Wednesday, May 8, 2013

AMA Pro Flat Track Announces Live Streaming Video to be Available at all Remaining Rounds of 2013 Season

In what can only be some of the best news to cross the wire in some time, AMA Pro Flat Track and it's operators, the Daytona Motorsports Group, today announced the addition of Live Streaming Video for the remaining scheduled 13 rounds of the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Grand National Championship season.

Beginning with this weekend's upcoming round 3 at the Stockton Half-Mile on May 11, AMA Pro Flat Track will utilize two cameras at each event (with more scheduled to be added in the future) that will stream video of each event, starting from the first practice session of the day and continuing until the end of each event throughout the 2013 season.

With this announcement, all fans of The Rolling Thunder Show will now be able to keep up with all of the action at the track, coupled with AMA Pro Flat Track's Live Timing interface, that will allow fans not being able to attend each event to follow along with the action as it happens right at the track.

A BIG bravo and tip of the helmet to the great folks in Daytona that run and operate the greatest racing series on two wheels in the world for coming through for the friends and fans of AMA Pro Flat Track in being able to provide everyone with this great service.  Thank you for your efforts and for this great endeavor in bringing the fans closer to the action in what is surely to be a great and rewarding experience for all involved-and especially, the fans!

To help usher in this great announcement today, the shot above comes to you from round 4 of the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season at the Springfield Mile I event on May 27 from last season, as the riders get ready to roll in the first Twins Series event of the year in Stockton, CA. this coming Saturday.

(L-R)  Row two consists of--Johnny Lewis on the #10 Scott Powersports Kawasaki.  Lewis, who left the series last year after only competing in the first six events of the year, returns to action this weekend with his new team on the Latus Motors Racing Triumph.  Next to JL10 is 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Singles Series Champion, Sammy Halbert, on his #7 South East H-D XR750.  The Slammer will also be back in action for the first time this season at Stockton after having to sit out the opening rounds of the season at Daytona due to recovering from his injuries suffered during the off-season.

Up next is one of the first ladies of flat track, Ms. Nichole Cheza on the #15 Global Products XR750.  Fans need not fear, as Ms. Nichole is on the pre-entry list and will be riding her Global Products XR at Stockton this weekend.  The newest addition to the points leader list, Daytona Short Track II winner Brandon Robinson on the #44 Werner-Springsteen Racing Kawasaki will be leading the field of contenders into Stockton along with his TJ Burnett Farms Kawasaki team this Saturday after starting the season out on a big hot streak.

Jethro Halbert, older brother of Sammy, lines up next on the #69 Goodwin Racing XR750.  Jethro just completed the purchase of the former Kenny Tolbert Racing Kawasakis that were campaigned for one event last season at Springfield by Brad Baker and will be ready to go come Saturday, as well.  And filling out row 2 is former AMA Pro Singles competitor, Mikey Avila on the #33E SDI/Bisha Racing XR750.  Word has it that Avila has retired from the sport and has entered the military.  He'll surely be missed, as other then former AMA Pro Singles Champions Baker, Jeffrey Carver, Jr., Mikey Martin and Stephen Vanderkuur, Avila was the most competitive and highest ranking finisher in the series since it's inception in the 2009 season.

Row 3 has Henry Wiles on the #17 Lloyd Brothers Motorsports/Ramspur Winery Ducati, and as reported last week The Hammer will be aboard a newly-built XR750 courtesy of LBM's new crew chief, Brent Armbruster this weekend.  After his double Singles Series Championships in '09-'10, Wiles also has two solid half-mile wins on XR equipment at Pomona in '09 and Lima in 2010, so without a doubt this will make Henry a top pick right out of the hat for this weekend's race.

Out of Morton, IL., also known as the home of the Caterpillar Company, is Rob Pearson on the #27 Memphis Shades XR.  Pearson will be aboard either one of the Weirbach Racing mounts this weekend as they announced back in December his addition to their team.  Richard Weirbach announced the other day on Facebook they were loading up their XR and Suzuki SV650-based Twins Series mounts for the weekend, and should have their new Kawasaki ready in time for Springfield on May 26.

Steve Bonsey sits alongside Pearson on the #80 Dodge Brothers XR, and also announced he will be on-hand at Stockton this Saturday, although at this time we're not sure of what he will be throwing a leg over yet.  Whatever that may be, SB80 will be in the mix as he's been working out and getting ready for the new season!

And last but not least, Clermont, Indiana's Dan Ingram lines up for what was his first return to the Twins Series since his near career-ending crash at Springfield in 1993.  Dapper Dan is astride the #31J TCR/Zanna Racing H-D XR750, and is on his way to Stockton as this is being written, as reported yesterday, to campaign the Brush/Eaken Racing XRs this weekend, and then the team's Kawasaki come Springfield in just over two weeks.

So strap in, hang on and get ready to fire up your laptop or pc, as the greatest racing series on two wheels in the world is set to go at it in just over 72 hours at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, as The Rolling Thunder Show heads west to do battle in one of the new facilities and venues on the series schedule.

Again, a big thanks to AMA Pro Flat Track for the newly-announced Live Streaming Video for the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Grand National Championship season, which you can read more about in the full press release below!

AMA Pro Live to Provide Streaming Video Coverage of 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Events

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 8, 2013) - AMA Pro Racing is pleased to announce that the AMA Pro Live streaming video system will be broadcasting at all AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles events in 2013.  AMA Pro Live is a multi-channel streaming video system that puts the fan in the director's chair, allowing them to select from a variety of cameras located around the racetrack while monitoring live timing and scoring data and social media feeds.  The online system can be accessed through a web browser from any computer, tablet or mobile device by navigating to
"This is an exciting step for our sport," said Michael Gentry, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing.  "The ability to live stream our events will help us reach a crucial demographic and provide coverage of the sport globally.  Our staff has worked long and hard on this system and we are proud to be able to provide live streaming for the fans this season."
Initially, AMA Pro Live's implementation at AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles events will consist of two video channels alongside live timing and scoring and social media feeds, providing complete coverage from the first practice until the final checkered flag. 
Jeffrey Carver, Jr, #23, Doug Lawrence #73, Johnny Lewis #10, Sammy Halbert #7, Jake Johnson #1 and Jared Mees #9 roar off the line during the Dash for Cash event at the Hagerstown Half-Mile, round 6 of the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season on July 7.  The Daytona Motorsports Group, operators of the greatest racing show on two wheels in the world, AMA Pro Flat Track, announced today the addition of Live Streaming Video for the remaining scheduled 13 rounds of the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Grand National Championship season, starting with this weekend's Stockton Half-Mile on Saturday, May 11.  AMA Pro Flat Track photo by Dave Hoenig.
The first channel will feature a camera mounted in the P.A. booth overlooking all of the action, and will include an audio feed of Scottie Deubler and Barry Boone providing play-by-play analysis of the racing.  The second camera will be located trackside near the start-finish line, giving fans a close-up view of the day's racing activity and allowing them to hear the thunder of the motorcycles as they roar around the track.  Additional channels are planned for future events, including a roaming camera in the pits and on-board cameras mounted on the motorcycles.
AMA Pro Live will be live streaming content from all rounds on the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles schedule.  For those that can't make it to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, Calif. for this weekend's Stockton Half-Mile, this link - - will grant them direct access to AMA Pro Live and allow them to follow along as the event unfolds.  Live streaming of practice and qualifying is set to begin Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. EST (12:30 p.m. PST), with opening ceremonies for the main event set to begin at 10:00 p.m. EST (7:00 p.m. PST).
It's just a matter of days until the stars of AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles roll out their twin-cylinder machines for the first time this season.  For tickets and more information on the Stockton Half-Mile, please visit
About AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles:
AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles is a national motorcycle racing series in North America and is considered one of the oldest forms of motorcycle racing. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, the Series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track racing in the world.  The 2013 schedule consists of rounds on the country's finest flat track courses.  For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles, please visit
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

For additional information contact:
AMA Pro Racing Communications, (386) 492-1014,

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