Thursday, 22 August 2013

Indy Mile Round-Up

Bryan Smith (42) and Shayna Texter (25A) backed up their Sacramento Mile class wins by triumphing at last weekend's Indy Mile.

Brad Baker continued his fantastic run of results with a third, though Smith chewed into his points lead. It now stands at Baker 155, Smith 122.
Mikey Martin qualified for the main on the Bonneville Performance Triumph (featured in Sideburn 11).
Of the 19 bikes that made the main (one rider must have used their Provisional) only 10 were Harley XR750s. Six were Kawasaki 650s. Two were Triumphs and one was Jake Johnson's Ducati.
Kawasaki were first and second.
After a great result at Peoria, Shaun Russell, #28, failed to make the main.
 Pro Singles racer Zakk Palmer styling.
JD Beach, fifth in the Main on a Kawasaki.
Nichole Cheza, 14th in the main.
Henry Wiles came in 7th on the Lloyd Brothers XR750. His new team-mate, Jake Johnson was 11th on the team's Ducati. Stevie Bonsey came in 8th for the Zanotti Harley team that Jake Johnson had recently walked away from.
 Baker and Mees.
1. Smith. 2. Brandon Robinson. 3. Baker.

Next race is the 1.25-mile race at Colonial Downs, Virginia, this weekend.

All photos courtesy of AMA Pro Racing.


Stuman714 in Indy said...

Russell was running great on the Lloyd Brothers Aprilia-last campaigned by Aaron King a couple of years ago-until crashing while in the lead out of turn 2 and bending the forks. He was okay but his night was done. He will also be on the Aprilias at both Springfield rounds next weekend. Jake Johnson used his provisional to make the main after bike troubles with two of the LBM Ducatis in his heat and semi, to make it a 19-rider main.

Diplomate said...

Is Shayna Texter any relation to Gilda Texter ? Purile nonsense but you have to wonder.

Elton A.R. Alwine said...

I was here for the Indy Mile races (and MotoGP), and what a fantastic atmosphere for flat track racing! And we were lucky enough to see Shayna come from behind and beat the boys (sounds naughty, doesn't it?)...
Great site, Gary. I'll come back for more.