In this week's episode, we catch up with Kenny Coolbeth Jr. It has been a little over a year since he ran his last grand national, but this guy isn't showing any signs of slowing down. We talk through his transition from rider to mechanic/team manager and his newly announced plans for 2020. He will once again be teaming up with John Wise, but this season they have a new pilot, Sammy Halbert. Hear what he expects from the new rider and the possibility of he himself coming out of retirement and racing in the very near future
This week, we catch up with Kenny Coolbeth Jr., a flat track legend who recently announced he'd be retiring at the conclusion of the 2018 race season. We talked about what led him to a career racing motorcycles, take a look back on his twenty-five years of flat tracking, and talk about what is next for him after he hangs up the steel shoe.📸 Flat Trak Fotos00:24 - Scottie Update01:03 - Kenny Coolbeth Jr. intro02:17 - Scottie rambles off an insane amount of stats03:16 - How tough was it to make the decision to retire after the 2018 season?04:05 - Where were you born?05:00 - Talks about the first time he ever rode a motorcycle05:51 - What about riding a motorcycle made you realize you wanted to make it a career?06:28 - Talks about riders he looked up to growing up07:12 - Talked about riders he learned from07:58 - Talks about his first race08:58 - Talks about how his father inspired him to race09:24 - First Grand National win10:18 - Scottie talks about the first time he saw Coolbeth race12:06 - Is there one particular season that sticks out to you more than others?14:10 - You worked with a lot of great mechanics…Is there one that sticks out to you?15:00 - What was the hardest part of the 2017 season for you?15:35 - What did you learn from the 2017 season?16:30 - Talks about how the opportunity to ride for Nila Racing came about19:19 - Will you be riding an Indian Motorcycle the entire 2018 season?20:17 - Talks about the first time throwing a leg over the FTR 75021:15 - Talks about his training routine and studying race video25:42 - Talks about his number plate auctions for the 2018 season27:15 - Where you happy with the results from Daytona?28:22 - Do you think the outcome would have been different had we raced Saturday night?29:03 - Did the rain delay affect you or the bike set-up?29:35 - Are you looking forward to Texas? 30:25 - Are there any goals you’ve set for yourself in your final season?31:14 - Is there any chance you’d come back for another season if you win the title in 2018?31:50 - What are you planning to do after flat track?33:20 - What is the biggest change you’ve seen for flat track over your 25 year career?34:44 - Who is a young up-and-comer you have had an eye on35:28 - Any amateur racers we should be looking out for? 36:00 - Why did you choose #2 and #31?36:39 - Do you have a favorite track?37:02 - What do you do with all your trophies?38:13 - What will you miss the most & the least after you retire?39:44 - Who has been the best racer you ever competed against?
Flat Track Weekly Radio w/ Dalton Gauthier and Kenny Coolbeth Jr.
Next Moto Champion
Flat Track Weekly Radio by Next Moto Champion is your weekly Flat Track internet radio station. Third generation motorcycle racers Cory Texter & Scottie Deubler bring you insight you won't find anywhere else. Every Tuesday night at 8pm EST/5pm PST we chat with racers, team owners, mechanics, promoters and more that make up the great sport of AMA Pro Flat Track.Presenting sponsor of the show: Thom Duma Fine JewelersAssociate sponsor: DesignStar3Tonight's Guest:-Dalton Gauthier - 2015 Pro Singles #14a-Kenny Coolbeth - 3x AMA Grand National ChampionCheck us out on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/FlatTrackWeeklyRadioInstagram: @FlatTrackWeeklyRadioPhotos By: Dave Hoenig, Josee Stedding, Tom Stein.
Talking Motorcycles with Roger Hayden and Kenny Coolbeth
Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone
Roger Hayden joins us on our post Daytona wrap up show! We will talk about his Daytona American Superbike results which included the Pole and two strong second place finishes on the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Team's GSXR1000. Kenny Coolbeth fresh off of his win at Daytona Flat Track II will slide in to talk about what it meant to him to be back on the top of the box at the World Center of Racing!We will also take calls from our listeners to hear their thoughts on all of Daytona racing for 2014 and the AMA Pro Road Racing and Flat Track season ahead.