Pat began his racing career in 1980 at age 8. Unlike most flat trackers starting at local dirt tracks, Pat began on the frozen lakes of Michigan, when his legendary Uncle Randy “BUCKO” Buchanan put him on a 1974 Yamaha GT80. It was not until 7 years later that Pat hit the dirt track scene running at a local half mile. In a few short years, BUCKO by his side, Pat went on to obtain his Professional license as a regular in what was known back then in AMA Pro Dirt Track Racing as the Pro-Am division, and won the 1990 Eastern Division USA #1 plate. Pat continued on to earn and carry the national number 75 for 4 years until practice riding accident caused a severe head injury, and also unfortunately ended the beginning of what could have been a very successful career. Move forward 20 years later, and the desire has never retired. The constant thought of “How do I stack up against the other riders today, eats at me everyday.” Now, 20 years later, Pat has re-licensed with the new national number 71, which was a strategic pick based on his birth year, and turning 50 years old later this year. “ I’m looking forward to finding out where I stand at my age by competing in the AFT Production Twins class, riding a couple of very competitive Kawasaki’s built by 2016 Champion, and current National #4, Bryan Smith's father Barry Smith. Pat gives major credit to Bryan and Brad Baker, for pushing him to pursue his incredible passion for riding at this level. Follow along on Pat’s journey on his social pages @pbracing71 as he plans to ride all 17 venues coast to coast with a vengeance and passion to get a win as one of the oldest current riders in the Progressive AFT series.
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|2021||AFT Production Twins||10||107||13||0||5||16||10.3||0||4||16||11.2||0|
|2020||AFT Production Twins||10||86||10||0||5||15||9.6||0||5||16||9.3||0|
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