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Kyle Wyman Along With Brothers Travis & Cody Leave Virginia Raceway with Podiums

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Travis Wyman made it on the podium at Virginia International Raceway for both MotoAmerica Road Racing events in Superstock 600

Travis Wyman made it on the podium at Virginia International Raceway for both MotoAmerica Road Racing events in Superstock 600 in 3rd and 2nd (Photo by Brian J. Nelson)

For eldest brother Kyle, the weekend at Virginia International Raceway began with a big crash

For eldest brother Kyle, the weekend at Virginia International Raceway began with a big crash and a trip to the hospital near the end of qualifying (Photo by Brian J. Nelson)

It was a hot weekend in Virginia for the K&N air filters supported Millennium Technologies/Kyle Wyman Racing team as the trio of Wyman brothers finished strong in their respective classes for the third round of the AMA/FIM MotoAmerica Road Racing Series at Virginia International Raceway. Supersport competitor Kyle Wyman secured two top-10 finishes while Travis made it four-for-four on the podium in Superstock 600 with a 3rd and 2nd place in races one and two, respectively. Youngest brother Cody scored 16th and 14th place finishes in each Superstock 600 race.

For eldest brother Kyle, the weekend began with a big crash and a trip to the hospital. In the waning moments of qualifying, Kyle Wyman highsided his K&N filters equipped number 33 bike in the turn-two area suffering a bruised forearm and lower back contusions. "Friday was going to plan," Kyle said. "My crew chief Robin Hawley put together a great qualifying strategy and I was gaining a lot of confidence with the bike. It was in the last few moments of qualifying where I ended up crashing while trying to hold on to the back of a faster rider. I was super bummed to see my Millennium Technologies bike tumbling."

The youngest of the Wyman brothers, Cody, scored 16th and 14th at Virginia International Raceway for both MotoAmerica events

The youngest of the Wyman brothers, Cody, scored 16th and 14th at Virginia International Raceway for both MotoAmerica events in Superstock 600 (Photo by Brian J. Nelson)

X-rays turned up negative for fractures after a trip to Danville Regional Medical Center, and Kyle lined up for Saturday's race in 7th position on the grid. With two great starts and climbing as high as 4th place in race two, Kyle finished 8th place in both races for the event on his K&N filters equipped Millennium Technologies motorcycle. "I can't be too disappointed with how the weekend ended," Wyman added. "Saturday's race was really tough for me physically. My back was so stiff that it was hard to change direction of the bike, and VIR is the wrong track to have that problem, especially with the heat and a 23-lap race. Sunday's race went better for me, but I was still in conservation mode. We still made great progress with the bike, and my KWR team stood behind me all weekend. I can't wait for the next round at Road America."

Saturday's first Superstock 600 race was a hot 18-lap final with Travis and Cody Wyman starting on the grid in 3rd and 19th respectively. Travis Wyman settled into a trio-breakaway aboard the number 24 K&N equipped Superstock 600 motorcycle with series rivals Joe Roberts and Richie Escalante, whom he had shared the podium with at the opening round at Road Atlanta. "I got off to a good start in the beginning and just tried to hang on to the pace of Joe and Richie," Travis said. "Unfortunately we ran a little too low of tire pressure and my tire went off after about three laps. Those guys were riding well but I was happy to come away with another podium finish."

Kyle Wyman lined up for Saturday's race in 7th position on the before finishing in 8th place for both races of the MotoAmerica even

Following a crash in qualifying Kyle Wyman lined up for Saturday's race in 7th position on the before finishing in 8th place for both races of the MotoAmerica event (Photo by Brian J. Nelson)

Superstock 600 race two appeared to mimic race one in the opening laps, with the same trio of riders breaking away at the front. However, on lap three Joe Roberts crashed, leaving Travis Wyman and Escalante to fight it out for the win. Travis held on to Richie for a number of laps, until a big moment lost him some time. "Once Joe went down I was just following Richie, studying his lines," Travis said. "I was trying to figure out where he was faster, and where I was faster. When I had that moment in turn one it threw me out of rhythm and from there I settled into second place. I'm happy to have four podiums in four races."

Meanwhile, Cody Wyman progressed from his 16th place finish on Saturday to a 14th place finish in Sunday's final aboard his number 11 K&N filters equipped Superstock 600 bike. "We struggled early on and spent the weekend playing catch up," Cody said. "My team was working really hard with me and we improved drastically each session. I am getting more comfortable with the bike and I cannot wait for Road America."

In the MotoAmerica Supersport championship standings, eldest brother Kyle moved from 9th overall to 7th in the points after this weekend's races. In the Superstock 600 category, Travis and Cody currently sit 3rd and 19th respectively. The series heads next to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for the fourth round of AMA/FIM MotoAmerica road racing May 29-31, 2015.


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