2017 American Flat Track Thread (Formerly known as AMA Pro Flat Track)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by randomride, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. old17p

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    I personally know of TT tracks that had neither a jump nor a right hand turn. They were however irregular shaped "not a true oval", and had an
    elevation change.
  2. ossadmr

    ossadmr Been here awhile

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    Smith is the 2017 # 1, I have pulled for him several years, he came out of Daytona in great shape but the half miles and tt hurt his efforts. He is a good rider along with meese baker robengson halbert johnston
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  3. JN3n

    JN3n Been here awhile

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    Keep an eye on Davis Fisher this year. #67.
    He is going to be on his own bikes and should be a contender.
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  4. never2old4fun

    never2old4fun Been here awhile

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    Your description sounds similar to some of the old scrambles tracks I ran on when I started racing amateur, but even most of those had at least a short dog leg to the right.:-)
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  5. ossadmr

    ossadmr Been here awhile

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    Yes he rode his heart out on the water cooled Harley. There are several riders to watch for next year but you can't call them experts or gnc1, only pro single or pro tween, don't sound right. I do like the single class having yellow back ground number plates with black numbers, all letters are gone
  6. old17p

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    Find an old AMA rule book. It only says the track must be of irregular shape to be a TT
  7. randomride

    randomride Motorcycle Junkie

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    Yes. Right hand turn and at least one jump.
  8. randomride

    randomride Motorcycle Junkie

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    Think of it as a modern day Indy car racing at Indy and it was still paved with bricks. There comes a point in time when the racecar exceeds the capabilities of the track.

    That's where we're at with Peoria. The capabilities of the modern day flat track bike exceeds the track design. All the great race tracks have changed to keep up with the vehicles that run on them. It's time PMC steps up and puts rider safety as their highest priority.
  9. bikerfish

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    Same reason superbikes don't run at a lot of tracks they used to.
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  10. Foot dragger

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    Techniclly speaking Smith IS the best rider,he has the #1 plate on the bike so sometime during the last year he beat everyone else enough to win National #1.

    Harley has the XR750,fragile and expensive to race,on some tracks the Kawis blow by the XR's. Probably more so on a TT track,a Kawi must be more nimble then a XR75O. I dont know what Harley would come up with this year or even next to replace the XR or the clunker Street Twin.

    Baker was very happy to get away from the factory Harley ride,one explosion after the other. (I think Brad can smoke the field on a Fast Bike that holds together)
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    But Peoria is changing the layout so if its approved and is workable.............seems like racing as usual would occur.
  12. ossadmr

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    On your baker quote, has anyone said meese fell a Woodstock because the motor locked up and spit him off. did they want to keep it silent about the motor?
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    Randomride might know,hes the one in the know on this stuff.
  14. ossadmr

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    where are you coming from, what dirt tracks have changed to keep up? Your indy talk reminds me of someone stating a paper cup can stop a nascar race but look what the motorcycles have to race om, Santa Rosa. The cusion walls are great at some tracks.
  15. ossadmr

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    You seem to be top dog , do you feel the Daytona tt will be safe? Your diagram of the track is long straight aways and very tight turns on 750es racing on sand, or rehashed motorcross track that will not hold together. The track is to be built, but is approved, come on man!!!
  16. PeteN95

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    How about the Monaco GP with F1 cars, they're still doing it!?
  17. PeteN95

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    +1 :clap
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  18. Trackster12

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    They have traction control,,, I wonder if those horse tracks would hold up better with it?? We know that Marquez' Honda did better than Bakers brake pedal,,,
  19. ossadmr

    ossadmr Been here awhile

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    I love your "if you ain't slinin, you ain't ridin". Do you feel we have mile road races or flattrack? The only slidin you see these days is at short track and they do away with the greatest race in March. Brakes and tires are the problem!
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  20. Foot dragger

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    Most any Blue Groove track has usually been about drifting rather then broadsliding,there are still some cushion tracks being run where sideways is the rule.
    Jared and his wife Nicole promote one,there are others.
    Flattrack like any sport changes as it goes,they arent going back to no brakes and antique tires any time soon. Running the Twins everywhere may or may not work out but some people think its worth a shot.

    I must be in the minority that thinks real shorttrack racing is a great show,with real shorttrack bikes, not on a 1/4 mile.
    Its been one of the disciplines of Flattrack for a long time but has gone by the wayside.
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