Rapp Takes Barber XR1200 Race


Courtesy of Cycle News

Steve Rapp scored his second straight AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-DavidsonXR1200 victory of the season Sunday at Barber Motosports Park. Rapp moved up to pass early leaders Tyler O’Hara and Michael Barnes to take the win by 5.4 seconds over Barnes.

O’Hara took third in a tight race with Benjamin Carlson. Travis Wyman rounded out the top five.

“I do like this track it reminds me of my home track at Infineon (Sears Point),” Rapp said. “I started the season with nothing going on and Joe from Suburban Harley-Davidson called me and this has been an unexpected bonus for sure.”

Rapp moved to within a point of Barnes in the standing, which will be reset for the championship chase later this season.

Vance & Hines XR1200 Results from Barber Motorsports Park – Sunday, June 23, 2013
1 5 Steve Rapp Mathattan Beach, CA Harley-Davidson XR1200 11 Laps
2 1 Michael Barnes Boca Raton, FL Harley-Davidson XR1200 +05.454
3 29 Tyler O’Hara Petaluma, CA Harley-Davidson XR1200 +10.755
4 45 Benjamin Carlson West Bend, WI Harley-Davidson XR1200 +10.872
5 24 Travis Wyman Macedon, NY Harley-Davidson XR1200 +16.027
6 46 Shane Narbonne Tyngsboro, MA Harley-Davidson XR1200 +31.143
7 2 Barrett Long Miami, FL Harley-Davidson XR1200 +31.790,
8 97 Nicholas Hansen Cedarburg, WI Harley-Davidson XR1200 +33.323
9 96 Ricky Parker Stanley, LA Harley-Davidson XR1200 +33.988
10 44 Adam Raffe Melbourne, VIC Harley-Davidson XR1200 +34.379