The following is from James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing...Following a solid 16th place performance in the 69th running of the Daytona 200, James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing has announced plans to enter the new AMA Pro Racing Vance & Hines XR1200 class. The team intends to continue campaigning Buell 1125R motorcycles in select AMA Pro Daytona SportBike rounds this season and is searching for additional sponsorship to help the team develop and race Harley-Davidson XR1200s.
"It was truly a dream come true to finish in the top 20 of the Daytona 200," said rider and team co-owner Paul James. "As a bonus, our team helped Shawn Higbee build his Buell 1125R and crew for him during his 8th place run."
AMA Pro Racing's recently announced Vance & Hines XR1200 spec class will provide a new challenge for James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing.
"We have some experience running 883 Sportsters back in the days of the AMA Harley-Davidson Twin Sports class," said team general manager and co-owner John Dahmer. "And we're excited to put a competitive program together for the new XR1200 spec class."
James Gang/Hoban Brothers is a national championship winning race team with three AMA Pro podium finishes aboard Buell 1125Rs in 2009, including a class win at Road America in the recently retired Moto-GT endurance series, and a 16th place finish in this year's 69th running of the Daytona 200.
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James Gang/Hoban Brothers sponsors include: H-D of Appleton, Darkhorse Crankworks, Kymco USA, SHIFT Racing, Spectro Oils, Arai, Regina USA, Erik Buell Racing, Vortex and Spyder Leatherworks.