AFT Singles Championship and Bragging Rights on the Line at Harley-Davidson Williams Grove Half-Mile
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 6, 2018) – Jared Mees captured his fifth AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines championship at Springfield last weekend, but this Saturday night’s Harley-Davidson Williams Grove Half-Mile presented by Appalachian Harley-Davidson could crown yet another champ.
The leading contender for the still-undecided AFT Singles title is Dan Bromley (shown above; No. 62 KTM North America/Bromley Motorsports 450 SX-F), who holds a 50-point advantage over Ryan Wells (No. 94 RMR/Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda CRF450), the only other rider with a mathematical shot at the championship. Bromley has deep roots at Williams Grove (his grandfather, father and two uncles all competed there) and needs only to best Wells by one position to secure the AFT Singles title with two races remaining.
Local heroine Shayna Texter (No. 52 Husqvarna Motorcycles/JCS Racing FC 450) from nearby Willow Street, PA, is sure to be in the mix along with Jesse Janisch (No. 132 Roof Systems/West Bend Harley-Davidson-backed Yamaha YZ450F), who’s currently tied with Texter in points. You’ve also got 2017 series champ Kolby Carlile(No. 1 Estenson Racing/McCandless Truck Center Yamaha YZ450F) and Morgen Mischler (No. 69 Cycle Craft Yamaha/Rohde's Sales & Service Yamaha YZ450F) – also tied in points – just 8 points behind them. With ten different winners in 15 races this year, the AFT Singles Main Event is sure to be an absolute barn burner.
The bar bangin’ in the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines division will be gnarly despite Mees having wrapped up the title. The reason? Home-field bragging rights. A host of riders hail from Eastern PA, including Mees, Jake Johnson (No. 5 Estenson Racing/McCandless Truck Center Indian Scout FTR750), Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team XG750R), Johnny Lewis (No. 10 RMR Racing/KE Motorsports Indian Scout FTR750) and Cory Texter (No. 65 CTR/Law Tigers Indian Scout FTR750), who’ll move to the AFT Twins class for the remainder of the season. All will want to impress friends and family and reign on social media until round 17 in Minneapolis.
With Williams Grove being a night race this year, track conditions are likely to be ideal, which means better and more exciting racing for riders and fans alike.
The Harley-Davidson Williams Grove Half-Mile presented by Appalachian Harley-Davidson starts with Friday evening’s Kick Off Party from 5 to 8 pm at Appalachian Harley-Davidson, just a stone’s throw from the Speedway. Get autographs from the factory Harley-Davidson stars; enjoy beer, wine and good food at an on-site restaurant; see Grim Company put in one of its signature stunting events (www.grimcostunts.com); take in Appalachian H-D’s own bike and product displays, and enjoy product and ticket giveaways.
- Beer will be sold this year at 3 locations inside the Speedway! Brands include Blue Moon, Coors Light, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Miller Lite and Sol. Beer sales begin at 4:00 pm. As always at Williams Grove Speedway, fans are permitted to being coolers up to 18” in length, although no glass bottles may be brought into the facility.
- Plenty of food and refreshment options, plus a grand fireworks display!
- Dual Jumbotrons will put fans in the thick of the action regardless of where they’re sitting.
- Live music on the infield stage with the Slamm Band, a five-piece, high-energy party band based in Philadelphia.
- Ticket options from General Admission to Infield VIP will be available. Infield VIP hospitality package includes spectacular track-side infield views (under a tent in Turn 3), restrooms, snacks, dinner, iced tea, water and lemonade.
Gates for Saturday’s Harley-Davidson Williams Grove Half-Mile presented by Appalachian Harley-Davidson open at 2:30 pm ET, with practice and qualifying starting at 3:30 pm ET. An autograph signing/open-paddock fan walk is scheduled for 6:00 pm ET, with racing beginning at 7:30 pm ET. Main Events are scheduled for 9:00 pm ET. Catch all the AFT live streaming action on FansChoice.tv beginning at 3:30 pm ET (12:30 pm PT) at https://www.fanschoice.tv/watch-live/american-flat-track
Tickets for the Springfield Mile II start at $40. Hospitality/VIP tickets are $99 and include spectacular track-side infield views (under a tent in Turn 3), restrooms, snacks, dinner, iced tea, water and lemonade and can be had here: https://www.showclix.com/event/williams-grove-half-mile
For a thoroughly in-depth Williams Grove Half-Mile experience with flag-to-flag coverage of both Main Events enhanced by drone and onboard footage, be sure to catch the NBC Sports feature telecast of the Harley-Davidson Williams Grove Half-Mile presented by Appalachian Harley-Davidson when it premieres on NBCSN on Sunday, September 23 at 5:00 pm ET (2:00 pm PT). Be sure to check your local listings, or for the complete broadcast schedule for AFT on NBCSN, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn