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...

November 11, 2019

2019 AFT Production Twins racer Cory Texter organised a 580-mile bicycle ride through the length of Florida to raise money for AFT Pro riders who were very seriously hurt in the back half of the 2019 season. 

The amount, and severit...

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 5, 2019

This is a little bit later than usual for a couple of reasons, but I saw this race live in the flesh, having flown out to the Midwest and driven for hours on end to follow the fortunes of Red Torpedo-sponsored riders, Jared Mees an...

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 22, 2019

Here is advanced warning for the arrival of Sideburn 37, so you can pre-order and have the magazine sent out as soon as it lands. 

This issue mixes the most amateur of amateur flat track racers (Dave Skooter Farm) with Harley factor...

May 12, 2019

Continuing reactive reports and thoughts the day or so after AFT races, here is the latest. Because this was a west coast night race I only caught the first few laps of practice and the Singles and Twins mains. Here goes...


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March 24, 2019

As with the Daytona TT Thoughts, this is bullet point top of the head notions, hot reactions to AFT 2019 round 2 - Atlanta Short Track. 


  • In one heat race there is a crash at the fastest point of the track, just before th...

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...

August 6, 2018

It seems like only TT races can throw up any kind of surprise in this era of Mees domination, and last night's rain-delayed Buffalo Chip TT did just that. 

Mees inherited the lead when early leader Briar Bauman crashed and took out...

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