Flat track racing came roaring into Austin last night, courtesy of Harley-Davidson, as the first event in the four day X Games.
Having no idea what it referred to, if someone asked us, "Hey, want to see Peoria Euphoria?" we'd immediately say "Of course!" In this case, Peoria Euphoria is a friendly little documentary that features flat-track rider Sammy Halbert discussing his race career and gunning it in the Peoria TT.
If hopping on a motorcycle isn't thrilling or deadly enough for you anymore, you may want to point your browser toward eBay Motors. The world's first and only twin-pulse-jet-engine motorcycle is officially up for auction. The machine was originally constructed by Robert Maddox for a customer who wanted to try his hand at slipping into the 200-mph club. It's not clear whether the owner had a brief flash of sanity or if he simply found an easier way get his jollies, but the bike is now up for sale
Before Nicky Hayden was an international superstar making use of some of the best front brakes in the world on his MotoGP bike, he was just a kid from Kentucky who made a name for himself forgoing the front binder altogether and winning a ton of AMA flat track races. Back then he was known as the rookie, or the Kentucky Kid... On August 28th, that same kid from Kentucky will have officially come full circle (pun-intended) by returning to the track that helped launch his career.