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Coolbeth Is Eighth On Factory Harley At Santa Rosa Mile

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Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® Factory Team rider Kenny Coolbeth placed eighth in the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship race on the Santa Rosa Mile at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. The race was won by South East Harley-Davidson rider Sammy Halbert on a Harley-Davidson®  XR750 motorcycle.

Halbert was the fastest qualifier for the 25-lap main, but it was Crosley Radio Kawasaki rider Bryan Smith who took the lead on the opening lap and appeared headed for a run-away victory after stretching his advantage to 4.9-seconds over Halbert on lap 14. But a few laps later, Smith began to falter as track conditions changed, and Halbert and Rogers Racing/Blue Springs Harley-Davidson rider Jared Mees reeled him in. Halbert passed for the lead on lap 20, and Mees got by Smith on lap 21. Mees and Halbert battled in the closing laps, with Halbert finally winning by 0.874 seconds. Smith held off Zanotti Racing/Schaeffer`s Harley-Davison rider Jake Johnson to salvage a third-place spot on the podium, 3.726 seconds behind Halbert. Eaken Racing rider Robert Pearson was fifth on a Harley-Davidson. Coolbeth opened the race in 12th place, and moved up to eighth on lap 16.

“I spun out on the start and ended up way back on the first lap,” said Coolbeth. “The track was a little rough and very dusty, so we could hardly see on the straights, and it was really tough to pass. This was not a typical mile track.”

Halbert also won the four-lap Dash for Cash sprint bonus race.

After 14 of 16 AMA Grand National events, Mees leads the series with 262 points. Halbert moves past Johnson into second place with 248 points. Johnson is third with 246 points, followed by Smith with 193 points. Coolbeth is in eighth place with 124 points.

The Grand National Twins will next race on October 6 on the Tucson International Raceway half-mile in Tucson, Arizona.

Motorcycle Vacation Giveaway: Butler Maps Ozarks Escape Promotes Rural Arkansas

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A new program developed by Butler Motorcycle Maps will promote the Ozark Mountain region as a premiere motorcycle riding destination. The Ozarks Escape is designed to attract welcomed exposure to small towns and businesses along popular motorcycling roads in the region.

The Ozarks Escape is promoted through Butler’s Facebook page, Twitter, website and at motorcycle events such as Bikes, Blues and BBQ in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Next week’s chosen winners will receive a motorcycle vacation that includes two nights at the Ozarks Country Inn Bed & Breakfast, three days of riding, home cooked meals from the Anglers Lodge and a few special treats including an afternoon as a special guest at the Ozarks Folk Center in Mt. View, Arkansas.
"The Ozarks are an incredible motorcycle riding destination, especially in the fall when the colors and cool temperatures make the twisty roads particularly enjoyable. But it's not just the roads that make this area so great. The food, music and genuine hospitality add up to a truly unique experience for bikers. One that we are very excited to share," says Justin Bradshaw of Butler.
 
 
Riders interested in entering to win the Ozarks Escape vacation package can enter by liking Butler Maps on Facebook or signing up for their email newsletter at their website, www.butlermaps.com.
 
Butler Motorcycle Maps produces waterproof road maps that help motorcycle riders find scenic motorcycle routes. Color coded information about drama, safety and riding experience, provides riders an alternative to using the shortest distance or fastest time calculated by most GPS devices. Printed maps are available in retail outlets throughout the country. Butler Maps is based in Eagle, Colorado. For more information please visit www.butlermaps.com or call (888) 479-6053.

Warlocks Motorcycle Club Update

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One of the men accused of fatally shooting three members of the Warlocks motorcycle club in Winter Springs over the weekend is a former leader in the organization who had ongoing rifts with current members, law-enforcement reports show.

Records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel show Sunday's slayings outside the VFW post were not the first time 52-year-old Longwood resident David "Tin Man" Maloney was accused of shooting someone.

Sunday's triple shooting unfolded when members of the Seminole County chapter of the Warlocks gathered outside the VFW post on North Edgemon Avenue to leave on a poker run to raise money for a charity.

Police said at least four men riding motorcycles rode into the parking lot and began firing. Harold Liddle and Peter Schlette died Sunday and David "Dresser Dave" Jakiela died Tuesday. They were members of the Warlocks' Seminole County chapter.

Four of those men, identified as members of the "Philly" Warlocks, were arrested on murder and attempted-murder charges: Paul Smith, 47, of Florence, S.C.; Victor Amaro, 41, of Winter Springs; Robert W. Eckert, 38, who has addresses in Inersville, Pa., and Longwood; and Maloney, who owns Affordable Screen & Patio in Central Florida.

Maloney, Smith and Amaro each have prior arrests. In September 2011, Maloney was accused of shooting and wounding another man outside Jonny Rotton's Bar Out Back, a Sanford biker bar.

It was deemed self-defense and he was not prosecuted. Maloney told officials he left the Warlocks in October 2010 and since then, members of the club have shot at him while riding his motorcycle and at his home. Maloney said he also received threatening calls and text messages.

Witnesses told officials there was animosity between Maloney and current members because he used to be president of the group but was kicked out, and owed money. One source told investigators there was a hit on Maloney and that members would come back and kill him. The motive for Sunday's shootings, if determined, has not been released publicly.

J&P Cycles Hosting Toys for Tots Run on Saturday, Oct. 13

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Help make Christmas brighter for Iowa children this holiday season, and have a fun time while doing it!

J&P Cycles has teamed up withToys for Tots and the Marines for the first annual J&P Cycles Toys for Tots Run. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at J&P Cycles, 13225 Circle Drive, Anamosa, Iowa. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, collecting toys and raising funds for a great cause. Simply bring an unwrapped toy or $10 to participate and receive a coupon for 10% off showroom purchases the day of the event.

Enjoy the band New Trick, playing from noon to 4 p.m., food vendors, door prizes, and mingle with area Marines collecting toys for the less fortunate and those in attendance. In all, 14 counties will be represented from across Iowa, including Jones, Linn, Dubuque, Jackson, Black Hawk, Eastern Butler, Southern Bremer, Fayette, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Mitchell, Worth, Winnebago and Hancock.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

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120 hp ROADSTERCYCLE TRIKES

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Jack Fleming tests experimental helicopters for a living, not exactly a risk-free profession, but a lot more fun than piloting an office desk. So when he wanted something to commute to work on, he looked for a vehicle with a bit more flair, although it wouldn’t be taking to the air. Not finding anything he liked in the showrooms, and a fan of both sportscars and sportsbikes, he decided to blend up his own hybrid vision of earthbound transportation that would provide the thrills of flying but minus the propeller. He also thought he also build one for his significant other, Liz , so they could dice through L.A. traffic together as Liz had also grown up in an airplane family, so was ready for some freeway flying.READ FULL STORY

DiCE Party And Screening Saturday in Cleveland!

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Come party with Lowbrow Customs, Dean from DiCE Magazine and a couple hundred like-minded individuals this Saturday, October 6th at the Cleveland DiCE Party & 6over movie screening. Brought to you by Lowbrow Customs, The Gasbox, and Angel Dust Cycle Paint. It's going down at Hoopples, right near downtown, ride on out and take advantage of the chopper parking and grab some beers, food, and help us close the night out. Check out the Facebook Cleveland DiCE Party event page for all details and updates.

EagleRider Hosts the Irish 66ers

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A group of 67 individuals known as the Irish 66ers culminate their 2,448 mile motorcycle journey on Route 66 at EagleRider L.A. The group takes the journey every other year to raise funds for Temple Street Hospital, a children's hospital in Dublin, Ireland. Over the past 10 years, they have raised over 3 Million Dollars. READ FULL STORY