Confederate flag banned by the army and navy and nascar to be flown at roaring knob.
Rick Jones owner of Roaring Knob Raceway made the following statement on the official Facebook page for the track:
What Rick Jones has failed to see is the pain and the hurt his action will cause people. As a parent of black children, this venue is the last place on earth I would to take my children. If the military who are really standing for the rights of America, have banned the flag, the only thing you are doing is saying, "I do not stand for the rights of the American people" and rather that you are standing for your own ideology which the world is fast moving beyond as society evolves.
An even more poignant point is, it was AN AMERICAN VETERAN who suggested to Colin Kaepernick to take a kneel rather than remain seated during the national anthem. What Rick Jones has done has proven to either not understand the issue at hand or proven he is a racist.
Culture and Motorsport
For any motorsport and any track to survive, we have to grow, we have to evolve and throw away archaic ideals and move forward with society being inclusive to all and not exclusive. Allow people to kneel. Allow people the freedoms you claim to hold dear. If not, do not consider yourself a true American patriot.
Restrictions easing up in New Jersey!
We are very happy to announce that Bridgeport Speedway has reopened to open practice events.
There is a limited rider base that has shrunk dramatically due to the politics of speedway on the east coast.
Some riders do not like traveling over an hour from their home to race at an event.
Running speedway could potentially take riders from one event to another and thin out the numbers to where there are not enough riders to put on a good event. Though as a couple of other promoters have stated, "it only takes two bikes to have a race".
Reasons to host speedway
To spread the sport and build it up. Give the riders opportunities that they have not had in the past. As the old adage goes, "if you build it, they will come". This is our motto. We are looking for new fresh riders as we are able to source incredible deals on bikes, parts and so on and so forth. We also have the backing of international riders and clubs.
Absolutely yes, we will run speedway. Even if we have 3 riders show up, we can put on an event and we will grow from there. It is no-brainer. If you love the sport, you make it happen. Another thing, we are planning on creating teams for speedway, and in the end we hope to have the "Oakland Bombers" v "New Castle Coyotes" etc. (Names are given just as an example). This will help riders learn how to ride as a team (essential to racing in Europe) and develop talent in a way perpetual individual events can't succeed.
So watch out for the calendar for 2021 and come along and support the speedway events we put on. We had some great racing last time out.
the Inevitable happens
I genuinely never wanted to write this, but we all are looking at a complete shut down of racing worldwide due to the coronavirus / covid-19 pandemic. This is sad but also unavoidable at the moment. This does give S360 time to plan ahead for the 2021 season and we hope to have bring you a couple of great events.
Pit Bike Flat Track Racing
We are in talks about starting our very own Speedway360 pit bike flat track racing series. It will be a non-AMA outlaw open championship. We are looking to run at a couple of different venues in New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware and are now open for sponsors for the 5 round series.
How the calendar will work
Round 1 Oval
Round 2 TT
Round 3 Oval
Round 5 - heats on oval, TT Main Event.
Two heats with 1st grid chosen at random, 2nd grid reverse of the 1st grid and the final being based on points scored.
Technical details on bike specification will be on the site soon.
We are looking at covering micro sprints and karts at various tracks. We are hoping everyone stays safe during this time as the coronavirus passes through the country.
This is the date we have penciled in for the KEVIN THRIFT Memorial Trophy. An excellent program is being created, stay tuned for more details.
BIG news is going to be announced with the Kevin Thrift Memorial Trophy moving to the West Coast for 2020! More details to follow, and quite honestly, we are very excited about this!
Innovation and creativity are the trademarks of Speedway360. Aiming to put on great speedway events at venues which have not traditionally hosted the sport and which not only offer riders great incentives but put on fantastic shows for the fans. With that in mind we are proposing to find a location in New Jersey to host a one-off speedway event.
We are also looking into the idea of inviting non-AMA flat-track racers to join us for their own event on the same day. Pushing a unity of the sports and presenting new crowds with opportunities to experience the sights and sounds of short track 2 wheeled oval racing.
The AMA FIM North America Final was a double feature. Ahead of the main 7pm show was a super 28 race program that began at 4pm. Several classes ran, here is the write up.
Perhaps the most eagerly awaited class was the ‘Invitational’ for Division 1 and 2 riders not in the American Final starting 16. Up for grabs were two reserve spots on the main show. Riders had two heats each, qualifying them for the A or B Main. Kayle LeoGrande top scored with two heat wins. Mark Fillebrown and Sara Cords also took a heat win each. 500cc debutante Timmy Dion impressed by winning the B Main. It was LeoGrande who went perfect by taking the A Main, Sara Cords in second qualified as second reserve.
The Support Class featured Division 2 and 3 riders. Timmy Dion, doubling up, took two heat wins with Tom Bryant and Dave Perry taking one each. Rees Todd was the B Main victor with Dion completing a three ride maximum by taking the A Main.
Six riders entered the growing and popular upright class. Colorado visitor Mike Jaudon took the clean sweep, closest competition was from Central California’s Dan Waller
Youth action saw Owen Williams taking two heats with Jose Navarette taking the other. Williams completed a maximum with a Main win. Four of the 150s went back to their beginnings by running 50cc Pee Wees. Heats went to Williams and Levi Leutz with Leutz being the victor in the Main event. Bob Tocco took a three-ride maximum in the Mini Bikes whilst Justin Almon went 3-0 in match races against Division Two riders.
Invitational Main Event
185 Kayle LeoGrande
144 Sara Cords
323 Mike Miller
168 Mark Fillebrown
37 Joey Donaldson
171 Timmy Dion
173 Rees Todd
153 Brad Moreau
103 Brent Smith
171 Timmy Dion
101 Andy Dix
220 Tom F Bryant
196 Tanner Harmon fell
127 Dave Perry retires
173 Reed Todd
299 Rheten Todd
111 David Newsham
303 Dennis Osmer
211 Steve Brown (non starter)
12c Mike Jaudon
240 Dan Waller
213 Mike Reed
162 Mike Lupo fell
11c Kenny Pieper retired
163 Ron Davis non starter.
150 Mini Main
04 Owen Williams
9 Leve Leutz
48 Jose Navarette
74 Kensei Matsudaira
8 Max Anderson (10)
76 Nick Dunn (10)
Pee Wee Main
9 Levi Leutz
76 Nick Dunn
04 Owen Williams
8 Max Anderson
Mini Bike Main
47 Bob Tocco
18 Justin Boyle
74 Kensei Matsudaira
4 Matt Stoutenberg
153 Thomas Rishton
145 Mark Fullner
2020 will see slingshots, karts, flat track trikes and speedway on the Speedway360 channel. We are excited to be involved with and support these sports.