Kyle Wyman #33

Kyle Wyman #33

Wyman will compete on the No. 33 RMR Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Racing Harley-Davidson XR1200 in the Vance & Hines XR1200 Series.

Personal

Enjoys skiing and hunting in the offseason, as well as riding motocross and road cycling during the summer.

Career Highlights

·T wo time AMA Sports National Flat Track Champion
· 2009 – Finished 11th in AMA Pro SuperSport East with a best finish of fourth at Daytona
· Competed in the final rounds of AMA Pro Daytona SportBike with a best finish of 14th.
· Inaugural Daytona XR1200 race winner
· AMA Sports National Flat Track Champion
· Best finish of 6th in 2010 AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike at Barber

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