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Old 11-22-2019, 10:18 AM   #1576
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I guess we are supposed to start seeing team/rider announcements for 2020 in the next few weeks. I understand there are 15 teams signed up for SuperTwins but no official confirmations beyond Dan Bromley riding an Indian FTR750 next season.
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Old 11-22-2019, 01:27 PM   #1577
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Also heard George Latus / Latus Racing in getting a team together using Triumphs.

Latus was a solid privateer team in the MA early days and George is a neat dude. When Bobby started winning superstock races on the Kawasaki I thought there was hope that Kawi might help them. Nope.

George saw the money pit and now seems ready to see if the AFT pit is not a bottomless one.
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SuperTwins teams for 2020 are starting to be announced.

Dan Bromley and Brandon Price will race Indian FTR750s for Roof Systems of Dallas.

Today, Harley announced their 2020 factory team of three riders. Bryan Smith, Jarod Vanderkooi and Dalton Gauthier will make up a three rider SuperTwins Factory HD team with Ricky Howerton as Crew Chief.
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:45 PM   #1579
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Rules for Super Twins class FAQ's. Everyone makes the main?



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Everyone-makes-the-Main has been part of the SuperTwins proposal from the start. Aligns with IndyCar, F1, MotoGP, WSBK, MotoAmerica and other pro motorsports. AFT gets a full grid of professional teams/racers to offer to TV and individual event promoters and the racers get guaranteed payouts along with more or better ROI for sponsors.
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Everyone-makes-the-Main has been part of the SuperTwins proposal from the start. Aligns with IndyCar, F1, MotoGP, WSBK, MotoAmerica and other pro motorsports. AFT gets a full grid of professional teams/racers to offer to TV and individual event promoters and the racers get guaranteed payouts along with more or better ROI for sponsors.
Going to be a big change for long-time fans. If it works will be great, as in time we will see live network coverage.
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:17 AM   #1582
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Yamaha and Estenson Racing announce their 2020 AFT line-up.

https://www.americanflattrack.com/ne...lat-track-team

JD Beach is signed to a multi-year contract. Former Singles class champ Kolby Carlile will join Beach on Yamaha DT-07s in the Super Twins class. Team long hair should provide plenty of excitement on the TTs. Hope they can get the Yamaha working on the ovals this season.

Estenson also signed San Jose-native Mikey Rush to partner with Dallas Daniels in the Singles class.
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New post on the AFT website today where Ricky Howerton discusses his struggles in 2019 and his plans for 2020 with the V&H Harley Davidson team and the XG750 race bike. Its a good read.

https://www.americanflattrack.com/ne...behind-machine
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Old 12-19-2019, 02:06 PM   #1584
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Still no list of all the SuperTwins riders. Rush, Cose, and Wiles to the Singles class. Wiles will win more races in the Singles but would be top 10 or higher in the twins.
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man, I really don’t want the SuperTwins naysayers (myself included) to be correct, that SFT has moved too fact & has screwed the pooch in Formula Indian

guess we ‘ll see.....
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I don't remember AFT (or AMA Pro) releasing a list of teams competing in each category beyond entry lists for each race. We usually find out about teams via press releases from the teams. Recalling past years, most official announcements aren't made until February.

So far, official announcements for SuperTwins include:

Vance&Hines / Harley Davison factory team
Bryan Smith
Jarod Vanderkooi
Dalton Gauthier

Estenson Racing/Yamaha
JD Beach
Kolby Carlile

Roof Systems Indian
Dan Bromley
Brandon Price

Nila Coolbeth Indian
Team has signed up for SuperTwins but has yet to announce their rider

Thats eight of 16 slots for SuperTwins.


Still waiting on official announcements from the Indian factory team(s). Seems unlikely Indian would change much. Sammy Halbert said in his statement after leaving factory HD that he would be joining another team and racing in the SuperTwins class. I've read elsewhere that 15 of the 16 SuperTwins slots have been paid for.

I'm not concerned about the health of any of the three AFT classes. 2020 will likely be even stronger than 2019 was. Just hope they can get a handle of track prep because AFT cannot repeat the issues they had at those last two races of 2019.
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Briggs Auto just announced they have signed Davis Fisher to race in SuperTwins so thats one more for the official count.

https://www.americanflattrack.com/ne...aft-supertwins
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Jeffery Carver only has funds for a wild card team at this time.

AFT Twins 4th Overall in points Last 2 Years.......and "At this time we are going Wild Card racing in the SuperTwins class and trying to raise funds to do a full season as a team."

I hope this experiment by AFT works. Hope to see the best of the best and not the richest of the richest.
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Jeffery Carver only has funds for a wild card team at this time.

AFT Twins 4th Overall in points Last 2 Years.......and "At this time we are going Wild Card racing in the SuperTwins class and trying to raise funds to do a full season as a team."

I hope this experiment by AFT works. Hope to see the best of the best and not the richest of the richest.

I share your concerns, deeply - this ST deal is being put in place at least 1 year too soon. I really want AFT teams to succeed
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Old 01-03-2020, 03:27 PM   #1590
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It looks like a new Flat Track organization coming. Xtreem Flat Track. Anyone else remembers the debacle of Pace? Split the riders and no mile track races in CA for a few years.
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