Holden, Wyman Disqualified from NJ XR1200 Race

Henny Ray Abrams | September 22, 2010

 RMR Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Racing’s Jake Holden and Kyle Wyman have been disqualified from their podium finishes in the Vance & Hines XR1200 race at New Jersey Motorsports Park for technical violations, according to a press release issued by AMA Pro Racing.Winner Holden and third placed Wyman were found to have XR1200’s that “violated rules concerning the modification of equipment.” The violation was an alteration of the Delphi EMU (ECU) unit, according to AMA Pro Racing spokesman John Szymanski. As to why it took so long for the penalties from the Sept. 5 race to be assessed, Szymanski said, the units “had to be sent to the manufacturer to be inspected and validated.” The units were returned Monday night, Sept. 20, after which the team was notified.As a result, Holden and Wyman lost their results, prize money and points for the New Jersey race. Second place finisher P.J. Jacobson (Celtic Racing) was named the winner, his first win in AMA Pro Road Racing. Second place went to Steve Atlas, who rode the “journalist” HOG Racing bike, with Travis Wyman third on the Harv’s Harley-Davidson Racing XR1200.RMR Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Racing has dominated the inaugural XR1200 series, with Danny Eslick winning the first three races before sitting out the fourth, which Holden won. Eslick made a point of making a show of the races, dicing with second place rather than disappearing into the distance, which he could easily have done. All of which makes it difficult to understand why the team would consider any modification which might violate the rules. Team owner Richie Morris chose to withhold comment while investigating the matter.Going into this weekend’s final race at Barber Motorsports Park, Eslick leads Travis Wyman 96 to 75.

Henny Ray Abrams | Contributing Editor

Abrams is the longest-serving contributor at Cycle News. Over the course of his 35-some years of writing and shooting photos, he’s covered events from MotoGP to the Motocross World Championship - and everything in between.