Friday, August 22, 2014

The Rolling Thunder Show Heads to Round 13 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship at the Colonial Downs Virginia Mega Mile on Saturday, August 23




















With the stretch run of four races to the end of the season upon us, The Rolling Thunder Show heads to round 13 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship to do battle tomorrow on the 1.25 mile surface at the Virginia Mega Mile at Colonial Downs in New Kent, VA. The second running of this event will help to decide the outcome for the season between the three riders (Jared Mees, Bryan Smith and Jake Johnson) that are at the top of the standings for the 2014 AMA Grand National Championship.

The longest track on the schedule, Colonial Downs last year saw the riders face not only a fast surface, but one that was also hard on equipment. Title contender and eventual 2013 AMA Grand National Champion Brad Baker was one of several riders that suffered engine failures at the facility that was described as being 'loose, loamy and fast' by several team members and at least one key media person on-hand for the initial outing at the predominantly horse racing track.

In the shot above from round 3 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship, restart number three gets underway at the Springfield Mile I on May 25.

Title contenders up front, Jake Johnson on the #5 Ramspur Winery/Lloyd Brothers Motorsports/Parkinson Brothers Racing-sponsored Ducati, Bryan Smith on the #42 Villa-Esparza/Crosley Radio/Howerton Products-backed Kawasaki, Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. on the #2 Zanotti Racing/Moroney's H-D/Burt Ives Honda-sponsored Harley-Davidson XR750, and Jared Mees on the #9 Rogers Racing/Blue Springs H-D/Las Vegas H-D-sponsored XR lead the charge off the line as the green light flashes.

Following closely in their wake are Brandon Robinson on the #44 USC Kawasaki/Hart Racing/Stevens Racing-sponsored Kawasaki, Brad Baker on the #1 Harley-Davidson Motor Co/Screamin' Eagle Racing Parts/Dunlop-backed factory XR750 and mile specialist and 2-time Springfield Mile winner Willie McCoy on his #59 H-D of Wausau/Tucker Rocky/Independence H-D-sponsored XR.

With the top-3 title contenders just 14 points apart (Mees 204, Smith 195, Johnson 190) tomorrow's event is without a doubt important to the final outcome of the season, and if equipment issues were to dictate for any of the contenders what their outcome would be, 3-Time AMA Grand National Twins Champion Kenny Coolbeth, Jr.  is right behind them looking to pounce should that happen (160 points.)

Trying to pick a winner for tomorrow's race? You could most likely pick any, or all, of the riders in the above shot (except for McCoy who will sit out Colonial Downs to better ready himself for the Labor Day weekend running of the Springfield Mile II) who could walk away with the victory spoils. And the others you don't pick will most likely be right behind ready to follow that one home!

If you aren't able to make it to what will surely be another day of great action on The Rolling Thunder Show's tour, you can catch it via FansChoice.TV as always, as their great coverage will at least keep you on the seat of your couch. Timed practice is set to roll off Saturday, August 23 at 12:00 PM EDT.








Colonial Downs to host second annual running of the AMA Pro Flat Track Virginia Mega Mile this weekend

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 20, 2014) - After a successful inauguration to the Grand National scene last season, Colonial Downs will host Round 13 of the AMA Pro Flat Track schedule this Saturday, Aug. 23. The 1.25 mile circuit in New Kent, Va., measures in as the largest track on the schedule and will surely provide for some thrilling racing action.
 
It's safe to say Bryan Smith will be seeking the ultimate redemption this go-around, as he was well on his way to an easy victory a year ago at the Virginia Mega Mile before his motorcycle stalled at the race's midway point. The incident resulted in Smith finishing 12th, and more than 25 seconds off the leader.
 
This year, with the No. 1 plate on the line, Smith sits just nine points back of current points leader, Jared Mees, as he looks to ride his Villa-Esparza/Crosley Radio Kawasaki to his fourth win of the season and capture the top position for the first time in 2014.
 
Going through Mees this weekend won't be an easy task for Smith, however, as Mees was the man who took advantage of Smith's mishap last year to earn the Virginia Mega Mile victory. The current points leader has managed to finish inside the top five in every race but one so far in 2014. Look for the 2012 Grand National Champion to remain consistent this weekend aboard his Rogers Racing Harley-Davidson.
 
 
 
 
 
Jake Johnson #5, Jared Mees #1, JD Beach #95 and Nichole Cheza-Mees #15 battle for the 3rd-place spot in the Dash for Cash event at the inaugural Virginia Mega Mile at Colonial Downs in August 2013. AMA Pro Flat Track photo by Dave Hoenig.
 
 
 
 
Another rider coming on strong so far this season is two-time Grand National Champion Jake Johnson. Johnson has dominated on four different motorcycles in 2014 and is entered to ride a Ramspur Winery Ducati at Colonial Downs.
 
Two weekends ago, Kenny Coolbeth stunned an Indianapolis crowd that was most likely expecting a Kawasaki atop the box following the Indy Mile main event. Instead, it was Coolbeth's Zanotti Racing Harley-Davidson that crossed the stripe first and the three-time champion is looking to have a similar run this weekend aboard the same motorcycle.
 
As expected, Henry Wiles dominated the Peoria TT last weekend for the 10th consecutive season. With his win, he bolted up to fifth in the overall point standings. Wiles is still looking for similar success on something other than a TT course in 2014, and he will ride with his Don's Kawasaki with confidence having just come off of a win.
 
In the Pro Singles class, Kyle Johnson suffered a setback last week at Peoria after he crashed in the main event, causing him to finish 16th. However, Johnson, remains in the points lead heading into Colonial Downs, where he will ride a Parkinson Brothers Racing Honda.
 
Davis Fisher missed last weekend's event due to a back injury he sustained following a crash at the Indy Mile. However, Fisher is entered to compete on his T.J. Burnett Farms Honda this weekend at Colonial Downs. The rookie sits second in the points lead, just eight behind Johnson. Ryan Wells finished third at Peoria last weekend and also sits third in the points. The New York product is entered to compete aboard his KTM this weekend.
 
Briar Bauman currently sits fourth in the points, while Dan Bromley, Jarod Vanderkooi and Brandon Wilhelm all round out the top seven, all sitting within just 11 points of each other.

Top 10 in points in AMA Pro Flat Track Experts
1. Jared Mees 204
2. Bryan Smith 195
3. Jake Johnson 190
4. Kenny Coolbeth 160
5. Henry Wiles 144
6. Sammy Halbert 139
7. Brad Baker 132
8. Stevie Bonsey 123
9. Brandon Robinson 117
10. Briar Bauman 97
 
Top 10 in points in AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles
1. Kyle Johnson 150
2. Davis Fisher 142
3. Ryan Wells 137
4. Bronson Bauman 119
5. Dan Bromley 110
6. Jarod Vanderkooi 100
7. Brandon Wilhelm 99
8. Dylan Morin 70
9. Dominic Colindres 69
10. Justin Jones 56
 
How to Watch:

FansChoice.tv will be the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Flat Track and AMA Pro Road Racing events in 2014. 
 
About AMA Pro Flat Track:

AMA Pro Flat Track is a national motorcycle racing series in North America and is considered one of the oldest forms of motorcycle racing. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, the Series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track racing in the world. The 2014 schedule consists of 16 rounds on the country's finest flat track courses. For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track, please visit www.amaproracing.com/ft.
 
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines.  Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.  

For additional information contact:
 
AMA Pro Racing Communications, (386) 492-1014, communications@amaproracing.com
























2012 AMA Grand National Champion Jared Mees Leads the Chase for the Cortech Performance Edge Award in the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship































Jared Mees' run for the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship is ready to hit the first of four remaining races for the season tomorrow at the Colonial Downs-hosting of the Virginia Mega Mile in New Kent, VA. Mees won the inaugural event in 2013 after outlasting this season's title rivals Bryan Smith and Jake Johnson on the 1.25 mile track that is not only the longest on the series' schedule, but also proved to be one of the toughest in terms of dust and traction.

But Mees hasn't had much problem this season with sight or traction in his quest to earn his second AMA Grand National Championship in the last three seasons. He currently is only one of five racers that has scored points in all 11 of the races that have been completed this year (Jake Johnson, Henry Wiles, Sammy Halbert and Briar Bauman being the others. Rapid City is still considered round 10 although the event was never completed due to being rained out and no points being awarded.)

The Rogers Racing rider also has scored the most top-5s on the season (10 races, Daytona II being the only missive with a 12th-place finish), the most podiums or top-3s for the year with seven, and the 2nd-most wins of the season (Lima and Hagerstown Half-Miles, and is tied with Henry Wiles in that category) behind Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. and Bryan Smith's three wins each.

Mees also leads all contenders this year in the quest for the Cortech Performance Edge Award, a $1K bonus given to the rider who runs the fastest lap at the most races during the season. At this point of the year with 3/4 of the races complete, Mees has accomplished that feat at five of those eleven races.

In the shot above, Mees' tuner Kenny Tolbert readies one of his three #9 Rogers Racing/Blue Springs H-D/Las Vegas H-D-sponsored XR750s in preparation for the day's action ahead at round 11 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship at the Indy Mile on August 8. Mees can be seen on the left side of the shot speaking with team member Sammy Sweet (behind hanging leathers) as KT gets Mees' bike ready for the day's first practice round coming up.

With two mile races (Virginia and Springfield) and two half-mile rounds (Calistoga and Pomona) left before the awarding of the 2014 AMA Grand National Championship, Mees has the upper hand heading into the stretch run of the season over Bryan Smith (204-195 points) with Jake Johnson another five points in arrears of Smith (190 points.) At this juncture of the season, it looks to be Mees not only leading the points for the grand prize but also the added bonus, which you can read more about below in AMA Pro Flat Track's press release.








Jared Mees leads AMA Pro Flat Track Cortech Performance Edge Award chase

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2014) - The $1,000 Cortech Performance Edge Award will go to the Grand National Championship rider who records the fastest lap in the most races during the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track season.
 
Cortech is the presenting sponsor of AMA Pro Racing's Live Timing and Scoring for both AMA Pro Flat Track and AMA Pro Road Racing. Similar to their contributions to AMA Pro Road Racing, the industry-leading motorcycle gear company has been very gracious in granting $1,000 to the winner of the Cortech Performance Edge Award in AMA Pro Flat Track at the conclusion of the 2014 season.
 
With over half the season in the books, Jared Mees has turned the fastest lap in five of the 11 races so far. The 2012 Grand National Champion got off to a fast start this year, as he won two of the first seven AMA Pro Flat Track main events. Mees's ability to maintain consistency all season long is the reason why he's not only leading the Cortech Performance Edge Award chase by two races, but also holds the top spot in the overall point standings heading into Colonial Downs this weekend.
 
 
 
Jared Mees on the #9 Rogers Racing XR750 is shown in action earlier this season at the Hagerstown Half-Mile. Mees is leading the running for the $1K bonus sponsored by Cortech for turning the fastest lap at the most races during the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season. AMA Pro Flat Track photo by Dave Hoenig.
 
 
 
 
 
Kenny Coolbeth is the rider with the best shot at catching Mees for the Cortech Performance Edge Award. Coolbeth has recorded the fastest lap in three races so far this season and looks to have found his groove with Zanotti Racing. Look for the three-time champion to give Mees a run for his money this weekend at Colonial Downs, as Coolbeth is the last rider to earn a victory on a mile circuit, having claimed victory at the Indy Mile less than two weeks ago.
 
Tune into FansChoice.tv this Saturday, Aug. 23, to catch all of the action in live time and see who will take one step closer to becoming the recipient of this year's Cortech Performance Edge Award.
 
For tickets and more information regarding the Virginia Mega Mile, please visit http://www.colonialdowns.com/motorcycle-race/. 
 
About Cortech:
 
Cortech is one of the leading performance motorcycle gear brands in the United States. Having been developed not only with its parent company's product expertise in riding gear, but also with the feedback of professional racers and riders throughout the United States, Cortech offers performance motorcyclists a wide array of products in jackets, one piece leathers, pants, luggage, boots as well as snowmobile gear. Cortech is the performance brand of Helmet House, Inc. Helmet House, Inc. is one of the industry's leading powersports product and apparel distributors. Headquartered in Calabasas Hills, CA with an eastern distribution point in Southaven, MS, Helmet House was founded in 1969. Helmet House has brought over 45 years of success to the powersports industry. Helmet House currently has distribution throughout the United States, as well as Canada, Latin and South America, Australia and South Africa. Helmet House was selected as the top distributor in the 2009 Dealernews Distributor Report Card report.

About AMA Pro Flat Track:


AMA Pro Flat Track is a national motorcycle racing series in North America and is considered one of the oldest forms of motorcycle racing. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, the Series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track racing in the world. The 2014 schedule consists of 16 rounds on the country's finest flat track courses. For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track, please visit 
www.amaproracing.com/ft.
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines.  Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.  

For additional information contact:
 
AMA Pro Racing Communications, (386) 492-1014, communications@amaproracing.com







Thursday, August 21, 2014

Brad 'The Bullet' Baker Files His Mid-Season Race Report for the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship




























2013 AMA Grand National Champion Brad Baker has had an up-and-down year in the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship, but has managed to persevere like any champion and top-class rider would to come around and improve his season as each race goes by. After breaking his arm earlier in the season during a practice crash, his training regimen was set back as a result and he has managed to adjust accordingly as a result of that injury and his busy schedule.

In the shot above, Baker gets down on the paint on the #1 Harley-Davidson Motor Co/Screamin' Eagle Racing Parts/Dunlop-sponsored factory XR750 during the first practice session at the Indy Mile on August 8. Baker qualified 3rd-fastest behind Bryan Smith and eventual event winner Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. and was able to bring the factory XR750 home in the 5th-place spot in the 25-lap National main, after what was reported as having his motors sent to Vance & Hines to get some more power and better reliability to help his results for the latter part of the season.

'The Bullet' has filed his mid-season report and you can check it out below to keep up with what The Champ has been up to since his last report earlier in the summer, and we wish him the best in his title defense this season, which unfortunately looks like it will be followed up with a top-5 instead of another year of wearing the #1 plate again in 2015. But we also know how this fine young man from Washington State operates and believe without a shadow of a doubt he will be back even stronger for next year. But right now, we've got four more races in the 2014 AMA Grand National Championship and you can bet Double B will be hard at it!


Press release courtesy of Brad 'The Bullet' Baker, the 2013 AMA Grand National Champion

 
Brad Baker Castle Rock and Peoria race report

Hello friends and supporters, hope you have all been doing great! First off, I want to apologize for the long delay in my race reports. As most of you know there have only been 4 races on the Grand National circuit this year where I rode my own 450 singles. I ended up switching back to riding The Brothers Powersports Honda CRF450’s over the FMC Dyno Center KTM SX-F 450’s that I rode earlier in the year for performance and team issues. I don’t want to make too many excuses other then I have just been really busy with getting bikes together and traveling, I’m truly sorry for the delay.

My first appearance back on the Hondas was in my home state at the Castle Rock Grand National TT. It was a perfect place to make a comeback in my Singles program because I had all sorts of friends and family and other people who have supported me my whole life to do it in front of!
 
The whole day of racing went very smooth. I felt great in qualifying ending up 6th and giving myself a good starting spot in the heat race. In the heat I got a good start coming around the first lap in second place right behind Mikey Rush. Mikey had been really fast all day and I was having trouble matching his pace. He ended up pulling a pretty good lead on me but I was able to hold on to second after being pressured by fellow Washington native JD Beach pretty much the whole race. This would put me on the front row of the main event and the points paying Dash for Cash!
 
The Dash was almost a spitting image of the heat race except this time I kept Mikey Rush a lot closer to me and held off all the other fast’s riders of the day. We ended up getting second but it left me with a good feeling for the main event because we were consistently getting faster! In the main I got off to a good start. I came around the first lap behind Mikey Rush and Jared Mees. On the fifth lap I was able to put a move on Jared going into turn one and overtake second. Henry Wiles ended up getting by him as well so the battle was now on between Henry and I. Mikey had a decent sized lead when I got to second but in only a couple of laps I was right on his rear wheel with Henry right behind me. Unfortunately on about lap 10 I made a big mistake coming out of the last hairpin leading back onto the short track and it let Henry slide by. I stayed right with them for a couple more laps but eventually made the same mistake in the same spot and let them get away about 8-10 bike lengths. I had a little pressure from Jared Mees the rest of the race but was able able to come home in 3rd with my first podium of the season. Switching back to my Hondas and putting in all the hard work to get my singles program back in shape had untimely paid off!

From Castle Rock we headed out for Sturgis, South Dakota for the next round where I would be riding my Factory Harley-Davidson XR750. Unfortunately, this race just wasn’t meant to be because right after qualifying it started to downpour! I don’t mean just a little bit of rain either, there was 2 feet of standing water in some places in the pit area and the whole track now looked like a lake!
 
This made for a quick stop in Sturgis and we were off for Indianapolis for the Friday night Indy Mile where I would again be aboard my H-D XR750. This was a super fun night of racing, not just because the racing was great but since there were a lot of dirt track supporting GP riders attending the event because the Indy GP was that following Sunday. Marc Marquez who is the current MotoGP World Champion was the Grand Marshal of the event because of his big involvement in international dirt track racing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brad Baker on the #1 Harley-Davidson Motor Co. XR750 is shown in action during qualifying for round 11 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship at the Indy Mile on August 8. Photo courtesy of Brad Baker, by DirtTrackFotos.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I was scheduled to do some Q&A at opening ceremonies with him and talk a little bit about the second edition of the Superprestegio that I will be attending again in Barcelona, Spain on December 13th. It was a lot of fun talking with Marc again and catching up on different subjects. Some people may be intimidated by him but overall he is just a dude that loves to race motorcycles just like myself. I ended up taking a 5th that night and had a really good shot at the podium for the majority of the race.
 
The next night I raced an awesome short track called Mid-America Speedway right inside Indianapolis. This track is always super smooth with about 2 inches of nice cushion on top of it which suits my riding style perfect! I ended up schooling the field that night and padded my pocket with some extra cash.
 
That following Sunday was the Indianapolis GP. I spent most of the day hanging out with Mathew Miles from Cycle World Magazine. I had paddock and grid passes so I could get right up close to the action and speak with some of the GP riders I know. I had a really good time that day and Marc became the first GP rider in history to win 10-consecutive GP races in a row, the guy is incredible!! There was now three days of AWESOME in the books at Indy but I was really looking forward to the fourth.
 
Mike Hacker (former GNC racer #67) who is now my right hand man at all my races starting at the beginning of this year is also the owner of a very educated dirt track riding school called the RIDE Academy. RIDE Academy is a school that covers everything in it's name. RIDE stands for Riding, Instruction, Determination, and Excellence.There are four main instructors in the school, 3-Time GNC Champion Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. Johnny Lewis GNC #10, and of course Mike Hacker and myself. It is a such a great time teaching and showing people, especially kids, the fundamentals of racing and riding flat track motorcycles. It was a very successful school that Monday after Indy and I really hope we can start to schedule more and more schools as we grow together.
 
 
 
 
 
Brad Baker #1 gives a student some on-track instruction while RIDE Academy owner Mike Hacker motions him and his student on at Mid-America Speedway on August 11. Photo courtesy of Brad Baker.
 
 
 
 
 

Next on the schedule would be the legendary Peoria TT! It’s such a cool feeling racing at Peoria because so many great racers for over 60 years have competed on the same race track. It's an honor just to race there let alone to have the chance to do something amazing like put yourself on the win list. But to win at Peoria right now it just might be the hardest race for anyone other then Henry Wiles to win. Henry is not a very consistent rider but there is something about Peoria and him that clicks. He won his first Peoria TT 10 years ago and nobody has been able to beat him since. This year I gave it all I got and in the end I was content with my result even though I know I can do much better.
 
I was battling bike handling issues all day. I think we had the suspension torn off both bikes at least twice during the day trying to get the set up right so the bike would stop beating me up. I was able to get second in my heat which put me in the dash and on the front row of the main. I got a horrible start in the Dash and was battling for 4th and 5th with Jake Johnson and Bryan Smith. I was able to get by Jake right at the line and collect 1 point out of the Dash.
 
In the main I got an excellent start coming into the first turn side by side with Henry. We went off the jump almost touching which messed me up for the right hander and turn 3 and let Jared Mees get by. I hung right with them for the first 5 or 6 laps of the race, actually my times were just a little bit faster than Jared and Henry's. On lap 6 though I had probably one of the craziest almost crashes of my career! When I landed off the jump the bikes suspension bottomed out and rebounded so hard that the front end tucked under then came back off the ground. My first reaction was to gas it to bring the back end back around. This made the motorcycle go sideways in the complete opposite direction from where it was going but it did save me from just plain face planting.
 
From that point on I just tank slapped it out until I had her back under control. In the mix of all this Jake Johnson got by me setting me back to 4th place. I hung with Jake for awhile but a couple more sketchy landings off the jump took some of the wind out of my sails and it was really taking a toll on my body. We have to remember that just 3 ½ months ago is when I broke my arm really bad and I would be lying if I said that my body isn’t still bothered by it some. I ran 4th until the last 2 laps of the race when both Briar Bauman and Stevie Bonsey put some block passes on me pushing me back to a 6th -place finish.
 
Like I said I was content with my finish considering everything but I know I could have been a podium finisher if I had a better bike set up and my body was back to complete 100% shape. I guess that’s why they say there’s always next year and I will tell you what, I am so excited for next year already! Something positive that came out of Peoria is that I made up some valuable championship points on the riders in front of me. Henry Wiles did pass me in points but im not worried about him being a big treat the rest of the year. I am less than 30 points out of 4th which is Kenny Coolbeth at the moment.
 
My Goal is to get back in the top-5 in points by the end of year. I feel that would be a pretty good accomplishment considering that I have had mechanicals at 4 different races and a broken arm.

Thank you all so much for your support! I will try my best to give you another update by the end of season.

All the best, Brad 'The Bullet' Baker #1






















Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Henry Wiles Wins 10th-Straight Peoria TT at Round 12 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship

































Henry Wiles did what most thought he would, and some thought would be impossible on Sunday in winning his 10th-straight Peoria TT National main in round 12 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship. After setting fast time throughout the early part of the day and winning the 4-lap Dash for Cash, Hammerin' Hank's only misstep came as the result of a red flag in his heat race which, although he still won, was the slowest of the day and forced him to start in the third position on the grid for the main event.

But for the most part, from the time the first wheel was turned in anger on Sunday in Thunder Valley, the former 2-Time AMA Grand National Singles Champion had the day covered in what can now be surely called Henry's House at the track that has held the longest concurrently running National on the series schedule.

In the shot above, Wiles on the #17 Don's Kawasaki/Ramspur Winery/DPC Racing-sponsored Kawasaki KX450F battles with Stevie Bonsey on the #80 Zanotti Racing/RGR/Arai-backed Honda CRF450R after coming off the back row in the main event to throttle on and win his 9th-straight event at the Peoria TT in round 7 of the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship.

Wiles, who won his 26th AMA Grand National main at Peoria, now has his sights set on breaking former 7-Time AMA Grand National Champion Chris Carr's record of 13 wins at the track hosted by the Peoria Motorcycle Club. Time will tell whether he will be able to eclipse that feat, but barring any future problems or major setbacks in his racing career, the possibility exists that he could very well break the record held by Carr that has stood for over a decade and-a-half.

For complete results of Sunday's race at Peoria, check out AMA Pro Flat Track's link here for all of the stats of the day.

Chris Martin was on hand to cover the action for Cycle News.com and you can read all of the blow-by-blow action here.

And you can watch the action packed National main from Peoria in round 12 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship here thanks to AMA Pro Racing and FansChoice.TV.

The series now heads to New Kent, VA. for Saturday's running of the Virginia Mega Mile in round 13 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship.








AMA Pro Flat Track championship hunt heats up following Wiles' Peoria TT win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 19, 2014)While many people assumed, barring something unforeseen, Henry Wiles would likely ride his No. 17 Don's Kawasaki machine across the finish line first for the 10th straight time at the Peoria TT, it was anything but certain what look the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship points battle would take following the event at Thunder Valley on Sunday.
 
Unsurprisingly, it was Wiles that made the biggest jump in points, moving from eighth to fifth thanks to his second win in three races. And while the heavy favorite was fastest all day, he still had to work for the victory, especially the days before. "This week, I was really tired," Wiles said. "I got really sick. I just had to quit working one night on the bikes. That's where I had some good guys to support me and help me out and keep the show rolling. It wasn't quite the flu, but I was pretty beat down. It's always something different. I've come in here with some injuries. I can sit here and ramble on for a long time why there's a lot of things that are special about this place."
 
The top three championship contenders remained the same, but the race became as tight as ever with points leader Jared Mees putting his No. 9 Montgomeryville Cycle Honda in the second spot and lengthening his still narrow lead to nine points over Bryan Smith. Mees is happy to lead heading into Virginia, but wanted the top spot on the podium in Peoria. "I feel good, I don't even know where Bryan finished," Mees said. "The biggest thing is, I was looking for the win. I wanted to beat Henry, and still do."
 
Smith rode his No. 42 Villa-Esparza/Crosley Radio Kawasaki to seventh to maintain a lead over the championship third place rider Jake Johnson. Johnson was third on his No. 5 Ramspur Winery Honda, pulling within five points of Smith and just 14 back of Mees as the series rolls to the Virginia Mega Mile. "We're consistent, but to win this deal, we need to get some wins," Johnson said. "Jared's won some races, Bryan's won some races, and that's what it's going to take to get the points, because those guys are right there on the podium every week too. To beat them, it's going to be a win, so we just gotta keep doing what we're doing, work a little bit harder."
 
 
 
 
Henry Wiles #17 leads Jared Mees #9 and Brad Baker #1 in route to winning his record-breaking 10th Peoria TT in-a-row in round 12 of the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship on Sunday, August 17. AMA Pro Flat Track photo by Dave Hoenig.
 
 
 
 
 
Sandwiched between Johnson and Wiles is Kenny Coolbeth, who was 16th in Peoria on his No. 2 Zanotti Racing Honda. Coolbeth's struggles in TT events hurt his chances for a title, but he's won on miles and half-mile circuits already this year and could easily put a string of victories together and reignite his championship hopes.
Sammy Halbert (Fredericktown Yamaha) is sixth in points, five behind Wiles (144-139), and defending GNC champion Brad Baker (Brothers Power Sports) sits seventh with 132 points. Stevie Bonsey (Zanotti Racing), Brandon Robinson (USC Kawasaki) and Briar Bauman (Rod Lake Racing) round out the top 10, respectively.
 
In the AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles title hunt, Ryan Wells moved back into the picture in a big way at Peoria. With second place Davis Fisher sitting out following an incident at the Indy Mile and leader Kyle Johnson crashing out of the Peoria TT, Wells was able to put his KTM on the podium in third and cut his deficit to five behind Fisher and 13 back of Johnson.
Bronson Bauman was second at Peoria on his Rod Lake Racing Honda and closed his margin from fourth in points. Bauman and Dan Bromley (Bromley Brothers) are the only two Pro Singles riders to finish in the top 10 in each of the last four events and sit fourth and fifth, respectively with 119 and 110 points.
 
"This year has been a lot better of a year (than last), I've been pretty much climbing through the points all year, which is nice," Bauman said. "It's nice to be up there ... I'm moving up."
Jacob Lehmann (Ride Motorsports) became the sixth different rider to take a Pro Singles checkered flag this season. The Washington native was fastest in qualifying, but trailed Johnson before he went down with five laps to go. He held off a hard charge from Bauman who had a nice run down the final stretch, but couldn't pull in front.
 
AMA Pro Flat Track Experts Top 10 in points
1. Jared Mees 204
2. Bryan Smith 195
3. Jake Johnson 190
4. Kenny Coolbeth 160
5. Henry Wiles 144
6. Sammy Halbert 139
7. Brad Baker 132
8. Stevie Bonsey 123
9. Brandon Robinson 117
10. Briar Bauman 97
 
AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles Top 10 in points
1. Kyle Johnson 150
2. Davis Fisher 142
3. Ryan Wells 137
4. Bronson Bauman 119
5. Dan Bromley 110
6. Jarod Vanderkooi 100
7. Brandon Wilhelm 99
8. Dylan Morin 70
9. Dominic Colindres 69
10. Justin Jones 56
 
Up next

The stars of AMA Pro Flat Track will compete in the Virginia Mega Mile at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va., on Aug. 23. The 1.25-mile circuit is the longest on the Grand National Championship schedule.
 
How to Watch:

FansChoice.tv will be the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Flat Track and AMA Pro Road Racing events in 2014. The site will also provide coverage of IMSA's development and single-make series, and NASCAR's touring and weekly series.
 
About AMA Pro Flat Track:

AMA Pro Flat Track is a national motorcycle racing series in North America and is considered one of the oldest forms of motorcycle racing. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, the Series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track racing in the world. The 2014 schedule consists of 16 rounds on the country's finest flat track courses. For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track, please visit www.amaproracing.com/ft.
 
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines.  Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.  

For additional information contact:
 
AMA Pro Racing Communications, (386) 492-1014, communications@amaproracing.com







Sunday, August 17, 2014

Can Anyone Break Henry Wiles' Win Streak at the Peoria TT in Round 12 of the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship?



























Henry Wiles came out of the gate this morning with the fast time in practice to establish himself as today's favorite to win his 10th-straight event at the Peoria TT in round 12 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship.

Besting challengers Jared Mees and Jake Johnson by just shy of and just over .2 second, Wiles set a time of 25.448 to fire his open salvo in trying to take the all-time win record in one of AMA Pro Flat Track's most historic events. Whether he can continue that dominance throughout the rest of the day is still up in the air, but if I was a betting man, I sure wouldn't bet against Hammerin' Hank today in Thunder Valley.

In the shot above, the front row gets ready to go for round 9 of the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship at the Peoria TT on August 12.

(L-R) JD Beach on the #95 TJ Burnett Farms/USC Kawasaki KX450F, Briar Bauman on the #10Z Rod Lake Racing/Arai Honda CRF450R, Sammy Halbert on the #7 The South Ass/Fredericktown Yamaha YZ450F, Jake Johnson on the #1 Zanotti Racing/Arai Honda, Jared Mees on the #9 Montgomeryville Cycle Center/National Cycle Honda and eventual winner Henry Wiles on the #17 Don's Kawasaki/DPC Racing Kawasaki get ready to go for the start of the 25-lap National main at the oldest current running event on the series' calendar.

With today's qualifying set to commence in Peoria, all eyes will be on the #17 of defending winner Henry Wiles as the day ahead will leave many unanswered questions lurking in everyone's minds until the final checkers fly this afternoon at the historic running of the Peoria TT, and if anyone can break Wiles' record at Henry's house today, they will likely come out of this group of strong challengers, all of which are on hand to take a shot at the former 2-Time AMA Grand National Single Champ.








FansChoice.tv Tune-In Alert: High-Definition LIVE Streaming of Sunday's AMA Pro Flat Track Peoria TT

PEORIA, Ill. (Aug. 16, 2014) - Henry Wiles will be going for his 10th straight Peoria TT Grand National Championship Expert victory when the green flag drops for Round 12 of the AMA Pro Flat Track season Sunday at Peoria Race Park in Peoria, Ill., and it can all be seen as it unfolds live on FansChoice.tvThe Don's Kawasaki rider has been unbeatable at the track for a decade now, and won the series' only other TT event this year.





2013 Peoria TT Dash for Cash contestants JD Beach #95, Steve Bonsey #80, Briar Bauman #14 (partially hidden), Brad Baker #12, Shaun Russell #28 and Jeffrey Carver, Jr. #23 head off for the 4-lap extra points and money paying event in Thunder Valley. AMA Pro Flat Track photo by Dave Hoenig.




Fans who are unable to watch the other stars of AMA Pro Flat Track, like Jared Mees, Bryan Smith, Kenny Coolbeth and Brad Baker, try to put a stop to Wiles' streak, are encouraged to watch all of the racing action LIVE in high definition on
FansChoice.tv. Even fans in attendance are encouraged to tune into FansChoice.tv on their smartphones and tablets.

FansChoice.tv LIVE streaming of the Peoria TT can be viewed Sunday by clicking HERE.
 
Flag-to-flag coverage of the action will begin with practice and qualifying sessions scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. CT (11:30 a.m. ET, 8:30 a.m. PT). Opening ceremonies are set for 1:30 p.m. CT (2:30 p.m. ET, 11:30 a.m. PT). The Pro Singles main is scheduled for a 4 p.m. CT (5 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. PT) green flag and the Expert main is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. CT (5:30 p.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. PT).

How to Watch:

FansChoice.tv will be the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Flat Track and AMA Pro Road Racing events in 2014. 
 

 

 
Wiles going for 10th straight AMA Pro Flat Track win at Peoria

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 13, 2014) - There is little doubt Henry Wiles circles two dates on the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship Schedule each season.
 
The series has two TT (Tourist Trophy) events slated for 2014, and the second, the Peoria TT, is coming up this Sunday at Peoria Race Park in Peoria, Ill. Wiles has been the definition of dominant in TT events, which feature a single jump and additional turn compared to standard flat track races. A win on Saturday would give the Michigan rider 10 straight Peoria TT victories and a season sweep of AMA Pro Flat Track TT races.
 
The Expert main event that most predict will feature Wiles as the man to beat, is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. CT (5:30 p.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. PT). The Pro Singles main is scheduled for a 4 p.m. CT (5 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. PT) green flag. On-track action will begin at 10:30 a.m. CT (11:30 a.m. ET, 8:30 a.m. PT) and opening ceremonies are slated for 1:30 p.m. CT (2:30 p.m. ET, 11:30 p.m. PT). All the action can be seen live, in high definition and free of charge, at FansChoice.tv.
 
Last year, Wiles beat Brad Baker by 3.317 seconds with AMA Pro Road Racing standout JD Beach taking third. Beach is also on the entry list for Peoria this time arond. Just weeks ago, Don's Kawasaki's Wiles shook up the point standings with a victory in the Castle Rock TT in Washington. Wiles currently sits eighth in points, but could make a big jump with a checkered flag in Illinois.
 
 
 
 
 
Henry Wiles on the #17 Don's Kawasaki flies over the jump during one of the preliminary races at the Peoria TT in 2013, where he eventually won his 9th race in-a-row. Can anyone unseat Wiles today at Henry's house? AMA Pro Flat Track photo by Dave Hoenig.
 
 
 
 
With TT events testing a different set of dirt-track skills, the results are anything but predictable. Current GNC points leader, Rogers Racing's Jared Mees, missed the podium for the first time in five events in Castle Rock, but still scored a solid fourth there. His main competition for the title, Villa Esparza/Crosley Radio's Bryan Smith, was relegated to 10th in that race. Smith bounced back with a second in the Indy Mile on Friday night, and he trails Mees by just a single point in the championship hunt.
 
Ramspur Winery's Jake Johnson has been impressively consistent all season, never failing to place in the top 10. Johnson, who was seventh at Castle Rock, is a mere eight points back of the leader. Kenny Coolbeth and his Zanotti Racing entry bounced back after failing to qualify for the main event at the Castle Rock TT by winning the prestigious Indy Mile. The timely victory put Coolbeth back in title contention as he trails Mees by 25 points.
 
Fredericktown Yamaha's Sammy Halbert is fifth in points, 19 behind Coolbeth, after settling for 15th at the Indy Mile last time out. Reigning GNC champion Baker, riding for Brothers Power Sports, might have found his stride after a subpar start of the season due to a broken arm. Baker was on the podium, in third at Castle Rock, then matched his previous season's best finish of fifth in Indianapolis. As a result, Baker is sixth in points, 20 behind Halbert. USC Kawasaki's Brandon Robinson sits just two points in front of Wiles, in seventh.
 
In the Pro Singles class, Kyle Johnson took over the championship lead again with a runner-up finish at the Indy Mile. Parkinson Brothers Racing's Johnson was the victim of a last-second draft pass for the victory by Johnny Vintage Motorcycle's Jarod Vanderkooi. T.J. Burnett Farms' Davis Fisher is second in points, but may miss the Peoria TT following a crash at the Indy Mile.
 
Johnson stuggled at Castle Rock, riding to a 14th place showing. KTM's Ryan Wells is third in points, 25 back of Johnson (146-121) and was 10th at Castle Rock. A strong showing combined with another lackluster TT finish from Johnson could catapult Wells back into serious title contention.
 
Meanwhile, Vanderkooi is continuing his surge up the standings. The Ohio native was too young to start the season at Daytona, but made up for lost time, claiming two Pro Singles victories to make his way to fourth in points with an even 100. Rod Lake Racing's Bronson Bauman rounds out the top five and also has 100 points to his credit.
 
Top 10 in points in AMA Pro Flat Track Experts
1. Jared Mees 182
2. Bryan Smith 181
3. Jake Johnson 174
4. Kenny Coolbeth 157
5. Sammy Halbert 138
6. Brad Baker 118
7. Brandon Robinson 117
8. Henry Wiles 115
9. Stevie Bonsey 105
10. Briar Bauman 82
 
Top 10 in points in AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles
1. Kyle Johnson 146
2. Davis Fisher 142
3. Ryan Wells 121
4. Jarod Vanderkooi 100
5. Bronson Bauman 100
6. Brandon Wilhelm 99
7. Dan Bromley 98
8. Dylan Morin 70
9. Dominic Colindres 69
10. Kolby Carlile 52
 
How to Watch:

FansChoice.tv will be the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Flat Track and AMA Pro Road Racing events in 2014. 
 
About AMA Pro Flat Track:

AMA Pro Flat Track is a national motorcycle racing series in North America and is considered one of the oldest forms of motorcycle racing. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, the Series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track racing in the world. The 2014 schedule consists of 16 rounds on the country's finest flat track courses. For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track, please visit www.amaproracing.com/ft.
 
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines.  Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.  

For additional information contact:
 
AMA Pro Racing Communications, (386) 492-1014, communications@amaproracing.com







Repsol Honda's Pedrosa Breaks Marquez' Win Streak at MotoGP Brno Round 11

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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bwin Grand Prix České republiky

Round 11 - Sunday, August 17th 2014

  Czech Republic - Race Report

Weather conditions
sunny spells 17°C
Air temp
23°C
Track temp
71%
Humidity
Pedrosa conquers Brno with Marquez taking important points in 4th

Pedrosa conquers Brno with Marquez taking important points in 4th

It was a day of mixed fortunes for the Repsol Honda Team in Brno as Dani Pedrosa won his first race since Malaysia 2013, but with it, ended Marc Marquez’ winning run as the Championship leader finished in 4th, only his third non-podium finish in the premier class.
It was another frantic start to the race with Marc dropping to 5th from his pole position start and Dani making up a position to 4th by the end of the first lap. By lap six, Dani had made his way through the field – setting a new fastest race lap (1’56.027) – and was 2nd behind race leader, Jorge Lorenzo. On lap six, he passed Jorge and never looked back, controlling the race perfectly to the end – setting a new fastest race time – and becoming the first rider other than Marc to win this season.
Marc lost some time battling with Iannone on lap five, but eventually passed him into 3rd and began to chase down the race leaders. However, on lap ten he began to lose time to Valentino who was chasing him and by lap thirteen he was unable to hold of the challenge. Marc held onto 4th and took important Championship points.
With this win, Dani has recovered 12 points on Marc and opened up the gap between him and Valentino in the Rider’s Championship. He now sits in second (77 points behind Marc) on 186 points, 13 ahead of Valentino. The Repsol Honda Team maintain their perfect 2014 season, winning every race, and extend their lead in the Team Championship to 139 points over their second place rivals and Honda now lead the Constructor Championship by 81 points. Since the introduction of the four-stroke MotoGP class in 2002, Honda have the most victories (six) at Brno with Honda riders winning for the past four consecutive years.
The team will be back on track tomorrow for an Official Post-Race Test, before heading to Great Britain for the next race on 31st August.
Team Quotes
Dani Pedrosa profile image
Dani Pedrosa
1st - Championship Standing: 2nd - 186 points
"I am very happy to have won this race! This year it has been a tough road to victory, but today everybody in the team is very happy. Seeing their smiling faces makes me happy as well, because you always try to get the best results but don't always manage to do so. This year we have an amazing rival in Marc, who has had great performances at every round so far. Maybe today wasn't his best day, but I think that we also worked very well this weekend; bringing home the win for the team feels fantastic”
Marc Marquez profile image
Marc Marquez
4th - Championship Standing: 1st - 263 points
"Today was one of those Sundays in which I neither felt completely comfortable, nor had found the best setup for the bike. It wasn't down to a mistake by me or by the team, it was simply that we didn't have the same feeling as on other Sundays. In a way it's taken a weight off my shoulders, as now people won't be asking me if I can win every race anymore. It was also important that we were able to focus on staying in fourth, even though it was tough not to be fighting for the win; we took 13 points that are important for the World Championship and we have a big advantage. What matters is who wins the title -not who wins the most races”

race results

  bwin Grand Prix České republiky - Round 11
Pos.RiderNum.NationPointsTeamConstructorTime/Gap
1Dani Pedrosa26ESP25Repsol Honda TeamHONDA42'47.800
2Jorge Lorenzo99ESP20Movistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA+0.410
3Valentino Rossi46ITA16Movistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA+5.259
4Marc Marquez93ESP13Repsol Honda TeamHONDA+10.454
5Andrea Iannone29ITA11Pramac RacingDUCATI+17.639
6Andrea Dovizioso4ITA10Ducati TeamDUCATI+17.834
7Stefan Bradl6GER9LCR Honda MotoGPHONDA+23.819
8Aleix Espargaro41ESP8NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA+29.621
9Bradley Smith38GBR7Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA+30.364
10Alvaro Bautista19ESP6Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA+37.639
11Scott Redding45GBR5Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA+55.604
12Michele Pirro51ITA4Ducati TeamDUCATI+56.727
13Hiroshi Aoyama7JPN3Drive M7 AsparHONDA+56.908
14Karel Abraham17CZE2Cardion AB MotoracingHONDA+1'04.135
15Leon Camier2GBR1Drive M7 AsparHONDA+1'04.902
16Alex De Angelis15RSM NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA+1'20.666
17Hector Barbera8ESP Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI+1'24.282
18Mike Di Meglio63FRA Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI+1'27.436
19Broc Parkes23AUS Paul Bird MotorsportPBM+1'38.867
20Danilo Petrucci9ITA IodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTERDNF
21Cal Crutchlow35GBR Ducati TeamDUCATIDNF
22Pol Espargaro44ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHADNF
23Michael Laverty70GBR Paul Bird MotorsportART & PBMDNF
24Yonny Hernandez68COL Pramac RacingDUCATIDNF

Rider standings

Sunday, August 17th 2014
Pos. Rider Num. Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Marc Marquez 93 ESP 263 Repsol Honda Team HONDA
2 Dani Pedrosa 26 ESP 186 Repsol Honda Team HONDA
3 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA 173 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA
4 Jorge Lorenzo 99 ESP 137 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA
5 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA 118 Ducati Team DUCATI
6 Aleix Espargaro 41 ESP 85 NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA
7 Pol Espargaro 44 ESP 78 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
8 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA 73 Pramac Racing DUCATI
9 Stefan Bradl 6 GER 65 LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA
10 Bradley Smith 38 GBR 65 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
11 Alvaro Bautista 19 ESP 56 Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA
12 Scott Redding 45 GBR 45 Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA
13 Hiroshi Aoyama 7 JPN 37 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA
14 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR 36 Ducati Team DUCATI
15 Nicky Hayden 69 USA 29 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA
16 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 27 Pramac Racing DUCATI
17 Karel Abraham 17 CZE 25 Cardion AB Motoracing HONDA
18 Colin Edwards 5 USA 11 NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA
19 Michele Pirro 51 ITA 11 Ducati Team DUCATI
20 Broc Parkes 23 AUS 7 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM
21 Mike Di Meglio 63 FRA 4 Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI
22 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA 4 IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER
23 Michael Laverty 70 GBR 2 Paul Bird Motorsport ART & PBM
24 Hector Barbera 8 ESP 2 Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI
25 Leon Camier 2 GBR 1 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA
26 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM 0 NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA
27 Michel Fabrizio 84 ITA 0 IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER

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Circuit Information

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Length5.403 m / 3.357 miles
Width15m
Left corners6
Right corners8
Longest straight636 m / 0.395 miles
Constructed1987
Modified1996
  
Automotodrom Brno
P.O.Box 1
641 00 Brno
Czech Republic
 
www.automotodrombrno.cz
 
Pole position1m 55.527s (168.3 km/h) Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha, 2013)
Race lap1m 56.027s (167.4 km/) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2014)
Race time42m 47.800s (166.6 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2014)
2013 Race WinnerMarc Marquez (Honda)
2014 Race WinnerDani Pedrosa (Honda)
         
  Honda Racing Corporation
3-15-1, Senzui, Asaka-shi, Saitama-Pref., 351-0024 Japan