10

CoolBeth Rides Factory Harley To Sixth Place At Lima

Harley-Davidson Riders Halbert, Weidman and Smith Fill Grand National Podium

LIMA, Ohio (June 26, 2011) –  Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® Factory rider Kenny Coolbeth placed sixth in Grand National Twins racing at the Allen CountyFairgrounds half-mile, the ninth round of the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Flat Track Championship. The race was won by Kings Kustoms rider Sammy Halbert on a Harley-Davidson XR750 motorcycle.

 

Coolbeth qualified for the 25-lap main by winning the third heat race of the night. At the start of the main, Fasthog.com/American

Harley-Davidson rider Bryan Smith, Zanotti Racing /Schaeffer`s H-D rider Jake Johnson, Halbert and Rogers Lake/Blue Springs Harley-Davidson rider Jared Mees formed a lead pack. Those riders stayed at the front after a re-start following lap two for a red flag and a crashed rider. Coolbeth was in sixth place at the time. Smith and Halbert edged away after the re-start, with Halbert passing for the lead on lap 11 and immediately opening a gap on Smith that stretched to 1.9 seconds by lap 17. White’s Harley-Davidson rider Matt Weidman, who started the race at the back of the grid, passed Smith for second place on lap 18 and closed to within 0.654 second of the leader before Halbert made a burst on the last three laps to seal a 1.183-second victory, his third win of the season and his first at Lima. Smith was third, 6.570 seconds back, followed by Lloyd Brothers/Team Hurt by Racing.com Ducati rider Brad Baker, Mees, American Harley-Davidson rider Robert Pearson, and Coolbeth in sixth place.

 

 

“It’s sixth place but that’s better than we’ve run here in past years,” said Coolbeth, who placed 13th on the Lima half-mile in 2010. “It’s a cushion track and you’ve got to hold it wide-open. The team worked hard and the bike went OK tonight.”

 

Smith won the Dash for Cash bonus sprint race.

 

After nine of 22 rounds in the 2011 AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Flat Track Championship, Halbert leads the series with 186 points. Johnson is second with 161 points, followed by Mees with 155 points. Coolbeth is fourth with 136 points.

 

The next race on the AMA Grand National Twins schedule is July 9 on the Hagerstown Speedway half-mile in Hagerstown, Md

 

Glynn

Find me on Facebook

10 Comments


  1. I just want to tell you that I am just very new to blogs and certainly liked you’re web page. More than likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You actually come with good articles and reviews. Thanks for revealing your website.


  2. It’s hard to search out educated folks on this matter, but you sound like you already know what you’re speaking about! Thanks


  3. I simply want to mention I am very new to weblog and really loved this web site. More than likely I’m going to bookmark your site . You amazingly have exceptional stories. Thanks for sharing your blog.


  4. I simply want to say I’m new to blogs and actually enjoyed your blog site. Probably I’m want to bookmark your blog . You surely have fantastic stories. Thank you for sharing your webpage.


  5. I just want to tell you that I am just newbie to blogging and site-building and absolutely savored your web-site. Probably I’m planning to bookmark your website . You surely have incredible stories. Thank you for sharing with us your web site.


  6. I just want to mention I’m all new to weblog and honestly enjoyed you’re blog. Almost certainly I’m going to bookmark your site . You surely have superb well written articles. Many thanks for sharing your blog site.


  7. I just want to tell you that I am very new to weblog and seriously liked your web blog. Probably I’m going to bookmark your website . You definitely come with remarkable writings. Kudos for revealing your web-site.


  8. I simply want to tell you that I am just newbie to blogging and site-building and truly liked your website. Probably I’m planning to bookmark your site . You amazingly have outstanding writings. Regards for sharing your webpage.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *