Portland resident Zak Kovalcik is raising a lot of eyebrows in the track racing world. The Sizzle Pie Cycling p/b Veloforma team rider is currently in Germany competing in the 102nd annual Berlin Six Day. The event features a form of track racing known as steher, where riders roll behind specially modified motorcycles. The discipline isn't well known in the states and it's rare for an American to take part:
Here's more from CyclingNews.com:
"The all-but-forgotten art of steher racing will have a little yankee flavor added this week when reining US omnium champion Zak Kovalcik competes in the high-speed niche event during the 102nd Berlin Six Day January 24-29.