2013 AMA Pro Flat Track Finals
Just 10 days remain until the Law Tigers AMA Pro Flat Track Finals, brought to you locally by Pomona Valley Harley-Davidson and Glendale Harley-Davidson, thunder off the start line, Saturday, October 12 at the Fairplex.With the 2013 Grand National Championship on the line, this spectacular race will feature non-stop high speeds and handlebar-to handlebar action as the top flat track racers in the world go for the gold.
Unfortunately the AMA Pro Santa Rosa Mile main events on September 29 had to be stopped due to a heavy mist rolled in late in the afternoon.Normal purse payouts were paid to both the Grand National Expert Twins and the Pro Singles riders per order of their starting positions for each main event. Each rider that was scheduled to participate in their respective main events was awarded one point in the standings. The usual point and cash payouts for the Grand National Expert Dash for Cash will remain the same.Coming into Pomona, Brad Baker is leading the field by a mere 11 points. A resident of Dryad, Wash, Baker has been on top all season long. Earning 5 podium finishes and four top 10’s, Baker would like nothing more than to emerge as this year’s Grand National Champion. However, he is going to have to battle both Bryan Smith and Brandon Robinson who are very much in contention for winning.And these are only three of the competitors in this, the final race of the year. Add names like reigning champion Jared Mees, last year’s AMA Pro Flat Track winner Kenny Coolbeth, Jr., Sammy Halbert, Henry Wiles, Jake Johnson, Briar Bauman, Steve Bonsey and a host of others, the theme will definitely be an evening of ground pumping, non-stop action.Not only does this race pit rider against rider, but it also pits machine against machine. Back in the 1950’s Harley-Davidson battled BSA, Triumph and Indian. Today, eligible bikes include Aprilia, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Buell, Ducati, Honda, KTM, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha.Hitting speeds up to 130 mph and racing handlebar-to-handlebar, flat track racing is indeed the most exciting form of two-wheel racing in America today. There is no time to coast, no time to try and figure out strategy. It is sheer go-for-it from beginning to end.Adding more action, will be the inaugural Super Long Track Speedway Bike Invitational. The exhibition from 2012 was a fan favorite, so it has been brought it back as a thrilling addition to the evening’s schedule, complete with heats and a Main.And that is not all. Scheduled from 3pm-6pm is the Gasser Customs Vintage Ride-In and Show & Shine. Ride your vintage bike ride and enjoy free parking right in front plus take part in the vintage bike show! Awards will be given for the best of the best but all bikes in any shape or condition are welcome to participate. If you enjoy vintage bikes, you will want to see this show.Another highlight will be the Ascot Reunion which will take place inside the gates to the event near the Legends Autograph section from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm … Come out and see some bikes from the ASCOT era, meet and hear stories by the riders who made ASCOT.Come early and hear the live music, visit the vendor’s area and watch practice. It will definitely be a day to remember and the event not to be missed.For tickets and further information, please visit www.FlatTrackFinals.com