Wednesday, February 29, 2012

AMA Flat Track: Weirbach Racing's Ryan Wells Checks In After Final DuQuoin Indoor Round Before Heading to Daytona

Ted and Dick Weirbach of Ottumwa, Iowa's Weirbach Racing talk with one of the members of the Van's Yamaha team at round 11 of the 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship presented by before the racing gets ready to start at the Lake Odessa, MI. round on July 23.  Weirbach Racing's team rider, Mikey Martin #91Y, ended up winning his 2nd of 3 events in a row at the I-96 Speedway event that would lead him to the 2011 AMA Pro Pro Singles Championship aboard the team's Honda CRF450R.

Press release courtesy of Weirbach Racing

Ryan Wells DuQuoin Report:

On Friday, Febuary 24th, my dad and I traveled to DuQuoin, Illinois for a practice day where we would be meeting team owner Dick Weirbach.  Since the last time riding the Weirbach 450’s, we have made suspension, power commander, motor & handle bar changes plus a few others to make me feel more comfortable on the bikes.

After the first practice session I immediately felt way better and faster on the bikes compared to the last time I had rode them.  After getting on the track for about 5 sessions, I knew we were ready for Daytona. So to make sure the bikes stayed fresh, Dick decided to pack them up for the weekend and I would just race my own 450 on Saturday.

On Saturday the track turned out to be very slippery and hard to pass on. In the Heat race I was lined up 6th on the starting line which put me all the way up by the outside wall.  I ended up getting 2nd in the heat behind expert rider Jeff Carver.

In the main event I was back up by the wall on the starting line. After 20 laps on the slick track I ended up with a 4th place in the main event.  Overall it was a great weekend and we got some great testing in and figured out some new things on the bikes.

Big thanks to Dick Weirbach for heading to DuQuoin for me to get some more seat time and testing on the bikes before heading to Daytona in 2 weeks.

Special thanks to all our sponsors:

Weirbach Racing, General Engineering, Barnett Clutches, Spectro, K&N, Saddlemen, DynoJet, White Lightning Retrievers, PMP Sprockets, Motion Pro,, 5 Star Steel & Fabrication, Arlen Ness, Boughner Racing, Light Shoe, RLJ Racing, Ride 100%, Precision Power

Ryan Wells - 94B

Weirbach Racing's Dick Weirbach is shown with new-for-2012 rider Ryan Wells at the Southern Illinois Center at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds during the Steve Nace Racing/AMA Racing Indoor National Dirt Track Series.  Wells is a former AMA Grand National Champion, Canadian National Champion and the '07 AMA Youth Dirt Tracker of the Year Award honoree.  Wells and the Weirbach Racing team will contest the 2012 AMA Pro Pro Singles Championship aboard the team's Honda CRF450Rs.  Photo courtesy of Weirbach Racing.

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