Nation’s premier amateur hillclimb championship takes place July 26-28, 2019 Pickerington, Ohio, Sept. 12—The American Motorcyclist Association announces Middle Tennessee Dragway as the host of the 2019 AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship, which is scheduled for July 26-28, 2019. It will be the Buffalo Valley, Tenn., facility’s first time hosting the AMA championship, which pits the best amateur hillclimb racers in ...Read More »
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After an early evening and a good night’s sleep, race day came and we got to Smoky Mountain Speedway for some Hooligan flat track racing. It was time for my first race of the day—the Heavy Vintage class. I had to battle it out against an XR750, a purpose-built flat-track bike nothing like my Ironhead Sportster. I was excited about ...Read More »
Mechanicsburg, Pa., Sept. 8— Saturday evening’s Harley-Davidson Williams Grove Half-Mile presented by Appalachian Harley-Davidson was a true family affair, with Briar Bauman (No. 14 Zanotti Racing Indian Scout FTR750) and younger brother Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Indian Motorcycle/Howerton Motorsports/Allstate Scout FTR750) scoring a remarkable 1-2 finish in the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Main Event. With the win, Briar ...Read More »
Jared Mees takes fifth AFT Twins championship Springfield, Ill., Sept. 2—Indian Motorcycle factory rider Bryan Smith (No. 4 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) won an epic, four-way battle at today’s 100th running of the Harley-Davidson Springfield Mile with a dramatic, final-lap pass of series leader and teammate Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing SDI Scout ...Read More »
Peoria, Ill., Aug. 18—Long live the King of Peoria! “King Henry” Wiles (No. 17 Bandit Industries/Wilco Racing/Willy Built Kawasaki Ninja 650) extended his reign in Saturday’s 72nd annual Peoria TT presented by The Country Saloon by claiming an astonishing 14th consecutive victory in the prestigious and legendary race. Wiles was certainly forced to earn it on Saturday. In the race’s ...Read More »
Wrecking Crew rider Jared Mees secures 10th win of season; Indian Scout FTR750 sweeps top 12 at Black Hills Half-Mile Rapid City, S.D., Aug. 8—In its second season of American Flat Track competition, Indian Motorcycle Racing has secured consecutive Manufacturer’s Championships. At the forefront of the championship season is Wrecking Crew rider Jared Mees, who returned to the top of the ...Read More »
Since winning the AMA District 6 Flat Track races at Shellhammer’s Speedway in April, it’s been a pretty slow start to the season. The weather we have been having on the east coast has been crazy; rain has kept us from running at the track. My next biggest race was in two weeks. I was racing at Smoky Mountain Speedway ...Read More »
Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 6—Jake Johnson delivered a virtuoso performance to reign supreme in front of a wildly enthusiastic crowd of Sturgis Rallygoers who packed the house for Sunday evening’s Buffalo Chip TT presented by Indian Motorcycle, Round 12 of 18 of the 2018 American Flat Track championship. But in order to do so, Johnson (No. 5 Estenson Racing/McCandless Truck Center ...Read More »
Donations and memorabilia sales to help the Baker family in its time of need Daytona Beach, Fla., July 15—The Class of ’79 and Friends, American Flat Track’s Official Charity Partner, has established a medical fund for Indian Motorcycle factory rider Brad Baker, who was injured during practice for the X Games flat track competition on July 22. Donations for Baker’s hospitalization ...Read More »
Law enforcement and Hooligans provide three days of motorcycle competition San Francisco, Calif., July 24—Roland Sands Design (RSD) and REVER today announced the Inaugural Moto Bay Classic will join the International Police Motor Skills Competition as it returns to the iconic Pier 32 under the shadow of the Bay Bridge Thursday, August 16 through Saturday, August 18. This year, the ...Read More »