BRASELTON, Ga. – As the 2018 MotoAmerica season gets underway this weekend at the iconic Road Atlanta circuit in Braselton, Ga., the BMW-supported Weir Everywhere Racing team is set to begin its assault on the inaugural MotoAmerica Stock 1000 class title. The team worked relentlessly during off-season to prepare their BMW S1000RR, and was able to achieve strong, consistent results in pre-season club racing.
The team has high expectations for the weekend. Team rider Travis Wyman captured one of his three professional road racing victories at Road Atlanta in 2016. As the only BMW entry in the Stock 1000 class, the team is looking to capitalize on Wyman’s proven talent and crew chief Steve Weir’s technical expertise right out of the gate.
Racing for the Stock 1000 class begins on Saturday with practice and qualifying. Sunday is to feature a second qualifying session, with the race set for later in the afternoon. The race can be viewed live on BeIn Sports Connect.
Weir Everywhere Racing is also playing host to a very special guest this weekend. Alec Ingram is a 12-year-old motorsports fan who is battling an aggressive form of cancer. When Weir Everywhere Racing rider Travis Wyman learned about Alec’s situation and love of motorsports through one of his sponsors, Wyman arranged to have Alec and his family flown to Atlanta for this weekend’s event. Wyman also obtained MotoAmerica VIP passes for Alec and his family. Wyman and the rest of the team are hoping Alec and his family will have a fun and exciting weekend watching the on-track action, as well as getting to hang out with Travis and the team on the grid.
Travis Wyman, rider for Weir Everywhere Racing, said: “We are really excited to start our 2018 campaign for the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 title this weekend. I won a race the last time I raced at Road Atlanta, so it’s great to get the season started at a track I where I have had success. I am feeling confident in the BMW S1000RR package we will be running this year, and we are carrying some really positive momentum into this weekend. I am also excited to welcome Alec to his first MotoAmerica event. When I learned about Alec’s condition and how big a fan of motorsports he is, I wanted to do something to support and encourage him. I really want to thank MotoAmerica for supporting my effort to give Alec a very special experience at Road Atlanta this weekend.”
Steve Weir, crew chief for Weir Everywhere Racing, said, “This weekend we are looking to continue the success we had in pre-season club racing. I have talked a lot about how this team has been like a perfect storm, with each element of the team coming together. Hopefully this weekend that storm will continue raging, and we will be able to achieve a strong finish in Sunday’s race. We have a great rider-bike combination, and I truly believe we will be contenders for the Stock 1000 class title this year.”
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