Haydens (Some) Ready For Tacoma TT

Paul Carruthers | September 20, 2002
The First Indoor Formula USA National Dirt Track Series event is shaping up to be a good one with dozens of motorcycle racing’s who’s-who have already committed to racing the unique TT event in Washington this Saturday, including road racing all-stars Roger Hayden, Tommy Hayden, and Jake Zemke, according to Formula USA.

Meanwhile, the season battle for second place in the Pro-Singles points standings appears to be finalized under the roof. Glen Schnabel Jr., Rich King and Joe Kopp each share second place with 186 points in the season and want to come indoors to take a lead, but they’ll have to face an expert at TT racing – season points leader Terry Poovey.

Mike Kidd, vice president of Clear Channel Entertainment -Motor Sports said, “The unique TT track construction is going to make for the most exciting indoor dirt track racing since the late ’80’s at the Houston Astrodome.”

The Tacoma Dome floor measures 300 x 250 feet, or about the size of a professional football field. Riders racing the Tacoma Dome Dirt Track National will challenge themselves on the second TT course of the Formula USA season. This course will feature tight right and left turns as well as a jump and will reach nearly 100 mph indoors between corners and the ramp, F-USA says.

“The points battle indoors is expected to be an all-out brawl. Nobody wants to go to Del Mar without a solid points lead, so Tacoma will be the season turning point,” added Kidd.

Tickets are still available through dirttrack.com for the Tacoma Dome Dirt Track National part of the Drag Specialties National Dirt Track Series presented by Destination Harley-Davidson brought to you by Bacardi Silver. >P> Qualifying begins at 4 p.m. autograph session starts at 6 p.m. and racing (both Pro-Singles and 1st Legal Super Singles) start at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 21 at the Tacoma Dome.

Paul Carruthers | Editor

Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.