DAYTONA BEACH, FL, MARCH 11 – The first-ever Vance & Hines XR1200 race at Daytona International Speedway turned out to be everything it was billed to be with four riders coming to the finish line together – with .136 of a second covering the four of them. At the front, though, was first-time winner Kyle Wyman on the Bruce Rossmeyer Harley-Davidson-backed XR11200.Wyman was in the right place at the right time as any of the four could have won the race as they drafted each other from the chicane to the tri-oval on the final lap. As it was, Wyman was the one with the big draft and it was enough to get him to the finish line first – just .016 of a second ahead of his teammate Chris Fillmore. Then came flat tracker Joe Kopp (.072 of a second behind Fillmore) on the Latus Motors XR1200 with Parts Unlimited-backed Steve Rapp, the fast qualifier, fourth and just .136 of a second behind Wyman.The only move that Wyman didn’t pull off successfully was his burnout in the International Horseshoe. Wyman ended up with the XR1200 on his side as his brother Travis, who finished fifth, came up for a congratulatory hug.”It just kind of happened,” Wyman said of his win. “I had the opportunity to get out front. I was leading it out of chicane and Rapp came around the outside and I got a side draft off of him and it was just enough.”With Travis Wyman fifth, Chris McFarland, David Estok, Michael Corbino and Brett Sassaman rounded out the top 10 in the seven-lap race.Five-time Daytona 200 winner Scott Russell ran as high fifth before fading to 13th at the finish line.
1. Kyle Wyman2. Chris Fillmore3. Joe Kopp4. Steve Rapp5. Travis Wyman6. Chase McFarland7. David Estok8. Michael Beck9. Michael Corbino10. Brett Sassaman