After Stage 5 of the Motorcycle Cannonball 2016, 23 participants were tied for first place.
The cross-country race is in honor of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Erwin "Cannonball" Baker's record-setting 11-day ride in 1914.
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Erwin "Cannonball" Baker is who the cross-country ride is inspired by. Photo: AMA archives
Vintage motorcycle enthusiasts aboard 100-year-old bikes have traveled 1,071 through Stage 5 and still have 10 stages to go.
After Stage 5, the race is led by the following individuals with perfect scores: Dean Bordigioni, Frank Westfall, Byrne Bramwell, Jeff Tiernan, Victor Boocock, Vern Acres, Andreas Kaindl, Richard Asprey, Kevin Waters, Stu Surr, Steve DeCosa, Ben Brown, Erik Bahl, Anthony Rutledge, Mike Bell, Dave Holzerland, Doc Hopkins, Jon Neuman, Kevin Naser, Dave Minerva, Scott Byrd, Steve Rinker and Jared Rinker.
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Cris Sommer-Simmons moved up three spots to 11th place on Wednesday, Sept. 14, after arriving in Cape Girardeau, Mo., for the night. On Sept. 15, riders departed on Stage 6 to Springfield, Mo.
On Sept. 10, 90 riders departed Atlantic City, N.J., on their 3,304 mile route across the country in hopes of arriving at San Diego, Calif., on Sept. 25. The race is held in honor of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Erwin "Cannonball" Baker's record-setting 11-day ride in 1914.
For full results from Stage 5, visit www.motorcyclecannonball.com. Note: Due to weather and road conditions, the promoter extended the arrival window for Stages 1 and 3, but did not do that for Stage 2. The promoter has now extended the arrival windows for all remaining stages and is retroactively extending the arrival window for Stage 2 by the same 30 minutes as Stages 4-15 (Stage 4 was extended an additional 30 minutes because of road construction). The resulting changes to the Stage 2 scores are reflected in the Stage 5 and all remaining stage results.
To view the detailed schedule for the ride, visit www.motorcyclecannonball.com/theroute.