KAYLEIGH BUYCK FIRES FIRST AT ROYAL ENFIELD BTR OPENER
BUILD. TRAIN. RACE Street Race opening spherical heats up the already scorching MotoAmerica motion at Virginia Worldwide Raceway
Milwaukee, WI – Nerves and feelings had been excessive as the ladies of Royal Enfield’s groundbreaking Construct. Prepare. Race. (BTR) Street Racing program took to the monitor at Virginia Worldwide Raceway, Sunday, Could 22, for the primary spherical of the 2022 season. For the primary time, the total grid, every aboard a Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 of their very own distinctive construct, took the inexperienced lights on the MotoAmerica North American Street Race Championship. Via the extreme Virginia warmth and humidity, and essentially the most aggressive grid BTR has ever seen, it was 30-year-old Kayleigh Buyck of Sodus, New York who emerged victorious.
Buyck not solely received the ultimate race, however topped the charts in each observe and qualifying periods. On paper it was a flawless efficiency, however was something however a runaway victory for Buyck, who additionally had her share of drama when she crashed in Q2. Cora Tennyson handed Buyck for the lead within the early laps of Sunday’s important race, solely to finish her efforts with a spectacular high-side. From there, Buyck resumed the lead, with Crystal Martinez relentless in her pursuit. Martinez completed lower than a second behind on the checkered flag. Not far off was Chloe Peterson, who rounded out the general podium.
“I nonetheless haven’t discovered the phrases to explain the 1000’s of emotions from our first BTR race,” mentioned Buyck. “With the ability to maintain pole place all weekend even after a foul crash, after which to drag a win is a sense I can not describe. Being on this group, racing with 14 different wonderful ladies who empower one another is a dream come true. We’re all every others’ largest followers and having Breeann Poland, Melissa Paris and Anne Roberts there to make this all a chance is one thing I’ll eternally be glad about!”
Even Tennyson, who didn’t get to run the total distance, and likewise incurred a jump-start penalty, had some good takeaways from the weekend. “Regardless of the way it ended, I’m very happy with what I used to be capable of accomplish earlier than my crash,” mentioned Tennyson. “After a soar begin and falling from second to seventh, I used to be capable of battle again to the entrance. The entire girls confirmed large effort and resilience and I’m proud to journey with them.”
Alyssa Bridges was the highest finisher among the many returning BTR Street Racing ladies, and mirrored on the change from the 2021 season to the much more aggressive 2022 class of racers. “This yr having extra folks to battle with is enjoyable,” mentioned Bridges. “I’ve improved quite a bit after being model new to this sport final season and I’m glad I get to battle just a few returning teammates, as properly. The rivalries, race battles and crowded grid add much more enjoyable, and it’s a pleasure to be round much more proficient personalities to be taught from.”
“This weekend went about pretty much as good as we might ask for,” mentioned Breeann Poland, Advertising and Communications Lead – Royal Enfield Americas. “The racing was unbelievable. These girls went at it and actually placed on a terrific present. Each single rider improved all through the weekend. Spirits had been excessive all through with nice teamwork, and all of the individuals helped one another each on and off the monitor. We’re fairly thrilled with how the opening spherical went.”
“We sadly had one low level this weekend; racer Patty Paul crashed in observe and suffered a damaged collarbone. We want her a speedy restoration and stay up for having her rejoin the paddock this season.
“Thanks once more to all of the Construct. Prepare. Race. sponsors. We couldn’t do it with out their assist. And the reception from followers and the MotoAmerica paddock was greater than we might ask for. We’re in for an excellent season and we’re already wanting ahead to Street America in two weeks.”
Discover bios on all 15 BTR Street Race ladies on the Construct. Prepare. Race. web site.
2022 BTR Street Racing Roster
#52 – Kayla Theisler, 26, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
#27 – Michaela Trumbull, 29, Sheridan, Wyoming
#30 – Alyssa Bridges, 31, Orange County, California
#44 – Trisha Dahl, 31, Minneapolis, Minnesota
#21 – Bridgette LeBer, 29, Port Angeles, Washington
#31 – Ash Truxal, 31, Oakland, California
#55 – Chloe Peterson, 31, Steger, Illinois
#95 – Cora Tennyson, 36, Brandenburg, Kentucky
#25 – Crystal Martinez, 34, Thousand Oaks, California
#62 – Hannah Stockton, 23, Kansas Metropolis, Missouri
#19 – Jenny Chancellor, 46, Tumwater, Washington
#23 – Jessica Martin, 38, Savannah, Georgia
#16 – Kayleigh Buyck, 30, Sodus, New York
#11 – Nicole Pareso, 34, Carrolton, Ohio
#79 – Patty Paul, 57, Berrien Springs, Michigan
2022 Royal Enfield BTR Street Racing Schedule
Jun 3-5 (Rnd 2) Street America, Elkhart Lake, WI
Jul 29-31 (Rnd 3) Brainerd Int’l Raceway, Brainerd, MN
Aug 19-21 (Rnd 4) Pittsburgh Int’l Race Advanced, Wampum, PA
Sep Sep 11 (Rnd 5) New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ
Sep 23-25 (Rnd 6) Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, AL
The 2022 Royal Enfield Construct. Prepare. Race. applications (Street Race and Flat Monitor) are made attainable by the participation of those beneficiant sponsors. Our continued due to all our supporting firms behind BTR.
2022 Construct. Prepare. Race. Sponsors
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About Royal Enfield
The oldest motorbike firm in steady manufacturing on this planet, Royal Enfield made its first motorbike in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Restricted, Royal Enfield has created the midsize motorbike section in India with its distinctive and distinctive fashionable traditional bikes. With its manufacturing base in Chennai, India, Royal Enfield has been capable of develop its manufacturing quickly towards a surge in demand for its bikes. Royal Enfield is a number one participant within the international middleweight motorbike market.
Royal Enfield North America (RENA) is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is growing a rising community of greater than 150 sellers in North America, together with the contiguous U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. RENA at the moment gives the all-new Basic 350, Meteor 350, Himalayan and the 650 Twins (INT650 and Continental GT 650) bikes, together with a spread of Real Motorbike Equipment and attire.