MACEDON, N.Y. (June 1) — For the Millennium Technologies/KWR team, all three Wyman brothers scored career-best finishes in their respective classes in this past weekend’s races at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. for the MotoAmerica Superbike Doubleheader.
Travis Wyman earned his first win in four seasons on Saturday in a wet shootout between him and series rival Joe Roberts. Wyman bested Roberts with a late-race pass for the lead after overcoming a deficit of more than three seconds.
“I felt really comfortable in the wet conditions,” Travis said. “In the beginning of the race I was content to sit behind Joe and study his lines, and then I made a huge mistake in turn one and lost a lot of ground. From there I just rode my Millennium Technologies Yamaha as hard as I could to bridge the gap and it worked out great. It feels amazing to get a win for the KWR team.”
It was Travis’ second-career victory, his first also coming in Road America in 2011. For youngest brother Cody, a 6th place result bested his previous highest finish in the class.
“I just thought Saturday was a better time than ever to put in a good result,” Cody said. “It was super cold and wet out there, but I wanted to make a good race for Millennium Technologies as it was their home race. I had a great battle for fourth, and I wanted more, but I can’t be disappointed with sixth.”
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For the premier 600 class of MotoAmerica Supersport, oldest brother Kyle also faced full-wet conditions and brought home a 6th place finish in Saturday’s race one. The result would match his best finish in the class despite two close calls during the race.
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“I felt comfortable on the bike after we spent some time dialing in our K-Tech suspension for the rain,” Kyle said. “It was just flat-out pouring and windy during the race, but it was the same for everyone. Twice my feet slipped off the footpegs on corner entry and I ran off the track both times. I was really fortunate to keep it upright and bring home a 6th place finish for the team.”
Sunday’s weather brought the same wind and cold, but with sunny skies as opposed to Saturday’s wash-out. The KWR team took to dry conditions and finished off the weekend with more strong finishes. Kyle nabbed another top-10 finish with an 8th place in Supersport race two, while brothers Travis and Cody filed 3rd and 13th finishes in Superstock 600 race two, respectively.
“Although we have been consistently in the top-10 this season, I feel that we haven’t nearly reached the potential that I know our team is capable of,” added Kyle, who leaves Road America sitting 7th place in series standings. “I know that I have to dig deeper in order to get to the front, and I can’t thank my crew enough for continuing to believe in me while we find our way. I’m proud of my brothers for keeping up the hard work and getting results in the Superstock 600 class. Our sponsors like Ballistic Performance Components, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters and many others deserve the exposure for all they do for KWR.”