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Wednesday 25 May 2022

AFT News Briefs


SBS Friction has returned as the Official Brake Pad of Progressive AFT. Always a major race supporter, the 2022 season marks the fifth consecutive year in which SBS has served in that capacity in AFT racing. Founded in Denmark nearly 60 years ago, the company boasts a glorious motorsports tradition with dozens of two-wheel world championships, including in WorldSBK and MXGP.

Öhlins USA has been named the Official Suspension of Progressive AFT for the seventh successive season. "The iconic brand added to its long and illustrious championship-winning history in 2021 with reigning Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle champion Jared Mees. "Racing is our passion, and Progressive American Flat Track represents the pinnacle of motorcycle dirt track racing in the world, so we're excited to continue our partnership," Mike Himmelsbach, Motorsports Market Manager at Öhlins USA.

Mechanix Wear has been named as the Official Work Glove of the 2022 Progressive AFT series. "Mechanix Wear gloves were born in motorsport. Debuting at the 1991 Daytona 500 more than 30 years ago, the brand has since established itself a global leader for mechanics, trade professionals, manufacturing, military and law enforcement tactical teams alike."

Loomis, CA. based tools, controls and cables specialist Motion Pro is again a MotoAmerica Partner for 2022, as the Official Tire Pressure Gauge of the MotoAmerica Series. Founded by Six-Day ISDT gold medalist Chris Carter in 1984, Motion Pro "designs innovative tools and products that help owners maintain and repair their motorcycles, working closely with championship-level riders and professional mechanics all over the world."

Chad Cose is to race for the 1st Impressions Race Team. He will compete aboard a Honda CRF450R in the Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER class for the remainder of the 2022 Progressive American Flat Track season. A seat on the four-rider effort opened up following the injury of Michael Lainhart at Texas Motor Speedway.

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