The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates rider Kyle Wyman on winning the 78th edition of the Daytona 200.
The Walworth, N.Y., resident and MotoAmerica AMA Superbike Class competitor rode a Yamaha YZF-R6 to his first career Daytona 200 victory. The event took place Saturday on the 3.51-mile road course at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. The American Sportbike Racing Association event is also sanctioned by the AMA.
“Kyle Wyman put in a strong performance in the 2019 Daytona 200, and the AMA congratulates Kyle on his accomplishment,” AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. “This year’s Daytona 200 featured great road racing at one of the most iconic race tracks in the world. Our sanctioning partner, ASRA, did a great job operating the event.”
Wyman completed the 57-lap race in about two hours and seven minutes, and beat out second-place finisher Sean Dylan Kelly by 0.213 seconds to take the victory. Kelly’s teammate Bobby Fong rounded out the podium. Four-time AMA Pro Superbike Champion Josh Hayes, at 43 years old, finished in fourth place.
Wyman credited the red flag period that occurred on Lap 53 with giving him the opportunity to take the win. He worked his way to the front of the field after the restart on Lap 54. “To win it like this, Daytona, in a four-lap sprint race, it’s just unreal,” he said. “I’m speechless — what a race.”
2019 Daytona 200 Results (Top 10)
- Kyle Wyman, Walworth, N.Y., Yamaha
- Sean Dylan Kelly, Hollywood, Fla., Suzuki
- Bobby Fong, Stockton, Calif., Suzuki
- Joshua Hayes, Oceanside, Calif., Yamaha
- Brandon Paasch, Freehold, N.J., Yamaha
- Geoff May, Sugar Hill, Ga., Yamaha
- Tyler O’Hara, Petaluma, Calif., Kawasaki
- Jason Disalvo, Talladega, Ala., Yamaha
- Jody Barry, Lake in the Hills, Ill., Kawasaki
- Ryan Jones, Winchester, Va., Kawasaki
story and photo courtesy of AMA