morton's bmw saves the day!!
April 28, 2007
In an act of total UN-selfish Brand Support - MORTON's BMW in Fredricksburg, Virgina, came to the aid of San Jose BMW in an UNBELIVEABLE manner. We broke a transmission in our race bike and without hesitation, they brought us their showroom demo motorcycle so we could take the trans out and put it in our bike. One of our riders - Nate Kern - had spoken very highly of them in the past and suggested that they may be willing to help - and help they did. Our crew pulled an all-nighter and had the race bike ready for Saturday's morning practice. We turned in the 2nd fastest time - something that would have been impossible without a transmission........... Thank you to all the Staff at MORTON'S BMW YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME! - www.mortonsbmw.com
sjbmw takes vir by storm!
April 28, 2007
San Jose BMW Wins SunTrust MOTO-ST Series Race at VIR
ALTON, Va. (April 29, 2007) -- The No. 46 San Jose BMW R1200 of Brian Parriott of Calistoga, Calif. and Nate Kern of Conshohocken, Penn. scored their first SunTrust MOTO-ST Series victory of the season in the VIR 500k at Virginia International Raceway Sunday.
The pair finished 23.028 seconds ahead of the No. 6 Aprilia USA Aprilia Tuono 1000R ridden by Ty Howard of Weatherford, Tex. and Troy Green of Dallas in the three-hour race around VIR's 3.27-mile full course. Parriott and Kern completed 86 laps at an average speed of 98.71 mph.
The No. 46 BMW led all but one lap on its way to victory, despite a late race stop-and-go penalty for having equipment outside the team's pit stall on its final stop. That allowed the No. 6 Aprilia to gain time in the closing laps.
"My strategy at the beginning was to get the holeshot and take off, and I managed to do that," said Parriott. "At the end I knew Ty was clawing back time. I knew he'd be coming and I needed to put in some hot laps."
The San Jose BMW team won last October's inaugural Eight Hours At Daytona, the debut event for the SunTrust MOTO-ST Series, and led most of this year's season opener, also at Daytona.
"I didn't have one of my best days," said Kern. "But Brian went out and showed everybody why we won at Daytona last year."
With the runner-up finish, the No. 6 Aprilia USA team moved into first place in the Buell Motorcycle Company SuperSport Twins (SST) Team point standings after three of six events with 99 points. The No. 46 San Jose BMW squad jumped from fifth into a tie for second with the No. 32 Vallely Racing Suzuki team, which placed third at VIR, with 84 points.
The No. 6 Aprilia lost valuable time during the race's only full course caution period near half-distance, when Howard dropped a lap behind the No. 46 BMW.
this sunday 4/29/07 we race again!
April 26, 2007
The 3rd race of our Endurance series will take place at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) this SUNDAY the 29th. Our riders, Brian Parriott and Nate Kern will be back in the heat of battle with the Suzuki's and Aprilia's in another 300 mile event. We finished 3rd in the last race in Miami and are looking to improve our Points Standing on Sunday. You can watch the race live via a real-time lap and timing page on the MOTO-ST website. Go to www.moto-st.com. You can also checkout all the details of San Jose BMW Racing on our racing website. www.sjbmwracing.com
the price slasher was here!
April 18, 2007
If you go to the TOP of our Home Page and click on BIKES, then choose Pre-Owned, you can see all the bikes we currently have in stock. Now that the weather is starting to get a little nicer - WE WOULD LIKE TO GET EVERYONE ON A BIKE. Give us a call if you see something you like - (408) 295- 0205
sjbmw racing takes a 3rd
April 14, 2007
Brian Parriott and Nate Kern did an outstanding job against substantial odds - multipal bike teams from Suzuki and Aprilia. As a result of our DNF in the 1st race of the year, we started this race well back in the field. Nate took the green flag and posted some very impressive lap times while working his way through the field of riders. At the half way point, Brian took over and continued the attack. Climbing as high as second place at one point - we finished a Fantastic 3rd and got on the Podium!
parriott & kern 3rd fastest in practice
April 13, 2007
From a press release issued by Grand American Roadracing:
MOTO-ST Practice Notes – Saturday April 14, 2007
9:00 a.m. – Pace Car leads bikes out on track to begin Saturday morning’s 90 minute SunTrust MOTO-ST practice session.
9:03 a.m. – Field receives green flag. Conditions are sunny with some cloud cover and a slight breeze.
9:15 a.m. – Fifteen minutes into the session the fastest three overall are the No. 32 Valley Racing Suzuki SV1000S ridden by Josh Day with a time of 1:30.492, the No. 18 Roadracingworld.com Suzuki SV1000S ridden by Michael Barnes with a time of 1:30.660, and the No. 76 R&R Racing Aprilia Tuono 1000R ridden by Dave Estok with a time of 1:31.401.
9: 45 a.m. – Halfway through the session the No. 18 Suzuki is now fastest overall with a time of 1:30.253 recorded by Chris Ulrich. Millson has lowered his time on the No. 79 Suzuki to a 1:36.242.
9:51 a.m. – There are reports of debris from an exhaust on the track surface at the exit of turn 8. The session is red flagged to retrieve the debris.
9:59 a.m. – The session is ready to resume. The pace car leads 20 bikes back onto the track.
10:01 a.m. – Green flag to restart the session.
10:04 a.m. – The No. 6 Aprilia USA Aprilia Tuono 1000R records a time of 1:30.371 to move into second overall and in the SST class.
10:06 a.m. – The No. 6 Aprilia lowers its time to 1:30.225, but remains second overall as Barnes on the No. 18 Suzuki drops his best time to a 1:30.202.
The No. 46 San Jose BMW R1200 moves into third overall with a time of 1:30.322 recorded by Brian Parriott.
10:07 a.m. – The No. 6 Aprilia drops its time to a 1:30.214, still second overall.
10:09 a.m. – The No. 46 BMW lowers its time to a 1:30.235, still third overall.
10:16 a.m. – The No. 6 Aprilia, with Howard aboard, drops its best time to a 1:29.601.
10:27 a.m. – The No. 46 BMW receives the white flag for one lap remaining in the session.
10:28 a.m. – Checkered flag on the No. 46 BMW to end the session. Top five overall and in SST are: #6 Aprilia USA Aprilia Tuono 1000R with a 1:29.601 recorded by Howard, the #18 Roadracingworld.com Suzuki SV1000S with a 1:30.202 recorded by Barnes, the #46 San Jose BMW R1200 with a 1:30.235 recorded by Parriott, the #32 Vallely Racing Suzuki SV1000S with a 1:30.492 recorded by Day, and the #76 R&R Racing Aprilia Tuono 1000R with a 1:30.616 recorded by Estok.
The race starts Saturday at 1pm PST. Go to www.moto-st.com to follow the race live.
customer recieves 200,000 mile award from bmw
April 11, 2007
Joe has been a customer of ours for quite a while. He is a member of one of the oldest motorcycle clubs in America, The San Jose Dons. Recently Joe purchased a new K1200LT from us and we noticed that the bike he was replacing, an R1100RT, had 164,000 miles on it - Wow! With a little checking we found that Joe had accumulated over 250,000 miles on his first two BMWs. We submitted the paperwork for Joe's 200K Award and presented it to him the last time he was in for service. CONGRATULATIONS JOE and thank you for your loyalty to BMW and business with San Jose BMW.