History Repeats Itself: Triumph Continues Racing Revival

NEWS June 20, 2013

History Repeats Itself: Triumph Continues Racing Revival

Photo Courtesy of Triumph Motorcycles

One Quarter of AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Class Riding Triumphs

Courtesy of Triumph Motorcycles:

Birmingham, Ala. (June 20, 2013) – Triumph Motorcycles continues its AMA Pro Racing resurgence this weekend at the Triumph Superbike Classic in Birmingham, Alabama, where seven racers will ride the Daytona 675R in the Daytona SportBike class. Another two Triumphs will compete in the SuperSport class.

Representing over 25% of the Daytona SportBike field, the riders and team’s companies competing in this premier AMA Pro Racing class include:

• Jason DiSalvo – #40 Latus Motors Racing Castrol Triumph
• Elena Myers – #21 Apex Manufacturing Castrol Triumph
• Bobby Fong – # 50 D & D Cycles Castrol Triumph
• Rob McLendon III – # 16 D & D Cycles Castrol Triumph
• Kenny Riedmann – # 42 Riedmann Racing / Sturgess Cycle Castrol Triumph
• Joey Pascarella – # 52 Riders Discount Racing Triumph

Kyle Wyman, on the Millennium Technologies Cycle Stop Triumph, was also scheduled to compete in the Daytona SportBike class, but suffered a training injury and will not participate this weekend.

The influx of Triumph racers recalls the late 60s and early 70s when the British manufacturer was a dominant force in AMA Pro Racing. AMA Hall of Fame member Gary Nixon won two AMA Grand National Championships aboard Triumphs in 1967 and 1968, while fellow Hall of Famer Gene Romero won the same championship with Triumph in 1970.

The second annual Triumph Superbike Classic, presented by America’s First Credit Union, takes place June 22-23 in Birmingham, Alabama at the world-class Barber Motorsports Park. Television coverage of the weekend’s events can be seen on the CBS Sports Network as part of the network’s Sports Spectactular series. Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, June 22 and resumes at 3:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, June 23 with live broadcasts at 4:00 p.m. EST both days.

Triumph Motorcycles (www.TriumphMotorcycles.com) is the British motorcycle marque that produces a wide range of sport, cruiser, adventure and touring motorcycles. From the storied Bonneville to the class-leading Speed Triple and Daytona 675R, Triumph offers a blend of design, character and performance that result in truly distinctive motorcycles. First established in 1902 and now located in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, Triumph has always set the pace for category-winning machines. The company is solely owned by Bloor Holdings Ltd. and its North American operations are based in Atlanta.

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