Rapp Pilots XR1200 to Victory
Photography by Larry Lawrence
Steve Rapp didn’t even race before Sunday, but the airline pilot remembered Road America well enough to come in Sunday and dominate the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XR1200 race, winning by four seconds. Second place came down to a draft battle and it was Wisconsin’s own Ben Carlson getting the nod over defending champ Michael Barnes and Travis Wyman in a blanket finish.
“In this series you don’t get away like that very often,” Rapp said. “So when that comes along I’ll take it. It’s great to get the win here for Suburban Harley-Davidson.”
Tyler O’Hara was in that battle for second when something happened to his bike and he dropped out on lap five.
The third for Barnes put the No. 1 plate holder in the series lead.
Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XR1200 results Road America – Sunday, June 02, 2013
1 5 Steve Rapp Mathattan Beach, CA Harley-Davidson XR1200 6 Laps
2 45 Benjamin Carlson West Bend, WI Harley-Davidson XR1200 +04.051
3 1 Michael Barnes Boca Raton, FL Harley-Davidson XR1200 +04.052
4 24 Travis Wyman Macedon, NY Harley-Davidson XR1200 +04.116
5 96 Ricky Parker Stanley, LA Harley-Davidson XR1200 +33.993
6 229 Darren James Deep Cove, Canada Harley-Davidson XR1200 +34.739
7 2 Barrett Long Miami, FL Harley-Davidson XR1200 +34.945
8 70 Paul James Waukesha, WI Harley-Davidson XR1200 +42.048
9 10 Josh Chisum Salinas CA Harley-Davidson XR1200 +42.054,
10 105 Brice Cooper Elgin, IL Harley-Davidson XR1200 +42.360