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 SCFTA AT PERRIS RESCHEDULED


The Flat Track races at Perris got rained out and are rescheduled for  Saturday, October 27th.

Gates open at 12:30pm, Practice at 3:30pm and Racing to follow.     

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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 hiatus. The returning venue is the Half-Mile at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California, the site of the 2017 season finale and a race track universally enjoyed by AFT riders.

The new locations are Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona, and an all-new event in New Hampshire at a location near the famed Laconia Bike Week gathering, which runs from June 8 through June 16, 2019. Huge crowds are part of the Laconia event’s DNA, so you know this one will feature a thoroughly packed house.

The 2019 schedule features a nicely balanced number of events, with six Miles, five Half-Miles, four Short Tracks and five TTs. AFT Singles, remember, run a TT and Short Track before each of the two Springfield Mile events, which is why 20 total events are mentioned here.

"AFT is coming off the back of a record-breaking season and we have planned the 2019 schedule to push things to the next level,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. ”We are delighted to be restoring the series to Southern California and taking American Flat Track to New England next summer, two traditional hotbeds of professional motorcycle racing."

As American Flat Track enters its third year of broadcast coverage on NBCSN and sixth year of live streaming coverage on FansChoice.tv, all signs point to substantial viewership growth. AFT concluded the 2018 racing season with – once again – record-breaking TV, live streaming and ticket sales numbers. More than 3 million viewers – the largest viewing audience in the history of the sport – either tuned in or bought tickets to AFT events in 2018. And with two NBCSN premieres and two re-airs remaining on the NBCSN schedule, which cover two of the most exciting races of the 2018 season, those viewership numbers are sure to expand even further.

Although the 2019 season is still a few months away, you can still speed-shift into some intense AFT action on NBCSN in the coming weeks, as two NBCSN premieres and two re-airs remain on the schedule. The first is the Indian Motorcycle Minnesota Mile from Canterbury Park, which makes its NBCSN debut on Sunday, October 14 at 5:00 pm ET (2:00 pm PT), with a re-air on October 17 at 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT).

The second is the Meadowlands Mile presented by Ducati finale, which debuts on Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 pm ET (11:00 pm PT) and re-airs October 24 at 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT). Both the Meadowlands Mile and Minnesota Mile, which feature some of the closest racing of the season, offer flag-to-flag coverage of both Main events enhanced by drone and onboard footage, so be sure to tune in. Check your local listings, or for the complete broadcast schedule for AFT on NBCSN, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn

*An announcement about the location of the New Hampshire round and the date of the Meadowlands Mile finale will be released in the near future.

Provisional 2019 American Flat Track Schedule:

1. March 14: DAYTONA TT - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL

2. March 23: Atlanta Short Track - Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA

3. April 20: Texas Half-Mile - Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX

4. April 27: Wild Horse TT - Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler, AZ

5. May 11: Perris Half-Mile - Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, CA

6. May 18: Sacramento Mile - Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA

7. May 26: Springfield Mile I - Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL

    (AFT Singles Springfield TT same weekend)

8. June 1: Red Mile - Red Mile, Lexington, KY

9. June 15: Laconia Short Track – TBA, New Hampshire

10. June 29: Lima Half-Mile - Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH

11. July 6: 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. TBA: Meadowlands Mile - Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, East Rutherford, NJ

Look what showed up on my Google news feed this morning!

'Hold Your Breath,' American Flat Track Racing Mounts A Comeback


 Weekend Edition Saturday by Tom Goldman

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/06/654495766/hold-your-breath-american-flat-track-racing-mounts-a-comeback



EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ. (October 7, 2018) – American Flat Track closed out an historic 2018 in East Rutherford, N.J. on Saturday night with a pair of barn-burning AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines and AFT Singles races. The first-ever Meadowlands Mile presented by Ducati definitely left fans counting the days to the 2019 season after a pair of living legends – and a pair of soon-to-be legends – battled inches apart at triple-digit speeds for 25 and 15 laps, respectively, around the unique, multi-line and highly challenging Meadowlands Mile circuit in contests not decided until the season’s final corners.

At the end of the AFT Twins event, Bryan Smith (No. 4 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) got the better of teammate/rival Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing SDI Scout FTR750) in a performance that set the stage for a thrilling 2019.

Mees has reigned over the AFT Twins class with an iron wrist for the majority of the past two seasons, storming to a pair of dominant AFT Twins national championships. Smith, meanwhile, suffered in his wake, at one point going more than a calendar year between victories. He put an exclamation point on his late-season resurgence in Saturday’s thrilling showdown, however, closing out his 2018 campaign with three victories in the final four races.

After the two went back and forth throughout the AFT Twins Main, the drama was somehow escalated even further when Jeffrey Carver Jr. (No. 23 Roof Systems of Dallas/Indian of Metro Milwaukee Scout FTR750) and Briar Bauman (No. 14 Zanotti Racing Indian Scout FTR750) joined the party with just a lap and a half remaining.

A surprise move by Carver on Smith appeared to provide Mees the room he needed to escape, but Smith immediately countered and stuck it up the inside of Mees heading into Turn 3 for the final time. From there he powered to the checkered flag clean after Mees ran wide in Turn 4 in a desperate search for traction. Carver ended up third, with Bauman close behind in fourth.

“My bike was dialed all day,” Smith said. “Hats off to my crew; the Indian was just on rails for me today. I was sitting behind Jared just waiting to the end. I didn’t want to show him what I was doing because I thought I was better. I was just kinda chillin’ behind him and waiting, and it’s not often you can sit behind that guy and wait because normally he takes off and hides. I’m stoked that my bike worked so good, and I’m pumped at myself that I was able to hold it together and make the move on the last lap when it counted.”

Despite coming up short on Saturday, Mees walked away from 2018 with an astonishing 10 victories, 15 podiums, and a 93-point championship margin over 18 races.

The finale also marked the final race of another legend’s career, Kenny Coolbeth (No. 2 Nila Racing, Columbia Avionics Indian Scout FTR750), who once again proved he’s leaving on his own terms. He registered yet another competitive ride, rounding out his decorated career with a seventh-place performance.

“I have no regrets with how my career went,” Coolbeth said. “When things were bad, it just made me stronger. It made me the person I am today. I’m fortunate to have met some really good friends and raced with them. I would love to chase these guys around some more, but it’s over. I’ll do my motos during the week, and maybe come out and watch these guys on the weekends sometimes.”

AFT Singles


The AFT Singles season finale was an instant classic, pitting two of the classes' top guns against one another in a showdown to decide third overall in the 2018 championship rankings.

In the end it was Shayna Texter (No. 52 Husqvarna Motorcycles/JCS Racing FC 450) grabbing the checkered flag ahead of fellow ‘Mile Master’ Kolby Carlile (No. 1 Estenson Racing/McCandless Truck Center Yamaha YZ450F) by an impossibly tight 0.006 seconds. No one knew for sure who’d won when they first crossed the line.

Carlile made an early break from the pack and threatened to run away unchallenged. However, Texter emerged from the large group fighting for second just prior to mid-distance and ran Carlile down to the tune of half-a-second per lap.

Once they came together it was on. The two traded the lead multiple times, including four times on the final lap from Turn 3 to the finish line. Carlile drafted around the outside and appeared to inch by Texter on the home straight, but Texter found a bit of extra speed to nip back ahead by less than half a wheel.

The victory was Texter’s third of the season and the first-ever Mile win for the Husqvarna FC 450. The triumph also cemented her position as the AFT Singles class’ all-time winningest rider, upping her career tally to 14.

After the race Texter said, “It was incredible. It shows how much speed Kolby and I have out there to battle each and every week for two years in a row. I think this is Kolby’s final Singles race, so no better way to send him off into the Twins and the future than to battle bar-to-bar to the finish.

“It’s been an incredible year for us… Everyone has been like, ‘You’re so good on the Miles but you haven’t got a Mile win this year…’ But the ‘Flying Tomato’ has been on it. To get this Mile win at the end of the year... I’m super stoked.”

2018 AFT Singles champion Dan Bromley (No. 62 KTM North America/Bromley Motorsports 450 SX-F) concluded his season with another podium finish in third. Bromley managed to win out in a huge scrap for the final spot on the box despite the inherent disadvantage he suffers on the Miles due to his size.

The result was the 13th podium finish of Bromley’s epic, 2018 championship campaign.

For a thoroughly in-depth Meadowlands Mile experience with flag-to-flag coverage of both Main events enhanced by drone and onboard footage, be sure to catch the NBCSN telecast of the Meadowlands Mile on Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 pm ET (11:00 pm PT). Be sure to check your local listings, or for the complete broadcast schedule for AFT on NBCSN, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn

Finally, don't forget to catch the FansChoice.tv live stream of AFT's season-ending Grand Awards Party on Sunday, October 7 at Manhattan's Classic Car Club venue. The event will highlight the best of the 2018 American Flat Track series, from class champion presentations and other notable awards, to stunning video footage of the year’s best moments – and much more. There will also be announcements and breaking news that are sure to shake things up for the 2019 AFT season. Flat track fans will not want to miss the news and presentations, so be sure to catch it!

Live streaming of the AFT Grand Awards Party will be available on FansChoice.tv Sunday, Oct. 7 beginning at 5:30 pm ET (2:30 pm PT) at the following link: https://www.fanschoice.tv/watch-live/american-flat-track.

2018 Lake Cachuma British Bike Rally

    

Story and Photos





                                


Trailblazers 74th Annual Banquet

Held at the Carson Events Center, Carson, California

April 7th, 2018


Link to Banquet  Photos       Link to Bike Show Photos





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Photos - Results - Sunday Pros          Photos - Results - Sunday Sportsman

Photos of Brown Family Race





        

Photos and Story




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Hello Flat Track Race Fans & supporters, Although this comes a bit late, it comes with much gratitude for your continued support of Dan Rouits endeavor to keep the roots/history of flat track alive for us and for future generations. Without your tireless physical & financial help, keeping all the Museums memorabilia and assets in one place to enjoy would be impossible.
The 2 main fund raisers that I will continue to keep going each year will be "Movie Night" which is on the 3rd Saturday night in January from 6:00PM to 10:00ish PM and the "Annual Memorial Open House" the 3rd Sunday of May, from 10:00AM to 3:00PM PST. Both gatherings are in loving memory/tribute to Danny Rouit and his life and love of the people and machines involved with flat track racing.
I have to apologize to some of our most generous supporters that I failed to include on this years T-Shirts! Brian Bergen DBA B&M Transmissions, Jerry Turner DBA Turners Auto Wrecking, Scott Ellis DBA Ellis Construction just to name a few, plus any others I left out! Please contact me, Kathy Rouit, by phone or drop me a note to include you on next years shirt! These shoes of Dannys are impossible to fill, but we have to give it our best shot for his sake! This is what he wanted!
                                                                                                Sincerely with Love, Kathy

Link to Flat Track Museum Open House




He's got one hell of a motorcycle collection — and one hell of a life story to go with it

Tom White had a plan.
The motorcycle entrepreneur was going to sell his multimillion-dollar parts company, buy a horse ranch on the Central Coast and retire to live the good life.
Fate had something else in store for him.
In 1997, his then-teenage son Bradley had a near-fatal motorcycle accident that left him blind and a quadriplegic. A few years later, his wife, Dani, suffered a series of brain seizures. She needed ongoing medical care, too.

Read a fine article in the Los Angles Times

Lodi - Nite before the Mile


Sammy honored Dominic Colindres, who won last years race, by running Dominic's number.

Link Lodi results and more photos



      
Trailblazers 73th Annual Banquet
Held at the Carson Events Center, Carson, California
April 22th, 2017



Banquet Photos         Bike Show Photos          Trailblazers web site        VFT Trailblazers index page


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Fall Classic at Willow Springs



Ramspur Winerys contributed $15,000 to the weekends Dash for Cash and

Specialty Fabrications, Inc contributed $35,000 for the Pro Purse

Saturday Willow Springs Photos and Results         Sunday Willow Springs Photos and Results






    http://www.amaft79.com/dominic-colindres-fund.html          http://fusionrw.com/item/dominic-colindres-suppor-t-shirt

     

     I found this photo sequence I took a few years ago of Brandon Bergen at Willow.


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    Greg Owen Interviews



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    Don LaRue's New Web Site of National Numbers

    http://www.amanationalnumber.com




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    2016 Events & Results


    MX'ers
    at Perris

    January 24


    SCFTA Round 1 Perris

    February 13

    SCFTA Round 2 Perris

    March 12

    Trailblazers Banquet


    April 23


    SCFTA Round 3 Perris

    April 23

    SCFTA Round 4 Perris

    May 14

    SCFTA Round 5 Perris


    May 15

    Lodi - Nite Before the mile

    May 20


    SCFTA Round 6 Perris

    June 4

    SCFTA Round 7 Perris

    July 16


    SCFTA Round 8 Perris

    August 6

    SCFTA Round 9 Perris

    September 10

    WCVDT Willow Springs


    October 1



    WCVDT Willow Springs

    October 2

    SCFTA Round 10 Perris

    October 15

    Old School Scrambles

    November 20


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    2015 Events & Results


    Del Mar Short Track

    February 14

     SCFTA Round 1 Perris

    March 28

    Trailblazers Banquet

    April 11


     SCFTA Round 2 Perris

    April 18

    SCFTA Round 4 Perris

    May 15


    Cal Expo GNC

    May 30

    Cal Expo CFTA Vintage - Amature


    May 31


    SCFTA Round 5 Perris

    June 20

    SCFTA Round 7 Perris

    July 25
    SCFTA Round 8 Perris

    August 15
    SCFTA Round 10 Perris

    October 10

    SCFTA Round 11 Perris

    November 14

    AMA National - Las Vegas

    November 20
     Joe Kopp race report from Las Vegas

    November 20

    Nicky At Perris


    February 13


    Bultaco Astro Cup


    September 5

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    2014 Events & Results


    SCFTA Round 1 Perris

    February 15

    SCFTA Round 3 Perris


    March 15

    San Jose Indoor

    March 29


    Trailblazers Banquet

    April 5

    SCFTA Round 4 Perris

    April 5th


    SCFTA Round 5 Perris

    May 17

    SCFTA   Round 7 Perris

    July 26


    Cal Expo GNC

    July 26

    Castle Rock

    August 1

    Castle Rock

    August 2


    Castle Rock

    August 2

    SCFTA   Round 8 Perris

    August 23

    SCFTA   Round 10 Perris


    October 10
    Speedway -World Championship

    October 11
    SCFTA   Round 11 Perris

    November 8

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