courtesy of AMA Pro Racing:
Three races into the 2012 AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series, three different men have stood atop the podium – Kyle Wyman (No. 33 KLR Group/Vesrah Racing Harley-Davidson XR1200), Tyler O’Hara (No. 29 Bartel’s Harley-Davidson XR1200), and Michael Barnes (No. 34 Bartel’s Harley-Davidson XR1200). O’Hara, whose first AMA Pro victory came last year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, leads Barnes in the points 83-77. Wyman sits three points back with 74.
Of the active competitors, Barnes was the top finisher in last year’s event with a fourth-place result. Barnes clinched his first victory in over a decade on the final lap of the Vance & Hines XR1200 Series race at Infineon Raceway earlier this month. His success last year at Miller Motorsports Park combined with the momentum he has from his win last round are sure to put him in contention for a top podium spot this weekend. Teammate O’Hara will race to keep his top spot in the point standings and improve on last year’s sixth place result in Utah. Last year Wyman finished in eighth position here and will need a better race to find his familiar spot on this weekend’s podium.
With only nine points and milliseconds per race separating these three riders, expect to see another spectacular finish when the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series riders take to the track for their 8-lap race final, scheduled for Monday, May 28 at 1:20 p.m. local time.
AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Point Standings (After Round 3): 1. Tyler OHara (Petaluma, CA) – 83; 2. Michael Barnes (Boca Raton, FL) – 77; 3. Kyle Wyman (Macedon, NY) – 74; 4. Travis Wyman (Macedon, NY) – 47; 5. Michael Corbino (Sarasota, FL) – 43; 6. David Estok (Daytona Beach, FL) – 41; 7. Gerry Signorelli (Colorado Springs, CO) – 38; 8. Darren James (Deep Cove, Canada) – 37; 9. Josh Chisum (Bakersfield, CA) – 36; 10. Shane Narbonne (Tyngsboro) – 33;
SPEED2 Live Streaming Broadcasts and Live Timing & Scoring
Follow along live as the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport and AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series riders battle it out by logging onto http://www.speed2.com. SPEED2 is a broadband service available to customers of Time Warner, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, DISH and Cox. For more information and instructions on gaining access to all of the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com and AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series races, please review the SPEED2 FAQ located at http://www.speed2.com/faq.
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BigM Weekend presented by Lucas Oil Event Features
As is fitting on Memorial Day weekend, America’s armed forces will also be featured, with a Tribute Field of 2,012 American flags erected in the track’s infield and the Zions Bank Military Acre featuring interactive displays from all branches of the armed forces. The United States Marine Corps color guard will present the colors during the opening ceremonies on Monday, prior to a flyover of an F-16 Fighter Jet, a combined effort by the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base. Colonel Sarah Zabel, Commander of the 75th Air Base Wing at Hill Air Force Base, will offer comments during opening ceremonies and the National Anthem will be performed by the 23rd Army Band. All current and veteran military members are eligible for a 50-percent discount on event tickets, this weekend and every weekend.
In addition, there will be a myriad of activities for families to enjoy, including karting at the Miller Kart Track, rides on MMP’s Zip Line, 2-up rides on the racetrack from the Yamaha Champions Riding School, Ford Raptor rides on MMP’s off-road desert course, thrill rides in Dodge Chargers and Challengers, a fan party/autograph session on Saturday evening, pit walks, vendors, non-stop entertainment from local bands and performing groups in the paddock throughout the weekend, stunt bike demonstrations and plenty of good food.
Tickets for the event are priced at $35 for General Admission and $45 for Grandstand Seating on Saturday, and at $40 for General Admission and $50 for Grandstand Seating on Sunday and Monday. Tickets for kids aged 6-12 are priced at $5 for General Admission and $10 for Grandstand Seating all three days. Kids aged 5 and under are admitted free of charge.
To obtain tickets for or information about The BigM Weekend presented by Lucas Oil, visit the track’s website at www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com or call 435-277-RACE (7223).