It was a struggle to make it through the final round of the 2020 MotoAmerica season for Klock Werks Travis Wyman Racing BMW, but Wyman finished high enough at the Oct. 23-25 event to finish the season in second place in the Superbike Cup and third in the Stock 1000 championship.
Wyman also competed in the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers exhibition race, scoring a fourth-place finish aboard a Trask Performance-prepared Harley-Davidson Road Glide. The MotoAmerica season finale took place at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif.
The event marked the end of the team’s first season competing with a 2020 edition BMW S 1000 RR. Though the team’s motorcycle experienced engine problems early in the weekend’s racing action, Wyman was able to nurse the bike through the four-race event.
Wyman had a good start to the weekend, scoring third place in Stock 1000 — his fifth front-row starting spot of 2020. Things got difficult for Wyman in the event’s only Stock 1000 race early Saturday afternoon. After getting a good jump off the line, Wyman began drifting down the running order due to a diminished engine performance. Wyman finished Lap 1 in sixth place and remained in sixth for the rest of the 14-lap race.
In the Saturday Superbike race, the motorcycle engine issued got worse. Starting the race from 15th place, Wyman quickly began tumbling down the running order. He fell back to 17th by the end of Lap 1 and was running in 19th when he retired from the contest on Lap 8.
Sunday’s first Superbike race was run in wet conditions, and Wyman made the most of that opportunity. With the conditions making his bike’s lack of horsepower less of a problem, Wyman gradually worked his way up the running order, finishing the race in 12th place. In the third Superbike race of the weekend, Wyman was running 17th most of the race before pulling into the pits on Lap 17. After the team had checked over Wyman’s machine, he was able to rejoin the race, netting a 16th-place finish.
The team’s title sponsor for the event was Klock Werks. The South Dakota-based company makes a variety of parts and accessories for motorcycling and off-road enthusiasts, The company’s wide-ranging line includes handlebars, fenders, patented Flare windshields, klip hanger and ergo handlebars, stamp steel fenders, iOmount phone holders and Shine Werks cleaning products.
The Trask Performance Harley-Davidson Wyman rode was one of 13 custom-built motorcycles that took part in the King of the Baggers race. Trask Performance is based in Phoenix, Ariz., and built the turbocharged machine specifically for the event.
With the 2020 season having come to a close, Travis Wyman Racing BMW thanks its many sponsors and fans for their support during the challenging 2020 season.
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“This wasn’t the way we wanted to end the season, but – for all the adversity we faced this year – everyone on the team is happy with where we finished in both classes. It was a shame we didn’t get to show off the full potential of our BMW here at Laguna Seca, but I’m super proud of what Alex Torres, my mechanic, Steve Weir, my crew chief, and I were able to accomplish this year. We took a motorcycle we’d never raced before, campaigned it against talented grids of riders and finished in the top three in two MotoAmerica classes. It was easily the toughest pro racing season I’ve had between my elbow injury and racing three or four times at each round. I owe a big thank you to Brian Klock of Klock Werks for getting behind my team as our title sponsor this round, and hats off to Trask Performance for the opportunity to race their bike in the King of the Baggers race. I didn’t get a lot of seat time on the Trask bike before this event, but it was a blast pushing the bike as hard as it would let me around Laguna Seca.”
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