After a rough go around at the Hagerstown Speedway, round 4 of the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Grand National Championship season, Brandon Robinson and the #44 TJ Burnett Farms/USC Racing/James Hart Racing Kawasaki team made a great turn around at last Saturday's round 5 at the Sacramento Mile.
But it wasn't all easy just from the get-go as BRob44 had timed in during practice in the 5th-place spot, and then in the first qualifying session things were still looking good with a fast-time set out of the 32 riders entered for the day at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds-hosted event. And then they lost a motor on their primary bike just as the second qualifying session was starting off.
Check out the rest of the press release below to find out how the Illinois-based team and the Pennsylvania rider made for a great recovery and kept their heads down to eventually bring home another podium and grabbing back some points lost after the crash at Hagerstown in early July.
In the shot above, Brandon talks with Cory Texter after completing the 25-lap National main at the Lucas Oil Indy Mile, round 10 of the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season, on August 18. This historic round was up until this year Robinson's best effort in the Grand National Championship while riding for the #44 Werner-Springsteen Kawasaki team.
While Brandon works on getting his helmet off and beaming a wide-as-his-home state smile underneath from his superb run to 3rd-place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, team owners Bill Werner and Jay Springsteen talk with Brent Pierce of BTP Photography in what was a very popular finish for the young man from Oxford, PA., who just shy of three years earlier had been pitched out of the park in turn one and whose future in racing at that time looked bent and mangled. What a magnificent turn around since that time!
Read on as Brandon and the TJ Burnett Farms Kawasaki team get ready to roll out their Singles Series machines on Saturday night, August 3 for round 6 of the 2013 season at the Castle Rock TT in the Pacific Northwest!
Warren, OR. – August 1, 2013 –Round 5 of the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Grand National Championship season is in the record books, and the TJ Burnett Farms Kawasaki team with rider Brandon Robinson pulled-out all the stops to bring home a 3rd-place finish at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds-hosted event in the first mile event of the season on July 27.