Well, it was another amazing race in Milwaukee, WI for Flat Out Friday. This event was a solo event, meaning it didn’t have the Mama Tried Show attached so it was a one night only race. The logistics of this race got a little crazy. A good friend of mine, Scott T Bone Jones from Noise Cycles, was afraid they wouldn’t be able to find a way to get the bikes to Milwaukee to race with us. Well, we offered to come down and pick them up. Maybe take a little vacation, drive down, grab three bikes, and head back. That turned into grabbing three, then four with Rusty Butcher AKA Mark Atkins to the Speed Merchant and finally, the Suicide Machine Brothers. So, we hooked up to the flatbed and hit the road. It ended up working out as slick as possible. Made for quite an adventure. We have to thank our best friend Jason Brelie, he logged over 10,000 miles in about three weeks hauling bikes back and forth across the country.
First night in Milwaukee was the pre-party at the Harley Davidson Museum. Good times were had but most of us were really looking forward to the racing. Friday morning came and we were all ready to race. The day started off with a nice text video from Lee Fealy letting us know we had our pit spots picked out and saved at 7 AM. His son, Cole Fealy, is a stud of a racer and proudly sponsored by us. His best friend, Dan Jacobson, is also a Vanilla Cycles sponsored rider, and both were there to compete in the Pro class.
The races were great, sticky syrup on concrete. Tight corners, action packed. Our Amateur rider. Shawn Wegenas.t kicked off the night with a 2nd place in his heat for a direct transfer to the A main. I also took a 2nd in my heat for a transfer to the A Main of the Hooligan Class. Cole was the 3rd rider to make the A Main for the Vanilla Cycles Race Team. Dan, his first race back from a nasty wrist break did well but missed the A’s by one position.
It was a great weekend and a blast to hang out with The Speed Merchant Team, Rusty Butcher, Noise Cycles, Suicide Machine Co and our entire team. I want to thank Harley Davidson, Mama Tried, Flat Out Friday, Jason Brelie, my wife, Cece Fealy, Ashley Jacobson, Shane Skaggs, and anyone else I may have forgotten. All your help was very much appreciated. Also big thanks to Stutsman Harley Davidson for their continued support. Some pictures of the weekend are attached.