In less than 48 hours the stars of The Rolling Thunder Show will hit the mile oval at the Indiana State Fairgrounds for round 8 of the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Grand National Championship season for the annual running of the Indy Mile.
With a big European crowd on hand in Indy for the 6th Annual Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP weekend, this year's event will surely be one for the record books. If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, you'd better get on it here so that you are guaranteed a prime seat in the house during the last weekend of the Indiana State Fair on Indy's near east side.
In last year's heat race #2 (pictured above), Jake Johnson on the #1 Zanotti Racing XR750 took the win to qualify for the National main. This year, Johnson will be making his debut on the Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati at Indy, alongside team mate Henry Wiles on the #17 LBM/Ramspur Winery Ducati as the duo will be looking to help get the LBM machines to the front in the big show this Saturday.
Sammy Halbert will be looking to defend his Indy Mile win from last year on his #7 South East H-D XR750, and Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. on the #2 factory Harley-Davidson Motor Company XR will be looking for his first win of the season as well. Rob Pearson (shown above on the #27 Roeder/Eaken Racing XR), will be riding in this year's event on the Weirbach Racing team, and whether they roll out their new Kawasaki, or depend on one of their strong stable machines in either of their Suzuki or XR will be decided come track time on Saturday. Mikey Avila on the #33E SDI XR has semi-retired, so unfortunately we won't get to see his talent again at Indy this weekend.
With local based Crosley Radio/Howerton Motorsports Kawasaki's Bryan Smith looking to make up for last year's battery failure, Flyin' Bryan and the Howerton boys will be out for blood. And local hero Dan Ingram will be ready to make things happen on the Brush/Eaken Racing Kawasaki this weekend and everyone will have their eyes on Clermont's favorite racer.
With a host of others also looking to make it happen, the Indy Mile is the place to be this Saturday and you are guaranteed to see a great show from the best racing on two wheels in the world as it unfolds before your very eyes. With qualifying set to roll off at 3:00 PM EDT, get ready to see the best of the best as they do battle under the lights of the ferris wheel at Indy.
Check out AMA Pro Flat Track's press release below, and we'll be bringing you some of the highlights next week after the action has happened and the roar has settled.
AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Riders Gear Up For Indy Mile
AMA Pro Racing will be live streaming multiple channels of behind-the-scenes video of the weekend's activities alongside Live Timing & Scoring on the AMA Pro Live streaming video website (http://www.amaprolive.com/ft/). AMA Pro Live puts fans in the director's chair, allowing them to choose from a variety of viewpoints.
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 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