Courtesy of AFT – American Flat Track
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 10, 2018) – Richie Morris Racing (RMR) has announced it has signed AFT Twins rider Davis Fisher on an Indian Scout FTR750 for the remainder of the 2018 season, with support from Double D’s Performance Indian Motorcycle of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Both RMR and Double D’s Performance feel the partnership will prove to be a winning one with Fisher in the saddle. After a tough rookie season in the Twins class as a development rider, the 2015 AFT Singles champ has run his own program, showing flashes of brilliance with multiple top-10 finishes, just missing the podium at the Lima, Ohio Half-Mile last year.
Just last weekend, Fisher had an excellent debut on the Indian Scout FTR 750 at the Calistoga Half-Mile. He won his Heat and Semi, set fast time on the night to start from pole, and ended the night with a fifth-place finish. The 20-year-old now has his sights set on his first AFT Twins win in 2018 aboard the RMR/Double D’s Performance Indian Scout FTR750.
“It feels great to join the RMR/Double D’s Performance team,” said Fisher. “Last year I started running my own program with the help of Bob Lanphere’s Beaverton Motorcycles and Dick Wall 60, but Richie hit me up about the opportunity to ride for the team, and I couldn’t turn it down. I’m really excited. It takes a lot of stress off me and allows me to focus on racing instead of the added pressure of traveling to each race and prepping the bike myself each week.”
For team principal Richie Morris, all the pieces finally came together to facilitate a competitive program in the AFT Twins class to complement his successful AFT Singles program.
“We are delighted to join forces with Charlie (Yakich) at Double D’s Performance Indian Motorcycle out of Scottsdale Arizona!” Morris said. “We have been working hard to put together a competitive program on the AFT Twins side, and thanks to Double D’s Indian and Hideaway at Cave Creek, we have accomplished just that.
“Davis and I kind of found each other at the right time,” Morris added. “I’m happy to have the 2015 AFT Singles Champion in Davis and the 2016 AFT Singles Champion in Ryan [Wells] on our team. Now we have two proven young riders to look downstream at wins and championships for RMR and partners!”
A longtime motorcycle enthusiast, Double D’s Performance owner Charlie Yakich looks forward to his first foray into racing and being part of the fastest growing sport on two wheels.
“After purchasing the dealership last year and seeing the momentum of American Flat Track and its continued growth,” Yakich said, “we became excited to get involved and go racing. With this being our first foray into racing, we feel that we have teamed up with the right partner – Richie Morris Racing, an experienced race team with a winning record.”
The team kicks off its campaign in AFT Twins this weekend, Saturday May 12, at the home race for Double D’s Performance – the Arizona Mile – and will field a two-rider team for the event with Rob Pearson joining the squad for a one-off event.
Also supporting the RMR/Double D’s Performance effort in the Twins class are the principals of the Hideaway properties in Cave Creek, Arizona: Mark Bradshaw, Jim O’Toole and Kevin Price. The Hideaway is renowned hotspot for some of the most famous custom bike builders and personalities in the motorcycle industry.
RMR is also happy to have the continued support from S&S Cycles and Roland Sands. We would also like to thank E3 Spark Plugs and Lucas Oil, as well as a host of other sponsors: McElroy Packaging; Performance Electronics, Ltd.; Rekluse Motorsports; Galfer USA; No-Toil Industries; NEKEN; Vortex Racing; Motion Pro Inc.; Cometic Gasket Inc.; Arai Helmets; #RSDTraction_wheels.
Next Up for AFT
American Flat Track travels to Phoenix, Arizona this weekend to tackle its first Mile of the season, the Law Tigers Arizona Mile presented by Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson at the luxurious Turf Paradise. Tickets are available now at Arizona Tix, and those that can’t make the race can watch live on FansChoice.tv starting at 2:00 pm ET. For a thoroughly in-depth AFT experience with flag-to-flag coverage of both Main Events enhanced by drone and onboard footage, be sure to tune into the feature broadcast of the Arizona Mile when it debuts on NBCSN on Saturday, May 26 at 3:00 pm ET.
RMR is a professional motorcycle race team that’s competed at the highest level in different genres of motorcycle racing, with four national championships in AMA Pro Road Racing. The team has scored numerous wins and podium finishes with many different professional riders. RMR believes in building a solid platform to win races and championships, and in doing so, deliver maximum value to our riders and partners.
About Double D’s Performance Indian Motorcycle
Double D’s Performance is an independently owned and operated family business. Double D’s is proud to offer you the latest Indian, Slingshot and Royal Enfield motorcycles, as well as parts and accessories at the best prices in Arizona. Being motorcycle enthusiasts, our staff specializes in customer service and aims to make your purchase seamless and enjoyable. For more information about Double D’s Performance, visit www.double-ds-performance.com/
How to Watch:
NBCSN and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track. For the 2018 season, NBCSN’s coverage of AFT moves to highly-coveted, weekend afternoon programming slots within two weeks of each event. The complete schedule for AFT on NBCSN can be viewed at http://www.americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn/. FansChoice.tv remains a cornerstone of AFT’s digital strategy, providing live streaming coverage of every event on AFT’s live page while previous events and exclusive features are available on AFT’s VOD page.
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 http://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.