2013 double Springfield Mile winner Brandon Robinson, who also won his first AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship event of his young career at the Daytona Short Track II last season, swapped teams over the off-season from the TJ Burnett Farms Kawasaki team to the USC Kawasaki/Hart Racing team.
Although the swap wasn't a complete do-over, the team reformation without big man and team head honcho Burnett behind the wheel was a big and formidable step for the second-year Kawasaki pilot and winner of the 2008 AMA Pro Flat Track Basic Twins Championship.
However, the team is showing some solid overall results and their current 5th-place in the overall standings in the young season also shows signs that the move towards the top of the charts isn't that far off.
Still working with the EX650-based equipment as what the team was based around last year, former racer and team crew chief James Hart is getting some solid results and Robinson is still showing those signs of brilliance that took him to 3rd-place in the overall championship standings in 2013. And with the season only four rounds into a 16-race schedule for this year, they have plenty of time to move up even more in the standings with the meat of the schedule ahead of them.
In the shot above, BRob44 and team head and master wrench spinner James Hart talk just before taking their place on the grid with the #44 USC Kawasaki/Hart Racing/Stevens Racing-backed EX650 at round 3 of the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship at the Springfield Mile I on May 25, where Robinson went on to card a 7th-place finish for his first Twins Series event of the year.
Read on below to hear Brandon's take on the young season behind and the stretch run of the schedule ahead as we get ready to see the teams and riders head to the Lima Half-Mile this coming Saturday, June 28 for the second half-mile event and the third Twins Series round of the 2014 season. And as always, best of luck to Brandon and the team this year, and if you get a chance make sure you drop in to say hi to them at your favorite round(s) coming up this year-you won't meet a friendlier bunch of guys and a hard-working lot at that!
Press release courtesy of Brandon Robinson and the USC Kawasaki/Hart Racing AMA Grand National Championship team.
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