RYAN KERR READY FOR A NEW CHALLENGE Johnstown, Ohio...When the AMA Pro SuperSport East event thunders into action June 4-6 at Road America, Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Race Team will be looking to conquer this prestigious track. "This will...
RYAN KERR READY FOR A NEW CHALLENGE
Johnstown, Ohio...When the AMA Pro SuperSport East event thunders into action June 4-6 at Road America, Ryan Kerr and the Ryan Kerr Race Team will be looking to conquer this prestigious track.
"This will mark my third professional road race event ever," says Ryan Kerr, whose best finish has been a top ten. "We ran Daytona and Atlanta and are currently in fifth place in the point's battle. I have never been to Road America. I have heard lots of good things about it. I know it is a fast track and requires good horsepower. I think we have that licked with our Kawasaki. If I can learn the track quickly then I should be able to put my head down and really go for it."
Passionate about road racing, Kerr had to make the decision between going to Road America or attending his high school graduation. In his mind there was really no decision...racing won hands down.
"I am happy to graduate,' he says with a smile. "However, picking up my diploma is no where near as important to me as racing."
At the age of five, Kerr began competing in motocross and got his national number at Loretta Lynn's Motocross Championship finishing fourth in the nation as a seven year old.
Well versed in what it takes to win, Kerr began climbing up the ladder of success earning numerous victories and accolades along the way. At the age of eight he competed AMA National Flat Track earning a national number 3. Next he tackled the AMA Grand National Cross Country Series. In 2007 and 2008 Kerr competed in the AMA Pro Supermoto Championship and last season he raced selected Supermoto events as well as AMA amateur road racing championships as an expert, finishing in the top ten in both Supersport and Superbike.
"I know that consistency is the way to winning a championship," he says. "This season is very much a learning curve for me. I have never ridden on most of the tracks, so every race is a brand new challenge, but it is awesome. Our goal is to finish every race and to keep moving up and hopefully this weekend will be a good one."