In the second-to-last race of the King of the Baggers 2022 season, Indian privateer Bobby Fong took his first win in the series at Brainerd International Raceway. Reigning champ Kyle Wyman was disqualified after his Road Glide leaked oil on the track, putting him out of contention for the championship. Kyle’s brother, Travis, finished the race in second, followed by Indian factory rider Tyler O’Hara in third. The Brainerd results set up a title-fight showdown at the series finale next month in New Jersey, with Travis Wyman’s 106 points ahead of O’Hara’s 103. Kyle Wyman sits third with 86. Read more in the press release below from Indian Motorcycle.
Minneapolis, MN. (August 1, 2022) – Indian Motorcycle Racing, presented by Mission Foods, captured two King of the Baggers podium positions at Brainerd International Raceway on July 31. Privateer Bobby Fong, piloting Steve Delorenzi’s Sacramento Mile S&S-built RSD Indian Challenger, secured his first-career King of the Baggers win, while Indian Motorcycle Racing factory rider Tyler O’Hara rounded out the podium with a third-place finish. Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle factory rider Travis Wyman took second.
The sixth King of the Baggers event of the season was nothing short of dramatic, as a red-flag restart rescheduled the event to end of the day and shortened it to five laps. Though during competition, rain on Turn 3-4 ultimately caused race officials to call the race after just three laps.
Despite starting from the back row, Fong fought hard during the first lap to reach second. Without hesitation, Fong then made an aggressive move, as he dove inside and stood up O’Hara to make the pass and capture the lead and secure his first-ever King of the Baggers win.
“Congrats to Bobby and RSD on their first win. It was a well-deserved victory as the RSD race team works extremely hard to ensure those Indian Challengers are dialed-in and ready for competition,” said Gary Gray, Indian Vice President Racing, Service & Technology. “This has been fun, neck-and-neck battle throughout the entire season. With one race remaining, it’s all on the line, and we couldn’t be any more excited to head to New Jersey and give it all we got.”
The 2022 King of the Baggers season will conclude September 9-11, in Millville, New Jersey, at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Prior to the King of the Baggers race, on Friday, July 29, MotoAmerica racer Scott Briody died following a single-motorcycle crash.
“Our condolences go out to Scott Briody’s friends and family, his team, and everyone in the MotorAmerica paddock,” said Gray.