One of the longest running events in the history of the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship will be celebrating it's 50th running this year on May 30 as the fabulous Sacramento Mile will once again see The Rolling Thunder Show hit the track in anger in round 4 of the 2015 season on May 30.
One of the most popular events on the series calendar, as well as one of the largest-attended races on the West Coast, the Sacto Mile has a long list of famous winners over the course of it's run. Carr, Springsteen, Parker, Graham, Shobert and Smith are but a few of the names that have graced the victory podium at the Cal Expo-hosted event in the race's running over the years, and the big question that remains to be answered this season is 'can Bryan Smith make it a five-peat' this year by making it five wins in-a-row on the big mile oval located in the California capitol?
Smith, who won the 2011 event on his own and his father's Moroney's H-D-backed Harley-Davidson XR750, has won this event the last three year's running while riding a somewhat different variation of the Crosley Radios/Howerton Motorsports-Products ultra-sleek Kawasaki rocket. Smith's first win for then-team owner Rick Howerton was at the Sacto Mile in late July of 2012 and hasn't relinquished that top spot on the box with what has been a close cousin to the original rocket that Howerton created starting late in the 2010 season, seeing it first hit the track during the 2011 season and then putting Flyin' Bryan in the seat for the 2012 season and beyond.
In the shot above, Bryan Smith stands on the top of the box after taking the #42 Villa-Esparza/Crosley Radios/Howerton Products-sponsored Kawasaki EX650 to the win at the Springfield Mile I in round 3 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on May 25. 3rd-place finisher Jared Mees and runner-up Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. flank Flyin' Bryan while AMA Pro Flat Track official announcer Barry Boone gets the crowd ready for the victory celebrations ahead during the Memorial Day weekend running of the classic flat track event.
With the racing season almost upon us and the Daytona short track events set to kick off the 2015 season in just six days running, it will just be a matter of time before the Twins Series fires up in Springfield over the Memorial Day weekend, and just after the Sacto Mile hits the West Coast scene just shy of a week later at the end of May. West Coast fans will again relish in the high speeds and action-packed racing that the racing at Cal Expo affords and will again be given the chance to see the best two wheeled racing program in the world bang handlebars at over 125mph in another draft-inducing celebration of speed on one of the series finest venues.
Check out the full press release below thanks to the fine folks out of the State Capitol of California who again will be bringing the best of the best together for all of you West Coast racing fans as the Sacramento Mile rolls into town on May 30. You better get your tickets now as this program is coming on fast and furious and will be upon you before you know it and you don't want to miss a moment of the great action coming your way!
Press release courtesy of the Sacramento Mile, round 4 of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season.
2015 Marks the 50th Running of the Sacramento Mile AMA Pro Grand National
New Race Date of May 30, 2015 for Historic Event
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