Motorcycle Racing News Triumph Motorcycles - Action Packed Memorial Day Race Weekend

Triumph Motorcycles – Action Packed Memorial Day Race Weekend

Triumph Motorcycles - Action Packed Memorial Day Race Weekend
Triumph’s Mickey Martin

Triumph Motorcycles Racing News

Race fans have a lot to cheer about this Memorial Day weekend with a full schedule of Pro Flat Track and Pro Road Racing action.

The AMA Pro Flat Track series’ Grand National division begins its season at the Illinois State Fairgrounds’ Springfield Mile while the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout holds its final round at Tooele, Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park.

Shayna Texter, the first female to win an AMA Pro Singles main event, makes her Grand National debut with the #25A Latus Motors Racing/Castrol/Triumph team. Former Grand National Champion Joe Kopp, 13th on the all-time Grand National win list, is her Team Manager.

“Our pre-season tests went well and I can’t wait to race the Triumph,” said Texter. “I love going to Springfield. It’s a fun high speed track and a great place to start the season.”

Mikey Martin returns for his third year with the #91 Bonneville Performance/Castrol/ Triumph, fully recovered from a broken left leg at the year’s first Singles race at Daytona.

“I’m fully healed and ready to race,” said Martin. “Breaking my leg at Daytona made me more determined and focused than ever before.

Both teams will appear at a Friday, May 23, Meet-and-Greet at Motoworks Chicago Triumph from 5 to 8 p.m. The Triumph dealership will then host a group ride on Saturday, May 24, to Springfield for Sunday’s races. To participate, arrive at the Motoworks Chicago at 9 a.m. for a 10 a.m. departure.

Texter and Martin also will participate in the filming of the new “On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter” movie. Filmed by director Dana Brown, son of director Bruce Brown who helped create the original 1971 “On Any Sunday” movie, the new feature film aims to give the same insider look at motorcycle racing as the original by sharing the heartfelt stories and passions of real-life riders.

Bobby Fong and the #50 Latus Motors/Castrol/Triumph pro road racing team will arrive at Miller Motorsports Park tied for the lead in the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout’s DynoJet Pro Sportbike class. Fong won the opening round of the three-race Shootout from the pole at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Fong, and finished second in a hard fought battle at the Arai Pacific Nationals at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.

“The Latus Motors team has great momentum going into the final round of the Shootout,” said Fong. “We have one goal, and the team feels really good going into this weekend.”

The Superbike Shootout series is modeled after the successful British Superbike series. Event organizers work with AFM, WERA Motorcycle Roadracing, Utah SBA, and Fastrack Riders to host each race weekend.

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