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Jun 6, 2014

D&D Castrol Triumph Team Owner McLendon To Race Alongside Rapp, Thornton At Barber

D&D Castrol Triumph to field 3 rider team for Triumph Superbike Classic.

Team Owner/manager, Rob (Robby-Bobby) McLendon will join full time riders Steve Rapp #15 DSB, and Miles Thornton #72 SS in the Triumph Superbike Classic at Barber Motorsports Park.

McLendon will be aboard the #17 Triumph Daytona 675 in Supersport and will be looking for top 10 finish.

"This is my home track and I really feel competitive here moreso than any other track. It happens to be my main sponsor "Triumph Motorcycles" home race as well so I figure the more 675's on the grid the better. With DSB so stacked with Triumphs, and with only 1 Daytona in SS, I felt that it would be a good way to showcase the versatility of our bikes. I really cannot say enough about how amazing it is to work with all the fine people at Triumph Motorcycles. They have supported our effort from the beginning back in 2006 with the Daytona's and I truly cannot fathom riding a different machine."

Steve Rapp will again pilot the team's Daytona Sportbike entry after a 7th place finish at Road America. "Rapp has been a much valued asset to our team as his development and setup skills speak for themselves. The way he approaches issues and simply gets to work evaluates what the bike is doing is simply awe inspiring"

Miles Thornton will again be looking for his first career Super Sport victory on his Triumph Daytona 675. The young gun has shown the speed and was off to a promising start at Daytona until a clutch mechanical set him back. "I really like the bike" Thornton states. "It seems like we've had this little black cloud following us around. We've been fast from the get go but for some reason or another we've had some bad luck. Barber is my home race and I am really looking forward to showing all my fans, friends, sponsors and especially Triumph Motorcycles that I am determined to win on their bike. I have been working really hard to keep upping my skill level and we had a really solid test at Barber so I am super excited to see how we end up."

D&D Cycles is a multi-line European dealership that has been owned by the McLendon family since 1980. Specializing in Triumph, but catering to all makes, the D&D Cycle name has been involved in some sort of motorcycle racing from the start.