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Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Factory Rider Kyle Wyman Doubles in the MotoAmerica Mission King of the Baggers Races

Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle factory rider Kyle Wyman scored two convincing wins in MotoAmerica Mission King of the Baggers races on Saturday and Sunday at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga. Wyman has now won three consecutive races on the team’s race-prepared Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® motorcycle and leads the King of the Baggers series in points.

“This is so awesome to win three in a row and grab that points lead,” said Wyman after Sunday’s victory. “We had no changes to the bike today from yesterday. That’s how good this Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson bike is. I’m having a lot of fun with our Road Glide. Let’s keep the momentum going for Road America.”

Wyman paced the field in Friday’s qualifying session on the 2.55-mile Road Atlanta course, setting a new track record for the King of the Baggers class with a lap of 1:30.427. Wyman took the lead at the start of the eight-lap race on Saturday and pulled away from the field, opening a gap of 2.67 seconds by lap 5 and breaking his own track record with a best lap of 1:30.304. Factory Indian racer Tyler O’Hara finished second, 3.09 seconds behind Wyman. Hayden Gillim finished third on the Vance & Hines Racing Harley-Davidson Road Glide. Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle factory rider Travis Wyman finished in sixth place.

On Sunday, it was O’Hara leading the field from the start with Kyle Wyman on his rear tire. But before the end of the first lap, O’Hara ran off the track as Wyman challenged him on the brakes in turn 6 with O’Hara ultimately over-shooting the turn. Kyle then began to pull away from the field and led by 2.56 seconds after lap 4 and set yet another class record with a best lap time of 1:30.036. O’Hara recovered to finish second, 1.83 seconds behind Wyman, with Bobby Fong finishing third on the Roland Sands Indian. Gillim and James Rispoli finished fourth and fifth respectively on their Vance & Hines Racing Harley-Davidson Road Glide motorcycles. Travis Wyman finished seventh on the Factory Harley-Davidson Road Glide.

After four of 14 rounds in the 2023 MotoAmerica Mission King of the Baggers series, Kyle Wyman leads the championship with 75 points, followed by Rispoli with 67 points and Gillim with 65 points. O’Hara sits in fourth place with 61 points. Team Saddlemen Harley-Davidson rider Jake Lewis is fifth with 37 points.

The Mission King of the Baggers series features race-prepared American V-Twin touring motorcycles. Harley-Davidson® Factory Team Road Glide® motorcycles are powered by modified Screamin’ Eagle Milwaukee-Eight 131 Performance Crate Engines. The team bikes also feature upgraded suspension components, including Screamin’ Eagle/Öhlins Remote Reservoir Rear Shocks, plus competition exhaust, race tires and lightweight bodywork.

The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle factory team returns to action June 2-4 in the MotoAmerica Superbike Series at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.

MotoAmerica King of the Baggers Race Results – Road Atlanta Race 1

  1. Kyle Wyman (H-D) Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson
  2. Tyler O’Hara (Ind) Progressive/Mission Foods
  3. Hayden Gillim (H-D) Vance & Hines Racing
  4. Bobby Fong (Ind) Sacramento Mile/SDI Racing/Roland Sands
  5. James Rispoli (H-D) Vance & Hines Racing
  6. Travis Wyman (H-D) Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson
  7. Jake Lewis (H-D) Team Saddlemen
  8. Max Flinders (Ind) M3/Revolution Performance
  9. Kyle Ohnsorg (Ind) Roland Sands Design
  10. Hawk Mazzotta (Ind) Lloyds Garage

MotoAmerica King of the Baggers Race Results – Road Atlanta Race 2

  1. Kyle Wyman (H-D) Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson
  2. Tyler O’Hara (Ind) Progressive/Mission Foods
  3. Bobby Fong (Ind) Sacramento Mile/SDI Racing/Roland Sands
  4. Hayden Gillim (H-D) Vance & Hines Racing
  5. James Rispoli (H-D) Vance & Hines Racing
  6. Jeremy McWilliams (Ind) Progressive/Mission Foods
  7. Travis Wyman (H-D) Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson
  8. Kyle Ohnsorg (Ind) Roland Sands Design
  9. Jake Lewis (H-D) Team Saddlemen
  10. Patricia Fernandez (H-D) Team Saddlemen
  11. Eric Stahl (H-D) Jiffy Tune Racing

 

Harley-Davidson invites you to enhance the 2023 MotoAmerica King of the Baggers season with some adrenaline pumping action. Check out, ‘Push the Limit,’ a film that shares the story of defending 2021 champion Kyle Wyman, teammate Travis Wyman and the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle race team’s 2022 championship pursuit. Watch it now on Harley-Davidson’s YouTube channel.

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