Monday, 25 March 2013

Daytona Short Track 2 Photos

Brandon Robinson won his first ever national on the second night at Daytona. When he was 16, Brandon came to England with his parents, stayed with Boastie and raced at Peterborough and Mildenhall. He looked something special. We interviewed him for Sideburn 1.
Later, in 2009, Brandon had an horrific accident at the Indy Mile when he was catapulted out of the track, over a fence and into the car park. He broke an Evel-rivaling list of bones. he was fast before the crash, this proves he's still fast after it.
 It was Jake Johnson's turn to wear the roadmender's kit. He came in fourth in the main.
Briar Bauman #14 made the main, Scott Baker #11 didn't.
Bryan Smith, #42, is going to battle hard for the #1 plate this year. He came in third in the main.
Pro singles action. Stephen Vanderkuur is back to defend his title. He came fifth in his final, won by 59B Jack Constantine.
Oh shi...
Brad Baker raced like a demon, on the podium both nights, but the second night's points were deducted after a complaint about a tech infringement was upheld. Apparently, Baker's Honda was running older forks that had something like a titanium nitride coating on the sliders. From what we gather, this was a standard coating to the forks, but still illegal for this year. Bugger.

Henry Wiles.
Kenny Coolbeth, #2, hanging it out. Jared Mees had a less successful second night, coming in 15th.
Coolbeth and Robinson.
1. Robinson, 2. Baker, 3. Smith, but because of the DQ, Smith will collect the points for second and Jake Johnson promoted to the 3rd.

All photos courtesy of AMA Pro Racing.

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