29 June 2009

Last Saturday in June: Lima, Ohio

The Allen County Fairgrounds on the east side of Lima, Ohio, are host to the longest continuously running event on the AMA Pro Flat Track schedule. I know this because the PA announcer said so and I was there to hear it--my first trip to the half-mile cushion.

This guy had been there before, however.

As had this guy, last year's winner, Slammin' Sammy Halbert. Think he's wide open?

Classic high-low, over-under cushion track racing: Nichole Cheza was robbed of a trip to the Main by a flat tire two laps from the end of the Semi.

Many, including me, miss the single-cylinder framers, but the racing doesn't seem to suffer in their absence.

Next up: Laguna!

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