ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — It was a weekend of close racing and tough luck for Weir Everywhere BMW rider Travis Wyman at the MotoAmerica Dunlop Championship at Road America.
The 2018 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Class runner up and Las Vegas resident entered the weekend hoping to score his first win of the 2019 season at the class’ first doubleheader event May 31-June 2 at Road America. Two of Wyman’s five career MotoAmerica victories have taken place on the historic 4.048-mile circuit, and Wyman scored the first-ever Stock 1000 pole position at the track in 2018.
The team started the weekend off strong as Wyman claimed a front row starting position. In Saturday’s Race 1, Wyman got a good start aboard the team’s BMW S 1000 RR but got separated from the leading two riders early in the race. He then found himself in a close battle for third place and missed out on a podium finish by 0.112 seconds. In Sunday’s Race 2, Wyman was in the leading group of three riders from the start. He was making a move for the lead on the last lap when he lost traction on his front tire and crashed out of the race. While a race win eluded him, Wyman left Road America having maintained fourth place in the Stock 1000 championship standings.
The next round of the MotoAmerica series takes place on a new track layout at Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah (formerly known as Miller Motorsports Park). For 2019, all MotoAmerica classes will race on the 2.2-mile East Course. Wyman has ample experience at the facility as a motorcycle road racer and as an instructor for the Ford Performance School, which should help the team get its BMW package dialed in quickly.
Travis Wyman / #24
“It ended up being a tough weekend for us, but we did collect some valuable championship points and are still in the battle for the class title. Everyone on our team really stepped up their game this weekend and we had two good qualifying sessions that put our BMW S 1000 RR on the front row. I had a great battle with another rider in Race 1 and just came up a little short drafting him to the finish line. We made some changes after Race 1, and it was great battling for the lead in Race 2. I made an aggressive move that unfortunately didn’t work out on the last lap, but that’s how racing goes sometimes. While everyone on the team expected stronger race results this weekend, we found a really good setup for Race 2 and will take what we learned to the next round. I have a lot of experience at UMC and expect to be right back at the front there.”
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