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2011 AMA Flat Track Photo Gallery
Sammy Halbert scraped by with the first win of the season by .234 seconds ahead of Johnny Lewis.
Check out the latest photos from the 2011 AMA Flat Track season.
Flat Track Racer Jason Griffin.
AMA Flat Track girls
Freestyle sportbike stunt rider Aaron Colton trys out AMA Flat Track racing at the Salinas, California round.
In the first Pro Singles race at Daytona Michael Avila (#33E) clenched the victory ahead of Gerit Callies and Austin Greenland.
Despite having the fastest qualifier earlier in the day, Johnny Lewis took runner-up at Daytona.
Defending champion, Jake Johnson (#10), led for the first 16 laps before encountering resistance from Halbert.
Brad 'Bullet' Baker ran a solid race to earn a podium spot in the Grand Namtional Singles main event.
Gerit Callies celebrated Friday night with a victory in the AMA Pro Singles race.
Honda’s Gerit Callies jumped out to the holeshot and ran a fluid race to win by 2.213 seconds.
Sammy Halbert ran the table at Daytona, winning both AMA Pro Grand National Singles races. He also won the Dash for Cash both nights.
Brad Baker, Sammy Halbert and Johnny Lewis celebrate on the Daytona podium after Friday night's race.
The flag drops and the mad dash for the holeshot begins in the AMA Pro Singles Main Event at the Salinas TT.
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.
They did their best to keep the track watered down but after a few laps the dust was flying in Salinas.
Coming over the jump at the Salinas TT!
Two legends, Chris Carr and Wayne Rainey, share in a little friendly conversation before the race.
Brad Baker (l) joins Salinas TT winner Jake Johnson (M)and runner-up Henry Wiles (r) on the podium.
Gettin' it sideways on the final turns of the Salinas TT track.
Gerit Callies leads the stampede down the Salinas back straight.
Hit the ground runnin'!
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.
The Honor Guard practices before they have to perform for the Salinas crowd.
Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. checks out the second Expert semi to see who he would potentially face in the main.
The flag drops on the AMA Pro Singles Main Event and the race for the holeshot is on.
Will Cato hoists the winner's trophy after capturing first place in the Salinas Pro Singles short track.
A view of the Salinas flat track action from the bleachers.
Spencer, Avila and Baker chillin' out before the race.
To the victor, the spoils. Wiles conquered the competition at the Salinas short track to earn the top spot on the podium.
The front row of the Salinas Experts Class is ready to rock.
The action was fast and furious on the Salinas dirt track.
Sammy and Hank let the champagne fly!
Steve Bonsey on his way to an 8th place finish at the Salinas Flat Track.
Henry Wiles celebrating his victory at the Salinas Flat Track.
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.
The Mile had to be rescheduled to Sunday, but even then rain still threatened the event.
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.
Rain flowed down the banked turns, creating puddles along the rails where grooves would normally form.
Lloyd Brothers Motorsports' Brad Baker (#12) was looking sharp during practice and sticking it to the rail.
Lap times began to gradually slow as track conditions worsened, and gearing became a major key to winning.
Jared Mees (#9) timed a draft perfectly on Sammy Halbert for the win by just 0.016 seconds.
Kenny Coolbeth Jr. - Hartford Half Mile 2011
2011 Hartford Half Mile Podium (from left to right): Bryan Smith, Jared Mees and Kenny Coolbeth Jr.
Bryan Smith - Hartford Half Mile 2011
J R Schnabel gives it his all on the half-mile cushion of Lima, Ohio.
It's a mad dash for the holeshot during the start of the Expert Twins race at Lima.
Sammy Halbert kept to the lower line of the track at Lima on his way to his first victory on the Ohio half-mile.
Heading three-wide into the turn at Lima!
Sammy Halbert took top honors for the first time at the Lima Half-Mile Saturday, holding off Matt Weidman by 1.183 seconds.
Jake Johnson jumps out with his sights set on the holeshot.
Kenny Coolbeth Jr. led every lap at Hangerstown for the win less than a second ahead of Scott’s Powersports’ Johnny Lewis.
American Motorcyclist Association Harley-Davidson backed Chris Carr had a heavy fall that forced a restart.
Michael Martin won his first main of the season in the Hangerstown Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles event.
Michael Martin snared his second consecutive victory after Stephen Vanderkuur and Chaz Springsteen suffered mechanical troubles.
Jared Mees snagged his third win of the season to put him just three points behind Sammy Halbert in the championship.
On Lap 3 Bryan Smith lost the lead to Mees and had to settle for runner-up at Lake Odessa.
Brad Baker finished third at Castle Rock just more than half a second off the pace of Jared Mees.
Gerit Callies is now second in the Pro Singles Championship following his victory in Round 13.
Sammy Halbert dominated nearly every event he participated in at Castle Rock and now leads the championship by 10 points.
Jared Mees lost to his rival in both the main and the Dash for Cash event in Washington.
Henry Wiles is currently tied for second on the all-time win list after dominating at Peoria for the seventh year in a row.
Jared Mees is only three points behind Sammy Halbert in the championship with just five rounds remaining.
Halbert rounded out the podium at Peoria on his YZ450F and still maintains a slight advantage in the championship.
Michael Avila (33E) was claimed the winner in the Pro Singles class after Briar Bauman (10Z) was penalized for using illegal fuel.
Jared Mees, Kenny Coolbeth and the flat track gang swing into the turn at Springfield.
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.
Shayna Texter became the first woman to win an AMA Pro Flat Track race with her victory in the Knoxville Half-Mile.
Shayna Texter fights off Briar Bauman in the Pro Singles Half-Mile at Knoxville.
Knoxville Raceway also houses the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
Michael Avila (#33E) had a good start and went on to win the Motorcycle-Superstore.com main on Saturday night.
Kenny Coolbeth (#2) won a battle with Jake Johnson (#1) for second but wasn't able to catch Mees.
Jake Johnson gave a strong performance to finish on the podium and move up to second in the championship.
Jared Mees extended his lead in the series with his fifth win of the season at the Brainerd Half Mile.
Jake Johnson now leads the Grand National Championship by four points after a major victory at Calistoga Speedway.
Sammy Halbert is only four points behind Jared Mees after placing second at the Calistoga Half Mile.
After crashing on Lap 6 Jared Mees was not allowed to use his back-up bike in the restart. He finished dead last.
Brian Bauman won his second race of the season after getting nailing the holeshot in the restart.
Riders battle for positon at the Pomona Half Mile.
Halbert and Baker share the podium with Pomona Expert Twins and returning GNC titlist Jake Johnson.
Jake Johnson hoists the trophy for the second consecutive year as the 2011 GNC Champion.
Johnson and Halbert hangin' loose on Pomona's half-mile cushion.
Johnson takes the flag at Pomona and won the GNC title to go along with it.
Mikey Martin wins the 2011 Motorcycle Superstore Pro Singles title.
Bria Bauman has been on a tear and won his third Pro Singles race of the season at Pomona.
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