VANCE & HINES HARLEY-DAVIDSON SERIES 2011 COMPETITORS

VANCE & HINES HARLEY-DAVIDSON SERIES 2011 COMPETITORS

Jason DiSalvo #40

Team: Latus Motors Racing
Sponsors: RSRacecraft, FMF, Pilot, Silkolene, Motosport, Kyle Racing
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Titles: Won the 2011 Daytona 200
Rode a motorcycle for the first time before he was 2 years old. A 2002 graduate of Notre Dame High School, Jason also enjoys Hockey, flat track, trail riding, and physical fitness.

Danny Eslick #1

Team: RMR Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Racing
Sponsors: Revolution Performance·GEICO·Lucas Oil·Race Tech·EBC·Pitbull
Hometown: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Titles: Reigning AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Champion
“This class is a lot of fun, I just like riding the XR1200, and winning is going to make my drive to California that much more fun, looking at my two trophies all the way!”

Joe Kopp #3

Team: Latus Motors Racing
Sponsors: RS Racecraft, FMF, Silkolene, Pilot, Speedy Moto, Kyle Racing, Spiegler Performance Parts, Spider Grips, Pitbull, Active Levers, GET Electronics, Sato Racing
Hometown: BPuyallup, WA
“I was really excited about the opportunity to ride the XR1200. It was tons of fun dicing it up with Danny during the the first official race and then the restart. I am really happy about being able to put the Bruce Rossmeyer GEICO Powersports RMR XR1200 on the podium for the debut of the class. I am more than ready for Mid Ohio.”

Scott Russell #4

Team: HOG Racing
Hometown: Levittown, PA
“I had such a big smile on my face when I first rode the Harley. I was so excited to get back on it and I couldn’t wait to get to Road America. It was so much fun to race and it will always be a special bike for me because it was my first ever AMA Pro Racing podium.”

Steve Rapp #5

Team: PARTS Unlimited
Sponsors: Dainese, AGV
Hometown: Macedon, NY
Titles: Two time AMA Sports National Flat Track Champion
Riding the XR1200 is a blast from the past for me. I grew up racing dirt track and spent a lot of time with the Harley-Davidson XR750, so I feel right at home on the motorcycle. The bike suits my style and I’m looking forward to an exciting season in the new series.”

Sammy Halbert #7

Team: HOG Racing
Sponsors: Harley Owners Group, AGV, Dainese, EBC, Sullivan Road Racing schools
Hometown: Macedon, NY
“The Harley Davidson Vance and Hines XR1200 is an awesome motorcycle. I have extensive dirt track racing experience so the handlebars and riding position of the motorcycle made me feel right at home. Despite the weight, I found the XR1200 to be very agile and responsive. At first I was quite nervous to push the XR1200 to its limits but after my AB1 motorsports team adjusted the suspension to the proper settings, it allowed me to ride the motorcycle to its maximum capabilities. Even though I broke the shift lever off the motorcycle with a couple laps to go in the race I still was able to come home with a respectable 5th place finish.”

Josh Chisum #10

Team: Josh Chisum Racing
Sponsors: TLD, Motoestrano, Arai, Motion Pro, Artiliery, Lets ride track days, X Brand googles
Hometown: Macedon, NY
Titles: 1999 Pro Thunder Champion
“I really enjoyed riding the XR1200 and am looking forward to doing more. After getting the suspension more dialed in I had lots of fun on the bike. I think the XR1200 spec series is a great idea and I hope lots of dealerships jump on board.”

Michael Morgan #11

Team: Python
Sponsors: Autolite, FRAM, Pilot Leathers, TCX Boots, NEXX Helmets, Held Gloves
Hometown: Sparta, NJ

Michael Corbino #15

Team: RMR Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Racing
Sponsors: Revolution Performance, GEICO, Lucas Oil, Race Tech, EBC, Arai, Sidi, Held, Pilot, Kicker, WDG, 505 Blues, Tiohero Tours
“The inaugural round of the XR1200 series delivered close, exciting and entertaining racing, just as the organizers had hoped for.”

Paul Schwemmer #17

Team: Level 10 Contractors
Hometown: Ponce Inlet, Fl
Titles: 1984 Endurance Championship/Laguna Seca Win/1989 Daytona 200 Win
“I’m excited to see that Vance and Hines has made the XR1200 Harley-Davidson Series happen. When I was approached by my sponsor Peter Brady to be a part of this new series I was like are you kidding me? After all, it has been at least 2 decades since I’ve rode American. Without hesitation I said Hell yea! One thing I want to say about the XR1200 Vance & Hines Series is I can’t wait for the next race and I hope all will agree. I think that this series is a positive step in the right direction for the racing world.”

Chase McFarland #19

Team: Latus Motors Racing
Sponsors: RSRacecraft, FMF, Pilot, Silkolene, Speedy Moto, Kyle Racing, Spiegler Performance Parts, Spider Grips, Pitbull, Active Levers, GET Electronics, Sato Racing
Hometown: Waukesha, WI
Titles: 2 ASRA Team Challenge GTL National Championships (2003, 2008); 7 CCS Regional Class Championships (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007).
“I love the look and sound of these XR1200s, and racing them in a tight pack is just downright fun. Game on!”

Travis Wyman #24

Team: Harv’s Harley-Davidson
Sponsors: Harv’s Harley-Davidson, AB1 Motorsports, Arai, REV IT, Robb Hilfiker
Hometown: Macedon, NY
Titles: Macedon, NY
“Racing the XR 1200 is just like the good ole’ days but faster!”

Tyler OHara #29

Team: tylerohara.net
Sponsors: tylerohara.net, gpbikepartsracing.com Mammoth Motorsports, Arai, Arlen Ness, Motion pro, Racer13, Papa’s Hot Dogs, K&N, Catalyst Reaction
Hometown: Cookeville, TN
Titles: 1994 Blockbuster SNES champion

Kyle Wyman #33

Team: RMR Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Racing
Sponsors: Revolution Performance, GEICO, Kuryakyn, Lucas Oil, Race Tech, EBC, Arai, Sidi, Held, Pilot, Motion Pro, Kicker, WDG, 505 Blues, Tiohero Tours
Hometown: Costa Mesa, CA
“I Love racing…knowing all the XR’s where evenly matched gave me equal opportunity and inspiration to do well. Plus, “The James Gang” HD, were good company to keep during a race weekend. I had a great time and would like to give it another go!!!”

Michael Barnes #34

Team: DRAG Specialties
Sponsors: RS-TAICHI Leathers & Gloves, SIDI Boots, Arai Helmets
Hometown: Montgomery, NY

Matthew Heidel #35

Team: Shar-Tuff Racing·Davis Harley-Davidson
Sponsors: Shar-Tuff Uniforms, Davis Harley Davidson, NESBA, OnlinePaddock.com, Bioweapon
“The race was a lot of fun and it helped to qualify on the front row. We had a good race for the podium for the first half of the race until I had a big moment and tucked the front in Turn 11. That allowed them to get a gap and once I lost the draft it was over. We ran well though and fourth is a solid finish. But most of all it was a blast!”

Chris Fillmore #55

Team: RMR Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Racing
Sponsors: RMR, Rossmeyer Daytona Racing, Revolution, GEICO, EBC Brakes, Pit Bull, Pilot, Alpinestars, Shoei
Hometown: Sarasota, FL
“This is my first year racing the AMA Pro Racing Series in the Supersport Class. When I saw how much fun the guys were having racing the XR 1200, I had to see how I could get involved. Fortunately for me Richie Morris agreed to let me ride one of his bikes. Racing this bike really put a smile on my face. Now I’m making plans to race the entire 2011 XR 1200 series.”

Michael Beck #60

Team: J&P Cycles
Sponsors: Cortech, Shoei Helmets, Puma Boots, Driven Performance products, Premiere Home Entertainment
Hometown: Newtownabbey, N Ireland
“Winning the final race in the American series was the icing on the cake in what has been a fantastic and fun year racing the Warr’s XR1200. I was in some pain over the weekend due to the cracked ribs I sustained during a testing session in Spain, but I was determined to end the season on a high. To beat the other Harley riders in their own back yard is a testament to Warr’s experience and expertise in prepping bikes and providing a reliable package.”

Jeremiah Johnson #64

Team: XR1200 BE-EV.com·New Roc H-D
Sponsors: Be-Ev.Com·NewRoc Harley-Davidson·AXO·Motion Pro·Race Tech
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

Paul James #70

Team: James Gang·Hoban Brothers·H-D of Appleton
Sponsors: Hoban Brothers; H-D of Appleton; Spectro Oils; Darkhorse Crankworks; Kymco USA; Genuine James Gaskets; Arai; Spyder Leatherworks; Ferodo.
Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

Troy Siahaan #72

Team: HOG Racing, Motorcycle.com
Hometown: South Daytona, FL

Brett Sassaman #80

Team: Eagle H-D·Spyke’s H-D·H-D of Macon
Sponsors: Performance Cycleworx, Dunlop, Arai, Pilot Leathers, Sidi Boots, Motion Pro, Drippin’ Wet
Hometown: Cookeville, TN
Titles: 1994 Blockbuster SNES champion

Payton Sassaman #85

Team: Eagle H-D·Spyke’s H-D·H-D of Macon
Sponsors: Eagle H-D, Spyke’s H-D, H-D of Macon, Dunlop, Arai Helmets, Pilot Leathers, Sidi Boots, EBC Brakes, Motion Pro, Performance CycleWorx
Hometown: Cookeville, TN
Titles: 1994 Blockbuster SNES champion

Gerry Signorelli #88

Team: Racing-For-A-Wish
Sponsors: Kuryakyn, Racing for a Wish, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Bob Fier Racing, Racetech, Suomy Held, EBC Brakes, California Superbike School, Arthur’s Auto Collision
Hometown: Cookeville, TN
Titles: 1994 Blockbuster SNES champion

Nicholas Hansen #97

Team: Suburban Motors·Waynes Drive Inn·H&S Distributors·Shoei·Teknic Leathers·Tek Bolt
Hometown: Cookeville, TN
Titles: 1994 Blockbuster SNES champion

Shawn Higbee #110

Team: HOG Racing·Syn 3 Lubricants
Hometown: Cookeville, TN
Titles: 1994 Blockbuster SNES champion

Bradley Adams #115

Team: Sport Rider Magazine
Sponsors: Sport Rider Magazine, Fast Bike Industries
Hometown: Cookeville, TN
Titles: 1994 Blockbuster SNES champion

David Estok #123

Team: Black Hills Harley-Davidson
Hometown: Cookeville, TN
Titles: 1994 Blockbuster SNES champion

Charlie Long #314

Team: Racing Connection
Sponsors: Racing Connection, The Motorcycle Clinic, ARAI Helmets, Heroic Racing Apparel, Sunoco, Dunlop
Hometown: Cookeville, TN
Titles: 1994 Blockbuster SNES champion

Bryan Desimone #199

Team: Kuryakyn·Racing For a Wish
Hometown: Cookeville, TN
Titles: 1994 Blockbuster SNES champion

Pete Demas #63

Team: Routeoneracing
Sponsors: Doug & Jane Parkhurst, Parkhurst Racing, Dave Duffin, Oasis for the kids, Bob Schafer, James Dean Rebel Designs, Sheetmetal worker extrordinair! Jim Howard -nice guy!
Hometown: Cookeville, TN
Titles: 1994 Blockbuster SNES champion

Russ Proctor

Team: RacerRuss Motorsports
Sponsors: Shenandoah Harley Davidson, TechSpec Gripsters, PitBull, Express Signs of Cary
Hometown: Wake Forest, NC