Tyler O'Hara's #29 JCR/Scrubblade/Bartel's H-D/RS Taichi-sponsored XR1200s sit in the garage area while being prepped for the second testing session held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 11, 2012. O'Hara led all of the 19 riders on-hand for the special test alloted to the series for what will be their second appearance at the Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP Weekend over the August 17-19 weekend.
This year's event already has 32 riders pre-entered for the XR1200 Series' return trip to the Brickyard, with the added $50K purse bringing out a strong field to contest the undercard on the MotoGP weekend's 5th annual trip to the fabled track on West 16th Street in Speedway, IN.
O'Hara led the points standings over Kyle Wyman and Michael Barnes after the Mid-Ohio round several weeks ago, and with the points being re-set for the top-10 riders in the series to engage in a season-ending shoot-out, ala NASCAR's Chase for the Championship. With Indy's two rounds and the remaining doubleheader rounds at New Jersey, Homestead and the season finale at New Orleans the rest of the racing for the season is sure to ramp-up the excitement starting with this weekend's largest-attended motorcycle road racing event on the North American continent.
You can check ou the full press release below thanks to AMA Pro Road Racing while you make your plans to head to the Racing Capital of the World to check out the weekend of speed on two wheels over the course of the three-days of what will surely be the best motorcycle road racing to be seen yet this season!
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Chris Fillmore #55, Tyler O'Hara #29 and Jeremy McWilliams #99 battle during one of the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series races held for the first time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 4th Annual Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP Weekend in August 2011. O'Hara won race one while Fillmore grabbed the victory in race two. AMA Pro Road Racing photo by Brian J. Nelson.
The XR Showdown is a $60,000 year-end rider championship points fund supported by Vance & Hines and the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The champion rider in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series will be awarded the Number 1 plate along with $25,000 in prize money. The remaining $35,000 in the points fund will be paid out to second through tenth in the final point standings. Riders in the running include: O'Hara, K. Wyman, Barnes, Corbino, Estok, T. Wyman, Signorelli, James, Chisum and Carlson.
GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Live Timing & Scoring presented by Cortech offers fans real-time access to results from on-track sessions at http://live.amaproracing.com/rr/. Between the races, stay connected with GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing at www.twitter.com/AMAProSBK and www.facebook.com/AMAProRoadRacing.
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.
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