Brandon Robinson backed up his 2nd-place finish at the Indy Mile from 12 days ago with another stellar run to the podium to take a 3rd-place finish at Colonial Downs Raceway in round 9 of the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Grand National Championship season on Saturday, August 24.
Robinson, aboard the #44 TJ Burnett Farms/USC/James Hart Racing Kawasaki EX650, took the long road home in getting there after sliding out during his heat race at the Virginia Mega-Mile and restarting from the back only to come storming back to make the cut to the 19-rider main in New Kent, VA.
After several riders were eliminated due to the dry and dusty conditions found at the horse racing facility that sits just east of Richmond, VA., the Pennsylvania rider managed to run up front for the duration of the shortened, 18-lap National main to card his fourth podium of the season and his fifth top-5 in nine rounds this season.
The soft spoken rider who lets his right wrist do the talking, enjoyed the new facility that The Rolling Thunder Show christened last weekend, and stated that he had never been to a track that allowed 'full throttle, feet on the pegs' racing that the riders encountered at Colonial Downs, and obviously it worked in his best interest by carding another great spot on the podium.
In the shot above, Robinson and his crew chief, James Hart, roll the #44 TJ Burnett Farms/USC/James Hart Racing Kawasaki out to the line during rider intros at the legendary Indy Mile on August 17, where Robinson earned a 2nd-place finish for his best result since the Sacramento Mile earlier this summer.
Check out our press release below on behalf of the great group of guys on the TJ Burnett Farms Kawasaki team to see what BRob44 had to say about the new venue encountered last week in Virginia.