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Harley-Davidson Wrecking Crew rider Jared Mees finished third in a classic Springfield Mile battle of AMA Pro Grand National Twins that saw a lead pack of up to 10 riders racing motorcycles elbow-to-elbow at 140 mph on the dirt oval at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Mees raced his Rogers Racing/Las Vegas H-D/Blue Springs H-D Harley-Davidson® XR750 motorcycle at the front for the entire race, which was won on a last-corner pass by Zanotti Racing/Moroneys H-D rider Kenny Coolbeth Jr., also on a Harley-Davidson XR750 motorcycle.
Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® Factory Team rider Brad Baker finished ninth after working his way up from a third-row start to catch the lead pack and run as high as seventh place. Baker finished fifth in his qualifying heat and won a semi-final heat to advance to the main.
“We raced hard today but a balky transmission set me back in the heat race,” said Baker, “It happened again at the start of the main and pretty much left me dead last. I had a good Harley under me otherwise and raced back to that lead group, but once you get up there it’s a lot of fast riders to pass. Just unfortunate for us but we are looking forward to the last two races out west.”
At the start of the 25-lap main, Crosley Radios/Villa-Esparza Kawasaki rider Bryan Smith led a pack of riders that included Coolbeth, Mees, Hot Shot Motors Kawasaki rider Jake Shoemaker, Don’s Kawasaki rider Henry Wiles and Jake Johnson on the Ramspur Winery/Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Kawasaki. Those six riders would race at the front for the first 15 laps, with Smith, Johnson, and Wiles each officially leading a lap and others taking the lead for parts of each lap as the riders tested the draft and track conditions.
By lap 20 Smith, Coolbeth, Mees and Shoemaker had opened a gap on the field and all seemed ready to let Smith lead until the last lap. It was Coolbeth who made the decisive move, taking an outside line in turn four to move around Mees and Smith and get a great drive down the front straight. Smith tried to draft past him on the run to the finish line but came up a wheel – or 0.010 seconds – short. Mees crossed the line just 0.140 seconds behind Coolbeth. Shoemaker was fourth, 0.363 seconds back.
“We all knew Smith was in the catbird seat on those last laps and decided to let him lead us to the end,” said Mees. “Kenny and I were a little faster than Bryan in the corners, so we had to hold back a bit and we both had the same idea at the end, which was to protect that outside line for a pass. But Kenny got there first and made a great move. I’m glad we were at the front and leave Springfield with some points to keep pace with Smith heading into the last two races.”
Earlier in the afternoon, Johnson won the four-lap Dash for Cash bonus sprint race.
With a pair of half-mile races left on the AMA Pro Grand National Twins schedule, Smith leads the series with 267 points. Mees is second with 254 points, followed by Johnson with 237 points and Coolbeth with 217 points. Baker is sixth with 169 points.
AMA Grand National Twins racing resumes on September 27 on the Calistoga Speedway half-mile in Calistoga, California.
KillaCycle Racing has just set a new electric motorcycle speed record at Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials – 240.726 mph (387.328 km/h):
“240.726 mph (387.328 km/h) in the flying mile, AMA record, Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, Bonneville Salt Flats, August 2014 (pending official certification by the AMA).”
Continuing the awareness campaign that hopefully will save lives of motorcyclists on the Tennessee roads.
Rogue and I just got back from a mostly back roads trip to Tennessee, where we attended the West Tennessee Valley Rally. It’s a 4 day motorcycle event, in the western TN town of Morris Chapel. Shiloh Battlegrounds, Buford Pusser’s Home, Pickwick Lake/Dam, Tennessee River, Natchez Trace Parkway, and the Rattlesnake Saloon are all within a reasonable riding distance from the rally location, and give you a lot of options of things to do when you are out in BFE!
While we were there – we met up with Jim “Rebel” Henderson, a Florida transplant to TN. Rebel has been up to some good (this time!!!), and hooked up with MAFT-Motorcycle Awareness Foundation of Tennessee, about 3 years ago. He has been presenting their CSAL course to local high schools, colleges, technical schools, and just about anyone that will listen to the presentation they call – Campaign Save a Life, and invited Rogue and I to tag along to a presentation later that week.
Well done Brian Klock! Brian set a new Bonneville National Land Speed Record on a 2008 Victory Hammer that was modified and made ready to race through the Pine Bush Helping With Horsepower Engineering Academy under the direction of Lloyd Greer of Lloydz Motorworkz in Pine Bush, New York! Two way average of 173.223 MPH was confirmed in the non-faired class they ran in. Read more about the bike, the record, and the program on their Facebook page, at www.bikestarz.org, on the Helping With Horsepower Facebook page, and our Klock Werks Facebook page.
The 2014 Sturgis Rally is over, and with winter on the horizon many face the prospect of parking their bikes until spring. But there are options for those who would like to feel the wind and the rumble this winter. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has partnered with EagleRider to present an opportunity for an open-road experience after snow has forced most Northern riders to garage their bikes. EagleRider is offering six Buffalo-Chip-branded tours from Los Angeles, along the coast of the famed Baja Pennisula, to sunny Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Buffalo Chip President Rod “Woody” Woodruff and his wife, Carol, will be guest leaders for the first tour leaving from Los Angeles on Oct. 26, 2014.
“As the Rally winds down each year, I realize so many of my friends had come for the party, but I was so busy that I didn’t have time to spend with them,” said Woodruff. “I want to experience the thrill of the ride, the company of friends and some beautiful scenery, just like our guests do when traveling to the Buffalo Chip each year. These tours seem like a perfect way to have that experience, which is why we partnered with EagleRider to offer Buffalo Chip branded rides. I’m also excited to join this tour because it gives me a real level of comfort to join a ride organized by such an experienced group of riders.”
will offer riders on the Buffalo Chip Baja tours their choice of a new motorcycle, a chase vehicle for luggage, hotel
and more on each eight-day, seven-night tour from Los Angeles to Cabo, as well as on nine-day tours leaving from Cabo and returning to Los Angeles. Each rider also receives a special, custom riding jacket as a souvenir of the ride.
“We chose accommodations along the route for these tours that fit with the culture of the ride,” said Shawn Fetcher, VP of Brand Experience for EagleRider. “The Buffalo Chip rides are all about the camaraderie and experience along the way. We will visit small restaurants, have some margaritas and eat fresh salsa while listening to a local guitar band. By the time the ride ends you will have made some new life-long friends.”
The Baja Peninsula is touted as one of the last frontiers in North America, and it offers a scenic coastal ride on well-maintained highways through small beachside villages and saguaro-riddled desert. The tours are backed by the Baja Tourism Board and bilingual guides are provided.
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Dan Parker got his official FIM Land Speed Record in the 85cc single cylinder 2 stroke cycle car class today at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials with a two way average of 62.05 MPH! I believe Dan is the first blnid person to set an official Land Speed Record without any other human assistance. Big Congratulations to Dan and his Crew!