Racing News - AMA Pro Flat Track Reviewposted Sep 27, 2012
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It’s been an exciting year for the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship, and with three rounds left, there is more to come! The second Springfield Mile and Short Track races were rained out on their original date, and rescheduled for Sept 15-16.
Young Cody Johncox earned his first Pro Singles win on the Mile, in his first time back to the series after breaking his femur in a crash at Daytona at the start of the season. The class at Springfield was as exciting as ever, with only 0.554 seconds separating the top eleven riders!
In the Expert Twins race, Bryan Smith once again came out on top on his super fast Kawasaki. The Kawasakis have been at the front all year on the big tracks, presenting a serious challenge to the long dominant Harley XR twins. Series leader Jared Mees maintained his points lead with a 3rd place finish, and road racing regular JD Beach finished 4th, his best dirt track finish ever on a mile race track.
Coming up this weekend is the historic Santa Rosa Mile, which is returning to the schedule after a 42 year absence. All of the series regulars will be there, battling for championships that are still wide open in both of the classes being run, the Expert Twins, and the Pro Singles. Motion Pro is a primary sponsor of the Santa Rosa Mile, and we are all working hard to make this event as good as it can be. Motion Pro will be displaying all of our cool products at the event, so be sure to stop by and check everything out and say hi to the guys working the booth.
The Santa Rosa Mile will be featuring a lot of racing history throughout the event, with the last winner of the race in 1970, Jim Rice, as one of the Grand Marshalls, along with dirt track legends Mark Brelsford and Jim Odom. In addition to the races, there are wine tasting events, and a racing photo exhibit from dirt track stalwart Dan Mahoney. Saturday night will feature a Grand Marshall’s dinner where you can rub elbows with the legends of the sport, like Jim Rice, Mark Brelsford, Jim Odom and many other notable racing personalities. If you are in Northern California this weekend, you should be planning to attend this very historic and exciting event.
For more information about the upcoming Santa Rosa Mile please visit http://www.santarosamile.com/