Forkner Leads Battle for Bell Golden Helmet

February 2, 2012 (Wortham, Texas) – As the Bell Golden Helmet awards concludes its fourth year as the top honor in the AMA Texas Winter Series, Austin Forkner of Richards, Missouri leads the points going into the last round at Freestone Raceway (Feb 11-12).

Forkner has placed on the top step of the box 20 of 22 moto’s with his only two other finishes being a second place in the other two moto’s.  Not to be outdone, John Belding, Scott Haver, Branden Walther and Forrest Player all are within striking distance of Forkner.

The trophy is a one-of-a-kind Tagger Design painted Bell Moto 9 helmet and the winner (if eligible) will receive two Free Bell helmets along with a one-year contract with Bell Powersports.  When asked, Austin Forkner said “I just need to ride smart and stay away from a DNF.  My Monster Energy Kawasaki runs perfect and with God blessing me each time I ride, I look to finish out the series with a couple class championships and the Golden Helmet award.”

 

Points as of Round 3:

334 – Austin Forkner
248 – John Michael Belding
237 – Scott Haver
232 – Branden Walther
227 – Forrest Player

Online registration for Round 4 of the Honda of Houston/FMF AMA Texas Winter Series is open until Tuesday, February 7th at 8pm.  https://secure.tracksideonlineresults.com/freestone/index.asp?event=71&l=1

 

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Bell Powersports has been the preeminent designer and marketer of branded sports helmets and accessories for more than 50 years. More world champions have worn Bell Helmets than all other helmet brands combined. From Grand Prix racing through the Indy 500 to Olympic cycling, Bell helmets have played a vital role in protecting sportsmen and women for generations. Bell is committed to supporting the sports we were born from and the organizations that preserve, enhance and elevate these sports.