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MINNEAPOLIS (November 16, 2018) –
     Following a dominant 2018 season, where the Indian Scout FTR750 won 17 of the 18 American Flat Track (AFT) races, Indian Motorcycle Racing today announced its 2019 AFT factory race team. Along with the return of reigning AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Champion Jared Mees, Indian Motorcycle Racing welcomes Briar Bauman and Bronson Bauman to its 2019 Wrecking Crew. Additionally, former Wrecking Crew rider Brad “The Bullet” Baker returns to the team as technical advisor and rider coach.

     After back-to-back AFT championships in 2017 and 2018, Mees returns to the 2019 Indian Wrecking Crew with Crew Chief Kenny Tolbert, Mechanic Bubba Bently and Jimmy Wood on suspension. Dick Tibbits also returns and will aid all three Wrecking Crew riders with nutrition, fitness, and mental preparation. Team operations for Briar and Bronson will be conducted by Paul Langley and S&S, while Dave Zanotti will serve as crew chief. Michelle DiSalvo has signed on as Briar’s mechanic, while Bronson’s mechanic will be named at a later date. Indian Motorcycle Racing also welcomes the return of Dean Young as Wrecking Crew team manager.
     “We’re excited to bring back Jared, and his championship pedigree, as we embark on the next chapter for Indian Motorcycle Racing. We welcome Briar and Bronson and are proud to have them represent our brand on and off the track,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle. “When it comes to racing, we’ve assembled some of the most talented professionals in the sport, and we’re looking forward to the upcoming season.”
     One of the key team members who will assume a leading role as a technical advisor and rider coach is Brad “The Bullet” Baker. Indian Motorcycle Racing is extremely proud to continue its relationship with the former champion and Wrecking Crew rider. Baker will closely support and mentor Briar and Bronson throughout the 2019 season by analyzing their on-track performance, help with race-day strategy and bike setup. Baker brings a championship-winning perspective and a wealth of knowledge and experience on the Indian Scout FTR750.
     Over the last two seasons aboard the Indian Scout FTR750, Mees has recorded back-to-back AFT Twins championships and has tallied 20 total wins. Through nine races aboard the Indian Scout FTR750 as a privateer, Briar secured six top-five finishes, including a second-place finish at the Peoria TT and a win at the Williams Grove Half-Mile. Following Baker’s injury at X Games, Bronson filled in and ran his factory Indian Scout FTR750 in the final seven races. During that time, Bronson garnered his first top-five finish of the season and his first career AFT Twins podium with a second-place finish at the Williams Grove Half-Mile.
     The 2017 Wrecking Crew swept the season standings, finishing first, second and third. The team earned Indian Motorcycle Racing’s first Manufacturer’s Championship. In 2018, Wrecking Crew riders and Indian Scout FTR750 privateers swept the top nine positions in the final standings, securing another Manufacturer’s Championship for Indian Motorcycle Racing.
     For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing, the Indian Wrecking Crew and the Indian Scout FTR750, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. For information on purchasing a Indian Scout FTR750, please contact Racing@IndianMotorcycle.com.



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 15, 2018) – American Flat Track confirmed today the details of its expansion of the AFT Production Twins division for the 2019 season. AFT Production Twins will compete at all Half-Mile and Mile tracks on the schedule – a total of eleven events – and will constitute a full-fledged championship class, complete with a #1 plate going to the rider amassing the most points at the end of the season.
Intended to serve as a transition between AFT Singles and the premier AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines class, AFT Production Twins will give up-and-coming athletes the opportunity to gain valuable seat time and experience on faster, more powerful AFT Twins motorcycles as they consider their future as full-time AFT Twins competitors. It also offers twin-cylinder opportunities to AFT Singles-licensed riders that may have ridden AFT Twins in past years but hadn’t scored championship points.
The AFT Production Twins class features production-based, twin-cylinder motorcycle engines from BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha street bikes with displacements between 649-800cc. Race-only engines from machines such as the Harley-Davidson XR750, Honda RS750 and Indian Scout FTR750 are not eligible.
Both the FansChoice.tv live stream and the NBCSN telecast will feature the AFT Production Twins as part of their coverage in 2019, so fans following the action and riders looking for exposure opportunities will appreciate and benefit from the expanded coverage.
“Since the AFT class restructuring in 2017, AFT Twins and AFT Singles classes have served up spectacular racing action,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “As the sport continues to grow we have identified an opportunity for a third championship class – to showcase upcoming new talented riders prior to them joining the elite athletes of the sport. At all Half-Mile and Mile tracks in 2019, fans will get to witness even more of America’s Original Extreme Sport.”
Riders licensed for AFT Singles may compete in both AFT Production Twins and AFT Singles on the same day. Riders licensed for AFT Twins, however, may only compete in either AFT Twins or AFT Production Twins at any given event. The class will feature a purse payout structured similarly to that of the AFT Singles class. Contingency support of the AFT Production Twins class has been confirmed and final announcements will be made in the coming weeks along with other exciting developments and partnerships for the 2019 American Flat Track season.



PHOENIX (November 12, 2018) – Estenson Racing is happy to announce that multi-time road race champion JD Beach will be joining the team’s core members – two-time Grand National Champion Jake Johnson and 2017 AFT Singles Champion Kolby Carlile – to provide a three-pronged threat in the AFT Twins class in 2019. This expansion will see Estenson Racing more than doubling its race effort in American Flat Track in just its third full season in the series.
Beach: The Experienced New Teammate
In addition to his two MotoAmerica Supersport titles, JD Beach has banked more wins in the series’ class than any other rider. Beach has additional road race accolades on his resume, both in the U.S. and internationally. In 2008, Beach was the first American to win the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and in 2010, he won an AMA Pro Supersport title, which was considered the premier U.S. championship for up-and-coming road racers.
Although 2019 marks the first time Beach will be racing full-time for American Flat Track, he has strong dirt track roots and has shown that even though his focus has been on road racing in his professional career, it has not dulled his flat track skills. In his first AFT Twins race since 2013, he scored a podium finish at the 2017 season finale at the Perris Half-Mile and then he backed it up with a second-place finish at the 2018 season opener DAYTONA TT.
Beach looks forward to joining the team in 2019 and riding the Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 for an entire season.
“I’m really excited,” Beach said. “This is going to be the first time that I’ve ever done a full season in dirt track, so to compete at every AFT round will be great, and to have a chance to ride for a team like Estenson Racing is great. It’s been a team that has grown a lot, and they have won races and a championship already, so it’s awesome to be a part of it.
“Racing the new Yamaha Twin in dirt track is going to be fun, but it’ll be a challenge, too. There are a lot of Indians out there now, and with (Bryan) Smith going back to Kawasaki for next year is going to make it interesting but fun, too. I think we’re going to have a really good bike. This will the first time that I’ll actually get to test the bike and stuff and get some time on it before I go racing, which will be nice. I think we’re going to be ready when the season starts, and it will be fun to see how I do when I can stay on the same bike throughout the year.”
In addition to a full season of flat track, Beach will still continue road racing, an announcement to come out at a later date.
Johnson: The Seasoned Veteran
Returning for his second season with the team, Jake Johnson brings a wealth of experience to the table. In addition to his two Grand National Championships, Johnson is part of the sport’s elite group to complete a dirt track Grand Slam, and he sits 16th on the all-time win list with 21 wins. Last season, the veteran scored win number 21 at the Buffalo Chip TT, not only marking his first win since 2016, but also the team’s first AFT Twins win. Johnson hopes to build on the late-season momentum he had this year and looks forward to another year with the team in 2019, as well as campaigning an Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 for the entire season.
“I’m excited to be back with Estenson Racing for 2019!” Johnson said. “We had our ups and downs last season, but we gained a lot of valuable information and started to build some momentum in the second half of the season. I’m grateful to be able to stay with Estenson Racing for another year and continue to progress. I’m also excited to be competing on Yamahas for the entire season. I jumped around between three brands of motorcycles last season, and I look forward to having 100% focus on the MT-07. It’s going to be a challenge, but I believe the bikes have great potential. I really look forward to off-season testing and heading into next season ready to fight.”
Carlile: The Talented Rookie
Joining the two veterans on the AFT Twins team is Estenson Racing’s youngest rider and its longest standing member Kolby Carlile. The “Flying Tomato” joined the team mid-season in 2017 and brought home the AFT Singles title in the team’s first season. In addition to his title, Carlile scored three wins on the Miles. Now, the former champ looks ahead to the next step in his career – campaigning a Twin in American Flat Track for a full season. The rookie is eager to make that next step with a team who’s support has already brought him a lot of success early on and get acquainted with the MT-07
“I’m beyond excited to step up to the (AFT) Twins class in 2019,” Carlile said. “There is no higher step you can take as far as a career in dirt track goes, so it will be good to see the top of the mountain and watch my progress over the next few years.
“I will be racing the Yamaha MT-07 full time starting now so I can feel at one with it when Daytona comes around. It will be great for me to be able to be on the same bike day in, and day out so that Brandan Bergen (his mechanic) and I can get it built exactly how I want it.
“I wanted to wait until I felt I was ready for this jump. Estenson Racing believes in my ability and is helping me to do what I need to be a competitive racer in the AFT Twins class. I have been able to accomplish more goals in racing than I would have ever imagined when I started racing 10 years ago. I have quite a few goals left, and they are on a Twin.”
Team Owner Tim Estenson couldn’t be happier with his 2019 AFT Twins lineup. The long-time flat track racing/motorcycle enthusiast feels he has the perfect mix between youth and experience, as well as a team with the cohesive, family environment he was looking for.
“I’m really happy to have what I see as an all-star lineup in the AFT Twins class, with a great blend of youth and experience,” Estenson said. “I’m also super-excited to have JD on board. Although flat track has been a part-time gig for his professional career, he’s shown that he is one of the top riders in the sport; and obviously, in road racing as well, as his many championships there have shown. I think his experience will also be a big help in the development of the Yamaha MT-07 and complement the other riders in our program that have been around longer.
“I’m also happy to welcome Jake back for another year. I felt that last season wasn’t the program I had hoped for him. He brings a lot of experience to the team and has had a lot of time on different machines, so I think a solid year on the Yamaha and more testing will pay dividends.
“I saw a lot of promise in Kolby straight away and was happy to commit to giving him the time and tools needed to advance to the premier class. He brought us home a championship in our first season, and I look forward to helping provide him with the right platform for more success in the future.”
The team’s expansion for 2019 is not on the Twins side alone. Stay tuned for our AFT Singles team announcement to come later today.


PHOENIX (November 9, 2018) – Estenson Racing is pleased to announce that Ryan Wells will join the team to lead the campaign for an American Flat Track AFT Singles title in 2019. The 2016 AFT Singles champion will be teammates with Dallas Daniels, who is one of the sport’s top amateurs. Combined with the AFT Twins side of the team, this increases Estenson Racing's presence in the American Flat Track paddock, making it the largest team to-date with a total of five riders committed for the 2019 season.  
    Wells brings with him a wealth of experience including multiple wins in the class and the 2016 title. With fellow New Yorker Kolby Carlile – 2017 AFT Singles Champion – moving up to a Twin in 2019, Wells is eager to hop aboard the championshi- proven Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F to make the bid for the championship in 2019.

    “I’m super-excited because as soon as Estenson joined the flat track world, everybody looked at them as one of the dominant teams from the get-go,” Wells said. “Definitely a dream team for me to be on. To see how well Kolby and the whole crew works together, I’m just super-excited to join them and hopefully everything meshes as well, if not better, for me next year, and I can win my second (AFT) Singles championship.”
Wells also looks forward to taking lead in the team’s AFT Singles program and mentoring Daniels.
    “I like it [the mentor role],” Wells said. “Dallas is going to kind of put that fire under me. He’s a fast, fast kid. We are pretty similar in size, and we have similar riding styles, so I think it’s going to be really beneficial to have both of us on the same bikes even before he starts at Lima. It’s a new bike for both of us. The more feedback, the better.”
    At just the young age of 15, Daniels has already turned a lot of heads. He made history this year by being the first rider to earn a prestigious amateur accolade - the Nicky Hayden Horizon Award - in both flat track and road racing in the same year. Although Daniels will not being racing until mid-season at the Lima Half-Mile, he has spent a lot of time in the paddock helping out his dad Nick and has a good relationship with Wells, and like Wells, he is eager to get 2019 rolling.
    “I’m looking forward to 2019 and to be on an Estenson Yamaha [YZ450F],” Daniels said. “We pretty much planned from the 250 days that we were going by ourselves and doing what we could, so to get an offer like this, I’m super-excited. I just can’t wait to start testing and start getting ready for Lima 2019. To add on top of it, they signed Ryan Wells. He’s the veteran. He knows how to get stuff done. He’s been through it all. It will be great to have him as a mentor all year long to help me out.”
    Team Owner Tim Estenson couldn’t be happier with his 2019 AFT Singles lineup. The long-time flat track racing/motorcycle enthusiast feels he has the perfect mix between youth and experience, as well as a team with the cohesive, family environment he was looking for.
    “Flat track racing is very near and dear to my heart,” Estenson said. “I’m here to win championships, but it is also important to me to have a great team environment and help provide riders an opportunity that I wish I had when I was younger. I have two very talented riders who I think will complement each other very well. Ryan is a title contender, and Dallas is one of the sport’s brightest stars. I’m so excited for 2019.”

2018 Race Calendar

December 1st - Rd 11 SCFTA Championship Series

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https://hellonwheelsmc.bigcartel.com/


http://www.oldschoolscramblesracing.com


https://www.bornfreeshow.com/

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

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





        

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.

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



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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






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


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Added new Street Trackers

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Greg Owen Interviews



 http://www.youtube.com/ Jim McMurren



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Don LaRue's New Web Site of National Numbers

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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

Race Pages Index Page from previous years