Team owners Ted and Richard Weirbach of the Weirbach Racing team out of Ottumwa, Iowa flank their star rider, Dominic Collindres during rider intros for the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles Championship Series main event at round 12 of the 2012 season at the Springfield Short Track on September 15, while AMA Pro Flat Track announcer Barry Boone talks about the upcoming round at the Multipurpose Arena at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Collindres has proven to be a great match for the 2011 AMA Pro Singles Championship-winning team and since hooking up with the Hawkeye State residents has taken the #66Y Weirbach Racing/General Engineering/Barnett/Spectro-sponsored Honda CRF450R to one win (the team's first race together at the Peoria TT on August 12), a 2nd-place finish (at the Lucas Oil Indy Mile just six days later), an 11th-place finish (Knoxville), a pair of 9th-place finishes (Springfield ST above and SF Mile II) and last weekend's 5th-place finish at Santa Rosa.
Without a doubt if these guys had hooked-up early in the season they would be on their way to their first championship together and Weirbach's second as an AMA Pro Singles Championship team. Collindres missed five events this season and other than points leader Stephen Vanderkuur is the only other rider in the top-4 in points to have missed any rounds in the 2012 season, which in itself is quite an accomplishment in the fast-paced and close racing seen in the junior-feeder series.
With two rounds left to battle in the 2012 AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles Championship season, Collindres still has a good chance of moving up into the top-3, sitting 19 points out of 3rd heading into the Tucson Half-Mile round tomorrow. With the quality of the equipment that the father and son duo of Weirbach Racing puts together coupled with Dominic's obvious riding talent, we could be looking at the future champion of the series should they be able to continue on together for the 2013 season.
Take the time to check out their press release below, and if you are heading to Tucson or to the Pomona season-finale on October 13, be sure to go by and take time to talk with the team as they look to close out the season on a strong note!
Press release courtesy of the Weirbach Racing team, the 2011 AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Champions:
Ottumwa, Iowa -- October 4, 2011
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