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Joe Kopp Victorious At Yavapai Mile – Historic Flat Track Win With Ducati

Joe Kopp Wins at Yavapai Mile on Ducati — Historic Flat Track Victory

Joe Kopp Wins at Yavapai Mile on Ducati — Historic Flat Track Victory

The Yavapai Downs Mile flat track race, run May 1st, proved to be a milestone win for Joe Kopp (proudly sponsored by Saddlemen), and the Lloyd Brothers Motorsports racing team. For the first time in nearly 30 years, a Grand Nationals “Twins” race was won with a production engine motorcycle, in this case the Lloyd Brothers Ducati Hypermotard, breaking a streak of victories for limited-production, race-only engined Honda and Harley-Davidson 750’s reaching back to 1981. The win by Joe and Lloyd Brothers with their “Duck” also brought to an end a 17-year-long win streak for Harleys at Yavapai.

Arizona’s Yavapai Mile was the season-opening event for the twin-cylinder segment of the flat track circuit, and so proved a great start for Joe Kopp’s 2010 campaign. Lloyd Brothers will run multiple machines at the Springfield Mile on May 30th, and the Indy Mile on August 28th. Joining Joe as a teammate at these two big events will be racing veteran Larry Pegram, running a second Lloyd Brothers stock-framed Ducati.

To read Joe’s personal report on his win in Prescott Valley, click HERE .

Joe Kopp Wins at Yavapi Mile on Ducati — Historic Flat Track Victory

Podium photos available courtesy of AMA Pro Racing. Track photos provided courtesy of Lloyd Brothers Motorsports.

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