Courtesy of American Flat Track
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 12, 2019) – AFT Events is excited to announce AMA Hall of Fame inductee and 1993 500cc Grand Prix World Champion Kevin Schwantz as the Grand Marshal of the Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda Texas Half-Mile presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys event on Saturday, April 20 at Texas Motor Speedway.
A native Texan, Schwantz is known for being a MotoGP powerhouse. His road racing accolades include a 1988 DAYTONA 200 win and 25 career wins in the 500cc GP class, placing him second for all-time wins from American riders within the sport.
Schwantz is no stranger to professional flat track: he raced three races (Ascot, Phoenix and San Jose) during the 1986 season aboard a Harley-Davidson XR750.
“I am very excited to serve as Grand Marshal for the Texas Half-Mile,” said Schwantz. “It’s a great event; I was there last year. To be able to be up close to watch the AFT Twins, AFT Singles and AFT Production Twins race is really going to be a treat. It is an honor to be able to present the trophies to the competitors, and I look forward to it. I am grateful to AFT for the opportunity.”
“We are very excited to have Kevin as our Grand Marshal in Texas,” said Cameron Gray, COO of AFT Events. “He is an icon of road racing and a MotoGP champion, not to mention a Texas native. He has some flat track roots and is a true fan of our sport; we feel honored to have him present at our event.”
Schwantz will also serve as the American ambassador during the April 14 MotoGP event at Circuit of The Americas in Del Valle, TX.
The Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda Texas Half-Mile presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys event Opening Ceremonies begin at 5:50 pm, during which fans will get to see Schwantz as he assists in kicking off the race program. Fans attending can also look forward to live entertainment and an Easter egg hunt for children during the event.
American Flat Track’s highly-anticipated third round – the Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda Texas Half-Mile presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys – roars into the iconic Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Tickets start at just $40 online and kids 12 and under are FREE. Get your tickets now at www.americanflattrack.com.
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About American Flat Track:
American Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit https://www.americanflattrack.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram, live stream the events at FansChoice.tv and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.