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Mar 19, 2014

The Final Round Of Press Releases From The AMA Pro Road Races At Daytona

Gage McAllister (51) leads the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson race at Daytona International Speedway. Photo by Brian J. Nelson/AMA Pro Racing.

LeoVince USA Riders Hayes, Beaubier Victorious in AMA Pro Road Racing at Daytona

Richmond, Calif. - Daytona Beach Bike Week closed with an exciting start to the AMA Pro Road Racing season. LeoVince USA Specialized Products Distribution is sponsoring some of the top talent in each of the four classes with LeoVince exhausts, LeoVince Carbon Fiber, Vortex components and the Dion Device brake lever protector. Those racers did not disappoint at Daytona International Speedway. Over the course of two days—from March 14-15—LeoVince racers accounted for two SuperBike wins and six total podium finishes.

SuperBike

Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier gave Monster Energy Graves Yamaha and the Dion Device a combined two wins in SuperBike. Hayes was victorious in race one on his No. 4 Yamaha YZF-R1. Beaubier finished third in that race, but the SuperBike rookie went on to win race two on his No. 2 Yamaha.

Another top Dion Device rider was Cory West, who scored a pair of ninth-place finishes on his No. 13 Team AMSOIL Hero EBR 1190RS.

Stefano Mesa, whose No. 37 DMS Racing Kawasaki ZX-10 has a LeoVince exhaust and Carbon Fiber, finished tenth and 12th, an outstanding result for the series rookie.

Daytona SportBike

Jake Gagne started his 2014 season off in style, crossing the finish line in second on the No. 32 RoadRace Factory Yamaha YZF-R6. RoadRace Factory utilizes LeoVince exhausts, LeoVince Carbon Fiber and the Dion Device on their Yamahas.

SuperSport

Dustin Dominguez was another LeoVince USA rider who stood on the podium at Daytona. He finished third in the first SuperSport race, riding the No. 68 HSBK Racing Kawasaki ZX-6R, which is outfitted with a LeoVince exhaust. Dominguez later finished sixth in race two.

Felipe MacLean joins RoadRace Factory full-time this year and rode the LeoVince-equipped No. 49 YZF-R6 to 15th and 21st in the SuperSport races.

Harley-Davidson

In the Harley-Davidson series, young talent Gage McAllister made his season debut on the No. 51 Folsom Harley-Davidson XR1200, which is equipped with a Dion Device. McAllister had an outstanding start to the season, finishing third.

For more information about LeoVince USA Specialized Products Distribution, visit their website at www.leovinceusa.com. To keep up with the latest product and racing news from LeoVince USA, be sure to like them on Facebook and sign up for their monthly newsletter at www.facebook.com/leovinceusa.



More, from a press release issued by Kyle Wyman Racing:

Kyle Wyman wins Harley-Davidson stunner; finishes 6th in Daytona 200 debut

DAYTONA BEACH -- 'Kyle Wyman wins Daytona' has become a familiar phrase in the motorcycle racing industry. The KWR team owner grabbed his third win in four attempts at the famed Daytona International Speedway on Friday during a 7 lap drafting war in the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson series opener.

And as if the Harley-Davidson race was merely a warm-up for Saturday, race rookie and Millennium Technologies rider Wyman took home a 6th place result in his first ever Daytona 200, matching his best ever AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike race result.

"I just want to press the rewind button and relive the entire weekend," Wyman said. "I'm looking back and trying to remember all the great moments we had at Daytona this year, and it all just went by too fast. What a day we had on Friday, winning the Harley race at Daytona for a third time, then to have a strong showing in the 200. I'm just so proud of my Millennium Technologies/Ballistic Performance Components crew and sponsors for giving me such a great opportunity."

Wyman, now the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson series points leader for 2014, started from the 3rd position on the grid for the always-exciting H-D final. He said it was just like 2013's race.

"I knew it was going to be a 12-rider drafting war from start to finish," commented Wyman, who also led the most laps of the race. "It was just like last year's battle, and was going to come down to the last lap run from the chicane to the finish line. I can barely remember what happened in those closing stages, but apparently it worked out again for me."

As for his Daytona 200 debut, Wyman started from 13th on the grid after failing to put together a clean lap during final qualifying. He credited his climb to sixth place during the 57-lap, 200 mile race to his KWR/Millennium Technologies crew, who completed two sub-14 second pit stops and built one very fast Yamaha R6 to take to the high banks.

"I can't say enough about crew, who really came together and worked like a well Lucas-oiled machine," Wyman added. "They did such an amazing job on the pit stops, the bike was always in tip-top shape for every session and I'd be willing to bet we had more fun than any other crew out there. It was an experience and memory that I will cherish forever."

Wyman thanked his many sponsors, such as Yamaha Champions Riding School, Lucas Oil, Harv's Harley-Davidson, Evol Technology, Arai Helmets and Sidi Boots, but also a friend who added a boost of morale to the crew just moments before the start of the Daytona 200.

"I also want to thank our good friend Tommy Aquino, who recently passed, for something very special that happened to us before the 200, something that brought life into our crew and made us appreciate and enjoy each others' company more than ever. I dedicate our results this weekend to his memory and to everyone who has become a better person because of Tommy. We will all miss him very much, and his spirit will live in this paddock eternally."

To follow Kyle's career, visit www.facebook.com/kylewymanfans

To build a bike as fast as Kyle's, visit www.mt-llc.com



More, from a press release issued by Wyman Brothers Racing:

Top ten times two for Cody Wyman at Daytona

MACEDON, N.Y. (Mar. 19) -- Harv's Harley-Davidson Suzuki rider Cody Wyman earned his best career finishes this past weekend in the opening rounds of AMA Pro Supersport at Daytona International Speedway.

Wyman came into Daytona with a previous best Supersport finish of 8th, but quickly impressed by running with the lead pack in both finals of the double-header weekend. He finished 4th in race one and 5th in race two.

"I'm really happy to be back racing again, and to have my best finishes come in the first round of the season is awesome," said Wyman, younger brother of fellow AMA Pro Road Racing competitors Kyle and Travis. "I found some comfort early in the bike and was able to stick with the lead pack throughout both races."

Despite earning his best finishes, Cody couldn't help but feel disappointed coming just one position shy of a podium result.

"I wanted to be on the podium so bad," Wyman added. "But I gained a lot of experience riding with the front guys and look forward to the next race at Road America. Big thanks to Harv's H-D, Arai, Lenny Albin, and MotoOption for supporting me this weekend."

Follow Cody's career atwww.wymanbrosracing.com



More, from a press release issued by Bob Aquilar:

Jason had a fantastic start to his professional racing career in the opening round of the 2014 AMA Pro SuperSport season at Daytona International Speedway. Any experienced racer will tell you that Daytona is not an easy track to master. On Thursday, Jason rode Daytona for the first time ever. After a 40-minute qualifying session, Jason was in 10th place among all the riders. In qualifying, Jason quickly jumped up to second place in the standings. Jason dropped down to 3rd, but kept improving his times and ended up 3rd overall, putting him on the front row!

After qualifying on the front row, Jason went on to record two Top 10 finishes and now is tied for 7th place in points for the AMA Pro SuperSport Championship. While most riders would be elated to finish so well in their first pro race weekend, Jason was anything but happy.

“My first AMA Pro SuperSport race went fairly well," said Jason. "Having never rode Daytona before or raced against my competitors, I figured top 10 would be a good goal. I picked up the track quickly and ended up qualifying a surprising third place! This made me want a podium really bad.

"I had a small crash in morning warm-up on Friday. The crash did basically no damage to the bike so I was all set to race. In the first race, I spun up the rear tire on the paint stripe and then it suddenly gripped and put me into a wheelie. Going into Turn 1, I was probably in around 10th place. I felt really good during the race and I started working my way through everyone on the infield. I got stuck in the main group of riders and it was very hard to work my way forward when they would pass me right back on the banking. On the last lap Hayden Gillim and I made contact which made me lose the draft of the main group. I couldn't catch the group in time and I ended up in 8th place.

"I knew what I had to do in Race 2 and I was determined to get on the podium. I got another bad start in race two and I was probably around 10th again going into turn 1. I stayed with the lead group until I ran off track straight through the grass in the chicane. The lead group managed to pull away a little bit after that. But Hayden Gillim and I were catching the lead group fairly quickly. Right when we caught the main group I made the same mistake and ran off track through the grass in the chicane. This made me lose touch with the lead group and it made me lose hope. That lap would've been my fastest lap and I started to lose confidence. The next two laps I was running at a slower pace by myself and I got caught by two other riders that barely beat me to the line. This finish was extremely disappointing and I was very frustrated with myself. I've never made so many mistakes in two races but I've never learned so much in two races. I can't wait for Road America now! Thanks to my team for working hard all week and giving me the best bike out there! Also big thanks to my dad for supporting me through my career and making this happen.”

And a big thanks to all my Sponsors:

Tuned Racing, Tuned Industries, Graves Motorsports, Dunlop Motorcycle Road Racing Tires USA, Galfer Brakes, Worxxx Performance and Machine, Drive Systems USA, RS Taichi, Moto Liberty, Torco Advanced Lubricants, Motoyard.com, Let’s Ride Trackdays, HT Moto, Zero Gravity Racing Corporation, Dynojet, VNM Sportsgear, EFSigns.com, SBKPaint.com, Optimal Racing Bodywork, Vortex Racing, Shorai Batteries, NEXX-USA, AXO, Spider Grips, and Onyx Oil Service.



More, from a press release issued by Moto Media XXX:

Moto Media XXX invaded the Sprint Fan Zone this weekend during the Historic Daytona 200 at Daytona International Speedway. The Cafe Racer Village turned out to be a great success! Thanks to all of those involved in making the event happen.

With just under a month to coordinate, plan and execute, Moto Media XXX was able to add some excitement to the weekend by providing fans something to do during the down times of the race. They were also able to cross promote and bring in motorcycles enthusiasts that had not experienced the races before. The event featured custom builders and vendors from Ohio, Delaware, Baltimore, and all parts of Florida. There was never a dull moment in the village. Soul Custom provided music and atmosphere and the amazingly talented Kevin Dunworth from Loaded Gun Customs/Cafe Racer XXX conducted interviews on stage all weekend long. Kevin had the chance to "get real" with numerous riders from the AMA Pro paddock such as 2013 GoPro Daytona SportBike Champion Cameron Beaubier, American Superbike riders Josh Hayes, Cory West, Huntley Nash and many more. Fans were able to get on stage and join Kevin for Q&A's sessions throughout the day on Saturday. Eric Stump AMA Pro Supersport and XR1200 rider stole the show as he took it into his own hands to get the crow riled up.

"Working with Moto Media XXX during the Daytona 200 with a Triumph win was an epic weekend filled with great interviews during "Real Talk" and wonderful personalities. I can personally tell you the ladies at Moto Media XXX really know how to put an event together," stated Kevin Dunworth.

Benderwerks, Old Soul Young Blood, Triumph North America, Hangar Cycleworks, Bonneville Performance, Soul Custom, Barn Luck Brand, TT Motosport, Café Racer XXX, Loaded Gun Customs, and Fuel clothing kept the Cafe Racer village filled with fans and excitement. We can't forget to thanks the Director and Producers of "Why We Ride" for coming out to help support the event, show the movie, shake the fans hands and sign DVDs. They were such a great addition to everything we were trying to do and we look forward to working with them and everyone again in the future. The fans had multiple opportunities to take home free swag provided by various venders, Café Racer TV, and Ace Café.

We had such a blast with this event and are looking forward to many more in both the AMA Pro Road Racing and Flat Track Paddocks." says Bree Poland. " We are working on the next five Road Racing Rounds now and have a couple surprises in store. None of this would have been possible without the help of AMA Pro, Daytona International Speedway, riders, vendors and fans.

Stayed tuned to motomediaxxx.com for updates on future events and reach out for partnership opportunities. Until then throttle on!!

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