Thursday, 5 September 2013

Springfield Mile 1 Round-Up

Because of the rain-off earlier in the year, there were two Springfield Miles back-to-back over the Labor Day weekend. Brandon Robinson, #44, picked up his second national of the year with a runaway win, a clear 5.2 second winning margin from #42 Bryan Smith.

Willie McCoy was top Harley, in fourth. This means it's the first ever (I'm pretty sure) Kawasaki 1-2-3 in a GNC race. When was the last time an XR750 wasn't on the podium in a GNC twins race? Has it ever happened in the life of that bike? 
History was also made with the inaugural running on the new Basic twins class. Shayna Texter dominated the day.
49 riders tried to make the 18-man main for the GNC Expert race. 85P, Ben knight looked sharp in these leather, but didn't make it.
Jared Mees #1 got married in the paddock on Sunday afternoon, to fellow racer, Nichole Cheza (below). The groom came 7th in the main, the bride missed out.
Henry Wiles looking stylish. Came 9th in the main losing points to all his nearest rivals.
Jake Shoemaker #55A and Briar Bauman #14, both young guns on Kawasakis. Briar's Werner-Springsteen Kawasaki was on the cover of (and inside) Sideburn 7, back when Bryan Smith was on it. 

Series leader Brad Baker, #12, had a solid 5th, but lost points to Bryan Smith and Brandon Robinson (who moved into second place in the title race). 
JD Beach #95 got another podium, his second of the year.
The Burnett Farms Kawasaki 650: ugly but fast.

Brandon won the Dash for Cash too.
1. Robinson 2. Smith 3. Beach

Springfield 2 photos soon.
All photos courtesy of AMA Pro Racing.

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