Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Boss Hoss Gears Up For Their 7th Annual National Rally and
Mid-South Motorcycle Festival, September 20-23, 2006

DYERSBURG, TN (September 20-23, 2006)—Boss Hoss Cycles has had an extremely busy summer packed with Hoss PowerTours and motorcycle rallies. They’ve been everywhere from Daytona to Myrtle Beach, from Louisville to Toronto, and from Americade to Sturgis. Now, they’re headed back to their roots in Dyersburg, Tennessee for the Seventh Annual Boss Hoss National Rally.

Boss Hoss Cycles, manufacturer of America’s ultimate V8 powered cycles, invites motorcycle enthusiasts to celebrate the Seventh Annual Boss Hoss National Rally and Mid-South Motorcycle Festival, September 20-23, 2006 in Dyersburg, TN. Attendees will enjoy four days of fun events including cash and trophy prize poker runs, dice run, bike show, concerts, motorcycle parade, demo rides and factory tours.

“This is the second year that the National Rally and Mid-South Motorcycle Festival are teaming together in our hometown of Dyersburg,” says Rad Hunsley, chief operating officer, Boss Hoss. “This year’s line-up of activities and events is packed into three days riders won’t want to miss!”

Factory tours will be given each day so that Boss Hoss enthusiasts can see the production of the V8 bikes and trikes, from start to finish. Bikers can also experience the power of a Boss Hoss with free demo rides to licensed riders, thirty years of age or older. On Saturday, September 23rd, bikers can join dealers as they parade their bikes from the Boss Hoss factory through downtown Dyersburg. Owners should keep their bikes in top shape and register for the Pepsi® - Burk’s Beverage Bike Show Saturday afternoon, where participants will be given the chance to let their motorcycles truly shine. Bragging rights will be given and cash and trophy awards will be presented later that day in downtown Dyersburg.

The roaring of these V8 cycles won’t be the only sounds echoing throughout the streets of Dyersburg, as daily live music will feature sounds from Moriah, Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster, and the West Tennessee Stars. There will be motorcycle stunt shows on Friday and Saturday afternoons performed by Team Extreme, sponsored by First Citizens National Bank.

Pepsi® and Comp Cams®, two major sponsors of the event, are giving riders the opportunity to participate in two runs to win cash prizes. The Pepsi® Dice Run will take place on Thursday, September 21st with a $1,000 cash prize, while the winner of Comp Cams® Poker Run on Saturday will receive a $1,500 cash prize. There will also be a $500 punch card drawing on Saturday, September 23rd preceding the drawing of the ultimate prize—a 2006 Boss Hoss trike.

Boss Hoss will give away a 2006 Boss Hoss ZZ4 ’57 trike to support Shriners Hospitals’ for Children. For a suggested $10 donation, available at, via mail (up to ten tickets can be purchased with one mail-in order) or at a Hoss Power Tour event, riders can purchase the winning ticket for the drawing at the event. Tickets can also be purchased at the event until the final drawing, which concludes the festival, taking place on Saturday night, September 23rd, 2006 (winner need not be present to win). All drawing proceeds will go to the Shriners.

Pre-register for the Boss Hoss National Rally before September 8, 2006 for a discounted fee at, or register at the door. Registration for the event includes admission to all events, dinners, and drink coupons. Members of the Boss Hoss Riders Association® will receive their special discounted fee. For additional information about the event including a complete schedule of events, room reservations and vendor space availability check out or

Every Boss Hoss is engineered for total performance, not just speed, and has 3-4 times the power of any other production bike in the world. The cycles are easy to handle and feature 2-speed automatic transmissions with a ‘real’ reverse. Boss Hoss has upgraded its acclaimed Brembo brake system to make their bikes and trikes more robust, as well as new five spoke wheels with matching rotors. Boss Hoss bikes and trikes are available in 355, 385 or 502 horsepower from the factory.

Since 1990, Boss Hoss has grown to be the only production made V-8 powered motorcycle in the world with over 4,000 motorcycles sold.

Come experience the thunder rolling and highway ripping that only Boss Hoss Cycles provide. Many think it’s a monster on two wheels…. Boss Hoss owners know it’s the ultimate cycling experience! For more information on Boss Hoss Cycles, visit or call 731/286-4915.


Hines Earns Second Career Bonus Event Win

CLERMONT, Ind. , (Sept. 4, 2006) – Andrew Hines was so close, yet not nearly as close as he would have liked to be. Hines earned a trip to the semifinals on his Screamin' Eagle/ Vance & Hines V-Rod Monday during the 52nd annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis .

The semifinal round appearance surpassed last season's first round loss but that doesn't make up for the team's goals going into the event. Hines held the points lead going into the event and walked away with it too. Still, the Indianapolis resident was disappointed the day didn't last longer and end with a victory.

"I really did have the bike to beat," Hines said. "That V-Rod ran nine awesome passes between 7.02 seconds and 7.09 seconds. Hands down, the bike deserved to be in winner's circle. I just got amped up going into the semifinals and let the clutch out too early."

Hines won his first round matchup with a 7.028 pass at 189.18 mph to Chris Rivas' 7.091 at 184.90 on his Mohegan Sun Racing Buell. In Round Two, Hines posted a 7.098 at 186.10 to Paul Gast's 7.196 at 180.52 on his Fast By Gast Suzuki. Hines fouled at the starting line in the semifinal race against Angelle Sampey and the U.S. Army Suzuki team.

Teammate GT Tonglet also saw red on Monday. After his Screamin' Eagle entry broke at the starting line, the team re-fired the motorcycle, but Tonglet fouled out of his first round race against Matt Smith and the Torco Buell team. Smith went on to win the race.

"The reason Indy means so much to everyone is because it is such a tough race to win," Harley-Davidson Racing Manager Anne Paluso said. "It has more competitors, it's a longer event and it takes everything out of a team to be the last group standing on Labor Day. This Screamin' Eagle team did their best to put Andrew and GT in the position to win, but it just didn't work out this time."

Hines qualified in the No. 2 position with a 7.020 at 189.68 while Tonglet was 16th with a 7.117 at 186.38.

The team now must shake off the U.S. Nationals and move on to the next race – the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading , Penn. , on Sept. 14-17.

"The U.S. Nationals really does take it all out of you," Tonglet said. "It was a long weekend and we saw some really good things but it just didn't translate into a win. This is one of the races I want to win the most, so I guess the team has to wait another year to try again."

Hines was also nearing a possible double-up bonus. Hines beat Chip Ellis in the final round of the eight-bike Ringer's Gloves Pro Bike Battle bonus race on Saturday. Each NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Bike racer has one calendar year to qualify for the event and the top eight riders get to race for more than $50,000 in prize money. Hines collected a $25,000 paycheck for his win.

"All weekend we were nailing our 60-foot times and we found the consistency we have been looking for all season," Hines said. "It would have been amazing to win both events in one weekend and it's disappointing it had to end with a red light. The good thing is that we have the points lead and three more races to go after some more round wins."

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The Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle team is sponsored by Ford Truck, Dunlop, Matco Tools and S100.


Bryan Smith Takes First Victory of the Season

SPRINGFIELD (Sept. 4, 2006) – Bryan Smith led the Screamin' Eagle Wrecking Crew Sunday with his first victory of the 2006 AMA Flat Track season. Smith rode his Pat Moroney's Harley-Davidson entry to the win at the historic Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

"This is a dream come true and it probably won't sink in for a few days," Smith said. "I first came to the Springfield Mile when I was about six years old. I watched Scott Parker running around and I knew right then that I wanted to win this event."

It was the third podium finish for Smith, who said the win was long overdue.

"The team has done some great things this season, we just have not had any breaks," Smith said. "The team has worked so well together and that's what makes the win so special. They worked all year for this."

Wrecking Crew teammate and Screamin' Eagle factory rider Kenny Coolbeth finished third. The podium finish for Coolbeth, however, did more than give him a chance to stand on the box. The third-place finish put him in first place of the championship standings with just one race left on the schedule.

"I went in there thinking I had to win this race to give myself a chance at going for the championship title at the season finale," Coolbeth said. "But Carr finished in 17th and that really made a difference in the points. Chris Carr is one of the best riders out there and he is one of the most competitive people out there, so I know he'll be tough in Columbus ( Ohio , last race of the season). I'm already anxious for that race."

As if that wasn't enough, the entire Screamin' Eagle Wrecking Crew finished in the top four positions. Veteran rider Rich King was second, followed by Coolbeth and Jared Mees in third and fourth, respectively.

"The Springfield Mile one of the most historic and prestigious events and for the Wrecking Crew to finish in the top four positions is incredible," Harley-Davidson Racing Manager Anne Paluso said. "This is the second consecutive race that the team has swept the podium, but to do that at Springfield is one for the record books. The fact that Bryan earned his first win of the season and Kenny took over the top spot in the standings is just going to make the season finale even more exciting."

Coolbeth sits in the No. 1 position of the point standings, bumping Chris Carr and the Quality Pre-Owned Ford Harley-Davidson out of the top spot. Coolbeth has 135 points while Mees and the Texter Harley-Davidson team are second with 126 points. Carr is third with 125 points. Smith and the Pat Moroney's Harley-Davidson team are fourth with 119 points while King is fifth with 110 points.

"The last race is going to be really exciting because there are three riders within 11 points of each other," Coolbeth said. "I just have to be mentally prepared for the last race because it's going to be a battle."

The Wrecking Crew also did some damage in the heat races at Sunday's event promoted by the Illinois Motorcycle Dealer Association. Smith and Coolbeth won their heat races while King and Mees finished second and fourth, respectively.

Springfield, Ill., Screamin' Eagle Wrecking Crew Race Summary
Main Event Finish Heat Finish Qualifying

  • Bryan Smith 1st 1st 2nd
  • Rich King 2nd 2nd 7th
  • Kenny Coolbeth 3rd 1st 3rd
  • Jared Mees 4th 4th 14th

AMA Top 10 Point standings: Flat Track
(Following nine of 10 events. Number of wins in parenthesis)
1. Kenny Coolbeth, Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson (2) 135
2. Jared Mees, Texter HD/ Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson (1) 126
3. Chris Carr, Quality Pre-Owned Ford Harley-Davidson (2) 125
4. Bryan Smith, Pat Moroney's/Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson 119
5. Rich King, Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson 110
6. Joe Kopp, Latus Harley-Davidson (1) 97
7. Glen Schnabel, Harley-Davidson 89
8. Jake Johnson, Suzuki 77
9. Mike Hacker, Doc's Harley-Davidson (1) 68
10. Johnny Murphree, Coziahr Harley-Davidson 65

There is just one race remaining this AMA Flat Track season. The finale will be held at Scioto Downs in Columbus , Ohio , on Sept. 23.

In addition to the direct team sponsorship, Harley-Davidson will also provide support through professional flat track contingency and the Rider Support Verification Program (RSVP). Under the Screamin’ Eagle banner the support will total more than $140,000 throughout the 2006 season. This includes a contingency program for qualified Harley-Davidson XR750 riders on the AMA Flat Track series.

Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts are inspired by and built in the spirit of the raw adrenaline and power of motorcycle racing. Screamin’ Eagle Pro parts are specifically designed for race-use applications, while Screamin’ Eagle parts offer street-use performance options for the Harley-Davidson motorcycle owner. Visit for more information.

The Screamin' Eagle Flat Track team is sponsored by Matco Tools.


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