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FUEL CLEVELAND PRESENTS MAMA TRIED’S FLAT OUT FRIDAY AT THE WOLSTEIN CENTER ON JULY 27

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(CLEVELAND – May 4, 2018) – Fuel Cleveland presents Mama Tried Motorcycle Show’s Flat Out Friday, an indoor, flat track, motorcycle race, on July 27th at the Wolstein Center. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Wolstein Center Ticket Office or http://www.wolsteincenter.com/event/flat-out-friday/.

Flat Out Friday is an indoor, flat track, motorcycle race on a Dr. Pepper soda syrup surface. Competing in nine classes, sign up is now open for Brakeless, Open Amateur, Youth, Open Vintage, MadDawg, Women, Pro, Hooligan and Goofball.banner

The Fuel Cleveland motorcycle show takes place the following day on Saturday, July 28 2018. Fuel Cleveland is a free and family-friendly event showcasing world-class custom and rare motorcycles and motorcycle related photography, paintings and artwork. The show takes place from noon until 8 p.m. at the Hamilton Collaborative 5401 Hamilton Ave. Cleveland OH 44114. All Fuel Cleveland show information can be found at http://www.fuelcleveland.com

Registration for all race classes is open to the public. Registration forms and an updated list of registered riders can be found at http://www.flatoutfriday.com/. You must pre-register to race and a list of registration fees can be found at the web site.

In connection with the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show, Flat Out Friday premiered in February 2016 with a record- breaking crowd of over 8,000. Prior to the inaugural Flat Out Friday, Milwaukee had not witnessed a race of this sort since 1980.

Racers have included American Motorcycle Association Pros Parker Lange, Cole Fealy, Christian Johnson and Dan Jacobson. Hooligan riders included Harley-Davidson Motor Company riders Scott Jones, Brandon Gonzalez, Mark Atkins and Chris Wiggins arriving from California.

AMA Pro Racing and Dunlop Motorcycle Tires announce three-year partnership for American Flat Track

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2016) – AMA Pro Racing and Dunlop Motorcycle Tires are excited to announce a renewed, multi-year partnership with the recently-rebranded American Flat Track series. Dunlop will hold the exclusive category rights as Official Motorcycle Tire Supplier for the series and will extend their support into the marketing, competition and broadcast efforts over the next three years.2

“Dunlop has more than proven their dedication to motorcycle sport over the years, and we are proud to expand our partnership with them,” said Michael Lock, CEO of AMA Pro Racing. “Starting in 2017, Dunlop will put more money into the paddock by substantially increase their contingency. This shows just how much they care about the paddock and how serious they are about joining us as partners as we build a bright new future for the sport.”

Starting in 2017, Dunlop will increase their per-race contingency payout to riders by nearly 300% and will pay contingency in both the AFT Twins and AFT Singles classes. At select rounds for the AFT Twins class, the tire manufacturer will begin to offer two rear tire options, giving each rider the opportunity to select their preferred compound.

The tire choices selected by each rider will be featured in an all-new pre-race “Tire Talk” segment during live broadcasts on FansChoice.tv. These editorial pieces will also explain the technology and performance characteristics of Dunlop tires through feature content and interviews with American Flat Track riders and Dunlop representatives.

“Dunlop’s commitment to motorcycle racing reaches all disciplines of the sport, and we’re especially proud to be the official tire of American Flat Track,” said Mike Buckley, Dunlop Motorcycle’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Flat Track racing is a uniquely American sport, and it aligns perfectly with Dunlop’s position as the only brand developing and manufacturing motorcycle tires in America—including the DT3 flat track tire. We applaud AMA Pro’s dedication to growing the sport of Flat Track racing, and we’re thrilled to extend our official tire relationship with the series for three more years.”

As a thank you to the fans, Dunlop will give back through social media giveaways awarding lucky winners with Dunlop Tire Certificates. These giveaways will allow fans to experience the true #RideDunlop experience, equipping them with the same rubber that the super stars of American Flat Track compete on every weekend.

The Dunlop Fan Walk will once again take place at every round in 2017, and fans will now know where to enter the paddock by looking for the new Dunlop Arch. Once inside the paddock, fans will have the chance to meet the top dirt-track motorcycle riders in the world, as well as the tire specialists who engineer the latest tire technology driving every rider on the circuit.

For more information on Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, please visit http://www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com/.

How to Watch:
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.
About American Flat Track:

American 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 American Flat Track, please visit www.amaproracing.com/flat-track, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or live stream the on-track action on FansChoice.tv.

About AMA Pro Racing:
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Austin-Powered: Mees Gains Retribution in The Harley-Davidson Lone Star Half-Mile

unnamed2AUSTIN, TX (April 9, 2016) – Jared Mees (No. 1 Harley-Davidson 750) earned a tough victory at the inaugural Harley-Davidson Lone Star Half-Mile at Circuit of The Americas Saturday night. Mees faced disappointment in last year’s Summer X Games in Austin but won the 25-lap Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines class race over No. 27 Robert Pearson (Harley-Davidson 750). Mees charged the pack after Brad Baker (No. 6 Harley-Davidson 750) was forced to leave the track due to technical difficulties on lap seven and was challenged again when a red flag with five laps to go turned Round 3 of the AMA Pro Flat Track season into a five-lap shootout. No. 69 Sammy Halbert (Harley-Davidson 750) was third.

“You go into every race just wanting to win, but this place owed me big time,” Mees said.

Mees locked in his main event placement with a third-place finish in the second heat race and kept the momentum going into the main. He took the lead on lap 8 and never relented, which earned him the McElroy Packaging “Lucky 13 Award” in front of a packed house of both American and International spectators. The Michigan native took home the Öhlins “Fastest Lap Award,” as well and was pleased with the victory.

“I don’t know if I had anything for Brad,” Mees said. “I’d just settled into my groove and I don’t know if I could have run him down. At the red flag, I thought, ‘Don’t do this to me, you owe me.’ It was really good to win. I needed this for the confidence after I had a so-so Daytona. The credit goes to the team. We relate very, very well. They never let me down.”

Pearson fought with Halbert for position and placed second, making it his best finish in his career and first-ever podium.

“We had a good shot at winning,” Pearson said. “The bike worked well all day so to get second and improve on my best finish is awesome.”

After winning Round 1 at the DAYTONA Flat Track and having a podium finish in Round 2, Halbert has added another stage-finish here at COTA.

“I did not get a very good start and was back in the pack,” Halbert said. “It was hairy back there especially with the hole in turn three and guys going everywhere. I had some big moments but I found my line. I was charging in turns one and two and made up some spots. On the restart, I got up to second briefly but “Bugs” made a good move and I had to go inside on the berm in turn three. I was happy to get on the box and keep my podium streak alive.”

Baker led the early laps until a machine problem took him out of contention.

“It’s tough to fall out of a race but when you’re leading it at the same time,” Baker said. “It’s racing and things happen but that doesn’t make it less upsetting. We’ll come back stronger next time and move on.”

No. 80 Stevie Bonsey finished fourth, while DAYTONA Flat Track Round 2 winner, No. 5 Jake Johnson was next. No. 66 Dominic Colindres led last year’s X Games winner No. 42 Bryan Smithand No. 73 Doug Lawrence.

In the GNC2 16-lap main event, No. 14A Andrew Luker (Honda CRF450R) collected the victory in a true bar-to-bar, single-cylinder match over the “flying tomato” No. 36B Kolby Carlile (Honda CRF450R). No. 99J Kevin Stollings (Honda CRF450R) secured his first-ever podium with a third-place finish.

“It was pretty awesome to come to Austin and get a win,” Luker said. “I haven’t been on the podium in a while. Being smooth and dodging the holes (was the key). Going into three and four was pretty crazy. It’s the first time I have ridden this bike and I’d say it works pretty good.”

Luker has now added two wins under his belt with the first being Round 2 of the 2015 DAYTONA Flat Track.

Preceding the GNC2 main event, the front-runners in the heat races were No. 12Y John Vanderlaanand Luker, while No. 26E Dylan Morin secured the Last Chance Qualifier.

Veteran Joe Kopp won the Roland Sands Design Super Hooligans class, using a wide line to take the victory over Roland Sands. Kopp took the lead with two laps to go in a race that was stopped twice. Shawn Guarded earned third place.

“I was a sandbagger tonight,” Kopp said. “But I think it was an awesome thing to race in this class.”

How to Watch:
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.


About AMA Pro Flat Track:

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.

About AMA Pro Racing:
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.comunnamed1