Passing, Pain, and Purpose


What happens after the best pass in your racing career? Maybe a whole lotta pain. Michael Lawless tells the story of…

Racing Towards The Dream


Cameron Smith is the only African American racer chasing the flat track National Championship. Michael Lawless gives…

Flat Track Fite Klub


Fite Klub pits four flat track legends - Chris Carr, Jay Springteen, Scotty Parker, and Joe Kopp, against current…

What’s Mees Got?


Jared Mees has 6 AMA Flat Track championships under his belt, and wins like clockwork. Our Flat Track Editor Michael…

Higher Powered


Sometimes a kind word and a prayer can settle the waters, and help you focus on the task at hand. Michael Lawless found…

PS…You & Yours: Stay Well


Michael Lawless, our Flat Track Editor and the 'Poet of Packed Earth', reflects on a life of risk meeting a life lived…

The Lost Boys


Injury and racing is a tough mix, as is racing and relationships. Each derails the other, but it's possible to get the…

The Man in the Chair


Michael Lawless doesn't want it to get awkward, so he never tells his customer, the Racer, that he follows his career.…

James Rispoli: Don’t Hold Back


Setbacks and major scenery changes characterize the career of James Rispoli, one of the most charismatic flat track…

The Greatest Show on Dirt!


What's the most fun you can have with your helmet on? Hooligan racing! Michael Lawless explains why.

The Temptation


Our Poet of Packed Earth, Michael Lawless, reflects on taking big chances and indulging a few no-nos on an unfamiliar…

Will the Rain Never Stop?


Flat Track editor Michael Lawless, our Poet of Packed Earth, reflects on the dark side of racing, and its necessity in…

The Coal Miner’s Son


Michael Lawless takes us somewhere we've never been on The Vintagent: into a coal mine. The family coal mine of flat…

Words with the King


Sometimes raw talent, discipline, dedication, and a measure of humility comes in a very attractive package. Henry…

What the Racer Fears


Michael Lawless is that obnoxious reporter when you just want to rest. But only by digging can you come up with the…

The Privateer Struggles


Davis Fisher is the sweet-faced tiger who's made it into the Top 10 in his class, but it's still a struggle to keep in…

By Any Means Necessary


James Monaco is a professional flat track racer at the top of his game, one of the 'Elite Sixteen' on the starting…

Hooligan Racing: Gateway Drug to Flat Track


How do you get into flat track racing? Hooligan Michael Lawless tells his story...

Regular Hospitals Hate Us! 


Regular hospitals hate us. Have they never suffered for their art? Experience has taught me I'm better off saying I…

The Perfect Lap: Don Emde


I turned 18 years old in 1969, the minimum age to race motorcycles professionally in the United States, when dirt track…

The Spectacle of Speedway


What's it like to race Speedway, with no brakes or suspension, doing 0 to 60 in three seconds, on a bike with 70+hp…

EZ Does It


Learning the hard way is painful. Life over the limit beat me down, and I grew gun shy from injury. Tired of…

The Highline: Morgen Mischler


What does it take to be a racer? Morgan Mischler talks to Mike Lawless about 'big balls and hard work'

The Man Who Beat Marquez


Brad Baker flew to Spain, borrowed a bike, and beat Marc Marquéz. But it took years for Mike Lawless to get the…

The Last Victory


"You make him sounds like such a desperado, Dad, but he's really nice." Brad Baker, the friendly gladiator of American…

The Rush Job


James Rispoli lost his team in European Superbike racing, despite his wild popularity. He came home to race flat…

The Dark Place


In our lowest, rock-bottom moments, wisdom comes from a dark place.

Through Jodi’s Eyes


Jodi Johnson has the hardest job in racing: the wife of a professional flat tracker. She relieves the tension by…

A Cowboy at a Garden Party


An energetic flat-track champion is squired to the chi-chi Radnor Hunt Fox Hunting Club, as guest of honor for their…

Page

Contributors


The Team Get to…

Page

BEEZERKER


BEEZERKER BY…