Pirelli Sets Track Record at Hallett

Aug 02, 2007 View Comments by

At the Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association (CMRA) race event this past weekend at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, Hallett, Oklahoma, Racer Ty Howard set a new overall motorcycle track record using a set of Pirelli Diablo Superbike Slicks.

Howard’s time of 1:16.149, as confirmed by CMRA Administrator Nancy Selleck, is nearly 1.5 seconds faster than the previous record, set last year also by Ty Howard on this 1.8 mile circuit. This new record was set by Howard on his Suzuki GSX-R1000 during the Formula One race, run on the track’s counter-clockwise configuration that is used once each year by the CMRA.

In the five-hour CMRA Endurance race the overall win was earned for Pirelli by Team Fastlane, featuring riders Cory Burleson (AMA Horizon award winner), Larry Meyers, and Zac Chapman, son of team owner Fred Chapman. Team Fastlane won the race overall on a GSX-R600, using Pirelli Diablo Superbike Slicks in the SC3 compound at each end of the bike, and a 190 rear tire for its longer lasting abilities on this mediumweight motorcycle.

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