So, it was supposed to be three nationals in three days, but it became four when rain on Saturday night into Sunday waterlogged the track. Fortunately, Monday is the US holiday of Labor Day, so the event was slid back one day. Again, there were only two classes racing, the Twins (Elite, Expert, whatever you want to call them) and Production Twins. AFT Singles don't race on the miles. Early on the track was marbly. Best Twins qualifying lap time was 0.5 slower than the best fr
Big weekend in Illinois. Friday: AFT Singles Short Track Saturday: May's rescheduled Springfield Mile I for AFT Twins and Production Twins Sunday: Springfield Mile II for AFT Twins and Production Twins Watch it all on fanschoice.tv Photo: courtesy of Estenson Racing/Andrea Wilson #Springfield #AmericanFlatTrack #AFTProductionTwins #GNCTwins #Illinois
I'd be very surprised if this bike wasn't a good investment for the future. There's not a lot I can add to the blurb, but surely this bike is a shoe-in for a berth at somewhere like the Barber Museum. The rich, I keep hearing, are getting richer, so there will be more collectors as time goes on. When fossil fuel burners are outlawed (it's coming), bikes with history will be in demand. You can read about Bryan Smith and his era-defining Kawasakis in Sideburn 7; The radical ski
American Flat Track (formerly AMA Pro Racing) has announced its official schedule for 2017.
This is what I find interesting...
1. The first round is a TT at Daytona, within the enormous speedway on a Chris Carr designed track. Remember, the GNC1 (Pro, Experts, call them what you will depending on your age) will all be on TWINS!
2. The next round is a short track in Georgia, meaning there is no short track in Daytona.
3. Peoria is on. I'm most surprised about this. Ther