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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #150 on: June 16, 2018, 11:02:43 PM »
Pretty good racing.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #151 on: June 17, 2018, 12:41:20 AM »
Got back from the race about an hour ago.  I was in the racing level at a table, all glassed in.  Strange way to see a race.  But got great drink service,  Johnny Walker and Dos X.

The best part was seeing riding buddies from different groups of folks that I know.  They were all seated around me.  Lots of nice visits and meeting friend of friends. Almost like I planned but just got some last minutes tickets.

The racing was really great except for the feature.  I will say I enjoyed Shayna giving it a run and she is by far the most popular given the cheers.  Mees was on another level, a riding display. 

 
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #152 on: June 20, 2018, 09:35:04 AM »
Hey, ReRuns are up on FC for Okie mile. I had fallen asleep for some of it.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #153 on: June 20, 2018, 09:03:37 PM »
Hey, ReRuns are up on FC for Okie mile. I had fallen asleep for some of it.

I like to have a video of Shayna's double draft pass and play it over and over......in my beanbag chair........with a fresh bag of Cheetos  :wink:

Wish Lima was this weekend!
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #153 on: June 20, 2018, 09:03:37 PM »

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #154 on: June 30, 2018, 11:22:41 AM »
Are You Ready, it's Lima, OH
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #155 on: June 30, 2018, 11:39:16 AM »
 One of my favorite half miles , nothing like a pea gravel surface . Maybe we will see something besides an Indian win tonight , Briar Bauman put-it-on-'em last year .

 Oh , and GOOOOOO Shayna .

 Dusty

 PS , spare a thought for Parker Norris .

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #156 on: June 30, 2018, 02:36:34 PM »
Shana just clocked fastest singles. Now 4th after all qualifying.

1st heat she cut off Wells to get 1st.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #157 on: June 30, 2018, 05:38:36 PM »
 OK , it's only a heat race , but Shayna just put a move on Ryan Wells that was amazing  :bow:

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #158 on: June 30, 2018, 07:18:33 PM »
Gnarley roost in that pea gravel  :bike-037:
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #159 on: June 30, 2018, 07:29:08 PM »
Gnarley roost in that pea gravel  :bike-037:
Better have a double stack of tear-offs, Briar backed way off after getting in Mees's rooster.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #160 on: June 30, 2018, 07:40:30 PM »
Better have a double stack of tear-offs, Briar backed way off after getting in Mees's rooster.

Like he hit reverse  :laugh:
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #161 on: June 30, 2018, 07:52:28 PM »
 The lead bike is always nice and clean , from there back they resemble of of the Turnip's bikes after a few years  :laugh:

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #162 on: June 30, 2018, 08:10:05 PM »
Nice work carver :thumb:
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #163 on: June 30, 2018, 08:35:45 PM »
Bravo for Shayna and Husky, what a race!
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #164 on: June 30, 2018, 08:36:09 PM »
 Shayna !

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #165 on: June 30, 2018, 08:40:03 PM »
"Ginger did everything Fred did, except backwards AND in high heels!"

Go, girl!!!  :bow:

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #166 on: June 30, 2018, 08:45:38 PM »
 The move around the outside in turn two was a classic flat track move . #52 is a 100% real dirt track racer .

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #167 on: June 30, 2018, 09:13:16 PM »
Mees and the Indian reign superior. The half mile is a treat!
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #168 on: June 30, 2018, 10:40:05 PM »
A great deal of credit is due Jared Mees for the condition of the track; it's the best I think I've ever seen at Lima.  The prep crew was out there after every race.  Every one of them.  They put down water, raked the dirt from the outside lines down to the inside line and then followed that with more water and a final sweep.  The same routine every time the equipment was exactly suited to what they needed--and all the pickup truck drivers who were pulling the equipment knew what was expected.  It was a professional a job as I've seen.  And, all the extra time paid off with a track for the final race that was in very good shape.

I hope other tracks pick up on how it was done at Lima.  Don't ever let the track get ahead of you; once that happens, you cannot recover and it will all go downhill.

The winner was mostly expected, but there were a number of battles all the way back that were worth watching.  Those racers are brave.  A few ran out of tear-offs, and when that happened, their race was mostly over.

Watching from outside turn one, you learn to put your head down when Baker comes by.  Even so, I ended up with a fair amount of gravel down my shirt.

No Ducati at Lima, but expect a healthy Stevie Bonsey to be at Springfield.

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #169 on: June 30, 2018, 10:46:07 PM »
 Daniel , maybe we need more active racers as promoters . The track did look well groomed , there isn't much way to control the dust on a pea gravel track W/O drowning it in water . Waiting on photos.

 Dusty

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« Reply #170 on: July 07, 2018, 06:16:32 PM »
Forgot about it until now.  anyone watching?
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Re: NY Flat Track
« Reply #171 on: July 07, 2018, 06:52:14 PM »
Forgot about it until now.  anyone watching?

 Guzzisteve and me , probably Doug and John also .

 Dusty

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #172 on: July 07, 2018, 06:59:08 PM »
Carver is looking good. Looks like a decent track too. 
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Re: NY Flat Track
« Reply #173 on: July 07, 2018, 07:04:45 PM »
anyone watching?

the LBM Ducati is being shipped to West Sussex to participate in the Goodwood Festival of Speed.  The Indian team will be there, too (and, some others).  Unfortunately, there won't be any flat track racing (not even a demonstration), but the boys (and Shayna) will at least be able to charge up the hill-climb road and make lots of noise.  The real point is to wave the flag of flat track for the rather upscale crowd that is always at Goodwood.  AFT is doing a good job pushing the series out from its existing fanbase (of old guys).

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #174 on: July 07, 2018, 07:11:08 PM »
 anyone watching?

Think I'm not???? :thumb: :grin:

Anyone need a shortcut?
https://www.fanschoice.tv/watch-live/american-flat-track
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #175 on: July 07, 2018, 08:54:06 PM »
Someone needs to get Mees on the pavement.  I think he's probably the best motorcycle racer in the USA. 

At least he's earned the right to find out.   :thumb:
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #176 on: July 07, 2018, 09:03:25 PM »
 What American pavement series wouldn't be a demotion ?

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #177 on: July 07, 2018, 09:07:42 PM »
What American pavement series wouldn't be a demotion?

None.  Sadly, the current superbike series probably is at just about the same talent-level as the WERA series from twenty years back.

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #178 on: July 07, 2018, 09:09:58 PM »
I missed the Singles Main... :sad: Shayna do ok?

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #179 on: July 07, 2018, 09:10:19 PM »
What American pavement series wouldn't be a demotion ?

 Dusty

I'm thinking of a step up.  You gotta start somewhere to get on the world level.
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