December 5, 2019

Vance and Hines chose and otherwise quiet Thursday in December to announce some huge news, the line-up of their 2020 team. And it's exciting. 

Jarod Vanderkooi is retained and joined by 2019 AFT Singles champ Dalton Gauthi...

September 28, 2019

Eagle-eyed Sideburn contributing photographer, Ed Subias spotted something hokey with an official Indian T-shirt. Somethings had changed, some had remained. IT bugged him till he could get online to check.

Ed is a photographer with...

September 1, 2019

So, the schedule caught up with me and I couldn't follow every race live. I missed the SacMile, but watched the Peoria TT after racing myself the same day, so I was just observing, not making notes. Briar was on it at Peoria, and t...

July 15, 2019

I'm not sure how long I can keep this up. I watched all the practice, qualifying, heats and semis, then fell asleep for an hour after setting my alarm for 2am. Ugh.

There were no Production Twins at the NY ST, so the extra class was...

June 16, 2019

American Flat Track debuted a new racetrack yesterday, the purpose built short track in Laconia, New Hampshire. Why there? It hosts the oldest bike rally in the US, like a smaller Daytona or Sturgis. It's a decent idea, but there w...

June 4, 2019

Here's the latest instalment of my morning after brain dump after watching (and listening to) the AFT 2019 races on Fanschoice. First thought was thank goodness the rain held off to actually get a Twins race finished. The Singles m...

May 13, 2019

The 2016 champion was missing from the So Cal Half-Mile on Saturday, the second race he, or his team, have decided to sit out this season. Giving the Super TT a swerve was somewhat understandable if they were struggling, and they s...

March 15, 2019

Sideburn ed's morning after bullet point debrief of the Daytona TT


  • We have been getting very excited about new Estenson Yamahas and team changes, but the entry list for the twin class was very thin. 26 riders aiming for a n...

March 13, 2019

Photo @bsmith.4 

On Tuesday,  just two days before the start of the 2019 season, Bryan Smith's Howerton Motorsports Crosley Kawasaki broke cover. However, if you didn't know the history of the bike, or the architecture of modern Jap...

February 9, 2019

I was looking for something else when I came across up an old email from AFT team owner/engineering master, Ricky Howerton. Attached was this image of Bryan Smith's championship winning chassis for his Kawasaki twin, that he sent w...

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