KYLE WYMAN #33

KYLE WYMAN #33

Wyman will compete in the entire 2014 Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series aboard the No. 33 KWR/Millennium Technologies XR1200

Personal

Team owner of Kyle Wyman Racing, and rider, dedicated to the sport of motorcycle racing and motorsports marketing alike.
Avid cyclist, traveler and former flat track racer.

Career Highlights

2013 – Battled injury, but competed in select rounds of Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series with a best finish of 2nd place at Daytona International Speedway.
2012 – Finished second in the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Series. Posted four wins early in the season before suffering an injury at New Jersey. Raced for KLR Group.
2011 – Had a successful season in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series, finishing the season fifth in the point standings with three Top 5s including his breakout win in the season opener at Daytona. Raced for RMR/Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Racing. Also contended four rounds of Daytona SportBike earning a best finish of 9th place at Mid-Ohio. Raced for Witchkraft Racing and RidersDiscout/Jake Holden Racing.
2010 – Ran in inaugural AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series, competing in four of five races. Started from front row at New Jersey and finished a season high third there. Ended ninth in the XR1200 standings with 36 points. Also competed in five Daytona SportBike races to finish 17th in the standings.

Interview

What’s it like to race an XR1200 spec class bike and how does the racing compare to your other events?
The bike is a lot of fun to ride. It compares to riding an XR750 I raced in my dirt track days the power delivery is similar. The racing is really close too because everybody is on the same equipment and it really just comes down to who wants it the most.

What made you decide to race the Vance & Hines XR1200 Series?
I’ve been around Harley-Davidson for my entire life, so it was a no brainer for me to join the series. The bikes look awesome, I knew the racing would be close, and it’s going to bring in a whole new fan demographic.

What do you think of the Vance & Hines XR1200 Series?
So far so good! I was unable to get back into the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike series for 2011, so the XR1200 series was an open door for me to continue racing at a pro level and keep my face in the paddock. The spec racing is a great concept, and it has produced some incredible racing action all through 2010 and into Daytona this year.

What’s your typical pre-race meal?
The night before a race I like to get some pasta – gotta get that stored energy!

What is your pre-race OCD behavior?
I gotta have my Kicker headphones on getting fired up! I’m not much of a conversationalist.

What is one of your best racing memories?
Winning the inaugural XR1200 race at Daytona

What motivated you to get started racing?
My parents bought me a PW50 when I was 5 years old. I entered my first flat track race when I was 8 and never looked back!

What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional motorcycle racer?
Running a race team

What’s the best thing about being a professional athlete?
Carrying the responsibility of a role model, and being rewarded for hard work.

What else is in your garage?
2007 Dodge Ram 1500

Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
Hard work pays off

How many hours a week are you on Facebook?
Quite a few, but mostly because it’s a great marketing tool

Do you Twitter?
www.twitter.com/kylewyman – follow me!

What are your favorite magazines and websites?
Road Racing World and Roadracingworld.com, Cyclenews.com and Racerxvt.com

Who are your heros?
Ben Spies, My Dad

Beach or mountains?
Smokey Mountains

iPhone , Blackberry or Android?
iPhone 4 all the way

Mac or PC?
Mac

Top 3 bands?
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Drake, Third Eye Blind

Greatest strength?
Setting goals and not letting anything get in my way

Most frustrating challenge?
Recovering from my broken leg in late 2009/early 2010.

Do you have a website and or Blog?
My website is www.kylewymanracing.com.
I update my blog on AMA Pro Racing before and after each race at:
www.amaproracing.com/rr/blogs/post.cfm?did=3291