Fastrack Riders Academy & Apex Club customers and staff are celebrating the success of their inaugural European Track Experience in a homecoming this weekend at Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, Calif.Proving that it’s more than a trackday provider, Fastrack organized and recently hosted five days of exclusive riding experiences at three famous MotoGP and World Superbike circuits: Jerez, in Spain; Portugal’s Portimão and Mugello, in Italy.
Making like jet-setting factory riders, all these Fastrack enthusiasts had to do was pack their leathers and fly to Europe. Instead of hauling their bikes to the track, setting up their pits and fending for themselves, once arriving at each circuit, they were escorted to the bikes they reserved. These racetrack-ready motorcycles were on bike stands, equipped with warm race tires and ready to roll.Fastrack customer, Aaron Ascher, from Corona, California, an expert racer and former WERA West champion, summed it up best: “This trip was just the beginning of my bucket list. Now I want to ride all of the MotoGP tracks!”Fastrack’s hands-on owner, Imad Samhat, was pleased to announce that the inaugural European Track Experience was a resounding success with zero crashes: “I’d like to thank our amazing customers for keeping all the bikes rubber-side-down while going fast and having a great time. We’ve received many requests to do it again next year and are already planning the second-annual trip. We look forward to continue providing customers with life-lasting Fastrack experiences.”Due to past experience at foreign circuits, as well as his fluency in Portuguese and Italian, Fastrack instructor Ademar Nunes was the ringleader. “It wasn’t easy but I enjoyed pulling together the pieces for this trip. I’d ridden these circuits before, but it was incredible to share the experience — on and off the track — with an amazing group of guys who have become great friends.”Fastrack Riders Academy & Apex Club is the official motorcycle trackday organization at Auto Club Speedway. Known since 1989 as Fastrack Riders, the Academy and Apex Club monikers were added this year to better reflect its unique educational and extracurricular activities that make every day a multi-layered event for sportbikers to enjoy in an open, friendly, club-like atmosphere.Fastrack is hosting 25 motorcycle trackdays in 2016. New for this year is Fastrack on 4 Wheels, a weekend for sports car drivers in December that will wrap up another great season.Fastrack Riders & Apex Club 2016 Schedule
June 24 – 26: Motorcycle Trackdays, Auto Club Speedway
July 22 – 24: Motorcycle Trackdays, Auto Club Speedway
September 16 – 18: Motorcycle Trackdays, Auto Club Speedway
October 21 – 23: Motorcycle Trackdays, Auto Club Speedway
November 26 – 27: Motorcycle Trackdays, Auto Club Speedway
December 10 – 11: Fastrack on 4 Wheels Sports Car Trackdays
Join the Club & Get On The GasTo reserve a spot at upcoming track days, get on the gas with the Fastrack Riders Academy and gather more in-depth information about the Apex Club’s many unique programs and special events, please visit FastrackRiders.info and its 50-question FAQ page. Then, become an engaged member of the community by liking Fastrack’s Facebook page and following the happenings on its YouTube, Instagram and Twitter feeds.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!