News Kawasaki Rider Ryan Kerr Ready for VIR

Kawasaki Rider Ryan Kerr Ready for VIR

AMA Supersport

Ready for battle in AMA Supersport, Ryan Kerr and the entire Ryan Kerr Racing team head for Alton, Va. and the Suzuki White Lightning AMA Pro Superbike Nationals at Virginia International Raceway, Aug. 13-15.

Ryan Kerr says: “I am really looking forward to running at VIR. I’ve heard lots of good things about the track and the whole facility. I’ve been watching videos of past races there and studying the track map. That’s the best I can do until we get there and start practice. Hopefully, this will be a good race for us.”

Currently tied for 7th place in the AMA Pro SuperSport Standings, Kerr sits just one point out of 6th place. Kerr had a handling problem at the last event which dropped him down slightly in the point’s chase.

Ryan Kerr says: “Our goal is to try and move back up into 5th place. A couple of strong finishes would really help and that is what we are aiming for. I would be thrilled to be able to end the season in 5th place in SuperSport East. We aren’t that far off so it is still within the realm of possibilities.”

“Our whole crew has been working on my Kawasaki for the past few weeks and I think we should be good to go. We have switched to Ohlin’s and we found a clutch problem which is now fixed. We tested the bike yesterday and everything was great, so I think we will be in good shape.”

A hard charger, Kerr, who is in his first year of competition, considers himself extremely lucky.

Ryan Kerr says: “Not everyone gets to live their dream. My dad has given me an incredible opportunity and I don’t plan to mess it up. I learn a little more each race. I have managed to finish all the races and not crash my Kawasaki. It is definitely a giant learning curve for me, but the more I race, the better I will get. I want to go all the way to the top and with a little luck, that will happen.”

Ryan Kerr Racing is sponsored by MJ USA, 614Paintworx, Leo Vince, Arai, Di-Digital Impressions, Woodcraft, KobieC.com, Kawasaki and MJ Motorgear, and Mid-Ohio School.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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