Happy to see the ageless Michael Barnes back on a bagger for the King Of The Baggers series, as well as some Bagger Racing League races. The 53-year-old is reuniting with Daytona Harley-Davidson and Hoban Brothers Racing to compete on a Harley Road Glide. In his 33 years of racing, Barnie has won the 2012 AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 series championship and the 2016 Daytona 200, as well as the BRL’s inaugural Premier Bagger class last year in Utah. More information in the press release below.
May 8, 2022 – Daytona Harley-Davidson/Hoban Brothers Racing presented by Man-O-War Motor Products with rider Michael Barnes, will compete in the 2022 MotoAmerica Mission King Of The Baggers series and select Bagger Racing League series races.
“We are super excited to be partnering with Hoban Brothers Racing, John Dahmer, and Michael Barnes in order to race our Bruce Rossmeyer Harley-Davidson Bagger again this season. We have some great memories with Michael Barnes when he rode for the Rossmeyer/Richie Morris racing team in the AMA Daytona Sportbike series in 2009 and are happy that Michael will be piloting our home-grown Harley-Davidson Bagger for four races in the AMA series and one race in the BRL. We are also super-stoked to have the support of Harley-Davidson Motor Company as we strive to keep the Harley-Davidson brand on top where it belongs,” said Shelly Rossmeyer Pepe, General Manager of Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson.
“It is truly amazing to be working with Shelly and Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and Michael Barnes as it was imperative that we all worked together to make this opportunity happen, especially after Hoban Brothers and Rossmeyer Racing were not able to start the race at Daytona this March. We are also pleased to have Michael on board and look forward to the team and Michael working together to achieve the goals we set last year. Michael is a proven winner as he won the inaugural Bagger Racing League Premier Bagger class at Utah Motorsports Campus and was a podium finisher in the MotoAmerica Mission King Of The Baggers race at Laguna Seca in 2021. Barnes has a pro racing career that spans 33 years with seven national wins and 48 podium finishes. He won the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 series championship in 2012, and he won the Daytona 200 in 2016 becoming the oldest rider (at 47) ever to win that race. We are lucky to have all of our sponsors back this year, Jimmy Light from HPi and Tom Reiser from TMan Performance were a large part of our success, along with our guys from Darkhorse Crankworks from last year, to have their support in race engine development again this year is huge for our team,” says John Dahmer, Manager of the Hoban Brothers Racing.
“I’m really excited to have signed a deal with Hoban Brothers Racing and Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson. Huge thanks to Shelly Rossmeyer for teaming up with us for 2022. I’m eager to throw a leg over our Harley-Davidson Road Glide and get our season started. John Dahmer of Hoban Brothers Racing has really been working his tail off to get our team back on track and I can’t thank him enough. I’m looking forward to competing in the remainder of the MotoAmerica King Of The Baggers and selected BRL races. A personal thank you for my apparel sponsors’ continued support. Moto-Liberty, RS Taichi, 6D Helmets, and Sidi boots,” says veteran rider Michael Barnes.
Daytona Harley-Davidson/Hoban Brothers Racing presented by Man-O-War Motor Products plans to kick off its campaign June 3-5, 2022 at Road America – Hoban Brothers’ home track – in the MotoAmerica King Of The Baggers series where they qualified 3rd in 2021; followed by three more MotoAmerica races – July 8-10, 2022, WeatherTech Raceway/Laguna Seca; July 29- 31, 2022, Brainard International Raceway; and, Sept 9-11, 2022, New Jersey Motorsports Park – culminating with the Bagger Racing League Race, October 14-16, 2022 at Daytona International Speedway.