Jared Mees leads AMA Pro Flat Track Cortech Performance Edge Award chase
NEWS August 22, 2014
Photo by Dave Hoenig
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2014) - The $1,000 Cortech Performance Edge Award will go to the Grand National Championship rider who records the fastest lap in the most races during the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track season.
Cortech is the presenting sponsor of AMA Pro Racing's Live Timing and Scoring for both AMA Pro Flat Track and AMA Pro Road Racing. Similar to their contributions to AMA Pro Road Racing, the industry-leading motorcycle gear company has been very gracious in granting $1,000 to the winner of the Cortech Performance Edge Award in AMA Pro Flat Track at the conclusion of the 2014 season.
With over half the season in the books, Jared Mees has turned the fastest lap in five of the 11 races so far. The 2012 Grand National Champion got off to a fast start this year, as he won two of the first seven AMA Pro Flat Track main events. Mees's ability to maintain consistency all season long is the reason why he's not only leading the Cortech Performance Edge Award chase by two races, but also holds the top spot in the overall point standings heading into Colonial Downs this weekend.
Kenny Coolbeth is the rider with the best shot at catching Mees for the Cortech Performance Edge Award. Coolbeth has recorded the fastest lap in three races so far this season and looks to have found his groove with Zanotti Racing. Look for the three-time champion to give Mees a run for his money this weekend at Colonial Downs, as Coolbeth is the last rider to earn a victory on a mile circuit, having claimed victory at the Indy Mile less than two weeks ago.
Tune into FansChoice.tv this Saturday, Aug. 23, to catch all of the action in live time and see who will take one step closer to becoming the recipient of this year's Cortech Performance Edge Award. For tickets and more information regarding the Virginia Mega Mile, please visit http://www.colonialdowns.com/motorcycle-race/.
Cortech is one of the leading performance motorcycle gear brands in the United States. Having been developed not only with its parent company's product expertise in riding gear, but also with the feedback of professional racers and riders throughout the United States, Cortechoffers performance motorcyclists a wide array of products in jackets, one piece leathers, pants, luggage, boots as well as snowmobile gear. Cortech is the performance brand of Helmet House, Inc. Helmet House, Inc. is one of the industry's leading powersports product and apparel distributors. Headquartered in Calabasas Hills, CA with an eastern distribution point in Southaven, MS, Helmet House was founded in 1969. Helmet House has brought over 45 years of success to the powersports industry. Helmet House currently has distribution throughout the United States, as well as Canada, Latin and South America, Australia and South Africa. Helmet House was selected as the top distributor in the 2009 Dealernews Distributor Report Card report.
About AMA Pro Flat Track:
AMA Pro Flat Track is a national motorcycle racing series in North America and is considered one of the oldest forms of motorcycle racing. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, the Series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track racing in the world. The 2014 schedule consists of 16 rounds on the country's finest flat track courses. For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track, please visit www.amaproracing.com/ft.