SCREAMIN' EAGLE WRECKING CREW RIDERS HEAD BACK TO JOLIET WITH HIGH HOPES FOR RACING

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AMA Twins Series Scheduled to Race Saturday at Route 66 Raceway

Just as the fireworks have stopped flying through the air in celebration of the 4th of July holiday, the Screamin' Eagle Wrecking Crew AMA Flat Track team will be headed back to Joliet, Ill., in hopes of making sparks of their own.

Kenny Coolbeth - the Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson factory rider - has already won a race this AMA Ford Quality Checkered Flat Track Twins season (Springfield, Ill.). The defending AMA GNC champion is second in the point standings, just five points away from points leader Jared Mees.

Mees, Wrecking Crew rider of the Blue Springs Harley-Davidson, has won two consecutive races and has been the points leader since June 7 - a career first.

The second half of the Wrecking Crew - Pat Moroney's H-D rider Bryan Smith and Team Latus H-D rider Joe Kopp - have been competitive in each of the AMA Twins' first three events of the season and are in fourth and eighth place, respectively and are looking to break out for a victory any day now.

As far as Coolbeth is concerned, Saturday's race in Joliet - rescheduled from a June 23 date because of rain - couldn't come soon enough.

"If I had my way we would be racing twice a week," Coolbeth said. "I like the races stacked up because it keeps you in a nice, competitive rhythm and keeps you sharp."

Coolbeth is especially anxious to get back to Route 66 Raceway. The dirt track is in the midst of the state-of-the-art drag strip and speedway and is hosting an AMA event for the first time since 2005.

"The facility is great and it's a racers paradise," Coolbeth said. "The weather forecast looks like it's going to clear up for us by Saturday, so hopefully we can run because the track looks great. It's a great atmosphere to race in and I'm just happy Route 66 Raceway is back on our schedule."

All the action of this weekend's race and all AMA GNC Twins events can be seen via web cast provided by Live I Sports (www.liveisports.com).

AMA Twins Top 10 Point Standings
(Following 3 of 13 events. Number of wins in parenthesis)

1. Jared Mees, Blue Springs H-D/ Screamin' Eagle H-D (2) 62
2. Kenny Coolbeth, Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson (1) 57
3. Jake Johnson, Suzuki 40
4. Bryan Smith, Pat Moroney's/Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson 39
5. Chris Carr, Quality Pre-Owned Ford Harley-Davidson 38
6. Glen Schnabel, American Suzuki 31
7. Shaun Russell, Bartels' Harley-Davidson 31
8. Joe Kopp, Team Latus/Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson 31
9. Johnny Murphree, Coziahr Harley-Davidson 29
10. Henry Wiles, Lloyd Bros Motorsports Aprilla 18

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 2007 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 www.harley-davidson.com for more information.

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

*Information courtesy of Screamin' Eagle Flat Track Team.

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