ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Travis Wyman is hoping for better fortunes at his home round of the 2019 MotoAmerica season.
The Weir Everywhere Racing BMW rider who graduated from Penfield High School near Rochester, N.Y., and is sponsored by Harv’s Harley-Davidson of Macedon, N.Y., is happy to be rounding out the season at tracks he has ample experience at.
Wyman has had some tough luck the last two times he’s raced professionally at PIRC. The 2018 MotoAmerica Championship of Pittsburgh was Wyman’s first time piloting the Weir Everywhere BMW S 1000 RR around the track. Despite getting one of his best starts of his 2018 season, Wyman’s motorcycle made contact with another bike heading into Turn 1, which caused Wyman to crash. Despite sustaining several minor injuries, Wyman put in a valiant effort when the race restarted. He restarted the race in last place and raced his way to a top-five finish.
In 2016, Wyman was on his way to claiming a front-row starting position in the Supersport Class, but his lap time did not count due to a red flag being thrown seconds before he crossed start/finish. In the race that year, Wyman experienced a false neutral while downshifting for Turn 3 on the first lap and crashed out of the contest.
“It feels good to be heading to a track that I have a fair amount of experience at,” Wyman said. “I spent a lot of time racing the northern portion of the track in my youth, and the newer southern track is a blast to race on. We learned a few things about our suspension set-up at Sonoma that we think will pay big dividends at the Pittsburgh round. Both tracks have lots of elevation change and sets of corners that really flow together. I’m also stoked to be racing in front of friends and family who are making the trip down from Rochester.”
The Stock 1000 Class makes its first appearance of the weekend on PIRC’s 2.8-mile, 19-turn road course at 4:15-4:50 p.m. Friday for practice. The class is back on track twice Saturday, once for another practice session 8-8:30 a.m. and later for its first qualifying session 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Qualifying wraps up Sunday morning 10:50-11:25 a.m. before the race takes place at 4 p.m.
For those attending the MotoAmerica Championship of Pittsburgh, don’t forget to stop by the Weir Everywhere Racing BMW rig in the paddock or the team’s location on the fan walk to try out the same Backmate self-care products that have improved Wyman’s fitness and shortened his injury recovery time.
This weekend’s Stock 1000 race will be broadcast live exclusively on the MotoAmerica Live+ streaming platform. MotoAmerica is offering Live+ subscriptions for the remainder of the 2019 season for $39.99. To purchase a Live+ subscription, visit www.motoamericaliveplus.com.