Tyler O Hara #29

Tyler O Hara #29

· Multi-time AMA endurance champion,
· 2 FUSA Championships 1998 and 2002,
· 2 National supersport wins 600 and 750.
· 3rd place 2007 Daytona 200.
· 2010 TTXGP Electric Motorcycle Champion.

Interview

How much experience do you have riding an XR1200?
Not very much, just some testing around town

What do you think of spec racing?
I think its great. That’s part of the reason I bought this bike. Its more of a riders class. And it pays good money for finishing well.

What made you decide to race the Vance & Hines XR1200 Series?
The fact that I can go out and buy a bike and do really good at it. I feel its like super moto. I think the XR1200 series is going to be big and I want to be in it at the start – while its still young.

What do you think of the Vance & Hines XR1200 Series?
I think its great for Pro AMA racing to have something like this. I think its going to bring over a lot of cross over fans. I think its awesome.

What’s your typical pre-race meal?
Chicken fettechini

What is your pre-race OCD behavior?
I put my left boot and glove on first.

What is one of your best racing memories?
2010 AMA Supersport Top Gun National Championship. Laguna Seca supermoto 2008, qualified first, won all four of my heat races, won both main events and led every lap. Perfect weekend.

What motivated you to get started racing?
My old man

What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional motorcycle racer?
Building dairy barns

What else is in your garage?
Deer antlers and a Vespa scooter

Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
“The only place success comes before work, is in the dictionary”

How many hours a week are you on Facebook?
2.50 hours

Do you Twitter?
Yes also youtube check it out www.tylerohara.net

What are your favorite magazines and websites?
Cycle news online

Who are your heros?
All the fans that pay to watch us race motorcycles

Beach or mountains?
Mountains

High Fives or FIst Bump?
High Fives

iPhone , Blackberry or Android?
iPhone

Mac or PC?
Mac

Top 3 bands?
LTL clothing, wrangler, chevy

Greatest strength?
Perseverance

Most frustrating challenge?
Funding to race

Do you have a website and or Blog?
www.TYLEROHARA.net