For Immediate Release: Monday 6 June, 2022
It was a perfect weekend for Tytlers Cycle RideHVMC Racing in the latest round of the Stock1000 MotoAmerica Championship at Road America with Corey Alexander bouncing back from his spill at VIR to claim his second race win of the season to put himself back into contention for the overall title.
Team mate Travis Wyman made it a dream end to the weekend for the team after crossing the line in second, meaning a one-two finish for the newly formed BMW squad in their home race. Zac Schumacher completed the trios’ points scoring finishes in the sole Stock1000 race at the four-mile circuit. He raced to P14 adding another two points to his championship tally.
The elation in the camp was clear for all to see. Alexander, who shattered the lap record in qualifying, lined up on the grid on a bike that was built following a crash earlier in the day. With no laps on the machine other than the sighting lap and subsequent warm-up lap, Alexander slotted into second from the start before easing his way into first. He then proceeded to open an almost three second lead over team mate Wyman, who made his move for the podium as the race progressed. The #10 eventually overhauled early race leader Geoff May to ensure his third podium (and best result) of the year, moving to within six points of the championship lead. Alexander sits fourth overall a mere thirteen points from the top spot. The third member of the team Zac Schumacher improved constantly throughout the weekend. Qualifying nineteenth he fought his way to fourteenth at the flag.
Corey Alexander:“My first priority after VIR was to be able to ride and so I was thrilled when that was the case. I broke the track record on Friday and was able to go even faster on Saturday and claim the Pole. I had a crash that destroyed the bike during Superbike qualifying but thankfully the team did an excellent job in rebuilding me a new bike for the Stock1000 race. I was able to lead from the second turn on and with Hayden (Gillim) failing to finish it puts us back into contention in terms of the overall championship.”
Travis Wyman:“I didn’t get the best of starts and had to fight threw a bunch of riders. By the time I got into second I could see Corey up ahead and pushed to reel him in but I had a couple of moments on the front end and so I decided to settle for second, especially with one of our main rivals not finishing. I’m pretty happy overall and head to the next one second in points.”
Zac Schumacher:“The race went pretty well. I made a good start and was involved in a four-way battle with me eventually finishing fourteenth. I want to say a huge thanks to the guys for putting the bike back together after a small crash in Q1. I’m so happy to be part of the Tytlers Cycle Racing team and can’t thank Michael Kiley and everyone enough.”
© Photos by Brian J. Nelson