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Cycle News 2013 Issue 33 August 20

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VOL. 50 ISSUE 33 AUGUST 20, 2013 P89 ES being in the Showdown. Before McWilliams crashed, it was shaping up to be a real good dogfight between us, I know that. He isn't one to give up a podium spot." Rapp's Suburban Harley-Davidson teammate, Ben Carlson finished a lonely fourth. Numberone plate holder Michael Barnes rounded out the top five. So now Syahrin knows the layout of IMS for Moto2 next year (although the track very well may change) and he joked his wins may boost sales of Harley-David- Race Two son in his native Malaysia. CN 1. Hafizh Syahrin 2. Steve Rapp 3. Travis Wyman Race One 4. Benjamin Carlson 1. Jeremy McWilliams 5. Michael Barnes 2. Tyler O'Hara 6. Shane Narbonne 3. Hafizh Syahrin 7. Hayden Schultz 4. Steve Rapp 8. Gage McAllister 5. Travis Wyman 9. Eric Stump 6. Hayden Schultz 10. Barrett Long 7. Michael Barnes 8. Shane Narbonne 9. Gage McAllister 10. Eric Stump JEREMY MCWILLIAMS: 49 AND STILL WINNING Indianapolis was an approprivens said. "To be able to race at the ate venue for Jeremy McWilliams Indianapolis Motor Speedway and to make a guest appearance in have McWilliams ride for us is truly the Vance & Hines Harley-Davida fantastic opportunity. Racing is an son XR1200 Series. The XR1200 important part of H-D of Bloomingrace was held on MotoGP weekton." end at the Indianapolis Motor McWilliams was looking to make Speedway and McWilliams was a things right at Indy after a tough out regular on the GP circuit for betthere two years ago. He did so with ter than a decade, from the early a win Saturday. '90s to the mid-2000s. "We came back here wanting to McWilliams was getting a make amends for 2011," said McWillot of warm greetings from old liams, the 2010 UK Harley-Davidson friends in the GP paddock. Even XR1200 Trophy Champion and Kenny Roberts, his old boss winner of a series race at Barber at Team Roberts Proton, gave Motorsports Park in 2010. "I didn't McWilliams some good-natured get a result in 2011 and Bloomingribbing about getting tired racing ton has been so good and put so the XRs. "What are you tired for? much effort in to make this happen. Those things only go 85 miles So I've got to dedicate this win to per hour," Roberts joked. my dealership. I'm more surprised Jeff Stevens, owner of Harleythan anybody else to be standing Davidson of Bloomington, is a Harley- Veteran Jeremy McWilliams' on top." win on Saturday was a Davidson motorcycle drag racer, On Sunday McWilliams crashed out popular one. four-time AHDRA National Champion, while running third, perhaps pushing too and team owner with many years of hard to make up ground on leaders Steve experience on the track. Rapp and Hafizh Syahrin, who had gapped him when "Having Jeremy ride for Bloomington H-D in 2011 he checked up for Tyler O'Hara's first-lap crash. for the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 races was In spite of Sunday's fall fans in America were happy such a pleasure and it's great that our schedules have to get to see the rider who was a six-time GP podium worked out so we can repeat this experience," Stefinisher during his workmanlike racing career.

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