Triumph Motorcycles Named Presenting Sponsor of Ramspur Winery Calistoga Half Mile AMA Pro Flat Track Race

| 17 August 2015 10:20 am

AMA Pro Flat Track Series
Triumph Motorcycles Calistoga Half Mile

Courtesy of Christine Kendall-Cottrell and Pattie Frost
CALISTOGA, CA, AUG. 13, 2015

The Ramspur Winery Calistoga Half Mile is thrilled to announce that Triumph Motorcycles will be the presenting sponsor of the penultimate round of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track season, to be held in Calistoga, California, on September 26, 2015.

2015 0813 CA Calistoga Flyer 350“We are thrilled as well as honored to have an OEM with a flat-track history as iconic as Triumph Motorcycles’ come on board as a presenting sponsor; their involvement in this sport in years past helped to elevate flat-track racing into an era of household names,” said event co-promoter and California native Terry Otton of Ramspur Winery. “Recently, we have seen Triumph make a renewed commitment to the sport by supporting two AMA Pro GNC1 teams and [they] now wish to continue their support and commitment at the race and fan level. To see an OEM step up and sponsor a race event is something I can’t say I remember ever happening in the past.”

The Ramspur Winery Calistoga Half Mile promoters have worked hard to make major improvements to this year’s event. Collectively, the promoters have adapted a “travel fund” to help teams with some of their travel expenses. Also, a popular addition from last year – the Riders’ Parade – will be back. This brings the AMA Pro riders and their race bikes down the main streets of Calistoga for fans and residents to experience the sights, thunderous sounds and smells of high octane! It will happen again this year on race-day morning, Saturday, September 26.

“Triumph is honored to join on as the presenting sponsor for the Ramspur Winery Calistoga Half Mile,” said Matt Sheahan, COO of Triumph Motorcycles America. “Calistoga, in the heart of wine country, is building into one of the premier stops on the AMA Pro Flat Track schedule. We’re looking forward to having our dealers and customers join us at this GNC1 Twins season-finale celebration.”

The Calistoga region is famous for being one of the top 10 wine destinations in the world! The race weekend event is held during the region’s “Crush Season,” which is a major attraction for wine enthusiasts the world over – just another reason the Calistoga Half Mile is the perfect way to end the AMA Pro Flat Track season.

The weekend will kick off on Thursday, September 24, with a Half Mile Open House and Barbecue at Marin Speed Shop, a Bay Area Triumph dealer in San Rafael, California. Two Triumph Factory AMA Pro Flat Track team riders – Latus Motors/ Castrol/ Triumph-backed Brandon Robinson and Bonneville Performance/ Castrol/ Triumph/ Ramspur Winery-sponsored Jake Shoemaker – will be on hand for a fan meet-and-greet. Scheduled for Saturday morning is a group ride from Marin Speed Shop to the Calistoga Half Mile.

“This is truly an honor, and we are excited to be able to collaborate with Ramspur Winery and Triumph Motorcycles to help support the continued growth of this legendary race,” says Jim McLaughlin of Marin Speed Shop.

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About Triumph
Triumph Motorcycles is a British motorcycle marque that produces a wide range of truly distinctive Modern Classic, Adventure, Sport, Cruiser and Touring motorcycles offering the perfect blend of authentic design, character, charisma and performance. The first Triumph was produced in 1902. The company’s global headquarters is located in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, and is solely owned by Bloor Holdings Ltd., and Triumph Motorcycles America Ltd., its North American subsidiary, is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and is home to the motorcycle industry’s first 24/7 customer-support team. To see the full range of Triumph motorcycles, visit


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