GRANTSVILLE, Utah — Travis Wyman had a long time to think about how his weekend ended at the Dunlop Championship at Road America. The last time MotoAmerica’s Stock 1000 Class was in action, he crashed out from the lead. He had not climbed back aboard the Weir Everywhere Racing BMW S 1000 RR since the event at Road America on June 1-3 until the Stock 1000 Class got on-track for the first time at the MotoAmerica Championship of Utah Saturday morning. Wyman is locked in a tight battle for the class championship with only five races remaining.
From the first time he took to the 3.048-mile Utah Motorsports Campus track, Wyman worked closely with his team of crew chief Steve Weir and mechanic Alex Torres to perfect the bike’s set-up. With limited track time to get his feeling back with the BMW, Wyman was able to work past the memories of his Road America crash to claim pole position Sunday morning.
The MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Class race will round out the weekend’s action at the Championship of Utah and will be live streamed via Facebook live. The race is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. MDT. Check out MotoAmerica’s Facebook page to watch Travis take one step closer to claiming BMW’s first MotoAmerica championship.
Travis Wyman / #24
“This weekend has been an exercise in mental toughness and I have been able to put the team in the best position possible for this weekend’s race. I started off the weekend not feeling as comfortable on the bike as I had earlier this season. My team really came through for me and we were able to dial the bike in quickly. Sunday morning, I was able to put the bike on pole for this afternoon’s race and am looking forward to the lights going out and fully putting the Road America weekend behind me. We have a great opportunity to get a win this afternoon and take another step toward the championship that the entire team has been eyeing since the season began. I am also really happy that the Stock 1000 Class races will now be broadcast on Facebook live. I would like to encourage everyone to tune in and see the great racing action the Stock 1000 Class has to offer.”
Steve Weir / Crew Chief
“The weekend has started out well for us. Travis had some bad memories of the last round at Road America to fight off and Sunday morning he was able to put it all together and put our BMW S 1000 RR on pole position. Our mechanic Alex Torres really helped get the bike set up to make Travis as comfortable as possible and Travis was able to deliver in the clutch for us. It has been great to watch how Travis has bounced back this weekend and I am expecting him to be contending for another race win this afternoon.”