Six-Time Supercross/Motocross Champion Jeff Stanton Named Grand Marshal for Progressive AFT Black Hills Half-Mile
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 3, 2022) – Progressive American Flat Track is thrilled to announce that racing legend Jeff Stanton will serve as the Grand Marshal for the Progressive Black Hills Half-Mile presented by Saddlemen at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Saturday, August 6.
Stanton is a six-time Supercross/Motocross champion who stood as a dominant force in sport in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Synonymous with the powerful American Honda efforts of the era, Stanton continued his long association with the Red Riders long after he retired as a racer at the conclusion of the 1994 season.
Stanton was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2000 and was awarded the Mickey Thompson Award of Excellence of 2008.
“It's an honor to be a part of this,” said Stanton. “I love dirt track racing. I've loved it for years. One of my good buddies is Scottie Parker, and we've been friends since we were both racing and winning championships the same years. He followed me and I followed him. Every weekend I had off I'd go watch the races. It's just a down-to-earth group of guys who love racing motorcycles. At the end of the day, we all have the same passion.
“I've never been to the Sturgis. I love the Black Hills – my wife and I have been there a bunch. It's just a beautiful area, and to be able to be a part of the event is going to be awesome. I'm excited.”
The Progressive Black Hills Half-Mile marks Progressive AFT’s return to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for the first time since 2019. Visit https://store.americanflattrack.com/ebooking/ticket/view/id/3696/ to reserve your tickets today.
Gates will open for fans at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT with Opening Ceremonies scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT ahead of the day’s Main Event program. You can catch the livestream of all the weekend’s racing activities on FansChoice.tv. FansChoice.tv provides free-to-view livestreaming of Practice and Qualifying. FansChoice.tv subscribers will then be able to watch the drama unfold from Opening Ceremonies through the Semis, Main Events, and podium celebrations. FansChoice.tv offers two subscription options, granting unlimited access to premium AFT content. Monthly subscriptions start at just $7.99, while a six-month subscription is available for $44.99.
The Progressive Black Hills Half-Mile presented by Saddlemen will premiere on FS1 on Sunday, August 14, at 11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT, including exclusive features, cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage, and expert commentary.
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How to Watch:
FOX Sports and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of Progressive American Flat Track. For the 2022 season, all races will premiere in one-hour telecasts on FS1 during highly desirable weekend time slots. The complete schedule can be viewed at https://www.americanflattrack.com/events-foxsports. FansChoice.tv provides livestreaming coverage of every Progressive AFT round at http://www.FansChoice.tv.