Antique motorcycles on display at fairgrounds


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Jay Springsteen (9) and George Roeder square off in a previous race. They will battle again at the Fulton County Fairgrounds on Friday.

Jay Springsteen (9) and George Roeder square off in a previous race. They will battle again at the Fulton County Fairgrounds on Friday.


Submitted photo

WAUSEON – An antique motorcycle swap meet and flat track racing will be held this weekend as the Fulton County Fairgrounds host the Wauseon National Meet. The annual event runs from Friday through Sunday.

This year’s theme is My First Motorcyle.

Flat track motorcycle races will be held on Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s Showdown at Sundown will be the grand finale of the Springer v. Roeder match race.

The Showdown at Sundown will feature Jay “Springer” Springsteen riding his Bartels’ Harley-Davidson XR750, and he will go handlebar to handlebar in a tie-breaking rematch against George “Geo” Roeder aboard a Harley Davidson XR750 prepared by Bernie Breece of Ben Breece Harley-Davidson. The 3-time Grand National Champion, “Springer,” took the first round, with Geo Roeder claiming Round 2.

Ronnie Rall will be the Grand Marshal of the 11th Annual Napoleon Harley Davidson Wauseon National Classic Flat Track Motorcycle Races.

Beginning Friday, the huge swap meet at the 35th Wauseon National has over 500 vendors for bikes and parts over 35 years old.

Gates open to the public each day at 8 a.m. Admission is free, except for the races. Parking is $5.

Saturday offers a Memorial Run, Adult and Children’s Field Games, and tech seminar. The AMCA motorcycle judging takes place Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon.

For general information go to www.wauseonnationalmeet.org

Jay Springsteen (9) and George Roeder square off in a previous race. They will battle again at the Fulton County Fairgrounds on Friday.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2017/07/web1_Motocycle-Race.jpgJay Springsteen (9) and George Roeder square off in a previous race. They will battle again at the Fulton County Fairgrounds on Friday. Submitted photo

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