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Aug 22, 2019

​MotoAmerica: Cody Wyman To Race Westby Yamaha In Junior Cup For Remainder Of 2019 Season

Cody Wyman and his Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R3. Photo by David Swarts.

Cody Wyman, the younger brother of MotoAmerica racers Kyle Wyman and Travis Wyman, will race the remainder of the 2019 MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship on a Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R3.

The Westby Yamaha was left vacant when South African rider Samuel Lochoff abruptly switched to the Celtic HSBK Racing team in the middle of the 2019 season.

“It just happened that Kyle was passing by as [Westby Racing Team Manager] Chuck Giacchetto was thinking about putting somebody on the bike,” Cody Wyman told Thursday at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. “He had people approaching him about it, but he wasn’t really keen to do that. Then Kyle mentioned my name, and Chuck said, ‘Yeah, we’ll put Cody on it for the last three.’”

It may be an uphill battle for Cody Wyman, age 25, as the Yamaha YZF-R3 hasn’t seen much success so far in the 2019 Junior Cup Championship, which has been dominated by riders on Kawasaki Ninja 400s, and Wyman’s limited recent road racing experience has mostly been on 600cc Supersport/Superstock machines.

“I’ve only been on a road race bike six or seven times in the past four years,” said Cody Wyman. “It’s a little bit different from the 600, but I think I can be there even with the Yamaha.”

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