Las Vegas (Nov. 20, 2015) –For the first time in history, Carbon Fiber Wheels were used in AMA Pro Racing. And for the first time in history, a Carbon Fiber Wheeled bike podiumed in an AMA Pro Racing event.
At 46, Joe Kopp came out of retirement to race the final round of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track series in Las Vegas.
When Joe heard about the SuperPrestigio in Vegas, he thought it would be fun to race in it. But there was a problem: to get an entry for the SuperPrestigio on Saturday, he would have to win the GNC 1 race on Friday. For most people, that might be the end of it, but if you’re Joe Kopp, you build a world class motorcycle and head to Vegas .
Joe showed up with the best looking bike at the race. His immaculately prepared Husqvarna featured GPS Racing/BST Carbon Fiber Wheels.
Kopp knew it was a long shot, but he rode spectacularly and came as close as you can get, finishing second!
Joe’s second place finish is the first time a Husky has finished on the podium at any AMA Pro Flat Track race.
It’s also the first time a bike with Carbon Fiber Wheels has finished on the podium at any AMA Pro Flat Track race. Not bad for our very first AMA Pro Flat Track race!
Congratulations Joe! You Rock!
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