Jarod Vanderkooi: Harley-Davidson’s Unlikely American Flat Track Hero

At the end it all came down to this: Vanderkooi stubbornly sticking to the blue groove and struggling with a greasy rear tire, with Kenny Coolbeth (2) and Jeffrey Carver Jr. (23) closing in, both using alternate lines to gain speed and eventually pass J.V. “I definitely learned some things,” J.V. said later.