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Briar Bauman Wins Battle of Brothers at 73rd Peoria TT

Published on August 19, 2019 under AMA
Briar Bauman Wins Battle of Brothers at 73rd Peoria TT
Rookie Dallas Daniels Dominates for First AFT Singles Victory Photo Credit: Scott Hunter/American Flat Track PEORIA, Ill. (August 17, 2019) – Briar Bauman (No. 14 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) took another big step toward claiming the 2019 AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines championship by winning Saturday’s 73rd Law Tigers Peoria TT presented by Country Saloon in Peoria, Ill. The victory was Bauman’s fourth triumph of the ‘19 American Flat Track season. It also just so happened to be the first time any rider other than “the King of Peoria,” Henry Wiles (No. 17 Bandit Industries/DPC Racing/Wilco Racing Indian…
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Tune-In Alert! 2019 Springfield TT on NBCSN TOMORROW!

Published on May 31, 2019 under AMA
Tune-In Alert! 2019 Springfield TT on NBCSN TOMORROW!
Tune-In Alert! 2019 Springfield TT on NBCSN TOMORROW!   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 31, 2019) – The NBCSN telecast of American Flat Track's Springfield TT will air tomorrow, Saturday, June 1 on NBCSN beginning at 2:30 pm ET (11:30 am PT). How to Watch: NBCSN and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track. For the 2018 season, NBCSN’s coverage of AFT moves to highly-coveted, weekend afternoon programming slots within two weeks of each event. The complete schedule for AFT on NBCSN can be viewed at http://www.americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn/. FansChoice.tv remains a cornerstone of AFT's digital strategy, providing live…
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American Flat Track to Unleash its Horsepower on the Red Mile

Published on May 29, 2019 under AMA
American Flat Track to Unleash its Horsepower on the Red Mile
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 28, 2019) – American Flat Track will at last set the field loose on the first of 2019’s magnificent Miles with this weekend’s Indian Motorcycle of Lexington Red Mile on Saturday, June 1, in Lexington, Ky. The spectacular Red Mile has existed primarily as a horse racing facility for its near century-and-a-half existence, but it’s adapted well to the hundred-fold increase in horsepower it has been subjected to since AFT first visited in 2017. AFT Twins Champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) is the only AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines rider…
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AFT Races to Springfield for Memorial Day Weekend Doubleheader

Published on May 21, 2019 under AMA
AFT Races to Springfield for Memorial Day Weekend Doubleheader
AFT Races to Springfield for Memorial Day Weekend Doubleheader DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 21, 2019) - One of motorsport’s great Memorial Day traditions will take place this Sunday, May 26, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds when American Flat Track features the crown jewel of its annual schedule, the Springfield Mile I. Unrivaled in its combination of speed, drama, prestige, history and spectator support, this year’s edition has taken on just a little bit of extra importance, as the weather-related postponement of the Sacramento Mile has made this year’s Springfield Mile the first of the fabled Miles to be contested in…
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Red Bull Athlete Tyler Bereman Named Grand Marshal of Arizona Super TT

Published on April 24, 2019 under AMA
Red Bull Athlete Tyler Bereman Named Grand Marshal of Arizona Super TT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 24, 2019) – Former Supercross racer turned freestyle motocross phenom - Tyler Bereman - will make the trip down to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz. for the first-ever Law Tigers Arizona Super TT presented by RideNow Powersports this Saturday, April 27. The Red Bull athlete and central-California native won an AMA Amateur National Motocross championship in 2010. After switching gears to freestyle motocross, Bereman won two X Games gold medals and is known for being a strong contender in the highly-competitive Best Whip category. Bereman is no stranger to flat track - his…
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Danny Eslick to Ride Black Hills Harley-Davidson XG750R at Texas

Published on April 16, 2019 under AMA
Danny Eslick to Ride Black Hills Harley-Davidson XG750R at Texas
Danny Eslick to Ride Black Hills Harley-Davidson XG750R at Texas Eslick Returns to Race in AFT Production Twins Class DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 16, 2019) – Four-time DAYTONA 200 winner Danny Eslick makes his return to American Flat Track as part of the Black Hills Harley-Davidson/ProBEAM Racing Team. Eslick will compete at the Al Lamb's Dallas Honda Texas Half-Mile presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys - aboard the No. 64 Black Hills Harley-Davidson/ProBEAM Harley-Davidson XG750R in the AFT Production Twins class. Eslick, whose roadracing achievements have him ranked third on the all-time DAYTONA 200 wins list, has consistently made appearances…
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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Extends Condolences on Passing of Arlen Ness

Published on March 26, 2019 under AMA
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Extends Condolences on Passing of Arlen Ness
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Extends Condolences on Passing of Arlen Ness Hall of Famer was well-known custom motorcycle builder and entrepreneur   PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association offers its condolences to the family and friends of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Arlen Ness, who passed away on March 22 at age 79. He is best known for his innovative and wild custom motorcycle designs and custom parts business, and often was called "The King of Custom Motorcycles." Ness grew up in Oakland, Calif., and started as a custom hot-rod car builder before making the transition in the…
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Bauman, Janisch Dominate DAYTONA TT

Published on March 15, 2019 under AMA
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…
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2019 SCREAMIN’ EAGLE/VANCE & HINES DRAG TEAM AND HARLEY-DAVIDSON FACTORY FLAT TRACK TEAM SEASON PREVIEWS

Published on March 12, 2019 under AMA
2019 SCREAMIN’ EAGLE/VANCE & HINES DRAG TEAM AND HARLEY-DAVIDSON FACTORY FLAT TRACK TEAM  SEASON PREVIEWS
Harley-Davidson is excited to share a preview of the 2019 NHRA Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines Drag Team and Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team Seasons. 2019 NHRA Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines Drag Team The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing team opens its 17th season of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competition at the 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 14-17 in Gainesville, Fla. The team will begin pursuit of a 10th Pro Stock Motorcycle championship with a three-rider squad, as Angelle Sampey joins Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec on Harley-Davidson® Street Rod™ competition motorcycles. The trio of veteran riders have won…
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American Motorcyclist Association Announces First AMA-sanctioned Super Hooligan National Championship

Published on March 11, 2019 under AMA
American Motorcyclist Association Announces First AMA-sanctioned Super Hooligan National Championship
New national Championship Features Nine Events, Kicking off March 14 PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The first Super Hooligan national championship sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association -- known as Progressive Insurance Presents the RSD Super Hooligan AMA National Championship Powered by Indian Motorcycle -- starts March 14 in Daytona Beach, Fla. "The hooligan category of flat track racing is quickly gaining popularity," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "These events organized by Roland Sands Design provide a unique opportunity for riders to get in on the fun of motorcycle competition." Roland Sands is a former motorcycle racer who won the…
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Industry Pioneer Roland Sands Named Grand Marshal of 2019 DAYTONA TT

Published on February 27, 2019 under AMA
Industry Pioneer Roland Sands Named Grand Marshal of 2019 DAYTONA TT
Sands and Super Hooligans to Bring Big Bore Entertainment to AFT Fans DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 26, 2019) – Industry leader and innovator Roland Sands has been named Grand Marshal for American Flat Track's 2019 DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. Sands and his wildly-popular Super Hooligan street bike flat track series will roar into Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14.   The California-grown Sands has been racing since the age of five and won an AMA 250GP National Road Racing Championship in 1998. With racing and performance as his inspiration, Sands has since become an award-winning…
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Track Drying Compound Burns Motocross Riders

Published on February 13, 2019 under AMA
Track Drying Compound Burns Motocross Riders
Track Drying Compound Burns Motocross Riders Multiple Monster Energy AMA Supercross racers sustained severe rashes and burns due to a lime compound added to the track sand last weekend at the San Diego Petco Park race round. At least 20 riders suffered from painful, widespread rashes and 2nd-degree chemical burns following the races last Saturday, say AMA Supercross sources. The culprit appears to have been a substance called QuickLime, a granulated lime that is mixed with track sand to help absorb moisture and maintain the consistency specs necessary for indoor Supercross racing. San Diego experienced heavy rainfall leading up to…
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Kawasaki Confirms 2019 American Flat Track Contingency Program

Published on January 24, 2019 under AMA
Kawasaki Confirms 2019 American Flat Track Contingency Program
Kawasaki Confirms 2019 American Flat Track Contingency Program DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 23, 2019) – Kawasaki announced today its 2019 American Flat Track Contingency Program totaling $424,850 – boasting a 19% increase over its 2018 program. The per-race and championship contingency payouts are available to riders in all three classes, broken down as follows: Finishing Position AFT Twins AFT Production Twins AFT Singles 1. $5,000 $1,500 $1,500 2. $4,000 $1,000 $1,000 3. $3,000 $750 $750 4. $1,000 $500 $500 5. $750 $250 $250 6. $500 $200 $200 7. $300 $150 $150 8. $200 $100 $100 9. $150 $100 $100 10.…
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Triumph Bonneville Icons Tour

Published on January 21, 2019 under AMA
Triumph Bonneville Icons Tour
Triumph Bonneville Icons Tour   Triumph North America has been busy this winter, offering press releases and first looks of their new 2019 Bonnevilles, set to hit dealerships soon. The company has set a precedent of touring their “Bonneys” across America every winter since the complete remodel of the line for 2016, and now other motor companies have begun doing the same thing, Ducati being the most notable. Dubbed the “Bonneville Icons Tour” this year, Triumph has been giving up-close and personal encounters with their all-new Speed Twin models, their new Scrambler XE and XC, the Speedmaster cruiser, and the…
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American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned Supercross Futures is new advancement platform for Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship

Published on January 21, 2019 under AMA
American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned Supercross Futures is new advancement platform for Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship
American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned Supercross Futures is new advancement platform for Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship New amateur national championship kicked off Jan. 13 PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The inaugural season of Supercross Futures, an AMA National Championship, got underway Jan. 13, the day after the second round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The eight 2019 Supercross Futures events and the Supercross Futures AMA National Championship event replace the AMSOIL AMA Arenacross Series as the official advancement platform of Monster Energy AMA Supercross. "The AMA has…
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Seven-time National MX Champ Jeff Ward to race American Flat Track TTs in 2019

Published on January 8, 2019 under AMA
Seven-time National MX Champ Jeff Ward to race American Flat Track TTs in 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, CA (Jan. 8, 2019) – Jeff Ward, a seven-time AMA Motocross champion, AMA Supermoto champion, IndyCar and NASCAR racer, Motorcycle Hall of Famer and one of the most versatile and successful competitors in the world of motorsports, will return to the racetrack to compete in American Flat Track events in 2019. Ward will compete in the AFT Singles division at all five TT races – and maybe even a Short Track or two – aboard KTM 450 SX-F machinery with support from fellow racer and Moto Anatomy riding-school owner Johnny Lewis, Blackmore Ranch, KTM, Troy Lee Designs, Malcolm…
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