Triumph motorcycle race teams had a memorable weekend at the Sacramento Mile during AMA Pro Flat Track. Brandon Robinson, riding the #44 Latus Motors Racing / Castrol / Triumph, gave Triumph its first factory-supported podium finish in a modern-era AMA Pro Flat Track Main.
Triumph AMA Pro Flat Track riders, Robinson and Jake Shoemaker, #55 Bonneville Performance / Castrol / Triumph, now quickly shift their focus towards Austin, Texas, for the highly anticipated inaugural X Games Flat Track race this Thursday, June 4. X Games Flat Track will air on ESPN at 8:30pm EDT and will also be accessible via WatchESPN.com
“As a long-time participant in the paddock, having flat track racing on live television for the first time in over thirty years is a great day for our sport,” said Bill Gately, owner of Bonneville Performance. “X Games viewers are going to see just how thrilling and competitive the racing action on dirt is. Jake and my entire team are excited to represent Castrol, Triumph and all our partners for a global audience.”
Last weekend fans were treated to the best AMA Pro Flat Track GNC1 race of the season thus far at the historic Sacramento Mile. Robinson nearly had his first win of the season before he was drafted at the checkered flag, finishing 2nd by only 0.020 seconds. Shoemaker missed out on a top-10 finish by a mere 0.004 seconds, placing 11th.
On the strength of Robinson’s second-place finish at Sacramento, VETMotorsports earned a total bonus of $875 from Castrol’s VETMotorsports Performance Match Fund. The donation brings the total earned for VETMotorsports to $1,800 on the season. Gately’s Bonneville Performance team will embed United States Army veteran Sgt. Rob D. onto its team for X Games Flat Track to support VETMotorsports’ outreach program.