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    Speedway 'Freak' from "The States".
    Have never raced Speedway, but have several District Flat Track Championships.

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  1. BFMDan

    Polish Transfers 2019

    Wow, that was really well done! Dan
  2. Just thought I'd ask - any of you who compete. From where do you get your Speedway Leathers? Dan
  3. 1. Doyle 2. Hancock 3. Lindgren 4. Dudek 5. Woffinden 6. Zmarzlik 7. Pedersen 8. Vaculik 9. Sayfutdinov 10. Janowski 11. Zagar 12. Holder 13. Pawlicki 14. Laguta 15. Cook All this, based on absolutely nothing more than a whim and a guess. LOL HB
  4. I know this is an MX bike . . . but, the technology to compete is here already.
  5. 2018 American Flat Track Schedule (from http://www.americanflattrack.com/ ) March 15 Harley-Davidson TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys at DAYTONA Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, FL ------------------------ April 07 Harley-Davidson Atlanta Short Track presented by Hellbender Harley-Davidson Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, GA ------------------------ April 28 Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys at Texas HM presented by Al Lamb's Honda Texas Motor Speedway – Fort Worth, TX ------------------------ May 05 Calistoga Half-Mile presented by Cycle Gear Calistoga Speedway – Calistoga, CA ------------------------ May 12 Law Tigers Arizona Mile presented by Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson Turf Paradise – Phoenix, AZ ------------------------ May 19 Harley-Davidson Sacramento Mile presented by Cycle Gear Cal Expo Fair – Sacramento, CA ------------------------ May 26 Springfield TT Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, IL ------------------------ May 27 Harley-Davidson Springfield Mile I Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, IL ------------------------ June 02 Indian Motorcycle Red Mile The Red Mile – Lexington, KY ------------------------ June 16 OKC Mile Remington Park – Oklahoma City, OK ------------------------ June 30 Indian Motorcycle Lima Half-Mile Allen County Fairgrounds – Lima, OH ------------------------ July 07 Harley-Davidson New York Short Track Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport, NY ------------------------ August 05 Buffalo Chip TT Buffalo Chip – Sturgis, SD ------------------------ August 07 Black Hills Half-Mile Black Hills Speedway – Rapid City, SD ------------------------ August 18 Peoria TT Peoria Race Park – Peoria, IL ------------------------ September 01 Springfield ST Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, IL ------------------------ September 02 Harley-Davidson Springfield Mile II Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, IL ------------------------ September 08 Harley-Davidson Williams Grove Half-Mile Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA ------------------------ September 29 Indian Motorcycle Minnesota Mile Canterbury Park – Minneapolis, MN ------------------------ October 06 Meadowlands Mile Meadowlands – East Rutherford, NJ ------------------------
  6. BFMDan

    Speedway Music

    "Kick Start My Heart" by Motley Crue, "Hell Yeah" by Rev Theory "Killer Instinct" by Black Star Riders many songs from the Scorpions "World Wide Live" album/CD "Coming Home", "Bad Boys Running Wild", "Big City Nights", "Rock You Like A Hurricane", "Can't Live Without You", "Dynamite" "Bad Boys" by Whitesnake "Are You Ready" by Thin Lizzy "Whiskey and Pills" by Billy Idol HB
  7. BFMDan

    Honours List

    Year -/- USA National Champion -/- AMA Speedway Champion 2017 -/- Broc Nicol -/- Billy Janniro (8) 2016 -/- Aaron Fox (2) -/- Billy Janniro (7) 2015 -/- Aaron Fox -/- Billy Janniro (6) 2014 -/- Bryan Yarrow -/- Billy Janniro (5) 2013 -/- Billy Hamill (4) -/- Billy Janniro (4) 2012 -/- Billy Hamill (3) -/- Billy Hamill (5) 2011 -/- Billy Janniro (4) -/- Billy Janniro (3) 2010 -/- Billy Janniro (3) -/- Billy Janniro (2) 2009 -/- Ricky Wells (1) -/- Greg Hancock (8) 2008 -/- Billy Janniro (2) -/- Billy Janniro 2007 -/- Billy Hamill (2) -/- Billy Hamill (4) 2006 -/- Charlie Venegas (2) -/- Greg Hancock (6) 2005 -/- Chris Manchester (3) -/- Greg Hancock (5) 2004 -/- Billy Janniro -/- Greg Hancock (4) 2003 -/- Scott Brant (1) -/- Greg Hancock (3) 2002 -/- Billy Hamill -/- Billy Hamill (3) 2001 -/- Chris Manchester -/- Billy Hamill (2) 2000 -/- Charlie Venegas -/- Greg Hancock (2) 1999 -/- Brad Oxley (2) -/- Billy Hamill 1998 -/- Bart Bast (1) -/- Greg Hancock
  8. BFMDan

    Us Speedway Revolution

    I realize that I'm reviving an long-dead thread (jumping in over a year and a half later - LOL); but, I think 'AlanF' hit the nail on the head with his first and second points. The sheer size of the US means that a vast majority of people are never exposed to the sport. And with zero (I mean - literally ZERO) media coverage, they never will be exposed. Here's a slightly related thought. Up until recently, the sport of 'Flattrack motorcycle racing' was loosing it's footing and it's fan base. Several years ago the professional series started offering free live streaming coverage of their events. Even though the stream suffered MANY technical hiccups and drawbacks - the word quickly began spreading. This year (2017) the professional series booked a weekly program of event coverage with NBCS (the sports cable offering of NBC). Even though the event coverage was a few MONTHS behind the actual event, and severely edited for content - the following has exploded! In my own regional amateur events, turnout is up (both riders and spectators) with many commenting on the NBCS coverage! Attendance at the major professional events is also WAY UP. That's the sort of thing needed for Speedway to make a comeback in America - coverage. Of course, that's just my opinion. HB
  9. BFMDan

    More Free Speedway On Tv?

    Hmmm, you'll have to forgive me this elementary question from "The New Guy Across The Big Pond" (T.N.G.A.T.B.P.) . . . but, is this "Freeview" something that's available only to you (umm, what do I say here?) Brits/Englanders? I've skimmed through this topic . . . but, am still a bit lost ('course, my Mrs. says that about me almost daily. LOL). Is this, like, something available directly through your cable programming . . . or is this something available outside your area? HB
  10. A lot of people have been making fun of the 'xylophone trophies' (I've also seen them called "Lego Awards" - LOL). And, to a certain extent, I too took a double-glance when they were first unveiled. However, for myself (and, I understand, I'm just a 'small potatoes local amateur racer'), I must say, that after a lifetime in motorsports (cars and cycles) there comes a point when I look at the trophies in my garage and literally can't differentiate between the trophies and the achievement. They figuratively all look the same (a few cylindrical pylons, maybe different colors, a little metal plate, etc.) . . . I've gotten to the point where I literally have to put a piece of tape on the back and write Date, Track Location, Division, Memory there. Now, you MUST agree with me that the winners of those 'Xylophone trophies' won't get them mixed up with any other awards they've received. LOL HB
  11. BFMDan

    Please Teach This "yankee"

    Ooohhh, interesting. Please pass along any information you can. HB
  12. BFMDan

    Please Teach This "yankee"

    Aha! So, a "Paid Point" is the same as saying "Bonus Point"? So, "nine paid 10" means the rider earned nine finishing position points and was also awarded an additional 'bonus point' for a scenario such as you described. Clear enough. Thanks! HB
  13. Extremely embarrassing elementary question . . . but, um, can someone explain to me the meaning of phrases like this: "13 paid 14 points" "Milik was Wroclaw’s hero on 15 points, with Woffinden adding nine paid 11" "Dudek collecting 10 paid 11 and Jaroslaw Hampel registering nine paid 10" I'm not quite understanding the "paid" nomenclature. Being over here in The States, I don't get to watch anything but the G.P.'s (and these days not much of those either - as they've started blocking the youtube stream ) - so, I'm used to simply counting up points through the event. Thank you in advance, HB

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