Brandon Robinson and the #44 TJ Burnett Farms/USC/James Hart Racing Kawasaki team had a weekend that most people that compete in The Rolling Thunder Show could only dream of, but the team persevered and grabbed the doubleheader win in both rounds of the Springfield Mile I & II doubleheader at the Illinois State Fairgrounds-hosted event over the Labor Day weekend.
Robinson, who had earlier in the season won his breakout win in the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Grand National Championships season at the Daytona Short Track II, had a career weekend at Springfield in winning his first and second Twins Series events of the year and of his career, and along the way swept the entire weekend's events starting with the fast qualifying time, winning the fastest heat to get the pole for each day's event, winning both Dash for Cash 4-lap bonus events and then taking the win in the 25-lap National mains on Saturday, August 31 and again on Sunday, September 1.
The young and rising star from Oxford, PA. thrilled the crowd on both days in what were two completely different outcomes to each race. On Saturday, Robinson used the awesome power in his Woody Kyle Racing (WKR)-built Kawasaki EX650 to work his way around team mate JD Beach on the 6th lap of the race to run away with the win by just over 5.2 seconds. In Sunday's race, Robinson fought tooth and nail with the duo of 2nd-place double round finisher Bryan Smith on the #42 Crosley Radio/Howerton Motorsports Kawasaki and the #2 Harley-Davidson Motor Co/Screamin' Eagle factory XR750 of Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. to grab the win by just shy of .3 seconds. Team mate Beach nailed down the 3rd-place spot in both days events as well for what was a repeat of each finishing position over the course of both day's rounds.
In the shot above, Robinson acknowledges the crowd at the mecca of flat track racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds after winning the Dash for Cash event at the Springfield Mile I on Saturday, August 31.
Please join us in celebrating this great feat and congratulating this fine young man and his team for their great efforts over the course of last weekend's events, and check out the press release below highlighting their great run to the top of the box at the Springfield Mile I & II. Way to go guys, a big tip of the helmet to everyone who was involved!
Press release courtesy of Brandon Robinson and the TJ Burnett Farms Kawasaki team, winners of the Springfield Mile I & II in the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Grand National Championship season.