AMA Flat Track Racing
PJ Jacobsen, who has a full time career in AMA road racing, was given the opportunity by long time sponsor Pat Moroney of Moroney’s 1800-FASTHOG Harley team to enter into a select number of flat track races which did not interfere with his road race schedule.
The Moroney’s team was given the green light by the AMA who had granted Jacobsen his GNC license at the age of 16. The harley flat track team included: Dyno George and Rich Hansen to prepare the bikes, Bob Weiss of Weiss Racing to turn the wrenches at the track, and Pat Moroney to assist Weiss and Jacobsen on race strategy.
The Flat Track team would not have much time to get the bikes and rider ready. Jacobsen had never sat on the legendary Harley-Davidson XR750 prior to his first race at the Springfield Mile.
The team had set out to Springfield with the idea of getting some seat time. Not only did they accomplish their goal, but Jacobsen was at the top of the charts after qualifying. This would be only the beginning of the amazing race series the Harley team and Jacobsen committed to.
By the season finale in Prescott, AZ Jacobsen had qualified for four out of the five AMA Grand National Championship events and had the fastest qualifying time. They had looked to just make it to the main but at every event Jacobsen was running at the front, chasing the leaders for the podium position.
Jacobsen, achieving a stellar series, also brought home the prestigious 2010 AMA Saddlemen Rookie of the Year award which has been won by many of the famous flat track racers.
Bob Weiss says: "PJ is so relaxed before the start of each race. Nothing seems to bother him. I will tell you, he showed everyone what he has! It was a pleasure to work with him. PJ’s day will come and he will get a win under his belt."
PJ Jacobsen says: "I could not have done it with out such a great team. Thank you to George and Rich back at the shop and Bob Weiss and Pat Moroney for putting this all together. The motorcycles ran great and best of all we had fun doing what we love. Thanks again to the Moroney’s 1800-FASTHOG team. Thanks for so much fun."
Pat Moroney says: "I love to watch my Harleys run well and do their job. PJ really twists them to the limit and pushes the reliability of the equipment. It makes me smile that my team can put together a winning motorcycle. PJ is a very talented young rider and ranks up there with some of the best I have had ride my motorcycles."