Millennium Technologes rider Kyle Wyman shines through rain-affected Mid-Ohio event
NEWS July 23, 2014
Photo by Brian J Nelson
Courtesy of Kyle Wyman Racing:
MACEDON, N.Y. (July 23, 2014) - Millennium Technologies rider Kyle Wyman earned impressive results in both the Daytona Sportbike and Harley-Davidson series races, all held on Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Wyman faced a long day at the office when weather forced AMA Pro Racing to reduce the weekend to a one-day format. He raced both Daytona Sportbike races in one day, finishing 11th and 7th respectively, with a 4th place finish in the Harley-Davidson race in between.
"That was certainly the longest day I've ever had in racing," Wyman said. "Three races is a lot for one day, but I really didn't mind it all that much. I had a ton of fun in both classes, especially in race two on the DSB bike. We finally found a great setup and I was very comfortable."
Wyman's 7th place result was his first top-ten finish since round two at Road America in June, and his best finish since his breakthrough 6th place in the Daytona 200 in March.
"I feel like we are on a climb back towards the front." Wyman added. "We had a little bit of a slump mid-season, but I feel New Jersey in September will be my strongest track on the schedule. I can't thank Millennium Technologies enough for standing behind me and supporting me in such a big way this season. I want to reward them with a pair of top-5 finishes at the end of the year."
The AMA Pro Harley-Davidson series race from Mid-Ohio was a barn-burner, as always. Wyman found himself in a scrap of five riders, all fighting for the top spot on the podium. Ultimately he could only muster a 4th place result, his first time finishing a race off the podium in two seasons.
"I was definitely disappointed to not be riding over to the podium after the race," said the 24-year old. "I've either been on the podium or in the gravel trap every race the past couple seasons, so I really am ready to get to the next race and redeem myself. Next up is the doubleheader at Indianapolis, a place I've won before and a huge race for us on the Harleys. I can't wait for that one."
Wyman improved to 8th place in the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike series points standings, and remains in the 6th position in Harley-Davidson points standings after Mid-Ohio.
The next event will take place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, August 9-11. The event will include only the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson series as a support race for MotoGP.
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