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Ryan Kerr Reflects on Strong AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series Debut

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

 

Ryan Kerr joins Kyle Wyman Racing for 2014 AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series

MACEDON, N.Y. (Feb. 17, 2014)-- Fresh off of a successful AMA Pro Superbike rookie season in 2013, Ohio native Ryan Kerr will take on a new challenge in 2014 aboard a Kyle Wyman Racing prepared XR1200 in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series. Kerr will ride the #28 Harley-Davidson XR1200 with support from Best Book 1 and RFC.


"I always have thought highly of the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson series," said Kerr, 22. "It is a very competitive class, and I knew that if I was going to have a realistic shot at a title I would have to be on top-notch equipment. Kyle has been riding and preparing XR1200 motorcycles since the class' inception, and I couldn't think of a better way to start off my year as a class rookie than to be riding for KWR."


Kerr was unable to secure funding to continue racing in the AMA Pro Superbike series for 2014, but the Vance & Hines supported Harley-Davidson series has opened doors for many riders to continue competition in AMA Pro Road Racing. The spec series will continue to keep costs to a minimum and competition to a maximum.


"I am really excited to be able to provide a program for Ryan this year," said Kyle Wyman, owner of Kyle Wyman Racing. "He has shown some great potential in the past few seasons in both the Supersport and Superbike classes, and this new opportunity on a KWR XR1200 will be a great next step for him. The class has been a big boost for my career, and I'm glad that another rider has recognized the value in competing in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series."

 

A Season of Exciting Changes for AMA PRO Motorcycle Road Racer Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing Team

From a Press Release Issued by RFC

Johnstown, Ohio (March 15, 2013) Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing Team will not be present at this weekend’s upcoming AMA Pro Road Racing season opener at Daytona Motor Speedway. Throughout the past few seasons, Kerr has been a top contender in the AMA Pro Super Sport East coast series but Kerr has his sights set on finishing requirements to be granted his AMA Pro superbike license. Kerr states, "My dream has always been to compete in the superbike class and I am in the final stages of earning points to obtain my license and become an AMA superbike competitor in the 2013 season. "


Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing team have spent the off season preparing for the transition to the superbike class. Last month, Kerr conducted bike testing on his Suzuki GSXR 1000’s at Jennings GP with great results. This past weekend Kerr competed in a points earning race in Savannah, Georgia where he lead the pack to a first place win! Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing Team will travel to South Carolina and back to Jennings, Florida in April for more superbike points earning races.


Finally, Ryan Kerr would like for all of his fans to join the team! Become a member of the Ryan Kerr Fan Club by checking out his website at www.Flyinryankerr.com. Also, take the time to like the Ryan Kerr Racing facebook fan page to get the latest information about Ryan and his racing career. "I am hoping for a great fan turnout at the races this year and would like to invite everyone to join my fan club and facebook fan page and be a part of my team. Without my family, friends, and fans I would not be able to be fulfilling my dream!"


Ryan Kerr is sponsored by RFC, KobieC.com, Sunstar, Arai, EBC Brakes, K Tech, Held, Motonation, MJ USA, 614 Paintworx, M J MotoGear, Mid Ohio School, Digital Impressions, HEL, M4, and Dynojet.

 

GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway for Triumph Big Kahuna Miami

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (September 19, 2012) – With only two rounds remaining in the 2012 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing season and championships on the line, teams and competitors are heading south to Homestead, Fla. to take on Homestead-Miami Speedway for just the second time in the history of the Series. The Triumph Big Kahuna Miami presented by Dunlop Tire and LeoVince is scheduled for this weekend, September 21-23, 2012, as the second of three events promoted by M1 PowerSports, and the action-packed weekend on the 2.21-mile speedway road course will be bolstered with a number of family-friendly entertainment options.


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The AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport division will contest the final standalone East Division round this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway before next month’s dual-division season finale at NOLA Motorsports Park. The Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport competitor with the highest point total at the end of the season will be declared 2012’s National Champion, making this round ultra-critical for East points leader Dustin Dominguez (No. 68 Latus Motors Racing Triumph Daytona 675).


AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport East Division Point Standings (After Round 5): 1. Dustin Dominguez (Newalla, OK) - 208; 2. Jake Lewis (Princeton, KY) - 188; 3. Stefano Mesa (Boca Raton, FL) - 169; 4. Tomas Puerta (Medellin, Colombia) - 146; 5. Corey Alexander (Carmel, NY) - 132; 6. Travis Wyman (Macedon, NY) - 100; 7. Ryan Kerr (Johnstown, OH) - 91; 8. Miles Thornton (West Point, GA) - 80; 9. Eric Stump (Berlin, NJ) - 63; 10. Zach Herrin (Dublin, GA) – 58.

 

Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing Team are Unable to Compete at the Upcoming Homestead-Miami Speedway Event

Johnstown, Ohio (September 19, 2012) It is with great disappointment that Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing Team announce that they will be unable to attend the upcoming event at the Homestead-Miami Speedway September 21 – 23. Kerr explains, "We left the New Jersey event with equipment that required a lot of parts and man hours to get back on the track. We were not able to recover with the quick turnaround in the race schedule and are forced to make the decision to sit the Homestead race out. My team looked at several options to get me on the track this weekend and we were unable to finalize any of our options. It’s truly heartbreaking for me as with the limited race schedule I realize that missing just one race removes me from being a top competitor in the series for this season."


Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing Team are focused on preparing for the final race at NOLA Motorsports Park on October 5 – 7. Kerr states, "I am hopeful that we will be able to have my equipment back on track for the final race this season. I plan on finishing the season strong in spite of the challenges I have faced and appreciate the support of my family and fans. I wish all of the riders at Homestead the best of luck and regret that I will not be on the grid. "


Ryan Kerr is sponsored by BEST BOOK 1, RFC, KobieC.com, Sunstar, Arai, EBC Brakes, K Tech, Held, Motonation, MJ USA, 614 Paintworx, M J MotoGear, Mid Ohio School, Digital Impressions, HEL, M4, and Dynojet. For additional information about Ryan Kerr or to contact him please go to Flyinryankerr.com.

 

Big Announcements From Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing Team

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (September 5, 2012) - AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport racer Ryan Kerr is pleased to announce two major additions to the team beginning this weekend at the Devil’s Showdown event at New Jersey Motorsports Park, September 7 – 9.


Ryan Kerr Racing is pleased to announce BEST BOOK 1 as a primary sponsor thru the 2013 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing season. BEST BOOK 1 is an internet based re-seller of college textbooks thru amazon.com. Kerr explains, "The addition of BEST BOOK 1 to my team has allowed me to fill in a few pieces of the puzzle which I have been lacking." First and foremost is the hiring of multi-time AMA Pro and WORLD SUPERBIKE crew chief GARY MEDLEY. Gary has guided many riders to multiple championships in the USA and abroad. Kerr states, "I believe under Mr. Medley’s tutelage that I will be able to achieve my goals and be as successful as some of the past champions that he has taken to the top of our sport."


In addition, BEST BOOK 1 has also made it possible for the Ryan Kerr Racing Team to purchase a new team transporter. The transporter has allowed for much needed space to make sure that the AMA Pro Supersport Rider has the support equipment needed at the races to be competitive. Jerry Mohr, President of BEST BOOK 1, is pleased to assist such a talented rider. Mr. Mohr states, "We are excited to be a part of the Ryan Kerr Racing team and make a difference in the remainder of the 2012 season and upcoming 2013 season too."


Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing team have spent the past weekend testing in New Jersey and are looking forward to a great event! "I am thrilled with all of these positive addition’s to my program," Kerr explains, "and believe that we will be able to continue to work our way to the front of the field."


Ryan Kerr is sponsored by BEST BOOK 1, RFC, KobieC.com, Sunstar, Arai, EBC Brakes, K Tech, Held, Motonation, MJ USA, 614 Paintworx, M J MotoGear, Mid Ohio School, Digital Impressions, HEL, M4, and Dynojet.

 

AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport Rider Ryan Kerr & The Ryan Kerr Racing Team Get the Job Done at Mid-Ohio

Johnstown, Ohio (July 17, 2012) - Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing Team rolled into the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course with high hopes for great results at Kerr’s hometown track this weekend. In front of hundreds of family members and friends, Kerr accomplished milestones in his career that will never be forgotten. Crowds of spectators cheered as Kerr claimed the track to be his own during both the Saturday and Sunday AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore .com racing events.


Kerr explains, "I wanted nothing more than to give my hometown family and friends a memorable performance over the weekend." Kerr would settle for nothing less! Practice and qualifying times positioned the number 28 Kawasaki machine on the grid in the 5th place spot. As the race began on Saturday it was apparent that Kerr was driven to reach the podium box. At lap two, he had quickly taken the lead and found himself holding the first place position for the first time in his AMA professional career. "Leading the pack of such a talented group of riders is a true milestone in my career and felt like nothing that I have ever experienced." Kerr battled to maintain the top spot and finished the race in 4th place only two tenths of a second behind Stefano Mesa who held the last podium box position. "It was a great battle and Stefano is an awesome rider so I am happy with my results!"


On Sunday, Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr racing team were ready to do it all over again. Kerr maintained a top position throughout Sunday’s race but unfortunately a red flag incident required a re start at lap 7. "I was unable to get the clean re start that I had hoped for but I was able to work my way up and take the checkered flag in the 6th place position." Strong finishes by Kerr at the challenging Mid Ohio Course on Saturday and Sunday, currently position him in the 6th place spot in the AMA Pro Supersport East Coast Series. "My goal at the beginning of the season was to finish as a top 5 competitor and after my results this weekend I am well on my way to reaching my goal. I plan on finishing the season strong and reaching that podium box!"


Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing team would like to send a special thanks to all of the family and friends who came out and supported Ryan at his hometown event and offered generous donations towards his endeavors. The turnout was remarkable and inspired Kerr to accomplish his highest back to back finishes throughout his career. "The field of green shirts kept me focused and driven throughout the weekend to reach the top and will continue to motivate me to be a top competitor in the chase for the championship."


Ryan Kerr is sponsored by: RFC, KobieC.com, Sunstar, Arai, EBC Brakes, K Tech, Held, Motonation, MJ USA, 614 Paintworx, M J MotoGear, Mid Ohio School, Digital Impressions, HEL, M4, and Dynojet.

 

Kneedraggers.com/Triplecrown Industries Stefano Mesa returns to the podium while Austin Dehaven delivers his best finish of his AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike career in round 7 at Mid-Ohio

(July 17, 2012) - In a weekend that produced a number of action packed, paint swapping races, Stefano Mesa and Ryan Kerr had fans out of their seats in the first AMA Pro SuperSport race of the weekend. Stefano started in 3rd with Ryan in 5th, as the lights went out it was easy to see that both of these riders wanted to win this race. Mesa led the first lap of the race and Kerr fired back to lead the second, the fight was on. As Dustin Dominguez and James Rispoli worked their way through the pack, Stefano Mesa settled in behind Ryan Kerr and Tomas Puerta. Stefano stalked Kerr and Puerta for 8 laps until he passed both of them going into the 9th lap of the race. Kerr wasn't giving up that easily and fired back at Mesa with a pass to lead the 10th lap. Stefano, who remained cool under fire made a smooth pass for third which is where he stayed for laps 11-14. Stefano Mesa had found his rhythm in the first segment where he held the second fastest segment time but Ryan Kerr wasn't ready to let Stefano out of his reach. With Mid-Ohio being Ryan's home track he wanted to take one more shot at a podium but Stefano Mesa's smart tactics and ability to stay calm made it impossible for Kerr to get by. Stefano crossed the finish line two tenths ahead of Ryan to take a hard fought podium finish and valuable points in the East Coast SuperSport standings. In the second race of the weekend, Mesa had another good battle with Elena Myers but came just shy of the podium with his 4th place finish.


Stefano Mesa #37: "I knew that Ryan (Kerr) and Tommy (Tomas Puerta) were going to be there, they had both been running good since Friday. The three of us got mixed up pretty early and we let Rispoli get away from us, we all knew Dustin was going to checked out, he had been running a second faster in practice. In the 8th lap I felt like I was starting to lose a little rear grip so I wanted to pass them and slow the pace down a little bit so I put a pass on Kerr. It worked for me, I still had some grip on the last two laps. Kerr was right there the whole time, it’s his home track, he knows where he’s going and he wouldn’t back off. I knew Tommy was there but he wasn’t passing me like Ryan was. I looked back around the 11th lap and they were close but I just kept my focus on being smooth and getting to the finish line."


Austin Dehaven started his AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike career at Laguna Seca in 2011 where he finished in 11th place. Fourteen races later Austin beat his previous best when he crossed the finish line amongst the top 10 in race 2 at Mid-Ohio.


Austin Dehaven #56: "Set up has been a struggle this season but this team and my crew has not given up and we can see that we are finally going in the right direction. This is my first full season in this class and I still feel like I'm learning. I think I have a different riding style and it's always taking me time to get a bike to do what I want it to. This weekend was the best the bike has been, I've only ridden Mid Ohio once before and I'm happy to make it into the top 10. I'm really looking forward to Laguna where we hope to keep this momentum going."


Coming off his best finish of the season at Barber Motorsports Park, Benny Solis was looking to move into the top 5 at Mid-Ohio. Race 1 was heading in the right direction until a fuel line became pinched under the gas tank. In race 2 on Sunday, Benny worked his way past JD Beach and Joey Pascarella to get into 9th place behind Cory West. In the 11th lap of the race Benny Solis was about half a second faster than West and looking to make his move but his foot peg had other plans.


Benny Solis #20 "My pace was faster in a few areas but those areas were tight so I couldn't really pass there, I could only really pass in the key hole and the long sweeper back by the carousel. I passed JD and Pascarella and had West in front of me, he was holding me up a little but as I was starting to set him up for a pass I leaned the bike over and my foot peg touched the ground. This made the front really light and I low sided but this race showed me that I have the pace to run with the top 5 and Laguna will be a great opportunity to show what I can do."


In race 1, David Gaviria had worked his way up to 10th place but an attempt at passing two riders at once had him finish the race in 14th place. His luck didn't improve on Sunday where he still had the pace to run with the top 10 but a push to stay with the front runners put David and the bike on the pavement.


David Gaviria #175 "In these last couple races I have proven to myself that I can run in the top 10. We have learned so much and I know we will get it right in the near future, we're right there, just have to line it all up."


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AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport Rider Ryan Kerr is a Hometown Favorite at Mid-Ohio Course

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (July 9, 2012) - Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing Team are ready to get on the track at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course on July 13th – 15th. Kerr expresses excitement as he reflects on the 2012 season and the upcoming race at Mid Ohio. "My goal this season has been to improve my qualifying positions, obtain my first podium, and complete the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport East Championship in the top-five. I’m on track with accomplishing my goals and feel Mid Ohio would be an awesome track to be standing on the podium in front of my family and hometown fans!"


Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing team have unfortunately been challenged throughout this season with a series of mechanical issues with the RFC sponsored Kawasaki machine. Kerr explains," the commitment from my team has truly been remarkable this season. Regardless of our challenges, we continue moving forward with a never give up philosophy. Our team philosophy has allowed me to reach my current 7th place position and I am only one point away from holding 6th place in the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport East Championship. I plan on leaving Mid-Ohio with a strong hold on the 6th place spot!"


Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing Team are focused on preparing for the upcoming race at Mid Ohio Sports Car course this weekend. Kerr is hoping to have a good turnout of fans and promises to give them an impressive show at his home track. "I invite everyone to come out to Mid Ohio and stop by and say hello at the fan walk. It’s always a great racing event and I appreciate the support of my family and home town fans."


Ryan Kerr is sponsored by: RFC, KobieC.com, Sunstar, Arai, EBC Brakes, K Tech, Held, Motonation, MJ USA, 614 Paintworx, M J MotoGear, Mid Ohio School, Digital Impressions, HEL, M4, and Dynojet.

 

AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport Rider Ryan Kerr is Ready for a Top Finish at Barber Motorsports park

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (June 15, 2012) - Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing Team are anxious to get back on the track at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, June 22nd – June 24th . Kerr continues to be a top competitor in the AMA Pro Supersport East Coast series.


Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr racing team have had their share of ups and downs throughout the 2012 season. "I have experienced mechanical issues with my bikes both at the Daytona and Atlanta events but I am confident that my team has my equipment in top running order for the upcoming event in Alabama. Barber is one of my favorite tracks and I’m truly excited about the race. I’m striving for my first podium finish and this would be a perfect weekend as I will be celebrating my 21st birthday on Sunday!"


Kerr has stepped up his physical training program with a focus on cardio workouts combined with a structured weight lifting program. Kerr explains, "There is a lot more to racing than just being on the track. When I’m not racing, I have been devoted to being at the gym as well as taking part in several road racing and motocross track day events." The devotion of Ryan Kerr and the entire Ryan Kerr racing team makes them very deserving of a top finish at Barber Motorsports Park this coming weekend.


Ryan Kerr is sponsored by RFC, KobieC.com, Sunstar, Arai, EBC Brakes, K Tech, Held, Motonation, MJ USA, 614 Paintworx, M J MotoGear, Mid Ohio School, Digital Impressions, HEL, M4, and Dynojet.

 

AMA Pro Road Racing Roars to Road Atlanta This Weekend for the Triumph Big Kahuna Atlanta presented by Dunlop Tire and LeoVince

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 19, 2012) - AMA Pro Road Racing roars back to the Northern Georgia countryside this weekend to take on Road Atlanta's 2.55-mile natural road course for the M1 PowerSports-promoted Triumph Big Kahuna Atlanta presented by Dunlop Tire and LeoVince. Considering the intense racing witnessed during last month's opening round at Daytona International Speedway and the pre-race hype that surrounds this weekend's event, fans can expect wheel-to-wheel, bar-to-bar racing action in a setting ripe with entertainment options.


Every position gained or lost during each of this weekend's race finals will prove vital. Using a moto-style scoring system to determine the top performer in each class, four Big Kahunas will be crowned and awarded beautiful, one-of-a-kind trophies created by Hurley surfboards and designed by Roland Sands and Motorcycle-Superstore.com.


Find out who will become the next Big Kahuna in AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike and AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike by tuning in to SPEED for a set of same-day delayed broadcasts scheduled to begin Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. PT) and Sunday at 11:00 p.m. ET (8:00 p.m. PT). Follow along live as the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport and AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series riders battle for their boards by logging onto http://www.speed2.com. SPEED2 is a broadband service available to customers of Time Warner, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, DISH and Cox. For more information and instructions on gaining access to all of the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com and AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series races, please review the SPEED2 FAQ located at http://www.speed2.com/faq.


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The Triumph Big Kahuna Atlanta presented by Dunlop Tire and LeoVince is the first AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport race on the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing schedule with points earmarked exclusively for East Division riders. Of the 41 riders entered, 31 of them are declared Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport East Division riders and therefore eligible to gain regional championship points.


After a fruitful season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway that included fifth- and second-place results, Corey Alexander (No. 5 National Guard/ Fairhills Group Suzuki GSX-R600) leads the East Division points over Stefano Mesa (No. 37 Kneedragger.com/ Galfer Yamaha YZF-R6) by seven points, 42-35. Tomas Puerta (No. 12 Roadrace Factory/American Supercamp Yamaha YZF-R6) finished one position behind Mesa in Race 1 at Daytona and one position ahead of him in Race 2 and currently trails his Colombian countryman by a scant two markers in the point standings.


Jake Lewis (No. 85 Riders Discount/ Vesrah Suzuki GSX-R600) is the highest-ranking freshman in this weekend's Motorcycle-Superstore.com field and will almost certainly be near the front of the lead pack. The Kentucky native earned a second-place finish in his AMA Pro debut last month at Daytona and had an even more impressive run in Race 2. The Young Gun started from the back of the 46-bike field in that contest and climbed to fifth position before suffering a mechanical with five laps remaining. On the strength of his podium finish, Lewis sits fourth in the point standings despite receiving no points in Race 2.


Although a boon for Lewis, SuperSport Race 2 at Daytona proved profitable for local rider Miles Thornton (No. 72 Eyeball/ Markbilt Racebikes Yamaha YZF-R6), who led the second draft pack across the stripe to take a Top 5 finish and fifth in the points. The Georgia native is followed in the point standings the Kawasaki-mounted Ryan Kerr (No. 28 RFC/Sunstar Kawasaki ZX-6R).


The title sponsor of the Big Kahuna Nationals will be represented in the Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport division by Dustin Dominguez (No. 68 Castrol/Triumph/GE Capital Triumph Daytona 675), who currently sits seventh in the points. Jacob Morman (No. 34 Apex Race Services Yamaha YZF-R6), Charlie Long (No. 314 CRL Racing Suzuki GSX-R600) and Eric Stump (No. 77 EyeballNYC.com/ Markbilt Racebikes Yamaha YZF-R6) round out the Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport top 10 heading into the second of seven East Division points-paying event weekends.


Notable entries from Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport's West Division include defending Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport National Champion James Rispoli (No. 1 Celtic Racing/Orient Express Racing Suzuki GSX-R600), Elena Myers (No. 21 SuzukiScoopFans on Facebook Suzuki GSX-R600) and Hayden Gillim (No. 69 RoadRace Factory Yamaha YZF-R6). Rispoli and Myers grabbed the lion's share of the points at the dual-region Daytona opener and are currently sitting in first and second position, respectively. Rispoli took top honors in Race 1 and Myers earned a historic win in Race 2 that made her the first woman to win a major professional motorsports race at the "World Center of Racing." Gillim trails his Young Gun counterparts in the West Division points by 11 tallies.


AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com is a post-entry class and additional riders are expected to be added until the Friday morning entry deadline. The first practice and qualifying sessions for the class are scheduled for Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., respectively, with the final grid to be set after Saturday morning's 8:00 a.m. final group qualifying sessions. The first 16-lap race for AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport will begin at 1:00 p.m. local time on Saturday afternoon and the second is slated for 1:15 p.m. on Sunday.

 

AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport Race 1 & 2 Recap From Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.(April 9, 2012) - Here are both AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport race recaps from Daytona International Speedway. Between full fields and thrilling race action, the class' young-gun riders are a true joy to watch.


Race 1 had defending Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport Champion Celtic Racing/Orient Express rider James Rispoli hold off the #85 Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki GSX-R600 of Jake Lewis to the checkered


Fans witnessed SuzukiScoopFans/SportBikeTrackGear.com/M4 Suzuki's Elena Myers made history by becoming the first female to ever win a professional motorsports event at Daytona International Speedway in race two. Other notable finishes included the #5 National Guard Fairhills Group GSX-R600 of Corey Alexander and #37 Kneedraggers.com Triple Crown Industries Yamaha R6 of Stefano Mesa.

 

Ryan Kerr Turns Impressive Results at 2012 Season Opener in Daytona

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (March 26, 2012) - AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport rider Ryan Kerr is pleased with his 6th place standing in the AMA Pro Supersport East division following two great finishes at the season opener at Daytona International Speedway on March 16-17. "I knew going into the weekend that a strong qualifying position was key to accomplishing my goal of leaving Daytona with two top 10 finishes. I qualified third row and was thrilled with my position on the grid".


The Daytona International Speedway event has been compared to the Superbowl of AMA Pro Racing. Rider turnout is always high with strong fan support at the competitive event. Kerr’s practice and qualifying times proved that he will be a top competitor this season for the chase for the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport East Championship. "My team worked countless hours during the off season to have my RFC Kawasaki machine performing exceptional for the opening Daytona event. During practice, I experienced mechanical issues with my A-bike and was forced to qualify and race utilizing my back up bike. Fortunately, my back up bike allowed me to stick with the pack and brought home an 8th and 10th place finish to start the season."


Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing Team are pleased with the results accomplished at the season opener. Kerr expresses excitement as he looks ahead to the second round at Road Atlanta. "I anticipate even better results in Atlanta. The Ryan Kerr Racing Team will have my bikes in top condition for the event and we look forward to being a top finisher!"


Ryan Kerr is sponsored by RFC, KobieC.com, Sunstar, EBC, Arai, K Tech, Held, Motonation, MJ USA, 614 Paintworx, MJ Moto Gear, Mid Ohio School, Digital Impressions, HEL, M4, and Dynojet.

 

AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport Rider Ryan Kerr Receives Support From Dynojet at Daytona Season-Opener and Throughout Upcoming Season

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (March 22, 2012) - AMA Pro Motorcycle Superstore.com SuperSport rider Ryan Kerr is pleased to announce support from Dynojet as he competed in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway on March 16 -17. Dynojet is a proven leader in the development of performance products for the motorcycle industry. Through use of state of the art technology, Dynojet is able to quickly and accurately diagnosis performance problems by simulating road testing. Dynojet’s involvement with racing programs and their successful line of performance products enables them to attract the best talent in the motorcycle industry.


Talented AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport rider Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing Team are excited about the sponsorship from Dynojet. Kerr explains, "I was plagued with some performance issues last season that impacted my chase for the SuperSport series championship." While competing at Daytona Motor Speedway last weekend, Kerr encountered bike performance issues and relied on Dynojet for assistance. "It is a great honor to be supported by Dynojet and I look forward to working with an industry leader who is known for their top of the line technical support."


Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing Team are pleased with results accomplished at the season opener. Kerr’s efforts positioned him with an 8th and 10th place finish. "I anticipate great things in the upcoming 2012 season and bike performance is critical to top finishes. Adding the Dynojet sponsorship to the Ryan Kerr Racing Team has paved the way for great results!"

 

AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport Rider Ryan Kerr Offers Thanks to Many Sponsors for Upcoming 2012 Season

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (March 12, 2012) - With the AMA Pro road racing season opener less than a week away at Daytona Motor Speedway, AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport rider Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing team reflect on the season ahead and the many sponsors who make racing possible for Kerr. "Without the help of my many sponsors, racing in the upcoming season would not be feasible. I am truly grateful for all of the wonderful support and plan on showing my gratitude by achieving top finishes at every event in 2012!"


Kerr would like to recognize and thank RFC, KobieC.com, Sunstar, Arai, K Tech, Held, Motonation, MJ USA, 614 Paintworx, M J MotoGear, Mid Ohio School, Digital Impressions, HEL, M4, and Dynojet. Kerr’s diverse group of sponsors offer top quality products and technical support which allow Kerr to have the utmost confidence in his equipment as he pulls off of the grid. Throughout the off season, Kerr has worked with a physical fitness trainer in the gym and a coach while on the track. "I feel that I am beginning the 2012 season as a much stronger rider as well as a rider with much more track experience. The combination of personal strength and track experience will make me a top contender for the chase for the championship."


Finally, Kerr offers a special thanks to RFC; made up of family members and friends who have sacrificed countless hours and made monetary donations to allow him to compete in his third season as a Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport rider. "I would not be where I am today without the support of my family and friends on and off the track. I look forward to being a top competitor in my upcoming third season as a Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport rider and welcome stands full of Ryan Kerr Racing fans at every race!"

 

HEL Performance Joins the Ryan Kerr Racing Team for 2012 AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport Season

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (March 9, 2012) - AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport rider Ryan Kerr is pleased to announce a partnership between Ryan Kerr Racing and Hel Performance for the upcoming 2012 AMA Pro SuperSport season. HEL Performance provides high standard brake lines to top race teams throughout the country. The world famous company cites quality at the fore front of their organization with cost never replacing quality. HEL Performance has made braking a safer and more advanced market place.


Kerr, who rides the number 28 Kawasaki green machine, is grateful for the assistance that Hel Performance will be providing him this season. "Reaching top speeds is the key to succeeding in the motorcycle racing industry, but having confidence in your brake lines is just as critical to overall performance. I am confident that the products provided by Hel Performance will be a true asset to quickly and safely taking me from top speeds on the track down to reduced speeds when needed. I truly appreciate HEL Performance joining the Ryan Kerr Racing team and look forward to working together to accomplish several winning finishes!"


Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing Team continue to make final bike adjustments in preparation for the AMA Pro Road Racing season opener at DAYTONA® International Speedway on March 15-17. The addition of Hel Performance brake lines and their track side support will truly pave the way for great results for Kerr in the upcoming season!

 

Sunstar Partners with Ryan Kerr Racing for 2012 AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport Season

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (March 8, 2012) - AMA Pro Motorcycle Superstore.com SuperSport rider Ryan Kerr is pleased to announce his partnership with Sunstar for the 2012 Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport season. Kerr explains, "I am thrilled for the assistance that Sunstar will be providing me this season. Sunstar’s reputation of providing top performance, long lasting products is a great addition to the Ryan Kerr Racing Team. "


Mr. Mike Ivers, Sunstar, expresses his excitement to be working along with such a talented young rider. "Sunstar is excited to have someone that’s proven to be competitive in the Supersport class already on board running our chains & sprockets this season. Sunstar has offered sprockets for road racing for quite a few years and just added the chain to our product line this past season- we look forward to increasing our brand presence in the road racing community in 2012!"


Sunstar prides itself on providing the highest quality, best performing products possible focusing on durability, yet maintaining an affordable price. Sunstar is listed on the AMA Pro Road Racing Eligible Equipment list for the 2012 season.


Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Racing team continue to make preparations for the 2012 season and anxiously await the first event at Daytona Motor Speedway March 15 – 17. Kerr states, "I am confident that the addition of Sunstar sprockets and chains to my Kawasaki machine will give me a true advantage and offer me a smooth and efficient ride as I reach my ultimate finish. I am confident that you will see me as a top competitor this season."

 

AMA Pro Supersport rider Ryan Kerr signs sponsorship agreement with MJMOTOGEAR.com

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (January 25, 2011) - AMA Pro SuperSport rider Ryan Kerr is pleased to announce that he has signed a sponsorship agreement with MJMOTOGEAR.com for the 2011 season.


"We are really excited and pleased to have the support of MJMOTOGEAR.com for the upcoming season,” says Kerr, who pilots the No. 28 Ryan Kerr Racing Kawasaki. “We bought their tire warmers last year and were very pleased with the way they worked. With our new agreement, MJMOTOGEAR.com will be providing us with tire warmers, stands, bike chocks and other related items...all the things that it takes to go racing."


With his first year of professional racing under his belt, Kerr, who took an 8th place overall in AMA Pro SuperSport East last season, is ready to take his rightful place in the front of the field.


"Last season marked my first year of professional racing," says Kerr. "I had never ridden on any of the tracks with the exception of Mid-Ohio. This year our goal is to land on the Podium."


"I am happy to support Ryan and the entire Ryan Kerr Race Team for the 2011 AMA Superbike Series," says Mike Senff owner of MJMOTOGEAR.com. "He and his team are doing it right, both on and off the track and we look forward to a long and beneficial relationship with him."


Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tenn., MJMOTOGEAR’s goal is to deliver the best quality products at reasonable prices. They give you the gear you need without paying premium prices. They take great pride in their company, their commitment to customer service and in the products they sell. Their online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse their product catalog.


"We invite all of Ryan’s fans to come and see our products in action at the races and to visit our store on the Internet," continues Senff. "See you at the races."

 

Ryan Kerr Signs with EBC Brakes for 2011

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (December 13, 2010) - AMA Pro SuperSport rider Ryan Kerr is pleased to announce that he has signed an agreement with EBC Brakes for the 2011 season.


"We are really pleased to welcome Ryan Kerr to the 2011 EBC Brakes Roadrace Support Program,"says EBC Brakes’ US Tech and Racing representative Garry Gallagher. "We are really excited to have a young, aggressive racer like Ryan running our Extreme Pro US Made, Sintered Ceramic Roadrace Compound Pads at the AMA Nationals."


"All of us at Ryan Kerr Racing are very pleased to be working with EBC Brakes," says Kerr. "They have an outstanding reputation in the industry, and we are excited to be part of their sponsorship program."


Going into his second year of professional Road Racing, Kerr will again contest AMA Pro SuperSport East. A strong, consistent rider, he ended the season in 8th place overall.


"We are really happy to end the year in the top 10," smiles Kerr. "This was my very first year in professional racing, and our goal was to finish every race. That’s what we did and our consistency paid off. Now we are ready for some podium finishes."


In addition to EBC Brakes, Ryan Kerr Racing is sponsored by MJ USA, 614Paintworx, Leo Vince, Arai, Di-Digital Impressions, Woodcraft, KobieC.com, Kawasaki and MJ Motorgear, and Mid-Ohio School.

 

Ryan Kerr Hopes for that Extra Edge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Johnstown, Ohio... When the Green Flag signals the start of the AMA Pro SuperSport event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, July 16-18, young Ryan Kerr will be hoping for that all important extra edge.


"This is the only track in the series that I know," says Kerr who works part time as an instructor for the Mid-Ohio Motorcycle School. "I have never ridden on any of the other tracks. However, this time out, I know the track and am hoping that my experience here will put me on the podium.


Currently tied for 5th place in the SuperSport East standings, Kerr's best finish to date has been a 9th place at Road America.
"Before this year, I had never competed professionally," continues the Ohio native. "Every race is a new challenge and so much fun. I've known for a long time that racing was what I wanted to do and having the chance to follow my dream this year is totally awesome."


A hard-charger, Kerr's goal this season is to finish every race and so far he has done just that.
"Up until this race, we have only had one race bike," continues Kerr. "Every time I went out, I knew if I crashed we were done for the day. Now we have two Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R's, so if I have a major problem in practice, we will still be able to run the race, which is a big relief for me and the entire Ryan Kerr Racing crew. It definitely makes their life a little easier."


Quiet, serious and unassuming, Kerr is very likable and quite humble about his ability on two wheels. He tends to watch and listen, obviously intent on learning everything he can that will help to make himself a better racer.


"This coming race is really important to me," he continues. "Mid-Ohio is my home track and it is the one time that my entire family and all my friends can come and watch. If I was going to pick the one place to shine, this would be it. What could be more outstanding that to really do well with everyone I really care about looking on."


One of best known race tracks in the country, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a favorite with two-wheeled fans from all over. Boasting a 2.4 mile track with 15 turns, its picturesque layout showcases the exciting action-packed racing that the Honda Super Cycle Weekend is famous for.


"The AMA Pro SuperSport class features two 17-lap races," says Kerr. The racing is really tight. There are a number of riders that can win at every race and the margins of victory are incredibly close. Our races are 40 mile sprints and you have to be on your toes every second. We are definitely ready and everyone on the team has their fingers crossed for a good finish."
Ryan Kerr Racing is sponsored by MJ USA, 614Paintworx, Leo Vince, Arai, Di-Digital Impressions, Woodcraft, KobieC.com, Kawasaki and MJ Motorgear, and Mid-Ohio School.

 

Ryan Kerr Ready for a New Challenge

Johnstown, Ohio...When the AMA Pro SuperSport East event thunders into action June 4-6 at Road America, Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Race Team will be looking to conquer this prestigious track.


"This will mark my third professional road race event ever," says Ryan Kerr, whose best finish has been a top ten. "We ran Daytona and Atlanta and are currently in fifth place in the point's battle. I have never been to Road America. I have heard lots of good things about it. I know it is a fast track and requires good horsepower. I think we have that licked with our Kawasaki. If I can learn the track quickly then I should be able to put my head down and really go for it."


Passionate about road racing, Kerr had to make the decision between going to Road America or attending his high school graduation. In his mind there was really no decision...racing won hands down.


"I am happy to graduate," he says with a smile. "However, picking up my diploma is no where near as important to me as racing."
At the age of five, Kerr began competing in motocross and got his national number at Loretta Lynn's Motocross Championship finishing fourth in the nation as a seven year old.


Well versed in what it takes to win, Kerr began climbing up the ladder of success earning numerous victories and accolades along the way. At the age of eight he competed AMA National Flat Track earning a national number 3. Next he tackled the AMA Grand National Cross Country Series. In 2007 and 2008 Kerr competed in the AMA Pro Supermoto Championship and last season he raced selected Supermoto events as well as AMA amateur road racing championships as an expert, finishing in the top ten in both Supersport and Superbike.


"I know that consistency is the way to winning a championship," he says. "This season is very much a learning curve for me. I have never ridden on most of the tracks, so every race is a brand new challenge, but it is awesome. Our goal is to finish every race and to keep moving up and hopefully this weekend will be a good one."

 

RYAN KERR RACING TAKES HOME 8TH OVERALL IN AMA PRO SUPERSPORT EAST

 

Millville, N.J. (September 8, 2010) - Taking an 11th place and an 8th place finish at the AMA Pro SuperBike presented by AMSOIL Weekend, Sept 3rd-5th at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J., Ryan Kerr earned an 8th place overall in this year’s AMA Pro SuperSport East competition.


“This was definitely a good weekend for us,” said Kerr while smiling, whose 8th place finish in Sunday’s race was his best of the season. “We are really happy to end the year in the top 10. This was my very first year in professional racing and our goal was to finish every race. That’s what we did and our consistency paid off.”


Turning a wheel on the track for the very first time, Kerr qualified in 14th. Pulling off the grid in the first race, he got a good start and was starting to move up.


“We won the SunTrust Bank Most Improved Rider Award for our come-from-behind finish at Virginia International Raceway,” explains Kerr. “Everyone on the team was so pumped and we were determined to do it again.”


“Unfortunately, the guy in front of me crashed and I had nowhere to go,” explains Kerr. “The only thing I could do was come to a dead stop. Luckily I was able to do that, but it cost me about six seconds and lost me any chance of doing well. I managed to move up to 11th, but that was as far as I could go. It wasn’t anyone’s fault; I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I didn’t crash and no one was hurt and that’s the important thing.”


On Sunday, Kerr once again got a good start.


“This time luck was on my side and I immediately began to move up. I just put my head down and rode as hard as I could. In fact, I actually managed to take over 8th on the very last lap. Thunderbolt Raceway is a great track and I really liked running on it. The crowd was huge and that made it even more exciting. The Ryan Kerr Racing team did an incredible job. They had my Kawasaki running in perfect condition and being able to finish each race is due to their hard work. They are the one’s that kept my act together and I can’t thank them enough,” said Kerr.


“We are going to run at Barber which will be great and I am looking forward to trying my luck there.”
Ryan Kerr Racing is sponsored by MJ USA, 614Paintworx, Leo Vince, Arai, Di-Digital Impressions, Woodcraft, KobieC.com, Kawasaki and MJ Motorgear, and Mid-Ohio School.

 

VIR Proves to be Another Learning Curve for Ryan Kerr

ALTON, Va. (August 30, 2010) - The AMA Pro SuperSport event at VIR August 13th-15th definitely proved to be another learning curve for Ryan Kerr and the entire Ryan Kerr Racing team.


“I had a lot of trouble getting comfortable on the track,” says Kerr, who qualified in the 22nd slot. “In fact, it wasn’t until about halfway through the first race that things began to actually gel for me. Most of the field had been at the WERA race the weekend before and Friday practice was the first time I had ever turned a wheel on the track.”


Pulling off the grid, Kerr began to work his way through the field. It wasn’t too long before he had managed to climb into 12th.
“Then I made a rookie mistake,” said the youngster from Johnstown, Ohio. “I went into turn 2 too hard on the gas and almost lost it. Luckily I managed to hold on and get back in the groove. Unfortunately I lost a couple of positions and was unable to make it up in the time left. We had to settle for 14th and I know I could have done better.”


On Sunday, Kerr got a good start and once again began to move up. A few laps in the race were red flagged.
“When we started again, we did a sighting lap before the restart,” explains Kerr. “We didn’t think about topping off the gas before restarting and therefore our calculations were off. I was running in 11th and figured I could make it up another spot when my Kawasaki started to slightly sputter. I knew if I pushed it I would run out of gas before the checkered. So I did the smart thing and brought the bike home in 11th. It wasn’t the results I wanted, but we finished both races, brought the bike home in one piece and gained a little in the points. Each time out, I learn something new and that just makes me better. We will be ready for New Jersey, and I am looking to end the season on a high note.”

 

Ryan Kerr Ready to Pull Out All the Stops

(August 31, 2010) - Heading to the Garden State for the final round of the AMA Pro SuperSport East Series, Ryan Kerr is ready to pilot his Ryan Kerr Racing Kawasaki to a top finish at the AMA Pro SuperBike Weekend, Sept 3rd-5th at Thunderbolt Raceway, New Jersey Motorsports Park, in Millville, N.J.

 

“I’m ready to pull out all the stops for this one,” says the young racer from Johnstown, Ohio. “We are sitting just one point out of 6th and 16 points out of 5th and there is nothing that I would like more than to finish in the top five. Unfortunately, we were unable to take part in the recent track day at New Jersey Motorsports Park; so once again, this will be another new experience for our team.”

 

In his first year of professional racing, Kerr has shown his two-wheeled skill and consistency by finishing every race and never crashing.

 

“Our goal this year was to be able to finish every race, and we have done just that,” says Kerr. “I had never been to or even seen any of the tracks, except for Mid-Ohio, so each race was a brand new challenge. It has definitely been an exciting first year and boy, have I learned a lot.”

 

Off the track, Kerr holds down a full time job at a local motorcycle dealership and teaches at the Mid-Ohio Motorcycle School.

“I also try to race motocross and work out as much as possible,” he says with a smile. “If you race motocross, there are lots of places to ride and race, but road racing is not the same. Unless you race in other series like CCS or WERA or do track days, there is no real place to practice. So, I do the next best thing which is to keep my body in top shape and my mind in gear. You have to be on the top of your game every second you are racing. A single mistake can send you off course and that means you can easily get in trouble. We don’t plan to let this happen this weekend. I plan to end the season on a high note.”