Triumph heads to the famed Knoxville Raceway for AMA Pro Flat Track racing, LIVE Coverage Available on FansChoice.TV
NEWS June 13, 2014
Photo by Dave Hoenig
ATLANTA, Ga. (June 13, 2014) – Shayna Texter and the #25A Latus Motors-Castrol-Triumph team and Mikey Martin and the #91 Bonneville Performance-Castrol-Triumph team are headed to Knoxville, Iowa’s famed half-mile raceway for this weekend’s AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship race on Sunday, June 15. It’s just the second race of the 14-race Grand National season.
Texter, the first female to win an AMA Pro Singles main event, made the jump to the twin-cylinder Grand National Championship this year. She was immediately fast and comfortable on the bigger bike.
“The Latus Motors Racing Triumph got incredible traction in our first race of the season,” said Texter. “The bike hooked up so well and the track was so fast that we discovered some high speed handling issues that we normally wouldn’t experience. The good news is we learned some things that will make the bike faster at other tracks including Knoxville. I’m really looking forward to seeing how those changes affect the bike.”
Martin and the Bonneville Performance team also have their goals set high for the half-mile short track.
“Knoxville’s a very different track from the Springfield Mile,” said Martin. “As much as I love the high speed and traction at Springfield, Knoxville is a blast to ride because the bike likes to skate around on the looser surface, and the corners come up a lot faster so it feels like we’re spending a lot more time sliding through the turns.”
All race day activities are on Sunday, June 15. Registration opens at 7:30am, the first practice session is at 10:15am, and Opening Ceremonies are at 1:00pm. For more information, check out the Knoxville Raceway schedule.
Watch all the racing action live this weekend online at FansChoice.TV.
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 its North American operations are based in Atlanta. To see the full range of Triumph motorcycles visit www.TriumphMotorcycles.com.