Velocity 3 A2 Race ReportWednesday, January 23, 2013 | 9:00 AM
Chicopee, MA - Velocity 3 Yamaha, in only its first season, is making an immediate impact in the 2013 Supercross season. Under the tutelage of industry championship veteran mechanics Kenny Germain and Brian Berry, racers Kyle Chisholm (#11) and Bobby Kiniry (#39) have a wealth of talent and strong YZ450Fs under the V3R awning.
To start the week, V3R added a new team member. Returning home to New York after the Phoenix Supercross, Bobby Kiniry collected his best trophy to date as he and wife Brittney became new parents with the birth of their first child, Everly.
Crisscrossing the country, Bobby returned to California on Friday and joined teammate Chisholm for a Team Appearance in Los Angeles at Del Amo Motosports meeting fans and signing autographs...then it was off to Anaheim.
In the first 450 Heat of the night, Bobby Kiniry shook off the lack of sleep and jet lag with a good start on his Yamaha YZ450F. Bobby stayed out front with the leaders; his epic battle with Trey Canard featured extensively on the CBS broadcast. Everly surely was cheering on her father as he finished fourth to transfer directly to the main.
Not to be outdone, teammate Kyle Chisholm in his flashy new O’neal gear, put on an incredible performance in his respective heat race. Up against RV, JS7, Reed, Barcia, Short and a host of factory talent, Chisholm proved he’s back to form and his ailing ankle healing, as he equalled Kiniry’s result to finish 4th and join his teammate in the main event.
When the gate dropped for the Main Event and the riders charged into the first turn, both V3R riders would be mired in the back of the pack. With atypical starts and against the fastest riders on earth, both riders put in valiant efforts but came up short of their personal expectations. Chisholm and Kiniry would finish the night in 15th and 18th but with knowledge that, with their lap times, top 10 finishes are certainly within reach next week in Oakland.
V3R thanks those supporters of the team including Yamaha Motor Corporation, Yamalube, GYTR, DRD, Dunlop, Costa Rica Unlimited Ironclad, Ride Engineering, Moto-Master, Twin Air, Athena, Cycra, DID, Dubya, ICW, 360 Unlimited, Pro Taper, Supersprox, Works Connection, Matrix, Hinson, Motoseat, Renagade Fuel, STS Graphics, and Freegun Underwear.