Posts Tagged ‘Motorcycles’

[COVERAGE] American Flat Track Meadowlands Mile – Inaugural

October 31st, 2018 by Elusive Media

The inaugural American Flat Track Meadowlands Mile event presented by Ducati has two classes, Single & Twin with speeds that go well into the triple digits was located in New Jersey with a view of New York City in the distance. While I spoke with many fans that were local, there was an impressive amount of fans that were traveling from outside the Tri-State area considering the rainy damp weather. As night sets and the track light reflects of the mist in the air, the heats continue and we are ready some nail biting finishes in the main events! The Single main event, 1st and 2nd were .006 between each other, the top 4 places in the Twin event were all within .800 of each other! With 15 and 25 laps races, any slip up would of knocked you off the podium. I know I’m looking forward to this event next year. It’s good to see Flat Track racing so close to home!

Singles – Top 5

POS # Rider Sponsors Bike Interval Gap Best Lap Points
1 52 Shayna Texter Husqvarna Motorcycles,Roof Systems,Parts Unlimited,Drag… Husqvarna FC450 15 Laps WINNER 0:40.296 25
2 1 Kolby Carlile Estenson Racing,McCandless Trucking Center,Utility,Autolite,K.C…. Yamaha YZ450F 0.006 0.006 0:40.526 20
3 62 Dan Bromley KTM North America,Bromley MOtorsports,Steve Bromley,Henderson… KTM 450 SX-F 3.337 3.330 0:40.696 17
4 94 Ryan Wells Honda,Al Lamb Dallas Honda,Pro Honda Oils and Chemicals,S&S… Honda CRF450R 3.729 0.392 0:40.437 15
5 38 Tanner Dean Waters Autobody,D&D Powersports,RLJ Racing,Spectro… KTM 450 SX-F 3.809 0.079 0:40.590 14

Twins – Top 5

POS # Rider Sponsors Bike Interval Gap Best Lap Points
1 4 Bryan Smith Indian Motorcycle,AllState Motorcycle Insurance,Shoei,Rockstar,Indian… Indian Scout FTR750 25 Laps WINNER 0:37.898 25
2 1 Jared Mees Indian Motorcycle,Rogers Racing,SDI,Hernleys Indian,Motul,Alpinestars,National… Indian Scout FTR750 0.343 0.343 0:38.033 20
3 23 Jeffrey Carver Jr. Roof-Systems of Dallas TX,Indian of Metro Milwaukee,Happy… Indian Scout FTR750 0.565 0.222 0:38.232 17
4 14 Briar Bauman Zanotti Racing,Roof Systems,Western Powersports,Hard… Indian Scout FTR750 0.868 0.302 0:38.109 15
5 17 Henry Wiles Bandit Industries,Wilco Racing,Willy Built,Mad Dog… Indian Scout FTR750 6.613 5.744 0:38.499 14

Date: October 6th, 2018
Location: Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, East Rutherford, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] MotoAmerica New Jersey Round 9

September 14th, 2018 by Elusive Media

MotoAmerica continues at New Jersey Motorsports Park with many championships ready to be clinched, but with heavy rain and winds, mother nature wasn’t going to make it easy! This weekend reminded me of my first time attending MotoGP back in 2008 at Indianapolis, a Tropical storm race day. In this occasion, this was my first time attending MotoAmerica and both days mother nature was relentless in not giving us a dry race, But this did not stop everyone from viewing some top class racing. It’s still amazing me every time witness see a wet race and how fast these rides can go lap after lap on the edge. The next time you see a bad forecast for a race weekend at MotoAmerica, don’t worry, racing will continue and you will be in awe!

Congrats to Cameron Beaubier (Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing) for taking this years 2018 Motul Superbike Championship (His third time), Alex Dumas (Monster Energy/Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha) to clinching his Liqui Moly Junior Cup Championship and Andrew Lee (KTM Orange Brigade/JP43 Training) for securing his Stock 1000 Championship!

A special shout-out to Roger Hayden! He’s retiring after the next round in MotoAmerica and 20 years of racing motorcycles competitively. It was fantastic to see him race over the years along with seeing him racing in some wildcards in the past; MotoGP and Moto2. This also marks an end of an era for the 3 Hayden brothers. I will miss cheering them on from either the TV or attending a race!

Date: September 7-9th, 2018
Location: New Jersey Motosports Park, Millville, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] 35th New York International Motorcycle Show

December 22nd, 2015 by Elusive Media

The 35th Progressive International Motorcycle Show(IMS) arrived back in New York at the Jacob Javits Center to kick off the 3 day show. IMS brings you a taste of what some of the manufactures have coming down the line along with current models. We also have the return of J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition for its 7th year, so we have plenty of custom rides for you to drool over! As you can see IMS has something for everyone, being a new to the experienced rider and you’re surrounded by fellow motorcycle enthusiasts and manufacture experts if you have any questions on any models. Progressive Main Stage also has a slew of motorcycle racers, riding instructors, technical seminars, daredevil stunt riders, adventure touring legends, bike designers, and custom builders through out the weekend. We also are treated with our 3rd year of School of Rock playing on the stage as well; live music is always a plus! Don’t forget about the huge marketplace, which is a must! The weekend was packed with other great displays, activities, contests, so be sure to check one of their shows in there 10 stop tour! info @ http://www.motorcycleshows.com/

Date: December 11th-13th, 2015
Location: New York, New York @ Jacob Javits Center
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP

August 12th, 2014 by Elusive Media

The race weekend has arrived and pasted, but it was fantastic from all 3 classes! All eyes were on Marquez to see if he could continue his undefeated season and continue breaking records after records on only his 2nd year in top class. First, lets talk about this years changes to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway(IMS) circuit. After the many years of complains from the riders because of the bumpy and changing tarmac surfaces, IMS has listened. They have now not only repaved the whole circuit, but changed the track layout to have a more flowing track(more exciting racing!), while still keeping their ‘stop and go’ sections which gives us great opportunities for overtaking!

So lets continue with our race weekend, After FP2, Defending World Champion Marc Marquez leaded the back with an impressive .222s(Iannone – Parmac Racing) & .542s(Lorenzo – Movistar Yamaha) in front of his nears competitors. IMS also received positive remarks from all class on the modified layout and resurfacing. Its excited to see Ducati running up front with the other two manufactures, but will it continue the rest of the weekend?

As a Nicky Hayden fan, i must note he was absent from his motorcycle(Drive M7 Aspar) and replaced by Leon Camier due to a past injury that needed surgery. Lets hope to see him 100% in the upcoming races! Despite him being absent from his bike, he was joined his family for a press conference on his fathers new book release. If you a Hayden fan, its a must read, as it involves the whole Hayden family.

Lets move on to FP3/4 and the important qualifying for Sunday’s race. After Marquez dominating day one, Bradl has posted the quickest time of 1:32.522, about .3 faster than yesterdays quickest lap by Marquez. Rossi and Lorenzo finish off the top 3, while the lone Ducati ridden by Dovizioso finishes 4th and Pol Espargaro finished the top 5 in FP3. Dovizioso maybe not have set the fastest lap in FP3, but he does break the fastest trap speed on a motorcycle at IMS with an impressive 214.5mph! FP4 mostly focuses on fine tuning race setup and getting ready to put in a few fast laps to go for pole position in qualifying. Marquez is back to what he does best, shows up on the time sheet with the fastest time this weekend with a 1:32.391! Bradl drops off from the top 5, but Pol Espargaro, Rossi, Dovizioso, and Lorenzo finish the top 5. The new track layout continues to let the riders hit higher speeds; Pedrosa set the new trap speed record at 216.9mph! As Q1 finishes up, Redding and Crutchlow advance to join the rest of the top 10 qualifiers in Q2. With the limited time to put hot laps in, Marquez takes the fastest lap 12 minutes into Q2 with a pole time of 1:31.619. This marks Marquez’s eighth pole out of the ten races so far this season! The odds of continuing his winning streak looks promising! Dovizioso takes the the 2nd grid position(best qualifying since pole in Japanese GP in 2010) while Lorenzo finish off the front row. Seeing 3 different manufactures up front is always promising for an exciting race! Side note: Kallio picks up his 2nd pole of the season for Moto2 and championship leader Miller on pole for Moto3!

Race day is here and it was thrilling! Ducati has really started to get it together this season. Dovizioso has managed to get off the line fighting for the lead along side another Ducati ridden by Iannone. Tho a quick laps down, Rossi takes the lead but Dovizioso keeps a tight leash behind. Marquez has never been known for his starts and get pushed back to fight for 5 and 6th. Lorenzo also falls behind and tails Marquez in the first few laps. While Rossi and Dovizioso battle for the lead, they end up touching allowing Marquez and Lorenzo to sneak their way up to the front. But the show isn’t over, Marquez swings wide a couple turns later and Rossi regains the lead. The top four are within a few bikes lengths of each for almost the entire first half of the race. Its almost like your watching a Moto2 or Moto3 race! With about 16 laps to go, Marquez starts putting some distance between him and pack. Lorenzo and Rossi continue to fight for position 2 while Pedrosa works his way up from 8th on the grid and overtaking Dovizioso for 4th place. Unlike Pedrosa, Dovizioso ends up falling back toward the end of the race to finish in 7th. While the Ducati lost its pace toward the end of the race, it was memorable to see the Ducati finally fighting for the lead in the first 1/2 of the race! A worthy note was Collin Edwards in 13th, which ends his last American race in his motogp career! He will sure be missed! Keep an eye out for an article with just photos i’ve taken of Edwards over the years! The unstoppable Marquez now clinches his 10th consecutive win on his Resole Honda! This is the first time since Mick Doohan in 1997 to have 10 wins in a row in the premier class. Impressive!!!

I hope you enjoyed the coverage from this years races, til next year! Enjoy the gobs of photos!

Date: August 8-10th, 2014
Location: Indianapolis, IN
By: Erik
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