Friday, July 2, 2010

SHAWN BAER PHOTOS FROM MIKE "STU" STUHLER

Received a note and some photos from Mike 'Stu' Stuhler the other day. Here's what he had to say:
"I shot a boatload of shots Saturday over at Lima, and in the process of doing so I also took a few with you and your great site in mind. Shawn Baer is campaigning this immaculate Triumph in the AMA Pro Flat Track/K&N Filters sponsored by MotorcycleSuperstore.com Grand National series this year. I didn't get a chance to talk with him or the team members (they seemed pretty involved so I didn't want to interupt) but they have a really top-notch looking set up on and off the track."
"Shawn had to run the first semi Saturday night and got 3rd to make the transfer to the main to eventually finish 17th after 11 laps. I haven't seen or heard the reason for his dropping out but the bike was silent coming into the infield pull-off area. As a result, he currently sits 39th in the standings after carding a 19th at Springfield. These are the only two events they have made at this point in the season (7 rounds in of 19 scheduled) but they should be commended for their efforts going in against the hoard of XR's, a couple of Suzuki's (Mick Kirkness' #87 one of those as pictured), the Lloyd Brothers Joe Kopp-ridden Ducati (which won it's first race in AZ. in May) and the Werner/Springsteen-helmed Kawasaki of Bryan Smith (which is very quietly working it's way into a prominent position in the series.) Up against these cats The Baer clan is doing well believe me."
"And just because I had to have a full paragraph to list the team's sponsors and such, here we go: Bonneville Performance/Marines/Wiseco Pistons/Motion Pro Triumph Flat Track Team."
"In no particular order the shots I included are one of the team's bikes sitting in the pits between the practice/qualifying sessions and the heat races, also a shot of Shawn and the team looking the bike over during the same time frame, and a shot of Shawn and team in line getting ready to be announced for the starting grid of the National at Lima on Saturday evening."
Thanks to Mike for sharing photos with us yet again. Check out his awesome blog Stu's Shots R Us. Mike mentioned he is going to try to get to I-96 Speedway for the GNC Half-Mile there in a couple weeks. If he does, he'll get some more great shots!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Brett for helping to get more of my stuff out there. It's always a pleasure to deal with you and shoot some of the awesome Triumph stuff your way to put on your great site.
    Have a great holiday and thanks again!

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