We wouldn’t normally run a press release like this as a daily story here at MD, but it is so nice to see members of the motorcycle industry doing something special for our returning veterans, we couldn’t help ourselves. Take a look at this announcement regarding a special track day for returning veterans of the Iraqi conflict (we’re even running the sponsors’ logos — don’t expect us to do this again!).
- August 15, 2003
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California Speedway, Yamaha Motorcycles, and FASTRACK RIDERS Association are proud to announce “Deployed Troops Appreciati
In an effort to show our true gratitude to all the men and women who were deployed
during the recent Operation Iraqi Freedom, we want to say “THANK YOU” for the
sacrifices you made on our behalf.
To that end, we are offering on a
first-come, first-served basis a FREE TRACK
the first 75 military riders that served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The event
will be at the beautiful California Speedway on the exciting and challenging AMA
Track. It is sponsored by Yamaha Motorcycles, FASTRACK RIDERS Association, and
California Speedway who are all making the contributions necessary to make this
EVENT DATE IS:
AUGUST 29, 2003
1. Rider must
have been deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
2. Rider must have current
valid motorcycle operators license.
3. Rider must have a motorcycle (please
give specifics on bike when registering).
4. All Fastrack Riders Association
rules and regulations apply.
5. If a rider has never ridden on a track
before, they must attend an FRA Safety School which is the same day of
the event. The cost for the class is $75, and is a $125 value. We will limit the
class to a maximum of 20 riders.
6. Rider must have verification they were
deployed for the Operation Iraqi Freedom.
(We will outline this requirement
within a few days)
7. Each rider will be required to Call to
Register: 877-560-2233. Faxed orders will
not be accepted.
8. Rider must be an experienced rider with a minimum
of one year’s riding experience, and have proper riding gear including DOT-,
SNELL-approved full face helmet, proper motorcycle riding gloves, full leathers
or ballistic nylon riding suits with armor that zip together (if not one piece),
and proper riding boots that cover the ankles and are not slip
All types of
bikes are allowed, but to truly enjoy the AMA Track it is best to have a
sportbike. Please verify that your bike can be ridden at California Speedway
Leathers are available for rent on a first come first
served basis at the rate of $95.00. Rider must give height, weight, waist size,
and sport jacket size. Fastrack Riders only has ten suits available, so
be sure to reserve in advance.
Check out our web site for all the
specific details for bike
and rider preparation!