Thursday, August 16, 2012

AMA Flat Track: Bryan Smith & Brad Baker to Appear at Red Bull Indy MotoGP Autograph Signing at IMS on Friday, August 17 to Promote Lucas Oil Indy Mile on August 18

AMA Pro Flat Track and Family Events, the great folks promoting the 2012 Lucas Oil Indy Mile announced today that Sacramento Mile winner and Howerton Motorsports rider Bryan Smith and 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Saddlemen Rookie of the Year Brad Baker will be on-hand tomorrow to sign autographs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to help promote round 10 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds being held on Saturday, August 18.

Flyin' Bryan and The Bullet will be helping to promote Saturday's big Indy Mile event and will be part of a special 'Q&A' session being held in the infield Friday afternoon from 11:45-12:45 EDT during the Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP events held at The Brickyard.  AMA Pro Flat Track announcer Scottie Duebler will also be joining the two big stars from The Rolling Thunder Show to help drum-up even more interested for the Lucas Oil Indy Mile this Saturday that is already gaining speed as the big event nears.

In what is shaping up to be one of the premier events of the season for the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship presented by calendar, these two riders are a perfect match to come out and mingle with the fans to talk up the great action in the greatest racing series on wheels in the world.

In the shot above riders get ready to roll out for round 4 of the season at the Springfield Mile I on May 27 for the first qualifying session of the first Twins Series mile event of the year.

Johnny Lewis on the #10 Scott Powersports Kawasaki will not be on-hand this weekend as he has reportedly split from the team due to safety, monetary and rules issues encountered earlier this season.  2008 AMA Rookie of the Year Matt Weidman #20 will be filling the seat on the bright red parallel twin and should be poised to get some great results now that he is healed from his Lima Half-Mile get-off on June 28.

Baker, on the #12 Kenny Tolbert Racing Kawasaki, hasn't made his plans for the remaining Twins Series event official, although he is on the pre-entry list with KT Racing as his sponsor.  Phone calls to Kenny Tolbert in Texas were not answered as his voice mail box is full.  Baker had mentioned a few weeks ago he was trying to get things put together for the rest of the year.  We'll know tomorrow when we talk with Brad at IMS to find out what he will be riding on Saturday night.

Rob Pearson on the #27 Memphis Shades XR750, Doug Lawrence on his #73 R&J Racing XR750, Bryan Smith on the #42 Crosley/Howerton/Eaken Kawasaki, Jeffrey Carver, Jr. on the #23 Kiesow Racing XR750 and Henry Wiles on the #17 Lloyd Brothers Motorsports/Foremost Insurance Ducati will all be racing Saturday night and are part of the pre-entries listed as of press time tonight.  As of 9:00 PM EDT on Thursday night a total of 40 Experts were lined up to take part in round 10, one of those being a now-confirmed and returning to the track Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. on the #2 Harley-Davidson factory entry, who has been out since his injury at Lima in late June as well.

This is going to be a great event, so be sure to go check out Bryan Smith and Brad Baker tomorrow at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and then check out what will surely be one of the hottest races for the year in terms of sheer speed, adrenaline and action at the 2012 Lucas Oil Indy Mile on Saturday night, August 18.  You won't be disappointed!

Check out the official press release below courtesy of Family Events and the 2012 Lucas Oil Indy Mile!

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Top AMA Flat Track Riders to Sign This Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Lucas Oil Indy Mile Contenders Invited to Red Bull Indianapolis GP Practice Day for Q&A Autograph Session

(INDIANAPOLIS -- August 16, 2012) Riders Bryan Smith and Brad Baker, two of the greatest AMA Pro Flat Track stars in the sport competing in Saturday’s Lucas Oil Indy Mile Grand National at the legendary Indy Mile track at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, will travel across town to meet Moto GP race fans face-to-face this Friday. The autograph session, part of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP Weekend will be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Friday, August 17, from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm on the Main Stage adjacent to the Interactive Display Area in the infield. Friday is a practice day for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
This event will offer fans the chance to meet and greet these top riders during autograph signings, chat with them during a Q&A session, and see flat track bikes on display. Official AMA Pro Flat Track announcer Scottie Deubler will also be on hand to moderate.
Brad Baker currently sits in seventh in the Grand National Champion combined point standings and is a top tier rider with a great personality. Bryan Smith, one of the best mile-course riders out there is currently fourth in the standings. Bryan is the returning champ of the Lucas Oil Indy Mile and will be riding a bike that was built in Indianapolis. Both riders are poised to make a run at the title and one hour isn’t a lot of time so come on out and take full advantage of this opportunity to meet some of the fastest riders in the world.
The Lucas Oil Indy Mile returns as a featured event of the Indiana State Fair, and again coincides with the Red Bull Indianapolis GP weekend. Activities will be begin with gates opening at 2:00pm, timed-qualifying from 3:00pm-5:00pm, opening ceremonies 7:00pm with the first race at 7:30pm.
Tickets on sale now for Lucas Oil Indy Mile
Advance tickets available at The Indiana State Fairgrounds Box Office, any Ticketmaster location,, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. For additional ticket information and web links, please visit

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