AMA Vance & Hines XR1200 Series at NJMP

Holden On Top; PJ Jacobson and Kyle Wyman Earn Maiden Podium Finishes

Milwaukee (Sept. 7, 2010) - RMR/Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Racing rider Jake Holden scored his first victory in the AMA Pro Racing Vance & Hines XR1200 series with a dominating flag-to-flag victory at New Jersey Motorsports Park on September 6.

Holden looked to have clear sailing early in the weekend. A strong showing by newcomer PJ Jacobson, who qualified in second position on the Celtic Racing entry, hinted he might be Holden's toughest competition, but at the start of Sunday's 12-lap feature race it was RMR/Rossmeyer's Kyle Wyman who got the holeshot into turn one.

"I almost looped it," said Holden, who was third into the first corner after his bike wheelied off the starting line. "I knew I had to get out there and possibly make a gap because I knew these guys were starting to pick up the pace. Then just put my head down and went for the win."

Once he gained the lead, Holden checked out as Jacobson and Wyman diced for the second step of the podium, waging a drafting battle in the race's late stages. Wyman moved back into second on lap 10, only to be repassed by Jacobson on the penultimate lap. But on the final lap, Wyman was unable to make the slingshot pass work and Jacobson held onto to second place by a 0.203 second margin.

"I got a lucky break getting the holeshot there and getting out front first, but then Jake came by me in turn five, and then PJ came by me in the last corner there on the first lap and I knew I had to tag onto one of those guys and try to go with them," Wyman said. "I brought [PJ] back a little at the end and got by him. I thought I was going to be able to do it at the end. On the last lap coming out of turn nine with his broken shifter he kind of missed a shift and I was right up underneath his rear end and had to check up a little bit and then I couldn't get the drive out of there."

The five-round Vance & Hines XR1200 series concludes September 25-26 with the final round of the 2010 AMA Pro Racing season at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Alabama.

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