Fastrack Academy: Ben Ahern Wins Grand Prize – A BMW G 310 R

Fastrack Academy: Ben Ahern Wins Grand Prize – A BMW G 310 R

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2018 Fastrack Academy IV Results

SAN DIEGO, CA – November 26, 2018 – Fastrack Academy class of 2018 concluded in great fashion on Sunday, November 25 at Auto Club Speedway. Team Toye’s Ben Ahern took the first place grand prize, a BMW G 310 R. Conner Brown, Mike Lakritz and Mike Diaz for a close second, third and fourth respectively.

Ben comments: “What’s been so rewarding about the academy is how rich of an experience it is, from the coolest pros ever, to adding new motorcycle family, to transforming my riding ability – my life will be forever enriched. And I wanted to reiterate my appreciation to all of you [Fastrack] and your staff. I know how hard you guys work and I’ve done the math in my head and know you guys are doing it for the passion. This is a very special program you guys have put together. I mean it when I say my life will forever be enriched. I look forward to 2019 as I plan to be the first repeat in academy history.”

This was the fourth year running of Fastrack Academy. New tests are added to the program each year as a surprise and this round consistency was monitored and scored with LitPro Data Analysis. Gymkhana and a bicycle challenge were also run as a result of their great success in the prior years.

“I had a great group of guys this year and super proud of what they accomplished especially that this is our team’s second win out of the 4 Academy Seasons.” said Jeremy Toye, a former professional Superbike racer, a race team owner, and Ben’s lead coach

Jeremy’s Assistant Coach Aaron Asher adds: “Our team worked together to break through their barriers. Their open-minded attitude let us get very detailed with their coaching. It was a pleasure to work with everyone on this team.”

Mr. Imad Samhat, Fastrack Rider’s owner notes: “I wanted to thank all the participants, not just the winners and finalists but all those that committed and gave it their all in this past round and prior rounds. I’m quite proud of our program, as it is has proven itself every time for four years now. In the Academy everyone achieves and everyone has a chance at winning. We are already looking at the possibility of having a very special Fifth Anniversary version of the Academy in 2019. So stay tuned!”

With great support from participating Southern California BMW Dealers (Riverside, Irv Seaver and New Century BMW), Fastrack Academy has completed its fourth consecutive year with unquestionable success and continued dedication from top Pros including Eric Bostrom, Jake Zemke, Jeremy Toye, Chris Ulrich, Ben Bostrom, Chris Fillmore and Steve Rapp. Follow Fastrack Riders on Social Media and email any questions directly to [email protected]


An exclusive rider development academy led by professional racers. The three-months program offers many prizes including a Brand new motorcycle. Every Participant who completes the Academy is recognized by the Pro Coaches and receives a Fastrack Riders Certification signed by all the coaches. Some highlights of what the Academy includes: on and off track training from the Pros; In-helmet live communication while on track; In-class and On-board videos; Social Media involvement and voting.

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About Fastrack Riders Academy & Apex Club

Established in 1989, the Fastrack Riders Academy & Apex Club is Auto Club Speedway’s official exclusive motorcycle partner. This world-class, multi-use superspeedway facility is ideally located in Fontana, California, just 30 miles from Los Angeles.

Sponsored by BMW and KTM, Fastrack unites riders of all skill levels in a unique environment while hosting Southern California’s most convenient, best organized, all-inclusive trackdays on a challenging 2.36-mile, 21-turn roadcourse.

Much more than a simple trackday organization, Fastrack Riders added the Academy and Apex Club monikers in 2016 to better reflect the diversity of its offerings. Blending a five-stage moto-education program with an array of extracurricular activities on and off the racetrack, every Fastrack day a multi-layered event for sportbikers to enjoy in an open, friendly, club-like atmosphere.

For more in-depth information about the Apex Club’s many unique programs and special events, please visit Trackday enthusiasts have an open invitation to become engaged members of it growing community by liking Fastrack’s Facebook page and following the action on its YouTube, Instagram and Twitter feeds.

Fastrack Riders Academy & Apex Club
PO Box 270251
San Diego, CA, 92198
[email protected]

Auto Club Speedway
300 Cherry Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335

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