Motorcycle racers recognize they compete in a dangerous sport, risking serious harm in a crash. Of course, all riders know about the risks, whether they’re on a race track or on the street. Still it seems odd to hear Daytona Sportbike racer Cameron Beaubier broke his knee cap and injured his wrist crashing a 50cc […]
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]