DAY 1 :
Seemingly everybody had some form of difficulty to cope with within the opening spherical of the Mission King Of The Baggers collection at Daytona Worldwide Speedway, however Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson’s James Rispoli dealt together with his higher than the remainder to take his first profession victory within the class.
Rispoli was operating second and giving chase to early chief Kyle Wyman when he made the save of his life and in some way stayed on board his Street Glide regardless of a seemingly limitless and cruel tank slapper on the excessive banks. As soon as he acquired that underneath management, he was retaining the strain on Wyman when the H-D Screamin’ Eagle Street Glide expired with 5 laps to go. From there it was a battle to the end with Rispoli and his teammate Hayden Gillim joined by the second manufacturing facility Harley of Travis Wyman. The 2 Vance & Hines riders then acquired a scare when Travis Wyman’s Street Glide suffered a mechanical failure on the banking. The concern of oil on the banking introduced out the purple flag and Rispoli had his first win within the bag with Gillim second.
Defending Mission King Of The Baggers Champion Tyler O’Hara completed third on his Indian Bike/Progressive/Mission Meals Indian Challenger regardless of having to start out from the again row when the staff didn’t get him and his teammate Jeremy McWilliams out of pit lane in time for the sighting lap.
The primary of the Crew Saddlemen Harley was ridden to fourth place by Cory West, who completed 13.1 seconds off the lead and nicely away from McWilliams, who was simply 1.4 seconds forward of Baggers rookie and former Superbike racer Jake Lewis.
Along with the 2 manufacturing facility Harleys, Bobby Fong was one other knocked out of the race with mechanical issues on his Sac Mile/SDI Racing/Roland Sands/Indian Challenger.
REV’IT! Twins Cup – All Rodio
MotoAmerica races at Daytona Worldwide Speedway are usually determined by lower than a second. Rodio Racing – Powered By Robem Racing’s Gus Rodio determined to flip that as he rode to his first profession victory within the REV’IT! Twins Cup class by an exceptional 8.538 seconds.
Rodio was initially embroiled in a battle on the entrance with 4 others, although that was damaged up when Dominic Doyle crashed and took Ben Gloddy with him. It additionally hindered Jackson Blackmon’s progress as he needed to take evasive motion to keep away from the carnage. That left Rodio to battle with defending REV’IT! Twins Cup Champion Blake Davis.
Trackday Winner/Blackmon Racing’s Blackmon, in his first race again after a protracted rehabilitation of a badly damaged ankle, didn’t surrender and he was rewarded with an eventual second place after he caught and handed the reeling Davis, who would find yourself fourth. Blackmon was hounded to the end line by Cycle Tech’s Hayden Schultz, however he barely beat Schultz to the road by simply .060 of a second.
Fifth place went to Ed Sullivan, the Giaccmoto Yamaha Racing rider whose actual job is crew chief for Mathew Scholtz’s Westby Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike.
Mission Tremendous Hooligan Nationwide Championship
If getting Daytona’d isn’t a verb, it should be. The definition can be: Daytona’d (verb) to guide the whole race solely to be overwhelmed by a fraction of a second on the draft run from the ultimate chicane to the end line on the tri-oval of Daytona Worldwide Speedway.
Many have suffered the destiny of being Daytona’d and on Friday it was Bobby Fong’s flip. Fong and his Roland Sands Design/Indian Bike-backed FTR1200 led 99.9 p.c of the six-lap Mission Tremendous Hooligan Nationwide Championship race on the Speedway, nevertheless it was the .1 p.c that damage as Tyler O’Hara beat him to the road by .064 of a second on his Indian Bike/Progressive/Mission Meals-sponsored FTR1200.
O’Hara’s teammate Jeremy McWilliams accomplished the rostrum in third, the Northern Irelander 1.2 seconds behind O’Hara and .144 of a second forward of Cory West and the Crew Saddlemen Harley-Davidson Pan America.
Fong’s teammate Kyle Ohnsorg completed a lonely fifth.
Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati NYC’s Josh Herrin will begin Saturday’s Daytona 200, sponsored partly by Pirelli and Bridgestone, from pole place after main the 15-minute Time Assault remaining qualifying session together with his 1:48.741. He might be joined on the entrance row by Celtic/Tytlers Cycle/TSE Racing’s PJ Jacobsen and Imaginative and prescient Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Tyler Scott.
Along with a stable effort that led to a front-row beginning place, Scott and his Imaginative and prescient Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki have been victors within the second annual MotoAmerica Pit Cease Problem that was held on the finish of on-track motion on Friday.
Tyler O’Hara – Tremendous Hooligan Nationwide Championship, Winner
“It was a superb race. Bobby (Fong) had actually good tempo all weekend. That was the primary time we acquired to trip collectively, and he had a very clear, open observe. I used to be within the again studying and made just a few errors myself and he gapped me. I used to be in a position to reel him again in, after which the lapper there by means of the chicane positively performed a giant position. I don’t know if I used to be going to have the ability to draft move him on the end. He principally broke the draft. It was a superb race. Simply to comb the rostrum, Indian Bike, that’s big for any motorbike… all of our sponsors, Progressive have come on board this 12 months, and Mission Meals. Everyone. Elements Limitless. To win at Daytona is particular. Simply coming right here it’s an incredible feeling. Simply actually having fun with it. Having enjoyable and actually simply persevering with to develop these bikes. It’s quite a lot of enjoyable.”
Gus Rodio – REV’IT! Twins Cup, Winner
“I didn’t actually know what to anticipate coming right here. There as quite a lot of unknowns, after all. It’s the primary race of the 12 months, my first race within the class since final 12 months at Daytona. I’ve been coaching with Brandon (Paasch). He’s like my large brother. It’s actually cool to have any person like that that I can simply exit and keep on the home, spin laps, and actually study one thing from him. I’m at all times chasing him. So, I’m actually joyful. I can’t ask for something extra. My Rodio racing Aprilia feels unimaginable. I’ve by no means actually felt a motorcycle that I simply clicked with, and I simply really feel like I’m one with this motorbike proper now. Clearly, that makes me joyful so I’m having enjoyable whereas I’m driving. I can put collectively clear laps and simply keep constant on my own and simply keep targeted all through the race.”
James Rispoli – Mission King Of The Baggers, Winner
“I noticed my life flash twice after which it simply saved going. I used to be like, ‘perhaps I’ll get out of it.’ It simply saved going all the way in which up the banking. I don’t know, man. I summoned all of the power from my ancestors to maintain that one going straight. However on the finish of the day, to be sincere, it was a very enjoyable race. As soon as we noticed Tyler (O’Hara) and Jeremy (McWilliams) not on there (the grid), the sport plan is at all times to race onerous however a little bit totally different as a result of the Harleys react the identical manner. So, me and Hayden (Gillim) have been simply clicking off laps, passing one another in good spots. I feel we discovered the place he was sturdy, the place I used to be sturdy, and we simply made it work. To be sincere, it’s a disgrace to see each manufacturing facility Harleys exit, however I type of really feel like we have been monitoring them down a little bit bit in some areas. Perhaps he was simply blowing up. I don’t know. I really feel like me and Hayden did an exceptional job of simply working collectively. You bought to try this right here at Daytona. Then me and Hayden began making fairly a little bit of errors on the market, operating vast and stuff. I used to be simply hoping no one else would catch up. I noticed some individuals coming. Travis (Wyman) acquired in there with us, and he had a little bit little bit of a second. Fortunately, he’s tremendous stable and acquired proper off the road. However I’m simply stoked. Vance & Hines have labored their butts off this low season. We exit in FP1 and if we’re gradual a mile an hour, it’s all forgotten, and it might probably’t be. These guys work so onerous. We’re within the combat. Yeah, we would not have the mile an hour, however we lasted, and we acquired one and two. It’s the primary King Of The Baggers (spherical). I’m tremendous pleased with my staff and my teammate. We’ll simply preserve going. Terry (Vance) – simply get the purple numbers out as a result of we’re trying on the purple plate, child.”
H-D Screamin’ Eagle’s Kyle Wyman made up for the frustration of failing to complete the primary of two Mission King Of The Baggers races on Friday with a dominating eight-second victory on Saturday at Daytona Worldwide Speedway.
Wyman’s manufacturing facility Harley-Davidson Street Glide coasted to a cease in Friday’s first Baggers race, forcing the 2021 King Of The Baggers Champion to look at Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson’s James Rispoli rating his first profession victory within the opening spherical of the championship.
And everybody paid the value for his disappointment as Wyman went on a tear on Saturday, main each lap of the eight-lap race to beat Rispoli by 8.030 seconds. Third place went to Rispoli’s teammate Hayden Gillim, a day after Gillim completed second. Crew Saddlemen’s Cory West completed fourth together with his teammate Jake Lewis rounding out the highest 5.
Defending Mission King Of The Baggers Champion Tyler O’Hara had an off-day with the Indian Bike/Progressive/Mission Meals-backed Californian operating off in flip one and ending the race in 11th. O’Hara’s teammate Jeremy McWilliams was additionally off the tempo, ending 11th after simply shedding out in a battle with Roland Sands Design/Indian Bike’s Kyle Ohnsorg.
REV’IT Twins Cup – Mesa!
Veteran Stefano Mesa made essentially the most of his one-off look on the MP13 Racing Yamaha YZF R-7 to win Saturday’s REV’IT! Twins Cup race at Daytona Worldwide Speedway. Mesa, who was driving as a alternative for the injured Kayla Yaakov, topped Friday’s winner Gus Rodio by simply .162 of a second after 5 laps of the Speedway.
Rodio, who received Friday’s REV’IT! Twins Cup race, was nicely away from Trackday Winner/Blackmon Racing’s Jackson Blackmon.
Mesa failed to complete Friday’s race one with a mechanical downside.
Defending REV’IT! Twins Cup Champion Blake Davis completed fourth, a tick over six seconds behind Blackmon and simply .358 of a second forward of Cycle Tech’s Hayden Schultz.
Mission Tremendous Hooligan Nationwide Championship – West DQ’d, O’Hara Wins
Crew Saddlemen’s Cory West received the Mission Tremendous Hooligan Nationwide Championship race on Saturday at Daytona Worldwide Speedway, however his Harley-Davidson Pan America didn’t move technical examination and West was stripped of his victory.
West’s misfortune was Indian Bike/Progressive/Mission Meals’ Tyler O’Hara achieve, as he inherited the victory with West’s disqualification. O’Hara’s teammate Jeremy McWilliams completed second immediately, a day after ending third in race one. O’Hara’s win was his second as he accomplished an ideal weekend within the class.
Gray Space Racing’s Mark Value rode his KTM to 3rd after barely beating Vigilante Racing’s Nate Kern and his BMW to the road. Tytlers Cycle Racing’s Stefano Mesa was fifth on an Energica electrical motorbike.
Twins Cup – Stefano Mesa, Winner
“First off, I wish to want Kayla (Yaakov) a wholesome restoration, speedy restoration. Similar with Ben (Gloddy) and Dom (Doyle) that simply crashed within the race. Grateful for Melissa (Paris) and Josh (Hayes) to come back supply me the trip for the twins, particularly figuring out I’ve by no means been on one thing like that. I’m the man that rides quite a lot of totally different bikes, however by no means been on a Twins Cup bike. Was only a good weekend proper off the bat. Felt good on the bike proper within the apply and simply saved working from there. How Gus (Rodio) mentioned, I’m type of the older one within the class, you can say, and the one with essentially the most expertise. So, it was type of good to go and race with all the youngsters. I trip with these youngsters rather a lot. I’ve coached them. I’ve tried to get them quicker up to now, so positively driving with them was a superb expertise. It’s good to see how briskly they’re going, how a lot they’re pushing these little issues, as a result of they’re completely driving it to the restrict. Simply grateful for the chance and grateful to get the win.”
Mission King Of The Baggers – Kyle Wyman, Winner
“Positively anger, a little bit little bit of frustration as a result of I simply know the way good the bike is when it’s all there like we developed it. To have it type of finish like that yesterday was irritating for certain. What can I say? The boys have accomplished their homework over this winter. Clearly, we’ve got a fairly sturdy package deal. We’re nonetheless not the quickest bike in a straight line, which was fascinating. However we’re in a very great place for the remainder of the season. I don’t know precisely the place the factors shake out. James (Rispoli) crammed each his baggage stuffed with factors. I solely crammed the one aspect, so we’ll must see type of the place it’s at. I’m tremendous joyful to complete the weekend on a excessive be aware as a result of then it appears like a superb weekend.”
Mission Tremendous Hooligan Nationwide Championship – Tyler O’Hara
“Chess, not checkers. You should put your self ready to win on the final lap, and I used to be in a position to obtain that. I’m very pleased with my entire Indian Bike Progressive Mission Meals staff. My Indian FTR1200 was enjoyable to trip at Daytona.”
From Paul Carruthers through www.motoamerica.com/