Scott Parker Talks Sacramento Mile and Clash of the Titans III

Scott Parker Talks Sacramento Mile and Clash of the Titans III

Cal Expo to Host AMA Pro Flat Track Event and “Springer vs Parker” on May 21

SACRAMENTO, CA (April 29, 2016) – Scott Parker had some of his most memorable AMA Grand National victories on the legendary Sacramento Mile and on Saturday, May 21, he will return to Cal Expo to take part in the Clash of the Titans III, an exhibition against his former hero and rival and fellow Flint, Michigan native Jay Springsteen. It was Springsteen who won the first two Clash of the Titan events over Chris Carr and is looking for three in a row at this year’s event.

For Parker the return to Sacramento brings back some vivid memories of racing in one of the iconic motorcycle races in America.

“The Sacramento Mile is a very special place for me,” said Parker, who with 13 national wins, has more victories at Cal Expo than any other rider in history. “One that really stands out was in ’85 when I beat Wayne Rainey by a couple of inches. Almost every time I see Wayne he brings up that race. He always says, ‘Why didn’t you let me win that race?’ because Wayne never won on the Mile.

“The other one was in ’88 when I won the last race of the year there and put an end to the question of who the real champion was.”

Parker is referring to a situation at the end of the 1988 AMA Grand National season where Honda factory rider Bubba Shobert had a chance to win the championship had a weight penalty that disqualified him from a race early in the season, been overturned on appeal. The appeal was ultimately denied during the Sacramento race weekend and Parker clinched the championship before the race even started. But Parker didn’t want to win the title that way. He said he wanted to end the season with a victory, proving he would have been the champion regardless of the appeal decision. And he did. Parker dominated that year’s Sacramento Mile season finale over Shobert.

Now Parker returns to Sacramento for the first time since he retired in 1999 and he’s looking forward to racing his friend and former Harley-Davidson factory teammate Jay Springsteen.

“Me and Jay actually got together and had dinner at Hooters the other night and he was talking about how much fun it was going to be for me to come back to Sacramento,” Parker said. “He just kept going on and on about how it was one of the best things he’s ever been a part of, so he’s really got me pumped up. As far as training, I haven’t been on a bike much, but I think after a few laps it will all come back to me, after all that’s what I did for 30 years.”

Parker concluded by saying the thing he was most looking forward to was getting back to see the fans.

“Sacramento always had some of the greatest fans in the series,” he said. “And I’m looking forward to seeing again all the great people who cheered me on back in my racing days. It should be a blast.”

The AMA Pro Grand National Championship series is one of the longest running motorcycle racing championships in the world. On the long straights of the Sacramento Mile top speeds can reach 130 miles per hour. Flat track racing has produced many of America’s Motorcycle Grand Prix Champions such as Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts, Jr. and Nicky Hayden. Visitwww.sactomile.com to keep up with all the latest on the event.

For additional series info visit: www.amaproracing.com/ft
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*** 2016 Ticket Information: Ticket information is available for the May 21, 2016 Sacramento Mile atwww.sactomile.com.

Fans can order tickets online at http://sactomile.com/tickets, or by calling 1-844 SAC MILE (1-844- 722-6453).

The Final Countdown: One Month to the 2016 Sacramento Mile

The Final Countdown: One Month to the 2016 Sacramento Mile

SACRAMENTO, CA (April 21, 2016) – It’s right around the corner – the 51st running of the historic Sacramento Mile on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Cal Expo, is just one month away. With the race just four weeks away if you haven’t yet secured your tickets for the big event, it’s a good time to call the Toll Free Ticket Line 1-844-SAC-MILE (1-844-722-6453) or visit the event website www.sactomile.com

The big storyline heading into this year’s Sacramento Mile is the efforts of Bryan Smith to extend his record winning streak at the race to six, while the rest of the talented field will be shooting to end Smith’s impressive string of victories. Sammy Halbert leads the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship standings after the first three rounds of 2016. The series has been highly competitive so far, with three different winners in three nationals.

In the support GNC2 class, Salinas, California’s Andrew Luker scored victory in the most recent round in Austin, Texas.

The Sacramento Mile this year will also feature the Clash of the Titans III, a special exhibition race featuring Motorcycle Hall of Fame and Harley-Davidson racing legends Scott Parker and Jay Springsteen.

The AMA Pro Grand National Championship series is one of the longest running motorcycle racing championships in the world. On the long straights of the Sacramento Mile top speeds can reach 130 miles per hour. Flat track racing has produced many of America’s Motorcycle Grand Prix Champions such as Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts, Jr. and Nicky Hayden. Visit www.sactomile.com to keep up with all the latest on the event.

For additional series info visit: www.amaproracing.com/ft
Via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SactoMile
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sactomile
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Red Lion Woodlake Hotel Sacramento will once again be the Official Host Hotel for the 2016 Sacramento Mile AMA Pro Grand National event

Red Lion Woodlake Sacramento Official 2016 Sacramento Mile Hotel

The Official Hotel for the Sacramento Mile. Conveniently located at 500 Leisure Lane, just a few blocks from Cal Expo.

Featuring 306 top-notch guest rooms and plenty of free parking, the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel amenities include free high-speed Internet access, a fully equipped gym, 37″ HD flat screen televisions, in-room coffee makers, a lakeside pool and spa, and the Zen Zone massage. They are a pet friendly hotel.

Rooms can be reserved by visiting reservations.redlion.com.

The AMA Pro Grand National Championship series is one of the longest running motorcycle racing championships in the world. On the long straights of the Sacramento Mile top speeds can reach 130 miles per hour. Flat track racing has produced many of America’s Motorcycle Grand Prix Champions such as Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts, Jr. and Nicky Hayden. Visit www.sactomile.com to keep up with all the latest on the event.

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Sacramento Mile

Lodi Motorcycle Club to Run AMA Sanctioned Amateur Flat Track Race at the 2016 Sacramento Mile

Amateurs to run the same track as Grand National riders on Sunday, May 22

SACRAMENTO, CA (Feb. 11, 2016) – Amateur flat track racers will get the unique opportunity to race on the Sacramento Mile on Sunday, May 22, 2016, the day after the AMA Pro Grand National event on the famous mile dirt oval at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California. The amateur races will be organized by the famous Lodi Motorcycle Club. The Lodi club is known worldwide for producing some of the biggest names in American racing such as Kenny Roberts, Chris Carr, Fred Merkel, Jimmy Filice and Doug Chandler to name just a few.

“We’re excited to be able to give our riders the opportunity to race on the legendary Sacramento Mile,” said Lodi Motorcycle Club president Randy Gabhart. “Getting experience on a mile track is rare in itself, and to be able for our riders to compete on the track as it was prepared for the stars of the AMA Pro Grand National Championships is a rare opportunity and an experience of a lifetime. We expect many riders from around the country will come and join our Lodi regulars for this unique event.”

Riders who would like to race in Sunday’s amateur event can visit www.lodicyclebowl.com for additional info.

Sunday’s AMA Sanctioned Lodi Motorcycle Club amateur event will follow on the heels of the renowned Sacramento Mile, which runs this year on Saturday, May 21, 2016. This will be the 51st running of the historic Sacramento Mile. Bryan Smith will try to extend his record winning streak at the race to six, while the rest of the talented field will be shooting to end Smith’s impressive string of victories. The event will also feature the Clash of the Titans III, a special exhibition race featuring Motorcycle Hall of Fame and Harley-Davidson factory racing legends Scott Parker and Jay Springsteen.

The AMA Pro Grand National Championship series is one of the longest running motorcycle racing championships in the world. On the long straights of the Sacramento Mile top speeds can reach 130 miles per hour. Flat track racing has produced many of America’s Motorcycle Grand Prix Champions such as Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts, Jr. and Nicky Hayden. Visit
www.sactomile.com to keep up with all the latest on the event.

For additional series info visit: www.amaproracing.com/ft
Via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SactoMile
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sactomile
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/sactomile

*** 2016 Ticket Information: Ticket information is available for the May 21, 2016 Sacramento Mile at www.sactomile.com.

Fans can order tickets online at http://sactomile.com/tickets, or by calling 1-844 SAC MILE (1-844- 722-6453).

AMA Pro Flat Track 2016 Schedule Announced

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – AMA Pro Racing is proud to announce an all-star lineup of events for AMA Pro Flat Track’s 2016 schedule. The 15-round calendar combines events steeped in the rich history of the Grand National Championship with some new cities and new circuits.

At the start of 2016, defending Grand National Champion Jared Mees finds himself in a familiar place as he leads the charge in AMA Pro Flat Track’s premier division, Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines. He’ll be joined by some fresh competition this year, as defending GNC2 champ Davis Fisher has ascended the ranks to challenge the veterans.

The 2016 season will begin during the Bike Week festivities in Daytona Beach with a quarter-mile kickoff at the DAYTONA Flat Track on March 10 and 11, and will wrap up in early October with a yet-to-be-announced two-race swing through California.

On April 9, AMA Pro Flat Track heads to Austin, Texas to make its debut at the world-class Circuit of the Americas, racing alongside the stars of MotoGP and MotoAmerica as part of the Grand Prix of the Americas weekend. Next up is the first of the new events on the calendar, the Arizona Mile at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Ariz. on May 14.

Mile racing fans will be happy to know that the historic Sacramento Mile will take place on May 21 and the legendary Springfield Mile returns to the calendar on the familiar dates of Memorial Day (May 29) and Labor Day (September 4). Remington Park will play host to the Oklahoma City Mile on June 18, marking the first mile for the Sooner State.

Wrapping up the summer, the series will visit a trio of Half-Mile circuits, Lima Half-Mile (June 25), Charlotte Half-Mile (July 30) and Sturgis Half-Mile (August 9), before Henry Wiles gets his shot at making it 12 consecutive wins at the Peoria TT on August 14. The final new event on the schedule will be held in New York State on August 20.

Details about the remaining dates and any additional events will be released as soon as they are available.

2016 AMA Pro Flat Track Schedule:

March 10: DAYTONA Flat Track I – Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.

March 11: DAYTONA Flat Track II – Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.

April 9: Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas

May 14: Arizona Mile – Turf Paradise, Phoenix, Ariz.

May 21: Sacramento Mile – Cal Expo Fair, Sacramento, Calif.

May 29: Springfield Mile I – Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.

June 18: Oklahoma City Mile – Remington Park, Oklahoma City, Okla.

June 25: Lima Half-Mile – Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, Ohio

July 30: Charlotte Half-Mile – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, N.C.

August 9: Sturgis Half-Mile – Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, S.D.

August 14: Peoria TT – Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, Ill.

August 20: TBA, New York State

September 4: Springfield Mile II – Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.

September 17: TBA, Southern California

Early October: TBA, Northern California

Next Up:

The 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track season will once again kick off with a doubleheader at the DAYTONA Flat Track during Daytona’s Bike Week festivities. The twin short track races will take place at the “World Center of Racing” on Thursday and Friday, March 10 & 11. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Events/2016/DAYTONA-Flat-Track/DAYTONA-Flat-Track.aspx.

How to Watch:

FansChoice.tv is the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Flat Track events. The site also provides coverage of IMSA’s development and single-make series, and NASCAR’s touring and weekly series. Catch all the action at http://www.FansChoice.tv.

About AMA Pro Flat Track:

AMA Pro Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track, please visit http://www.amaproracing.com/ft/, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or live stream the on-track action on FansChoice.tv.

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.

Clash of the Titans III: Scott Parker Joins Jay Springsteen at the Sacramento Mile

Clash of the Titans III: Scott Parker Joins Jay Springsteen at the Sacramento Mile

Springer vs. Scotty at Cal Expo on May 21, 2016!

SACRAMENTO, CA (Jan. 21, 2016) – Having met former rival Chris Carr for the last two years in the Sacramento Mile’s Clash of the Titans, three-time AMA Grand National Champion Jay Springsteen returns this year. Springer will now face friend and fellow Michigan racing legend, nine-time national champ Scott Parker, in Clash of the Titans III, at this year’s Sacramento Mile on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Cal Expo.

Springsteen is undefeated in this friendly exhibition competition, but now he’ll be up against Parker, the all-time winningest rider in AMA Pro Flat Track history. One thing is certain, fans are in store for a treat getting to see two of the biggest legends in the history of the sport going bar to bar around the historic Sacramento Mile.

Jay Springsteen is considered one of the best AMA Grand National flat-track racers of all time. Bursting onto the scene and earning the AMA Rookie of the Year Award in 1975, Springsteen won three consecutive AMA Grand National Championships starting in 1976. In 1982 he became the first rider to reach 30 wins in AMA Grand National competition – a feat he accomplished at the Sacramento Mile.

Scott Parker’s nine titles and 94 national wins made him the all-time leader in championships and wins in AMA Grand National history when he retired in 2000.  Parker, who rode for the factory Harley-Davidson flat track team for most of his career, was considered the undisputed King of the Mile. His 55-career wins on mile flat tracks was more than double that of his nearest competitor. Parker won the prestigious AMA Athlete of the Year Award three times during his 22-year racing career.

“The Clash of the Titans is becoming a tradition of the Sacramento Mile,” said Steve McLaughlin, of Team SMI, the group promoting the event. “We’re thrilled Scotty and Jay are coming out to be a big part of the 51st running of the event. Not only will the fans get to see these two icons of the sport at speed around the Mile, there will also be opportunities to meet with Jay and Scotty to get photos and autographs. These are two of the most beloved riders in all of motorcycle racing, not just here, but globally, and we’re pleased to be able to bring them together for this unique meeting.”

The AMA Pro Grand National Championship series is one of the longest running motorcycle racing championships in the world. On the long straights of the Sacramento Mile top speeds can reach 130 miles per hour. Flat track racing has produced many of America’s Motorcycle Grand Prix Champions such as Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts, Jr. and Nicky Hayden. Visit www.sactomile.com to keep up with all the latest on the event.

For additional series info visit: www.amaproracing.com/ft
Via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SactoMile
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sactomile
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/sactomile

Fans can order tickets online at http://sactomile.com/tickets, or by calling 1-844 SAC MILE (1-844-722-6453).

Relive the 2015 Class of the Titans II: Chris Carr vs Jay Springsteen!

Sacramento Mile Trackside view of most of the grandstands prior to opening seating

Renew Your Seats For The 2016 Sacramento Mile.

SACRAMENTO, CA (Dec. 3, 2015) — Fan Appreciation Pre-Sale tickets for the 2016 Sacramento Mile begins today, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 and ends on Dec. 9, 2016. This gives previous ticket holders the perfect opportunity to give the gift of tickets to one of the premier races on the AMA Pro Grand National calendar in 2016, and insures ticket holders from the 2015 event have the opportunity to renew their favorite seats.

The 2016 race, which takes place on Saturday, May 21st, 2016, will be the 51st running of the historic Sacramento Mile. Bryan Smith will try to extend his record winning streak at the race to six, while the rest of the talented field will be shooting to end Smith’s impressive string of victories.

This initial pre-sale is open only to 2015 ticket holders and this Fan Appreciation Pre-Sale will end on Wednesday, December 9th.

These tickets are only available via phone sales.

Call 1-844-SAC MILE (722-6453). Phone lines will be busy early in the sale. Leave a message and you will receive a return call within 24 hours.

Beginning on Dec. 10, 2016, remaining tickets will be available online or by phone on a first come, first served basis. Starting at that point seats will no longer be held from prior years’ attendance. Advance Adult Tickets start at $29. Space is limited, so buy early and secure your ideal seat to cheer on your favorite rider.

We continue to offer FREE Motorcycle Parking to our fans who ride to the Miller Lite Grandstands at Cal Expo in Sacramento. All Children and Youth Standing Room Only admission will be FREE again this year with a properly ticketed Adult.

Our hugely favored Turf Club, Legends Club, and Box Seats continue to be the premiere sought-after seat. These sections will fill up early. Don’t delay as these seats may not be available closer to the event date.

The AMA Pro Grand National Championship series is one of the longest running motorcycle racing championships in the world. On the long straights of the Sacramento Mile top speeds can reach 130 miles per hour. Flat track racing has produced many of America’s Motorcycle Grand Prix Champions such as Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts, Jr. and Nicky Hayden. Visit www.sactomile.com to keep up with all the latest on the event.

For additional series info visit: www.amaproracing.com/ft
Via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SactoMile
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sactomile
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/sactomile

Smith Pushes Sacramento Mile Win Streak to Five

Bryan Smith (in cap), of Flint, Mich.,holds up the winner’s trophy after taking victory in the 50th running of the Sacramento Mile AMA Pro Grand National motorcycle race at Cal Expo on Saturday night. Smith shares the podium with third-place finisher Jared Mees (left) and runner up Brandon Robinson. (Photo by Larry Lawrence/SactoMile.com)

Bryan Smith (in cap), of Flint, Mich.,holds up the winner’s trophy after taking victory in the 50th running of the Sacramento Mile AMA Pro Grand National motorcycle race at Cal Expo on Saturday night. Smith shares the podium with third-place finisher Jared Mees (left) and runner up Brandon Robinson. (Photo by Larry Lawrence/SactoMile.com)

SACRAMENTO (May 30, 2015) — They may have to consider renaming the Sacramento Mile the Bryan Smith Mile if he keeps this up. Smith, from Flint, Mich., riding a Kawasaki, made a perfect slingshot pass past Triumph rider Brandon Robinson as they sped to the finish line to win the 50th running of Sacramento Mile by a slim margin of 0.020 seconds. For Smith it marked a record fifth consecutive win at the mile-long horse track inside Cal Expo.

Defending series champ Jared Mees finished third on his Harley-Davidson.

Smith called this victory the most difficult of the five he’s won here.

“I didn’t know if it was going to happen tonight,” Smith said. “All the top guys had tire-wear issues and I decided to just lay back and try to preserve my tires until the end. I came around on the final lap and Brandon (Robinson) was so fast on that Triumph, but I caught his draft just in the nick of time and was able to get by him at the finish.

“It’s a real honor to win this race five straight. I don’t know how long I can keep this going, but I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts.

The race saw multiple lead changes throughout the 25-lap event. Acampo, California’s Mikey Martin led the first lap. Brandon Robinson, Jared Mees, Brad Baker and winner Smith all led portions of the race.

Kenny Coolbeth, Jr., who finished fifth tonight, continues to lead the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines points standings by five points (67-62) over Mees after four of 16 rounds.

Former World Superbike Champion crashed in his Semi in turn three and ended up hitting the protective air fence lignin the wall on the outside of the turn. He was transported to the hospital with a possible broken right leg, according to his team.

Nick Armstrong, of Norco, Calif., won the GNC2 race on a Honda over Tristan Avery, of Chesterfield, Va., and Brandon Wilhelm, of Aurora, Ind. With the win Armstrong takes over the GNC2 points lead. Davis Fisher, leader coming into the race, suffered a hard crash and finished 17th. Fisher injured his left wrist in the fall.

Sacramento Mile AMA Pro Grand National top-10 results – Saturday, May 30, 2015 1. 42 Bryan Smith, Kawasaki EX650 2. 44 Brandon Robinson, Triumph Bonneville 3. 1 Jared Mees, Harley-Davidson XR750 4. 6 Brad Baker, Harley-Davidson XR750 5. 2 Kenny Coolbeth, Jr., Harley-Davidson XR750 6. 23 Jeffrey Carver, Jr. Kawasaki EX650 7. 59 Willie McCoy, Harley-Davidson XR750 8. 7 Sammy Halbert, Kawasaki EX650 9. 15 Nichole Mees, Harley Davidson XR750 10. 91 Mikey Martin, Kawasaki EX650

Things to Do at the Sacramento Mile

The 50th running of the Sacramento Mile is shaping up to be a great event.

The 50th running of the Sacramento Mile is shaping up to be a great event.

The 2015 Sacramento Mile has arrived and there are a number of fun things to considering doing while attending the race at Cal Expo.

  • Ride The Sacramento Mile Charity Event – Have you wanted to take a lap around the Sacramento Mile? Here is your chance! It’s only $25 and the proceeds go to charity http://www.amaft79.com/2015-ride-the-sacramento-mile.html
  • Get an autograph from legends past and present. The pits are opened 4:30-5:30 for a Fan Walk and riders will be signing autographs. As a bonus you can also get autographs from past racing legends like Chris Carr, Jay Springsteen, Jim Rice and Paul Ritter.
  • Listen to the up-and-coming female group Auburn Road sing the national anthem.
  • Watch the highly-entertaining Clash of the Titans II, a matchup with Chris Carr vs. Jay Springsteen. “Springer” won it last year. This time Carr hopes to even the score.
  • Watch three-time World Superbike Champ Troy Bayliss attempt to make his first Grand National Main
  • See if Bryan Smith can extend his record winning streak to five, or watch to if another rider will step up to stop the streak.
  • Free parking for motorcycles.

    Come be a part of Saturday’s 50th running of the legendary Sacramento Mile.
    Click on the ticket link above. A few good seats are still available.

FansChoice.tv Live Streaming Schedule For The 2015 Sacramento Mile

Round 4 of the AMA Pro Flat Track season at the Sacramento Mile on Saturday, May 30, 2015 is the first West Coast event of the season and the only Mile run in the Western part of the country in 2015. Fans can tune-in and catch every second of FansChoice.tv coverage from the Cal Expo Fair in Sacramento, Calif., by visiting http://www.fanschoice.tv/watch-live/ama/flat-track.

FansChoice.tv Live Streaming Schedule for Saturday, May 30 at the Sacramento Mile:

Practice/qualifying: 2:15 p.m. PT (5:15 p.m. ET)

Exclusive pre-race show: 4:30 p.m. PT (7:30 p.m. ET)

Opening ceremonies: 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET)

Heat races: 6:45 p.m. PT (9:45 p.m. ET)

GNC2 main: 8:55 p.m PT (11:55 p.m. ET)

GNC1 main: 9:25 p.m. PT (12:25 a.m. ET)

For Australian viewers, practice and qualifying begin at 7:15 a.m. AEST with the pre-race show scheduled for 9:30 a.m. AEST. Heat races are set to begin at 11:45 a.m. AEST with the GNC1 main slated for a 2:25 p.m. AEST start.