Lake Odessa, Michigan (Saturday, June 9th, 2012): It was AMA District 14 Flat Track Motorcycles Weekend at I-96 Speedway on Friday & Saturday, June 8-9th as the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) District 14 Flat Track Motorcycles called Lake Odessa, Michigan home for the weekend and completed two thrilling nights of two-wheeled racing around the fast 3/8s (0.375) mile high-banked dirt oval.
AMA District 14 is a non-profit organization based in Midland, Michigan that promotes all aspects of motorcycling including Flat Track Racing as well as Motocross, Hare Scrambles, Enduros, Ice Races, Hill Climbing, ATV Racing, and Road Racing. AMA District 14 Club Council, Inc., is made up of AMA clubs and promoters in the lower peninsula of Michigan and a small Eastern corner of the Upper Peninsula.
The headlining Winner of the weekend was AMA Pro Flat Track star, Henry Wiles from near-by Blanchard, Michigan who swept the weekend in the premier division within AMA District 14, the Combo Class as he dominated on Friday Night before holding off a hard-charging Kyle Johnson to score the thrilling victory on Saturday night.
As for the rest of the results from each night, on Friday, June 8th, the Feature Winners were: 451cc Open Single & Veterans 30+-Rick Hitchcock; Seniors 40+ & Super Seniors 50+-Jack Mayer; Vintage 401cc+ Open Winner-Simon Kelly; 52-65cc 6-11 Years Older-Gage Beland; 401-505cc B-Morgan Nottingham; 401-505cc A-Koda Ronald; 66-85cc 6-11 Years Old-Calob Blain; Vintage 0-400cc-Mike Putnam; 0-51cc-Bretton Overfield; 0-51cc 4-8 Years Old-Noah Brinker; 251-450cc Open-Jordan Hitchcock; 201-250cc Open-Parker Norris; and 251cc+ Open Twin-Jeff Bullington.
For Saturday, June 9th, Multi-Time Feature Winners for the night were; 251-450cc Open & 401-505cc A-Kyle Johnson; while repeating in two divisions on both days was Veterans 30+ & 451cc Open Single-Rick Hitchcock; Seniors 40+ & Super Seniors 50+-Jack Mayer; 52-65cc 6-11 Years Old-Gage Beland; 66-85cc 6-11 Years Old-Calob Blain;
Other repeat winners who swept the weekend in their respective divisions were; 0-51cc 4-8 Years Old-Noah Brinker, 0-51cc Multi-Speed-Bretton Overfield; 201-250cc Open-Parker Norris; 401-505cc B-Morgan Nottingham; and 251cc+ Open Twin-Jeff Bullington. First time Feature Winners over the Weekend on Saturday Night were; Vintage 401cc+ Open-Eric Kolenda; and Vintage 0-400cc-John Tejchma. Calob Blain and Kyle Johnson won the Special Buddy Race to wrap up the weekend.
The traveling professional riders of the AMA Pro All-Stars Flat Track Motorcycles Series will be at I-96 Speedway on Saturday, July 14th as the best expert and professional riders from all over North America will invade West Michigan. The AMA D14 Riders will kick off that weekend the night before on Friday, July 13th and also end the weekend on Sunday, July 15th (Make-Up date from the May 12th rainout), Saturday, July 21st during Motorcycle Mayhem Weekend; and Friday-Saturday, August 17-18th.
The 2012 season is the 37th year of sanctioning racing/road riding events for the AMA District 14 organization which is governed by a Board that includes the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Division Chairs, and AMA Congress Representatives. Membership ranges from 2,000-4,000 riders and is the longest running Michigan Motorcycle Association in the state. For more information about AMA District 14 Motorcycles Association, log onto their website at: www.ama-d14.org
This coming weekend, Friday-Saturday, June 15-16th is “Who’s Your Daddy” Weekend at the track as Friday, June 15th will kick off the Father’s Day Weekend with the first Official Motocross event at I-96 Speedway! The only Stadium-Type course in the state of Michigan! Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and every other Sunday for the rest of the season, there will be Open Practice on the Motocross track so there will be plenty of opportunity to get acclimated to the new track before the first Official event on Friday, June 15th.
For Friday, June 15th, the Pit Gates will Open at 4:00p.m. The Grandstands Open & Practice Starts at 6:00p.m., and Racing Begins at 7:00p.m. Get your tickets for the Inaugural Motocross Event through ShowClix, the Official Ticket Outlet of I-96 Speedway in advance and SAVE! Just click on the link provided: http://www.showclix.com/event/223113
Then on Saturday, June 16th, the United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) DIRTcar Racing Series returns to action with the “Big Daddy” highlighted by the Miller Lite UMP Super Late Models. They’ll be joined by the Rudd’s Septic Service UMP Street Stocks, Smyrna Bar & Restaurant UMP Sport Compacts, and Spectator Drags.
Pit Gates Open at 3:00p.m., Grandstands Open at 5:00p.m., Practice Starts at 6:00p.m., then after Pre-Race Ceremonies / Invocation / National Anthem, Racing is set for 7:00p.m. Get your tickets in Advance for the “Big Daddy through ShowClix, the Official Ticket Outlet of I-96 Speedway by clicking on this link: http://www.showclix.com/event/223114
Upcoming events to wrap up the month of June includes the annual appearance by the UMP Summer National Hell Tour on a special Sunday, June 24th as some of the best UMP Super Late Model Teams in North America will invade Lake Odessa, Michigan to take on the tracks Miller Lite UMP Super Late Models. They’ll be joined by their companion touring series, the Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds Nationals as the best Mod drivers in the country will go head to head with the tracks Accurate Engines UMP Modifieds.
AS AN ADDED BONUS: The Rained Out Accurate Engines UMP Modifieds Feature from June 2nd will be made up on this night and will be the first race of the Evening at 6:00p.m. From there, the events of the day will roll into the regularly scheduled Complete Show. Both series’ will be joined by the tracks weekly divisions of Rudd’s Septic Service UMP Street Stocks and Smyrna Bar & Restaurant UMP Sport Compacts.
Special Starting Times for this event are; Pit Gates Open at 2:00p.m. Grandstands Open at 4:00p.m. Practice & UMP Super Late Models Qualifying starts at 4:30p.m., with Racing set for 6:00p.m. Tickets for this event are available through ShowClix, the Official Ticket Outlet of I-96 Speedway at the link located here: http://www.showclix.com/event/223118
Then the month of June will end on Saturday, June 30th with the second and final appearance by the Allstar Performance Michigan Dirt Cup Late Models Tour Presented by Lane Automotive as they’ll try their hand at dethroning the cars and stars of the Miller Lite UMP Super Late Models just six days after the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour appearance, giving the great fans of Western Michigan two GREAT UMP Super Late Models shows in just under a week!
The Rudd’s Septic Service UMP Street Stocks, Smyrna Bar & Restaurant UMP Sport Compacts, Spectator Drags, and a thrilling Stunt Show will also be on the schedule to wrap up the month of June in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Advance Tickets are on sale through ShowClix, the Official Ticket Outlet of I-96 Speedway and you can purchase them by clicking on this link: http://www.showclix.com/event/223128
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