We just returned to Indy from the originally-scheduled Lima Half-Mile after the event was postponed until tomorrow due to very heavy rains in the area that completely soaked the Allen County Fairgrounds facility.
Officials with AMA Pro Flat Track waited until the last possible moment to pull the plug on today's 30th running of the annual Ohio National Championship round of The Rolling Thunder Show, but unfortunately at 4:00 PM EDT there was no more holding back and the event was called a wash-out for today.
We did, however, get to spend some quality time with current points leader Brandon Robinson and his tuner with the TJ Burnett Farms/USC/Hart Racing Kawasaki team, James Hart, and also got to listen and swap some very interesting stories with Brent Armbruster, the new crew chief for the Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati/Henry Wiles team.
All was not lost in terms of quality time spent with these great representatives of the greatest racing series on two wheels in the world, but unfortunately not a wheel was turned in anger on the track, only some very quality bench racing and stories shared in the pit area at Lima. And we thank the aforementioned group of great folks for taking time to share some of their best and quality time with us here at Stu's Shots. You guys were some great hosts and I really appreciate the time you were able to spend with me today. That part WAS a blast!
As of now, AMA Pro Flat Track has high hopes of getting practice started tomorrow at 10:00 AM EDT and for the first heat race in the AMA Pro J&P Cycles Pro Singles Championship Series to roll off at 1:00 PM EDT. And with any luck, we will be there, weather permitting!
Tomorrow's revised schedule can be found here:
You can check out the full press release below courtesy of the great, yet damp crew from AMA Pro Flat Track.
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.
For additional information contact:
AMA Pro Racing Communications, (386) 492-1014, firstname.lastname@example.org