American Motorcycle Dealer AMD 224 March 2018 - Page 14

2018 Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series 11-round series to provide exciting racing in six states Proving that the AFT Twins by Vance & Hines series isn’t the only proof of flat track racing’s enduring and growing- again appeal, the enthusiasm for retro racing seen in Vintage and MX also finds expression in an AMA 11-round series that will visit six states. The 2018 AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series will kick off March 10 in Georgia and end in September at Oakland Valley Race Park in Cuddebackville, N.Y. This series was formerly known as the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship. “The 2018 AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship series features a mix of Short Track and Half Mile SCHEDULE events,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “The sport of flat track racing dates to the earliest days of motorcycle competition, and the AMA Grand National Championship remains one of the most historic championships in all of motorsports. “The AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series celebrates that history and prestige like no other. This is where fans of the sport, of any age, can see history come alive or compete Mar 10 Mar 12 Mar 13 Jun 15 Jun 16 Jul 7 Aug 3 Aug 4 Sep 1 Sep 22 Sept 23 Savannah, Ga. Barberville, Fla. Barberville, Fla. Harpursville, N.Y. Harpursville, N.Y. Ashland, Ohio Indianapolis, Ind. Indianapolis, Ind. Springfield, Ill. Cuddebackville, N.Y. Cuddebackville, N.Y. themselves, stepping back to a simpler time that might not have been quite as fast, but was every bit as fun as what Half Mile Half Mile Short Track Short Track Short Track Half Mile Short Track Short Track Short Track Short Track Short Track we experience today in modern competition.” Hawg Halters catalog SBS deepens its commitment to AFT Twins Available immediately online, Dahlonega, Georgia based Hawg Halters has released a new fully downloadable 60- page 2018 catalog (follow the QR code link) featuring their latest parts and accessories. Recent new products include their X-26 bolt-on neck rake kit for 26-inch front wheels - additionally available as one of HHI’s popular and complete ‘Builder Kit’ series - for 1996 to present Road Glide, Street Glide, Electra Glide and Road King stock frame clearance and applications. trail for exceptional Made in 6061-T6 billet handling and stability.” aluminum and 4150 high Additional recent new and strength steel alloy, the updated products include multi-piece design HellRazor handlebars and delivers “unmatched complete bar systems, strength, secure wide tire ‘Builder Kit’ attachment and perfect SCAN TO VIEW THE options, billet leg fork frame alignment with no DIGITAL CATALOG covers, the ‘Spartan’ warranties voided,” custom front wheel, and according to owner Mark Softail neck rake ‘Builder Kits’. Thompson. “Based on proven press fit technology, The company also sells the Indiana there is no potential for error, based AirFX range of air suspension installations can be reversed, and it is products, including the recently compatible with factory suspensions launched mono shock for the 2018 using stock clearances and suspension Softails and popular ‘Bullet’ shocks for travel, or any custom or suspension selected Harley and Indian applications. system. “It delivers a 38-degree rake, with 14 AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - MARCH 2018 Danish brake pad manufacturer SBS has announced a partnership with Kenny Coolbeth Jr. in American Flat Track this racing season. Chris Jensen, SBS North American Market Manager, told AMD that Coolbeth is switching his ride from Harley to Indian for 2018 and is coming into the season “with a strong lifetime of success on the track, including milestones such as multiple AMA Grand National Twins Championships and a Singles Championship. Kenny has had an amazing run since he began his career as the AMA Flat Track Rookie of the year back in 1994. “SBS has made a point to focus our energy and attention on the tremendous sport of Flat Track racing over the years, and as a company that is committed to winning in all forms of racing, we see our partnership with him as something that speaks to the core of SBS’ race bred product brand values. We look forward to a very productive season and hope to see him scooping up those podium finishes.” Commenting on the partnership, Coolbeth said that “I have been working with SBS over the years in my previous teams, and we are excited that SBS will be supporting us again in 2018 under a new ride and team. “I know how important my braking system is to my success, and having SBS continue their support gives me great confidence.” Kenny Coolbeth Jr. with legendary Flat Track tuner Dave Atherton