Five riders have been chosen as Wild Card entrants for the FIM Supersport World Championship event that will be part of the Lucas Oil Utah USA Round of the FIM Superbike World Championship presented by HANNspree May 29-31.
Melissa Paris, of Concord, Calif., will be making her second appearance as a World Supersport Wild Card at Miller Motorsports Park. She was the fastest Wild Card qualifier in last year’s event, and will again ride the No. 13 Yamaha for MPH Racing. She is also competing as a full-time rider this year in the AMA Pro Racing Daytona SportBike class.
Tyler Odom, of Whittier, Calif., will be the youngest Wild Card entrant at 17 years old. Despite his young age, he has quite a bit of experience, having competed in the AMA Pro Racing Daytona SportBike and SuperSport classes. He will ride the No. 46 Honda for the well-known Erion Racing team.
Dylon Husband, of Salt Lake City, will enjoy hometown support as he attempts the most prestigious start of his career. He is a veteran club racer who has competed part-time in AMA Pro Racing, and will ride the No. 56 Kawasaki for his own team, H-n-H Racing.
Chip Yates, of Portsmouth, Va., also raced as a Wild Card at Miller Motorsports Park last year but was hampered by an injured shoulder. Riding the No. 89 Suzuki for Swigz.com Pro Racing, Yates is also busy developing an electric-powered sport bike that he will race domestically and internationally this season.
Jason Farrell, of Fond du Lac, Wisc., races part-time in AMA Pro Racing and is a regular semi-pro in CCS/ASRA racing. Having recently set the 600cc track record at Heartland Park Raceway in Kansas, he attracted the attention of Pirelli, who have helped him mount an effort to obtain a Wild Card spot and the biggest opportunity of his career.
For tickets or information about the Lucas Oil Utah USA Round of theHANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship presented by HANNspree, visit the event website at SBKUSA.com or call 435-277-RACE (7223). For information regarding Miller Motorsports Park, visit the track’s website at MillerMotorsportsPark.com.