for. We showed up to race for the win and have fun doing so. The competition was strong for this round, bringing some big names and fast bikes to the grid. Jake Holden, Shane Turpin, and Chris Siglin just to name a few of our competitors for the final round made this race exceptionally challenging. "I started this race knowing that I needed to get a good start and put my head down to try and pull a gap and that's exactly what I did. I knew I didn't have to win the race to win the championship, but this is what we are here for, we are here to win every time we race. My RCR Performance YZF-R1 was running great and our lap times showed it from Saturday practice. I knew that if I could get a good start and concentrate on running consistent fast laps on my own, that I could pull away. Every lap my pit board read about one more second gap. When I started the last lap I saw a 4.5 second gap and this is when I knew for sure that we had it won and all I had to do was complete the last lap to win the race and the championship, earning me the AFM #1 plate for the second time in a row.''

Thanks to the AFM staff and corner workers for providing a challenging and safe racing weekend.

Special thanks to my crew, Carlos Neves and Ryan Corey.

A big thanks to all of my sponsors for their contributions to my racing effort.

RCR Performance
Corey & Sons Paving
San Jose Yamaha
Axial Video Systems
Graves Motorsports
Accu-Products
Brake Tech Rotors
Ferodo Brake Pads
Dunlop Racing
Pacific Track Time
Kyle Racing
GP Frame & Wheel
Zooni Leathers
Bullet DVR
Sport Tech Cycles


AFM 2013 Round 6 Race Report

Ricky Corey Racing showed up to Sonoma Raceway for Round 6 of the American Federation of Motorcyclists Roadracing Championships to defend the Open Superbike and Formula Pacific titles. The weather was perfect and the racing was more exciting than ever. After winning the Open Superbike race with a commanding lead over second place Martin Szwarc and securing the 2013 Open Superbike Championship, we went into the Formula Pacific race with expectations of a repeat win. To our surprise, Joey Pascarella (2012 AMA Daytona 200 winner) was ready to put up a fight for the top spot.

"Around lap 7 I had a 6 second gap according to my pit signals enabling me to relax and back off my pace a couple of seconds per lap in order to safely ride home with the victory. But to my surprise as I backed off, Joey made his way through the pack and set his eyes on catching up. With Joey setting a blistering pace of 1:39 second lap times, it wasn't long before he was able to close the gap. By the time I realized he was closing fast, he had already made up the majority of the gap I had previously set. I quickly picked up the pace dropping into the 1:39s but Joey was now hot on my heels and was eager for the win. Joey, riding his Triumph Daytona 675 had the advantage of a lighter, better handling bike for the tight 11 turn track, but my RCR Performance Yamaha R1 had a horsepower and straightaway speed advantage. Joey was able to get by me entering turn 11 (the tightest turn on the track) going into the last lap of the race. I knew I only had one lap to figure out where to make my move and recapture the lead. I was able to use my HP advantage to make a block pass entering turn 7, but was unable to hold the advantage as Joey retook the lead immediately with a tighter line to the second apex. After turn 7 to the finish line there is very little advantage to the added HP of my R1. I had to give it everything I had to hang with him on the brakes and through the tight slow turns following. Fortunately I was able to put my RCR Performance Yamaha YZF-R1 on the rear wheel of Joey's Triumph 675 on the exit of the last turn onto the front straight and get a good drive to edge him out at the line by less than half a bike length for the win."

It was a great race in the end and brought some excellent entertainment to the crowd. Ricky Corey Racing now has a commanding points lead in Formula Pacific and we have clinched the 2013 Open Superbike Champion going into the last round of the season.

Thanks to the AFM staff and corner workers for providing a challenging and safe racing weekend.

Special thanks to my crew, Carlos Neves and Nadr Riad.

A big thanks to all of my sponsors for their contributions to my racing effort.

RCR Performance
Corey & Sons Paving
San Jose Yamaha
Axial Video Systems
Graves Motorsports
Accu-Products
Brake Tech Rotors
Ferodo Brake Pads
Dunlop Racing
Pacific Track Time
Kyle Racing
GP Frame & Wheel
Zooni Leathers
Bullet DVR


Formula Pacific On-Board Video

Open Superbike On-Board Video

Another Winning Weekend For Ricky Corey Racing - AFM 2013 Round 4

After a tough fight for the win in round 3 of the AFM Formula Pacific Championship, Ricky Corey comes back to take victory again in AFM round 4 at Thunderhill Raceway.

After friend and sponsored rider David Stanton was seriously injured last round, I used Dave's incredible level of strength and determination as inspiration to prevail given any challenge, to motivate myself and bring home another victory over the fierce competition. I dedicated this race win to Dave Stanton and presented him with the trophy to signify his importance to the entire motorcycle racing community. Dave, this race win is for you, your courage and talent have inspired me greatly, you will always be the real # 1.

It was a great battle between Jeremy Toye and I all the way to the finish line in Formula Pacific. I was able to get the hole-shot on the start and lead the race for the first 4 laps dropping down into the mid 1:48 lap times with Jeremy following closely behind. On lap 5 Jeremy was able to make a block pass on me entering turn 6 enabling him to set the pace. I decided to follow Jeremy for a few laps to study his strong points and to decide where to make my move in order to secure the victory. With Jeremy in the lead the pace had slowed to 1:49 second laps allowing Chris Siglin to close the gap to Jeremy and I. As soon as Chris caught up to us at the front, I made a pass attempt on Jeremy entering turn 14 with 2 laps remaining. Unfortunately I was unable to maintain the advantage entering the apex of turn 15. Meanwhile Chris Siglin lost traction of his front tire and crashed in turn 14, taking pressure off of my strategy to get past Jeremy. Entering the last lap of the race, I could see that Jeremy was struggling to hold the pace and he started making small mistakes in various turns, but it was his mistake in turn 8 on the last lap (missing his apex and losing corner exit speed) that I decided to take advantage of and get past him on the brakes into turn 9. After the pass was completed I pushed the limits of my RCR Performance Yamaha R1 to the finish line for the win, just one bike length ahead of Jeremy.

Thanks to the AFM staff and corner workers for providing a challenging and safe racing weekend.

Special thanks to my crew, Carlos Neves and Ryan Corey.

A big thanks to all of my sponsors for their contributions to my racing effort.

RCR Performance
Corey & Sons Paving
San Jose Yamaha
Axial Video Systems
Graves Motorsports
Accu-Products
Brake Tech Rotors
Ferodo Brake Pads
Dunlop Racing
Pacific Track Time
Kyle Racing
GP Frame & Wheel
Zooni Leathers
Bullet DVR


Ricky dedicates his Formula Pacific win to Dave Stanton #53

Formula Pacific On-Board Video

Open Superbike On-Board Video

Winning Weekend for Ricky Corey Racing - AFM 2013 Round 3

RCR Performance Takes Away 2 Wins, Open Superbike & Formula Pacific at AFM Round 3.



AFM 2013 Round 2 - RCR Performance Race Report

As we went into the second round of the AFM season, again (like round one) the grid for Formula Pacific was the largest it's been in many years and the level of competition was stacked with lots of talented riders on extremely fast bikes.

We had a good setup for the race and our RCR Performance Yamaha YZF-R1 is now making more horsepower than ever thanks to Graves Motorsports' world class racing parts combined with RCR Performance racing engine builds. We were also able to fine tune some better chassis geometry and Dunlop Racing Tires as usual provided us with the best rubber available.

"I gridded up in the Formula Pacific race on pole position knowing that Jeremy Toye was going to be the rider to beat. He showed a fantastic pace earlier in the day in the Open Superbike race. In the Formula Pacific race the green flag dropped and I was able to get the hole-shot and led through the first three turns but Toye was fast to pounce and made a fantastic block pass on me into turn four on the first lap. At this point I decided to follow him for a couple of laps to get a better idea of where his strong and weak points were. On lap four I used the power of my RCR Performance Yamaha R1 to get beside Toye going up the back straight and make a block pass into turn seven for the lead.

I was able to pull slight advantages here and there but Toye fought back hard and remained within striking distance. Toye then made a pass attempt on me braking into turn seven but was unable to get it done and contact was made between his front tire and my rear tire. This stood him up and made him run wide giving me the advantage starting the final lap. I had felt him hit my rear tire and knew he had lost some time but I was unaware that he had only lost a little over a second.

I took it easy on the last lap thinking I had a good lead and could just cruise in for the win, but as I backed off slightly, Toye had turned up the heat and caught up to me going into the last turn on the last lap. I was completely unaware that he was within striking distance at this point and he again attempted a block pass on me but instead I turned into an asphalt berm for Toye enabling him to get the better drive out of the last corner and take the win.

I have to give a huge thanks to all of the AFM staff and turn workers for putting on another safe and flawlessly run race weekend, to my family and girlfriend for always being there and supporting me, to Axial Video for the amazing onboard video and live coverage, to Corey and Son's Paving, San Jose Yamaha, Accu-Products, Graves Motorsports, Brake Tech, Ferodo, Zooni Leathers, ERC Racing Fuel, Dunlop Racing Tires, Sharkskinz, GP Frame and Wheel, and Techtronics USA.'' Said RCR Performance owner and rider Ricky Corey.



RCR is also competing for the 2013 AFM Open Superbike Championship. "Similar to the Formula Pacific race I was able to get the hole-shot in Open Superbike but was unable to maintain the advantage over Jeremy Toye for very long. Toye stretched out his lead and took the win, RCR took second and Chris Siglin was third."



AFM 2013 Round 1 - RCR Performance Race Report

After not having raced at Buttonwillow Raceway since 2010 due to rain-outs in 2011 and 2012 it was good to be back at this track again to start the 2013 season. The grid for Formula Pacific was the largest I have seen for many years and the level of competition lined up to do battle promised to make it an exciting and challenging race weekend.

RCR Performance (Ricky Corey Racing - www.rickycoreyracing) is defending the current 2012 #1 plate for the AFM Formula Pacific Championship and is now the points leader for the 2013 AFM Formula Pacific Championship Series after the first round.

"We went into this race weekend knowing that we were going to have some tough competition and that's exactly what we got. The level of competition and the largest Formula Pacific grid in years, made for a challenging and entertaining race weekend, along with track conditions that were not ideal due to low temperatures and cloud cover reducing track temperatures, equaling low grip levels. From the start of the Formula Pacific race, all the way to the end it was a struggle to keep my RCR Performance Yamaha YZF-R1 from spitting me off from all of the rear wheel spin. The bike is making a bit more power this season making it even more difficult to ride on this track where I can only get to full throttle for maybe 3 seconds out of an entire 1:47 second lap. Fortunately, I was able to get the hole-shot at the start of the race and hold the lead until lap 4 when Chris Siglin made a pass on me a few turns before the front straight. Chris led for a couple of turns until his rear tire started to slide entering turn 11 and he was unable to keep the bike on the track. I was then able to stretch the lead out to around 2 seconds ahead of new second place runner Lenny Hale, giving me enough of a gap to keep an eye on my pit board and maintain a comfortable pace to secure the victory."



RCR is also the 2012 AFM Open Superbike Champion and is competing for the 2013 AFM Open Superbike Championship. RCR placed second after a hard fought battle with Jeremy Toye and Chris Siglin in this race.

"Similar to the Formula Pacific race I was able to get the hole-shot in Open Superbike but was unable to maintain the advantage over Jeremy Toye for very long. Toye and I had a fantastic battle throughout the entire race, swapping positions almost every lap. The battle slowed our pace enough by the end of the race to allow Chris Siglin to catch up and make his move to take the lead. Coming out of the last turn on the last lap with Siglin in the lead and Toye in second, I had to rely on a good drive and the brute horsepower of my RCR Performance Yamaha YZF-R1 to get by Toye down the straight and secure 2nd place."



We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the AFM staff and turn workers for putting on such a well organized and safely run race weekend.

We also want to send out a special thank you to all of the sponsors that help make the RCR Performance race team successful, race in and race out.

RCR Performance - Engines Built to Win!
Corey & Son's Paving
Axial Video Systems
San Jose Yamaha
Graves Motorsports
Accu-Products
Dunlop Racing Tires
Brake Tech Rotors
Ferodo Brake Pads
ERC Racing Fuel
GP Frame and Wheel
Zooni Leathers
Kyle Racing



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Ricky Corey Racing wins the 2012 AFM Formula Pacific Championship and takes the AFM number one plate. RCR also wins the 2012 AFM Open Superbike Championship. RCR had an incredible 2012 race season with an unprecedented 5 straight wins in each class!

View the Roadracing World press releases Here and Here

Watch all of our on-board videos Here

A special thanks to all of our sponsors for their support
Corey & Sons Paving
San Jose Yamaha Racing
Axial Video
Graves Motorsports
Accu-Products
Brake Tech Rotors
Ferodo Brake Pads
Dunlop Racing
Kyle Racing
Bazzaz
GP Frame and Wheel
Zooni Leathers




On-Board Video - 5th Consecutive 2012 Formula Pacific Win
Ricky Corey taking the FP win again at AFM Round 6. Race held at The Raceway At Sonoma, September 2, 2012. Front and rear facing on-board camera view with live announcer feed (from AFM live race broadcast) included.

View the Roadracing World article Here

Watch all of our on-board videos Here




On-Board Video - 5th Consecutive Open Superbike Win
On-board video of Ricky Corey taking his 5th Consecutive Open Superbike Win At AFM Round 6. Race held at The Raceway At Sonoma, September 2, 2012. Front and rear facing on-board camera view with live announcer feed (from AFM live race broadcast) included.




5th Consecutive Formula Pacific Win At AFM 2012 Round 6
Ricky Corey, Brian Parriott and Chris Siglin on the podium for AFM Round 6 Formula Pacific race, September 2, 2012, at the Raceway in Sonoma.



4th Consecutive Formula Pacific Win At AFM Round 5
Ricky Corey, Chris Siglin and Lenny Hale on the podium. August 5, 2012 @ Thunderhill Raceway Park.




Yet Another Formula Pacific Win At AFM 2012 Round 4
Ricky Corey on the podium for his 3rd consecutive Formula Pacific win of the 2012 season. July 1, 2012 - Sonoma Raceway. Ricky also took his 3rd win of the season in Open Superbike class.

Watch the on-board videos Here

View the Roadracing World article Here




Another Formula Pacific Win At AFM 2012 Round 3
Ricky Corey on the podium for his 2nd Formula Pacific win of the 2012 season. June 3, 2012 - Thunderhill Raceway.

Ricky also took his 2nd win of the season in Open Superbike class.

Watch the on-board videos Here

View the Roadracing World article Here





Formula Pacific Win At AFM 2012 - Round 2
Ricky Corey on the podium for the win in Formula Pacific. May 13, 2012, Thunderhill Raceway.

Ricky also took the win in Open Superbike class.

Watch the on-board videos Here



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AFM 2011 Round 8 provided Ricky Corey Racing with three wins for the weekend. 1st in Formula Pacific and two 1st's in Open Superbike. RCR takes away the AFM 2011 Open Superbike Championship and the AFM #3 overall for the year.

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AFM 2011 Round 5 provided Ricky Corey Racing with 2nd place finishes in Formula Pacific and Open SuperBike.

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AFM 2011 Round 3 provided Ricky Corey Racing with a win in Open SuperBike and a 2nd place finish in Formula Pacific.

Watch the on-board video Here