2019 Fastrack Academy V Results
SAN DIEGO, CA – Fastrack Academy class of 2019 concluded in great fashion on Sunday, December 1st at Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, California. Team Bostrom’s Mitch Hall took the first place grand prize, a BMW G310R. John Butler, Ben Ahern and Kevin Diec finished a close second, third and fourth, respectively.
Mitch’s comments: “I’ve only been riding a short time and was determined to consume riding knowledge and experience as fast as I could. Why build bad habits that have to be undone later? I met last year’s winner and then Imad shortly after. Both described exactly what I was looking for. The process-oriented instruction was ideal for not just lowering lap times but for truly understanding how my inputs to the machine contributed to each lost second. Fastrack Riders really has something special here with great coaches, staff and a culture that is genuinely fun. I will be spending a fair amount of time in 2020 on the track with Fastrack.”
This was the fifth year running Fastrack Academy. New tests are added to the program each year as a surprise. Gymkhana and a bicycle challenge were also run as a result of their great success in prior years.
“The Fastrack Academy has created friendships and riding achievements that will last a lifetime. In the five years since its inception, the overall riding level and speed has noticeably increased at Fastrack events. I couldn’t be more proud of my team’s achievements and have certainty that any one of our four students had the ability to win the grand prize,” said Eric Bostrom, a former professional road racer with multiple AMA championships and Mitch’s lead coach
Eric’s Assistant Coach Aaron Ascher adds: “Our team was great to work with, and I was honored to be Eric’s assistant for a second time! We put more emphasis on personal development for each of our riders on the team this year and I think the results are a testament of our process. I am super proud of our team and what they have accomplished!”
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. As the sun sets on this amazing and unique project, we are finalizing the details for introducing yet another creative and unique program in 2020 that jives with our consistent mission of: Ride faster; yet safer. So stay tuned!”
With great support from participating Southern California BMW Dealers (BMW Motorcycles of Riverside, Irv Seaver BMW Motorcyles and New Century BMW Motorcycles), Pirelli Moto Tires and Chicken Hawk Tire Warmers, Fastrack Academy has completed its fifth consecutive year with unquestionable success and continued dedication from top Pros including Eric Bostrom, Jake Zemke, Jeremy Toye, Chris Ulrich, Ben Bostrom, Chris Fillmore, Steve Rapp and Josh Hayes. Follow Fastrack Riders on social media and email any questions directly to [email protected]
ABOUT FASTRACK RIDERS ACADEMY
An exclusive rider development academy led by professional racers. The three-month 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.
Academy details and application download: https://fastrackriders.info/academy-program-details/
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, 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 FastrackRiders.info. 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
Auto Club Speedway
300 Cherry Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335