BRASELTON, Ga. (April 19, 2012) – AMA Pro Road Racing roars back to the Northern Georgia countryside this weekend to take on Road Atlanta’s 2.55-mile natural road course for the M1 PowerSports-promoted Triumph Big Kahuna Atlanta presented by Dunlop Tire and LeoVince. Considering the intense racing witnessed during last month’s opening round at Daytona International Speedway and the pre-race hype that surrounds this weekend’s event, fans can expect wheel-to-wheel, bar-to-bar racing action in a setting ripe with entertainment options.
Every position gained or lost during each of this weekend’s race finals will prove vital. Using a moto-style scoring system to determine the top performer in each class, four Big Kahunas will be crowned and awarded beautiful, one-of-a-kind trophies created by Hurley surfboards and designed by Roland Sands and Motorcycle-Superstore.com.
Find out who will become the next Big Kahuna in AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike and AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike by tuning in to SPEED for a set of same-day delayed broadcasts scheduled to begin Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. PT) and Sunday at 11:00 p.m. ET (8:00 p.m. PT). Follow along live as the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport and AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series riders battle for their boards by logging onto http://www.speed2.com. SPEED2 is a broadband service available to customers of Time Warner, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, DISH and Cox. For more information and instructions on gaining access to all of the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com and AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series races, please review the SPEED2 FAQ located at http://www.speed2.com/faq.
AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series
There are 21 Harley-Davidson XR1200s pre-entered for the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series Road Atlanta debut as part of the Triumph Big Kahuna Atlanta presented by Dunlop Tire and LeoVince. This exciting and unique division of AMA Pro Road Racing is set to go green on Sunday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. local time for a 10-lap final on the legendary 2.55-mile natural road course.
At the Daytona opener, Kyle Wyman (No. 33 KWR/ Vesrah/ Kuryakyn Harley-Davidson XR1200) outfoxed his more experienced rivals to score a dramatic victory and take an early points lead with a last-lap draft past eventual second- and third-place finishers and Bartel’s Harley-Davidson teammates Tyler O’Hara (No. 29 Harley-Davidson XR1200) and Michael Barnes (No. 34 Harley-Davidson XR1200). All three are back to battle it out at Road Atlanta, and Wyman will be doing double-duty this weekend; the New Yorker recently announced that he will also be competing in AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike aboard the No. 133 Triumph/STT Triumph Daytona 675.
Another double-duty rider will be AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike standout Steve Rapp (No. 5 Harv’s Harley-Davidson XR1200). Rapp was runner-up for last year’s AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series Championship and he will likely enjoy quick success this weekend.
Fourth in the XR1200 Series point standings heading into the second race weekend of 2012 is veteran David Estok (No. 123 Trev Deeley/Ruthless Racing Harley-Davidson XR1200) followed by teammate Darren James (No. 229 Ruthless/Deeley Racing Harley-Davidson XR1200). Kyle Wyman’s younger brother Travis Wyman (No. 24 Harv’s Harley-Davidson XR1200), Michael Corbino (No. 15 XP Motorsports Harley-Davidson XR1200), Gerry Signorelli (No. 88 Kuryakyn/Racing for a Wish Harley-Davidson XR1200), Josh Chisum (No. 10 Bartel’s Harley-Davidson XR1200) and Nicholas Hansen (No. 97 Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson XR1200) hold positions six through 10 in the point standings, respectively, and all are entered in this weekend’s event.
Post-entries for the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series are accepted until Saturday morning. The first practice for the class will begin at 10:30 a.m. and a 45-minute qualifying session will set the XR1200 Series grid and close out Saturday’s on-track activity. The big twins will begin their 10-lap battle at 12:30 p.m. local time on Sunday afternoon.