With just shy of 16 days to go, the riders and teams of the AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Grand National Championship are poised to head to the Allen County Fairgrounds for round 4 of the 2013 season.
After the Springfield Mile I round was postponed from May 26 to August 31 due to persistent rain in the area, the break from round 3 at the Stockton Half-Mile on May 11 will have been 49 days for The Rolling Thunder Show, and the men and women of the greatest racing series on two wheels in the world will be ready to hit the track at the Lima Half-Mile.
After last year's exciting race in Lima, which saw a red flag thrown in the National main with just five laps to go, Sammy Halbert on his #7 Kings Kustoms H-D XR750 edged out Henry Wiles on the #17 Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati by just feet at the checkers.
This year's race should again prove to be another nail-biter with 2-Time defending Lima winner Sammy Halbert ready to defend his title, and Henry Wiles ready to get the best of him this year with the LBM H-D XR750 hoping to level the playing field. Brandon Robinson and the TJ Burnett Farms Kawasaki team are atop the overall points standings heading to Lima, and along with the rest of the field entered for the Ohio National Championship hope to make it hard on both The Slammer and The Hammer in being able to take the win.
In the shot above from last year's race, riders line up on the front row for the 25-lap National main at Lima. Jeffrey Carver, Jr. on the #23 Kiesow Racing XR, Henry Wiles on the #17 Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Italian 'L' twin, Johnny Lewis on the #10 Scott Powersports Kawasaki, Jake Johnson on the #1 Zanotti Racing XR and Bryan Smith on his #42 Moroney's H-D XR await eventual winner Sammy Halbert to roll onto the front row alongside of them as they prepare for what was one of another stellar night of racing in Ohio on June 30 in round 5 of the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season.
Check out the full press release below from AMA Pro Flat Track and get your tickets now as this is THE place to be on the last Saturday in June and one of the many races on the series' schedule you DO NOT want to miss!
AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Riders Ready for Lima
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 http://www.amaproracing.com/ft/.
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 www.amaproracing.com.
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AMA Pro Racing Communications, (386) 492-1014, firstname.lastname@example.org