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Robinson Overhauls Mees To Win Atlanta Short Track

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 23, 2019) – Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Kennedy Racing/Armbruster Racing Indian FTR750) accomplished what few riders have in recent American Flat Track history in Saturday night’s thrilling Yamaha Atlanta Short Track presented by Cycle Gear.

 

Robinson successfully tracked down, and ultimately dispatched, dominant double defending Grand National Champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) to win the 25-lap AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Main Event at at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga.

 

Prior to Robinson’s heroics, Mees appeared set to issue a stark reminder of that dominance when he broke free early and worked up a gap to separate him from the remainder of the field. However, Robinson slowly reeled Mees in throughout the Main, finally arriving on the champ’s rear wheel with just over five laps remaining.

 

On lap 22 of 25, Robinson made the race’s decisive maneuver, pulling off a skillful outside overtake to steal away the position. Mees had no response, as Robinson immediately dropped him en route to a 0.621-second margin of victory.

 

The victory marks Robinson’s first AFT Twins triumph since he won the Lima Half Mile midway through the 2016 season. He said, “Timing was everything. Jared is one of the smartest, toughest competitors on the circuit. I knew if I showed my cards too early, he could make a countermove and try to get me back. I just waited. He had a little mishap, and I was able to roll around the outside of him. I just put my head down and set sail those last couple laps and tried to be as smooth as possible and everything just played out perfectly. I’m stoked right now -- this is awesome!”

 

Heading into the Main Event, DAYTONA TT winner Briar Bauman (No. 14 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) appeared capable of carrying that season-opening momentum like a freight train. He ranked near the top of the charts all day and won his semi with relative ease. However, a difficult start in the Main threw him into a frenetic fight for position.

 

At the end of the evening, he emerged on the podium with a hard-earned third after running as low as eighth early in the race. However, Bauman was never in contention for the win and finished nearly three seconds back of Robinson.

 

Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team XG750R Rev X) pulled off a second consecutive charge up through the field to finish fourth, while ST master Henry Wiles (No. 17 Bandit Industries/DPC Racing/Wilco Racing Indian FTR750) completed the top five.

 

Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys

 

Dalton Gauthier (No. 122 D&D Cycles/Gobert Smash Honda CRF450R) took the final step in completing a comeback story two years in the making.

 

Returning to the scene of his last Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys victory before being forced to serve a suspension for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy for the better part of the 2017 and 2018 seasons, Gauthier registered a towering victory in Saturday night’s 15-lap Main Event.

 

Gauthier leapt out to the lead early and was never seriously challenged, upping his advantage to over a second before easing off slightly to secure the checkered flag.

 

If the “Comeback Kid’s” runner-up result in the season-opening DAYTONA TT didn’t serve as warning enough to the AFT Singles field for what they were up against in his return, they understand now.

 

After finally taking that final step -- the top step on the podium to be clear -- Gauthier said, “It’s a crazy feeling -- I was out for two seasons. I won here in 2017, and thought I could do some damage today, honestly. I was fast qualifier, won the heat race, won the semi -- just like 2017. And then I got the holeshot, led every lap, and won the Main. It’s a pretty awesome feeling. I can’t thank (tuner) Rob Mclendon enough for everything he’s done for me.”

 

If anyone had any hope of beating Gauthier on this night, it was Morgen Mischler (No. 69 Waters Autobody Racing/D&D Powersports KTM 450 SX-F). That is until he was swamped leaving the line and found himself buried in the pack as they stormed into Turn 1.

 

Mischler was in astonishing form from there, making quick work of some of the best flat trackers on the planet to slash his way up to second. However, running down Gauthier was simply too big of a task.

 

The last rider Mischler made his way past on his way to second was reigning AFT Singles champion Dan Bromley (No. 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F). Bromley just continued to do what he does -- collecting yet another podium result to put toward his title defense. After earning last year’s crown on the strength of 13 podiums in 18 races, Bromley is now two for two in 2019.

 

Ryan Wells (No. 94 Estensen Racing Yamaha YZ450F), who originally finished fourth, was disqualified for exceeding the maximum allowable weight for a rear wheel assembly following post-race technical inspection.

 

Roof Systems teammates Oliver Brindley (No. 24 Roof Systems of Dallas/Fox Solutions Yamaha YZ450F) and Kevin Stollings (No. 99 Roof Systems of Dallas/Hinson Honda CRF450R) round out the top five for the Roof Systems AFT Singles class.

 

The Yamaha Atlanta Short Track presented by Cycle Gear will debut on NBCSN Sunday, March 31, at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT and will re-air on Wednesday, April 3, at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT.

 

 

Bauman, Janisch Dominate DAYTONA TT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 14, 2019) – Briar Bauman (No. 14 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) kicked off his 2019 AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines championship campaign in front of AFT's largest crowd at the Daytona International Speedway with a statement victory in Thursday night’s American Flat Track season opener, the third annual DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

 

Bauman went handlebar-to-handlebar with brother Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) on the opening lap of the 25-lap Main Event under the lights at Daytona International Speedway to secure the lead. Once established, Bauman systematically stretched out an imposing advantage at the front.

 

TT legend Henry Wiles (No. 17 Bandit Industries/DPC Racing/Wilco Racing Indian FTR750) was desperate to give chase but found himself trapped behind Bauman’s brother and teammate as the leader made his escape.

 

Wiles finally made his way through near half distance, but at that point it didn’t make a difference. Bauman continued to race off into the distance, further opening the gap before finally cruising past the legendary tri-oval’s start/finish stripe for the final time with a 5.149-second margin of victory.

 

“To hop out there in the front -- it’s all about trying to put in a gap in the beginning,” Bauman said. “I’ve been training hard this offseason. I tried to throw down as much as I could and get a little bit of a gap and maintain the rest of the race.”

 

Even before Thursday’s win, the ascending Bauman’s profile was rapidly on the rise. And now as the newest member of Indian’s Wrecking Crew, he’s well positioned to take the next step forward and make a run at the 2019 AFT Twins Championship -- as evidenced by his stunning form in the season opener.

 

Besides handing him the (very) early title advantage, Bauman’s triumph also brings the DAYTONA TT win streak of reigning Grand National Champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) to a halt at two. Those prior victories served as springboards for dominant title runs in ‘17 and ‘18, but Mees’ ‘19 opener packed at least a half-season’s worth of drama into a single night. Mees crashed twice in the Semi and then retired with a mechanical issue in the Main while running fifth.

 

Jake Johnson (No. 5 Estenson Racing/Monster Energy Yamaha MT-07 DT) gave Yamaha’s trick new flat track machine a podium debut by finishing in third behind Bauman and Wiles.

 

Meanwhile, Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team XG750R Rev X) registered perhaps the hero ride of the evening. After being forced to use a Provisional Start just to make the Main, Vanderkooi battled his way up from the back of the pack to an eventual fourth.

 

Bronson Bauman rounded out the top five.

 

Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Browns Motorcycle Attorneys

 

Jesse Janisch (No. 132 Roof Systems Dallas TX/Öhlins Yamaha YZ450F) added yet another blowout TT victory to his burgeoning résumé with a wire-to-wire win in the Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Main Event at the DAYTONA TT.

 

Janisch pushed hard on the race’s opening lap to corral the field behind him and then took full advantage of his superior speed with an open track in front of him. He ultimately wheelied past the checkered flag with a comfortable 2.577 seconds to spare.

 

“To start off Daytona with a victory… it’s amazing,” Janisch said. “Last year, we left here with a second, and that was a great way to start off the season. Just putting in all the work over the course of the winter and leaving here with a win is amazing. The Roof Systems team has really made a home for me. We’ve really built a great program.”

 

Janisch was followed to the line by Dalton Gauthier (No. 122 D&D Cycles/FlatTrack.com KTM 450 SX-F), who registered a remarkable ride to complete his “Road to Recovery” where he started it -- on the podium.

 

Gauthier was victorious in the first AFT Singles DAYTONA TT Main Event back in 2017 and was stacking wins on top of that one before being suspended for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy. After sitting out the majority of the past two seasons, Gauthier only learned he would be eligible to compete again days ago. He made the most of his second chance.

 

And in an always merciless DAYTONA TT in which numerous AFT Singles title hopefuls don’t even make the Main Event due to the ocean deep field teeming with big name wild cards hailing from multiple nations and racing disciplines, defending class champ Dan Bromley (No. 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F) just did what he does.

 

After earning last year’s crown on the strength of 13 podiums in 18 races, Bromley is now one for one in 2019 to open his title defense with a third-place result.

 

Long-time AFT Twins competitor Mikey Rush (No. 15 RMR Honda, Red Riders Rewards Honda CRF450R) and up-and-coming Australian Max Whale (No. 18 Weirbach Racing Kawasaki KX450F) completed the top five.

 

Be sure to tune into the feature broadcast of the DAYTONA TT on NBCSN with flag-to-flag coverage of both Main Events enhanced by in-depth coverage of the many dramatic storylines through exclusive athlete features and interviews. and onboard footage. It will debut on Sunday, March 24, at 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT and will re-air on Thursday, March 28, at 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT.

 

American Flat Track will be back in action for Round 2 of the 2019 season in just over a week’s time as the series travels to Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., for the Atlanta Short Track presented by Cycle Gear on Saturday, March 23. Live coverage can be viewed on FansChoice.tv starting at 1:30 p.m. ET with Opening Ceremonies scheduled to get underway at 7:20 p.m. ET. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at https://tickets.americanflattrack.com/.

 

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Tune-In Alert! 2019 Yamaha Atlanta Short Track presented by Cycle Gear LIVE on FansChoice.tv Tomorrow

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 22, 2019) – Round two of American Flat Track's already-exciting 2019 season happens tomorrow, Saturday, March 23, at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga. for the Yamaha Atlanta Short Track presented by Cycle Gear.

 

FansChoice.tv live-streaming schedule for Saturday, March 23, at the Dixie Speedway:

 

2:45 pm ET: Practice 

 

3:10pm ET: Astro Invitational Practice 

 

3:30 pm ET: AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Qualifying 1

 

3:40 pm ET: Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Qualifying 1

 

3:55 pm ET: Astro Invitational Qualifying 1

 

4:15 pm ET: AFT Twins Qualifying 2

 

4:20 pm ET: Roof Systems AFT Singles Qualifying 2

 

4:40 pm ET: Astro Invitational Qualifying 2

 

5:15 pm ET: Roof Systems AFT Singles Heats

 

5:40 pm ET: AFT Twins Heats

 

6:00 pm ET: Astro Invitational Semis

 

7:10 pm ET: Astro Invitational Main

 

7:20 pm ET: Opening Ceremonies

 

7:30 pm ET: Roof Systems AFT Singles Semis


7:50 pm ET: AFT Twins Semis

 

8:00 pm ET: Roof Systems AFT Singles Main

 

8:30 pm ET: AFT Twins Main

 

Click to here to watch live: www.fanschoice.tv

 

 

 

American Flat Track and NBCSN Announce New On-Air Talent

All-Star Team of Motorsports Experts Assemble for 2019 Telecasts

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 21, 2019) – Following two years of impressive growth of its NBCSN viewership, American Flat Track announces the newest additions to its on-air talent for 2019. Veteran commentator Jason Weigandt returns to the booth, now joined by former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver A.J. Allmendinger and seasoned motorsports sideline reporter Kristen Beat. The team will make its debut beginning with the season-opening DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, March 24 at 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT).

 

Weigandt, play-by-play announcer for AFT on NBCSN since 2017 and the resident motorcycle racing expert for NBC Sports, will continue to enhance the telecasts with his characteristic enthusiasm for professional flat track. 

 

“I’ve announced plenty of racing, but I’ve seen nothing that provides the close finishes and last-lap action of American Flat Track," said Weigandt. "I’m pumped to be back for this year’s broadcasts, and we plan to get even more in depth with the AFT culture and storytelling than ever before.”

 

Bringing an impressive motorsports portfolio to the table, Allmendinger will join Weigandt as color commentator in 2019. In addition to his notable performance on the racetrack, fans will recognize Allmendinger from NBC Sports' coverage of the 57th running of the iconic Rolex 24 and NBCSN's daily motorsports show NASCAR America. 

 

"I have been a huge fan of professional flat track my whole life," said Allmendinger. "I grew up going to the San Jose and Sacramento Miles with my dad. I'm really looking forward to being part of the American Flat Track NBCSN broadcast team and working with Jason Weigandt with his background in two-wheel racing - he is definitely the right guy to learn from."

 

Rounding out this all-star team with nearly a decade of motorsports broadcasting experience, Beat has served as sideline reporter for both the Amsoil Arenacross Series and the NASCAR K&N Series.

 

"I've been a fan of professional flat track racing since I was a kid," said Beat. "Getting to cover it for the first time in my career is a special opportunity. NBCSN is a network that I admire and to be working with that team is such a privilege. Being able to share stories that bring people closer to racing is a blessing - I don't take that for granted. I've been watching film, learning more about the bikes, and I'm ready to hit the ground running."

 

“Since 2017, our NBCSN telecasts have been crafted to tell the story of the sport both on and off the track,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “The story of American Flat Track goes beyond the racing - there are real personalities piloting those machines. As we enter a new season, we look forward to working with NBCSN and its expert team to share the more personal, first-person perspective of American Flat Track with our fans.”

 

In addition to the 18 premieres, NBCSN will present encore telecasts of each one-hour show.

 

FansChoice.tv, a cornerstone of American Flat Track’s digital strategy, will continue provide live streaming coverage for every round of the 2019 season, and NBC Sports.com and the NBC Sports app will provide streaming coverage alongside NBCSN’s premiere telecasts.

 

The 2019 American Flat Track on NBCSN telecast premieres this Sunday, March 24 at 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT) with the DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

 

NBCSN’s American Flat Track television schedule is available at www.americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn and will premiere as follows:

 

Rd Track, Location Track Type Premiere Time (PT)
1 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL TT Sun, 3/24 1:00 PM
2 Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA Short Track Sun, 3/31 1:30 PM
3 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX Half-Mile Sun, 4/28 2:00 PM
4 Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler, AZ TT Sun, 5/5 1:30 PM
5 Southern California Fair, Perris, CA Half-Mile Sun, 5/19 9:00 AM
6 Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA Mile Sun, 5/26 3:00 PM
7 Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL Mile Sat, 6/01 11:30 AM
8 Red Mile, Lexington, KY Mile Sat, 6/8 10:30 AM
9 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH Short Track Sun, 6/23 11:30 AM
10 Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH Half-Mile Sat, 7/06 10:00 AM
11 Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY Short Track Sat, 7/27 10:30 AM
12 Buffalo Chip Campgrounds, Sturgis, SD TT Sat, 8/10 9:30 AM
13 Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, SD Half-Mile Sat, 8/10 10:30 AM
14 Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, IL TT Sun, 8/25 4:00 PM
15 Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL Mile Sun, 9/8 10:30 AM
16 Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA Half-Mile Sat, 9/21 12:30 PM
17 Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN Mile Sun, 9/29 2:00 PM
18 Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ Mile Sat, 10/12 7:30 PM

 

AFT Names Engine Ice the Official Coolant and Antifreeze of
American Flat Track

AYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 19, 2019) – American Flat Track is pleased to announce the newest member to its family of partners - Engine Ice - as the Official Coolant and Antifreeze of American Flat Track.

 

With nearly 20 years of experience, Engine Ice has set an industry standard in the development of high quality fluids for powersports machines. 

 

Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant is biodegradable, phosphate free, non-toxic antifreeze and coolant and will typically reduce operating race temperatures. Factory or privateer, highly modified or stock, all machines benefit from using Engine Ice.

 

"AFT is happy to have Engine Ice added to this year's strong group of partners," said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. "Our sport is a true test to the quality of race machines and the fluids that keep them running. We look forward to this partnership with Engine Ice and their commitment to keeping AFT's race machines at a peak level of performance."

 

In 2019 Engine Ice's family of products has expanded to include Plastic Shine and Helmet Renew. Safe for use on a wide variety of surfaces including most plastics and metals, Plastic Shine is the solution to maintain and restore a glossy, brilliant shine to all injected molded plastic fenders and bodywork. Helmet Renew Hi-Performance Helmet Care safely removes the causes of foul odors within helmet liner and padding. Its fast-acting, foaming action lifts the dirt and grime leaving behind a cleaner, fresher helmet.

 

“Engine Ice is proud to be a partner of the American Flat Track series,” said Dave Kimmey, President of Engine Ice. “The motorcycles that these athletes compete on are at the pinnacle of performance, and the demands of which put a lot of heat-related stress on the machines. Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant helps keep them cool while maintaining consistent power delivery throughout the entire race. We are excited to maintain our support of flat track racing at various levels and are excited to be officially joining the AFT family of partners for 2019."

 

American Flat Track roars into Dixie Speedway for the 2019 Yamaha Atlanta Short Track presented by Cycle Gear on Saturday, March 23. Tickets start at just $40 and are available now at www.americanflattrack.com.

 

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

 

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AFT Readies for Round 2 Rematch at Yamaha Atlanta Short Track

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 19, 2019) – The world’s greatest dirt track racers have barely had a chance to catch their breaths following a dramatic season opener, and they’re already preparing to do battle again this weekend as American Flat Track arrives at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., on Saturday, March 23, for the Yamaha Atlanta Short Track presented by Cycle Gear.

 

There will be no opportunity to relax once Saturday’s action kicks off. Lightning quick reflexes, bold and decisive maneuvers, and bar-to-bar banging will be the order of the day in the compressed confines of Dixie Speedway’s 3/8-mile clay oval.

 

Perhaps ironically, the addition of Briar Bauman (No. 14 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) to the Indian Wrecking Crew not only made him teammates with defending AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750), it also transformed him into a significantly more serious threat to Mees’ throne.

 

That new reality was underlined when Bauman dominated last week’s DAYTONA TT. The rising star has previously demonstrated his short track prowess with two career wins in the rarest of AFT’s four disciplines, and he’ll look to press his early points advantage this weekend in Atlanta.

 

There’s a bevy of potential race winners outside of Bauman and Mees. DAYTONA TT runner-up Henry Wiles (No. 17 Bandit Industries/DPC Racing/Wilco Racing Indian FTR750) sits equal with the legendary Chris Carr for most career AFT Twins Short Track wins at nine, and DAYTONA TT third-place finisher Jake Johnson (No. 5 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) is also one of the most decorated Short Track racers in AFT history.

 

It’s also worth noting that last week’s fourth place finisher, Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team XG750R Rev X), led the most laps en route to his first -- and to date, only -- AFT Twins podium in last year’s Atlanta Short Track Main Event.

 

Meanwhile, Round 2 of the Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys season presents an opportunity for a number of expected title contenders to strike back following rough opening nights.

 

Chief among them are Shayna Texter (No. 52 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing SX-F 450) and Kevin Stollings (No. 99 Roof Systems/Hinson Honda CRF450R). While they failed to make the Main in Daytona, both are proven podium performers in Atlanta.

 

Reigning class champion Dan Bromley (No. 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F) has the title for a reason; he’s a contender whenever the AFT Singles class squares off. He backed up last year’s DAYTONA TT triumph with a second in Atlanta, and he’ll look to parlay his season-opening third into similar success again this year.

 

Fresh off his runner-up comeback performance in Daytona, Dalton Gauthier (No. 122 D&D Cycles/FlatTrack.com KTM 450 SX-F) might just be the race favorite. When he last lined up for the Atlanta Short Track in 2017, he was the night’s top qualifier, led the most laps, and won the Main Event going away.

 

Beyond the AFT Twins and Roof Systems AFT Singles races, the Atlanta Short Track will feature the Astro Invitational, which pits former pros and vintage flat track competitors against one another on Bultaco Astros to benefit the Class of ‘79 charity to help injured racers. 

 

Fans will recognize names such as five-time National winner and former Factory Suzuki competitor Kevin Varnes, 17-time Pikes Peak Champion Davey Durelle and Ohio Dirt Track Hall-of-Famer Jackie Mitchell among the list of entries for the Atlanta Short Track event. 

 

The attractions aren’t exclusive to the track. The Fan Zone will feature KTM Demo Rides, live music, and vendors, and fireworks displays will follow the AFT Singles and AFT Twins Main Events.

 

Tickets for the Yamaha Atlanta Short Track presented by Cycle Gear are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.americanflattrack.com. General admission tickets are $40 online, $50 at the gate. Fans also have the option to purchase an upgraded VIP Experience ticket package featuring access to the Cycle Gear Turn 1 VIP Tent (food and beverage included), complimentary race program, and an exclusive race souvenir.

 

For fans watching remotely, FansChoice.tv will provide live coverage starting at 1:30 p.m. ET with Opening Ceremonies slated to begin at 7:20 p.m. ET.

 

Whether you make it to the track or watch on your device, be sure to catch the feature broadcast of the Atlanta 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. It will debut on Sunday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT and will re-air on Wednesday, April 3 at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT.

 

Yamaha Named Title Sponsor of 2019 Atlanta Short Track

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 18, 2019) - American Flat Track announced today its newest event sponsor - Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. - naming the OEM the Entitlement Sponsor of the 2019 Yamaha Atlanta Short Track presented by Cycle Gear. AFT roars back onto the Georgia clay of Dixie Speedway on Saturday, March 23.

 

The Atlanta-based motorsports powerhouse will be an imposing force within AFT for 2019. Estenson Racing - backed by Yamaha - fields a total of five of the sport's strongest riders, all on Yamaha machines. JD Beach, Jake Johnson and Kolby Carlile all pilot the newly-revealed Yamaha MT-07 DT, while Ryan Wells and Dallas Daniels field the wildly popular Yamaha YZ450F.

 

This event sponsorship marks Yamaha's first partnership with the American Flat Track series.

 

"We are thrilled to have Yamaha on board as the Title Sponsor for the Atlanta Short Track," said Cameron Gray, COO of AFT Events. "Dixie Speedway produces some of the best racing on the circuit, and it happens to be right in Yamaha's backyard. We look forward to growing this partnership and creating an even better experience for our fans in Woodstock, GA."

 

Fans attending the Yamaha Atlanta Short Track can look forward to local Yamaha dealership activations with the latest Yamaha machinery on display.

 

“Yamaha is very excited to be on board as title sponsor of the 2019 Atlanta Short Track round,” said Steve Nessl, Motorsports Marketing Manager for Yamaha. “American Flat Track has been an excellent proving ground for rider talent, and it’s the perfect showcase for the diversity of our YZ and MT motorcycles – we look forward to watching Yamaha riders battle for top spots in our own backyard.”

 

American Flat Track roars into Dixie Speedway for the 2019 Yamaha Atlanta Short Track presented by Cycle Gear on Saturday, March 23. Tickets begin at just $40 online ($50 at the gate) and are available at www.americanflattrack.com.


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Richie Morris Racing Finalizes 2019 AFT Singles Lineup

Cole Zabala to Join Mikey Rush and Cameron Smith Aboard a Trio of Honda CRF450Rs

 

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 13, 2019) – Richie Morris Racing (RMR) and Al Lamb's Dallas Honda announced today the completion their Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys team. Cole Zabala, a young up-and-coming rider, will join Mikey Rush and Cameron Smith to round out the RMR Honda and RMR Al Lamb's Dallas Honda team for 2019. The team is also proud to announce S&S Cycle and Roland Sands Design will return as key partners.

 

“Cole is a great young rider, along with gratefulness and the willingness to work hard,” said Al Lamb, Owner of Al Lamb's Dallas Honda. “Team players turn into champions and that's what we are looking for. Everyone at Al Lamb's Dallas Honda are delighted with the team we've assembled this year. It is also great to be a part of the RMR-Mickey Rush partnership with American Honda. It's a good feeling to have “Big Red” back in the AFT paddock after so many years.”

 

"Having a team like Richie Morris Racing/Al Lamb's Dallas Honda behind me is an incredible feeling,” said Zabala. "I couldn’t be more excited for this season to get started. Now that I've been made a part of the RMR team, I plan to work hard and use the valuable knowledge and resources of this strong team to get results. I want to thank the whole RMR/Al Lamb's Dallas Honda team for believing in me and giving me this opportunity to show what I can really do. I can’t wait for the season to get underway."

 

The trio of RMR riders will pilot a fleet of expertly-tuned Honda CRF450Rs. Zabala and Smith riding the RMR Al Lamb Dallas Hondas. While Mikey Rush will be riding the RMR Honda backed by American Honda.

 

Both S&S Cycle and Roland Sands Design will renew their partnerships with the team for the 2019 campaign.

 

"S&S Cycle is excited to continue our support for the RMR program," said David Zemla, V.P. of Marketing for S&S Cycle. "Richie and crew have assembled a competitive team with a veteran factory rider and a couple of riders with up and coming talent. We are proud to be a part of the entire program."

 

“Roland Sands Design is proud to support Richie Morris Racing for the fourth year of AFT Singles racing," said Roland Sands, President of Roland Sands Design. "This year's combination of riders, team and the newly-developed DTX-specific Roland Sands Racing Traction and Hammer wheels should give the team the advantage to contend among the top in the field for the top spot in the fastest growing motorcycle sport.”

 

“To complete the team with Cole and announce the entire RMR/Honda and RMR/Al Lamb's Dallas Honda team at Daytona makes the off season work worth it," said Richie Morris, Owner of Richie Morris Racing. “In our tests together, the entire team is a good fit. Everyone is doing their part and working hard. It has been my experience in the past that this can only lead to great things. Wins and championships are the focus. We welcome S&S and RSD back as partners as well. It's a great feeling to have power house companies support you year after year.”

 

RMR's family of partners includes American Honda, Red Rider Rewards, Pro Honda Oils, Al Lambs Dallas Honda, Tucker Powersports, S&S Cycle, Roland Sands Design, Ohlins, 6D Helmets, Vortex, Galfer USA, Motion Pro, Rekulse and Throttle Jockey.

 

Fans can look forward to seeing Zabala make his first appearance on the No. 51 RMR/Al Lamb's Dallas Honda Honda CRF450R at American Flat Track's season opener - the DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. The action will take place under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.


For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visit www.americanflattrack.com

 

Get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise at www.americanflattracker.com.

 

 

 

Tune-In Alert! 2019 DAYTONA TT LIVE on FansChoice.tv Thursday

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 13, 2019) – Making history by taking riders up onto Daytona International Speedway's world-famous tri-oval, the 2019 DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys is sure to be the most exciting season-opener of American Flat Track to date.

 

FansChoice.tv live-streaming schedule for Thursday, March 14, at the Daytona International Speedway:

 

1:00 pm ET: Practice/Qualifying

 

4:35 pm ET: Super Hooligans Timed Practice

 

5:00 pm ET: Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Heats

 

5:30 pm ET: AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Heats

 

5:50 pm ET: Super Hooligans Semis

 

7:00 pm ET: Opening Ceremonies

 

7:20 pm ET: Super Hooligans Main 

 

7:40 pm ET: Roof Systems AFT Singles Semis


8:10 pm ET: AFT Twins Semis

 

8:50 pm ET: Roof Systems AFT Singles Main

 

9:20 pm ET: AFT Twins Main

 

Click to here to watch live: www.fanschoice.tv

 

 

American Flat Track Gears Up for Hugely Anticipated

DAYTONA TT Season Opener

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 12, 2019) – The wait is over. American Flat Track is set to kick off the 2019 season under the lights at Daytona International Speedway for the third annual DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys this Thursday, March 14.

 

The Bigger, Better, Faster circuit has been completely redesigned under the expert guidance of some of the sport’s leading legends. The new layout features a higher-speed section utilizing the fabled Speedway’s start-finish straightaway on the banked tri-oval asphalt, along with wide-open corners in the dirt that should maximize passing opportunities along the way.

 

The focus will shift from the track to the racers navigating it come Thursday evening. No rider has shone brighter under the spotlight than two-time defending AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750).

 

Mees has established himself as a dominant force, both in the DAYTONA TT -- where he comes in with two consecutive victories -- and the series at large, where he’s won two straight crowns on the strength of a combined 20 victories. 

 

Of course, there will once again be a deep pack of privateer Indians coming off a season in which the manufacturer garnered all but one Main Event victory.

 

Fans cannot miss the powerhouse Estenson Racing effort that’s set to field a trio of Yamaha MT-07 DTs. Gifted pilots Jake Johnson (No. 5 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07), JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07), and Kolby Carlile (No. 136 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07) are all versatile riders with the potential to break out on any given weekend. 

 

If anything, the Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys contest is even more difficult to predict. The Roof Systems AFT Singles class boasted ten different winners last season, and the DAYTONA TT always elevates the number of variables to consider -- not to mention the talent level -- into the stratosphere.

 

‘18 class champion Dan Bromley (No. 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F) carries in his shiny new #1 plate along with bragging rights as last year’s DAYTONA TT victor. He’s also newly backed by a full-factory KTM effort, where he’s joined by the winningest rider in AFT Singles history, Shayna Texter (No. 52 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing SX-F 450). Texter’s historical struggles on TT circuits are well known, but perhaps the faster, more wide-open layout of this year’s course will play more into her favor.

 

A long list of rivals looking to get their title campaigns started off right includes last year’s championship runner-up and ‘16 class champ Ryan Wells (No. 94 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F), who moves over to Estenson for 2019.

 

Highly-anticipated wild cards and all-timers, Jeff Ward (No. 336 Blackmore Ranch/Monster Energy 450 SX-F) and Ryan Sipes (No. 264 Red Bull/Leatt/KTM 450 SX-F), rank among the most decorated motorsports icons on two (or four) wheels.

 

As one would expect, the off-track attractions and activities for an American Flat Track season opener set in the middle of Bike Week are suitably spectacular:

 

A Pre-Event Bike Night Kickoff Party at ONE DAYTONA gets the celebrations rolling on Tuesday, March 12, from 6:00-8:00 pm, which includes a Rider Meet & Greet and Q&A session. The stars of AFT are bringing their race bikes and rigs along and the admission is free, so that’s a no-brainer for AFT fans.

 

On race day -- as if the action on track wasn’t enough -- the UNOH Fanzone will features vendors, motorcycle displays, Kid Zone with inflatables and rock wall, trike racing and live music from Beartoe and Friends. A fireworks display will follow the AFT Singles and AFT Twins Main Events to close things out right.

 

Meanwhile, Super Hooligans Round 2 will take place on a custom-built short track inside the tri-oval. Of particular note, the RSD-sponsored Super Hooligans will race on new, customized Indian FTR 1200 machines. World-famous freestyle motocross icon and founder of Nitro Circus, Travis Pastrana, will make his return to DAYTONA as part of the Super Hooligan roster.

 

Founder of RSD and ringleader of the Super Hooligans, Roland Sands, will serve as the DAYTONA TT Grand Marshal.

 

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.americanflattrack.com. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate), and upgraded options include the amazing Trackside Bleachers on Pit Lane and President’s Row VIP (climate-controlled, dinner buffet included, cash bar and premium second-floor views) packages.

 

If you can’t make it to DAYTONA, FansChoice.tv has you covered beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET with Opening Ceremonies (featuring Billy Lane, Scott Parker and Jay Springsteen) scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET at www.fanschoice.tv.

 

Finally, be sure to tune into the feature broadcast of the DAYTONA TT on NBCSN with flag-to-flag coverage of both Main Events enhanced by exclusive features and cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage. It will debut on Saturday, March 24 at 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT and will re-air on March 28 at 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT.

 

Looking for the in-depth analysis of what to anticipate about the DAYTONA TT?
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New On-Air Talent Joining FansChoice.tv for 2019

American Flat Track Season

 

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 12, 2019) – The 2019 premiere of the American Flat Track season on FansChoice.tv will feature new a new team of talent to kickoff AFT's most-exciting season to date. The live stream of the DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys on Thursday March 14 will bring viewers all the action live from the World Center of Racing - Daytona International Speedway - starting at 1:00 pm ET.

 

The announcing team will consist of Scottie Deubler, fan favorite host and play-by-play announcer, and Brad Baker, 2013 AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Champion and expert analyst. The pair will be joined by newest-addition Kristen Beat, who will also be featured in the NBCSN telecast, as sideline reporter.

 

“We have put together a dream team for FansChoice.tv, in 2019," said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. "Scottie Deubler is the unmistakable voice of AFT and fans will be delighted that we have paired him up with one of the sport’s favorite sons, Brad Baker. Together with the addition of Kristen, we will have a better show than ever.”

 

Deubler is anchoring American Flat Track shows for his 11th consecutive season in 2019 and brings his own experience as a past American Flat Track competitor to the booth. A recognizable figure for AFT fans, his voice has become synonymous with American Flat Track.

 

Baker, who competed in American Flat Track's AFT Twins class until 2018, is an accomplished veteran of the sport and served as an integral part of the introduction and development of the Indian Motorcycle Factory Team during its launch in 2017. Fans will remember Baker's color-commentating debut at the 2018 Minnesota Mile where his contemporary experience within the sport and in-depth knowledge of current competitors added a fresh spin to the show.

 

Making her debut in the world of American Flat Track, Beat comes to FansChoice.tv with over seven years of motorsports experience including both the Amsoil Arenacross Series and the NASCAR K&N Series. 

 

New this year, fans looking to view live streams of FansChoice.tv events will be prompted to register an email address. This free registration grants fans access to live and archived broadcasts of various motorsports including AFT, IMSA and NASCAR. Fans are encouraged to visit www.FansChoice.tv early to insure a streamlined viewing experience.

 

Every session from the DAYTONA TT, which begins Thursday, March 14, will be streamed live for fans around the globe. Visit www.FansChoice.tv for more information and session programming times.

 

FansChoice.tv live-streaming schedule for Thursday, March 14, at the Daytona International Speedway:

 

1:00 pm ET: Practice/Qualifying

 

5:00 pm ET: Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Heats

 

5:30 pm ET: AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Heats

 

7:00 pm ET: Opening Ceremonies

 

7:40 pm ET: Roof Systems AFT Singles Semis


8:10 pm ET: AFT Twins Semis

 

8:50 pm ET: Roof Systems AFT Singles Main

 

9:20 pm ET: AFT Twins Main

 

American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2019 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster DAYTONA TT under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.

 

For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visit www.americanflattrack.com

 

Get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise at www.americanflattracker.com.

 

Team to Debut During 2019 DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys

Dalton Gauthier to Race for D&D Cycles in 2019

Winner of 2017 DAYTONA TT to return to American Flat Track

 

PENSACOLA, Fla. (March 11, 2019) - Just days ahead of the 2019 DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, D&D Cycles and FlatTrack.com announce their intent to field a rider in the Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys class. Dalton Gauthier, the winner of the original DAYTONA TT in 2017, will be making a return to American Flat Track for the 2019 season.

 

After successfully completing AFT’s Road to Recovery program, Gauthier is clear to return for the 2019 season. The 20-year-old phenom from Pennsylvania was informed that he would once again be eligible to compete with one day remaining to apply for his Roof Systems AFT Singles license and enter for the DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. Fans can look for Gauthier aboard the Moto Anatomy Solid Performance KTM 450 SX-F backed by Certified Plumbing. 

 

"I'm really happy to be back at the races and to be riding for D&D Cycles with Rob Mclendon as my tuner. I have put in a lot of work during the off season by doing more riding, and stepping up my training. I'm very grateful to have support from the people in my corner and on my team."

 

"Dalton called up late last year wanting to get back on track," said Rob Mclendon of D&D Cycles. "We made a deal that if he gave me 110%, I would do the same and take him racing. I’ve never seen a rider more motivated to get back on track and get back to winning. We couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity to return to American Flat Track."

 

Additional partners for the 2019 season include Arai Helmets, Gobert Smash, Dodge Bros, NJK leathers, Castrol, Lightshoe, Evans, Motion Pro, Seafood Atlantic, Pro Plates and Lonesome Losers.

 

American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2019 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys roaring into action under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.

 

For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visit www.americanflattrack.com

 

Get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise at www.americanflattracker.com.

 

 

Öhlins and American Flat Track Renew Partnership for 2019

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 11, 2019) – American Flat Track (AFT) is proud to announce that Öhlins USA will continue its partnership with the series for a fourth consecutive season in 2019.

 

Founded in 1976 and a world champion by 1978, Öhlins has won more than 300 world titles in its illustrious history, including triumphs in MotoGP, IndyCar, MXGP, World Superbike, World Rally Championship, and much more. The benchmark of quality in suspension manufacturing, Öhlins demonstrated its commitment to American Flat Track with the development of a range of suspension specifically tailored to the unique demands of professional flat track racing.

 

 “We’re proud to continue our partnership with Öhlins USA,” said Michael Lock, CEO or American Flat Track. “Their support of our riders and teams with the highest quality suspension in the industry is a huge benefit to our sport.”

 

“Öhlins USA is all about hardcore racing and American Flat Track is the peak of that mountain," said Doug Shaw, Racing Manager of Öhlins USA. "For the fourth consecutive year, we have been pushing hard to step up our game in the support and service of the AFT paddock, and those efforts have really paid off. Because AFT is such a major series to us, we are absolutely pumped for the start of the 2019 season.“ 

 

Öhlins USA will again maintain a presence at select rounds in 2019 in order to support its riders, while providing fans with an opportunity to get an up-close look at its signature gold product lines. For more on Öhlins USA and the Flat Track Series packages, visit www.ohlinsusa.com.

 

American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2019 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys roaring into action under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.

 

For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visit www.americanflattrack.com

 

Get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise at www.americanflattracker.com.

 

For more information on Öhlins USA visit www.ohlinsusa.com.

 

Monster Energy and YAMALUBE to Sponsor Estenson Racing 

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 11, 2019) - Ahead of the 2019 American Flat Track season opener, Estenson Racing announced its finalized arsenal of sponsors and athletes. In addition to its pivotal partnerships with Yamaha Racing and Dainese, the powerhouse effort will now be sponsored by Monster Energy and YAMALUBE.

 

Monster Energy, also the title sponsor of the Monster Energy Supercross Series, is a familiar name in flat track. Estenson Racing's JD Beach, supported by Monster for multiple road racing seasons, AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Champion Jared Mees and Brad "The Bullet" Baker, have each been supported by Monster Energy in recent years.

 

By backing an entire team made up of five riders across all three classes, Monster Energy has greatly amplified its presence within the sport. This announcement comes just weeks after the reveal of the inaugural Red Bull KTM Factory Race Team effort in the Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys class. With both brands having established identities within extreme motorsports, professional flat track remained largely untapped - until now.

 

Since 1967, YAMALUBE has been know as the only oil designed for the unique demands, operating characteristics and applications of not only Yamaha engines, but all powersports engines. This partnership will prove pivotal as the team continues its commitment to Yamaha-powered machines.

 

Estenson Racing's AFT Twins and AFT Production Twins athletes Beach, Jake Johnson and Kolby Carlile will field the newly-developed - and highly-anticipated - Yamaha MT-07 DT. The Roof Systems AFT Singles effort will continue with 2018 runner-up Ryan Wells and wildly-talented newcomer Dallas Daniels both aboard the championship-proven Yamaha YZ450F. All machines in the Estenson effort will display a strong network of team partners including: Monster Energy, Yamaha Racing, Yamalube, S&S Cycle, WPS, FLY, Dainese, Motion Pro, Vortex, Pilot Flying J, Truline, Utility and McCandless Trucking Center. 

 

“The huge commitment Tim Estenson is making in American Flat Track reflects his love of the sport," said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. ”He has been able to put together an incredible group of talent both on the bikes and in the supporting crew and the strength of the team’s external partners show that Estenson means business.”

 

“I can’t say enough about how excited I am for the 2019 American Flat Track season,” said Tim Estenson, Team Owner of Estenson Racing. “I’m passionate about the sport of flat track racing, and I’m happy to put together a serious program to go for the championship in all three classes. I’ve long believed that the secret to success is surrounding yourself by good people, and we have that with our team and the partners that have stepped up to the plate to support our program this year.”

 

American Flat Track will kick off its 2019 season with its bar-banging DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys on Thursday, March 14 under the lights of the iconic Daytona International Speedway. Tickets start at just $35 and are available now 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.

 

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RACING ANNOUNCES 2019 SPONSORS FOR AMERICAN FLAT TRACK FACTORY TEAM

Progressive Motorcycle Insurance Signs as Presenting Sponsor For 2019 Indian Wrecking Crew

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 8, 2018) – Indian Motorcycle Racing, the 2017 and 2018 Manufacturer’s Champion, announced today Progressive Motorcycle Insurance as the presenting sponsor for its 2019 American Flat Track (AFT) factory race team. All three Indian Wrecking Crew riders, including Jared Mees, Briar Bauman and Bronson Bauman, will also be backed by S&S Cycle, Indian Motorcycle Oil, Parts Unlimited, Drag Specialties, Alpinestars and Bell Helmets. Briar and Bronson will receive additional support from J&P Cycles.

 

“With the 2019 season upon us, we’re pleased to welcome Progressive Motorcycle Insurance as our presenting sponsor,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle. “Progressive, along with S&S Cycle, Indian Motorcycle Oil, Parts Unlimited, Drag Specialties, Alpinestars, Bell Helmets and J&P Cycles, will help ensure our team is equipped with everything they need for a demanding season of racing.”

 

Mees, the back-to-back reigning AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines champion, will again take to the track with his trusty Indian FTR750, as he sets his sights on a third-consecutive, seventh-career AFT Twins championship. In 2018, Mees captured an impressive 10 wins and 15 total podiums.

 

New to the factory Indian Wrecking Crew, Briar and Bronson each piloted the Indian FTR750 during the second half of the 2018 season. Through nine races, Briar secured six top-five finishes, including a win at the Williams Grove Half-Mile and a second-place finish at the Peoria TT. Bronson, who was hand-selected by Wrecking Crew Rider Brad Baker to fill in on his factory FTR750, secured two top-five finishes, including his first-career Twins podium with a second-place finish at the Williams Grove Half-Mile.

                                                                        

“It’s been exciting to watch Indian Motorcycle Racing’s triumphant return to American Flat Track over the past two years,” said Eric Doubler, Progressive’s Recreational Vehicle Business Leader. “As America’s #1 motorcycle insurer, Progressive is proudly committed to supporting the team in the 2019 season, and we can’t wait to watch the Indian Wrecking Crew hit the track at the upcoming season opener.”

 

The 2019 American Flat Track season kicks off on March 14 at the Daytona TT in Daytona Beach, Fla. during Bike Week. For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing, the Indian Wrecking Crew and the FTR750, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

 

For more information Indian Motorcycle Racing’s sponsors, visit their websites: Progressive Motorcycle Insurance, S&S Cycle, Indian Motorcycle Oil, Parts Unlimited, Drag Specialties, Alpinestars, Bell Helmets and J&P Cycles.

 

About Indian Motorcycle®

Indian Motorcycle is America’s First Motorcycle Company®. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

Indian Motorcycle of Lexington Named Entitlement Partner of American Flat Track’s Red Mile

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 7, 2019) American Flat Track has named Indian Motorcycle of Lexington the entitlement partner of its ninth round  – the Indian Motorcycle of Lexington Red Mile – to be held on June 1 at the famed Red Mile racing circuit in Lexington, KY.

 

“We are delighted to have Indian Motorcycle of Lexington as the entitlement sponsor of one of our most-anticipated races of the season,” said Cameron Gray, COO of AFT Events. “Forging a stronger partnership with a respected, established dealership will enable us to really take this event to the next level."

 

Deep in the heart of horse country, The Red Mile facility, which has hosted equestrian racing for 140 years, is fast, wide and offers plenty of traction, which always results in exciting, bar-bangin’ action. This year's event is expected to produce even better racing action - for the first time in 20 years, the track is being completely stripped and resurfaced. 

 

To kick off an exciting race week, Indian Motorcycle of Lexington will host a pre-race party featuring demo rides, live entertainment and appearances by the Factory Indian Motorcycle race team. Food will be provided as the dealership will be holding a "Hog Roast" in conjunction with Bayou Bluegrass Catering. For more information on the Friday night festivities, please visit www.indianmotorcyclelexington.com.

 

“American Flat Track always presents some incredible racing at The Red Mile,” said Tony Nestor, General Manager of Indian Motorcycle of Lexington. “Not only do we look forward to the event, but we look forward to a strong, continued partnership with AFT.”

 

Indian Motorcycle of Lexington will also host an escorted ride to the event on June 1 beginning at the dealership and ending at the Red Mile racing complex. 

 

A host of ticketing packages are available for AFT’s 2019 Red Mile, including a Turn 1 Hospitality Suite and, new for 2019, the exclusive Infield Tent seating. After two years of sell-out events, tickets to the third-annual Indian Motorcycle of Lexington Red Mile are expected to sell quickly. Fans are encouraged to secure their passes early. Details on available ticketing options for the 2019 Indian Motorcycle of Lexington Red Mile are available at www.americanflattrack.com

 

American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2019 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.

 

For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visit www.americanflattrack.com.

 

Get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise at www.americanflattracker.com.

 

 

 

 

Rookies of '79 Continues as Official Charity of American Flat Track

AYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 7, 2019) – American Flat Track and Rookies of '79 and Friends are proud to announce a renewed partnership with Rookies of '79 reaffirming its designation as the Official Charity of American Flat Track.

 

For nearly a decade, Rookies of ’79 has played a critical role in providing injured competitors a helping hand in their time of greatest need. It has consistently lived up to its goal to help injured riders (and their families) recover and remain involved in the sport they love.

 

The charity exists as a fan-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit that has worked relentlessly to help countless AFT riders since its inception. Its services are available to all licensed AFT competitors injured at any American Flat Track event, and it has not turned away a single rider seeking aid.

 

“Charlie Roberts and his team do great work on behalf of our athletes and community,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “We are happy to continue to partner with them as we grow our family of competitors going into 2019.”

 

Rookies of ’79 will continue to be present in the paddock at every event. 

 

"We are truly honored by our partnership with American Flat Track," said Charlie Roberts, charity organizer for Rookies of '79. "They have offered us the support and exposure to make even more of a difference to the riders and families in need when injury occurs. Our at-track merchandise booth present at all AFT rounds has greatly expanded our fundraising capabilities. Couple that with the rider support we receive in the form of donated memorabilia for fan purchase, and our mission is truly pushing forward. It is a great time to be involved with the most exciting form of racing and the team that is helping it to grow."

 

Please go to www.rookies79.com for more info and to make donations to support the charity.

 

American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2019 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys roaring into action under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.


For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visit www.americanflattrack.com

 

Get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise at www.americanflattracker.com.

 

 

 

 

American Flat Track's Atlanta Short Track to Host Astro Invitational

Former Professional Racers to Go Head-to-Head on Two-Stroke Bultaco Astros

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 6, 2019) – American Flat Track's upcoming Atlanta Short Track presented by Cycle Gear event will host an added element - the Astro Invitational - during its race program scheduled on March 23 at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA.

 

Designed to benefit AFT's official charity - the Rookies of 79 Charity for Injured Racers - the event will bring former professionals and avid vintage flat track competitors together to compete on purpose-built two-stroke Bultaco Astros. 

 

Wildly popular in the early 1970s, the Bultaco Astro is a factory-built flat track machine that was designed to be ready to race right out of the crate.

 

Fans will recognize names such as five-time National winner and former Factory Suzuki competitor Kevin Varnes, 17-time Pikes Peak Champion Davey Durelle and Ohio Dirt Track Hall-of-Famer Jackie Mitchell among the list of entries for the Atlanta Short Track event. 

 

"The Astro Invitational was a hit with our Atlanta Short Track fans in 2018," said Cameron Gray, COO of AFT Events. "Fans love seeing some familiar stars of professional flat track rip around Dixie Speedway on these classic flat track machines. We are excited to have them back again this year."

 

The invitational will host a maximum of 30 riders who will compete in two heats, culminating in an exciting 14-rider Main Event in front of the always-enthusiastic crowd at Dixie Speedway.

 

The Astros will also compete at the Laconia Short Track on June 15 and the New York Short Track on July 13.

 

American Flat Track roars into Dixie Speedway for the 2019 Atlanta Short Track presented by Cycle Gear on Saturday, March 23. Tickets begin at just $40 online ($50 at the gate) and are available at www.americanflattrack.com.

 

American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2019 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys roaring into action under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.


For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visit www.americanflattrack.com

 

Get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise at www.americanflattracker.com.

 

 

 

American Flat Track and Rekluse Renew Partnership for 2019

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 5, 2019) American Flat Track and Rekluse announced today a continued partnership for the 2019 season. For a third consecutive season, the industry leader in clutch and performance technology remains the Official Clutch of American Flat Track.

 

Setting the standard for performance, engineering and exceptional customer service, Rekluse - an Idaho-based company - is universally recognized as an innovator in motorcycle clutch technology.

 

"We are proud to return as the Official Clutch of American Flat Track," said Sean Brown, President of Rekluse. "The massive growth of the Series over the last few years has been a pleasure to witness and be a part of. The feedback we get from the racers - in both the AFT Singles and AFT Twins classes - in this demanding discipline is an invaluable tool for us to further improve our technology. American Flat Track has continued to be a great partner for the racers, the fans and Rekluse."

 

Rekluse products are designed to provide a distinct competitive edge for motorcycle racers and race teams. These American-made products are the choice of many of AFT's fastest athletes, including AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines and Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Champions Jared Mees and Dan Bromley. Rekluse will continue to extend discounts on its products to all competitors in the American Flat Track series.

 

“Since the launch of the new American Flat Track in 2017 – and the introduction of mandatory slipper clutch assemblies - Rekluse was positioned as a natural partner to the series," said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. ”Both the quality of their products and the enthusiastic hands-on approach Rekluse has taken to educate and assist our paddock has actively contributed to improving the quality of on-track racing and the overall brand of AFT. We are delighted to continue to strengthen and grow our partnership with this industry leader in 2019.”

 

At select rounds on the 18-race schedule, Rekluse will continue to provide product education and trackside support for the series. Fans attending American Flat Track events will have the opportunity to learn more about the brand on race day by visiting the company’s activation space. For more information about Rekluse Motorsports Inc., please visit www.rekluse.com.

 

American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2019 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.

 

For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visit www.americanflattrack.com

 

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American Flat Track and Cycle Gear Expand Partnership for 2019

Cycle Gear Becomes Official Motorcycle Retailer of American Flat Track

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 5, 2019) American Flat Track (AFT) is proud to confirm that Cycle Gear has expanded its sponsorship of of the world's fastest growing two-wheeled motorsport for 2019. The Official Motorcycle Retailer of American Flat Track will sponsor additional events in 2019 and ramp up its support of the series at its retail stores across the country.

 

As America’s largest retailer of motorcycle parts and apparel with over 140 stores in 35 states, Cycle Gear and its staff of knowledgeable professionals are the perfect ambassadors to communicate the exciting action of American Flat Track to its customer base of avid motorcycle enthusiasts. As it did in 2018, Cycle Gear will continue to provide fans with a means of purchasing race tickets for key events at select brick-and-mortar locations, while also initiating a widespread digital outreach campaign.

 

“We are delighted to be extending our partnership with Cycle Gear," said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. ”They are the leading retailer in the USA for apparel, safety gear and motorcycle accessories and we welcome their support for America’s fastest-growing motorcycle sport.”

 

As in previous years, Cycle Gear will present various promotional events leading up to select AFT rounds including bike nights, pre-race parties, and giveaway opportunities- even a chance to obtain race day tickets. American Flat Track will again be featured as a contributing sponsor at each bike night while assisting in the in-store giveaways and the promotion of the series at www.cyclegear.com.

 

In addition to its series sponsorship, Cycle Gear is committed as a presenting sponsor of both the Atlanta Short Track on March 23 and the Law Tigers Legendary Sacramento Mile on May 18. Additionally, Cycle Gear will function as an associate event sponsor of the Arizona Super TT on April 27, the So-Cal Half-Mile on May 11 and the finale Meadowlands Mile on September 28.

 

"Cycle Gear is excited to be the Official Motorcycle Retailer of American Flat Track for a third year," said Andy Johnson, Senior Director of Business Development for Cycle Gear. "The growth and professionalism of the Series in the last three years has been impressive. The NBCSN and FansChoice.tv live coverage brings the action closer to the fans than ever before, and the exciting bar-to-bar dirt track racing is something you will only find with American Flat Track. We aren't just proud partners of American Flat Track, we are fans. We can't wait to see our customers at the races."

 

American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2019 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.

 

For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visit www.americanflattrack.com.

 

Get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise at www.americanflattracker.com.

 

 

E3 Spark Plugs and American Flat Track

Renew Partnership for 2019

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 4, 2019) – American Flat Track announced today its renewed partnership with E3 Spark Plugs as the Official Spark Plug of American Flat Track.

 

An industry leader in spark plug technology, E3 Spark Plugs feature patented DiamondFIRE technology known to improve both combustion efficiency and overall performance. E3 Spark Plugs feature a complete line of products that serve small engine, automotive, powersports and race applications.

 

“E3 is an enthusiastic supporter of the American Flat Track series and we are very happy to be partnering once again with them, for 2019," said MIchael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “E3 has multiple race and motorcycle applications and their products are relied on by both our pro riders and AFT fans alike.”

 

In addition to supporting the American Flat Track series, E3 Spark Plugs works directly with individual riders. The development of these relationships allows E3 Spark Plugs to help riders improve performance of their machines while also testing product durability under the most intense racing conditions.

 

“E3 is excited to be back with American Flat Track for another year of highly competitive, adrenaline-fueled two-wheeled competition,” said Rob Fisher, Vice President of Motorsports for E3 Spark Plugs. "American Flat Track is a natural fit for E3, after all it is truly the original extreme sport and E3 is all about extreme performance.”

 

American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2019 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys roaring into action under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.

 

For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visit www.americanflattrack.com

 

Get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise at www.americanflattracker.com.

 

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Cameron Smith to Join Richie Morris Racing in Potent AFT Singles Effort

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 5, 2019) – Richie Morris Racing (RMR) announced today that Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys competitor - Cameron Smith - has officially joined the team for its 2019 American Flat Track season.

 

The Pennsylvania-born Smith finished 13th in points in 2018 and earned six top-10 finishes including a best finish of fifth at the Minnesota Mile.

 

“I couldn't be more excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the RMR/Al Lamb's Dallas Honda team,” said Smith. “With the amount of support I have going into this season, I know we are going to be successful on the track.”

 

RMR/Al Lamb's Dallas Honda and Smith will be backed with additional support from Pro Honda Oils and Tucker Powersports.

 

Over the decades, Pro Honda Oils have supported countless championship-winning efforts in all forms of motorcycle racing. Pro Honda Oils & Chemicals are crafted to meet the demand of competitive powersports and the standards of Honda race machines.

 

“The AFT Singles class produces some of the best racing anywhere, and Pro Honda Oils is looking forward to a podium-filled season with Cameron and Mikey representing Honda on the RMR CRF450Rs,” said Mike Spencer, Manager of Parts Marketing at American Honda. “The dyno-proven horsepower advantage of Pro Honda HP4S full-synthetic engine oil will be a key factor in maintaining a performance and reliability edge for the team throughout the season.”

 

A world-class leader in the delivery of powersports aftermarket parts, accessories and apparel, Tucker Powersports offers the widest selection of products from the leading brands in the powersports industry.

 

“With the rapid growth in flat track racing, and all the excitement around the AFT series, we’re pumped for the opportunity to reconnect with the RMR team,” said Taz Sobotka, Senior Marketing Manager of Tucker. “It’s an honor to support the RMR/Al Lamb Dallas Honda team and its talented riders as part of the historical return of Honda to flat track racing.”

 

"We are in the process of building an incredibly strong program," said Richie Morris, Team Owner of Richie Morris Racing. "When you consider the experience and resources we've pulled for 2019 - signing Mikey Rush and partnering with American Honda - adding the up-and-coming talent of Cameron to the RMR/Al Lamb Dallas Honda team delivers another level of excitement to our program. I have watched him for a couple of years; I believe that with the proper equipment and team, he will achieve success."

 

Fans can look forward to seeing Smith make his first appearance on the No. 44 RMR/Al Lamb's Dallas Honda Honda CRF450R at American Flat Track's season opener - the DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. The action will take place under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.


For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visit www.americanflattrack.com

 

Get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise at www.americanflattracker.com.

 

 

 

new Partners to Support 2019 Law Tigers Legendary Sacramento Mile

Cycle Gear and Estenson Racing to Amplify Event as Presenting Sponsors

 

SACRAMENTO, CA (March 4, 2019) – As the buzz around the third-annual Law Tigers Legendary Sacramento Mile begins to amplify, SDI Racing proudly announces its third consecutive partnership with Cycle Gear, and its newest partner: Estenson Racing, as the presenting sponsors of this legendary event on May 18 at Cal Expo Fairgrounds.

 

Avid supporters of the American Flat Track series and the community, Cycle Gear is stepping up its support of individual events moving into 2019.

 

The largest retailer of motorcycle parts and apparel in the United States, Cycle Gear maintains a strong relationship with the motorcycle community. As in years prior, 15 of the local Cycle Gear storefronts will be providing customers with the opportunity to purchase tickets at a discounted rate. Fans at the event will find Cycle Gear and its knowledgeable team present at the race under the Cycle Gear tent in the vendor area.

 

"SDI Racing is proud to have Cycle Gear on board for its third consecutive year," said Vincent Delorenzi, Promoter of SDI Racing. "From American Flat Track to Monster Energy Supercross, they truly are a supporter of two-wheeled sports across the country."

 

"Cycle Gear is excited to be present at the Law Tigers Legendary Sacramento Mile once again," said Andy Johnson, Senior Director of Business Development of Cycle Gear. "We look forward to another incredible race and to interacting with fans at the event."

The event's newest supporter - Estenson Racing - is a recognizable name to any flat track fan. A powerhouse paddock presence, Estenson Racing houses five of the strongest riders in the sport, all aboard Yamaha-backed machinery, spread throughout all three of AFT's competitive classes. 

 

"We couldn't be more thrilled to have Estenson Racing come on board to support the event," said Delorenzi. "The Estenson Team maintains a huge presence within the sport and they represent everything the fans love about American Flat Track. Having Tim and the team behind our event will help us take it to the next level."

 

“I’m happy to support such an iconic race like the Sacramento Mile," said Tim Estenson, CEO of Estenson Racing. "This is a venue that has such a rich legacy in the sport of flat track racing and SDI Racing puts on great event and I’m excited to be a part of it this season.”

 

Tickets for the 2019 Law Tigers Legendary Sacramento Mile presented by Cycle Gear begin at just $26 and are available online here.

 

American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2019 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys roaring into action under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.

 

For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visit www.americanflattrack.com

 

 

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and RJS Racing Equipment announce a multi-year partnership that will see RJS Racing Equipment become the official safety equipment of the IHRA.

 
Located in Jupiter, Fla., RJS Racing Equipment is a manufacturer and seller of safety equipment for all types of motor racing. RJS Racing Equipment is dedicated to bringing high-quality items to customers at an economical cost with the personal service and care of a small business.

 
“RJS Racing Equipment manufacturers some of the best safety equipment on the market today and we are proud to have them be a partner of the IHRA,” IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco said. “Some of the best racers at IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular, Summit Team Finals and Summit World Finals event all wear RJS Racing Equipment Products.”

 
“All of us at RJS Racing Equipment are proud to become the official safety equipment of the IHRA,” RJS Racing Equipment CEO Jeff Biegun said. “RJS Racing Equipment takes pride in manufacturing and selling the highest quality safety equipment to racers on the market today.”

 
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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
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  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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