DELMAR, Del., Sept. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The stars of AMA Pro Flat Track are set to visit Delmar, Del. for the Roar on the Shore this Saturday, Sept. 19 at Delaware International Speedway. The event will mark Round 12 of the 2015 season and is expected to be an exciting matchup between the world's most talented flat track racers.

All eyes will be on points leader Jared Mees, riding the No. 1 Las Vegas Harley-Davidson, and Bryan Smith, pilot of the No. 42 Crosley Radio Kawasaki, as Smith finds himself trailing Mees by a single point in the premier Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines standings with just three rounds to go.

Coming off back-to-back victories at the Charlotte Half-Mile and the Springfield Mile, there is no rider on the AMA Pro Flat Track circuit carrying more momentum into Delaware than Smith, who needs to finish higher than Mees on Saturday to overtake the lead in the points and inch one step closer to winning his first Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines championship.

On the contrary, Mees has found himself in this position before, as he won the coveted No. 1 plate last year and in 2012. The rivalry between the two makes this matchup even more enticing, as they each have their special talents and are equally competitive and aggressive.

Sitting third in the point standings heading into Saturday's race is perhaps the rider who has flown under the radar most in 2015. Sammy Halbert, pilot of the No. 69 Briggs Auto Harley-Davidson, sits 21 points off the leader and is having one of the most successful seasons of his career.

Three-time Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines champion Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. is still mathematically in contention for the title, having pieced together an impressive 2015 campaign. The Morris, Conn. product has recorded three top-five finishes in the last four rounds and will be riding the No. 2 Zanotti Racing Harley-Davidson at Delaware.

Brandon Robinson is another rider who has quietly put together an impressive season highlighted by two runner-up finishes, and the No. 44 Latus Motors Racing Triumph rider will look to finish strong in the final three rounds.

Briar Bauman will pilot the No. 14 Hart Racing Kawasaki at Delaware and currently sits sixth in the points on the strength of two podium finishes.

Jake Johnson will make his fourth consecutive start in place of the injured Brad Baker aboard the No. 5 Factory Harley-Davidson. Since taking over for Baker, Johnson has performed well, earning three top-10 finishes including a podium in his last outing.

Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines rookie Jarod Vanderkooi has put together a sensational first year. The rookie standout has finished inside the top 10 in the last two rounds and has made every Main this year except for two. Look for the No. 17F Don's Kawasaki pilot to finish the season strong.

The 25-lap Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines Main Event is scheduled to go green at 10:00 p.m. local time.

GNC2

Davis Fisher is enjoying his second and what will probably be his final season in GNC2 competition. The No. 67M Parkinson Brothers Racing Kawasaki pilot leads the GNC2 points and has blown away his competitors this season, recording three wins and eight podium finishes.

After two seasons in AMA Pro Flat Track's feeder class, Fisher will most likely be racing against the best of the best in Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines competition in 2016.

Jamison Minor sits second in the GNC2 point standings and 51 points back of Fisher. Minor's best performance of 2015 came at the first Springfield Mile back in May where he finished second. Look for the Rochester, N.H. product to maintain his second-place position in the points by putting together a strong performance in Delaware this weekend.

Dan Bromley and Bronson Bauman have put together impressive 2015 campaigns. The No. 54A Bill Werner Racing Kawasaki and No. 30Z Lombardi's Harley-Davidson competitors sit third and fourth in the standings, respectively, and both will look to continue their successes at Delaware on Saturday.

Media Day and Bike Rally

Fans are invited to take part in the Media Day at Delaware International Speedway on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 2-4 p.m. ET. The Media Day festivities will be free to the public and will include a bike rally in front of the speedway with vendors and live entertainment.

On the day of the event, the Roar on the Shore bike rally will open at 12 noon ET. The rally will feature vendors, games and entertainment, with live music by Parental Guidance from 3-5 p.m. ET, 6-8 p.m. ET and again at 10 p.m. to 12 midnight ET. The bike rally will also be going on the Thursday and Friday prior to the event on Saturday.

Tickets

For tickets and more information regarding the Roar on the Shore in Delmar, Del. this Saturday, Sept. 19, fans are encouraged to visit http://delawareracing.com/DirtTrack/.

How to Watch

Fans that can't make it to the event can catch all of the live streaming action on FansChoice.tv at http://www.fanschoice.tv/watch-live/ama/flat-track, beginning with timed practice and qualifying at 3:00 p.m. ET (12:00 noon PT). The night's racing action will begin right after the Pre-Race Show at 7:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. PT), and will conclude with the GNC2 Main Event at 9:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. PT) and the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines Main Event at 10:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. PT).

Thanks to a partnership between AMA Pro Racing and SPEED SPORT, the Roar on the Shore will be aired on MAVTV at 7:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. PT) and again at 10:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. PT) on November 5, 2015. Locate MAVTV on your local channel listing at http://www.mavtv.com/get-mavtv/find-mavtv.html.

About FansChoice.tv:

FansChoice.tv is the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Flat Track events. The site also provides coverage of IMSA's development and single-make series, and NASCAR's touring and weekly series. Catch all the action at http://www.FansChoice.tv.

About AMA Pro Flat Track:

AMA Pro Flat Track is the world's premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track, please visit www.amaproracing.com/ft/, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or live stream the on-track action on FansChoice.tv.

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Andrew Swain
Marketing & Communications Coordinator, AMA Pro Racing