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From a press release
issued by D&D Castrol Triumph:
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