Daytona Flat Track AMA Motorcycle Racing




2015 Daytona AMA Flat Track - Images by Brian Cleary

It's March in Daytona Beach, Florida, and that can mean only one thing: Motorcycles! During Bike Week in Daytona you can take your motorcycles any way you want them: on the street, on the beach, in the show room, on the speedway, on the supercross track, or, maybe the most exciting, on the AMA Flat Track.



This form of motorcycle racing pits tall-geared dirt bikes mounted by brave young riders against one another on a short, flat, dirt oval. The racing is as competitive as you will ever see and the action comes quickly. A blink of the eye can cause you to miss a pass for the lead or a rider and motorcycle tumbling into a turn!

Flat track racing never fails to deliver in terms of entertainment or great photos!




The temperature and downpours added to the always challenging challenge of motorsports photography, but, as always, the end results reflected the uniqueness of this particular event.

So, now it's time to dry out the cameras and head off to the next racing weekend!


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AMA Pro Flat Track GNC1 Daytona II Results 2015
1. Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (Honda)
2. Brandon Robinson (Honda)
3. Sammy Halbert (Yamaha)
4. Henry Wiles (Honda)
5. Briar Bauman (Honda)
6. Jeffrey Carver Jr. (Kawasaki)
7. Robert Pearson (Yamaha)
8. Jake Constantine (Honda)
9. Chad Cose (Honda)
10. Johnny Lewis (Honda)
11. Jared Mees (Honda)
12. JD Beach (Yamaha)
13. Mike Rush (Honda)
14. Brad Baker (Honda)
15. Cory Texter (Honda)
16. Jarod Vanderkooi (Honda)
17. Wyatt Maguire (Honda)
18. Stevie Bonsey (Suzuki)
19. Jake Johnson (Kawasaki)


AMA Pro Flat Track GNC2 Results 2015
1. Justin Jones (Honda)
2. Davis Fisher (Honda)
3. Dalton Gauthier (Yamaha)
4. Andrew Luker (Honda)
5. Brandon Wilhelm (Honda)
6. Shawn McNary (Honda)
7. James Monaco (Honda)
8. Ryan Wells (Honda)
9. JR Addison (Honda)
10. Hayden Gillim (Kawasaki)
11. Dalton Winkler (Yamaha)
12. Bronson Bauman (Honda)
13. Jesse Long (Honda)
14. Kolby Carlile (KTM)
15. Tony Meiring (Honda)
16. Jeffery Lowery (Honda)
17. Nick Armstrong (Honda)
18. Jamison Minor (Suzuki)



Pirelli World Challenge at Circuit of the Americas, March 2015




COTA, Austin TX, Pirelli World Challenge, March 2015 - Images by Brian Cleary

When I visited Austin Texas in the summer of 2010, the temperature never dropped below 107 degrees. This time back it was up to 80 degrees colder and much, much wetter!

The Pirelli World Challenge Championship visited Austin's Circuit of the Americas on a cold, windy, wet weekend in March 2015 and this slideshow covers the GT portion of the wet and wild show.

The PWC's reputation for a wide variety of diverse and exotic sports cars and close competition once again shined through the stormy weather, and the few fans who braved the weather were not disappointed.




The temperature and downpours added to the always challenging challenge of motorsports photography, but, as always, the end results reflected the uniqueness of this particular event.

So, now it's time to dry out the cameras and head off to the next racing weekend!


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Roll your cursor over any image to get caption info, click on an image for download availability and pricing, or simply sit back and enjoy the slideshow!

Slideshows.bcpix.com is the Slideshow blog of Florida-based freelance photographer Brian Cleary and features selected collections of images from his online photo archive which contains more than 30 years of photography, both editorial stock and royalty-free stock photography and is housed at www.bcpix.com.

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2015 Pirelli World Challenge , Circuit of the Americas, GT/GTA results

1. GT, (4), Kevin Estre, Lochau, Austria,  McLaren 650S GT3, 18.
2. GT, (3), Ryan Dalziel, Windermere, Fla., Porsche 911 GT3R, 18, -30.344.
3. GT, (1), Nick Catsburg, ,   , Lamborghini Gallardo, 18, -34.773.
4. GT, (8), Mike Skeen, Charlotte, N.C., Audi R8 LMS Ultra, 18, -35.122.
5. GT, (25), Ryan Eversley, Atlanta, Ga., Acura TLX-GT, 18, -42.414.
6. GT, (11), Madison Snow, Provo, Utah, Audi R8 LMS Ultra, 18, -47.456.
7. GT, (2), Johnny O'Connell, Flowery Branch, Ga., Cadillac ATS-VR GT3, 18, -57.042.
8. GT, (6), Olivier Beretta, Monte Carlo,   , Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia, 18, -1:08.581.
9. GT, (12), Michael Lewis(R)(A), Laguna Beach, Calif., Porsche 911 GT3R, 18, -1:09.179.
10. GT, (21), Robert Thorne, Littleton, Colo., McLaren 650S GT3, 18, -1:19.564.
11. GT, (15), James Sofronas, Pound Ridge, N.Y., Audi R8 LMS Ultra, 18, -1:22.096.
12. GT, (18), Henrique Cisneros(A), Miami, Fla., Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia, 18, -1:34.534.
13. GT, (22), Christina Nielsen(R)(A), Aarhus Denmark,   , Aston Martin Vantage GT3, 18, -1:42.883.
14. GT, (17), Mike Hedlund, Woodside, Calif., Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia, 18, -1:54.482.
15. GT, (14), Martin Fuentes(A), Mexico City, Mexico, Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia, 18, -2:06.461.
16. GT, (10), JD Davison, St Petersburg, Fla., Nissan GT-R-GT3, 18, -2:09.181.
17. GT, (20), Chris Dyson, Pleasant Valley, N.Y., Bentley Continental GT3, 18, -2:17.631.
18. GT, (16), Butch Leitzinger, Rebersburg, Pa., Bentley Continental GT3, 18, -2:18.855.
19. GT, (5), Andy Pilgrim, Boca Raton, Fla., Cadillac ATS-VR GT3, 18, -2:22.414.
20. GT, (7), Ricardo Perez(R)(A), Mexico City, Mexico, Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia, 18, -2:23.481.
21. GT, (32), Maximillian Voelker(A), ,   , Lamborghini Gallardo, 18, -2:29.659.
22. GT, (9), Frank Montecalvo(A), Highlands, N.J., Mercedes Benz AMG SLS GT3, 18,-2:35.930.
23. GT, (13), Bryan Heitkotter(A), Fresno, Calif., Nissan GT R GT3, 18, -2:38.078.
24. GT, (23), Henrik Hedman(A), Ft Lauderdale, Fla., MercedesBenzAMG SLS GT3, 18, -2:38.974.
25. GT, (26), Timothy Pappas, Boston, Mass., Mercedes Benz AMG SLS GT3, 17, -1 lap.
26. GT, (38), Duncan Ende, Los Angeles, Calif., Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia, 17, -1 lap.
27. GT, (30), Bret Curtis(A), Lake Sherwood, Calif., BMW E89 Z4 GT3, 17, -1 lap.
28. GT, (27), Eric Lux(A), Buffalo, N.Y., Mercedes Benz AMG SLS GT3, 17, -1 lap.
29. GT, (24), Dan Knox(A), Pilot Point, Texas,
Dodge Viper GT3-R, 17, -1 lap.
30. GT, (28), Alex Welch(A), Englewood, Colo., Audi R8 LMS Ultra, 17, -1 lap.
31. GT, (33), Joseph Toussaint(R)(A), Houston, Texas, Porsche 911 GT3R, 17, -1 lap.
32. GT, (19), Mark McKenzie(A), ,   , Aston Martin Vantage GT3, 17, -1 lap.
33. GT, (35), Bill Ziegler(A), Ponte Vedra, Fla., BMW E89 Z4 GT3, 17, -1 lap.
34. GT, (36), Jorge De La Torra(A), Mexico,   , Aston Martin Vantage GT3, 11, -7 lap.
35. GT, (31), Jeff Courtney(A), Milwaukee, Wis., Audi R8 LMS Ultra, 9, -9 lap.
36. GT, (37), Guy Cosmo, ,   , Audi R8 LMS Ultra, 1, -17 laps.
37. GT, (34), Drew Regitz(A), Denver, Colo., Audi R8 LMS Ultra, 0, -18 laps.
38. GTC, (40), Colin Thompson, Doylestown, Pa., Porsche 911 GT3 CUP, 18.
39. GTC, (41), Sloan Urry, Salt Lake City, Utah, Porsche 911 GT3 CUP, 18, -6.997.
40. GTC, (42), Alec Udell, The Woodlands, Texas, Porsche 911 GT3 CUP, 18, -7.346.
41. GTC, (43), Phill Fogg Jr, Portland, Ore., Porsche 911 GT3 CUP, 17, -32.388.
42. GTC, (44), Lorenzo Trefethen(R), Napa, Calif., Porsche 911 GT3 CUP, 17, -1:05.316.
43. GTC, (49), Mitch Landry, Lake Charles, La., Porsche 911 GT3 CUP, 17, -1:13.053.
44. GTC, (48), Preston Calvert(R), Potomac, Md., Porsche 911 GT3 CUP, 17, -1:40.076.
45. GTC, (45), Santiago Creel(R), Mexico City, Mexico, Porsche 911 GT3 CUP, 17, -1:58.694.
46. GTC, (47), Victor Gomez(R), San Juan, Puerto Rico, Porsche 911 GT3 CUP, 17, -1 lap.
47. GTC, (46), Eduardo Cisneros(R), Miami, Fla., Porsche 911 GT3 CUP, 14, -4 lap.



Time of race: 50 minutes, 03.320 seconds.
Average speed: 73.358 mph
Margin of victory: 30.344 Seconds
Lap leaders: Laps 1-18, #9 Kevin Estre
Fastest race lap: #9 Kevin Estre, 2:27.899 (82.759 mph)
Fastest qualifier: #25 Nick Catsburg, 2:06.759 (96.561 mph)
 

1984 Daytona 500


1984 Daytona 500 - Images by Brian Cleary


The 1984 Daytona 500 week was a wild affair, including Ricky Rudd's violent Busch Clash tumble, after which he showed up to drive with his blackened eyes taped open, to the fiery crash in Friday's consolation race. In this slideshow look for photos of Kenny Wallace changing tires on Joe Ruttman's Levi Garret Chevy, Cale Yarborough celebrating his Daytona 500 win, Dale Earnhardt making a pit stop , Darrell Waltrip in Victory Lane after Saturday's Busch Series race.




Legend after legend appears in this large slideshow reflecting on one of Daytona's most memorable Speedwells straight from the NASCAR photo archive at
www.bcpix.com

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1984 Daytona 500 Results

Finish Car# Driver Car
1 28 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet
2 3 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet
3 11 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet
4 12 Neil Bonnett Chevrolet
5 9 Bill Elliott Ford
6 33 Harry Gant Chevrolet
7 15 Ricky Rudd Ford
8 5 Geoff Bodine Chevrolet
9 16 David Pearson Chevrolet
10 84 Jody Ridley Chevrolet
11 66 Phil Parsons Chevrolet
12 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet
13 4 Lennie Pond Chevrolet
14 77 Ken Ragan Chevrolet
15 10 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet
16 89 Dean Roper Pontiac
17 52 Jimmy Means Chevrolet
18 51 Greg Sacks Chevrolet
19 97 Dean Combs Oldsmobile
20 17 Clark Dwyer Chevrolet
21 71 Mike Alexander Oldsmobile
22 29 Connie Saylor Chevrolet
23 01 Doug Heveron Chevrolet
24 41 Ronnie Thomas Chevrolet
25 67 Buddy Arrington Chrysler
26 90 Dick Brooks Ford
27 47 Ron Bouchard Buick
28 98 Joe Ruttman Chevrolet
29 55 Benny Parsons Chevrolet
30 88 Rusty Wallace Pontiac
31 43 Richard Petty Pontiac
32 64 Tommy Gale Ford
33 27 Tim Richmond Pontiac
34 22 Bobby Allison Buick
35 8 Bobby Hillin, Jr. Chevrolet
36 42 Dick Trickle Chevrolet
37 1 Lake Speed Oldsmobile
38 2 Buddy Baker Ford
39 14 A.J. Foyt, Jr. Oldsmobile
40 7 Kyle Petty Ford
41 48 Trevor Boys Chevrolet
42 75 Dave Marcis Pontiac