Thursday, December 30, 2010

James 'The Rocket' Rispoli Talks AMA Flat Track, AMA Road Racing & The Future

James Rispoli sits in front of his #71B Cycle Dynamics/ANT Racing/Vadnais Machine/Bettencourt's Honda-sponsored pits at the Lucas Oil Indy Mile round of the AMA Flat Track Pro Singles Class back in late August. Will Fulford with The Fast and is getting the cameras set up for an interview with 'The Rocket' during a break before the evening's racing events on the legendary Indiana State Fairgrounds mile oval.
Out of the 16-event schedule for the 2010 AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles presented by Motorcycle Championship, James ran 10 of those events with no worse then a 7th place finish, and scoring five podiums on the year as well. Four of those finishes on the box were in the runner-up spot (Daytona race 1, the spring Springfield Mile, Gas City and Hagerstown) while also coming home third at Lake Odessa, and even though he wasn't able to win an event, he showed some real guts in bringing home great finishes on all of the types of tracks that the series visits. James finished in the fourth spot in the points on the year in the Pro Singles Class.
When he wasn't slinging it into a dirt track corner at 75+ mph, he was sliding it along in the AMA Road Racing SuperSport Series, winning in New Jersey and finishing fifth in the season-ending standings. He also found some time to make a run on the Bonneville Salt Flats with Cycle Dynamics and bagging a record in his class back in September.

Well we've been a little tied up with the holidays the last few days here in Indy, so I have to apologize to our readers for the lack of news from the racing scene the last few days. It's going to be good to get the holidays over with and get the new year kicking, as 2011 is shaping up to be a major bitchin' year for motorcycle racing all over the world. So thanks for your patience and let's get back to what we all know and love--high speed motorcycle racing!
James 'The Rocket' Rispoli, who had what could be defined as a near-career year in motorcycle racing in 2010, made a new sponsorship announcement this month and even got the chance to talk with the always excellent Larry Lawrence of The Rider about the past few years and what's to come for the 2011 season. James, who is a full time competitor in the AMA Pro Road Racing SuperSport Series and the AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles Series, had a super year in '10 finishing in the 5th spot in the year-end standings on the road racing side of things, and also coming home in the 4th spot in the flat track end of his schedule.
Getting a chance to see him race at Gas City and Indy this year in the AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles Series, Stu's Shots is pumped to hear he will be back for more in the upcoming season. Although I imagine with his talent he will be spending more time on his road racing as he works himself up the ladder system in the pavement races.

James will kick off his season at Daytona in March and we wish him the very best and look forward to seeing more of him in 2011!
Larry Lawrence filed this interview with The Rocket yesterday as he speaks of the last few years in racing and takes a look forward into his plans and outlook for the future. Great stuff as always from LL and James as well:
This press release from AMA Pro Road Racing earlier this month announced AllAboutBikes Magazine coming on board for 2011 to help The Rocket out:
James talks about his year in racing in 2010 here thanks to this press release featured at Ultimate Mixing it up in 2010 on the road racing and dirt track sides of AMA Pro Racing, he also took time out for a run on the salt flats at Bonneville:
Here is The Rocket's official website. Stop on in and check him out:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Keep it nice, but keep them coming!

---Please note---You can leave comments anonymously, but you can also leave them while logged into Google, Yahoo and other platforms.
We'd love to hear from you!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.