Hot Rod Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Mayhem Weekend a Rousing Success

The Fifth and Final AMA Regional Flat Track Motorcycle Race is on Friday, July 22nd during Day II of the Auto First Michigan Festival of Speed Presented by Right Way Automotive. (Randy Ellen Photo)
Lake Odessa, Michigan (Saturday, July 9th, 2011): The second and final night of the Hot Rod Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Mayhem Weekend was on Saturday, July 9th at I-96 Speedway. The Bikes and Riders of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) District 14 and Regional Flat Track Racing Series were on hand in Lake Odessa, Michigan for two consecutive nights of two-wheeled racing action.

The two-day weekend was a rousing success with two consecutive shows and a great field of riders and their bikes competed and treated the fans in the grandstands to a thrilling night of two-wheeled racing excitement for the second night in a row, this time on the big ½ (0.500) mile high-banked dirt oval after spending the previous night on the 3/8s (0.375) mile high-banked dirt oval.

As for the results for the Flat Track riders and teams in Lake Odessa, Michigan on another beautiful night of racing, this time on a Saturday night, there were 87 bikes / riders on the grounds competing in 16 different divisions and the big Feature Winners of the night were Jordan McCready who took Three Main Feature Wins in the 401-505cc A and 251-450cc Open and the premiere division with the AMA District 14 and Regional Flat Track Motorcycles Series, the Combo Division.

His Parkinson Brothers Racing Teammate, Brett Boulis was involved in a violent accident in 251-450cc Open division and was transported to the hospital. McCready dedicated all three of his Feature Wins to his teammate in a show of support.

Two-Time Feature Winners for the evening included; Devin Pfeiffer scored Feature victories in the 401-505cc B and 201-250cc Open Classes. Ross Robinson took home two triumphs in the 251cc+ Open Twin and Vintage 401cc+ Open Classes. Also Dean Young scored two Main victories in the Super Seniors 50+ and 451cc+ Open Single divisions and young Jacob Nichols took the Feature Wins in both the 0-51cc Multi-Speed and 0-51cc 4-8 years old divisions.

Those repeating their Feature Wins from Day I of the Hot Rod Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Mayhem Weekend the previous night were John Tejchma – Vintage 0-400cc, Gage Beland – 52-65cc 6-11 years old, Calob Blain – 66-85cc 6-11 years old. First time Feature Winners over the weekend were; Chuck Smith – Seniors 40+, and Cory Clare – Veterans 30+.

Overall a grand total of 200 Bikes / Riders participated in the Hot Rod Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Mayhem Weekend over the two days. Both events this past Friday and Saturday (July 8-9th) were races #3-4 of five events to be held at I-96 during the 2011 racing season for the AMA District 14 and Regional riders. The series finale in Lake Odessa, Michigan for the AMA / I-96 Series is on Friday, July 22nd during Day II of the Auto First Michigan Festival of Speed Presented by Right Way Automotive, the AMA Regional riders and teams will race on the 3/8s mile.

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.

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