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Southern California Timing Association
Report from Indian Motorcycle

Indian Scout Southern California Timing Association Event

Photo by Barry Hatthaway

This past weekend, stealthily but quickly, Indian motorcycle made history. A new production 2015 Indian Scout and the fabled Chief named “Elnora” tore across the El Mirage dry lake bed in the final Southern California Timing Association event of the season. It was the last chance for the factory to earn an SCTA certified run, and both machines proved their lineage and durability with strong debuts by the rookie land speed riders.

The Indian Scout was ridden by none other than Gary Gray – the Director of Indian Motorcycle Products. Gary leads a team that interacts with both the design and the engineering groups to define the current and future products for the brand. Shepherding the product direction for such an iconic brand take somebody who isn’t afraid to get their fingers dirty. Gray spent several weekends in 2014 racing vintage Scout motorcycles in FIM and USCRA, and twisted the new Scouts throttle to a very fast 128.447 mph on the dusty mile and 1/3 course. The motorcycle Gary rode featured a stock engine, and was built to the P-P 1350 class and only modified the handlebars to race.. This same motorcycle will be tweaked by the engineering team for a return to the venue just to go faster and “see what she will do”.

Elnora was piloted by Indian Motorcycle PR Manager, Robert Pandya. The very same Chief that traced Cannon Ball Baker’s centennial route from San Diego to New York City in May, was re-fitted with stock fenders (though the back of the front fender was cut off) an accessory air cleaner, and a custom 2-1 exhaust pipe. Slotting into a modified class (A-PG 2000), Elnora featured custom 17” wheels and racing rubber, relocated footrests, and different handlebars designed to tuck the rider into the wind. She ran a stock Thunder Stroke 111 however, including the stock belt drive system, and despite being a hard-ridden development bike (ultimately destined for the crusher) she pulled out a 130.227 mph top speed.

Indian Motorcycle would like to thank the many friends of the brand who made the past weekend possible. Team Klock Werks’, Lloydz Motorworkz, RC Components, Dunlop, Fox Shocks, IndianMotorcycles.net, Conquest Customs, Ricochet Customs, Saddlemen, the IMC Engineering, Dynojet and the great people at the SCTA, especially the Gear Grinders club for hosting us.

Now with both a 2014 Chief and a 2015 Scout officially running a sanctioned race event, Indian Motorcycle continues the tradition started by its legendary founders Hendee and Hedstrom – to build great products and to show the world what they can do.

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2014 IHRA Nitro Harley Champion - Mike Scott

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 2014 IHRA Nitro Harley Champion

  Mike Scott   

 

NORWALK, Ohio  - No category within the Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series had a more exciting finish to the year than Nitro Harley.

With four drivers entering the final event of the season within reach of the title, the battle for the Nitro Harley championship came down to the final pass of the year between a trio of teammates with Mike Scott emerging as the 2014 IHRA Nitro Harley champion at the Summit Racing Equipment World Finals at Memphis International Raceway.



With two-races-in-one on the docket for the World Finals weekend following a rainout of the Pittsburgh Nationals earlier in the year, additional points were on the line in Memphis as Mike Scott, Randal Andras, Mark Cox and Jay Turner contended for the championship.

Scott began the weekend in style with a runner-up finish in the Pittsburgh makeup race, propelling him to the top of the mountain with three rounds of work ahead. But his weekend was far from over. A loss in the semifinals of race two would put his fate in the hands of his teammates, something he had hoped to avoid.

"I really wanted to get to the final and not have to put the championship in the hands of someone else," Scott said. "When the final came, I stood on the line and just hoped for the best. It was out of my hands at that point and all I could do was watch."

Ironically, all four drivers in contention for the championship advanced to the semifinals in Memphis, with Andras and Turner escaping to the final round.

With Turner and Cox officially eliminated from the championship, the battle came down to Turner Racing teammates Andras and Scott for the 2014 Nitro Harley title. With Scott leading the standings, Andras would need a win in the final to secure the title, while a win by Turner would seal the championship for Scott.




Adding to the drama, Andras blew a motor in the semifinals, but all three riders pitched in to help him make the call - a double-edged sword with so much on the line, but a decision Scott said this team would make every time.

"Of course I had mixed feelings, it is a championship," Scott said with a laugh. "We talked about it before. Jay could have gone out and ran the final by himself, but that is not how our team works. We win together and we lose together. Everybody was working on that bike, even I was in there working on it, so that was definitely a good deal."

In the end Andras held his own fate in his hands, but he couldn't get around Turner in the final race of the season. Turner ran a 6.295 at 220.48 mph in the final, sealing the championship for Scott, while Andras put together a 6.351 at 223.47 mph to finish second in the race and in the championship standings.

Scott's runner-up and semifinal finish in Memphis helped him earn a final tally of 821 points on the season, nine points ahead of Andras in the final standings. Scott, hailing from Blind Bay, British Columbia, finished the year with three wins, taking the season opener at Southwestern International Raceway in Tucson in March followed by back-to-back wins at the Spring Nationals at Rockingham Dragway and President's Cup Nationals at Maryland International Raceway midway through the year. All three of his victories came against his Turner Racing teammates, defeating Andras twice and Turner once.



"Jay is just the best. I am here because Jay put me here. He helped me win races all year long and gave me an unbelievable bike," Scott said. "I didn't ride well in Memphis and almost gave it away, but he went out there and got it back for me. What can I say, it was an amazing year and great to finish to cap the season."

Championship runner-up Randal Andras, from Amelia, Louisiana, recorded two wins in five final rounds on the season. Mark Cox, the lone rider in the top four not hailing from the Turner Racing stable, rode his Bojangles-sponsored motorcycle to a third place finish in the standings with two wins. Jay Turner finished fourth with one win, while Alvin Kobernusz rounded out the top five.

The extremely competitive season also saw both ends of the Nitro Harley record reset in 2014. Joey Sternotti set the new elapsed time mark for the class at 6.250 seconds at Bradenton Motorsports Park in April, while Cox set the new speed record at 230.76 mph, also at Bradenton.

Scott and Andras led the championship standings wire-to-wire, with the pair trading the lead multiple times throughout the year. On the year, nine different riders visited a final round, with Scott leading the pack with three victories.

"It was a great year for the entire Turner Racing team. We had a lot of fun trading the lead with Randal and, even as nerve-racking as it was there at the end, it was a fitting way to end the year between us," Cox said. "I want to thank Jay, Dorothy and the entire team for all they do for me. We look forward to seeing if we can add a few more of these trophies to our collection next year."

 


 


 


 


 

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Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car & Bike Show - December 7, 2014
Lee

Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car & Bike Show 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - Lee Civic Center - Fort Myers, Florida
Save the date for this exciting, action packed event! With acres of show cars and bikes and a huge indoor event hall with cars, bikes and vendors. You won't want to miss Florida's largest single day Car and Bike Show. Featuring nationally known motor sports celebrities, bands, and charity.

When it comes to car and bike shows, bigger is better. We are bringing you the largest single day car and bike show in the state of Florida. More cars and bikes to see. Better entertainment. Nationally known motor sports celebrities. More people to meet. More fun! We are really excited
 this legendary annual event.

Explore our website for more info about our event and other Car & Bike events in Florida. Contact us to share your event and join our email list below to stay updated about Hot Rod & Hog happenings in Florida!  Click for information about lodging.

Spectator general admission to the all-day event is just $15. We're projecting attendance of 20,000+ spectators.  Click to download and print the 2014 FL Hot Rods & Hogs brochure.
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blank 10/24/14 09:23AM #musclebikes, Benefit, Grand Opening, Harley-Davidson, motorcycles, The Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Harley-Davidson Is Now On The Strip


Las Vegas-Harley Davidson on the Strip
Las Vegas Harley-Davidson® has opened on the famed Las Vegas Strip, steps away from the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. The new store will commemorate its grand opening with an all day celebration and custom motorcycle raffle on Saturday, Nov. 1.

The spacious 65,000-square-foot venue features a dealership, rental services, retail shop, service center and riding academy all under one roof. Visitors can also stop in the store’s “Recharge Zone” convenience store to hydrate, cool-off and enjoy complimentary wireless internet access. In addition to the Strip-side store, Las Vegas Harley-Davidson® also owns and operates Red Rock Harley-Davidson and Zion Harley-Davidson.

“After years of planning, we are excited to finally bring Las Vegas Harley-Davidson® to the Strip,” remarked Las Vegas Harley-Davidson® President, Don Andress. “We look forward to introducing the Harley-Davidson® brand to a whole new audience thanks to the store’s prime location.”

On Saturday, Nov. 1, Las Vegas Harley-Davidson® will host a grand opening celebration. Kicking-off at noon, the festivities will include appearances by professional dirt track riders, Jared and Nichole Mees as well as live performances by magician Seth Grabel, blues musician Michael Ubaldini and country singer Sierra Black. Patrons can also indulge in delicious dishes from local food trucks such as Sausage Fest, Sin City Dogs, Slindin’ Thru, Stripchezze and Taco Fest. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

During the celebration, Las Vegas Harley-Davidson® will raffle off a one-of-a-kind, Nevada-themed motorcycle signed by Governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval. The bike, a 2014 FLHX Harley-Davidson Street Glide®, was created from the ground up to celebrate the state’s 150th anniversary. Priced at $150, tickets are still available at Las Vegas Harley-Davidson® with all proceeds being donated to Nevada 150 Foundation, Inc.

“This motorcycle is an incredible tribute to the State of Nevada,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “It is beautiful enough to be in a museum, but it is meant to be ridden.  It will be an incredible prize for the lucky winner.”

Where:

Las Vegas Harley-Davidson
5191 S. Las Vegas Boulevard

When:

Saturday, Nov. 1st.

Cost:

Free To the Public

For more information: www.lasvegasharleydavidson.com

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Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car & Bike Show - December 7, 2014
Lee Civic Center, Fort Myers, FL

Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car & Bike Show 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - Lee Civic Center - Fort Myers, Florida
Save the date for this exciting, action packed event! With acres of show cars and bikes and a huge indoor event hall with cars, bikes and vendors. You won't want to miss Florida's largest single day Car and Bike Show. Featuring nationally known motor sports celebrities, bands, and charity.

When it comes to car and bike shows, bigger is better. We are bringing you the largest single day car and bike show in the state of Florida. More cars and bikes to see. Better entertainment. Nationally known motor sports celebrities. More people to meet. More fun! We are really excited
 this legendary annual event.

Explore our website for more info about our event and other Car & Bike events in Florida. Contact us to share your event and join our email list below to stay updated about Hot Rod & Hog happenings in Florida!  Click for information about lodging.

Spectator general admission to the all-day event is just $15. We're projecting attendance of 20,000+ spectators.  Click to download and print the 2014 FL Hot Rods & Hogs brochure.
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Christmas Care Car, Truck & Bike Show
November 8, 2014; Ft. Myers, FL



Saturday, November 8th
Sam Galloway Open Car, Truck & Bike Show
 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, GulfShore Mustang Car Club will be hosting an Open Car, Truck and Bike Show at Sam Galloway Ford, 1800 Boy Scout Drive, Fort Myers.  All Makes and Models are Welcome!  Music by Tommy Tunes and the FLHRH Sound Machine!  Dash Plaques.  50/50 to benefit Lee Builder's Care.  Florida Hot Rods & Hogs is proud to be a sponsor of GulfShore Mustang Club and Lee Builder's Care.
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INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RUMBLES INTO DAYTONA BEACH FOR BIKETOBERFEST
WITH THE INDUSTRY’S BADDEST LINE-UP OF 2015 BIKES

Enjoy entertainment and demo rides of the new 2015 Indian Scout, Indian Roadmaster and Indian Chief models throughout grand opening weekend of Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach

2015 Indian Scout, Indian Roadmaster and Indian Chief Models

DAYTONA BEACH, FL — October 16, 2014 — Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company announces the features for Biketoberfest 2014, running today through Sunday, October 19 in Daytona Beach Florida. On the heels of its recent launch of the 2015 Indian Roadmaster and the historic unveiling of the new Indian Scout at the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Indian Motorcycle rolls into the last big rally of the season with motorcycling’s hottest line-up of bikes for enthusiasts with a passion for legendary high-performance American motorcycles.

 

Indian Motorcycle is also proud to celebrate the grand opening of its new Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach dealership, one of the newest in the country, which will serve as the brands home base during the weekend’s festivities. Located at 290 North Beach Street, the dealership will host a variety of activities throughout Biketoberfest, including demo rides of the entire 2015 Indian Motorcycle line-up and an Indian Scout giveaway on Saturday night at 6p.m. Demo rides are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach. To demo ride, a valid motorcycle endorsement and appropriate riding gear are required.

 

“We have a lot to celebrate this weekend at Biketoberfest as we participate in the grand opening of our impressive new Indian Motorcycle dealership where we’ll host demo rides of our incredible new 2015 models,” said Steve Menneto, vice president of motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “This is one of the first opportunities for riders to experience the all-new Indian Scout, and I know they’ll be blown away by its potent performance, nimble and precise handling and its aggressive starting price. The weather looks perfect for this weekend, so we’re looking forward to hosting everyone at our amazing new Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach dealership.”

 

2015 Indian Scout

The all-new Indian Scout represents the return and future of one of motorcycling’s most iconic and recognized models with an unrivaled reputation for quickness, maneuverability and overall balance. With a starting MSRP of $10,999 and superior handling and performance that will appeal to even the most experienced riders, the 2015 Indian Scout is also attracting the attention of younger riders, female riders and those looking to step up from a starter bike to a powerful and affordable, all-purpose middle-weight cruiser. The Scout is available in Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red, Silver Smoke (matte finish) and Thunder Black Smoke (matte finish). For details please visit http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/scout-silver-smoke.


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ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®

Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

 

ABOUT POLARIS® INDUSTRIES

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion.  Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

 

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands.  Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered parts, accessories and apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin and Cycle Country brands.

 

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

 

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.

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