“I have been heavily involved with Triumph for the past year and my return to the Twins class is purely because I believe that our Triumph Bonneville has the capability and performance to land me on the podium this weekend,” said Kopp. “I would not step back on the track if I didn’t fully believe in this bike.”While back on the track during select practice and qualifying sessions earlier this season, the 45-year old team manager for Shayna Texter #25A Latus Motors / Castrol / Triumph will make his 2014 racing debut on the longest, fastest, deep-cushion oval on the AMA Pro Flat Track circuit. Totaling 1.25 miles around, spectators will watch a fast, aggressive race that will afford racers the opportunity to push their bikes to the limit.“I chose to come back and race the Mega Mile for two reasons: the long straights will be a blast to ride with all the power the Bonneville produces and the deep cushion surface lends itself more to my style of riding,” said Kopp. “Unlike a clay surface where racers play ‘follow the leader’, the deep cushion allows each rider to control their own destiny and move more around the track. It is going to be a fast and wild weekend.”Kopp last raced a full season in the GNC Expert Twins circuit in 2010 and will accompany Triumph racers Shanya Texter, #25A Latus Motors / Castrol / Triumph and Mikey Martin, #91 Bonneville Performance / Castrol / Triumph.Gates open Saturday, August 23, at 9:00 a.m. EST. The first GNC Expert Twins practice session starts at 12:20 p.m. and Opening Ceremonies begin at 3:30 p.m.To obtain the Virginia Mega Mile schedule, go to AMAProRacing.com/Events/ Round 13 – Virginia Mega Mile.