ATLANTA, GA – June 25, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Bobby Fong, Brandon Robinson and Jake Shoemaker will be competing on their Triumph motorcycles this weekend, albeit over 1,600 miles apart, during the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship round at Miller Motorsports park in Tooele, Utah, June 26-28, and AMA Pro Flat Track on the Lima Half-Mile in Lima, Ohio, June 27.
Bobby Fong, riding the #50 Latus Motors Racing / Castrol / Triumph Daytona 675R, looks to continue a streak of podiums after a pair of third place finishes in the MotoAmerica Supersport class at Barber Motorsports Park during the Triumph Superbike Challenge. After finishing third there last May in the GEICO Superbike Shootout Pro Sportbike class, Fong returns to Miller Motorsports Park tied for sixth and climbing in the point standings.
“I’m feeling as comfortable as ever on my Latus Motors Racing / Castrol / Triumph Daytona 675R,” said Bobby Fong. “It was great to get some points at Barber, but we’re looking ahead and want to keep making strides towards the top step of the podium.”
After rain forced a cancellation at Hagerstown last weekend, AMA Pro Flat Track GNC1 riders Brandon Robinson, #44 Latus Motors Racing / Castrol / Triumph Bonneville, and Jake Shoemaker, #55 Bonneville Performance / Castrol / Triumph Bonneville, will be racing on the Lima Half-Mile at the Allen County Fairgrounds. The unique pea-gravel circuit creates some special racing that Robinson and Shoemaker worked around last year, finishing in second and eighth, respectively.
“Last year I ended up second here at Lima, which is considered the most physically demanding track on the circuit because of the pea-gravel,” said Brandon Robinson. “Hopefully we can finish one spot higher on the Latus Motors Racing / Castrol / Triumph.”
Injured warfighters Sgt. Chad C. and Sgt. Edward S. will be embedded with Latus Motors Racing road race and Bonneville Performance flat track teams, respectively, as part of VETMotorsports’ outreach program. Through Castrol’s VETMotorsports Performance Match Fund, the on-track performance of the Triumph teams has earned VETMotorsports $3,350 in bonuses thus far this season.
The MotoAmerica Supersport races and the entire AMA Pro Flat Track event will be streamed live online at www.FansChoice.TV. The MotoAmerica Supersport races are on Saturday, June 27, at 1:00pm MDT and Sunday, June 28, at 2:40pm MDT. The AMA Pro Flat Track heat races begin on Saturday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. EDT and the GNC1 Main is at 10:00 p.m. EDT. For more information on the events, visit www.MotoAmerica.com and www.AMAProRacing.com/FT.
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.