Wednesday, August 15, 2012
AMA Flat Track: Weirbach Racing's Dominic Colindres Wins Peoria TT Pro Singles Final in Very First Ride for the 2011 Pro Singles Championship-Winning Team
Dominic Colindres on the #66Y Weirbach Racing/General Engineering/Barnett/Spectro Oils-sponsored Honda CRF450R displays the form that took the rookie rider to the win at the Peoria TT round of the 2012 AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles Series final on Sunday, August 12. Colindres, who had never ridden or even seen the bike before the team rolled into Thunder Valley on Sunday morning, made the deal with team owner Richard Weirbach just prior to the event's date.
With original rider Ryan Wells #94B splitting from the team last Tuesday, Richard and Ted Weirbach had to do some scrambling in order to get their 2011 AMA Pro Singles Championship-winning machines on the track for Sunday's round 9 at the 65th running of the TT event.
Richard was able to put the deal together with the California rider after reviewing and talking with several riders, and he and the team obviously made a stellar choice with Colindres, who went out and won the fast heat in the Pro Singles class and went on to beat Stephen Vanderkuur by just over 1 second after the final was delayed due to a red flag stoppage that put rider Jake Constantine down with a broken wrist and seriously rung bell.
But coming through like the future champ he looks to be, Dominic again got the jump on the re-start and never looked back, taking the team's red and gold Honda to the front and the victory in front of a packed house.
You can read the press release below thanks to the great folks at Weirbach Racing and Dominic Colindres. And keep an eye on this young man for the rest of the season as he has the fastest machine in the paddock and on the track and has the great team of father and son-duo Richard and Ted behind him to go after another championship for the Ottumwa, Iowa-based team. Great job guys, take a bow!
Press release courtesy of Weirbach Racing, the 2011 AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles Championship-winning team.
Ottumwa, IA. -- August 13, 2012
This past week has been a little difficult to say the least, with Ryan telling me on Tuesday he was leaving the team. I spent all day Wednesday on the phone with potential riders, knowing that Sunday was the grand National TT at Peoria and I really wanted to have a rider for that event.
Late Wednesday Dominic Colindres #66Y( who lives in California) and I got a deal put together for Peoria and the Indy Mile with plans to put a deal together for the rest of the season. While Thursday and Friday I got the bikes ready he made arrangements to fly to the Midwest on Saturday.
We met Sunday morning at the track just in time to unload the van and get to tech inspection. I had him look the bike over and see if he wanted to make any changes before he hit the track for the first time ever on our bike and the famous TT track. He adjusted the clutch lever on the bar a little and said I am ready, and that was the only change we made all day.
Stephen Vanderkuur, Dominic Colindres and Justin Reed are surrounded by the beauties of AMA Pro Flat Track while celebrating their 2-1-3 finishes at round 9 of the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles season at the Peoria TT. Photo courtesy of Weirbach Racing.
Each practice he got a little faster and ended up qualifying 4th overall. We were in the first heat and he got a great start and led it wire to wire plus being the fastest heat so he had the pole in the final.
Same result in the final great start and led every lap for the win. Great ending to a difficult week. Several riders were hurt Sunday, they are in our thoughts and we wish them a speedy recovery. Below is the write up from AMA Pro Racing web page.
AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles
Pole sitter Dominic Colindres (Weirbach Racing) got off to an incredible start in the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles main event, but it was erased as a four-bike pile-up on lap two forced the red flags to come out and demand a restart. However, the restart had no effect on Colindres as he got the holeshot for the second time and never looked back on his way to victory.
There was no denying Colindres as he was on a different planet winning by more than a full second over second-place finisher Stephen Vanderkuur (Parkinson Brothers Racing Honda). Justin Reed (Rich King Racing) claimed third place with a solid performance on the KTM 450 SX-F.
The most exciting battle was the race for the fourth and fifth slots where the margin between six riders was less than a second. Rodney Spencer Jr. (831 Pinnit) and Nick Mataya (Shoe Racing) snuck in to round out the top five, respectively.
"I got the holeshot after the restart, usually something goes wrong in a situation like that but it actually helped me," Colindres said. "I really liked the track and I just want to congratulate Stephen (Vanderkuur), he was on me the whole way and really gave me a good run. I also want to thank the fans and everyone who came out and cheered me on."
Next up for us this weekend is the Indy Mile.
Weirbach Racing & Dominic Colindres 66Y
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