Top-tens across the board for Millennium Technologies/KWR at Laguna Seca
SALINAS, Calif. (July 20) -- All three Wyman brothers earned top-ten finishes in their respective races this past weekend during the MotoAmerica Superbike Challenge at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Eldest brother Kyle achieved 7th place in Supersport while Travis and Cody finished 5th and 10th respectively in Superstock 600.
The shortened race weekend while sharing the track with the FIM World Superbike Championship allowed little time for the KWR team to get up to speed. Kyle qualified 7th on his Millennium Technologies Yamaha after struggling in the waning moments of the session.
"We had really great pace early on in the weekend," Kyle said. "We got our suspension working great and finished the first qualifying session fifth fastest, right up there with the front guys. In qualifying two we had an issue with a cold tire and didn't have an opportunity to improve on our lap time."
Wyman launched from his grid spot to settle into a race-long battle with fellow competitors Corey Alexander and Hayden Gillim before breaking away to a three second lead over the chasing duo. He came across the line in 7th, a familiar finishing position for the New Yorker.
"I made some mistakes early on which caused me to lose the lead pack, and I got tangled up with some guys," Wyman added. "My focus from there was just to put down fast laps and try to break them, and I'm glad I was able to do that. We are definitely making headway even though the finishing position hasn't changed much. Once everything clicks I know we'll be fighting in the top-five and for podium spots. I think the next round at Indianapolis will be a great race track for KWR as I've won there before."
In Saturday's Superstock 600 race, younger brothers Travis and Cody battled from their grid positions for the 16-lap final to finish in the top-five and top-ten respectively. Travis fought for the final step on the podium all the way to the checkered flag.
"I really thought I had third place in the bag," Travis said. "I had the pace on those guys, but unfortunately I got caught out by lapped traffic in the last three laps. Sometimes you get lucky with traffic like that and other times it can hurt you. In this case, I didn't come out as lucky."
Travis still maintains 3rd in the Superstock 600 series championship. Cody fought from his 14th spot on the grid to add another top-ten finish to his résumé.
"It was a tough weekend, having to learn a brand new race track with so little track time," Cody said. "I missed a couple rounds but I'm glad I had the opportunity to race at Laguna Seca for the first time and fly the flag for Millennium Technologies. I'm really looking forward to the final race of the season at New Jersey Motorsports Park."
The Supersport series resumes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix August 7-9, 2015 - Superstock 600 will not compete at that event.
The entire Millennium Technologies/KWR team will finish the season at the finale race at New Jersey Motorsports Park on September 11-13, 2015 with all three brothers in their respective classes.
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