“Throttle to the Races” Motorcycle Ride also Planned
ATLANTA, GA – June 18, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The AMA Pro Flat Track series heads to the historic Hagerstown Half-Mile in Hagerstown, Md. on Saturday, June 20 as Triumph riders Brandon Robinson and Jake Shoemaker look to continue their early season success in GNC1 competition.
Brandon Robinson, #44 Latus Motors Racing / Castrol / Triumph, currently sits third in the point standings after podium finishes at Daytona and Sacramento. He’s looking to build off last year’s fourth place finish at Hagerstown to close the 11-point gap to the championship leader.
“Hagerstown is my home national per say, so I’m always excited to race there. It’ll be great having so many family & friends attending,” said Brandon Robinson. “Hopefully we can get another good result and continue the great season the Latus Motors Racing team has been having thus far.”
Jake Shoemaker, #55 Bonneville Performance / Castrol / Triumph, has fond memories of Hagerstown after finishing in third place there last year and second in 2013. Shoemaker currently stands in 13th in the point standings this season.
“I’m always stoked to race at Hagerstown as it’s my favorite track and it’s the first track I raced expert on a twin,” said Jake Shoemaker. “Each race the Bonneville Performance / Castrol / Triumph Bonneville has been getting better and we’re looking forward to continuing this throughout the year.”
Café Racer XXX, Bonneville Performance, Latus Motors Racing and Triumph invite local motorcyclists to take part in a special fan ride dubbed “Throttle to the Races”. The ride will begin in Baltimore, Md., stop for a free lunch at Fredericktown Triumph, then head to Hagerstown where they will have a private meet and greet with Robinson and Shoemaker. Ride participants will receive a $5 discount on tickets once they arrive at the racetrack. For more information on the fan ride, visit www.CafeRacerXXX.com.
As part of its outreach initiative, VETMotorsports will embed two veterans with the Bonneville Performance team this weekend, Cpl. Wade S. and Spc. Jason E. Through the Triumph teams’ on track performances, Castrol’s VETMotorsports Performance Match Fund has contributed $3,100 to VETMotorsports thus far this season.
Fans can stream the entire event live online, free of charge, at www.FansChoice.tv. The racing is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. EDT and the GNC1 Main is at 11:00 p.m. EDT. Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.HagerstownSpeedway.com.
Triumph Motorcycles is the British motorcycle marque that produces a wide range of sport, cruiser, adventure and touring motorcycles. From the storied Bonneville to the class-leading Speed Triple and Daytona 675R, Triumph offers a blend of design, character and performance that result in truly distinctive motorcycles. First established in 1902 and now located in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, Triumph has always set the pace for category-winning machines. The company is solely owned by Bloor Holdings Ltd., and Triumph Motorcycles America, its North American operations, are based in Atlanta. To see the full range of Triumph motorcycles, visit www.TriumphMotorcycles.com.
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Founded in 2012, Veteran Empowerment Through Motorsports (VETMotorsports) is an award-winning, non-clinical outreach program that embeds qualifying warfighters with existing race teams to provide them with unique motorsports experiences. By placing veterans in hands-on, high-stress, team environments that mimic active duty, the organization gives them direction, empowerment and challenges that help them focus on ability and moving forward rather than disability and the past. To date VETMotorsports has helped more than 65 injured warfighters participate in 35 motorcycle and auto racing events across the United States. To learn more about VETMotorsports, participate in the program, or make a donation, visit www.VETMotorsports.org.