Author Archives: Quick Throttle

2018 AMA Speedway National Championship Series kicks off in April

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The AMA Speedway National Championship Series is set to return for another exciting season in 2018, with five rounds scheduled between April and September. The series will determine who takes home an AMA National No. 1 plate. The season opens with a qualifying event at Perris Raceway in Perris, Calif., on April 21. The series will return ...

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AMA Pro Flat Track Rookie Class of ’79 and Friends To Raffle 2018 Indian Scout Bobber

SPRINGFIELD, IL (March 28, 2018) – AMA Pro Flat Track Rookie Class of ’79 and Friends, a non-profit charity created to aid injured flat track racers, today announced the raffle of a 2018 Indian Scout Bobber in Thunder Black Smoke with ABS. Class of ’79 will sell raffle tickets at every American Flat Track race in 2018 and online at ...

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AGV Unveils SPORTMODULAR Full Carbon Fiber Modular Helmet

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AGV, celebrating its 70th anniversary since the production of its first helmet, today introduced the SPORTMODULAR to the North American market, a new world standard in the modular helmet category that shatters previous standards of safety, comfort, and design. The search for the perfect helmet has found its equilibrium in the AGV ...

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Sturgis Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Class of 2018 Honors

Sturgis, South Dakota, March 26, 2018 – From the philanthropic efforts of the Hamsters to the journalistic coverage of the Rally and the Museum to home town resident Jack Hoel, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum’s Class of 2018 demonstrates that Sturgis really is the epicenter of the motorcycle universe. Living up to its mission to recognize individuals who have made a ...

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First Woman to attempt to break the world’s fastest motorcyclist Crashes doing 344 MPH

Valerie Thompson (aka “The Queen of Speed”) crashed (VIDEO—in real time then slo-mo below) while attempting to break the world’s fastest motorcycle record of 376.36 mph. Thompson survived the horrific crash when her streamlined bike went airborne then crashed at 343.7 mph. Miraculously, Thompson walked away from the accident with only minor bumps and bruises. THIS MARKS THE FIRST CRASH EVER ...

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Yamaha bLU cRU Champion JD Beach Set to Race DAYTONA TT

Philpot, Ky. (March 9, 2018) – Donning his steel shoe and throwing his leg over the #95 G&G Racing/Rickdiculous/Team95/Yamaha FZ-07 flat tracker, 2015 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion JD Beach will compete in the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines class at next Thursday’s AFT-season-opening Harley-Davidson TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys at Daytona on March 15 at Daytona International ...

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Shayna Texter and Husqvarna Motorcycles Team Up for 2018 AFT Singles Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 9, 2018) – American Flat Track star Shayna Texter, who won five races in 2017, will team with legendary marque Husqvarna Motorcycles in the AFT Singles division for the 2018 season. “I’m thrilled to be part of the Husqvarna Motorcycles family, and to be riding such a proven motorcycle,” said Texter. “I’m out to win the AFT Singles championship this ...

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Harley-Davidson Enters Second Year as Official Motorcycle of AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 8, 2018) – American Flat Track and Harley-Davidson® Motor Company are excited to announce details of their 2018 sponsorship and enhancements to their coordinated marketing efforts. Through the strategic alliance, the companies will drive interest in motorcycling through experiential marketing activations around American Flat Track events while continuing to attract a new, younger demographic through broadcast ...

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Indian Motorcycle Names Ola Stenegard Director of Product Design

Innovative Designer to Play Key Role in Iconic American Brand’s Long-Term Growth Strategy MINNEAPOLIS, (March 8, 2018) – Indian Motorcycle Company today announced the hiring of motorcycle industry design veteran Ola Stenegard as its Director of Product Design. Stenegard brings Indian nearly two decades of product-design experience, a life-long passion for American V-twins and a proven record of success in designing motorcycles ...

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Rekluse Returns as Official Clutch of American Flat Track

BOISE, Idaho – March 8, 2018 – American Flat Track and Rekluse have reached an agreement expanding their existing partnership for the 2018 season, naming Rekluse – the industry leader in clutch performance technology – as the Official Clutch of American Flat Track. The Boise, Idaho-based company delivers unique and advanced products for the motorcycle industry with a focus on performance, engineering and exceptional ...

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