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Sep 2, 2018

MotoAmerica: Former Pro Road Racer Rob McLendon Will Race Altus Motorsports Yamaha In Twins Cup Finale at Barber Motorsports Park

Rob "Robby-Bobby" McLendon aboard a Triumph 675 in 2015. Photo by Raul Jerez/Highside Photo, courtesy of Rob McLendon.

Altus Motorsports will enter former AMA Pro road racer Rob McLendon on an Altus-built Yamaha FZ-07 in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup finale at Barber Motorsports Park.

McLendon has been competing and wrenching in AFT professional flat track events in recent seasons, and also owns and runs his own flat track venue near Pensacola, Florida.

Altus Motorsports is co-owned by husband and wife George and Janette Nassaney, and the race team is managed by Janette. “We received a message from (Altus Motorsports Supersport rider Miles Thornton) that Rob was interested in riding the bike, so we contacted him and made a deal,” said George Nassaney. “Janette and I are excited to support the series and get our Altus Motorsports-built FZ-07 back on the track.”

"It was pretty cool of them to call and ask if I would like to ride their awesome bike,’ said McLendon. “I'm really excited about this opportunity and I think with my skills on the bike, as well as my mechanical and set-up ability, we should have a solid run and a real shot at finishing on the podium!”

This Just In:

McLendon Wins Astro Invitational Short Track At Springfield

Rob McLendon won a special Astro International Short Track race promoted  by Steve Nace Productions at Springfield on Saturday, September 1st. The bike was owned, prepared and fielded by Randy Major and Paul Green; McLendon was a substitute rider for Jamie James, who McLendon said Cajuns Major and Green originally wanted to put on it.

Rob McLendon celebrates his Astro Invitational Short Track win at Springfield on Saturday night, September 1st, 2018 with (from left) mechanic Paul Green, team/bike owner Randy Major, and announcer Jacqui Van Ham. Photo courtesy Rob McLendon.

Steve Nace Racing Promotions

Springfield Short Track

September 1, 2018

Astro Invitational (All on Bultaco Astro)

1. Rob McLendon

2. Rod Spencer

3. Greg Tysor

4. Lance Jones

5. Davey Durelle

6. Kevin Varnes

7. Charlie Roberts

8. Jackie Mitchell

9. Shannon Slocum

10. Joe Kopp

11. Darren Carter 

DNS: Ronnie Brown

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