Another piece of the puzzle in the 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship schedule came together late yesterday with the announcement that the people behind Ramspur Winery and SDI Insulation will be promoting the return of the Santa Rosa Mile in what will be the season-finale for the 2016 season on Sunday, September 25.
Located at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA., the event will see the stars of The Rolling Thunder Show return to the track last raced at during the 2012 & 2013 seasons, as well as adding another top notch west coast and California event to the series schedule. The event weekend will also include Amateur and Pro-Am short track racing on the two days prior to the National race season finale, to make it one big weekend of fun and racing.
In the shot above, riders line up for heat race #3 during the running of the Indy Mile in round 7 of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines series at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on July 11.
(L-R) Kayl Kolkman on the #98 JetTuning/Dream Scape Engraving/KSU-sponsored Kawasaki EX650, Doug Lawrence on the #73 Glidden Racing/Dreyer Motorsports/Tucker Rocky-backed Kawasaki, Jake Shoemaker on the #55 Bonneville Performance/Castrol/Triumph-sponsored Triumph Bonneville, Briar Bauman on the #14 USC/Hart Racing/Stevens Racing-backed Kawasaki, Johnny Lewis on the #10 Lloyd Brothers Motorsports/Ducati.net/Vintage Motorcycles-sponsored Ducati 1100 and Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. on the #2 Zanotti Racing/H-D Motor Co/Gator H-D-sponsored XR750 take their place on the front row prior to the drop of the go flag.
Also seen in this shot in the back, right is Jay Maloney on the #12 MRT/Avila/Speed & Strength-sponsored Kawasaki EX650.
This is great news for the riders, teams, sponsors and fans of The Rolling Thunder Show, the greatest racing series on two wheels in the world. With this race now over 3 1/2 months out it gives everyone on board plenty of time to book their plans and reservations in order to make things come together at a wonderful venue that has always been well received by everyone involved.
Thanks to AMA Pro Flat Track for this wonderful news that you can check out below in their full press release. And don't forget, this coming Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11 the season gets off to a roaring start with the Daytona Short Track doubleheader.
Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile Announced as 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track Season Finale September 25