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FUNERAL ARRANGMENTS FOR SKIP

There will be a VIEWING on Friday, June 30th at 5pm

Whites Funeral Home

9903 E. Flower St.

Bellflower, CA  90706    (562) 867 2741


CHURCH SERVICE on Saturday, Jully 1st at 10:0am

Bethel Reformed Church  "Encounter Christian Church"

10012 Ramona St.

Bellflower, CA  90706   (562) 866 0791

RECEPTION   Saturday, July 1 at 12:00 Noon

Flying Dutchman Reception

Sheraton Cerritos Hotel

12725 Center Court Dr.

Cerritos, CA  90703     (562) 809 1500




        

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Briar Bauman Gets First Twin Win, Busts Indian Streak
Parker Norris scores first National in AFT Singles

LIMA, Ohio (June 24, 2017) – The 2017 edition of the Lima Half-Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle had it all: intense race action, dramatic twists and turns with massive championship implications, and an underdog winner. Round 9 of the American Flat Track schedule had all the makings of a promoter's dream, however racer-promoter Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing Scout FTR750) was helpless to do anything but watch from the fences as Briar Bauman (No. 14 Zanotti Racing Kawasaki Ninja 650) delivered a virtuoso performance to reign supreme at the Lima Half-Mile.
Mees, who came into the event as the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines championship leader, was assessed a ten-second penalty for jumping the start not once, but twice, in his Semi. That added time pushed him down from fourth position to 11th – and consequently, on the outside of the Main Event looking in.
But even the red-hot Mees at his home track would have found Bauman nearly impossible to contend with on this night. The 2012 GNC Rookie of the Year crushed the competition in both his Heat and Semi, storming around the pea-gravel on the high line with apparent ease.
Bauman then set about doing the same right from the start of the Main Event. After he had worked up an advantage of more than three seconds, a red flag gave his battered foes a shot at redemption. Undeterred, Bauman promptly tore open a near-identical advantage following the restart, eventually backing down to a 2.793-second margin of victory after tangling with a lapper on the final lap. The victory was the third of Bauman's premier-class career and his first taken aboard a fire-breathing twin. The Kawasaki-mounted win also marked the end of Indian's season-long victory streak while also bringing Harley-Davidson's 21-race unbeaten streak at the Lima Half-Mile to a halt in the process.
In a touching display of sportsmanship, practically the entire field came by to offer their heartfelt congratulations to the winner.
An emotional Bauman said, "I can't even put it in to words… I'm just really proud to get this win. I put a lot into it. I can't thank the team enough for believing in me, and Dave Zanotti for giving me the opportunity.
"I kid you not – when I saw five (laps) to go, I never started counting down so slowly in my life. I didn't want to look back because I was sure they'd be right behind me. I was happy to bring it home and get my first Twins' Main. This was something you dream of your whole life, and you question if it's going to happen or not. I'm happy it actually happened."
Mees responded to his difficult evening with grace: "It was my fault; there's no one to blame but myself… The rulebook is clear as day, black and white. They added 10 seconds to my time, and that pushed me out of the Main Event. It's very unfortunate. My wife and I promoted the heck out of this event, and I definitely wanted to be out there racing. I felt awesome in the Semi, but rules are rules, and that's the way it is."
While Bauman was in a class of his own, Brad Baker (No. 6 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) and Jeffrey Carver Jr. (No. 23 Carver’s BBQ Kawasaki Ninja 650) entertained the Allen County Fairgrounds faithful after the restart. The two ran intersecting lines in their fight for the podium, repeatedly trading second and third place. The final position swap fell in Baker's favor, and he secured the runner-up result over Carver by .127 of a second at the checkered flag. Baker said, "That was a wild Lima Half-Mile for me tonight. We made some changes after the Semi and the Indian Motorcycle backed by Allstate was working a lot better. I made a charge up to second, but I have to take my hats off to Briar and Zanotti Racing – they were on it tonight and Briar rode like an animal." Third-placed Carver said, "Oh man – it brought me back to amateur national days like in '07. Brad and I have been battling it out since we were on 85s. We were running opposite lines so we were trying to set each other up like a chess match. It was so good. I was getting roosted hard, ripping tear-offs, bucking around, and almost getting into the fence, but I wouldn't have it any other way." Mees wasn't the only title hopeful to suffer from heartbreak in Ohio. Two-time Lima Half-Mile winner Sammy Halbert (No. 69 Estenson Logistics Yamaha FZ-07) ran in third until the red flag, however, he was unable to make the restart due to a mechanical issue. In his absence, Davis Fisher (No. 67 Bob Lanphere Beaverton Motorcycles Kawasaki Ninja 650) earned fourth – the best result of his AFT Twins' career. He was followed closely by Henry Wiles (No. 17 DPC Racing Kawasaki Ninja 650) as Kawasaki not only took top honors at the Lima Half-Mile, but garnered four of the spots in the top five. Bryan Smith (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) retook possession of the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines championship lead, although he was unable to fully capitalize on Mees' misfortune. Smith finished in sixth, his worst result of 2017, but it was still enough to slide five points back out in front of Mees (182-177).
AFT Singles
One week after picking up his first-career AFT Singles podium, Parker Norris (No. 24 Goodroe Racing Honda CRF450R) broke through in an even bigger way, winning the Lima Half-Mile. Norris' victory followed a similar shape as Bauman's in the premier class; he opened up a big lead early only to see it erased by a red flag, and then reassembled it following the restart. However, unlike Bauman, Norris' line went away from him, and he was chased back down by the streaking Kevin Stollings (No. 99 Ben Evans Honda CRF450R) late in the race. The two tussled over the final few laps, but Norris managed to hang on for the win by .155 seconds in the end. Norris said, "We were going good until the restart, but I was struggling after that. Kevin started gaining on me big time. I just gave it more gas, rode the low line on the last lap and pulled it off." Kyle Johnson (No. 77 Parkinson Brothers Racing Honda CRF450R) finished in third to claim his first podium result of 2017. Title leader Shayna Texter (No. 52 Richie Morris Racing Honda CRF450R) got clipped on the original start and found herself buried down in tenth for much of the Main. However, a strong restart allowed her to make a late push up to sixth at the flag, finishing just one spot behind now-second ranked Brandon Price (No. 92 DPC Racing/Don's Kawasaki KX450F). An unlucky Kolby Carlile (No. 36 Parkinson Brothers Racing Honda CRF450R) failed to make the Main Event after his bike's exhaust fell off while he was running in the lead of his Semi.
Texter now leads with 142 points to Price's 120 and Carlile's 118.
The Lima Half-Mile will air on NBCSN on Thursday, August 31, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Catch the highlights on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AmericanFlatTrack/videos/1568266716540760/) and YouTube (https://youtu.be/8AUvITK8V-0).





                       

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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.






Scotty interviews riders for Fans Choice TV




      
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






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


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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

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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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