Legends Parker, Springsteen, Kidd Lead Past Motorcycle Stars to Meet Fans at Sacramento Mile
Posted on behalf of SDI Racing, LLC
SACRAMENTO, CA – The upcoming Mission Legendary Sacramento Mile powered by Law Tigers motorcycle races on Saturday, Aug. 20, will feature some of the greatest flat track motorcycle riders in history in a special “Legends Meet and Greet” autograph session set for 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds grandstand area.
The winningest rider in Progressive American Flat Track history, Scott Parker, will be back at the site of his 13 main event victories at the Cal Expo dirt one-mile oval and will be joined by other Sacramento Mile winners and national series champions – popular Jay Springsteen, personable Mike Kidd and winner of seven consecutive Cal Expo wins, Bryan Smith, who scored second to Jared Mees last September in his final Progressive AFT race at Cal Expo.
Other former flat track stars scheduled to appear in the fan favorite “Legends” meeting on Aug. 20 will include former Progressive AFT national champions Brad Baker and Joe Kopp as well as national event race winners Ronnie Jones and Jim Odom. Northern California stars Eric and Dave Bostrom, Paul Bergstrom, Dennis Kanegae and team owner Gary Rogers will also be on hand.
Former Progressive AFT flat track racer Nichole Cheza Mees, wife of six-time SuperTwins champion Mees and the highest placing woman ever in the SuperTwins division, will be greeting the Sacramento Mile fans in the “Legends” event, sponsored by Motion Pro and the “Hot Shoe” Hall of Fame.
Parker, who retired after the 1999 season as a full-time flat track racer, won a record 94 Grand National races (55 on Miles and 35 on Half-Miles) and nine Grand National series championships, easily the most by any flat track rider. Scott won Grand National races in all four forms of flat track racing – Miles, Half-Miles, TT Steeplechase and Short Track.
“Sacramento was always a great track for me,” said Parker. “We had some great battles at Cal Expo. I lost a few close ones too. Luckily, I won the most of any rider at Sacramento. I’m looking forward to returning to Cal Expo and seeing the fans again.
The “Hot Shoe Hall of Fame,” located on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, will also have a special booth for the “Legends” meeting at Cal Expo with former Speedway Racing stars Mike Bast, Mike Faria, John Cook and Gene Woods signing autographs. Woods is the founder and curator of the “Hot Shoe” Hall of Fame.
A special “Legends” poster will be available to race fans for $5.00 and all of the “Legends” will be signing the posters from 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Cal Expo.
Gates will open at 1 p.m. with Progressive American Flat Track practice set for 2:15 p.m. and racing scheduled for 6 p.m. PDT.
In this year’s event, reigning four-time Sacramento Mile champion Mees seeks to add to his 60-plus career American Flat Track win record against the likes of Briar Bauman, Dallas Daniels, J.D. Beach, Brandon Robinson, Davis Fisher and Bronson Bauman in the Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle class at Cal Expo. Defending Sacramento Mile winners Cory Texter and Trevor Brunner will lead the Mission Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines and Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER divisions, respectively.
Tickets for the Aug. 20 Mission Legendary Sacramento Mile powered by Law Tigers motorcycle events are currently available at www.sdi-racing.com and https://calexpostatefair.com/event/sacramento-mile/.