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Tuesday 14 June 2022

MotoAmerica Mission King Of The Baggers

Harley Factory Team Takes KOTB 1-2 at Road America

Harley-Davidson Screamin' Eagle factory rider Travis Wyman led his brother Kyle across the finish line in a 1-2 sweep of the top positions in the MotoAmerica Mission King Of The Baggers race at Road America (Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin) on June 5.

It was the first win in the King Of The Baggers series for Travis Wyman, who started the rain-delayed race from the front row aboard the race-prepared Road Glide. Travis passed for the lead on the second lap of the four-lap race and crossed the finish line 0.942 seconds ahead of Kyle.

Kyle Wyman was the fastest qualifier for the race, setting a new Road America class record on Saturday of 2:22.701 on the 4.0-mile, 14-turn course. Following the Sunday morning warm-up session, he was bumped back to fourth position on the race starting grid as the team was penalized for a technical infraction due to loose bolts on an external cover.
By the time the race began, the rain had ended and the racing line on the track was dry. Travis passed Tyler O'Hara for second place on lap 2 and then took the lead from Jeremy McWilliams on lap 3. From there Travis put his head down and opened a gap on the field. Kyle Wyman passed O'Hara and McWilliams as well but could not catch his brother. Kyle Wyman posted not only the fastest lap of the race at a 2:24.50, but the fastest lap of any class on the day.
Kyle and Travis Wyman are the sons of Kim Wyman, owner of Harv's Harley-Davidson in Macedon, New York, and grew up around Harley-Davidson and flat track racing.
Going into the Road America round Tyler O'Hara and Jeremy McWilliams (Mission Foods S&S Cycle Indian Challenger Team) led the championship and pulled third and fourth places respectively at Elkhart Lake.


Headed into round five at Laguna Seca Raceway (Geico Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest, Salinas, California on July 8-10) the Indian Challengers still led the standings after with Tyler O'hara first, from McWilliams in second, but Travis Wyman had gone third ahead of his brother Kyle.