DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As anticipation continues to build for the start of the Progressive American Flat Track season, Coolbeth-Nila Racing announced Sammy Halbert will return as the team’s Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle rider.
In his second year on the Indian Motorcycle FTR750, Halbert is set to perform with a solid commitment from team owners John and Nila Wise. After a strong debut for the Halbert/Coolbeth-Nila crew — boasting a third-place championship finish, Springfield Mile victory and a staggering six visits to the podium — the Wises are all-in, promising to deliver the resources required to take the team to the next level.
Also returning as team principal is former Grand National Champion Kenny Coolbeth, Jr., whose expert knowledge proved to be a pivotal asset to the team’s success.
“I’m looking forward to another year with Sammy,” said Coolbeth. “Now that we have a year under our belt working together and know each other better, I really think he can be the guy to beat. I can’t wait to get the season started here in a couple of weeks.”
“Last year was a great experience working with Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. and my team owner John Wise,” said Halbert. “I’m stoked to be back with them and to continue the relationships with the brands that support us. AFT put together a great schedule for us this year and we’re ready to come out swinging.”
The Progressive AFT season kicks off with a Volusia Half-Mile doubleheader event at Volusia Speedway Park March 12-13.