Need Help? +310-830-0630
2015 X Games Harley-Davidson Flat Track Results

2015 X Games Harley-Davidson Flat Track Results

Bryan Smith became the first X Games Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing gold medalist on Thursday night. Two-time AMA Pro Flat-Track GNC1 champion Jared Mees was leading throughout the 20-lap final, but a mechanical failure during the final white flag lap opened up a window of opportunity for Smith to claim gold. Sammy Halbert took silver and Brad Baker got bronze. Smith has been on a tear of late, winning both the Springfield and Sacramento Miles prior to coming to Austin. Now he’s etched his name in the record books as the first X Games gold medalist in Harley-Davidson Flat Track racing.
smith Flat track may be new to X Games, but it's one of the world's oldest motorcycle racing disciplines. The event saw 24 racers on twin-engine motorcycles competing in two qualifying heats on the 3/8-mile-long oval dirt track, a slightly shorter length than a traditional track.
The riders say bringing flat-track racing to X Games will be good exposure for their sport. "We've been the best show on wheels for a long time, but we've been so underground, this will hopefully get some more people interested in us," Smith said.

Smith and Halbert would then distance themselves from Brad Baker, Johnson, and No. 14 Hart Racing’s Briar Bauman. Halbert hounded Smith throughout the race, but Smith fended off every move. When Mees’ bike malfunctioned, Smith won the sprint to the checkers, Halbert earning the silver medal. No. 6 Factory Harley rider Baker would claim the bronze.

Our friend Johnny Lewis on the Lloyd Brothers Ducati Scrambler-styled flat tracker would finish just off the podium in fourth. Johnson, riding a resurrected Harley from Colin Edwards’ Texas Tornado Boot Camp, parlayed his strong showing in Heat 2 to a fifth place overall in the Main.

As an added bonus, Smith won a 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycle to go along with his gold medal. But the real winner were the AMA Pro Flat Track riders who got international exposure thanks to ESPN’s cameras that broadcast the race to X Games fans worldwide.

2015 X Games Harley-Davidson Flat Track Results

1. Bryan Smith
2. Sammy Halbert
3. Brad Baker
4. Johnny Lewis
5. Jake Johnson
6. Briar Bauman
7. Doug Lawrence
8. Mikey Martin
9. Kenny Coolbeth, Jr.
10. Michael Kirkness
11. Jared Mees
12. Brandon Robinson

Chicks dig me, because I rarely wear underwear and when I do it's usually something unusual. A website without a direction is like a foot without a big toe. I provide direction, coordinate updates and monitor activities… I’m the big toe for the 5-Ball Racing Garage site.

Related Posts

Comments are closed.