Wednesday, September 28, 2016

King of Flat Track

Congratulations Bryan Smith, New AMA Grand National Champion No. 1.

 Bryan Smith has been pursuing his goal for many years and it paid off with a spectacular last corner pass to put himself in the record books. Well done Bryan, you really deserve the Champions No.1 Plate and with any luck you will get a lot more AMA Grand National Championships.

Indian Scout '38 built to ride

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Kyle McGrane R.I.P. The deadly side of our sport. A Racer since the age of 4 , Kyle died doing what he loved.

A teen motorcycle racer injured Sunday in a crash at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds died of his injuries late Monday, just a day after another racer died in a separate Fairgrounds crash.
Officials with AMA Pro Racing confirmed the death of Kyle McGrane, 17, of Gap, Pennsylvania during the Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile AMA Pro Flat Track Motorcycle Race.
Michael Lock, the CEO of AMA Pro Racing, said in an interview Monday night that McGrane crashed coming out of the fourth turn of the final lap of his afternoon race. McGrane had been taken immediately to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where he died Monday.

How to help
A GoFundMe account has been established to help Charlotte Kainz's family. To donate, go here
To help Kyle McGrane's family, donate here

Charlotte Kainz R.I.P. Santa Rosa Sadness

Wisconsin GNC2 racer Charlotte Kainz died yesterday from injuries sustained in a crash at the Santa Rosa Mile. In the second corner of her heat race, a rider in front of Kainz high-sided, and according to reports, she was hit by the tumbling bike and caught up in the resulting chain-reaction crash. Unfortunately, this appears to be a tragic racing incident of the type that can never be completely eliminated – though increasingly lessened through improvements in safety equipment.
Whenever a racer dies at an event, the natural reaction among racers and fans, alike, is to want to find a way to prevent this from happening again. If the racer is as young and popular as Kainz, who was just 20 years old, the instinct is even stronger.
Since Flat Track racing is one of the few motorcycle events that still take place with immovable track structures so close to the racers and the racing line, the almost immediate reaction to learning about a crash in Turn 2 is to acknowledge the possibility of riders impacting objects at the outside of the track. However, Kainz’s death apparently wasn’t caused by such an impact.
For now, we ask racers and fans to join us in holding the Kainz family in our hearts.

Monday, September 26, 2016

WOW !!! Mees, Smith and Brad Baker will all ride for the WigWam Racing Team . What will that do to Flat Track, make it boring like F1. Indian wins every race of the season .....Yaaaawn

 Brad Baker leaves his HARLEY DAVIDSON for INDIAN !!! ???
Brad leaves The Factory Harley Team with a Win at Santa Rosa and a spectacular, dominating performance at that.  Only to quit the Motor Company and join the Redskin Wrecking Crew.
 What a shake up.
Howerton Motorsports will probably fold, leaving only one decent ride, the factory Harley open which should go to Brandon Robinson ( unless he has a privateer Indian ).