AFT American Flat Track Racing CHICAGO HALF MILE, PRO’s

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Advanced GA Adults: $35
Advanced GA Juniors: Free
Advanced Pit Pass: $35
Gates Open: 3pm
Pre Event Party: 3pm
Showtime: 7pm

AFT American Flat Track Racing returns to Dirt Oval 66 for the Chicago Half Mile Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 & 29, 2021.

Memorial Day Weekend events near Chicagoland will kick off with the stars from the Progressive American Flat Track (AFT) Series for the Chicago Half-Mile event at Dirt Oval Route 66. Friday night amateur riders take center stage, while Saturday will be reserved for the pros. The event will mark the return of professional Flat Track racing to the Chicagoland area dirt track for the first time in five years. All three of the Progressive American Flat Track (@AmericanFlatTrack) classes will be in competition at this event. The AFT Singles, AFT Production Twins and AFT Singles will be on hand. #ChicagoHM, @RoyalEnfieldNorthAmerica, #ProgressiveAFT, @dirtoval66, @RoyalEnfield_NA

 


Riders to Watch

Shayna Texter-Bauman

@shaynatexter
Among the riders competing in the AFT Singles class will be 30 year old Shayna Texter-Bauman. Coming off a dominant performance at the opening rounds of the 2021 AFT Season at the Volusia Half-Mile where Texter-Bauman swept the top position with wins in both mains of the Double-Header event at the famous Central Florida dirt track. Known for being an incredibly fast, fierce and accomplished competitor, Shayna should be considered the rider to beat at the Chicago Half-Mile event.

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Since scoring her first AFT Main Event win in 2011, the first for a female in Progressive American Flat Track competition, Texter Bauman has gone on to become the winningest rider in AFT Singles competition. She has nearly double the wins of the nearest rider of the list. The Pennsylvania native has the tactical acumen, go-for-broke bravery and iron will of a rider larger than her diminutive size that, at times, makes her practically unstoppable at the Mile and Half-Mile events.

The Red Bull KTM Factory Race Team rider is one of three family members that will be racing this Saturday at the “Dirty O”. Shayna’s husband, Briar Bauman will be on hand defending his Mission Foods AFT SuperTwins Championship from 2020 aboard the Factory Indian FTR750. Texter-Bauman’s brother Cory will also be in competition in the AFT Production Twins class on the G&G Racing Yamaha MT-07. 

 

Briar Bauman

@BriarBauman
Also making their way to Chicago Half-Mile Dirt Oval 66 on Saturday, May 29th, will be the husband of Shayna Texter-Bauman, and the reigning two-time Grand National Champion Briar Bauman. 

Briar following a long climb up the dirt track pecking order now stands alone as the sports undisputed master. The Salinas, California, native worked his way into the premier AFT Twins class as a precocious youngster in 2012 and promptly won the Rookie of the Year award. He built on that early success for the better part of the decade, scoring four career victories heading into the 2019 campaign.

With the formidable factory Indian Motorcycle effort behind him, Bauman at last tapped into the depth of his full potential in β€˜19. When he more than doubled his career wins tally and notched up 15 podiums all en route to a dominant Grand National Champion triumph.

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And he accomplished this despite being pit up against reigning champion Jared Mees on identical equipment. Perhaps even more remarkably, Bauman managed to do so while secretly nursing a broken left wrist all season long.

Bauman was even more impressive during his 2020 title defense. He set a new personal best for race wins in a season at six, while securing 13 podiums in 15 races en route to his second successive title victory.

Bauman will be looking for his first win of the 2021 season returning to the Dirt Oval 66 for the first time in four years. He will be one of many looking to kick start their season with an exciting finish at the impressive track. The Progressive American Flat Track Chicago Half-Mile event at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 will be an event you don’t want to miss!

 

American Flat Track Rider Overviews

*Information provided by Progressive American Flat Track

Nick Armstrong
Birth Date 03/04/1989
Hometown Norco, CA
Height 6-0
Weight 160

Briar Bauman
Birth Date 07/09/1995
Hometown Salinas, CA
Height 6-0
Weight 154

Bronson Bauman
Birth Date 05/10/1997
Hometown Salinas, CA
Height 5-11
Weight 160

JD Beach
Birth Date 10/12/1991
Hometown Philpot, KY
Height 5-7
Weight 130

Steven Bonsey
Birth Date 01/18/1990
Hometown Salinas, CA
Height 5-8
Weight 140

Dan Bromley
Birth Date 07/24/1995
Hometown Warrington, PA
Height 6-2
Weight 180

Trevor Brunner

Pat Buchanan
Birth Date 10/07/1971
Hometown White Lake, MI
Height 5’11”
Weight 180

Ferran Cardus
Birth Date 06/29/1995
Hometown Barcelona, Spain

Kolby Carlile
Birth Date 07/05/1997
Hometown Canandaigua, NY
Height 5-10
Weight 140

Jeffrey Carver Jr.
Birth Date 01/10/1991
Hometown Godfrey, IL
Height 6-0
Weight 140

Chad Cose
Birth Date 12/07/1990
Hometown Fremont, CA
Height 5-8
Weight 130

Dallas Daniels
Birth Date 06/19/2003
Hometown Mattoon, IL

Tanner Dean
Birth Date 08/11/2000
Hometown Tacoma, WA

Daniel Eslick
Birth Date 05/29/1986
Hometown Broken Arrow, OK
Height 5-7
Weight 145

Davis Fisher
Birth Date 11/21/1997
Hometown Warren, OR
Height 5-5
Weight 130

Ryan Foster
Birth Date 01/17/1988
Hometown San Jose, CA
Height 5-6
Weight 130

Cole Frederickson
Birth Date 11/12/1994
Hometown Snonomish, WA
Height 5-11
Weight 155

Dalton Gauthier
Birth Date 01/26/1999
Hometown Pine Grove, PA
Height 6’0″
Weight 135

Sammy Halbert
Birth Date 09/15/1987
Hometown Graham, WA
Height 5-4
Weight 140

Austin Helmholz
Birth Date 09/26/1996
Hometown Sherwood, OR
Height 5-7
Weight 140

Jeremy Higgins
Birth Date 05/13/1992
Hometown Batavia, NY
Height 5-9
Weight 150

Michael Inderbitzin
Birth Date 01/02/1995
Hometown Modesto, CA

Cody Johncox
Birth Date 05/16/1994
Hometown Attica, NY
Height 5-8
Weight 156

Jake Johnson
Birth Date 07/17/1984
Hometown Coatesville, PA
Height 5-10
Weight 160

Kyle Johnson
Birth Date 06/11/1994
Hometown Twin Lake, MI
Height 5-8
Weight 155

Justin Jones
Birth Date 09/18/1996
Hometown Holley, NY

Brandon Kitchen
Birth Date 05/18/2000

Kayl Kolkman
Birth Date 07/16/1990
Hometown Ventura, CA
Height 5-10
Weight 155

Jacob Lehmann
Birth Date 02/22/1992
Hometown Snohomish, WA
Height 5-0
Weight 138

Jeremy Lehmann
Birth Date 05/14/1995
Hometown Snohomish, WA
Height 5-10
Weight 150

Johnny Lewis
Birth Date 07/01/1989
Hometown Center Hill, FL
Height 6-1
Weight 175

Jake Lewis
Birth Date 11/04/1995
Hometown Princeton, KY

Ben Lowe
Birth Date 12/21/1996
Hometown Holly, MI

Trent Lowe
Birth Date 09/18/2002

Daniel Lowther
Birth Date 04/25/1980
Hometown Boise, ID
Height 6-0
Weight 145

Austin Luczak
Birth Date 09/03/1995
Hometown Barker, NY
Height 6-0
Weight 145

Andrew Luker
Birth Date 03/11/1998
Hometown Salinas, CA
Height 5-10
Weight 165

Jay Maloney
Birth Date 05/17/1987
Hometown Oakland, NJ
Height 5-10
Weight 144

Jake Mataya
Birth Date 06/20/1987
Hometown Blaine, MN
Height 5-6
Weight 150

Jimmy McAllister
Birth Date 03/20/1969
Hometown Petaluma, CA

Nick McFadden
Birth Date 06/16/1997
Hometown Owensboror, KY
Height 5-7
Weight 135

Macintosh McGrew
Birth Date 02/08/1991
Hometown Hawley, MN
Height 6-1
Weight 155

Shawn McNary
Birth Date 12/02/1972
Hometown Clearwater, FL
Height 5-11
Weight 160

Jared Mees
Birth Date 04/16/1986
Hometown Sebastian, FL
Height 5-5
Weight 160

Morgen Mischler
Birth Date 08/25/1996
Hometown Beaver Dam, WI

Morgan Monroe
Height 5’3″
Weight 120

Donald Mullen II
Birth Date 11/11/1981
Hometown Coatesville, PA
Height 5-11
Weight 185

Shane Narbonne
Birth Date 02/04/1990
Hometown Tyngsboro, MA
Height 5-10
Weight 165

Parker Norris
Birth Date 01/21/1999
Hometown Flushing, MI

Andre Ochs
Birth Date 09/28/1996
Hometown Fallbrook, CA
Height 5-9
Weight 136

Jeremy Orr
Birth Date 07/08/1999
Hometown Hulmeville, PA

James Ott
Birth Date 05/18/2001
Hometown Simi Valley, CA
Height 5’3″
Weight 120

Zakk Palmer
Birth Date 10/13/1982
Hometown Bromley,KY
Height 5-8
Weight 155

Robert Pearson
Birth Date 11/09/1985
Hometown Mossville, IL
Height 5-8
Weight 165

 
James Rispoli
Birth Date 07/19/1991
Hometown Londonderry, NH
Height 5-7
Weight 145
 
Aidan Roosevans
Birth Date 02/06/2004
Hometown O’Fallon, Illinois
 
Mikey Rush
Birth Date 06/07/1987
Hometown San Jose, CA
Height 5-10
Weight 135
 
Shaun Russell
Birth Date 06/15/1979
Hometown San Jose, CA
Height 5-3
Weight 155
 
JR Schnabel
Birth Date 07/26/1979
Hometown Campbellsport, Wisconsin
Height 5-9
Weight
 
Brock Schwarzenbacher
Birth Date 08/09/1989
Hometown Beaver Dam, WI
Height 5’8
Weight 155
 
Jacob Shoemaker
Birth Date 03/19/1993
Hometown Glenmoore, PA
Height 5-8
Weight 145
 
Ryan Sipes
Birth Date 10/04/1984
Hometown Flaherty, KY
 
Bryan Smith
Birth Date 06/24/1983
Hometown Swartz Creek, MI
Height 5-4
Weight 142
 
Cameron Smith
Birth Date 06/22/1999
Hometown Coatesville, PA
 
Kevin Stollings
Birth Date 07/03/1999
Hometown Indianapolis, IN
 
Mikeal Strable
Birth Date 07/02/1996
Hometown Sioux Falls SD
Height 5-11
Weight 150
 
Cory Texter
Birth Date 08/18/1987
Hometown Willow Street, PA
Height 5-7
Weight 135
 
Shayna Texter-Bauman
Birth Date 03/12/1991
Hometown Willow Street, PA
Height 5-0
Weight 95
 
Jarod Vanderkooi
Birth Date 03/20/1998
Hometown Mt Gilead, OH
Height 5-10
Weight 170
 
Ryan Varnes
Birth Date 10/18/1997
Hometown Mohnton, PA
 
Ryan Wells
Birth Date 10/19/1995
Hometown Albion, NY
Height 5’9
Weight 138
 
Max Whale
Birth Date 04/29/2001
Hometown Coondoo, Australia
 
Henry Wiles
Birth Date 03/11/1984
Hometown Winn, MI
Height 5-11
Weight 165
 
Cole Zabala
Birth Date 02/21/1998
Hometown Collinsville, IL