Sunday, August 2, 2015

Former Don Tilley Riders Springsteen, Nobles & Church to Be Honored at AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship Charlotte Half-Mile on August 29


Three of Don Tilley’s Riders to Be Honored at the Don Tilley Memorial Charlotte Half-Mile

Fans Can Meet Jay Springsteen, Gene Church and Tripp Nobles While Attending the Race on Aug. 29
CHARLOTTE, NC (July 31, 2015) – Three of the leading riders who raced for the late-great tuner and team owner Don Tilley will be at the upcoming Don Tilley Memorial Charlotte Half-Mile, the AMA Pro Flat Track event to be held at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Half-Mile dirt oval on Saturday, August 29, 2015. Renowned riders Jay Springsteen, Gene Church and Tripp Nobles will be special guests of honor at the event and will be on hand to sign autographs for fans.
This race is named after legendary North Carolina Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealer and race bike builder Don Tilley, who tragically died in an accident last August.
Jay Springsteen was the first rider pegged to ride Lucifer’s Hammer, the legendary ex-Mark Brelsford Harley-Davidson XR750RR that sat in mothballs for a decade before Harley’s racing department brought the XR back to life for then newly-formed AMA Battle of the Twins road racing competition. The effort was run under the Tilley Racing umbrella with the XR getting pumped up to 1000cc. In March of 1983 “Springer” gave the machine a victorious comeback by winning the Daytona Battle of the Twins round over Ducati riders Jimmy Adamo and Brit Tony Rutter and the partnership between Tilley and Springsteen was instantly fabled.
“Don and the Harley guys had that Lucifer’s Hammer running so well,” Springsteen recalled. “The main thing I was worried about in that race at Daytona was keeping from running into the back of lapped riders going around the banking, that bike was going so fast.”
While Springsteen got the legend of Lucifer’s Hammer off the ground, it was another flat tracker named Gene Church, who Tilley lobbied Harley to let race the bike.  Tilley’s pick of Church turned out to be inspired. It was Church who, starting in 1984, went on to race the Tilley-tuned Harley to three-consecutive AMA Battle of the Twins Championships.






Photo courtesy of SMI, promoters of the Charlotte Half-Mile. (Left to right) Gene Church, Tripp Nobles, Jay Springsteen.






“I think Dick O’Brien [Harley-Davidson’s racing boss] was a little skeptical when Don told him he wanted me to race the bike,” Church said. “But Don believed in me and convinced O’Brien that I could handle it. I’ll always be grateful to him for putting that trust in me and was glad we were able to win those championships together.”
Tripp Nobles raced Harley-Davidson’s VR1000 Superbike for Tilley, but it was later on the dragstrip where the pair earned national championships together. Nobles, a leading road racer turned drag racer, won multiple AHDRA National Championships racing a Tilley-built Harley V-Rod.
"It meant a lot to be riding for Don Tilley,” Nobles said. “Over the years we won a lot of races, but in 2003 was our first championship. I’d look over at the line and feel sorry for my competitors knowing I had Don in my corner."
The Dirt Track at Charlotte is a half-mile clay oval on the Charlotte Motor Speedway complex. The Don Tilley Memorial is a return to the early roots of the facility. The track was built in 2000 and one of its first premier events was an AMA Grand National on July 22, 2000, won by Mike Hacker.
“We’re excited to bring together three of Don Tilley’s top riders to our event as a way to honor his memory,” said race promotor Steve McLaughlin. “This is truly going to be a celebration of Don’s life and promises to be a great race as well.”
The AMA Pro Grand National Championship series is one of the longest running motorcycle racing championships in the world. Known by its fans as flat track racing, many consider this form of motorcycle racing the most exciting on the planet. On the straightaways of the Dirt Track at Charlotte top speeds can reach 120 miles per hour running just inches apart, then pitching their machines into the turns and controlling their arc by throttling up and spinning their bike’s rear wheel, all of this on a racing surface made of dirt! Flat track racing has produced many of America’s Motorcycle Grand Prix Champions such as Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts, Jr. and Nicky Hayden.
Practice for the Don Tilley Memorial Charlotte Half-Mile begins at on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 2:00 p.m. and opening ceremonies for the evening program kick off at 6:00 p.m.
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*** 2015 Ticket Information: Ticket information is available for the Aug. 29, 2015 Don Tilley Memorial Charlotte Half-Mile at www.charlottehalfmile.com
Fans can order tickets online at http://www.charlottehalfmile.com/tickets/, by calling the Toll Free Ticket Hotline 1-800-745-3000.
Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are available. Contact the Don Tilley Memorial Charlotte Half-Mile Group Sales Department at info@charlottehalfmile.com  or call 1-844-722-6453 for more information.

Larry Lawrence
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SMI Media Rep
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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Brandon Robinson's Latus Motors Triumph Racing Video Reports on Latest Rounds of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship




























Brandon Robinson has been turning some heads and gaining some attention this season in his first year aboard the Team Latus Motors Triumph Racing team in the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship. After a mechanical forced the team out at their first race at the Springfield Mile I in late May, Robinson, tuner Brent Armbruster, former AMA Grand National Champion and team manager Joe Kopp and the team headed west to the Sacramento Mile round in California. It was at Sacto that Robinson gained some major attention by leading a handful of laps and nearly winning the race aboard the #44 Latus Motors Triumph, eventually settling for 2nd-place and putting the Triumph on the box for the first time that the marque has been on the podium in an AMA Grand National main in over several decades.

Most recently, BRob44 has managed to keep the Triumph Bonneville in the top-6 in points, sitting 31 points out of the lead for the fight for the 2015 AMA Grand National Championship. Fine finishes of 9th-place at Lima and a 6th-place at the Indy Mile three weeks ago sandwiched a rough finish of 16th-place at the DuQuoin Mile over the July 4th weekend to help keep the team within just eight points of the top-5 in the series standings.

Robinson's spot on the Latus Motorsports/Castrol Oil/Triumph America-sponsored team is also one of the few paid rides in the series, something the young Pennsylvania resident is very proud to have accomplished, and other then Kopp's few times on the bike during the 2014 season has seen bigger strides on the mount towards gaining momentum forward to the top of the standings, and stand-outs in The Rolling Thunder Show!

In the shot above, Robinson can be seen putting the #44 Latus Motorsports/Castrol Oil/Triumph America/GE Capital-sponsored Triumph Bonneville through the motions of perfecting that quintessential flat track power slide during one of the qualifying sessions at round 5 of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines class at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, Ohio on June 28.

Check out Brandon and the team's latest video reports below, and if you get yourself to an upcoming race make sure you stop by and say 'hi' to Brandon and the team and wish them luck!









Hey everyone,

Here is a quick video recap from this past weekend in DuQuoin at the Magic Mile.  We didn't get the result that we could have, but we once again proved that the Latus Motors/Castol/Triumph is a contender.  Hopefully we have a bit more luck in Indy.  I'd love to get back on the box!  

Thanks for all your support, Brandon!

 

 
 
Video by: 55 Productions
 
Brandon Lee Robinson
15 Wood Valley Ln.
Oxford, PA 19363
484-888-9485

Twitter: @BRob44
Instagram: @BRob44
Facebook: Brandon Robinson


Hey Guys,

The famed Indy Mile is in the books. We had a solid weekend on the Latus Motors Castrol Triumph finishing in the 6th position.  Still sitting in the 6th overall in the AMA Grand National Flat Track Championship!  You can watch a short video recap of the Indy Mile by clicking this link: Latus Motors Racing At The AMA Flat Track Indy Mile.
 

Hopefully we can keep the momentum rolling at the next event in Rapid City.  In the meantime, I'm hanging out in Oregon training with my good buddy Davis Fisher.  We will be hitting up a couple local events while I'm out here along with riding minis, moto, and my Jamis bicycles!  Hope you guys enjoy & maybe catch up with some of you at a race soon!

Thanks, B!
 
Brandon Lee Robinson
15 Wood Valley Ln.
Oxford, PA 19363
484-888-9485

Twitter: @BRob44
Instagram: @BRob44
Facebook: Brandon Robinson

 






Saturday, July 4, 2015

Brad Baker Sweeps Lima Half-Mile in Round 5 of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines Class


Brad Baker put in a flawless performance on Sunday, June 28 to sweep the day at the Lima Half-Mile in round 5 of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines class. From the start of the first wheel being turned in the delayed program, The Bullet never let up and went on to take fast time, win the fastest heat of the day (by just shy of 10 seconds over runner-up and new championship points leader Jared Mees, as well as by over 5 seconds faster then the next-fastest heat winner, Bryan Smith in heat #3), running away in the Dash for Cash and then going on to survive two red-flag restarts to capture the day's laurels at the Allen County Fairgrounds.

Aboard the #6 Harley-Davidson Motor Co/Screaming Eagle Performance Products/Arai Helmets/Vance & Hines-sponsored factory XR750, Baker never let up in dominating the track that he had felt from the start of the week that he would prosper at, and prosper he did. In the process, Baker moved into the 4th-place spot in the championship standings after taking his third straight top-5 of the season, and leading 22 laps of the 25-lap National main.

Sammy Halbert and Briar Bauman rounded out the podium, with new points leader Mees finishing in 4th-place and Jeffrey Carver, Jr. taking the 5th-place spot on the day after coming from the 15th spot on the grid. Former championship points leader Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. retired early in the fray due to the rough and dusty conditions, and rookie of the year candidate Kyle Johnson and former rookie of the year Jake Shoemaker both crashed out to bring out the red flag restarts.

Full results from the rain delayed event at Lima can be found here thanks to AMA Pro Flat Track, and my great traveling buddy and chauffeur, Larry Lawrence, has the full rundown of the race here in this week's edition of Cycle News.

You can also check out the press releases below thanks to AMA Pro Flat Track, which also include links to pics by AMA Pro Flat Track official photographer Dave Hoenig, and to the videos of the races on the day at Lima.









Brad Baker earns Lima Half-Mile win; Jared Mees leaves Ohio with Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines points lead
 
J.R. Addison wins GNC2 race in front of home crowd while Davis Fisher regains points lead

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 1, 2015) - Brad Baker's dominating Lima Half-Mile victory at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, Ohio, was the former Grand National Champion's first of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Season.
 
Baker crossed the finish line before all of his rival Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines competitors and has now finished inside the top five in three consecutive main events in the premier class.
 
Baker's dominance on Sunday didn't just come in the main event, as he checked out during his heat race and also earned the Dash for Cash victory. The Dryad, Wash., product now sits fourth in the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines point standings and it's looking more and more like he's in his 2013 championship form.
 
Baker currently leads the Sunoco "Go the Distance Award" battle with 142.41 miles ridden so far in 2015. The $15,000 point fund will be disbursed to the riders that complete the furthest distance in their respective classes.
 
Brad Baker and his #6 Harley-Davidson Motor Company-sponsored XR750 survived two restarts to take the win and sweep the day at the Lima Half-Mile on Sunday, June 28. AMA Pro Flat Track photo by Dave Hoenig.
 
 
Kenny Coolbeth, Jr.'s luck was just the opposite of Baker's. The No. 2 Zanotti Racing Harley-Davidson competitor never found his groove and suffered mechanical woes on Sunday, as he failed to qualify for the GNC1 main event. After opting to use his provisional start card to enter the main, Coolbeth was still unable to get it going and the three-time GNC1 champion settled for a 17th place finish.
 
Coolbeth dropped from first to third in the standings following his Lima Half-Mile effort, and the Morris, Conn., native will be looking for a bounce-back performance this weekend at the Du Quoin Mile.
 
"I go to every race to do the best I can," said a disappointed Coolbeth. "Today was the best that I could do. Du Quoin is unique, it's going to be tough there too, but we'll be ready."
 
Though he finished off the podium for only the second time in five rounds this season, Jared Mees left Ohio with the GNC1 points lead after finishing fourth in the main event aboard his No. 1 Las Vegas Harley-Davidson machine.
 
"It feels good to come away with the points lead, but I always like staying on the box," said Mees. "I'm a little disappointed because I felt like we had a good chance of being there at the end of the race, but the lines really changed and Briar (Bauman) got me at the end. This track is hit or miss for me. Sometimes I come here and I'm fast and a threat to win and sometimes I come here and I'm average. Overall it was positive for us to come away with the points lead, though."
 
After winning the Lima Half-Mile in 2011 and 2012, Sammy Halbert rode the No. 7 Briggs Auto Harley-Davidson to second place on Sunday to complete his best performance so far this season. Halbert has now landed inside the top ten in every main event in 2015, and his consistency has him sitting second in the points after five rounds.
 
Briar Bauman, pilot of the No. 14 Hart Racing Kawasaki, placed third at Lima for his best performance of 2015. The Salinas, Calif., native now sits seventh in the standings.
 
Jeffrey Carver was another young rider who impressed on Sunday, as he rode the No. 23 Don's Kawasaki machine to fifth place at Lima and boosted himself into a tie for 10th in the standings.
 
Carver was the recipient of the MotoBatt Hard Charger Award, as he worked his way through the field after starting from 15th on the grid.
 
"I'm really happy with fifth," said Carver. "After having to go to a semi, I just wanted to put it in the main and win the MotoBatt Hard Charger Award and that's what I did. That was the goal, to get into the top six from starting on the third row. We did the same thing last round at Sacramento, when it was me, Coolbeth and Smith all tied for the award but Smith got up there and was able to win it. It was nice to have two weekends in a row being able to charge from the back and compete for the award."
 
There wasn't a rider who carried more momentum than Bryan Smith did entering the weekend. However, coming off two straight wins, Smith wasn't quite able to match the speed of the other top riders on the pea-gravel surface and finished eighth at Lima. As a result, the No. 42 Crosley Radio Kawasaki pilot dropped to sixth in the standings.
 
No. 44 Latus Motorsports Triumph competitor Brandon Robinson finished ninth at Lima and now sits fifth in the standings.
 
After five rounds of action, No. 77 Parkinson Brother's Racing Kawasaki rider Kyle Johnson leads No. 17F Don's Kawasaki pilot Jarod Vanderkooi in the 2015 Saddlemen Rookie of the Year chase by a single point. The $5,000 year-end award will go to the eligible rookie rider who earns the most points in the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines class.
 
GNC2
 
J.R. Addison, riding the No. 24F Parkinson Brothers Racing Honda, earned the GNC2 Lima Half-Mile victory on Sunday in front of his hometown crowd. It was the Bucyrus, Ohio, native's first win of the 2015 season and he now sits seventh in the point standings.
 
No. 67M Parkinson Brothers Racing Honda pilot, Davis Fisher, finished second at Lima and recaptured the GNC2 points lead after forfeiting it last round at Sacramento.
 
After finishing in the top five in his previous three GNC2 main events, Brandon Wilhelm rode his No. 24J Mike Butler Racing Honda to a 10th place finish at Lima. He sits second in the standings behind Fisher.
 
Sixth place finisher and No. 27U Roy Built Honda pilot Jamison Minor sits third in the points after five rounds. No. 36B K.C. Cycle rider Kolby Carlile finished 15th at Lima and is the current Sunoco "Go the Distance Award" leader with 99.44 miles ridden so far in 2015.
 
Next up for the stars of AMA Pro Flat Track is Round 6 of the 2015 season, the Du Quoin Mile, scheduled for July 4 at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, Ill. For tickets and more information regarding the event, please visit http://www.showclix.com/event/DuQuoinMileAMA.
 
Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines Lima Half-Mile top five results
1. Brad Baker (Harley-Davidson)
2. Sammy Halbert (Kawasaki)
3. Briar Bauman (Kawasaki)
4. Jared Mees (Harley-Davidson)
5. Jeffrey Carver Jr., (Kawasaki)
6. Henry Wiles (Harley-Davidson)
7. Robert Pearson (KTM)
8. Bryan Smith (Kawasaki)
9. Brandon Robinson (Triumph)
10. Stevie Bonsey (Harley-Davidson)
 
Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines top five in points after Round 5
1. Jared Mees (77)
2. Sammy Halbert (74)
3. Kenny Coolbeth (69)
4. Brad Baker (69)
5. Brandon Robinson (66)
6. Bryan Smith (63)
7. Briar Bauman (49)
8. Henry Wiles (42)
9. Robert Pearson (42)
10. Stevie Bonsey (41)
 
GNC2 Lima Half-Mile top five results
1. J.R. Addison (Honda)
2. Davis Fisher (Honda)
3. Ryan Wells (Honda)
4. Hunter Edwards (Honda)
5. Bronson Bauman (Honda)
6. Jamison Minor (Honda)
7. Dan Bromley (KTM)
8. Dalton Gauthier (Yamaha)
9. Andrew Luker (Honda)
10. Brandon Wilhelm (Honda)
 
GNC2 top five in points after Round 5
1. Davis Fisher (71)
2. Brandon Wilhelm (64)
3. Jamison Minor (61)
4. Nick Armstrong (56)
5. Andrew Luker (56)
6. Dalton Gauthier (51)
7. J.R. Addison (50)
8. Dan Bromley (50)
9. Justin Jones (48)
10. Bronson Bauman (47)
 
Photos


Lima Half-Mile

 
Lima Half-Mile Pre-Race Show
 
Heat Races

Semi Finals
GNC2 Main Event
GNC1 Main Event


 



















Brad Baker dominates Lima Half-Mile for his first win of the AMA Pro Flat Track season

LIMA, Ohio (June 28, 2015) - Brad Baker put together his finest performance of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track season on Sunday when he rode his No. 6 Factory Harley-Davidson to a first place finish at the Lima Half-Mile.
 
Baker not only claimed his first Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines victory of 2015 and his first elite class win at Lima, but he was flawless throughout the entire day, qualifying fastest and winning his heat race and the Dash for Cash.
 
"It was an amazing race," said Baker. "From the get go, I put the hammer down. (No. 17 Zanotti Racing rider) Henry (Wiles) was doing really well and keeping me on my toes the entire race. I was pretty nervous at the beginning. I switched to the awesome factory suspension and since then, everything has been working really well. Big shout out to Terry Vance and Kris Schoonover, who couldn't be here because of the weather yesterday. Great job to everybody with AMA Pro Racing, Dean Gallup and the whole Lima crew. It's been an excellent time here."
 
The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, but inclement weather forced it to be pushed back. Sunday's weather proved ideal, especially for Baker.
 
 
 
 
 
Brad Baker and his #6 factory Harley-Davidson XR750 swept the day at the Lima Half-Mile on Sunday, June 28 in the rain delayed round 5 of the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines class. AMA Pro Flat Track photo by Dave Hoenig.
 
 
 
 
 
Wiles jumped out to an early advantage and led the first three laps of the main before Baker got in front. On a restart due to an incident involving Jake Shoemaker, Baker jumped out front and was never challenged for the remainder of the event. Second place went to Sammy Halbert, and Briar Bauman came home in third. Jared Mees' fourth place finish was good enough to move him into the points lead, 77-74, over Halbert.
 
After his win, Baker now sits fourth in the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines point standings. Halbert, piloting the No. 7 Briggs Auto Kawasaki, was impressive en route to his second place finish Sunday. The Graham, Wash., product now sits second in points and owns two podium appearances in 2015.
 
For Bauman and his No. 14 Hart Racing Kawasaki, it was the first top-three finish of 2015. The Californian now sits seventh in the standings. Behind Mees and his No. 1 Las Vegas Harley-Davidson machine and rounding out the top five was Jeffrey Carver Jr. on the No. 23 Don's Kawasaki entry.
 
Mees has now finished fifth or better in four of the five Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines main events in 2015. Kenny Coolbeth Jr. was leading the GNC1 points standings entering Lima, but mechanical woes ended his day early in the main after using a provisional to enter it.
 
GNC2
 
J.R. Addison ripped the lead from Jamison Minor on lap two of the GNC2 main event on Sunday and never looked back from there, earning his first win of the 2015 season aboard the No. 24F Parkinson Brothers Racing Honda.
 
Ever since he turned pro in 2013, Addison has had the Lima Half-Mile marked on his calendar as a race he wanted to win more than any other on the AMA Pro Flat Track schedule. His hometown of Bucyrus, Ohio, is a short trip from the Allen County Fairgrounds. "It feels great to get this win," said Addison. "I was fast qualifier but I struggled a bit in my heat race. I got a good start in the main and made the pass on Jamison (Minor) pretty early. I have been looking forward to this race for a long time. I've actually been looking forward to this race the most (since) I turned pro, and I finally got to compete in it. To come away with the win is awesome."
 
Addison's teammate, Davis Fisher, piloting the No. 67M Parkinson Brothers Racing Honda, took home second and now sits first in the GNC2 point standings by seven (71-64) over Brandon Wilhelm, who was 10th Sunday on his No 24J Mike Butler Racing Honda. Fisher's runner-up performance was a nice rebound from his crash at Sacramento last round, which led to a 17th place finish.
 
Ryan Wells (No. 94B ERT Racing Honda) closed out the podium on Sunday with Hunter Edwards (No. 93F UMD Automated Systems Honda) and Bronson Bauman (No. 30Z R&D Machine Honda) rounding out the top five, respectively.
 
Nick Armstrong led the GNC2 point standings coming to Lima but crashed in the LCQ, keeping him out of the main event.
 
Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines Lima Half-Mile top five results
1. Brad Baker (Harley-Davidson)
2. Sammy Halbert (Kawasaki)
3. Briar Bauman (Kawasaki)
4. Jared Mees (Harley-Davidson)
5. Jeffrey Carver Jr., (Kawasaki)
 
Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines top five in points after Round 5
1. Jared Mees (77)
2. Sammy Halbert (74)
3. Kenny Coolbeth (69)
4. Brad Baker (69)
5. Brandon Robinson (66)

 
GNC2 Lima Half-Mile top five results
1. J.R. Addison (Honda)
2. Davis Fisher (Honda)
3. Ryan Wells (Honda)
4. Hunter Edwards (Honda)
5. Bronson Bauman (Honda)
 
GNC2 top five in points after Round 5
1. Davis Fisher (71)
2. Brandon Wilhelm (64)
3. Jamison Minor (61)
4. Nick Armstrong (56)
5. Andrew Luker (56)

Next up for the stars of AMA Pro Flat Track is Round 6 of the 2015 season, the Du Quoin Mile, scheduled for July 4 at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, Ill. For tickets and more information regarding the event, please visit 
http://www.showclix.com/event/DuQuoinMileAMA.
 
How to Watch:
FansChoice.tv is the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Flat Track events. The site also provides coverage of IMSA's development and single-make series, and NASCAR's touring and weekly series. 

About AMA Pro Flat Track:
AMA Pro Flat Track is a national motorcycle racing series in North America and is considered one of the oldest forms of motorcycle racing. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, the Series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track racing in the world. For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track, please visit www.amaproracing.com/ft.
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.  

For additional information contact:
 
AMA Pro Racing Communications, (386) 492-1014, communications@amaproracing.com





JR Addison Romps to Win in AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship GNC2 Class at Lima Half-Mile































After being seriously injured during last season's qualifying session at the Springfield Mile I, AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship GNC2 (formerly Pro Singles) rider and Ohio native JR Addison came back in a strong way last Sunday to win the main event at the Lima Half-Mile in round 5 of the 2015 season.

The Bucyrus, OH. resident actually returned to the track late last season, but on Sunday Addison found his groove in his home event aboard the #24F Parkinson Brothers Racing/J&F Construction/Smith Racing/Bell-sponsored Honda CRF450R to lead 15 of the 16 laps of the GNC2 final and move into the 7th-place spot in the championship. Addison also beat team mate and current points leader Davis Fisher by just over 5 seconds in front of the crowded house on hand at the Allen County Fairgrounds track.

Check out the press release below from sponsor Motorcycle-Superstore about the great ride that former AMA Horizon Award winner Addison put in to take his initial win of the 2015 season.

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JR Addison takes Lima GNC2 Victory
Ryan Wells on Podium with solid third  
   
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MEDFORD, Ore (June 29, 2015) Mother Nature didn't get the memo about Saturday's AMA Pro Flat Track event in Lima, Ohio, so the racers and AMA officials waited until Sunday where it turned out to be perfect racing conditions. In spite of all the rain and track preparation, Lima quickly became its dusty and rutted old self, providing for great racing.


 
Brad Baker and his factory Harley dominated the GNC1 class and Motorcycle Superstore's Bell Helmet support rider, JR Addison, easily controlled the GNC2 main event by taking the lead on the second lap and piloting his Parkinson Brothers Racing Honda across the finish line 15 laps later with a 5.164 second lead over class points leader Davis Fisher.

 
"Lima was definitely a great day to look back on. I have been waiting to race there since I was probably ten-years-old," explained Addison. "This year I finally got the chance, and it was great! I was able to qualify first. I struggled a little in my heat race but still finished second. In the main I was able to take the lead early and ride my own race for the win. It was my first win of the year and I hope to get on the podium some more this year! I definitely couldn't have done it without Parkinson Brothers Racing, J&F Construction, Motorcycle Superstore, Bell Helmets, Evans Cooling, K&N, Motion Pro, Vortex, Works Connection, and Saddlemen Seats."

 
Third on the box in GNC2 was Motorcycle Superstore's Ryan Wells. Wells has been overdue for a podium finish since he started his own team and this was the first podium for the Ryan Wells Racing Honda. "With this being my first year running my race program by myself, and especially how we didn't start the year off as planned, it felt really good to get back up on the podium where I believe I belong."
 
Round 6 of the AMA Pro Flat Track series takes place this Saturday, July 4 at the Du Quin State Fairgrounds. For more information about the series go to AMA Pro Racing. You can watch the action live on FansChoice.tv.
   
PhotoCredit: AMA Pro Racing
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