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Progressive American Flat Track Unveils 2021 Schedule

America's Original Extreme Sport returns to heritage racetracks

and adds new venues for its upcoming season.

2021 Progressive American Flat Track Schedule:

1. March 12: Volusia Half-Mile I - Volusia Speedway, Barberville, FL
2. March 13: Volusia Half-Mile II - Volusia Speedway, Barberville, FL
3. May 1: Atlanta Super TT - Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
4. May 22: Texas Half-Mile - Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
5. May 29: Chicago Half-Mile - Dirt Oval Route 66, Joliet, IL
6. June 18: OKC Mile I - Remington Park, Oklahoma City, OK
7. June 19: OKC Mile II - Remington Park, Oklahoma City, OK
8. June 26: Lima Half-Mile - Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH
9. July 17: DuQuoin Mile - DuQuoin Fairgrounds, DuQuoin, IL
10. July 24: Port Royal Half-Mile - Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA
11. August 14: New York Short Track - Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY
12. August 21: Peoria TT - Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, IL
13. September 4: Springfield Mile I - Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
14. September 5: Springfield Mile II - Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
15. September TBD: TBA Doubleheader I, California
16. September TBD: TBA Doubleheader II, California
17. October 8: Charlotte Half-Mile - Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC

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 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 31, 2021) - On the heels of a heart-stopping season opener at Volusia Speedway Park, Progressive American Flat Track (AFT) released today its highly-awaited track design for its inaugural event at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). On Saturday, May 1, 2021 the Yamaha Atlanta Super TT will bring America's Original Extreme Sport to the legendary AMS tri-oval just feet in front of fans seated in its historic grandstands.
With a blueprint inspired by and improving upon the 2019 DAYTONA TT, this racetrack will again utilize the legendary tri-oval asphalt straightaway as its high-speed front stretch, but an exciting addition for 2021 is that fans will be able to witness the exciting starting and finishing line moments on the same AMS asphalt start/finish line as their favorite four-wheeled legends.
“We are ready to put on a great race at Atlanta Motor Speedway,” said Kevin Crowther, Chief Competition Officer of Progressive AFT. “This exciting new racetrack will definitely give the fans in the stands and at home a special experience unlike any other on our schedule.”
All Atlanta-area race fans are encouraged to secure their admission early. With advance purchased General Admission priced as low as $25, passes to this event are sure to sell quickly. The Yamaha Atlanta Super TT will offer free motorcycle parking, live music, food and the world's best dirt track motorcycle racing, all in a safely-designed open-air environment. Fun for the whole family, kids 12 and under are free with the purchase of Adult General Admission. AFT Events also honors our nation's veterans and first responders with a discounted ticket price with valid Gov-X registration.
An added bonus will be fan-area demo rides provided by KTM. Experts from KTM will be there ready to showcase their best-selling motorcycles and give fans a taste of the unique two-wheeled excitement of riding a KTM.
Tickets for the May 1 Yamaha Atlanta Super TT are available now for just $25 at https://store.americanflattrack.com/ebooking/ticket/view/id/3327/#selectTickets. For fans viewing from home, live coverage will be available on any device for only $1.99 a month via TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.





 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 13, 2021) – After something of a quiet opener by their standards, Progressive American Flat Track’s Grand National Champion favorites got their revenge in Saturday night’s Volusia Half-Mile II presented by Daytona Dodge in Barberville, Florida.
While defending Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle champ Briar Bauman (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) upped his speed at Volusia Speedway Park significantly overnight, even he had nothing for a confident and on-form Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) on this evening.
Bauman took the holeshot and immediately transformed the premier class Main Event into a two-man affair with archrival Mees, just as they’ve done so many times in the past. But almost as soon as Mees worked his way into the lead with more than seven minutes remaining on the clock, it was readily apparent that he was in a class of his own; Mees quickly shook free and piled up a substantial advantage on runner-up Bauman, cruising to the checkered flag with more than two seconds in hand.
Mees, who also won the Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge earlier in the program, said, “I grew up racing here on 60s and 80s with my dad coming here for the Southeastern Nationals back in the day. I’ve always come here as a pro and raced the Steve Nace All-Star warm-up race as well. Never would I have thought last year this place would be a National, and man, I think it was a really big hit. It was awesome to see fans in the stands again.”
Third-place finisher Sammy Halbert (No. 69 Coolbeth-Nila Racing Indian FTR750) was the only other rider in the field who managed to stay within ten seconds of the victory.
Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) seemed to have fourth-place all but sewn up. However, intermittent mechanical issues dropped him several positions down the order, elevating what had been a three-way dogfight for fifth featuring Brandon Price (No. 92 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750), Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City FTR750) and Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750).
Vanderkooi was able to return to full song and subsequently tracked that crew back down as all four were in with a shot at fourth over the race’s final two laps. Price ultimately held on for the position, while Friday winner Robinson dropped the younger Bauman to sixth, who in turn finished fractionally ahead of an unlucky Vanderkooi.
Davis Fisher (No. 67 BMC Racing/Dick Wall 60 Indian FTR750) ended up eighth while Friday heroes JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) and Kolby Carlile (No. 36 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) completed the top ten.
AFT Singles
Shayna Texter-Bauman (No. 52 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE) remains undefeated since adding the hyphen to her name following Saturday’s jaw-dropping AFT Singles Main Event.
Texter-Bauman kept a close pack of six and seven riders corralled behind her for the bulk of the race. But that neat and tidy order was thrown out the window when all of her contenders seemingly went for broke at once with three minutes remaining on the clock.
Trent Lowe (No. 48 WBR/Suzuki Motor of America RM-Z450) ran second early but was shuffled back once the pressure intensified. Mikey Rush (No. 15 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) and Morgen Mischler (No. 13 Mission Roof Systems KTM 450 SX-F) then threw several haymakers from second and third with Rush eventually taking over the lead.
Defending class champ Dallas Daniels (No. 1 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) made his presence felt as well, executing moves on both Mischler and Texter-Bauman before getting passed back to fourth.
After Texter-Bauman appeared vulnerable to outside passes, she turned the tables by alternating a more defensive higher line with an ultra-low line that allowed her to reclaim those lost positions. Once back in front, she held Rush at bay over the race’s final two laps to secure her second checkered flag in as many nights.
“It’s just unreal,” Texter-Bauman said. “What a race that was with Mikey, Morgen, and Dallas… When those guys started passing me on the outside, I kind of moved my line up a little bit and went back to work. It’s so nice racing with these guys -- we can race clean and hard. What a weekend this was! It’s insane.”
Mischler rounded out the podium, followed by AFT Singles title fighters Daniels, Henry Wiles (No. 17 American Honda/United Rentals CRF450R), and Max Whale (No. 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE).
AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines
2019 AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines champion Cory Texter (No. 65 G&G Racing/Roof Systems Yamaha MT-07) managed to repeat his feat of a year ago, once again upgrading an opening-night third into a victory the following evening at Volusia Speedway Park.
The opening lap teased a rematch of Friday’s last-lap epic featuring Texter, Chad Cose (No. 49 Voodoo Ranger/Roof Systems Harley-Davidson XG750R) and Dan Bromley (No. 62 Memphis Shades/Vinson Construction Yamaha MT-07).
However, Texter was in no mood to leave the result to the chance of a final strike this time around, immediately gapping his rivals and never looking back. That relentless pace was no doubt aided by the fact that he wasn’t forced to fight his way from behind this time around, which allowed him to stamp his authority from the start rather than slash up through the field from Row 3.
“That was awesome,” Texter said. “I was so determined after kinda giving it away yesterday. I got to the track two hours earlier today, I was so fired up. I felt great all day… I had so many texts and calls yesterday for getting third. Everyone loved the race, so I’m glad we could put on a show today.”
The AFT Production Twins Main Event was relatively processional behind Texter as well; Friday winner Cose ended the race clear in second, followed by an equally lonely Bromley.
Title hopefuls Ryan Varnes (No. 68 RVR/RoyBuilt Don’s Kawasaki Ninja 650) and Dalton Gauthier (No. 79 D&D Cycles/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R) rounded out the top five.
The Volusia Half-Mile presented by Daytona Dodge Doubleheader will air back-to-back on NBCSN on Saturday, March 20, starting at 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT. The broadcasts will include exclusive features, cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage and expert commentary.



 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 12, 2021) – While most of the preseason hype was directed elsewhere, it was Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) who delivered the opening salvo of the 2021 Progressive American Flat Track season with a victorious performance in Friday evening’s Volusia Half-Mile I presented by Daytona Dodge at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.
The lights-to-flag triumph was actually Robinson’s third consecutive Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle win dating back to his sweep of last year’s doubleheader finale. It also came at the conclusion of a dominant opener in which he walked away with his Semi and earned $5000 by dominating the four-lap Mission SuperTwins #2Fast2Tasty Challenge.
Robinson said, “The way 2020 ended was huge for me confidence-wise, just knowing I was injured for pretty much the entire season and still able to come out on top. I went this past offseason a little bit more motivated, feeling like this is the time for me. It’s now or never.
“The whole Mission Roof Systems team put in so much effort, and my mechanic Ben Evans had me dialed in all night. It was pretty much effortless; I was just having a lot of fun riding out there and hitting my marks.”
While Robinson was effectively perfect on the day, he’ll have to share the accolades with a resurgent JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT), who was nearly as good and even more surprising in his performance.
After struggling mightily throughout the 2020 season, Beach won his Semi, came home second in the night’s new #2Fast2Tasty Challenge and pressured Robinson from close behind during the entirety of the 10-minute-plus-two-lap Main Event. The turnaround for Beach and the entire Estenson crew was nothing short of astonishing after the talented and determined pilot managed a best result of just eighth a year ago.
After opening the ‘21 season with a runner-up result, Beach said, “This feels amazing. First off, I have to thank this whole Estenson Monster team; they have been working hard. Second, I have to thank my family and friends back home. The last year has been hard on them. When I don’t do good racing, I take that home with me, and I know I’ve been hard to put up with. I have to thank everyone in my corner who continued to believe in me. They all just kept pushing me and I kept digging. To come away with a second and be that close to Brandon was just amazing.”
Meanwhile, title favorites Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) and Briar Bauman (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) came away with third- and fourth-place points.
Mees struggled to maintain the pace of Robinson and Beach early and found himself displaced to fourth by Sammy Halbert (No. 69 Coolbeth-Nila Racing Indian FTR750) just after half-distance. Mees countered and at last found his groove, throwing down several blistering laps late to close back to within a second of the win at the checkered flag.
Bauman took full advantage of Mees’ aggressive pass of Halbert; he drew in tight and ultimately snatched away fourth for himself, albeit nearly five seconds off the win.
Halbert held on for fifth, with Beach’s teammate, Kolby Carlile (No. 36 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT), underlining the incredible offseason development work put in by the Estenson squad by finishing in sixth after registering a top result of 13th during his 2020 rookie campaign.
Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City FTR750) took seventh, followed by Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750), Robert Pearson (No. 27 Rackley Racing/John Franklin Indian FTR750), and Davis Fisher (No. 67 BMC Racing/Dick Wall 60 Indian FTR750).
AFT Singles
Shayna Texter-Bauman (No. 52 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE) gave herself just about the best birthday present imaginable by earning her first AFT Singles victory in more than a season.
Even better, she did so in the face of the best efforts of reigning class champion Dallas Daniels (No. 1 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F), who did everything in his power just to track Texter down and shadow her to the checkered flag by 0.131 seconds.
In the end, Texter never saw so much as a front wheel of an opponent in the once red-flagged-and-restarted Main to up her history-leading tally of AFT Singles victories to 18.
“Man, what a big win for me,” Texter-Bauman said. “I can’t thank my entire Red Bull KTM team enough for sticking behind me. Last year was a little bit of a challenging season for us -- we just kinda kept swimming in the deep end. But we never gave up, and they never lost faith in me. I don’t know what those critics are going to say on Facebook next because I think I’ve proved I can ride a motorcycle.
“And it feels great to be up here. What could be a better way to the start off the year than with a win on my birthday?”
Daniels’ Estenson Racing teammate, Mikey Rush (No. 15 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F), completed a 2-3 for the squad by coming out on top of an intense five-rider scrap for the final spot on the box.
Max Whale (No. 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE), who won the opener here a year ago, took a close fourth, followed in tight succession by Tanner Dean (No. 38 1st Impressions Race Team Honda CRF450R), Brandon Kitchen (No. 105 Husqvarna Motorcycles/Vance & Hines Husqvarna FC450), and Morgen Mischler (No. 13 Mission Roof Systems KTM 450 SX-F).
AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines
The very first Main Event of the ‘21 Progressive AFT season set the bar sky high for the year ahead. No less than three riders held first position on the race’s final lap of the AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines Main with an opportunistic Chad Cose (No. 49 Voodoo Ranger/Roof Systems Harley-Davidson XG750R) ultimately sneaking away with a shocking victory.
Cose led for the opening seven minutes plus of the eight minute + two lap Main before Dan Bromley (No. 62 Memphis Shades/Vinson Construction Yamaha MT-07) made his move. The ex-premier class contender dove underneath to claim the lead and quickly worked a bit of separation in what very much felt like the race’s decisive maneuver at the time.
However, 2019 class champ Cory Texter (No. 65 G&G Racing/Roof Systems Yamaha MT-07) had other ideas. Texter, who started deep in the field with the last pick of the third row, spent almost the entire affair clawing his way up the order and slowly working into contention of what was previously a two-man fight.
Texter swept by Cose with one lap remaining and then overhauled Bromley on the last lap. Unwilling to give up the win that easily, Bromley immediately retaliated. The two made contact with less than a half-lap remaining, opening the door for Cose to power his way by both and claim the checkered flag at the last moment.
“It’s never luck at this level,” Cose said. “You’ve got to have the ability to do it. I felt great all day; there’s a couple things I felt we could have changed, but all in all (I’m happy). These guys were as hungry as I was -- I think you could tell by the aggression that we all had out there. This is what you have to do to win races.
“I was a little disappointed they got by -- I made a couple mistakes -- but luckily I was there to capitalize in the end. I think any one of us three could have won. I’m just glad we put on a show for the fans.”
Dalton Gauthier (No. 79 D&D Cycles/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R) came home a distant fourth after battling for the lead in the race’s early stages, while an impressive Cameron Smith (No. 44 Fredericktown Yamaha/Richie Reynolds Racing MT-07) rounded out the top five, adding to the evidence that the class could have something of an altered flavor in 2021.
The Volusia Half-Mile presented by Daytona Dodge Doubleheader will air back-to-back on NBCSN on Saturday, March 20, starting at 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT. The broadcasts will include exclusive features, cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage and expert commentary.
Next Up:
Round 2 of the 2021 Progressive American Flat Track season will take place tomorrow evening with the Volusia Half-Mile II presented by Daytona Dodge. Gates will again open for fans at 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT with Opening Ceremonies set the kick off the evening program at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT. Live coverage of the entire weekend’s racing activities will be available on any device for only $1.99 a month via TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 11, 2021) – Estenson Racing returns to action this weekend for the Progressive American Flat Track season opener, the Volusia Half-Mile doubleheader on Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13, in Barberville, Florida. JD Beach and Kolby Carlile continue to lead the team’s campaign in the AFT SuperTwins Championship, while the reigning AFT Singles Champion Dallas Daniels and Mikey Rush look to deliver a 1-2 punch in the 450 class.

Beach enters his second full season in American Flat Track looking to return to the top step of the podium in the premier class. The multi-time road race champion scored a pair of wins on a TT track during his debut season with the team in 2019. He and the team have been putting in a lot of hours this winter working on the development of the Estenson Racing prepped Yamaha MT-07 dirt track racer and they are eager to line-up in competition.
His young AFT SuperTwins teammate Carlile returns with the team for his sixth season. The 2017 AFT Singles Champion had a solid debut season on the Twin in 2019, overcoming an early-season injury and scoring a pair of wins in the AFT Production Twins class to end the year third in the standings. Unfortunately, the New Yorker re-injured his knee last year during testing and missed the final two rounds of the season to undergo surgery. Now that he’s back to full fitness, Carlile is ready for battle in the premier class.
Daniels heads into 2021 sporting the number-one plate on his Estenson Racing prepped Yamaha YZ450F. Although he didn’t qualify for the Main Event at last year’s season opener at Volusia Speedway, he came back swinging with a thrilling victory at the Volusia Half-Mile II. As the season progressed, the young phenom dominated the stacked AFT Singles class, launching a six-race win streak and a total to secure the crown a weekend early at the Charlotte Half-Mile. Daniels is eager to defend his title in what is only the 17-year-old’s second full season in the pro ranks.




Rush looks to build on last year’s debut season with the team. He scored three podiums and took the win at the Williams Grove Half-Mile I to end the year fourth in the standings. A proven title contender in the AFT Singles class, the Californian is eager to get back to racing and begin his title campaign.
The team also returns with the support of some powerhouse partners: Monster Energy, Yamaha Racing, Yamalube, WPS, FLY, Dainese, Motion Pro, Vortex, Hinson, Truline, and Utility trailers.

Tommy Hayden – Estenson Racing
“We’re definitely excited to get started again. It feels like a short winter. It’s definitely gone by fast. The entire team has worked really hard and our time testing has been promising. We’re looking forward to seeing how some of the new stuff that we’ve come up with works in the race environment and hope that our track performance improves like we think it will.”

JD Beach – Estenson Racing
“I think going into the new year it’s going to be exciting. The team has done a lot of work this winter. I think we have a lot that we can work off of. The little bit of time that we’ve been on the bike, it’s better than it was last season. We still have some work to do, but I think we’ve got a great bike to work with. I know the team is really motivated and so am I. I’m looking forward to the new season and getting it started at Volusia.”

Kolby Carlile – Estenson Racing
“I’m really excited. I left last season a few races early so I could get my knee repaired properly. I spent a lot of time recovering on that and did it perfectly this time, I’m really happy with how it came out. The team worked super hard all winter so far and I spent a lot of time training down here in Florida getting prepped as soon as I could after my knee surgery. I had a really good off-season, I’m really happy with how I’ve progressed and I got to do a few races down here in Florida. I’m really enjoying the new bike, it’s super comfortable underneath me. I’m already seeing big improvements over last year so it’s all up from here.”

Dallas Daniels – Estenson Racing
“It’s really exciting running the number-one plate this season. Even though I’m the defending champion, I still feel like I have a lot to learn in this class, I’m still really young and this is only my second full season. I’m looking forward to continuing to learn and improving the bike. Last year was really good, and I’m hoping it can be even better.
“Volusia is a really fast car track. To me, everybody is so close there in times so it’s really hard to win there. Obviously, I’m looking to do what we did last year, except to qualify for the first Main Event. With everybody being so close, I’m just looking to come out of there with some good finishes.”

Mikey Rush – Estenson Racing
“I’m super excited to get the 2021 season started this weekend at Volusia. To be with the same team, the same guys, for two years in a row, is awesome and a blessing for me, for sure. I put in a lot of work this off-season and I know the team did also. So fitness-wise and riding-wise, I think I’m more prepared than ever.”
The Volusia Half-Mile I & II presented by Daytona Dodge will air back-to-back on NBCSN on Saturday, March 20, starting at 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT. The broadcasts will include exclusive features, cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage, and expert commentary.


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SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (February 15, 2021) – Vance & Hines, one of the nation's premier performance motorcycle accessory manufacturers, announced a full slate of contingency sponsorship payouts for the 2021 American Flat Track (AFT) racing season. The program includes payouts for the top five riders in each class for every event and a $5,000 bonus for each class champion. In total, the company is offering riders $73,650 in 2021.
"Our company was born on a racetrack, so we know how hard it can be to fund a racing program. We're happy to continue to partner with AFT to support all levels of riders in this great American racing series" said Mike Kennedy, President of Vance & Hines.
Vance & Hines is also Harley-Davidson’s partner for the design, manufacturing and selling of the XG750R motorcycle which competes in the AFT Production Twins class. Race teams purchase the bikes directly through the Vance & Hines Racing Development Center in Brownsburg, IN.
The company's 2021 AFT contingency sponsorship provides cash awards to the first through fifth finishers in AFT SuperTwins, AFT Production Twins and AFT Singles at each of the 17 races on the schedule. The payouts range from $500 for first place to $50 for fifth place, with $1150 available per class at each event. At the end of the season, Vance & Hines will offer a $5000 bonus to the number one finisher in each class.
To qualify for the contingency payments, riders must run an eligible Vance & Hines exhaust system, a Vance & Hines decal on their race bike and have a Vance & Hines patch on their racing leathers.

About Vance & Hines
The Vance & Hines brand has always been about enhancing the exhilaration of the motorcycle ride. It started over 40 years ago, when Terry Vance and Byron Hines were two young enthusiasts in the fledgling Southern California motorcycle drag race scene. Terry always wanted to go faster and Byron knew how to make that happen. In short order, their on-track success and innovation drew the attention of other racers, riders and motorcycle manufacturers, which ultimately translated to commercial demand for their products and services. Today, the Company's mission and activity is the same; make bikes go faster on the racetrack and take those learnings to make impactful products for riders around the world. Since the Company's inception in 1979, it has run factory race programs in partnership with Suzuki, Yamaha, Ducati and Harley-Davidson in drag racing, road racing and flat track. Vance & Hines is based in Santa Fe Springs CA and has its Racing Development Center is in Brownsville IN.


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 15, 2021) – Harley-Davidson announced today a restructured contingencyprogram to include Progressive American Flat Track's Mission® SuperTwins class. Following a near-flawless season that brought an AFT Production Twins championship to this historic brand, the Milwaukee-based manufacturer has posted a package totaling over $250,000 of support distributed among both twin-cylinder classes of Progressive AFT.
“With the start of the 2021 Progressive AFT season just a month away, Harley-Davidson’s rider support contingency program is a real boost for all teams planning to campaign on XG750R’s this year," said Michael Lock, CEO of Progressive AFT. ”We welcome Haley-Davidson’s continued support for Progressive American Flat Track and we are proud of our association with this famous brand across many decades. 2021 represents new opportunities for XG750R mounted riders in both Twins classes and we are anticipating exciting stories throughout the season.”
Harley-Davidson has been synonymous with flat track racing since the inception of the sport. Throughout the golden era of pro flat track, powerhouse Harley-Davidson dealerships from around the country scored hundreds of wins aboard the legendary XR750.
With defending 2020 AFT Production Twins Champion James Rispoli charging his wicked fast Latus Motors Racing XG750R in the Mission SuperTwins class, and with several high-powered XGs entered to compete throughout the season in AFT Production Twins, there are sure to be several H-D-mounted rider appearances in victory lane ahead.
“We look forward to the 2021 AFT racing season and we’re proud to continue the tradition and legacy of Harley-Davidson supporting Flat Track racing and our dealers’ efforts in the sport,” said Jon Bekefy, Harley-Davidson GM Brand Marketing.
Riders mounted on the Harley-Davidson XG750R in the Mission SuperTwins class are eligible for their piece of a $200,500 total contingency package for Progressive AFT's premier class. Winners of each event will be awarded $4,000, with bonuses being awarded through tenth place. Add to that a championship bonus of $25,000 and pilots of the XG750R can be looking at some massive perks in 2021. The per-event payout for Mission SuperTwins will be broken down as follows:
$4,000 -  $2,000 - $1,000 - $800 - $750 - $500 - $250 - $200 - $150 - $100
With $1,000 awarded to XG750R riders for each AFT Production Twins race win plus a $12,500 championship bonus on the line, the contingency package offered by Harley-Davidson is sure to heat up the on-track action next season. A total of $53,450 will be up for grabs to XG750R riders in AFT Production Twins in 2021. The per-event payout will be broken down as follows:      $1,000 - $500 - $325 - $250 - $200




BEAVERTON, Ore. (February 16, 2021) – Beaverton Motor Cycle Racing will be the title sponsor for No. 67 Davis Fisher in the 2021 Progressive American Flat Track Mission® SuperTwins class.
Bob Lanphere Jr., president of the Lanphere Auto Group, made the announcement.
“This decision shows the commitment BMC Racing continues to have in many areas of motorcycle racing,” said Lanphere Jr. “We are proud to be associated with Davis and to provide title sponsorship as he competes in AFT’s premier class.”
Bob Lanphere’s Beaverton Motorcycles opened in 1964, and BMC Racing has supported Fisher’s racing for 14 years. The Lanphere Auto Group owns a number of car and motorcycle dealerships throughout the Pacific Northwest.
BriggsAuto.com backed Fisher’s AFT SuperTwins program in 2020.
“When I received a phone call from Briggs Auto saying they were going to sit out this year,” said Fisher, “I wasn’t sure if I would be able to put something together in time for the first round of the series, the March 12 Volusia Half-Mile at Volusia Speedway Park.
“I am grateful that BMC Racing has stepped up its support. Bob’s dad owned the shop before Bob Jr. took it over. He has been involved in racing for many years. At one point, he supported 2000 AMA Grand National Champion Joe Kopp, as well as my dad, Rex.”
Fisher, 23, will contest the 17-round Mission SuperTwins championship on Indian Motorcycle FTR750s, the same brand and model of motorcycle that has captured the AFT crown four consecutive seasons.
“I have two FTR750s that I will prep,” said Fisher, “and my dad will fly to the races to crew for me."
The 5-foot-6, 150-pound Fisher finished the 2020 AFT SuperTwins season eighth overall in the championship points standings, with seven top-10 placings. His best finishes were a pair of fifths at the Sept. 5 Springfield Mile I and at the Sept. 6 Springfield Mile II in Springfield, Ill.
Fisher also will receive support from Dan Wall of Dick Wall 60, Jerry Stinchfield of Roof Systems of Dallas, Jeff Celorie of Celorie Bros. Trucking, Steve Simon of Allied Motors and Arai Helmets.

TRIVOLI, Ill. (February 16, 2021) – Progressive American Flat Track Mission® SuperTwins competitorBronson Bauman announced today the formation of his own Mission SuperTwins effort aboard an Indian FTR750 for the 2021 season.
After two successful seasons riding for Factory Indian Motorcycle, Bauman will field his own program with support from Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma.
Bauman claimed his first career win at the Laconia Short Track in 2019 en route to finishing third in the point standings. In 2020, Bauman had another successful season with five top-five finishes and a fifth overall in the championship.
"I want to thank the Factory S&S Indian Motorcycle team for all the support the last two years," said Bauman. "I am saddened by our separation, but I am thankful to have a program in place that I can continue to race at the top level in 2021."
In addition to Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma, providing the motorcycle that Bauman will race, support will also come from Roof Systems of Dallas, Texas, DPC Racing, Rod Lake, Drew Masa and Glen's Auto Body.
"I plan to contest the entire series and chase down the championship on my own dime and time," said Bauman. "I want to thank all of the supporters who stepped up to keep me on the racetrack this year. Racing for a Factory for two seasons was a dream come true, but I still have goals to chase and will keep working hard to make it happen."
Bauman also credits Pro Plates and 19 Cycle Works for their continued support.
Bauman will debut his new race program at the 2021 season kick-off doubleheader weekend at the Volusia Half-Mile in Barberville, Florida.

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