Round 12 of the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship presented by Motorcycle-Superstore.com season gets ready to kick-off it's final Singles Series event of the year at the Springfield Short Track, as well as the final National for the foreseeable future on the Illinois State Fairgrounds Arena.
Henry Wiles again rode like the true champion he is and took the #17 Don's Kawasaki KX450F to his 6th win in-a-row at Springfield, making it 11 wins he has bagged in his career at the little track. Coming off the line in fourth place, it looked like early leader Brad Baker on the #12 Brothers Powersports Honda CRF450R was finally going to bag his first National main event as an Expert, but Hammerin' Hank had other ideas as he worked his way around Briar Bauman #10Z on the Rod Lake Racing USC Honda and 2-Time and defending Grand National Champion Jake Johnson on the #1 Zanotti Racing Honda, and then grabbed the lead from Brad 'The Bullet' Baker with less then five laps to go to sail to another win.
Johnson ended up in 5th-place when Mees worked his way around after a heavy battle on the #9 Rogers Racing Honda to score a 3rd-place finish, which was enough to take the 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Singles Championship. Briar Bauman brought it home in 4th, with JD Beach on the #95 USC Kawasaki taking a hard-earned 6th-place.
The overall points were shaken up some when Sammy Halbert was forced to take a provisional and only carded a 14th-place, to slip 12 points behind 2nd-place man Johnson, as Mees still holds an 11 point lead over Jake.
The series heads across the fairgrounds for tomorrow's Springfield Mile II event.
You can check out Larry Lawrence's take on the action at Springfield here at Cycle News.com:
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AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles Series winner Dan Bromley gets the interview treatment on the podium after the Springfield Short Track from AMA Pro Flat Track announcer Barry Boone. Bromley took his #54A Bromley Brothers KTM Racing-sponsored KTM 450SX-F to the front at the start and led all 16-laps in the Pro Singles final inside the Multipurpose Arena on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. It was Bromley's first-ever win in the series in his first year of having his Pro license and he helped KTM to garner their second win in the series this season after injured rider Gerit Callies had claimed his win earlier in the season. Wyatt Maguire and William Cato flank Bromley on the podium for their 2nd and 3rd-place runs on the night.
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