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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 7, 2020) – As anticipation climbs for the 2020 season of American Flat Track, Coolbeth-Nila Racing makes an announcement sure to turn the tide of the inaugural AFT SuperTwins season. Making his debut on the Indian Motorcycle FTR750, Sammy Halbert will pilot the Coolbeth-Nila machine in 2020.
“We are really excited to get the season started,” said Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. of Coolbeth-Nila Racing. “We have made a lot of major improvements to the bikes, and combine that with Sammy’s drive to win, and I feel like we will be up front and contending for wins. Our team owner John Wise has put a lot into the program within the last couple of months to make sure that Sammy will be set up to be a major contender in the SuperTwins class.”
Arguably one of the most versatile riders on the circuit, Halbert has scored a victory on each of the four types of AFT tracks. With thirteen career premier class victories to his name, Halbert is excited and optimistic about his transition to the multi-championship-winning FTR750.
“I’m honored to have Kenny Coolbeth choose me to ride for him, especially after having raced with him in the AFT series since 2005,” said Halbert. “We’ve had a lot of great battles on the track over the years, which makes it that much more special to combine our efforts and talents to take on the competition. I’m excited to see what I can do on a bike that’s already a proven winner. With the full support of this team behind me, and our growing list of partners including Roof Systems of Dallas, Texas, I am looking forward to great things this year.”
Tickets for the first-ever doubleheader – DAYTONA 200 and DAYTONA TT
– at the legendary Daytona International Speedway are on sale now. Watch both historic motorcycle racing events during Bike Week at DAYTONA for just $25 when you purchase an advance General Admission ticket online. Get yours at www.americanflattrack.com
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AFT Singles will compete Friday evening in addition to Saturday’s full AFT race program.
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 12, 2020) – American Flat Track announced today an Independence Day weekend of epic proportions. Its 2020 New York Short Track event at Weedsport Speedway will include Friday night AFT Singles racing, camping, pre-party and Fourth of July fun for the entire family.
The weekend will kick off with a Friday night event to include the ever-exciting AFT Singles class as well as amateur races as part of the Flat Track Futures series. The Friday festivities will include a fan zone with activities for children and an open paddock hour where fans can meet their favorite athletes. Tickets to the Friday night event will be $15 and can be purchased at www.americanflattrack.com
Saturday’s program will feature the AFT Singles once again, but joined by the AFT Production Twins and premier AFT SuperTwins classes for its third year of bar-to-bar high-speed New York Short Track action. This year’s event will include even more vendors, a revamped Kids Zone and live music to keep the Independence Day crowd entertained into the evening.
Camping will once again be available for fans looking to bring family and friends down for a real party weekend at the races.
A variety of ticketing options are now available for the 2020 New York Short Track weekend, including the lowest price for advanced Saturday General Admission ever: just $25. Saturday’s event will have Trackside Seating with all-day Paddock Access
allowing the most-immersive fan experience. For the premium viewing option, fans are encouraged to check out the VIP Experience
including food, beverage and access to an exclusive observation deck outside Turn 4 of the racetrack. Furthermore, all VIP passholders have all-day paddock access included with admission. Explore all the options and customize your Independence Day race weekend at www.americanflattrack.com
American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2020 season with the first-ever DAYTONA 200 and DAYTONA TT Doubleheader
at Daytona International Speedway
. It all kicks off at the peak of Daytona Bike Week on Saturday, March 14, 2020
. Tickets start at just $35 online and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com
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Ricky Howerton Named Crew Chief of Three-Rider Super Twins Team with Riders Bryan Smith, Jared Vanderkooi and Dalton Gauthier
MILWAUKEE (December 5, 2019) – The Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Racing Team will add former champions Ricky Howerton and Bryan Smith to its effort on the 2020 American Flat Track (AFT) SuperTwins series. Howerton will lead the team as crew chief, responsible for all technical aspects of tuning and set-up of the Harley-Davidson® XG750R competition motorcycles prepared by partner Vance & Hines Motorsports. Smith, the 2016 AMA Grand National flat track champion, brings veteran leadership to a talented team of riders including Jared Vanderkooi and Dalton Gauthier.
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Hines Claims His Record Sixth Title and 10th Championship for Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle drag racing team
POMONA, Calif. (November 17, 2019) – Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines was crowned the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing champion following a day of drama at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. After fouling in the first round of eliminations on Sunday, Hines watched from the pits as the two other contenders for the championship advanced to the semi-finals before also being eliminated, leaving Hines with the points he needed to wrap up a dominating season with his sixth NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle title and the 10th championship for the Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines team. Continue reading ANDREW HINES AND HARLEY-DAVIDSON WIN NHRA PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
AFT Returns to Fan Favorites OKC and Charlotte Half-Mile
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