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 Motorcycle.
Flat track motorcycle races will be held on Friday, with opening ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. The Opening Ceremonies feature Paul Bailey singing the National Anthem, the Invocation by Bill Goebel and a parade lap by the Motor Maids. Race track announcer Bob Sigler of Ohio Outlaw Motorsports will be calling the action.
The main events follow with the Max Leathers Milwaukee Tool Dash kicking off the Showdown at Sundown featuring the final tie breaking rematch between Jay Springsteen vs. Geo Roeder.
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.
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. for the meet. Admission is free, except for the races.
For the races, general grandstand admission is $20 for adults, kids ages 6-12 $5, and kids 5 and under free. General admission tickets go on sale Friday at noon at the grandstand.
Saturday offers a Memorial Run, motorcycle 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