2006 AMA FLAT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP NATIONAL NUMBERS ANNOUNCED
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Dec. 5, 2005) -- AMA Pro Racing announces the list of AMA Flat Track Championship riders who have earned national numbers for 2006.
Seven-time and defending AMA Grand National Champion Chris Carr will once again wear the No. 1 plate on his race bikes in 2006.
A total of eight riders Dan Gedeon, Nick Cummings, Shawn Baer, Sam Halbert, Josh Toungett, Ken Yoder Jr., Scott Stump and Matt Burton are new national number holders for 2006.
National numbers are earned or retained by obtaining championship points in the previous season in AMA Grand National main events. The top two point earners in the AMA Hot Shoe 750/1000 class are also eligible for a national number. Riders must have held a GNC license in order to earn a national number. Riders earning Grand National points that do not currently hold a national number, can select an open number based on the previous year's Grand National point standings.
National numbers are between 1 and 99. Numbers 2 through 9 are reserved for past Grand National Champions.
As announced on Nov. 7th, major changes are planned for the AMA Flat Track Championship. Beginning with the 2006 racing season the championship will feature two separate classes, one for twin-cylinder equipment and one for single-cylinder equipment.
2006 AMA FLAT TRACK NATIONAL NUMBERS
No. Rider, hometown
1 Chris Carr, Fleetwood, PA
3 Joe Kopp, Mica, WA
9 Jay Springsteen, Lapeer, MI
10 Dan Stanley, Bellingham, WA
11 Brian Bigelow, Au Gres, MI
12 *Dan Gedeon, Warren, OH
14 Jacob Johnson, Deptford, NJ
15 Chris Evans, St. Catharines, Ont, CAN
16 A. J. Eslick, Tulsa, OK
17 Henry Wiles, Blanchard, MI
18 Terry Poovey, Euless, TX
19 Paul Lynch, Bel Air, MD
20 Johnny Murphree, Paso Robles, CA
21 Jared Mees, Honey Brook, PA
22 *Nick Cummings, Mt Morris, MI
23 Kevin Atherton, White Pigeon, MI
26 Steve Beattie, Petrolia, Ont, CAN
27 Robert Pearson, Chillicothe, IL
28 Shaun Russell, San Jose, CA
29 Charlie Italia, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
30 Dominic Beaulac, Dalveyville, PQ, CAN
31 Ken Coolbeth Jr., Warren, CT
32 *Shawn Baer, Mechanicsburg, PA
33 JR Schnabel, West Bend, WI
34 Joshua Butler, Mattoon, IL
39 *Matt Burton, Ottumwa, IA
42 Bryan Smith, Flint, MI
43 *Sam Halbert, Graham, WA
44 Christopher Hart, Farmington, NY
47 Greg Tysor, Cumming, GA
53 Gary Rogers, San Jose, CA
54 Cory McDermitt, Breckenridge, MI
55 *Josh Toungett, East Peoria, IL
57 *Ken Yoder Jr, East Earl, PA
59 Willie McCoy, Justin, TX
61 Shawn Clark, Groton, NY
66 George Roeder II, Monroeville, OH
67 Mike Hacker, Colonial Heights, VA
69 Jethro Halbert, Graham, WA
72 Tim Eades, Petersburg, VA
73 Larry Pegram, Baltimore, MD
77 *Scott Stump, Berlin, NJ
80 Rich King, Dysart, IA
88 John Raun Wood, Dublin, PA
89 Kevin Varnes, East Earl, PA
94 Jess Roeder, Monroeville, OH
*Earned national number for 2006
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