Steve Rapp Runaway at Barber

Larry Lawrence | June 22, 2014

Photography by Larry Lawrence

Steve Rapp made it look easy Sunday in the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series race at Barber Motorsports Park. Rapp led every lap en route to a 11.114-second victory over Danny Eslick.

Rapp was flawless on his Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson XR1200 as he took an early lead and steadily pulled away. There was an epic five-rider battle for second. Kyle Wyman crashed out of that battle on lap five. In the end it was Eslick winning the position over Benny Carlson, Tyler O’Hara and Shane Narbonne.

Daytona winner O’Hara now leads the series by just a single point (66-65) over Eslick. Carlson is third with 60 points.

It marked the first win of the season for Rapp, the defending series champ.

“That’s the way I like for those races to go, running out front by myself,” Rapp said. “My crew gave me the best XR1200 out there; probably the best one in America and I appreciate all their hard work.”

AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series results – June 22, 2014
1 1 Steve Rapp Mathattan Beach, CA Harley-Davidson XR1200 11 Laps
69 Danny Eslick Broken Arrow, OK Harley-Davidson XR1200 +11.114 :
45 Ben Carlson West Bend, WI Harley-Davidson XR1200 +11.805
29 Tyler OHara Petaluma, CA Harley-Davidson XR1200 +12.426
64 Shane Narbonne Tyngsboro, MA Harley-Davidson XR1200 +12.912
51 Gage McAllister Lincoln, Ca Harley-Davidson XR1200 +24.168
97 Nick Hansen Cedarburg, WI Harley-Davidson XR1200 +24.171
229 Darren James Deep Cove, Canada Harley-Davidson XR1200 +26.738
10 Josh Chisum Salinas, CA Harley-Davidson XR1200 +37.434
77 Eric Stump Berlin, NJ Harley-Davidson XR1200 +49.298


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