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2011 AMA Flat Track Photo Gallery

Check out the latest photos from the 2011 AMA Flat Track season.

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Flat Track Racer Jason Griffin.
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Jason Griffin
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AMA Flat Track girls
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Freestyle sportbike stunt rider Aaron Colton trys out AMA Flat Track racing at the Salinas, California round.
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In the first Pro Singles race at Daytona Michael Avila (#33E) clenched the victory ahead of Gerit Callies and Austin Greenland.
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Despite having the fastest qualifier earlier in the day, Johnny Lewis took runner-up at Daytona.
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Defending champion, Jake Johnson (#10), led for the first 16 laps before encountering resistance from Halbert.
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Brad 'Bullet' Baker ran a solid race to earn a podium spot in the Grand Namtional Singles main event.
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Gerit Callies celebrated Friday night with a victory in the AMA Pro Singles race.
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Honda’s Gerit Callies jumped out to the holeshot and ran a fluid race to win by 2.213 seconds.
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Sammy Halbert ran the table at Daytona, winning both AMA Pro Grand National Singles races. He also won the Dash for Cash both nights.
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Brad Baker, Sammy Halbert and Johnny Lewis celebrate on the Daytona podium after Friday night's race.
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The flag drops and the mad dash for the holeshot begins in the AMA Pro Singles Main Event at the Salinas TT.
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The Motorcycle Superstore.com AMA Pro Singles podium in Salinas features Mikey Avila (middle) holding the winner's trophy flanked by Rodney Spencer, Jr. in second and Gerit Callies in third.
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They did their best to keep the track watered down but after a few laps the dust was flying in Salinas.
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Coming over the jump at the Salinas TT!
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Two legends, Chris Carr and Wayne Rainey, share in a little friendly conversation before the race.
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Brad Baker (l) joins Salinas TT winner Jake Johnson (M)and runner-up Henry Wiles (r) on the podium.
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Gettin' it sideways on the final turns of the Salinas TT track.
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Gerit Callies leads the stampede down the Salinas back straight.
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Hit the ground runnin'!
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These two were busy. Not only did they hawk programs, one was the flat track sign girl while the other worked on the podium as a trophy girl.
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The Honor Guard practices before they have to perform for the Salinas crowd.
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Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. checks out the second Expert semi to see who he would potentially face in the main.
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The flag drops on the AMA Pro Singles Main Event and the race for the holeshot is on.
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Will Cato hoists the winner's trophy after capturing first place in the Salinas Pro Singles short track.
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A view of the Salinas flat track action from the bleachers.
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Spencer, Avila and Baker chillin' out before the race.
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To the victor, the spoils. Wiles conquered the competition at the Salinas short track to earn the top spot on the podium.
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The front row of the Salinas Experts Class is ready to rock.
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The action was fast and furious on the Salinas dirt track.
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Sammy and Hank let the champagne fly!
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Steve Bonsey on his way to an 8th place finish at the Salinas Flat Track.
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Henry Wiles celebrating his victory at the Salinas Flat Track.
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Even though he’s only ridden flat track a few times, sportbike stunt rider Aaron Colton made the main even in the 450 Singles class in Salinas, California.
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The Mile had to be rescheduled to Sunday, but even then rain still threatened the event.
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The Springfield Mile is one of the most popular venues in the entire Grand National Championship and was nearly cancelled this year due to weather.
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Rain flowed down the banked turns, creating puddles along the rails where grooves would normally form.
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Shawn Baer
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Lloyd Brothers Motorsports' Brad Baker (#12) was looking sharp during practice and sticking it to the rail.
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Lap times began to gradually slow as track conditions worsened, and gearing became a major key to winning.
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Jared Mees (#9) timed a draft perfectly on Sammy Halbert for the win by just 0.016 seconds.
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Kenny Coolbeth Jr. - Hartford Half Mile 2011
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2011 Hartford Half Mile Podium (from left to right): Bryan Smith, Jared Mees and Kenny Coolbeth Jr.
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Bryan Smith - Hartford Half Mile 2011
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J R Schnabel gives it his all on the half-mile cushion of Lima, Ohio.
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It's a mad dash for the holeshot during the start of the Expert Twins race at Lima.
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Sammy Halbert kept to the lower line of the track at Lima on his way to his first victory on the Ohio half-mile.
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Heading three-wide into the turn at Lima!
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Sammy Halbert took top honors for the first time at the Lima Half-Mile Saturday, holding off Matt Weidman by 1.183 seconds.
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Jake Johnson jumps out with his sights set on the holeshot.
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Kenny Coolbeth Jr. led every lap at Hangerstown for the win less than a second ahead of Scott’s Powersports’ Johnny Lewis.
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American Motorcyclist Association Harley-Davidson backed Chris Carr had a heavy fall that forced a restart.
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Michael Martin won his first main of the season in the Hangerstown Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles event.
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Michael Martin snared his second consecutive victory after Stephen Vanderkuur and Chaz Springsteen suffered mechanical troubles.
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Jared Mees snagged his third win of the season to put him just three points behind Sammy Halbert in the championship.
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On Lap 3 Bryan Smith lost the lead to Mees and had to settle for runner-up at Lake Odessa.
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Brad Baker finished third at Castle Rock just more than half a second off the pace of Jared Mees.
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Gerit Callies is now second in the Pro Singles Championship following his victory in Round 13.
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Sammy Halbert dominated nearly every event he participated in at Castle Rock and now leads the championship by 10 points.
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Jared Mees lost to his rival in both the main and the Dash for Cash event in Washington.
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Henry Wiles is currently tied for second on the all-time win list after dominating at Peoria for the seventh year in a row.
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Jared Mees is only three points behind Sammy Halbert in the championship with just five rounds remaining.
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Halbert rounded out the podium at Peoria on his YZ450F and still maintains a slight advantage in the championship.
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Michael Avila (33E) was claimed the winner in the Pro Singles class after Briar Bauman (10Z) was penalized for using illegal fuel.
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Jared Mees, Kenny Coolbeth and the flat track gang swing into the turn at Springfield.
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Shayna Texter became the first woman to win a Pro Singles flat track race after a hard fought victory Saturday night at the Knoxville Half-Mile.
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Shayna Texter became the first woman to win an AMA Pro Flat Track race with her victory in the Knoxville Half-Mile.
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Shayna Texter fights off Briar Bauman in the Pro Singles Half-Mile at Knoxville.
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Knoxville Raceway also houses the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
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Michael Avila (#33E) had a good start and went on to win the Motorcycle-Superstore.com main on Saturday night.
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Kenny Coolbeth (#2) won a battle with Jake Johnson (#1) for second but wasn't able to catch Mees.
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Jake Johnson gave a strong performance to finish on the podium and move up to second in the championship.
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Jared Mees extended his lead in the series with his fifth win of the season at the Brainerd Half Mile.
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Jake Johnson now leads the Grand National Championship by four points after a major victory at Calistoga Speedway.
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Sammy Halbert is only four points behind Jared Mees after placing second at the Calistoga Half Mile.
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After crashing on Lap 6 Jared Mees was not allowed to use his back-up bike in the restart. He finished dead last.
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Brian Bauman won his second race of the season after getting nailing the holeshot in the restart.
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Riders battle for positon at the Pomona Half Mile.
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Halbert and Baker share the podium with Pomona Expert Twins and returning GNC titlist Jake Johnson.
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Jake Johnson hoists the trophy for the second consecutive year as the 2011 GNC Champion.
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Johnson and Halbert hangin' loose on Pomona's half-mile cushion.
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Johnson takes the flag at Pomona and won the GNC title to go along with it.
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Mikey Martin wins the 2011 Motorcycle Superstore Pro Singles title.
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Bria Bauman has been on a tear and won his third Pro Singles race of the season at Pomona.