RYAN KERR HOPES FOR THAT EXTRA EDGE AT MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE Johnstown, Ohio... When the Green Flag signals the start of the AMA Pro SuperSport event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, July 16-18, young Ryan Kerr will be hoping for that all ...
RYAN KERR HOPES FOR THAT EXTRA EDGE AT MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE
Johnstown, Ohio... When the Green Flag signals the start of the AMA Pro SuperSport event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, July 16-18, young Ryan Kerr will be hoping for that all important extra edge.
"This is the only track in the series that I know," says Kerr who works part time as an instructor for the Mid-Ohio Motorcycle School. "I have never ridden on any of the other tracks. However, this time out, I know the track and am hoping that my experience here will put me on the podium.
Currently tied for 5th place in the SuperSport East standings, Kerr's best finish to date has been a 9th place at Road America.
"Before this year, I had never competed professionally," continues the Ohio native. "Every race is a new challenge and so much fun. I've known for a long time that racing was what I wanted to do and having the chance to follow my dream this year is totally awesome."
A hard-charger, Kerr's goal this season is to finish every race and so far he has done just that.
"Up until this race, we have only had one race bike," continues Kerr. "Every time I went out, I knew if I crashed we were done for the day. Now we have two Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R's, so if I have a major problem in practice, we will still be able to run the race, which is a big relief for me and the entire Ryan Kerr Racing crew. It definitely makes their life a little easier."
Quiet, serious and unassuming, Kerr is very likable and quite humble about his ability on two wheels. He tends to watch and listen, obviously intent on learning everything he can that will help to make himself a better racer.
"This coming race is really important to me," he continues. "Mid-Ohio is my home track and it is the one time that my entire family and all my friends can come and watch. If I was going to pick the one place to shine, this would be it. What could be more outstanding that to really do well with everyone I really care about looking on."
One of best known race tracks in the country, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a favorite with two-wheeled fans from all over. Boasting a 2.4 mile track with 15 turns, its picturesque layout showcases the exciting action-packed racing that the Honda Super Cycle Weekend is famous for.
"The AMA Pro SuperSport class features two 17-lap races," says Kerr. The racing is really tight. There are a number of riders that can win at every race and the margins of victory are incredibly close. Our races are 40 mile sprints and you have to be on your toes every second. We are definitely ready and everyone on the team has their fingers crossed for a good finish."
-source: Ryan Kerr Racing