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American Motorcyclist Association names 2018 AMA U.S. Motocross of Nations Team

Published on August 13, 2018 under AMA
American Motorcyclist Association names 2018 AMA U.S. Motocross of Nations Team
Aaron Plessinger, Eli Tomac and Justin Barcia to represent the United States at FIM Motocross of Nations PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The United States will be represented by three of its fastest motocross racers when the Fédération Internationale de Motocylisme Motocross of Nations returns to American soil Oct. 6-7 at RedBud MX in Buchanan, Mich. The 2018 U.S. Motocross of Nations team includes 2018 AMA Supercross West 250SX Class champion Aaron Plessinger and AMA Supercross 450SX Class competitors Eli Tomac and Justin Barcia. "America has wanted the Motocross of Nations to be at RedBud MX for a very long time," AMA…
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The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection

Published on August 9, 2018 under Blog
The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection
We have all heard the rags-to-riches history of one of the most revered motorcycle marques in the world, Harley-Davidson. We’ve heard the story of three Davidsons and a Harley starting the company in a backyard shed and building three vehicles back in 1903. Much of the early history of the company is the subject of conjecture and speculation, but some things we know for sure. In 1903, there were more than 150 domestic motorcycle manufacturers in the United States, 7 of which were located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the same city in which Harley and the Davidsons began building motorcycles. As…
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The MotoAmerica Battles Continue At Sonoma Raceway

Published on August 9, 2018 under AMA
The MotoAmerica Battles Continue At Sonoma Raceway
The Series Heads To Northern California For Round 7 COSTA MESA, CA (August 8, 2018) – Going into last year’s two MotoAmerica Motul Superbike races at Sonoma Raceway, the average margin of victory for the previous 12 races was just 1.03 seconds. Then Cameron Beaubier went and blew that number out of the water with his crushing victories in the two races by 6.44 and 7.22 seconds, respectively. That’s how dominant the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing-backed Beaubier was a year ago at what he considers one of his two home racetracks. And he needed to be because he came into…
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American Flat Track Heads to the Fastest Half-Mile on the Circuit – the Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile presented by Law Tigers

Published on August 7, 2018 under Blog
American Flat Track Heads to the Fastest Half-Mile on the Circuit – the Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile presented by Law Tigers
  Photo Credit: Scott Hunter/American Flat Track STURGIS, S.D. (August 6, 2018) – If last night’s wildly exciting Buffalo Chip TT is any indication, tomorrow’s Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile presented by Law Tigers Motorcycle Lawyers could very well blow your riding boots right off your feet. In the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines division at the Chip, Jake Johnson (No. 5 Estenson Racing/McCandless Truck Center Indian Scout FTR750) shocked the world with a stunning victory over reigning AFT Twins champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing SDI Scout FTR750) and perennial flat-track phenom Sammy Halbert (No.…
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Ducati Team scores a fantastic 1-2 victory at Brno

Published on August 6, 2018 under Blog
Ducati Team scores a fantastic 1-2 victory at Brno
Andrea Dovizioso wins the Czech Grand Prix ahead of Jorge Lorenzo, second at the flag Both Ducati Team riders put in great performances today at the Automotodrom circuit near Brno, with Andrea Dovizioso celebrating his 100th GP for Ducati by winning the Czech Grand Prix ahead of his team-mate Jorge Lorenzo, who finished a close runner-up. The Italian rider, who started from pole position, led for 18 of the scheduled 21 laps, battling first with Rossi, then in the final stages holding off the attacks from his team-mate and Marquez and he crossed the finish-line in first place with an…
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DOUBLE PODIUM FOR THE SKY RACING TEAM VR46 AT BRNO_MOTO2

Published on August 6, 2018 under Blog
DOUBLE PODIUM FOR THE SKY RACING TEAM VR46 AT BRNO_MOTO2
After yesterday's pole position and an incredible fight for the victory until the last corner, Luca Marini celebrates the second place. Third Pecco Bagnaia after a more complicated weekend than we expected.   BRNO (CZECH REP.), August 5, 2018 - At the GP of the Czech Republic, the Sky Racing Team VR46 hits the first double podium in its Moto2 history with Luca Marini second and Pecco Bagnaia third. Thanks to the excellent Teamwork in the initial stages of the race, the young riders of Sky VR46 are protagonists in the fight for the victory till the checkered flag. Marini,…
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TWELFTH PLACE FOR DENNIS FOGGIA AT BRNO_MOTO3

Published on August 6, 2018 under Blog
TWELFTH PLACE FOR DENNIS FOGGIA AT BRNO_MOTO3
The young rookie of the Sky Racing Team VR46 impresses in the leading group, 19th Nicolò Bulega. Brno (Czech Republic), August 5, 2018 - Dennis Foggia closes the GP of the Czech Republic, on the historic Brno track, as a protagonist. Started from the 13th box of the grid, the rider of the Sky Racing Team VR46 immediately was into the group of the strongest guys and, overtaking after overtaking, reaches the head of the race. In first position for several laps, he is forced to give up some places in the final lap and crosses the finishing line in…
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Tune-In Alert! 2018 Buffalo Chip TT presented by Indian Motorcycle on FansChoice.tv

Published on August 3, 2018 under Blog
Tune-In Alert! 2018 Buffalo Chip TT presented by Indian Motorcycle on FansChoice.tv
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 3, 2018) - Attention American Flat Track fans: The Buffalo Chip TT presented by Indian Motorcycle happens in two days, Sunday, August 5, with live stream practice-to-Main Event coverage beginning at 2:00 pm MT (4:00 pm ET) on FansChoice.tv.   Don't miss the action from the most unique motorcycle racing venue on earth - the Buffalo Chip Amphitheater. AFT National Championship racing action runs from early afternoon until approximately 9:00 pm MT, when the racetrack morphs back into a concert venue for a rock show featuring Theory of a Deadman, who take the stage at approximately 10:30…
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Race of Champions Auction

Published on August 3, 2018 under Blog
Race of Champions Auction
All Thirteen Panigale V4 S Bikes from the “Race of Champions” have been Auctioned on eBay • “Race of Champions” Panigale V4 S auction week marked by a crescendo of bids • Record-breaking bid of $139,000 USD for Troy Bayliss' bike • eBay auction followed by hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), August 2, 2018 – The “Race of Champions”, which saw Ducati riders fight for victory on the Panigale V4 S, was one of the most thrilling moments of WDW2018. Immediately after the race, the thirteen specially-built bikes were auctioned on eBay, with ever-higher bids capturing…
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American Flat Track Joins Rock Stars Theory of a Deadman for the 2018 Buffalo Chip TT presented by Indian Motorcycle

Published on August 3, 2018 under Blog
American Flat Track Joins Rock Stars Theory of a Deadman for the 2018 Buffalo Chip TT presented by Indian Motorcycle
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 2, 2018) – In 2017, the inaugural Buffalo Chip TT blew fans’ minds – more than 10,000 of them. You had an honest-to-goodness American Flat Track national held on a built-overnight TT track snaking around the legendary Buffalo Chip amphitheater – which became the opening act for a packed-house rock concert in that same venue later that night.   It was a fusion of motorsports and music on one of the most legendary of all stages…and it became an instant classic.   This year, the Buffalo Chip TT presented by Indian Motorcycle promises all that and…
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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2018

Published on August 1, 2018 under AMA
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2018
Fans, family, industry will celebrate inductees on Dec. 7 in Columbus PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame will welcome six new inductees in the Class of 2018 on Dec. 7 at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris in Columbus, Ohio. The 2018 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will officially induct four-time AMA National Enduro Champion Terry Cunningham, stunt rider Gary Davis, flat track and road racing tuner Skip Eaken, MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden, flat track racer Clifford "Corky" Keener, and pioneering motorcyclist Mary McGee. "The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2018 recognizes greatness in racing…
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A Lady and a Moose on a Harley

Published on August 1, 2018 under Blog
A Lady and a Moose on a Harley
Diana Smith of Lexington, Virginia is a rural mail carrier. When not driving her Jeep on the mail route she rides her pearl white Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster with her 3lb 4oz Blue Chihuahua, Moose on the tank. Diana grew up in Daytona, Florida riding dirt bikes. She had brothers and her dad was a mechanic so being around cars and bikes was just a part of life. As a teen, she had a serious accident while riding on the back of a friend’s Yamaha 750 and spent a week in the hospital recovering from multiple injuries and broken bones. She…
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Class of ’79 Establishes Medical Fund for Brad Baker

Published on July 26, 2018 under AMA
Class of ’79 Establishes Medical Fund for Brad Baker
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 25, 2018) – The Class of ’79 and Friends, American Flat Track’s Official Charity Partner, has established a medical fund for Indian Motorcycle factory rider Brad Baker, who was injured during practice for the X Games flat track competition on July 22. Donations for Baker’s hospitalization and care can be made electronically on the Class of ‘79’s website (http://www.amaft79.com/brad-the-bullet-baker-fund.html). Fans can donate via check, too; make checks payable to Class of ’79, indicate that your donation is for Brad Baker, and mail to 3989 Springer Lane, Springfield, IL 62711. Please note that every dollar that’s donated…
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AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship gets Underway July 28

Published on July 26, 2018 under AMA
AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship gets Underway July 28
Riders to battle for AMA No. 1 plates at Quaboag Riders Motorcycle Club in Monson, Mass. PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The nation's best amateur motorcycle and ATV hillclimb competitors are set to converge on the Quaboag Riders Motorcycle Club in Monson, Mass., for the 2018 AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship, July 28-29. "We are looking forward to a weekend of intense competition and fun at this event," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "The Quaboag Riders Motorcycle Club is an excellent venue, and I am sure the riders are going to put on a great show." In addition to competing for…
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Copperhead Lodge and the Great American Biker Bash

Published on July 25, 2018 under Blog
Copperhead Lodge and the Great American Biker Bash
GREAT AMERICAN BIKER BASH AT COPPERHEAD LODGE by Paul Murray I have been through Blairsville many times, having ridden the roads in the North Georgia mountains, but I have never had the pleasure of staying at the Copperhead Lodge, eight miles west of Blairsville. It is a biker-oriented lodging that offers cabin-style homes that you can purchase or rent, complete with bike garages. It also provides accommodations at the beautifully designed lodge itself that has a full restaurant and bar. It was specifically designed as a bike-friendly place to stay while you enjoy your ride through the mountains. The second week…
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MotoAmerica Heats Up Utah

Published on July 23, 2018 under AMA
MotoAmerica Heats Up Utah
MotoAmerica road racing resumed at Utah Motorsports Park this past weekend after a brief summer break. The temps were hot, and so was the racing.   In the Superbike 1000 class, 2017 defending champion Toni Elias took race one after crashing and burning his bike in qualifying, in what he termed "a little Japanese-American barbecue." After a rebuild, Elias stalked then pounced on two-time champ Cameron Beaubier in the closing laps of race one, breaking Beaubier's four-race win streak and claiming a historic 200th victory for Suzuki in AMA/MotoAmerica road racing. 2013 AMA Superbike champion Josh Herrin rounded out the…
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