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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 10, 2018) – On June 13th it was announced that for the first time in its illustrious 25-year history, the Goodwood Festival of Speed was rolling out the red carpet for the world’s premier flat track motorcycle series – American Flat Track. Further, that AFT would field a heady contingent of riders during the Festival’s 25th Anniversary celebration July 12-15, including Jared Mees, Brad Baker, Shayna Texter and Jeffrey Carver Jr. – with newcomers Chad Cose and Britain’s own Oliver Brindley taking over for late scratches Bryan Smith and Danny Eslick. (A seventh rider, who will replace Stevie Bonsey, who was mildly injured and who will not make the trip to Goodwood, will be announced tomorrow on AFT's Facebook page.)

Certainly no one can accuse American Flat Track of not taking full advantage of the 2018 season’s summer break.

And now, with the world-class event just days away, the full slate of megastars who will be attending is coming together – and trust us, it's a mind-blowing list.

Shall we drop a few names? We’re talking history makers and motorsports icons on the scale of Formula One heroes past (F1 champions Jackie Stewart, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jenson Button and Mika Hakkinen) and present (Valtteri Bottas, Brendon Hartley, and Stoffel Vandoorne); fast families (Le Mans podium finishers Derek and Justin Bell and rally legend Gwyndaf Evans and his modern-day WRC ace son Elfyn); WorldSBK all-time greats Carl Fogarty, Troy Corser and Jonathan Rea; and the man with as many Grand Prix world titles as Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez combined: the one-and-only Giacomo Agostini.

Allow us a moment to catch our breath… Did we mention NASCAR legend Richard Petty or F1 podium finishers Jochen Mass, Martin Brundle and JJ Lehto? How about Pink Floyd drummer and founding member Nick Mason? How about the legendary Sammy Miller? Or 23-time Isle of Man winner John McGuinness? Or that Porsche will be celebrating its 70th Anniversary during Goodwood’s 25th Anniversary celebration?
That’s just a fraction of the complete lineup, and we didn’t even start in on an equally iconic list of vehicles, which includes the dynamic debut of Toyota’s new NASCAR-spec Supra racer, driven by Toyota chief engineer Tetsuya Tada. (Trust us … the list is massive, and breathtaking.)

So on Thursday at the Duke of Richmond’s lush, southern-England estate, American Flat Track’s own superstar lineup will be rubbing elbows with some pretty lofty company instead of just each other down Springfield’s or Sacramento’s front and back straights. Someone better warn Fogarty and Co. to think twice before trying to swap paint with AFT’s best!

Fans should look for daily updates to AFT’s Facebook page (@American Flat Track) as the event progresses. Fans can also follow AFT’s involvement on Instagram (@AmericanFlatTrack), with deeper coverage happening on the AFT website – http://www.americanflattrack.com






WEEDSPORT, NY (July 8, 2018) – American Flat Track fans turned out in droves on Saturday night for the Harley-Davidson New York Short Track, packing the beautifully renovated Weedsport Speedway so tightly that the ticket office was forced to close down shortly after Opening Ceremonies.
The massive crowd was rewarded in a major way, too, as reigning AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing SDI Scout FTR750) not only completed the flat track Grand Slam – winning a Mile, Half-Mile, Short Track and TT in the same season – but tied the legendary Ricky Graham with his 39th win of his career – an amazing achievement.
The win is Mees’ 9th out of 11 races this season, and places him 4th all time, just behind Jay Springsteen, Chris Carr and Scott Parker.
Mees’ Indian Wrecking Crew teammate Brad Baker (No. 6 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) bolted to an early lead and threatened to escape to his long-awaited maiden Indian-mounted victory, but Mees responded to a poor start and came to life, threading the needle and working his way into contention.
By lap seven it was a two-man race at the front, and on lap 11 Mees slipped past his teammate. Baker refused to give in easily, and their crisscrossing lines saw them trade the lead back and forth a handful of times before Mees clearly established himself at the front. Once he did, Mees poured it on to escape to yet another lopsided triumph.
“We struggled a little [in] qualifying, and we struggled huge in the heat race,” Mees said. “We made some adjustments and did them because we had nothing to lose. We went the right direction – changed shocks with Jimmy Wood and did some engine management stuff with Kenny Tolbert and S&S Cycle. It was just a phenomenal group effort tonight. I wish I could say I deserve all the credit, but the team really pulled me through on this one.”
Baker was ultimately overhauled by yet another legend of the sport before the race was complete. Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (No. 2 Nila Racing, Columbia Avionics Indian Scout FTR750) aced him on the race’s final lap to steal away the runner-up position by a scant 0.057 seconds. The second-place finish marks the fifth podium of the retiring Coolbeth’s stirring swansong season.
Fourth place was also decided on the race’s last circulation as Davis Fisher (No. 67 Double D Performance/Bob Lanphere/RMR Indian Scout FTR750) edged TT all-star and ultra-consistent Henry Wiles (No. 17 Bandit Industries/Wilco Racing/Willy Built Indian Scout FTR750) by a similarly tight 0.077-second margin.
Still, as consistently strong as Wiles has been this season, it’s going to take an awful lot for him (or anyone else) to mount any kind of challenge to Mees, who now boasts a commanding 78-point lead over points runner-up Wiles with seven rounds remaining.

AFT Singles
Given the insane competitiveness of the AFT Singles division this season (eight different winners in 11 races), you wouldn’t be blamed too badly for being surprised about Tanner Dean’s (No. 38 Waters Autobody/D&D Powersports KTM 450 SX-F) wire-to-wire win at Weedsport. Still, with only a pair of top-10 finishes in the last two seasons, Dean’s win was a bit of a surprise – and certainly a happy one for him, his family, fans and sponsors.
Jesse Janisch (No. 132 Roof Systems/West Bend Harley-Davidson-backed Yamaha YZ450F) was first away from the line, but Dean swooped underneath coming out of Turn 2 and held strong at the front for the remainder of the 15-lap contest, which saw plenty of wild action behind the leader.
During the melee, AFT Singles title leader Dan Bromley (No. 62 KTM North America/Bromley Motorsports 450 SX-F) was putting in serious work. After dropping as low as seventh early, the lanky Bromley picked off one rider after the next to eventually emerge from the pack in second. At that point he fixed Dean in his sights and completely gobbled up the gap to the lead with five laps remaining. But despite repeatedly showing Dean a wheel on the inside line, Bromley could never make a pass stick.
Dean’s second career victory proved especially popular with his primary sponsor, Waters Autobody, based just a couple hours down the road.
After the win Dean said, “I just minimized risk by staying focused, keeping my head down, and marking my lines. I saw Dan running underneath me a couple times and rubbing up against me a little bit, but I just stayed focused, ran in his way a little bit, and came away with the win.”
While he came up just short of victory, Bromley’s ride was still an extremely productive one. He extended his already considerable title advantage to 49 points on the strength of nine podiums in 11 rounds after earlier fearing he might have to miss the Main Event due to a dislocated knee.
Morgen Mischler (No. 69 Cycle Craft Yamaha/Rohde's Sales & Service Yamaha YZ450F) edged hometown hero Kolby Carlile (No. 1 Estenson Racing/McCandless Truck Center Yamaha YZ450F), from nearby Canandaigua, for the final spot on the box on the race’s last lap.
2016 class champ Ryan Wells (No. 94 RMR/Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda CRF450) rounded out the top five.



    

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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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    Added new Street Trackers

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    Greg Owen Interviews



     http://www.youtube.com/ Jim McMurren



    http://www.youtube.com/ Dan Rouit





    Don LaRue's New Web Site of National Numbers

    http://www.amanationalnumber.com




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    Old VFT Photos from home page




    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