LEEDS, Ala. (June 9) — It’s a short turnaround for the Millennium Technologies/KWR racing team as the MotoAmerica Superbike series heads straight to Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Alabama for this weekend’s races.
This past weekend at Road America was a breakthrough event for Kyle Wyman, as he rode his Superbike to another top-5 finish, but also battled for 5th overall on the race track with the championship leaders of the Superstock 1000 series.
“It feels great to be riding to what I feel is my capability,” Wyman said. “Essentially we are still on a Superstock bike with Superbike number plates, so to be battling with the top Superstock competitors is like battling for a win for us. We have had some lonely races this year but having a six-way battle in both races at Road America makes it way more fun and exciting for everyone.”
Wyman was off to a slow start on Friday, battling electronic issues that sidelined the bike for the majority of the day, making only 6 practice laps in over two hours of available track time. As for Saturday’s Superpole sessions, the usual Wisconsin rain showed up and drenched the track. Wyman qualified 15th overall, again missing out on Superpole 2 by just over one tenth of a second.
“It was a huge bummer to be 15th but after Friday’s woes we were just happy to have a bike that was running,” Kyle said. “We are getting closer with the rain bike however and I’m getting a better feel for riding a very powerful motorcycle in the wet.”
In both races Kyle shot off the line and entered turn one in 6th position, passing 9 riders off the race start alone each time. He then spent the majority of both races in a battle with Superstock competitors Josh Herrin, Claudio Corti and Bobby Fong. Race one ended when Kyle ran out of fuel with a lap to go, and race two ended in a crash.
“Despite the way our races ended, I’m still leaving Road America happier than I’ve been all season long,” Wyman added. “I learned so much this weekend about myself and the bike, and I found some confidence that I’ve been missing this year, and even last year for that matter. I feel like I rode better here than I ever have before, so I’m really looking forward to Barber this weekend.”
Travis Wyman earns podium result in Wisconsin for Millennium Technologies
Travis Wyman competed in the Superstock 600 series again this weekend, earning a 3rd place podium finish in race one for the Millennium Technologies/KWR team.
“It was really an up and down weekend for us,” Travis said. “We didn’t qualify the best but I knew I had the pace to run with the front group. I had a great three way battle in race one for the win and we just got unlucky, came up a little short.”
In race two Wyman battled again in the front pack, but had an early crash that took him out and ended his weekend.
“I just got into turn one a little hot and couldn’t hold my line,” Wyman added. “There are some bumps there and I just lost the front. The bike was pretty tore up. I want to thank my crew for working hard to put it back together, because we have another round coming right up at Barber Motorsports Park.”
The next round at Barber Motorsports Park begins tomorrow morning, June 10th at 11:20am when the Superbike field hits the track for first practice. Be sure to tune in to Bein Sports USA for LIVE coverage of Superbike qualifying and all the races.
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