Kyle Wyman Racing Leaves Virginia With Podiums, Top-10 Finishes

It was a hot weekend in Virginia for the Millennium Technologies/KWR team as the trio of Wyman brothers finished strong in their respective classes for the third round of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship 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 third and second place in races one and two, respectively. Youngest brother Cody scored 16th and 14th 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, Wyman highsided 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.”

X-rays turned up negative for fractures after a trip to Danville Regional Medical Center, and Kyle lined up for Saturday’s race in seventh position on the grid. With two great starts and climbing as high as fourth place in race two, he finished eighth place in both races for the event.

“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 Superstock 600 race one was a hot 18-lap final where Travis and Cody started on the grid in third and 19th, respectively. Travis settled into a trio breakaway with series rivals Joe Roberts and Richie Escalante, with whom he had shared the podium 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.”

Superstock 600 race two appeared to mimic race one in the opening laps, with the same trio of riders breaking away at the front. It wasn’t until lap three that Roberts crashed, leaving 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 in to 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.

“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 can not wait for Road America.”

In the MotoAmerica Supersport championship standings, eldest brother Kyle moved from ninth overall to seventh in the points after this weekend’s races. In the Superstock 600 category, Travis and Cody currently sit third and 19th, respectively.

The series heads next to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. for the fourth round of AMA/FIM MotoAmerica series May 29-31. Stay up to date with KWR by visiting www.kylewymanracing.com.

It was a hot weekend in Virginia for the Millennium Technologies/KWR team as the trio of Wyman brothers finished strong in their respective classes for the third round of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship 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 third and second place in races one and two, respectively. Youngest brother Cody scored 16th and 14th 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, Wyman highsided 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.”

X-rays turned up negative for fractures after a trip to Danville Regional Medical Center, and Kyle lined up for Saturday’s race in seventh position on the grid. With two great starts and climbing as high as fourth place in race two, he finished eighth place in both races for the event.

“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 Superstock 600 race one was a hot 18-lap final where Travis and Cody started on the grid in third and 19th, respectively. Travis settled into a trio breakaway with series rivals Joe Roberts and Richie Escalante, with whom he had shared the podium 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.”

Superstock 600 race two appeared to mimic race one in the opening laps, with the same trio of riders breaking away at the front. It wasn’t until lap three that Roberts crashed, leaving 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 in to 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.

“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 can not wait for Road America.”

In the MotoAmerica Supersport championship standings, eldest brother Kyle moved from ninth overall to seventh in the points after this weekend’s races. In the Superstock 600 category, Travis and Cody currently sit third and 19th, respectively.

The series heads next to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. for the fourth round of AMA/FIM MotoAmerica series May 29-31. Stay up to date with KWR by visiting www.kylewymanracing.com.

Kyle Wyman VIR

Kyle Wyman, #33, MotoAmerica Supersport

Travis Wyman VIR

Travis Wyman, #24, MotoAmerica Superstock 600

Cody Wyman VIR

Cody Wyman, #11, MotoAmerica Superstock 600