Road America to Host AMA Pro Road Racing this Weekend

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courtesy of AMA Pro Racing:

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (May 31, 2012) – The fast and flowing 4.05-mile natural road course at Road America will serve as the theater of war for AMA Pro Road Racing this weekend as each of the Series’ four title chases continue to heat up. An iconic American motorsports facility with a rich history in motorcycle racing, Road America is also one of the most exciting and challenging tracks on the AMA Pro Road Racing calendar. Since 2009, there have been five different AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike victors on three different brands in the last six race finals.

AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series

Last weekend’s AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series race at Miller Motorsports Park brought more success to the Series’ top three riders. Tyler O’Hara (Bartel’s Harley-Davidson) grabbed his second victory in four races, becoming the first racer this season to double up in the win column.  Kyle Wyman (KLR Group/Vesrah Racing Harley-Davidson) and Michael Barnes (Bartel’s Harley-Davidson) had to settle for second- and third-place finishes in what became a lonely race.

Heading into Harley-Davidson’s home state, the point standings remain tight based on shared success and close finishes from the series top three riders. O’Hara’s second victory lunged him 16 points ahead of Wyman, 115-99, with Barnes one point back.

Last year, Road America’s 4.05-mile track proved to be a challenge for the current Vance & Hines XR1200 Series leading men. Veteran Barnes just missed a podium, qualifying and finishing in fourth while O’Hara and Wyman raced side by side for eighth- and ninth-place finishes. Kyle’s younger brother Travis Wyman (Harv’s Harley-Davidson) will be looking to repeat last year’s success and fill his brother’s recent spot on the podium.

The AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series riders take to the track for their 7-lap race final on Sunday, June 3 at 12:30 p.m. local time.
AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series Point Standings (After Round 4): 1. Tyler O’Hara (Petaluma, CA) – 115; 2. Kyle Wyman (Macedon, NY) – 99; 3. Michael Barnes (Boca Raton, FL) – 98; 4. Michael Corbino (Sarasota, FL) – 61; 5. David Estok (Daytona Beach, FL) – 56; 6. Gerry Signorelli (Colorado Springs, CO) – 54; 7. Darren James (Deep Cove, Canada) – 51; 8. Josh Chisum (Bakersfield, CA) – 49; 9. Travis Wyman (Macedon, NY) – 47; 10. Shane Narbonne (Tyngsboro) – 40;

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.

Live Timing & Scoring of all on-track sessions is available at http://live.amaproracing.com/rr/. Between the races, stay connected with AMA Pro Road Racing at www.twitter.com/AMAProSBK and www.facebook.com/AMAProRoadRacing.

Tickets are still available and additional event details; ticket pricing and camping information can be found at www.roadamerica.com or by calling 800-365-7223. Races run rain or shine and kids 12 and under are free with an adult.

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