2023 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship
Mission King of the Baggers – Spherical One – Street Atlanta
Pictures by Brian J. Nelson
Mission King Of The Baggers Race 1
H-D Screamin’ Eagle’s Kyle Wyman was unstoppable within the first of two Mission King Of The Baggers races at Street Atlanta on Saturday.
After botching his line and shift factors within the opening laps, Wyman settled in and pulled away from his pursuers to take his second win of the season and his seventh profession King Of The Baggers victory.
On the finish of the eight-lap race, Wyman was 3.908 seconds away from defending champion Tyler O’Hara, the Indian Bike/Progressive/Mission Meals-backed Challenger rider holding off the advances of Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson’s Hayden Gillim and Sac Mile/SDI Racing/Roland Sands/Indian’s Bobby Fong on the end line.
O’Hara beat Gillim by .137 of a second with Fong simply one other .177 of a second behind.
Mission King Of The Baggers Race 2
Kyle Wyman rode his Harley-Davidson Street Glide to victory once more on Sunday after passing Indian Bike/Progressive/Mission Meals’ Tyler O’Hara on the opening lap and sped to his second successive victory.
O’Hara completed 1.830 seconds behind Wyman with Sac Mile/SDI Racing/Roland Sands/Indian’s Bobby Fong third. Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson teamsters Hayden Gillim and James Rispoli completed fourth and fifth, respectively.
Kyle Wyman – Mission King Of The Baggers Winner
”That’s the way you need to do it, other than the problem was a bit of little bit of a throwaway, however we gained each session and gained each races. That’s form of the way you need to do it. I form of wheelied on the beginning and needed to roll out of it. Didn’t fairly get the launch I wished. Went to the brakes a bit of bit sheepishly, I’d say, for flip one and Tyler bought the wheel beneath me. I haven’t ridden behind Tyler in what looks like a very long time. I don’t suppose in any respect this 12 months and possibly even in direction of the top of final 12 months not a lot. So, simply to see that factor. There have been a pair locations the place I felt like our power in that first sector actually confirmed. Even on the warmup lap, I felt like if I wished to get a run over flip 5, I wanted to provide myself a bit of little bit of area often because we’ve bought fairly tall gearing by way of there. So, I form of gave myself a bit of little bit of area. Gave myself a chance to see the place the strengths and weaknesses have been between the 2 of us. I had a reasonably good run on the again straightaway. He touched the rev limiter in one in every of his gears and form of bought me a bit of little bit of a run down the again straight, it appeared like. I hit my shifts fairly good, however he might need missed one and it bought me alongside of him going by way of 9. We have been form of side-by-side going by way of ten. We have been each preventing for the place a bit of bit. He ended up taking the additional chew that put him off the monitor however stored it on two wheels and ended up second. However from there, I had a couple of second hole after which constructed it as much as two, or 2.6. Then simply form of managed the tempo from there. Went a bit of bit faster as we speak than yesterday, as did everyone I feel went faster as we speak. I had a facet quess of a 29 and didn’t fairly get it this weekend, nevertheless it’s no large deal if we bought the W.”
Together with his third straight victory, Wyman now leads the championship level standings with 75 factors, eight factors away from Rispoli and 10 factors forward of Gillim. Defending Mission King Of The Baggers Champion O’Hara is 14 factors behind in fourth place.
Mission King Of The Baggers Race 1 Outcomes
|Not categorized (75% = 6 Laps)|
|DNF||14 Frankie Garcia||H-D||DNF|
Mission King Of The Baggers Race 2 Outcomes
|11||Eric Stahl||H-D||+1 Lap|
|DNF||713 Robert Johnson||H-D||DNF|
Mission King Of The Baggers Standings