Kyle Johnson wins Pro Singles Championship
Courtesy of Motorcycle Superstore:
MEDFORD, Oregon (October 13, 2014) Motorcycle Superstore and Bell Helmet's Kyle Johnson's second place finish at the Pomona Flat Track finals was all it took to clinch the AMA Pro Racing Pro Singles Flat Track title.
Johnson's year started out slow with with an 18th and 7th overall finish at the first two Daytona Beach rounds but starting at round three in Knoxville, Johnson put together an impressive string of races that included four overall wins and numerous podium finishes - and the series points lead for the second half of the season. A rough weekend and a 17th place finish at the penultimate round in Calistoga tightened up the points race between Johnson and Davis Fisher with Johnson holding a slight six point lead heading into Pomona. Johnson needed the win or, if Davis won, he had to finish at least second to take the title and that is exactly what happened, with Johnson closing out the year with 191 points to Davis' 190.
Kyle Johnson - In his own words...
"Coming into Pomona, my goal was to win the Pro Singles Championship. I knew I couldn't let myself get tied up in the stress of the championship. We started the day fast, but as the track changed setup was a bit of a challenge. My dad and Craig (Parkinson) worked hard to give me the setup they thought would get me the track position I needed to bring the championship home. Davis was consistent all day just as he was all season. He did what he needed to but fortunately so did I, which was just enough to give me the edge I needed to win the title.
The season got off to a rough start in Daytona but turned around in Knoxville. Parkinson Brother's Racing came on board in Lima and their help this season was huge. We had a good run going, but as racing goes more bad luck hit in Peoria and Calistoga. That bad luck tightened up the points chase. Fortunately, I was able to do what I needed to do. It was great having my family and Craig here to celebrate this championship win! To all my sponsors, thank you for your help. To my family and friends, thank you for supporting me. I couldn't have accomplished this without all of you standing behind me."
The Pomona Flat Track Finals had three Motorcycle Superstore riders finishing in the top five spots. Johnson was 2nd, Jarod VanDerKooi was 3rd and Ryan Wells was 4th. All of these riders finished in the top-five of the championship series as well. Dan Bromley also had a great season finishing 6th overall in the 16-round series.