It’s almost automatic every time we write about Harley-Davidson that the company’s critics jump out to say how its bikes are heavy or assembled from parts bin leftovers or technologically decades behind its competitors. What these naysayers either forget or completely ignore is that Harley-Davidson motorcycles continue to sell. In its first quarter 2014 financial […]
2011 AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Champion Chris Fillmore
Chris Fillmore of Oxford, Mich., has won the 2011 AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Championship.
Fillmore ended the season on a victorious note, winning the 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing season finale at New Jersey Motorsports Park. The Bruce Rossmeyer/Geico racer finished the season with five wins and eight podium appearances in nine races in the Harley-Davidson XR1200 spec racing series. Fillmore finished the season with 231 points, ahead of runner-up Steve Rapp’s 202 points.
“I feel really good,” says Fillmore. “The XR1200 series … now that I went through the year and got used to the bikes, I think I learned a lot. It’s a great series, I had a lot of fun with it. I stayed in it and learned a lot about lines, and I’m really glad that at the end of it, Richie [Morris] and I hooked up and I got the opportunity to ride with him. What AMA Pro and Vance & Hines have done with this series gave guys like us – guys who haven’t really had a chance to develop a name – a place to go to develop our names and learn the tracks. It’s been great.”
[Source: AMA Pro Racing]