Lake Odessa, Michigan (Friday, July 22nd, 2011): The bikes and riders of the AMA Regional Flat Track Motorcycle Series as well as Country Music Legend, David Allan Coe highlighted Day I of the Auto First Michigan Festival of Speed Presented by Right Way Automotive at I-96 Speedway on Friday, July 22nd. The two-wheeled machines took on the fast 3/8s (0.375) mile high-banked dirt oval in preparation for the traveling stars of the AMA Pro Grand National Harley-Davidsons who will invade on Saturday, July 23rd.
After the AMA Flat Track Motorcycle races were over, legendary country music outlaw, David Allan Coe, along-with special guests, “Small Town Son” entertained the massive crowd on hand well into the evening during the first of two consecutive days of AMA Flat Track Motorcycle racing and Live Country Music in Lake Odessa, Michigan.
As for the motorcycle races, 14 different divisions were on the grounds representing several regions of AMA Flat Track racing including the host region, which includes District 14. The night was also proudly sponsored by Hot Rod Harley-Davidson out of Muskegon, Michigan and the Main Event Winners of the night in each riders division were: Devin Pfeiffer who won two mains in both the 201-250cc Open and 401-505cc B Features.
Australian, Michael Kirkness, who now calls Jefferson City, Missouri home and is one of the traveling stars of the AMA Pro Grand National Harley-Davidson Series who’ll be competing in the Expert division against the likes of Chris Carr, Sammy Halbert, Jake Johnson, Kenny Coolbeth Jr., Jared Mees, and more won the Combo Division Feature, the premiere division within the AMA Regional Flat Track Motorcycle Series.
Other Feature Winners included: Bret Tremblay – Veterans 30+, Steve Packard – Vintage 0-400cc, Aaron Fortenberry – 251-450cc Open, Ross Robinson – 251cc+ Open Twin, David Soderstrom – Seniors 40+, Jordan Hitchcock – 451cc+ Open Single, Bobby Lynn II – Vintage 401cc+ Open, Gage Beland – 52-65cc 6-11 years old, Tyler Hicks – 401-505cc A, Jayson Bloss – 66-85cc 6-11 years old, and Bill Lynn – Super Seniors 50+.