Law Tigers Arizona Mile Set For Saturday, May 12th 2018
After one of the most exciting finishes in American Flat Track history at the 2017 event, the 2018 Law Tigers Arizona Mile presented locally by Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson is set for Saturday, May 12th at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Arizona.
With the Arizona Mile fans on their feet, the “Mile Master” Bryan Smith executed a last lap pass at the 2017 Law Tigers Arizona Mile and finished an arm’s length ahead of Brad Baker, both on Indians. 2017 American Flat Track National Champion Jared Mees finished out the Indian sweep of the podium with Sammy Halbert fourth on his Yamaha.
The Arizona Mile is the first mile track on the 2018 American Flat Track national championship calendar. Fans will have a chance to see who has gone the extra mile in the off-season to improve their machines. Indian, Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Ducati and more will compete head-head, handlebar-to-handlebar at 135 MPH at this spectacular venue. With both the American Flat Track Twins (motorcycles up to 750 cc) race and the American Flat Track Singles (for motorcycles up to 450 cc) on event schedule, the Law Tigers Arizona Mile presented locally by Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson is one of the biggest motorcycle events of the year!
Get your vintage motorcycle shirts and Evel Knievel outfits as this year’s “throw back” theme will include 1970s vintage motorcycle show, 70/80s live band and costume contests, and a vendor row with great brands and items. New for 2018 is the Arizona Mile Celebrity Mini Bike Race presented by Arizona Mini Bike and Go Kart. This mini bike race will pit local tv, radio and media personalities against each other in a three-round winner-take-all format.
Tickets for this year’s event will be on-sale soon at ArizonaMile.com! Tickets for this year’s race start at just $39 with lots of other options including VIP trackside or rooftop, air-conditioned Turf Club & Club House and much more. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s race!
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson Named Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Law Tigers American Flat Track Arizona Mile
Phoenix's own Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson has been named the presenting sponsor of the 2018 Law Tigers American Flat Track Arizona Mile presented by Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson set for Saturday, May 12 at Turf Paradise in Phoenix.
The Arizona Mile is the fifth stop on the American Flat Track National Championship tour, which features some of the best motorcycle riders in the world on several of the most iconic brands in the industry. Harley-Davidson, Indian, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki, Husqvarna, KTM, Ducati and others will compete head-to-head and handlebar-to-handlebar at speeds of 135 mph at this spectacular venue.
"We are excited and honored to have Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson as a part of the event once again, and pleased they've become our presenting sponsor," said race co-promoter Chris Morgan. "Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson has been there since the start with our first race in 2016, and they play a key role in helping to promote the Arizona Mile".Read More
Throwback Party Announced during the 2018 Law Tigers American Flat Track Arizona Mile presented by Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, Saturday, May 12, 2018
As if the American Flat Track racing on the mile track at the 2018 Arizona Mile weren’t exciting enough, this year’s event will feature a 70s/’80s Throwback theme. Break out your best Evel Knievel t-shirt, dress up in 70s/80s costume and boogie to a live 80s band at the Throwback Party which will take place at the Throwback Pavilion on the eastside of the main grandstand at this year’s race at Turf Paradise. In addition to the Throwback Party which includes 70s and 80s costume contests with prizes, a vintage motorcycle show featuring some of the most unique bikes of the era will take place in the pavilion. Everyone in attendance at the race is welcome. So go get your costume together and we look forward to seeing you at the Throwback Party at this year’s race on Saturday May 12 at Turf Paradise. Lots of ticket options from general admission to VIP are available for this year’s event.
Bryan Smith Masters the Arizona Mile
The widely acknowledged "mile master" of the American Flat Track Series, Michigan's Bryan Smith, lived up to his reputation by claiming the Law Tigers Arizona Mile, presented by Indian Motorcycle, coming out on top of a gun-fighter style, five-lap showdown with his teammate, Brad Baker.
Baker looked like the man to beat all day, setting the event's quickest qualifying lap, winning the qualifying race that put him on the pole, and leading all but the last two laps of green flag racing on his Indian FTR750 Scout. But a spill in turn four by Harley Davidson rider Brandon Robinson created a lengthy repair to the air fence, setting up a race between the event on the track and Mother Nature.
With the sun low on the horizon and darkness looming, AFT officials called for a five lap shootout when the race resumed. On the restart, Baker quickly jumped up to continue his race-long lead and looked like he was headed to his first win of 2017.
But with two laps to go, Smith went from stalking Baker to pulling the trigger, sliding inside the race leader and taking over the top spot as the pair dove into turn one and and held on for the win as Baker came up just inches short at the line. "It was a little bit of strategy," Smith said. "I just sat on Brad's rear tire and luckily it worked out to where I got by him with two to go. I had just enough to hold him off in parts of the track where he had been better than me."Read More
Law Tigers, America's Motorcycle Lawyers, Named Title Sponsor for 2018 Arizona Mile
Law Tigers are once again getting behind American Flat Track and TAG Events with their partnership for the upcoming Law Tigers American Flat Track Arizona Mile at Turf Paradise May 12, 2018. Law Tigers, based in Phoenix, has joined the ever-growing group of sponsors of the event by lending their name and becoming title sponsor once again, of the 2018 race. Law Tigers COO Ari Levenbaum has been a great supporter of American Flat Track racing with his involvement in the Pomona Flat Track Finals and the Calistoga events.
"For years, the Law Tigers were proud to be the title sponsors of the American Flat Track race in Pomona. With the loss of that venue, the promoters and I were eager to continue our partnership and tradition of putting on national championship flat track races. As riders and racing enthusiasts, we felt that it was important to find another venue that both the flat track racers and the fans would enjoy," said Ari Levenbaum. "Bringing a race to Arizona, which is National Headquarters of Law Tigers, just made sense. We love supporting motorcycle racing and we are committed to seeing the sport grow and flourish. The Law Tigers welcomes the opportunity to once again be the title sponsor of the Law Tigers American Flat Track Arizona Mile at Turf Paradise, an annual event that riders and race fans can be proud of! We will be actively promoting the event through local motorcycle shops and at all upcoming motorcycle events. Feel free to pick up a flyer at your local motorcycle shop or stop by our booth at a local motorcycle event."Read More
Stay At The Host Resort At A Big Discount
Make A Weekend Of It! Spend the weekend at the beautiful host resort with the racers at an incredibly DISCOUNTED rate. Click on the Tapatio Hilton link above to get the Arizona Mile rate! The Pointe Hilton Tapatilo Cliffs is a 200 acre resort with breathtaking views, incredible water features and onsite golf course.