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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2015) - To riders and fans alike, the Springfield Mile is the crown jewel of the AMA Pro Flat Track schedule every year, and this Labor Day weekend will be no exception. Top guns in the premier Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines class will face off against one another at the Illinois State Fairgrounds for the second time in 2015, only this time, the stakes will be much higher.

Bryan Smith enters the weekend with a boatload of confidence and a motorcycle full of horsepower. The No. 42 Crosley Radio Kawasaki pilot is coming fresh off of a Charlotte Half-Mile win and has planted himself well within striking distance of the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines points lead with only four rounds to go.

Smith, notorious for dominating his opponents on Mile circuits, will be licking his chops come Sunday when the lights go green in Springfield. Thanks to his stellar performance in Charlotte, he now sits just six points behind arch rival Jared Mees in the standings, 158-152.

As excited as Smith may be for this Sunday's race, Mees might be even more amped for it. The No. 1 Las Vegas Harley-Davidson pilot and defending Grand National Champion tailed Smith by milliseconds for the duration of last weekend's main event in Charlotte before his XR-750 let him down on the final lap. The resulting 17th place finish caused him to forfeit his stranglehold on the top position in the point standings. Adding fuel to the fire, Smith topped Mees in the first running of the Springfield Mile in May.

Although the rivalry between Smith and Mees is mouthwatering, there are a number of other GNC1 competitors putting together impressive seasons as well.

The name of the game for Sammy Halbert in 2015 has been consistency. The No. 69 Briggs Auto Kawasaki rider has finished inside the top nine in all 10 AMA Pro Flat Track rounds so far, including a fourth-place effort at Springfield in May. The Graham, Wash., product sits third in the standings heading into the weekend with 140 points.

Three-time Grand National Champion Kenny Coolbeth Jr. will look to put his No. 2 Zanotti Racing Harley-Davidson atop the box at Springfield on Sunday after running strong in Charlotte. The Morris, Conn., native sits fourth in the point standings and has performed well on the Mile throughout the course of his career.

Perhaps an underdog to wreak havoc this Sunday is Brandon Robinson. The No. 44 Latus Motors Racing Triumph rider will try to pick up where he left off last time he competed on a Mile, which was in Sacramento where he finished second behind Smith. Robinson sits fifth in the GNC1 point standings.

Putting together his finest season yet is 20-year-old Briar Bauman. The young gun has proven time and time again that he has what it takes to run with the big boys, as he has recorded two podiums so far in 2015 and sits sixth in the GNC1 point standings. Bauman will navigate through traffic on Sunday aboard the No. 14 Hart Racing Kawasaki.

Filling in for the injured Brad Baker aboard the No. 5 Factory Harley-Davidson, Jake Johnson looked great at Charlotte all the way up until the night's main event. The two-time champ finished eighth in his first race back on a twin since 2014. The main event didn't tell the full story, however, as Johnson finished second in his heat and third in the Dash for Cash. Look for the New Jersey native to put together a strong performance at Springfield this Sunday.

Two-time DAYTONA 200 winner Danny Eslick is expected to be the wildcard of the bunch in Springfield. The multi-discipline rider with extensive road racing accolades earned his national number after qualifying for the GNC1 main event at Charlotte. The Oklahoman plans to enter the Springfield Mile aboard a Kawasaki from the Bill Werner Racing stable.

An unfortunate occurrence happened last weekend at the Australian Dirt Track Championships when Troy Bayliss crashed and suffered an injury that will sideline his AMA Pro Flat Track aspirations once again. The three-time World Superbike Champion was planning to ride the No. 21L Lloyd Brothers Ducati at the Springfield Mile on Sunday, but due to his injuries, he will not make the scheduled trip across the pond.

The 25-lap Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines Main Event from the Springfield Mile is slated for a 4:00 p.m. CT start time on Sunday, September 6.

The future of AMA Pro Flat Track competition rests in the talent pool developing in the GNC2 ranks, and the current ace of this class is none other than 17-year-old Davis Fisher.

In just his second year competing professionally, Fisher has taken the competition by storm. Not only is he leading by a whopping 27 points in the GNC2 standings after 10 rounds, but he is doing so despite a few miscues that have resulted in three main event finishes outside the top 10. Fisher won the Memorial Day running of the Springfield Mile earlier this year and will be looking for his third win of the season when he mounts his No. 67M Parkinson Brothers Racing Kawasaki at Springfield on Sunday.

After edging out Fisher and earning his first-career AMA Pro Flat Track win last round at Charlotte, Bronson Bauman now sits second in the GNC2 point standings. The 18-year-old has landed on the podium in three of the last four rounds and will look to carry over that momentum to Springfield aboard his No. 30Z Lombardi's Harley-Davidson machine.

Dan Bromley, entered to ride the No. 54A Bill Werner Racing Kawasaki, Jamison Minor, pilot of the No. 27U Roy Built Kawasaki, and J.R. Addison, No. 24F Smith Racing Kawasaki rider, round out the top five in points in the GNC2 class, respectively.

The Springfield Mile on Sunday, Sept. 6, will be the fifth of six scheduled events that GNC2 riders are to compete on twin-cylinder motorcycles, with the last one being the Roar on the Shore in Delaware on Sept. 19.

For tickets and information regarding this Sunday's Springfield Mile, fans are encouraged to call 217-632-0277 or 217-753-8866 and like the Springfield Mile Facebook page. The Springfield Mile will honor Neil Keen and his tuner, Dennis Mahan, during Opening Ceremonies. Keen's race bikes will also be on display at the event.
Live streaming action from the Springfield Mile will begin with practice and qualifying at 11:15 a.m. ET (8:15 a.m. PT), followed by the Pre-Race Show at 1:15 p.m. ET (10:15 a.m. PT). Opening Ceremonies will kick off the day's racing action at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT) with the GNC2 Main Event scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT) and the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines Main Event slated to go green at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT). Fans that can't make it to the event can catch all of the live streaming action on FansChoice.tv at http://www.fanschoice.tv/watch-live/ama/flat-track.

FansChoice.tv is the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Flat Track events. The site also provides coverage of IMSA's development and single-make series, and NASCAR's touring and weekly series. Catch all the action at http://www.FansChoice.tv.

AMA Pro Flat Track is the world's premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track, please visit www.amaproracing.com/ft/, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or live stream the on-track action on FansChoice.tv.







Congratulations Charlotte winners Bronson Bauman and Bryan Smith







SCFTA Perris Round 8

August 15th, 2015

Link to Photos and results




The total purse was raised to $75,000 on August 18, with an additional contribution from 

Terry and Nancy Otton/Ramspur Winery of $15K for the Digger Helm/Ramspur Winery 

Pro Main Events. Eddie is still waiting to hear about the water approval.




http://eddiemulderswcvdts.com/







The “Bultaco Astro Cup Club Organization"

To:  All the “Astro Cup” and “Astro Challenge” riders, owners, tuners, sponsors, participants, semi official “Cup Fun Club” members, as well as all Dirt Track fans and followers of this great annual “Astro Cup Championship” race event, parking lot / camp ground party, get together, swap meet and or happening.

Subject:  The sixth (6th) Annual “Astro Cup Championship”, race, gathering, and or party is right on track to be bigger and better than ever for several reasons.

Reason #1.  This annual “Astro Cup Championship” and all that it brings has found the perfect home for it’s annual event / events during the IMDA sponsored, AMA / GNC Mile National weekend, held every year on Labor Day weekend (near the end of the summer) at the world famous Springfield Mile Dirt Track located on the Illinois state fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. with this years Labor Day events falling on September 5th & 6th.

*Saturday Morning September 5th is the Steve Nace (SNR) produced and AMA sanctioned “Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series” held on the fairgrounds short track.  (Link to pre enter below) 

http://stevenaceracing.com/mcatv.html
*Saturday Afternoon & Night September 5th is the Steve Nace (SNR) produced AMA sanctioned “All Star National Flat Track Series” held on the fairgrounds short track.  (Link to pre enter below) 

http://www.stevenaceracing.com/allstar.html
* Also on that same Saturday September 5th schedule of events is the annual “Astro Cup Championship” along with the (new for this year) “Astro Challenge”.  (Link to pre enter either or both below) 

http://www.stevenaceracing.com/allstar.html
* Sunday September 6th is the big AMA / GNC Springfield Mile National Championship race on the world famous Springfield Mile Dirt Track.
Reason #2.  This years addition of the new “Astro Challenge” race in order to include other riders, owners, tuners, and sponsors with their many other brands of similar vintage, single cylinder, air cooled, two strokes to compete with and challenge the Bultaco powered Astros for the win in their own special annual event.  (please read the rules carefully)
Reason #3.  This year there will be a BIG SURPRISE for everyone with the addition of a very special “Invitational Dash For Cash” with surprise retired Grand National Champions from the past all racing “Balls To The Wall” against each other during that September 5th Saturday night’s short track events.  Don’t miss this one or you will regret it BIG TIME!!!
Reason #4.  Because there are no races on Friday this year we are actually considering a Friday camp ground / parking lot party, cook out, swap meet, happing, etc., etc.  Please give us your thoughts and input on this.

Link to Rules and Mission statement

Astro Cup Facebook page




Jethro Memorial Page  

     Link



SCFTA Perris Round 7

July 25th, 2015

Link to Photos and Results






SCFTA Perris Round 5

June 20th, 2015

Link to Photos and Results








Results and Photos









Bryan Smith wins Harley-Davidson Flat Track Racing at X Games gold! 


http://www.amaproracing.com/ft/

Harley-Davidson Moto X Flat Track Results

1. Bryan Smith

2. Sammy Halbert

3. Brad Baker

4. Johnny Lewis

5. Jake Johnson

6. Briar Bauman

7. Dough Lawrence

8. Mikey Martin

9. Kenny Coolbeth, Jr.

10. Michael Kirkness

11. Jared Mees

12. Brandon Robinson




SCFTA Perris Round 4

May 15th, 2015

Link to Photos and results






SCFTA Perris Round 2

April 18th, 2015

Link to Photos and results






Trailblazers 71st Annual Banquet
April 11th, 2015



2015 Banquet Photos      Bike Show Photo



SCFTA Perris Round 1

March 28, 2015

Link to Photos and results







February 14th - PROS




Kayl Kolkman 98, lead the first few laps until he got sideways and Sammy tagged him and they both went down.





Mike Rush 54, lead the restart until he was black flagged for his pipe hanging off the bike.





Sammy and Davis Fisher 67m, had a great race, passing each other until Fisher pulled away in the closing laps.



Look close, Sammy is on the outside!










Cal Expo GNC





           

Castle Rock, Washington     August 2nd, 2014


Castle Rock Experts - August 2nd, 2014

Castle Rock Pro Singles - August 2nd, 2014

Castle Rock Nite Before - Twins & Singles - August 1st, 2014







Added new Street Trackers

Street Tracker Index Page


    

         

            
                   
      

Greg Owen Interviews



 http://www.youtube.com/ Jim McMurren



http://www.youtube.com/ Dan Rouit





Don LaRue's New Web Site of National Numbers

http://www.amanationalnumber.com





    

Old VFT Photos from home page




2015 Events & Results


Del Mar Short Track

February 14

 SCFTA Round 1 Perris

March 28

Trailblazers Banquet

April 11


 SCFTA Round 2 Perris

April 18

SCFTA Round 4 Perris

May 15


Cal Expo GNC

May 30

Cal Expo CFTA Vintage - Amature


May 31


SCFTA Round 5 Perris

June 20




Nicky At Perris

February 13



2014 Events & Results


SCFTA Round 1 Perris

February 15

SCFTA Round 3 Perris


March 15

San Jose Indoor

March 29


Trailblazers Banquet

April 5

SCFTA Round 4 Perris

April 5th


SCFTA Round 5 Perris

May 17

SCFTA   Round 7 Perris

July 26


Cal Expo GNC

July 26

Castle Rock

August 1

Castle Rock

August 2


Castle Rock

August 2

SCFTA   Round 8 Perris

August 23

SCFTA   Round 10 Perris


October 10
Speedway -World Championship

October 11
SCFTA   Round 11 Perris

November 8


2013 Events & Results


WCFTS    Las Vegas


January 11th and 12th


SCFTA   Awards


February 3

SCFTA   Round 1 & 2


February 16 and 17th


SCFTA   Round 3

March 9th


Trailblazers Banquet

April 6th

SCFTA   Round 4

April 20th

Slideways Chowchilla

April 27th


WCVDTS Willow

May 5th

Slideways Chowchilla

May 10th

Spokane Speedway

May 15th


SCFTA   Round 5

May 18th

WCFTS Lodi

May 18th

Rouit Open House

May 19th

Hourseshoe Park - Arizona


June 1st


SCFTA   Round 6


June 22nd

WCDTS   Sacramento Mile

July 28


SCFTA   Round 7

July 20


Castle Rock GNC TT

August 3

SCFTA   Round 8

August 17


SCFTA   Round 9

September 21

SCFTA   Round 10

October 11


WCVDTS Willow

October 19 and 20


SCFTA   Round 11

November 9

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