One of the two remaining TT events on the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Grand National Championship season calendar, the Castle Rock TT has been one of the longest-tenured events that the series has visited over the years and decades.
Along with the current-longest event on the series' calendar, the Peoria TT, the Washington State-hosted event has been the home to many a TT specialist over the years since it first hosted a National event in 1965.
Riders such as Sonny Burres, Chuck Joyner and Mickey Fay, among others, cut their teeth in AMA Pro Flat Track competition while taking on the National series' regular stars. And the Castle Rock TT is just as famous to the Northwest area residents as the Peoria TT is to those of us from the Midwest.
Falling off of the calendar after the eruption of the Mount St. Helens volcano in 1980, the event has seen a resurgence of late with it's re-addition to the calendar and the emergence of a new class of TT and Northwest-area flat track specialists such as Sammy Halbert, his brother Jethro and Brad 'The Bullet' Baker.
With the track hosting what will be round 8 of the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Grand National Championship season on August 3, it was announced today by the track's promoters, the Mt. St. Helens Motorcycle Club and AMA Pro Flat Track that there will be a test & tune session at the track on July 21, the day after the Grays Harbor Half-Mile National in Elma, Washington. This will be a great opportunity for the riders and teams already in the area to get their set-ups dialed in for what should be another stellar event at the long-standing facility.
In the shot above from round 9 of the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season at the Peoria TT, the riders get ready to let 'er rip in the Dash for Cash event at the Peoria Motorcycle Club-hosted venue.
JD Beach on the #95 TJ Burnett Farms Kawasaki KX450F gives the thumbs up to Briar Bauman on the #10Z Rod Lake Racing Honda CRF450R, while Sammy Halbert on the #7 Fredericktown Yamaha YZ450F checks his front tire before lining up to do battle in the four-lap bonus round.
Jake Johnson on the #1 Zanotti Racing Honda checks out the competition, while Jared Mees on the #9 Montgomeryville Cycle Honda checks his spot on the start line and Henry Wiles on the #17 Don's Kawasaki checks his lid and goggles.
You can check out the full press release below thanks to AMA Pro Flat Track, and if you are in the area of Castle Rock on July 21, make sure you get by the track to check out the test session that will be open to all to attend. And make sure you get your tickets for the National event to be held at the track on August 3, 2013 for what should be another superb round of racing at the Castle Rock TT!
Castle Rock TT to Host Test and Tune for AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Riders
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