With just a few laps to go, Bryan Smith on the #42 Crosley Radio/Howerton Motorsports powered by Eaken Racing/Guts Wear/Dreyer Motorsports-sponsored Kawasaki 650R leads four of the finest racers in the business at the Springfield Mile II on September 16.
Round 13 of the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship presented by Motorcycle-Superstore.com season saw Flyin' Bryan finish what he had started to do at the Memorial Day Weekend running of the event by taking the checkers ahead of a stacked field of riders at one of the premier events on The Rolling Thunder Show's calendar.
In the end, Sammy Halbert on his #7 South East H-D/The South Ass/Mo Vaughn Transport/LZ Racing-backed XR750 would follow Smith home, just .041 seconds in arrears with eventual 2012 AMA Grand National Champion Jared Mees just another .222 seconds behind.
Willie McCoy on his #59 Harley-Davidson of Wausau/Independence H-D/Tucker Rocky/Arai-sponsored XR would bring it home in the 7th-place spot after close contact with Jake Johnson on the #1 Zanotti Racing/Schaeffer's H-D/Boughner Racing Suspension/Arai-backed XR on the final lap, with Johnson rounding out the top-5 behind JD Beach.
The top-7 finishers would be separated in the end by just over 1.3 seconds in what was another stellar event at the Illinois State Fairgrounds mile oval, another in a long line of great racing events as promotoed by the Illinois Motorcycle Dealers Association (IMDA).
The fine folks from the IMDA have announced special advance-purchase ticket prices and specials for the upcoming 2013 season, and as every flat track fan in the world knows Springfield is THE place to be over the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.
Check out the official release below thanks to the IMDA and AMA Pro Flat Track, and get your discount tickets now to take advantage of what will surely be another great year of racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds facility!
Sent of behalf of the IMDA:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 7, 2012) - Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your AMA Pro Flat Track enthusiast? Has your loved one said they have always wanted to go to Springfield and see the fastest mile in the country? The IMDA (Illinois Motorcycle Dealers Association) has gift certificates available for the 2013 Springfield races. The certificates can be used for tickets, t-shirts, programs, or hotel rooms. As a special bonus if the certificates are ordered before December 24th, you will be able to purchase a 2012 Springfield Mile T-shirt for only $5. To order, just call 217-753-8866 or 888-468-1622.
The IMDA has full weekends of racing planned again for the 2013 Memorial Day and Labor Day holiday weekends.
On Friday May 24th , the AMA amateur TT will start at 5pm. To make this night extra exciting, there will be a pro class added to the event and grandstand tickets will be only $10. Then on Saturday May 25th, the AMA All Star TT race will start at 7pm. As a bonus for the riders, the IMDA has committed to add $500 to the expert purse for every top 20 rider that pre-enters by January 31, 2013. That is an extra $10,000 if they choose to race. This will also be a budget friendly race for the fans with tickets only $15 in advance or $20 the week of the race.
On Sunday May 26th, the action heads to the lightning fast Springfield Mile track. This historic race has a reputation for lead changes twice a lap and drafting wars that impress race fans of every discipline. The tickets at the mile are only $30 in advance. As amazing as it sounds, the price for all three days of racing is only $55 per person.
Kayl Kolkman #98 leads the field away at the start of semi race #2 at round 4 of the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship presented by Motorcycle-Superstore.com season at the Springfield Mile I on May 27. The IMDA is offering special gift certificates for early purchase of their 2013 events at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. AMA Pro Flat Track photo by Dave Hoenig.
Labor Day weekends starts off on Friday August 30, 2013 with the AMA amateur short track race. Just like in the spring, the race will offer a pro class. Then on August 31st, the AMA All Star Short Track will take place at 7pm. On Sunday September 1st, the excitement is back on the legendary Springfield Mile.
It is never too early to plan for an exciting vacation of racing and riding. When you call to order don't forget to ask us to send you a Springfield Visitor's Guide. There is plenty to do here in addition to the races. Call 217-753-8866 or 888-468-1622.
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