Note: Ashton Yates, son of former multi-time AMA road-racing champ Aaron Yates, scored 3rd, and 4th place results last weekend and currently sits in third in the championship.

Press Release: New Jersey natives Brandon Paasch and Anthony Mazziotto III once again highlighted the MotoAmerica race weekend as each rider claimed a race victory at Round 5 of the KTM RC Cup Series at Barber Motorsports Park.
Mazziotto held pole position for the fourth time this season and used the favorable start position to his advantage as he claimed the early lead in race one. Coming off his first career victory at the last round, Ashton Yates shot to the front of the group on lap two but the Georgia native bumped into Mazziotto, which caused both riders to slow down and allowed Paasch to establish himself as the new leader of the race.

Yates regrouped and settled into the 2nd place position while Mazziotto dropped back to 5th place as the contact with Yates damaged his exhaust, making it difficult to make right-hand turns. Jody Barry challenged Yates for the 2nd place position several times throughout the 11-lap race and the Illinois native finally made his move on the last lap. In the end, Paasch took the race one victory, followed by Barry in 2nd and Yates in 3rd.

Mazziotto salvaged 4th place in race one, followed by Josh Serne in 5th. Draik Beauchamp matched his best finish of the season with 6th place, with Jackson Blackmon in 7th, Alejandro Gutierrez in 8th, Nolan Lamkin 9th and Ezra Beaubier rounding out the top ten.

In Race two, Mazziotto grabbed the early lead but Yates and Paasch interjected themselves into the battle early on, with Barry close in tow. The top four riders put a gap on the rest of the field as they swapped the lead position for the remainder of the race. Mazziotto made a big pass for the lead in the final moments of the race, leaving the rest of the pack to battle for the remaining podium positions.

Mazziotto captured the victory, with Yates in 2nd and Paasch rounding out the podium in 3rd. Barry finished just off the podium in 4th, with Gutierrez in the 5th place position.

Benjamin Smith put in his best finish of the season with 6th, followed by Renzo Ferreira in 7th, Lamkin in 8th, Blackmon in 9th and Serne in 10th.

Next Event: Utah Motorsports Campus / June 23 – 25, 2016

Race 1 Results
1. Brandon Paasch
2. Jody Barry
3. Ashton Yates
4. Anthony Mazziotto III
5. Josh Serne
6. Draik Beauchamp
7. Jackson Blackmon
8. Alejandro Gutierrez
9. Nolan Lamkin
10.Ezra Beaubier

Race 2 Results
1. Anthony Mazziotto III
2. Ashton Yates
3. Brandon Paasch
4. Jody Barry
5. Alejandro Gutierrez
6. Benjamin Smith
7. Renzo Ferreira
8. Nolan Lamkin
9. Jackson Blackmon
10.Josh Serne

Championship Point Standings
1. Brandon Paasch – 205
2. Anthony Mazziotto – 195
3. Ashton Yates – 140
4. Jody Barry – 137
5. Alejandro Gutierrez – 105