2013 AMA Pro Flat Track Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by DogBoy, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. kirk69er

    kirk69er Been here awhile

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    van & chopper show in LA.
    weather was warm &
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    #12baker H-D wins the championship
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  2. kirk69er

    kirk69er Been here awhile

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    lvscrvs Been here awhile

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  4. Av8rPaul

    Av8rPaul Have bike will travel

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    I'm watching too. And the nice thing is you don't have to listen to some TV guy try to explain suspension set up or other dribble.
  5. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Me too.
  6. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    This is a Hell of a Main for the Expert Twins! Nailbiter for the win and championship.
  7. r77toy

    r77toy Been here awhile

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    Some of the best racing we've seen, 4 and 5 wide.
  8. kirk69er

    kirk69er Been here awhile

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    flat track finals at pomona results are..
    .baker H-D 1st
    ..smith KAW 2nd
    ...bauman SUZ 3rd
    wow, just wow.
    what a beautiful joint to watch a national. the place was near capacity for what i thought, and baker confirmed, was the best race of the season.
    nail biter all the way. and after halbert lowsided going into 2 and the 10 lap ..fight to the finish, i though #2 koolbeth had a legit shot at grabbing a podium.
    not to be. was a special treat to see the kid bauman wrestle the suzuki around #1 mees to grab a third place. was also special after baker made
    his way to the podium, to see mees walk up and give baker his number one plate. what a show. highlight of the night, among many, was #10
    johnny lewis run that triumph. he had something for em. he was leading the field during the last chance qualifer and went into 1 high and wide.
    To wide. layed her down, picked her up. let the field pass and tore off to finish in 6th and make the last position in the final.. butt,
    without a doubt. the star of the show was the kid from washington state. what a champion.
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    picture of second round practice group restart ..#1o johnny lewis ona fast triumph rocked the joint..
    speedway races.. this friday night.. pirate speedway.. san bernardino california.
  9. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Seeing Baker completely out of the seat in turn 2 and not only save it but race back to the front was damned impressive. Great race and a well-earned championship for Baker and his team.
  10. vee2win

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    Agree, almost threw the year away, but damn. How about Lewis going down, pick it up and transfer...One great night of racing. Baker earned it, and deserves it.
  11. stk0308

    stk0308 Long timer

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    A great night of racing. I was glad to be reminded of AMA Pro's streaming simulcast. Congrats to the 2 new AMA flat track champions!

    The speedway bikes were not as exciting as they should have been. But bloody fast!
  12. Av8rPaul

    Av8rPaul Have bike will travel

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    +1 on the livestream. Great racing for sure, 12 was gonna get the championship or nothing! Being a Scrambler rider I was rooting hard for Lewis and Martin. Lewis was definitely on the gas and I concur, to throw it away in turn 2 pick it up and make the main was awesome! Looking forward to next year already.
  13. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    If "Live Streaming" was good, I have to say, it was the best flattrack racing I've seen since the '70s. It was AWESOME being there in the stands at the end of the front shoot! And yes, Brad Baker is super-human to have gotten control of the bike back after the horn dance between 1 and 2!
  14. vee2win

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    Check out "Flat track Live" for great videos et al from Pomona.
  15. DogBoy

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    http://www.cyclenews.com/589/22521/Racing-Article/Howerton-Motorsports-Calls-It-Quits.aspx

    No mention of Shayna Texter who was also sponsored by Crosley Radio. I'm left wondering if Crosley Radio will continue to support AMA Pro Flat Track with another team.

    Bummed to see Howerton Motosports leave. The bike was fast, beautiful and everything about the operation was very professional. Hope Bryan Smith finds a good seat for next year.
  16. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    well that about sucks!! hopefully he'll land on another kawi, he does seem to go good on them!
  17. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Today Yamaha introduced a 689cc parallel twin with a 270 degree crank. No word yet on whether its coming to the US market.

    Another low-cost engine option for Expert Twins?
  18. Calkins

    Calkins On Any Sunday...

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    And Harley came out with 500 and 750 liquid twins. Same deal, Basic and Expert Twins???
  19. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    maybe, but only if they make some horsepower, or at least have the potential to make horsepower. no mention on how much the motor weighs, but since the bike is fairly light, I bet the motor weighs less than a sportster.
  20. PeteN95

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    But with a 60 degree V, it probably has the weight further back than a sportster or a Kaw?