Ryan Kerr Reflects on Strong AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series Debut
NEWS March 26, 2014
Photo by Ryan Kerr Racing
Courtesy of Ryan Kerr Racing:
MACEDON, N.Y. (Mar. 26, 2014) -- It didn’t take long for Ohio-native Ryan Kerr to adapt to the Harley-Davidson XR1200. In a new series, on a new bike, and with a new team, Kerr showed that he will be a contender in the 2014 AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series. He finished 12th in his debut at Daytona International Speedway, but the result doesn’t tell the story.
Kyle Wyman Racing swept the top two spots in the opening practice session at Daytona, with team owner Wyman closely followed by Kerr as the two worked together to draft their way to the top of the timing sheets. However, a late-session crash for Kerr raised a challenge for the new rider, as well as the team, to repair the motorcycle.
“It was definitely an unfortunate incident,” Kerr said. “It was right in the closing stages of practice, and I created some work for my KWR crew. Luckily they were able to get me back out for qualifying which was good enough for 11th on the grid.”
As for the race, Kerr showed good pace to run with the large front pack of riders, but a mistake forced him to lose the ever-important draft early on.
“On the third lap I made an error which left me out to dry,” Kerr added. “The draft is so important at Daytona - you can’t afford to let it slip away. I learned my lesson on that one though and really look forward to applying what I learned forward for the remainder of the season. I can do the lap times of the leaders, but now I want the result to come along with it. I’ll be working as hard as I can over the next few weeks to prepare for Road America and run up closer to the front.”
The AMA Pro Harley-Davidson series returns for round 2 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI May 31, 2014
For more information on Ryan Kerr, visit his website at www.flyinryankerr.com or his facebook fan page at Ryan Kerr Racing.
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