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American Flat Track Comes to NHMS, New Facility Opens Spring 2019

Published on December 6, 2018 under AMA
American Flat Track Comes to NHMS, New Facility Opens Spring 2019
American Flat Track Motorcycle Racing Series Inks Deal to Race at New 'Flat Track.' LOUDON, N.H. – It is known simply as ‘The Flat Track,’ but when the green flag drops at New Hampshire Motor Speedway next spring, ‘America’s Original Extreme Sport’ - American Flat Track - will make its first appearance in New Hampshire, giving race fans a new reason to enjoy the thrill of racing in Loudon. Construction crews are already hard at work on a brand-new racing surface, and in just a few weeks, the dirt and clay will be transformed into an exciting racing venue. “Each…
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American Motorcyclist Association announces 2019 International Six Days Enduro Qualifier Series Schedule

Published on December 6, 2018 under AMA
American Motorcyclist Association announces 2019 International Six Days Enduro Qualifier Series Schedule
East and West regional series to decide 2019 U.S. ISDE Club Team members PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the dates for the 2019 International Six Days Enduro Qualifier Series events, which will be used to determine which amateur off-road racers will represent the United States at the 94th FIM International Six Days Enduro in Portimao, Portugal, Nov. 11-16. The 2019 AMA East Region ISDE Qualifier Series and the 2019 AMA West Region ISDE Qualifier Series will each consist of three two-day rounds, beginning in February and ending in May. "The U.S. ISDE Club teams put in…
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JD Beach to Race in AFT & MotoAmerica

Published on December 5, 2018 under AMA
JD Beach to Race in AFT & MotoAmerica
Pulling Double Duty JD Beach to Race in AFT & MotoAmerica   Phoenix, AZ- 2018 MotoAmerica Supersport champion JD Beach is going to be quite busy next season, as he has signed with Attack Performance/Estenson Racing to compete simultaneously in Superbike 1000, as well as Estenson Racing’s team in American Flat Track. Beach will be running a Yamaha in both series, a YZF-R1 in MA, and an MT-07 in AFT. “I’m really looking forward to racing Superbike next year,” Beach said. “It’s going to be great working with Attack again. I feel really lucky that Estenson Racing decided they wanted…
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Royal Enfield Sets Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Record

Published on October 29, 2018 under AMA
Royal Enfield Sets Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Record
Royal Enfield Sets Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Record   Royal Enfield Motorcycles set a new land speed record with a modified Continental GT 650, piloted by 18-year old pro motorcycle racer Cayla Rivas. The bike was the product of Royal Enfield’s partnership with American S&S Cycle, who designed and tuned the powerplant, as well as Harris Performance, builder of Superbike chassis and frames. The pairing with Rivas produced a potent (wo)man & machine combination, which resulted in a class record-shattering speed of 157.053 mph for the week of speed trials. According to reports, she set a record on her first…
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American Flat Track Announces Provisional 2019 Schedule

Published on October 12, 2018 under AMA
American Flat Track Announces Provisional 2019 Schedule
Includes two all-new venues and a return to Southern California DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2018) – American Flat Track has announced its provisional 18-event schedule for the 2019 season, which once again features coast-to-coast action and launches anew at legendary Daytona International Speedway on March 14 with a bigger, better and even faster DAYTONA TT. It all finishes next fall with the Meadowlands Mile finale at the famed MetLife Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey (date to be announced shortly). There are two entirely new events for 2019 and one that’s returning to the schedule after a one-year…
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The American Motorcyclist Association and MotoAmerica Announce Extension

Published on October 12, 2018 under AMA
The American Motorcyclist Association and MotoAmerica Announce Extension
Sanctioning and promoting partnership to be extended for 10 additional years LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The American Motorcyclist Association and MotoAmerica announced this evening at the MotoAmerica Night of Champions that they have signed a Letter of Intent for the North American series to remain the home of the AMA Superbike Championship through the 2029 season. "Our first four years of MotoAmerica have been pretty amazing," said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. "And much of our success goes back to our relationship with the AMA. The first four years have gone by quickly and we're not where we want to be…
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Bryan Smith Victorious in Shocking Minnesota Mile Finish

Published on October 1, 2018 under AMA
Bryan Smith Victorious in Shocking Minnesota Mile Finish
Briar Bauman and Jared Mees DNF; Carlile and Bromley go 1-2 in AFT Singles Photo Credit: Scott Hunter/American Flat Track SHAKOPEE, Minn. (September 29, 2018) – Bryan ‘Mile Master’ Smith (No. 4 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) scored a crazy, surprise-twist victory in Saturday evening’s AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Main Event at the Indian Motorcycle Minnesota Mile – a race in which 5000-plus hearty spectators turned out in 45-degree temperatures to experience. Briar Bauman (No. 14 Zanotti Racing Indian Scout FTR750), fresh off his first victory of 2018 at the Williams Grove Half-Mile, looked…
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Winning Battles, Losing the War

Published on September 25, 2018 under AMA
Winning Battles, Losing the War
Winning Battles, Losing the War MotoAmerica Epic Season Ender at Barber The MotoAmerica motorcycle road racing season wrapped up at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama this past weekend, in two days marked by devastating crashes, fierce competition, the retiring of a legend, and the crowning of the 2018 champions. An epic weekend to end an epic season. With most class championships sewn up by the New Jersey round earlier in September, the MotoAmerica staff nonetheless predicted stiff competition across the two days of racing, with riders battling for the remaining points and podiums, and their drive to finish strong…
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Beaubier Clinches MotoAmerica Crown

Published on September 11, 2018 under AMA
Beaubier Clinches MotoAmerica Crown
Beach, Dumas, & Lee claim titles as well Cameron Beaubier claimed his third MotoAmerica Superbike title at New Jersey’s Thunderbolt Raceway this past weekend, after two wet, treacherous days of racing. Beaubier led race 2 from the get-go, sewing up the championship with the Barber round still ahead. Beaubier’s Sunday win also marked his eighth of the season, and his 32nd career, placing him in third on the all-time most wins list in AMA/MotoAmerica Superbike. Roger Hayden took second in Sunday’s race, followed by 2017 champ Toni Elias. Hayden has announced his retirement the end of the season. JD Beach…
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Race Like a Girl

Published on September 6, 2018 under AMA
Race Like a Girl
Jamie Astudillo in MotoAmerica Not many females currently run professionally in motorcycle road racing, but those who do, have definitely earned their place. Here in the States, in MotoAmerica, there are only three—Caroline Olsen in Supersport 600, Melissa Paris in Stock 1000, and Jamie Astudillo in Liqui Moly Junior Cup. And of these, only one has rewritten the record books—Jamie Astudillo. We pointed out in our May issue that Jamie etched her name in the MotoAmerica/AMA Road Racing archives as the first woman to ever podium in an American professional motorcycle road racing event when she took third place in…
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