Sunday, April 12, 2015

AMA Pro Flat Track Announces Rescheduling of Calistoga Half-Mile to September 26

AMA Pro Racing announced a date change earlier this week for round 15 of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season, which will see the penultimate round of the season at the Calistoga Half-Mile being moved up a week early to Saturday, September 26. The announcement was made in lieu of other activities going on in the area that the promoters felt would be a conflict in bringing in more fans to the venue for the popular West Coast event.

In the shot above, the front row of riders gets ready to go at round 11 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship at the legendary Indy Mile on August 8.

(L-R) Bryan Smith on the #42 Villa-Esparza/Crosley Radio/Howerton Products-backed Kawasaki EX650 (with team head wrench and super stooge Jeff Gordon just behind his rocket rider), Jared Mees on the #9 Rogers Racing/Las Vegas H-D/Blue Springs H-D-sponsored Harley-Davidson XR750 (with team co-wrenches Kenny Tolbert and Sammy Sweet putting the final touches on the championship-winning XR), Brandon Robinson on the #44 USC Kawasaki/Hart Racing/Hot Shots-sponsored Kawasaki (with tuner James Hart and another of the team's wrenches making some final adjustments), Jake Johnson on the #5 Ramspur Winery/Lloyd Brothers Motorsports/Parkinson Brothers Racing-backed Ducati 'L' twin (along with super wrench Brent Armbruster reaching down to make his final adjustment on the big Italian mount), Brad Baker on the #1 Harley-Davidson Motor Co/Screamin' Eagle Racing Parts/Dunlop-backed factory XR750 (with rider coach Mike Hacker looking over the proceedings on the start line), and eventual winner Kenny Coolbeth on the #2 Zanotti Racing/Moroney's H-D/Burt Ives Honda-sponsored and Dave Atherton-tuned XR750.

You can check out the complete revised schedule here thanks to AMA Pro Flat Track, and the full press release below that details the changes being made for the Left Coast fans at the Napa County Fairgrounds.

Calistoga Half-Mile Moved to Sept. 26

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 7, 2015) - Dirt Track Unlimited and Motorsport Ventures, promoters of the Calistoga Half-Mile, have announced a date change for this year's event. The race, Round 15 of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track schedule, will take place Sept. 26, one week prior to its originally scheduled date. The change is being made in an effort to accommodate the greatest number of fans in response to other events happening in the area.
"We're happy to be returning to Calistoga Speedway and the beautiful Napa County Fairgrounds," said Michael Gentry, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing. "The date change should ensure the best possible turnout for the race, and we're ready to put on a great show."
The race remains the penultimate event on the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track schedule and promises to be a crucial turning point for the stars of dirt track racing who will be eyeing championships in the waning moments of the season.
"Building on the extreme success of the 2014 event, we're thrilled to be bringing back the Calistoga Half-Mile," said Chris Morgan of Motorsport Ventures, who is working alongside Terry Otton of Ramspur Winery and Steve DeLorenzi of Dirt Track Unlimited, to promote the event. "This date is our best option to showcase the awesome talent of the best dirt track riders in the world to the greatest number of fans."
Calistoga Speedway, nestled in the heart of California's famous wine country, provides one of the most picturesque venues on the AMA Pro Flat Track schedule. Last year, Brad Baker took his first and only checkered flag of the season on board his Factory Harley-Davidson in the premier GNC1 class. Ticket and other information will be coming soon at
The season continues with Round 3 from the Springfield Mile on May 24. Every round of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track season will be available live, in high definition and free of charge for fans to watch online at
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines.  Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at   

Team Pata Honda Suffers 2 Top-10s and 2 DNFs at Motorland Aragon World Superbike Round

Tough day in the office for Pata Honda duo
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Motorland Aragon - Spain    12.04.2015
Tough day in the office for Pata Honda duo
The third-round of the World Superbike championship this weekend has been a challenging outing for Michael van der Mark and Sylvain Guintoli at Aragon, Spain.
Over the weekend the team strived to improve and find the optimum setting for the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP around the 5.077km circuit.
In the first of two 18-lap races, van der Mark was forced to retire due to a small technical problem on the tenth lap. The second race saw the SBK rookie make a gallant attack moving up from his starting grid position in 11th to sixth place, but on the last lap had to settle with eighth.
Meanwhile van der Mark’s teammate Sylvain Guintoli finished race one within the top-ten taking ninth place after making his way forward from his qualifying position in 14th. During the second installment he had made his way up to tenth but crashed out of the running on the sixth lap after loosing the front.
The team will now take and analyse all the data collected from each session this weekend in preparation for its home race at Assen, the Netherlands next weekend 17-19 April. 
Michael van der Mark
Michael van der Mark - DNF    8th
I felt quite confident going into race one today, but I knew I had some work to do starting from 11th. My lap times were getting better and better and I was improving on each lap, but unfortunately we had a small technical problem, which meant I had to finish the race early. Race two was better, I managed to get up to speed quickly and move further forward towards the front. I’m happy to leave here with some points and we now have some work to do before Assen next weekend, where I hope we have some better results. 
Sylvain Guintoli
Sylvain Guintoli - 9th    DNF
This weekend we have been working hard to find the right settings for the Fireblade around this circuit, which hasn’t been easy. I think in race two I could have challenged for sixth position but I got a little hungry and lost the front, which resulted in me crashing out unfortunately. It’s not normally something that happens to me, but sometimes it does and you have to learn from it. The guys have collected a lot of data from this round and will be working towards finding solutions for Michael and myself to get the results we all want. 
Pieter Breddels
Pieter Breddels
Aragon has been a bit of a challenge for us as we have tried to find the optimum setting for the CBR1000RR and we knew that both races would be difficult. In race one Sylvain got off to a good start immediately going into the top-ten and finished the race ninth. Michael recovered his start well and was building good momentum and producing lap times that could match the guys in front of him. Unfortunately after ten-laps he had a small technical issue with the bike, which forced him out of the race. In race two Sylvain had a crash after loosing the front, which ended his weekend. For Michael it was a lot better, he fought all throughout the race to get into sixth position but on the very last lap had to settle for eighth. Both riders rode well all weekend but there is a gap at the front, which we now have to go back and an alyse and think how we can close this, and get closer to the action. 
Sunny Intervals
  Race 1 Results
1  Jonathan Rea33m.36.937sGBRKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
2  Chaz Racing-Ducati Superbike Team
3  Tom Sykes+4.977sGBRKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
4  Leon Haslam+15.088sGBRAPRILIAAprilia Racing Team - Red Devils
5  Jordi Torres+15.290sESPAPRILIAAprilia Racing Team - Red Devils
6  Xavi Racing-Ducati Superbike Team
7  Nicolas Terol+17.365sESPDUCATIAlthea Racing
8  Leandro Mercado+25.527sARGDUCATIBARNI Racing Team
9  Sylvain Guintoli+31.464sFRAHONDAPata Honda World Superbike Team
10  Leon Camier+43.013sGBRMVMV Agusta Reparto Corse
  Race 2 Results
1  Chaz Racing-Ducati Superbike Team
2  Jonathan Rea+3.190sGBRKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
3  Leon Haslam+3.712sGBRAPRILIAAprilia Racing Team - Red Devils
4  Jordi Torres+14.216sESPAPRILIAAprilia Racing Team - Red Devils
5  Xavi Racing-Ducati Superbike Team
6  David Salom+25.878sESPKAWASAKITeam Pedercini
7  Leandro Mercado+25.939sARGDUCATIBARNI Racing Team
8  Michael van der Mark+26.075sNEDHONDAPata Honda World Superbike Team
9  Ayrton Badovini+27.253sITABMWJR Racing Team
10  Nicolas Terol+28.666sESPDUCATIAlthea Racing
  Championship Standings
1  Jonathan Rea140 ptsGBRKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
2  Leon Haslam114 ptsGBRAPRILIAAprilia Racing Team - Red Devils
3  Chaz Davies83 Racing-Ducati Superbike Team
4  Tom Sykes66 ptsGBRKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
5  Jordi Torres63 ptsESPAPRILIAAprilia Racing Team - Red Devils
6  Sylvain Guintoli48 ptsFRAHONDAPata Honda World Superbike Team
7  Nicolas Terol41 ptsESPDUCATIAlthea Racing
8  Matteo Baiocco39 ptsITADUCATIAlthea Racing
9  Leandro Mercado38 ptsARGDUCATIBARNI Racing Team
10  Alex Lowes34 ptsGBRSUZUKIVoltcom Crescent Suzuki
11  Michael van der Mark28 ptsNEDHONDAPata Honda World Superbike Team
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

AMA Pro Flat Track Veteran & Former Daytona Short Track Winner Johnny Lewis Announces '10 Training' Riding Schools

2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship Daytona Short Track I winner Johnny Lewis announced late yesterday that he is starting up a new challenge in his life and will be hosting some new rider training classes under the '10 Training' banner and name that he has just debuted from his new home in Ocala, Florida.

Lewis, who won the Daytona round three seasons ago while riding for the Scott Powersports team, is also a former AMA Supermoto Champion and has also spent some time as a rider instructor with former National #67 Mike Hacker's RIDE Academy schools.

In the shot above, Lewis checks out the #10 KTM/GE Capital/Waters Autobody KTM LC8 950 while one of the wrenches for the WAB team makes some adjustments in between qualifying rounds at the Springfield Mile I on May 25 during round 3 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Check out the full release below, and if you're in the market to get some great tips on rider control from one of the pros in the business, JL10 can help you out with his new venture, 10 Training.

Press release/newsletter courtesy of Johnny 'JL10' Lewis & 10 Training
Thank you for checking out 10 Training's first ever newsletter by AMA Pro Flat Track Racer National #10 Johnny Lewis- owner of 10 Training.  Watch the 10 Training intro video below to find out more on what 10 Training is all about and what's to come! Note: Future videos won't be this long!
What's to come?

- Riding training/ technique tips

- Physical training/technique tips

- Nutritional tips/recipes/meal planning

- Mental training tips/exercises

- Marketing/promotional tips

- Sponsor product reviews

- Sponsor product give-a-ways

- 10 Training credit earning programs

10 Training
 Dates/Locations/Training type/Price:

- April 19th Ocala, FL TT Style Training $175

- May 3rd Ocala, FL Evolve Training $275

- June 10-12th Mattoon, IL Boot Camp $675*

- June 13th Neoga, IL Dirt Track Training $275*

- July 6-10th Du Quion, IL 10 Training
Amateur Nationals Support Program $50*

* More info below- full details.

- Including Northeast mid July & Southeast mid August


When: JUNE 10th Wednesday/ 11th Thursday/ 12th Friday 2015



***ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT/ out of 10***

Former amateur AMA Sports Athlete of the Year, AMA Sports Flat Track Horizon Award winner, Cycle News Fast Brain Award winner, multiple time AMA Amateur National Champion, AMA PRO SUPERMOTO race winner, & AMA PRO FLAT TRACK race winner, Johnny Lewis, owner of 10 Training is bringing years of experience from not only his amateur success but success as a pro in both AMA Pro Supermoto Championship and AMA Pro Flat Track Championship together in a 3 day class "boot camp" style for inspiring riders looking to evolve to the next level. The 3 day class that will cover riding techniques, physical, mental, nutritional, and even marketing training that will help the students develop goals and a plan to put in action whether its at this year 2015 AMA Amateur Grand National Championships, local races, or even every training/ practice session this year to progress. To progress it starts with goals, to reach these goals you need a plan.
      The 3 day class will kick off Tuesday night June 9th with students getting dropped off with bikes, personal belongings, and then picking up their 10 Training binder that students will take notes, add comments throughout the 3 days and leave with a training tool to look at for years to come. Johnny and crew will go over agenda for the next 3 days, get in some light stretching and then get some shut eye. Yes, we will provide room and board for the students at a private property. Each day will kick off with breakfast, physical and mental training and then some riding time. We will also get into marketing, social networking (the good & bad), resume & sponsorship training over the course of the 3 days.
     The first two days will be on training bikes ranging from 70cc- 150cc which we recommend the riders supply training bikes but we will work with the riders to get a bike if needed. Bikes can have knobbies and or flat track tires on them. 10 Training will provide all snacks, meals, refreshments, and also educate on nutrition/fueling the body before, during, and after training or race days. ( NOTE: We will ask for any food allergies, request in the sign up form.)
    The third day will then be held at a second location ( Neoga) after the normal morning routine. The 10 Training crew will then load up the race bikes and students ( or parents/ legal guardian can meet at track with race bikes), where the students will get to ride their race bike on a full size tracks. Johnny and crew will work with the students throughout the final "Boot Camp" day to put it all together! Parents/ legal guardian are welcome to be watch, take notes, and interact with the class. Lunch will be served on the 3rd day to the students, but will be available to others for a $5 fee.
At the end of the 3rd and final day of "Boot Camp" we will have a debriefing session, enjoy some laughs, and hand out some awards!
Johnny will then call/ Skype to follow up with each student 2 weeks after the "Boot Camp" to see how their new program is going and to see if the students/ parents/ legal guardian have any questions.
This "Boot Camp" is designed for students ranging from 9-18 years old age at this time. But if you have a students younger and or older don't hesitate to email Johnny to discuss.
Drop off: Mattoon, Illinois Fat Boy Racing ( the Daniel's residents) After 6pm June 9th
Students will eat, sleep, training at this location Days 1 & 2
Day 3: CENTRAL ILLINOIS MOTORCYCLE CLUB Neoga TT & Short Track ( 15 miles from Daniel's residents)
COST: $675
Includes: meals, room & board, riding, training.
- Running shoes
- Training clothes ( socks, shorts, t-shirts, hoodie)
- Normal clothes
- Riding gear
- Training bike 70cc- 150cc 4 stroke with flat track or knobbies
- Practice/Race bike- what ever bike you want to learn on the 3rd day
- Fuel for both bikes
What is the overall goal of this camp? Johnny wants to provide all the tools he has developed over the years to allow your rider to progress to his or her next level. After leaving the camp, riders will have had set their own personal goals both on and off the track which 10 Training's Johnny Lewis will have had helped build an outline on how to reach these goals. Students will leave with riding goals, nutritional goals, physical goals, mental goals, and marketing goals and tools/program to reach these goals.


WHEN: JUNE 13th Saturday


COST: $275


10 Training "DIRT TRACK DAY" 1 day training class. Learn on your race bike under the watchful eye of Johnny Lewis and the 10 Training crew. Riding training with light physical and mental training techniques to help develop the students to reach goals on and off the track.


BOOT CAMP students want to add an additional DIRT TRACK DAY to the program? Add a day for $125 more which includes dinner/ room & board Friday night plus breakfast Saturday morning.



- "Race Bike" it can be your CRF 100 or your KTM 450, what ever you want to learn on. We recommend all bikes have flat track tires.

- Fuel for bike, you will get alot of riding in so to be safe 5 gallons

- Riding gear: helmet, gloves, eye protection, jersey, pants, chest& back guard, boots.

- NOTE pad & pen or Ipad for you high tech racers.


Time: 9-5pm


Lunch is provided to riders, friends & family can purchase lunch at event.


- To HOLD a spot you must send a $100 deposit to 10 Training PayPal Account- email address for PayPal is 
- It will be first come, first serve for the first 14 spots, additional entries after the 14 spots are filled can be put on waiting list for an opening in the class.
- Unless your on the waiting list your deposit is none refundable after May 31st, unless rider has injury or medical issue, in that case a refund will be issued.
- The remaining balance can be paid prior the camp using PayPal or on Dirt Track Day by check or cash.

10 TRAINING "Amateur National Support Program"

WHEN: JULY 5th-10th

WHERE:  Du Quion, Illinois

COST: $50- (no cost to " Boot Camp" students)



- Signed up riders are welcome to the 10 Training hospitality area throughout the week to enjoy healthy snack/drinks,  ask for support/ tips, to just relax, join in on the morning stretch program each morning, enjoy Xbox/ games at night, plus a 10 training tshirt!
Johnny will be on hand starting June 5th at 6pm* (*Time subject to change) Sunday, the day before racing begins to talk racing on the mile, goal setting for each day/ week, and more.



Positivity, smiles, questions!




Want to have Johnny work more one on one with your rider at this years amateur nationals?

Email him at

Note: Limited to 2 riders for more one on one support at this years amateur nationals events. 

10 Training Contact information:

Johnny Lewis
C- 484-354-2852
Instagram- @johnnylewis10
Facebook- @lewis10