Coolbeth: A Very Special Guest
NEWS October 6, 2009
Appearing on the Gate C Stage from 10:30 - 11:30am, Coolbeth will be on hand to sign autographs, show you his Harley Davidson flat track bike, tell you about his outstanding racing career and pose for photographs.
Racing since the young age of 5, Coolbeth turned pro in 1993 and immediately began carving a name for himself. In 1993, he earned AMA Flat Track Rookie of the Year honors and that was just the beginning.
"I've been around racing all my life," says the popular Connecticut native. "My dad raced and so did my dad's dad. It is definitely in my blood."
In California for the AMA Pro and WCFTS Grand National Championship Motorcycle Races at the Fairplex, October 24 at 6:30pm, Coolbeth, often called the "King of Cool, will be going for his 4th consecutive championship.
Currently sitting in second place, 15 points behind the leader, Coolbeth needs to win both the Dash and Main event with the leader finishing 7th or below.
"We won both the Springfield Nationals and the Indianapolis Mile this season," says Coolbeth, who is a factory racer for the Harley Davidson team. "This is the first time there has been an AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National in California in a decade. It would be definitely be awesome to be able to claim the win."
The AMA Pro Grand National Championship is the oldest and most traditional form of motorcycle racing, tracing it's roots back to the 1900's when young daredevils tested each other on county fairground ovals all around the United States. While the motorcycles have evolved greatly over the years, the close, handlebar-to-handlebar action packed racing is still some of the fastest, most exciting competition found in the two-wheeled world.
Be sure and stop by and meet this legendary racer on Saturday, Oct 24th from 10:30 - 11:30am.