Buell Teams Up for Track Day Programs

April 16, 2009
Courtesy of Buell
Buell Racing
Buell partners with Sportbike Track Time to offer on-track instruction and demo rides at select Track Day venues during the 2009 riding season.

Buell Motorcycle Company and Sportbike Track Time today announced an agreement to partner for a series of enhanced motorcycle track days at select race track venues during the 2009 riding season.

Under the partnership, Buell will provide instructional sessions for intermediate and advanced group riders on eight dates at four track locations during 2009. The instructional sessions will be conducted by experienced professional riding coaches Nick Ienatsch and Ken Hill and will be open to all intermediate and advanced riders in attendance. Limited on-track demonstration rides will also be available.

The dates and locations of the combined Buell/Sportbike Track Time events are as follows:

• Carolina Motorsports Park, Kershaw, SC, April 25-26
• Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds, AL, May 8-9
• Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI June 8-9 (immediately following AMA race)
• Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, OH, July 20-21 (immediately following AMA race)

“Buell could not have partnered with a better organization than Sportbike Track Time to bring to life the incredible experience of track riding. And with the addition of our intermediate and advanced riding instructors Nick Ienatsch and Ken Hill, riders taking advantage of their free service will undoubtedly come away with a greater appreciation of sport riding and how Buell motorcycles enhance that experience,” said Gene Ostrom, Director of Strategic Sales and Marketing for Buell Motorcycle Company.

“The presence of Buell and the additional training program offered by Nick and Ken represent an outstanding opportunity and value for Sportbike Track Time riders. We are confident this program will be well received and appreciate Buell’s commitment to improving the track day experience of our participants,” said Monte Lutz and Bonnie Strawser, co-owners of Sportbike Track Time.

Instructor bios:

Two decades ago, Nick Ienatsch began writing about riding techniques, lessons he then put to good use as a successful professional roadracer. When Freddie Spencer formed his world-class riding school, Ienatsch was hired as lead instructor, a position he held for eleven years. Nick races a Buell 1125R in Colorado and writes for Cycle World magazine.

Northern California resident Ken Hill comes armed with race-winning track credentials and years of instructing at the Freddie Spencer School. Hill puts his vast knowledge to use, coaching riders at his home tracks and is a test rider for Road Racing World magazine.

For more information on registering for the events, contact Sport Bike Track Time at 888/390-4020, www.sportbiketracktime.com.