Round four of the 2019 Parts Canada Flat Track Canada National Series at Flamboro Downs, outside Hamilton, ON, July 28, offered an impressive demonstration of the prowess of reigning National Champion Dustin Brown of Bracebridge, ON. The 17-year-old won the opening Feature Heat on his Kurt Beiger Racing Honda framer, took the Expert DTX Final on his production Honda CRF450F, then returned to the framer to control the 15-Lap Open Expert Final.
Brown now holds a commanding lead in both the Open Expert and DTX Expert categories, heading into the second half of the series starting with Cornwall, ON, next weekend, August 3.
Brown jumped into the lead from the start of the feature, pulling clear of Hunter Bauer’s Honda and the Rotax of veteran front runner Chris Evans. Soon Evans got past Bauer and set off after the leader but couldn’t make much of an impression. Bauer eventually came under pressure from KBR Honda’s Tyler Seguin, who had worked past the Kawasaki Ninja Twin of returning 2017 National Champ Brodie Buchan.
At the finish Seguin got a close fourth, with Buchan fifth followed by the Kawasaki twin of American Jeremy Higgins sixth and the Sehl Yamaha of Jimmy McCullough in seventh.
After the race, Brown was thrilled with his sweep, explaining “we’ve been working hard, and it seems like right now we have the perfect package. I don’t want to give away any of my secrets, but we really have things dialed in right now. I tried to stay low and work on the edge of the groove, it was a little difficult, but everything worked out.”
Brown went on to thank bike builder Bieger, Honda Canada, North Brace Auto Tech and Bracebridge Machine.
Runner-up Evans, 56-years-old, was fighting off an illness and was uncertain of how the event would go. “I thought it was allergies, but it’s something worse,” the second Heat winner explained on the Podium. “My Dad built this bike with a lot of help from Brian Olsen and American Harley-Davidson, but I didn’t know if I had enough wind in my sails – I was making some mistakes by the end of the race.”
For third placed Bauer, age 15, his goal was to maintain his placing in the top five in the points standings, and his already-injured ankle was a concern.
“My ankle got a little sore, and I started losing some speed,” confirmed Bauer. “I had to speed myself up. It was a good battle for third, I had to get the hammer down at the end and it worked out. I really love these big tracks, it’s good to get out here.”
Bauer also thanked KBR, Honda Canada, Steel Town Garage, American Harley-Davidson and Sturgess Cycle.
The Dash for Cash opened with former number one Buchan in the lead on his Ninja Twin, chased hard by Seguin, Brown, Evans Bauer and Higgins. Evans worked through the field to challenge winner Buchan, with Seguin third ahead of Brown.
In the Expert DTX round of production-based moto crossers, Brown took a solid lead and held it, with Dave Pouliot working his way to second on the John Parker Racing Kawasaki. Earlier, Pouliot had suffered engine problems with his framer in the Feature Heat. Trent Pickle earned a strong third in DTX counter with his Gmoto Honda.
Sunday, 28 July 2019 02:37 Published in News
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 9, 2018) – American Flat Track is excited to introduce Wiseco as the series’ Official Piston for the 2018 season.
Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:38 Published in Industry News
After seeing the back end of an Indian Scout FTR 750 for the majority of last season, 37 AFT Twins riders headed to Daytona International Speedway to take part in the Daytona TT, the season opening AFT event.
Monday, 19 March 2018 09:45 Published in Reports, Results & Points
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (March 16, 2018) – Indian Motorcycle Racing and reigning 2017 American Flat Track Champion Jared Mees, aboard his Scout FTR750, repeat with another win at the Daytona TT. Along with Mees, a total of five Indian Scout FTR750 riders finished inside the top 10, including Brad Baker, Kenny Coolbeth Jr., Bryan Smith and Rob Pearson.
Friday, 16 March 2018 15:37 Published in Rider and Team Releases
Ohsweken, ON (October 7, 2017)- For the second year in a row Oshweken Speedway played host to the final round of the Flat Track Canada series.
Saturday, 07 October 2017 08:45 Published in Reports, Results & Points
MINNEAPOLIS (September 5, 2017) – The Indian Wrecking Crew and the Scout FTR750 secured its 12th first-place finish and sixth podium sweep of the 2017 American Flat Track season at the Springfield Mile II.
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 22:26 Published in Rider and Team Releases
MINNEAPOLIS (August 18, 2017) – After more than 60 years away from professional flat track racing, Indian Motorcycle has won the 2017 American Flat Track Manufacturer’s Championship after a second-place finish at the Peoria TT.
Friday, 18 August 2017 13:34 Published in News
American Flat Track Takes Center Stage At The Inaugural Buffalo Chip TT Presented By Indian Motorcycle
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 2, 2017) – The American Flat Track paddock will join the hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists headed to the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this weekend.
Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00 Published in News
ELBRIDGE, N.Y. (July 8, 2017) – American Flat Track was back in action following a two-week haitus for the Rolling Wheels Half-Mile presented by Old Carriage House Apartments, and it was a long two weeks indeed for Jared Mees.
Monday, 10 July 2017 10:40 Published in Reports, Results & Points