Monday, May 24, 2010

Larry Pegram to Run Springfield Mile for Lloyd Bros This Weekend


Larry Pegram on the #72F XR750 gets ready for action as #1 Chris Carr and #80 Rich King (both also XR750-mounted) roll up to the line in the May 2000 running of the Memorial Day Weekend Springfield Mile. As per AMA Flat Track Grand National Championship rules, Pegram carried the letter 'F' behind his usual #72 during events he ran in 2000, indicating that he hadn't run or gained any points-paying efforts in the previous year to be able to wear a 'solid' number plate.
Larry will be aboard the Lloyd Brothers Ducati this upcoming weekend at the Springfield Mile and hopes to duplicate the success that Joe Kopp had aboard the machine at the beginning of the month at Prescott Valley. Kopp has mentioned in several interviews since his ground-breaking win that the testing they had done so far with the big Duc, that the track surface in Arizona suited the bike perfectly, but wasn't sure how it would be suited at Springfield or even Indy. Stay tuned and we hope it suits it well for Larry to get on the top podium spot this weekend at the historic Springfield track!


Larry Pegram is seen chatting it up with former World Champion Fast Freddie Spencer in the paddock at Mid Ohio in July of 2005. Pegram ran his HotBodies Racing/Trianglecycles Honda CBR1000RR during the 2005 AMA Superbike season and ended up 11th overall in the championship, struggling against the might of the Team Honda CBR's, not to mention the onslaught of the Yoshimura Suzuki team. With Freddie's long-standing ties to Honda, I'm sure this conversation was VERY interesting. They are talking outside of Larry's spot in the paddock and you can see one of his CBR1000RR's sitting under the tent behind them.
Great news for flat track fans as Larry Pegram will be stepping aboard the Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati this weekend for the spring running of the classic Springfield Mile.
Having scored their first AMA Flat Track win with Joe Kopp at the controls in Arizona at the first of the month, the Lloyd Brothers will be looking to duplicate their success with Larry this weekend at the Illinois capitol. With his background on the bike and the amount of time put into the machine by Joe and Larry, expectations will be high to duplicate their winning ways now that they have their first win under their belts.
We wish the team and Larry the very best of luck this weekend and we will be watching this one to see how it goes for all parties involved. With the parity in the flat track series in terms of different makes of bike involved, this could and should be an even MORE exciting weekend then what Springfield usually is anyway. And who knows, maybe another contender in the ranks will step up to challenge the ever-conquering XR and the Ducati as well?!
This should be a great race event, and looks to add to the excitement that is a guarantee at Springfield-or any mile for that matter. WFO baby!
Thanks to for the Foremost Insurance press release link concerning the news of Larry's ride on the big Lloyd Brothers Duc this weekend at Springfield:

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