Courtesy of AFT – American Flat Track
SPRINGFIELD. Ill. (May 28, 2018) – Mother Nature put a damper on yesterday’s racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, but the sun is shining and the 99th Harley-Davidson Springfield Mile is ready to rock in just a few hours!
The Indian Scout FTR750s of reigning champ Jared Mees, Jeffrey Carver Jr., Brad Baker and Kenny Coolbeth Jr. all qualified fast during yesterday’s rain-shortened program, but there were two surprises. One was Davis Fisher’s fastest-of-the-day qualifying performance over Mees and company on his Richie Morris Racing Indian FTR. The other was Harley-Davidson factory pilot Brandon Robinson, who slotted in sixth-fastest above the Indian FTRs of Henry Wiles and Bryan Smith. Kawasaki-mounted Briar Bauman and Indian-mounted Robert Pearson filled out the top ten qualifiers.
Gates open for fans at noon ET (11:00 Central), practice begins at 1:00 ET (noon Central), with racing starting at 2:00 (1:00 Central). AFT Twins Semis and Main Events for AFT Twins and Production Twins are left to run, so there’s a lot of exciting racing yet to happen at the fastest mile in the land.
Tickets from yesterday will be honored, of course, and if you can’t make it to the Fairgrounds be sure to tune into FansChoice.tv for all the action starting at 1:00 ET (noon Central).
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.