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Bauman Responds with Blowout Win at New York Short Track

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (July 13, 2019) – Briar Bauman (No. 14 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) rebounded from his worst result of the 2019 American Flat Track season in the best possible fashion, scoring a dominant victory in Saturday night’s New York Short Track at Weedsport Speedway.

 

Bauman saw his hard-earned AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines title lead cut down considerably when his season-long podium streak was snapped by a mechanical DNF last time out at the Lima Half-Mile. But rather than allow the pressure to cause additional difficulties to escalate, the championship leader responded with perhaps the most convincing performance of his standout ‘19 campaign.

 

At the start of the 30-lap Main Event, the recently rejuvenated Jeffrey Carver Jr. (No. 23 Roof-Systems of Dallas/Indian of Metro Milwaukee FTR750) squeezed past Bauman and his brother, Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750), to lead the opening lap.

 

But before Carver could even contemplate the possibility of completing his career Grand Slam with a maiden Short Track win, Bauman blasted back by and ripped open a gap at the front.

 

Smooth and in control throughout, Bauman took the win with 3.589 seconds in hand.

 

Despite the result representing his eighth podium (and seventh top two) in nine Main Events this season, the victory was Bauman’s first since his triumphant season opener.

 

He said, “I’ve got to thank my team -- they bust their butts during the week. The bike was insane… today we showed up and didn’t change a thing and we were good all day. It just feels good. It feels like it’s been a whole season since I got a win. Seconds are really cool… ‘I know there’s nothing’s wrong with silver’ -- said the great Ricky Bobby -- but I’m just glad to get a win again.”

 

Carver backed up his first podium of the year with a second consecutive runner-up result. He was followed to the stripe by Short Track standout Henry Wiles (No. 17 Bandit Industries/DPC Racing/Wilco Racing Indian FTR750) in third.

 

Bronson Bauman extended his streak of top fives to three with a fourth-place finish, while Robert Pearson (No. 27 R/J Performance/Hite Trucking Indian FTR750) secured his best result of the season in fifth.

 

Meanwhile, multi-time time defending AFT Twins champ Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) could manage just seventh on the night. As a result, Bauman stretched his advantage back out to 26 points (170-144) as the title fight reached its halfway point.

 

Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys

 

Dalton Gauthier (No. 122 D&D Cycles/Gobert Smash Husqvarna FC450) took maximum advantage of the opportunity before him in the 20-lap Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Main Event.

 

Pre-race title leader Mikey Rush (No. 15 RMR Honda/Red Riders Rewards Honda CRF450R) was forced to watch from the fences after he failed to make the Main, finishing 0.135 seconds short of a qualifying position in his semi. And since Rush competed in the premier AFT Twins class in 2018, he earned no AFT Singles points and thus had no provisional start to call upon.


As a result, Gauthier fully capitalized. The ‘Comeback Kid’ dropped down the order early despite starting from pole, but he quickly demonstrated the speed he used to earn that starting slot in the first place. He exploded through a tight, back-and-forth pack contesting the lead and escaped from that early chaos to power to his second victory of the season and reclaim the AFT Singles championship lead in the process.

 

Gauthier said, “I picked up a lot of confidence tonight, and it’s definitely going to help us with this championship. The day went off so good. I was fast in practice and qualifying and felt really comfortable. I can’t thank Jimmy Wood at Öhlins enough for helping us out with our shock and our suspension. He was a gamesaver, and I felt so much more comfortable than I had before on this bike. And my mom’s here for her first National ever -- it’s awesome to win in front of her.”

 

Morgen Mischler (No. 69 Waters Autobody Racing/D&D Powersports KTM 450 SX-F) put in a late charge, slashing his way through the same talented pack Gauthier diced through earlier in the race, to work up to second position. Mischler even managed to dramatically close down the gap to Gauthier but ultimately ran out of laps, coming up 0.413 short of the victory at the checkered flag.

 

He was followed home by reigning class champion Dan Bromley (No. 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F). Just behind, Kevin Stollings (No. 99 Roof Systems/Motion Pro Honda CRF450R) finished fourth while Bromley’s teammate, Shayna Texter (No. 52 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing SX-F 450), completed the top five.

 

As a result of Saturday’s pivotal outcome, Gauthier now leads Rush in the AFT Singles championship chase 169-156. Defending champ Bromley remains in close contention at 151 points thanks to his remarkable consistency, despite still seeking the first Main Event victory of his title defense. 

 

Be sure to catch the feature broadcast of the New York Short Track on NBCSN with flag-to-flag coverage of both Main Events, enhanced by exclusive features and cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage. The broadcast will debut on Saturday, July 27, at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT and will re-air on Wednesday, August 7, at 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT.

 

Next Up:

The American Flat Track competitors will take a few weeks to regroup and catch their breath before kicking off an intense and jam-packed August with the Buffalo Chip TT in Sturgis, S.D., on Sunday, August 4 and the Black Hills Half-Mile in Rapid City, S.D. on Tuesday, August 6. As always, live coverage will be available at FansChoice.tv. Tickets are on sale at www.americanflattrack.com.

 

For more information on American Flat Track visit www.americanflattrack.com.

 

To get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise visit www.americanflattracker.com.

 

 

Mees Triumphant in Epic Lima Half-Mile
Texter and Bromley Bring Red Bull KTM 1-2 in AFT Singles

 

LIMA, Ohio (June 29, 2019) – No one won bigger in Saturday night’s Indian Motorcycle Lima Half-Mile Presented By Johnny K's Indian powered by Drag Specialties than defending multi-time American Flat Track Champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) -- other than, perhaps, Lima Half-Mile race promoter Jared Mees.

 

The AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Main Event at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, Ohio, was arguably the most thrilling of the 2019 American Flat Track season and one with massive championship implications -- both factors working decidedly in Mees’ favor.

 

The opening several laps featured an intense head-to-head showdown that pit Mees up against championship leader Briar Bauman (No. 14 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750). That duel was cut short by a red flag on lap 7, which altered the complexion of the Main dramatically.

 

Mees got a stellar jump at the restart, while Bauman was sucked into a battle for second with Jeffrey Carver Jr. (No. 23 Roof-Systems of Dallas/Indian of Metro Milwaukee FTR750), Henry Wiles (No. 17 Bandit Industries/DPC Racing/Wilco Racing Indian FTR750), and rookie Brandon Price (No 192 Roof Systems of Dallas TX/DPC Racing Indian FTR750).

 

Bauman’s luck only got worse from there, as his rear tire came clean off the rim on lap 10. That unusual mishap put an end to his perfect season’s podium streak while instantly eliminating the bulk of his hard-earned championship padding.

 

Following Bauman’s exit, Carver ate up the gap to Mees, and the two then engaged in their own wild shootout for the lead. Running divergent lines, Mees and Carver proceeded to trade the position back and forth multiple times per corner for several laps in succession. That titanic battle allowed Wiles to close in over the final several laps, setting up a three-way struggle on the final lap.

 

Carver attempted to square up the final turn but Mees powered neatly around the outside line, beating his opponent to the checkered flag by 0.199 seconds. Wiles came home third another 0.668 seconds in arrears.

 

Combined with Briar Bauman’s DNF and Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Kennedy Racing/Armbruster Racing Indian FTR750) failing to make the Main one event after cashing in his only provisional start of the season, Mees’ triumph elevated him to second in the standings, a mere 13 points back of Bauman (145-132).

 

After the epic race, Mees said, “When you’re battling up in the cushion like that, it wears you out twice as fast. You’re wrestling the bike, and the bike’s jumping around. Hats off to Jeffrey [Carver, Jr.]; I work out so hard, and I didn’t have nothing left -- I was done. I just want to give a big shout out to Jeffrey and Henry [Wiles] for a hellacious, awesome race.”

 

While Price faded late after looking in contention for the podium at mid-distance, he still went on to score what’s easily his best premier-class result to date by finishing an impressive fourth.

 

Laconia ST winner Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) put together another solid outing to round out the top five.

 

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For the second consecutive year at the Allen County Fairgrounds, Shayna Texter (No. 52 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing SX-F 450) was simply unstoppable in the Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Main Event.

 

After dominating the program in the lead-up to the Main, Texter found herself shuffled down to fourth as she fishtailed off the line. Undeterred, Texter put on a flat track masterclass as she propelled her way forward.

 

She dispatched of Dalton Gauthier (No. 122 D&D Cycles/Gobert Smash Husqvarna FC450) almost immediately, and then erased the gap separating her from the fight for the lead being waged by Chad Cose (No. 49 Parkinson Bros Racing/Ritchie Reynolds Racing Honda CRF450R) and Dan Bromley (No. 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F).

 

She was barely slowed by their battle, powering around the outside of Bromley on lap 5 and then diving up the inside of Cose a lap later. She cleared off from there, ultimately winning with 2.570 seconds in hand.

 

“My Red Bull KTM backed by Roof Systems motorcycle was just working so good,” Texter said. “I couldn’t figure out how I won this race last year. I sat around for 365 days and thought, ‘Man, how did I win Lima?’ So, to win it twice is incredible. It’s a dream come true.”

 

Defending champion Bromley worked past Cose as well to give the factory Red Bull KTM squad a 1-2 finish.

 

Cose did manage to fend off a late charge from title leader Mikey Rush (No. 15 RMR Honda/Red Riders Rewards Honda CRF450R) by 0.222 seconds at the flag to lock down the final spot on the podium.

 

‘16 class champ Ryan Wells (No. 94 Estensen Racing Yamaha YZ450F) was another 0.183 seconds behind Rush in fifth, while second-ranked Gauthier ultimately finished in sixth.

 

AFT Production Twins

 

Chad Cose (No. 49 Parkinson Bros Racing/Ritchie Reynolds Kawasaki Ninja 650) earned his first-career American Flat Track victory following a race-long scrap with runaway AFT Production Twins title leader Cory Texter (No. 65 G&G Racing/Holeshot Powersports Yamaha MT-07).

 

Texter entered Lima with a perfect three-for-three wins record on the season and threatened to make it four-for-four by storming to the holeshot and opening an immediate gap.

 

However, Cose exploited the high line to perfection for the short time it existed and managed to steal away the lead while the contest was still in its early stages.

 

Texter reclaimed the advantage for a single straight at mid-distance, but Cose pounced in the very next corner to counter. Texter then hounded his rival to the flag but was never able to find another hole in Cose’s defense.

 

Cose’s maiden win comes after more than a decade on the scene and after finishing the 2018 season ranked sixth overall in the premier AFT Twins class with a podium to his name.

 

He said, “I’m so happy for my team. It feels good for me, and I knew I was capable all along. But it’s tough. Nobody sees the behind-the-scenes stuff and everything like that. I’m so happy for my team -- they work so hard for me.”

 

James Rispoli (No. 71 Black Hills Harley-Davidson ProBEAM XG750R Rev X) also scored his best finish of the season in third. The highly-decorated roadracer made it clear that he hasn’t lost his touch on the dirt, charging up several positions after getting a poor start to round out the podium.

 

Be sure to catch the feature broadcast of the Indian Motorcycle Lima Half-Mile Presented By Johnny K's Indian on NBCSN with flag-to-flag coverage of the Main Events, enhanced by exclusive features and cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage. The premiere telecast is scheduled for Saturday, July 6, at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT and will re-air on Monday, July 8, at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT.

 

Next Up:

The 2019 American Flat Track season will resume in two weeks when the series arrives at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the New York Short Track on Saturday, July 13. As always, live coverage will be available all day long courtesy of FansChoice.tv. Tickets are on sale at www.americanflattrack.com.

 

For more information on American Flat Track visit www.americanflattrack.com.

 

To get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise visit www.americanflattracker.com.

 

 

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Tune-In Alert! 2019 New York Short Track LIVE on FansChoice.tv TOMORROW!

American Flat Track returns to upstate New York with the 2019 New York Short Track on Saturday, July 13 in Weedsport, N.Y.

 

FansChoice.tv live-streaming schedule for the New York Short Track on Saturday, July 13, at Weedsport Speedway:

 

2:40 pm ET: Practice

 

3:55 pm ET: Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Qualifying 1

 

4:15 pm ET: Astro Invitational Qualifying 1


4:30 pm ET: AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Qualifying 1

 

4:50 pm ET: Roof Systems AFT Singles Qualifying 2

 

5:10 pm ET: Astro Invitational Qualifying 2 

 

5:50 pm ET: Roof Systems AFT Singles Heats

 

6:15 pm ET: Astro Invitational Semis

 

6:30 pm ET: AFT Twins Qualifying 2

7:00 pm ET: Opening Ceremonies

 

7:15 pm ET: Roof Systems AFT Singles Semis

 

7:35 pm ET: AFT Twins Semis

 

7:50 pm ET: Astro Invitational Main 

 

9:00 pm ET: Roof Systems AFT Singles Main

 

9:40 pm ET: AFT Twins Main

 

Reignited Title Fight Heats Up at New York Short Track

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 9, 2019) – An epic battle for the 2019 American Flat Track Championship is taking shape as the series approaches its halfway point at this weekend’s New York Short Track in Weedsport, N.Y., on Saturday, July 13.

 

A clutch performance last time out at the Lima Half-Mile by multi-time defending AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines king Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) saw him instantly transform a daunting 34-point deficit into a significantly more manageable 13-point disadvantage. Perhaps even more crucially, his win also tilted momentum back in his favor heading into Weedsport Speedway and its ⅜-mile, D-shaped oval, where he reigned supreme a year ago.

 

Mees’ primary title rivals, AFT Twins points leader Briar Bauman (No. 14 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) and third-ranked Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Kennedy Racing/Armbruster Racing Indian FTR750) will be looking to rebound this weekend. Bauman saw his season-long podium streak come to an end at Lima due to an untimely mechanical issue, while Robinson’s recent woes continued as he failed to make the Main at Lima after already cashing in his provisional start. Fortunately for Bauman and Robinson, they are both established Short Track standouts; they each boast a pair of ST victories on their career records, including Robison’s win earlier this year in Atlanta.

 

The next three riders in the ‘19 championship standings all stand as legitimate threats to win this weekend as well. Fourth-ranked Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) claimed his maiden win at the inaugural Laconia Short Track less than a month back. Fifth-ranked Henry Wiles (No. 17 Bandit Industries/DPC Racing/Wilco Racing Indian FTR750) needs just one more Short Track victory to eclipse the mark of the legendary Chris Carr (nine wins) and stand alone as AFT’s all-time ST master. While sixth-ranked Jeffrey Carver Jr. (No. 23 Roof-Systems of Dallas/Indian of Metro Milwaukee FTR750) is coming off his best ride of the season and salivating at the prospect of completing the career Grand Slam by adding a ST win to his previously-attained Mile, Half-Mile and TT victories.

 

This weekend’s Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys shootout features at least as many potential winners.

 

Shayna Texter (No. 52 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing SX-F 450) was hugely impressive in her Lima HM win, but Short Track has never been her strongest discipline. If that trend continues, the spotlight could return to the top Roof Systems AFT Singles title contenders.

 

Points leader Mikey Rush (No. 15 RMR Honda/Red Riders Rewards Honda CRF450R) has proven consistently quick regardless of the venue, and he stood atop the podium at the Laconia Short Track. Second-ranked Dalton Gauthier (No. 122 D&D Cycles/Gobert Smash Husqvarna FC450) has notched up multiple ST wins in his career, including earlier this season in Atlanta, while reigning champ Dan Bromley (No. 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F) stepped his game up with a runner-up showing at Lima and is aiming to secure his first win of the season post haste.

 

One rider far removed from title contention who could add some serious spice to the proceedings is Tanner Dean (No. 38 Godzilla Honda Honda CRF450R). Dean sits just 16th in the Roof Systems AFT Singles championship order with an eighth-place at the Red Mile standing as his only top ten of the season. However, he also has a track record of coming out of nowhere to prove nearly unbeatable on any given Saturday night. Last season, Dean had no top tens through ten rounds before promptly winning at Weedsport Speedway. The year before that, he scored his maiden victory during the second half of the 2017 season at the Calistoga Half-Mile with no prior career top tens to his name.

 

In addition to the AFT Twins and Roof Systems AFT Singles action, the New York Short Track will feature the Astro Invitational, pitting former pros and vintage flat track competitors against one another on Bultaco Astros to benefit the Rookies of ‘79 charity to help injured racers.

 

The New York Short Track festivities get underway in earnest at the track on Friday, July 12, with the Kick Off Party & Bike Night Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET, featuring live music, food, local craft beer and wine specials and autograph sessions with a number of AFT’s leading riders.

 

The DownBeat Percussion Drumline will perform at the Kick Off Party, while fans will be given the opportunity to walk the track, win various prizes, and play games. Bikes, including the Astro machines, will be on display, and AFT merchandise will be available for purchase.

 

The off-track activities continue into race day with more live music, fan giveaways, a beer garden, vendors and designated motorcycle parking, among numerous other attractions.

 

New York Short Track tickets are on sale now at https://tickets.americanflattrack.com/. General Admission tickets are $40 if purchased in advance, $50 the day of the event. Kids 12 and under are free in General Admission, and advance Military/First Responder tickets are $20 with GovX registration. Upgraded seating options -- including a new VIP Experience and high-demand Trackside Seating with all-day Pit Pass -- are available while supplies last at https://tickets.americanflattrack.com/.

 

For fans watching remotely, FansChoice.tv will offer live coverage of the New York Short Track when the gates open at 2:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. PT. Opening Ceremonies are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m PT. The Astro Invitational Main Event will get underway at 7:50 p.m. ET/4:50 p.m. PT, followed by the Open Paddock/Rider Autograph Session at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. The remainder of the Main Event program is slated to kick off at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT

 

Be sure to catch the premiere telecast of the New York Short Track on NBCSN with flag-to-flag coverage of both Main Events, enhanced by exclusive features and cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage. The broadcast will debut on Saturday, July 27, at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT and will re-air on Wednesday, August 7, at 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT.

 

For more information on American Flat Track visit www.americanflattrack.com.

 

To get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise visit www.americanflattracker.com.

 

 

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Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America to Induct Byron, Carr, Clymer, Dallenbach, Hendrick, Ickx, Lund, Montgomery, Stewart in Class of 2020

  • 32nd Annual Induction Celebration Returns to Daytona Beach March 16 & 17
  • Expanded 2020 Class Includes Off-Road Racing and Two Historic Inductees Joining At Large, Drag Racing, Motorcycle, Open Wheel, Sports Cars and Stock Car Enshrinees
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 5, 2019) – The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) will induct its largest class in recent years March 16 - 17, 2020 during its 32nd annual Induction Celebration in Daytona Beach.

The Class of 2020 includes NASCAR’s first-ever champion Robert “Red” Byron (Historic), flat track impresario Chris Carr (Motorcycles), early motorcycle racer, promoter and publisher Floyd Clymer (At Large), driver, official and safety advocate Wally Dallenbach, Sr. (Open Wheel), Rick Hendrick, one of NASCAR’s most successful owners (Stock Cars), Daytona 500 champion Tiny Lund (Historic), Can-Am and Rolex 24 At Daytona champion Jacky Ickx (Sports Cars), quarter-mile racing legend “Ohio” George Montgomery (Drag Racing) and Baja 500 and 1,000 and SCORE World Champion Ivan “Ironman” Stewart (Off-Road Racing).
 
Next year marks the fifth consecutive induction ceremony in Daytona Beach since the MSHFA moved to Daytona International Speedway (DIS) in 2016, from Novi, Mich. The Hall is housed in the speedway’s Ticket and Tours Building located in front of the famed 2.5-mile DIS tri-oval.

The MSHFA Class of 2020 was unveiled in a press conference at DIS – site of this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 – by Motorsports Hall of Fame of America President Ron Watson and Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile.

“We are delighted to welcome our largest class of inductees in recent years into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America,” Watson said. “We have expanded to two enshrines in the Historic category and are thrilled to introduce Off-Road Racing as its own category for the first time in 2020.”

The nine Class of 2020 honorees will be enshrined into the Hall on Tuesday March 17 in the 32nd annual MSHFA Induction Ceremony presented by Firestone, the traditional black-tie gala that is the crowning event of the two-day, multi-function MSHFA Induction Celebration in Daytona Beach.

With the host venue expected to be finalized in the coming weeks, the 2020 MSHFA Induction Ceremony will be preceded on Monday, March 16 by the traditional “Heroes of Horsepower” reception and strolling dinner at the MSHFA.

Daytime events include the annual Inductee Luncheon on Monday at the DAYTONA 500 Club at DIS and annual Inductee Breakfast Presented by Toyota on Tuesday in the Rolex 24 Lounge in the DIS stadium grandstands.

Current plans call for 2020’s Historic inductees to be ushered into the MSHFA as a featured highlight of one of the Monday events or the Tuesday morning breakfast.

For more information, visit the MSHFA at www.mshf.com or call 386.681.6843.

The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/MotorsportsHOF/ and Instagram and Twitter at @MotorsportsHOF.
The MSHFA Class of 2020:

Robert “Red” Byron (Historic) – After his plane was shot up in World War II, the B-24 tail-gunner spent more than two years in the hospital before returning to racing. To do so, he had to bolt his leg brace to the clutch pedal. A sprint and midget driver before the hostilities, he concentrated on stock cars after. In 1948, he won NASCAR’s first ever championship, in the Modified Division. A year later, he became the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, propelled in part by victory in the inaugural Daytona Beach Road Course event. Fading health caused him to quit driving at the end of the 1951 season. Throughout the ‘50s he was a mechanic for a number of sports car teams, including those of MSHFA inductees Briggs Cunningham and Jim Hall. He also was the crew chief for the Meister Brauser team, which won multiple championships. Byron, who died of a heart attack in 1960, was named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.

Chris Carr (Motorcycles) – Carr dominated AMA Grand National motorcycle racing at the beginning of the millennium, winning seven flat track titles (1992, 1999, 2001-5) and finishing second all-time in wins (78) behind 2009 MSHFA inductee Scott Parker and ahead of inductees Jay Springsteen, Ricky Graham and Bubba Shobert. Carr also won seven AMA 600cc Dirt Track titles (1988–93, 1995), becoming the all-time leader in that category. Carr also ran in the AMA Superbike road racing series, finishing third in the 1995 standings and earning Rookie of the Year honors, and was twice the fastest man on two wheels. In 2006, he set a motorcycle land speed record of 350.8 mph, the first rider to exceed 350 mph, and regained the title in 2009 with a 367.3 mph average.

Floyd Clymer (At Large) – Clymer was one of America’s leading motorcycle racers in the 1910s and ‘20s, then spent the last half century of his life as a leader in automotive and motorcycle publishing. Many of the books he published have become valuable reference works, including Motorcycle Topics and Cycle magazines and his Indianapolis 500 annuals, which he began producing in 1946, supplementing the prewar Motor Age editions. Later he promoted dozens of AMA national races and sponsored the winner of the inaugural Daytona 200 in 1937.

Wally Dallenbach, Sr. (Open Wheel) – New Jersey-born Dallenbach had substantial success as a driver, then went on to become one of IndyCar racing’s most effective administrators. After competing in Championship Auto Racing Teams’ inaugural 1979 season, he became its first director of competition and remained as chief steward until retiring in 2004. It was Dallenbach’s idea to establish the CART/Champ Car Safety Team, which set new standards for at-track safety services and saved many lives.

Rick Hendrick (Stock Car) – One of NASCAR’s all-time most successful team owners, Hendrick Motorsports has won a record 12 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships (through 2018): 1995-98, 2001, 2006-10, 2013 and ‘16. As of Alex Bowman’s 2019 victory at Chicagoland, the Hendrick team had accumulated a total of 254 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup wins. They have also amassed over 50 wins in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Hendrick’s 100+ acre campus in Concord, NC is one of the premier motorsports construction and preparation facilities in the world. Hendrick Motorsports also has developed into one of the sport’s premier engine shops, supplying his own and other winning teams with Chevrolet-branded powerplants.

Jacky Ickx (Sports Cars) – This Belgian motorsports journalist’s son was a prominent F1 and sports car driver from the late ‘60s into the mid-1980s, including a then-record six victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But the credentials that are the basis for his induction into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America are his triumphs in multiple series on North American soil: his 1979 SCCA Can-Am championship for Carl Haas, victories in the Mexican (1970) and Canadian (1969, 1970) GPs and multiple World Sportscar Championship (WSC) wins, including the 12 Hours of Sebring (1969, 1972), Rolex 24 at Daytona (1972), Mosport 1000k (1984) and Watkins Glen 6 Hour (1968, 1972, 1977) mainly in Ford GTs, Ferraris and Porsches.

DeWayne “Tiny” Lund (Historic) – At 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds, DeWayne Louis Lund was a big man with an ironic nickname. Lund won five Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races during a 21-year career, including the 1963 Daytona 500, and dominated the short-lived NASCAR Grand American Series, winning titles in three of its four seasons and 41 of 109 GA races. Lund might be best remembered for rescuing fellow driver Marvin Panch from his burning car during a practice session for the 1963 Daytona Continental, which led to his taking Panch’s place in the race. Lund, who was killed at the 1975 Talladega 500, was named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.

Ohio” George Montgomery (Drag Racing) – The Dayton native went from working on tractors in his uncle’s Ford dealership to “King of the Gassers,” the initial name for a cluster of NHRA classes for prewar-bodied cars running on gasoline. He won eight NHRA national titles between 1959 and 1968, most of them in his supercharged Chevy-powered ‘33 Willys. He captured the prestigious U.S. Nationals four times and countless match races. Sponsorship from Ford in the mid-1960s led to even more success in the 8,800-rpm, SOHC 427-cubic-inch “Malco Gasser” Mustang. His George’s Speed Shop in Dayton may be the oldest such enterprise in continuous operation in the United States.

Ivan “Ironman” Stewart (Off-Road Racing) – Stewart didn’t start driving professionally until age 37 but became known as the “Ironman” for driving solo in marathon events like the Baja 1000 that others drove in pairs. Overall, Stewart captured 84 desert victories and 10 championships, including 17 Baja 500s, eight Mint 400s, four Parker 400s, three Baja 1000s and four SCORE World Championships, typically at the wheel of his distinctive, center-seat Toyota pickups. Stewart dominated Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing during its 12-year run, taking three Grand National Sport Trucks titles and 17 main-event victories, both records.
 

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2019 American Flat Track Schedule:

  1. March 14: DAYTONA TT - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
  2. March 23: Atlanta Short Track - Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA
  3. April 20: Texas Half-Mile - Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
  4. April 27: Wild Horse TT - Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler, AZ
  5. May 11: Perris Half-Mile - Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, CA
  6. May 18: Sacramento Mile - Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
  7. May 26: Springfield Mile I - Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
       (AFT Singles Springfield TT same weekend)
  8. June 1: Red Mile - Red Mile, Lexington, KY
  9. June 15: Laconia Short Track – New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire
  10. June 29: Lima Half-Mile - Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH
  11. July 13: New York Short Track - Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY
  12. August 4: Buffalo Chip TT - Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD
  13. August 6: Black Hills Half-Mile - Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, SD
  14. August 17: Peoria TT - Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, IL
  15. September 1: Springfield Mile II - Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
       (AFT Singles Springfield Short Track same weekend)
  16. September 7: Williams Grove Half-Mile - Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA
  17. September 21: Minnesota Mile - Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN
  18. September 28: Meadowlands Mile - Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, East Rutherford, NJ

 

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