Brandon Robinson has been turning some heads and gaining some attention this season in his first year aboard the Team Latus Motors Triumph Racing team in the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship. After a mechanical forced the team out at their first race at the Springfield Mile I in late May, Robinson, tuner Brent Armbruster, former AMA Grand National Champion and team manager Joe Kopp and the team headed west to the Sacramento Mile round in California. It was at Sacto that Robinson gained some major attention by leading a handful of laps and nearly winning the race aboard the #44 Latus Motors Triumph, eventually settling for 2nd-place and putting the Triumph on the box for the first time that the marque has been on the podium in an AMA Grand National main in over several decades.
Most recently, BRob44 has managed to keep the Triumph Bonneville in the top-6 in points, sitting 31 points out of the lead for the fight for the 2015 AMA Grand National Championship. Fine finishes of 9th-place at Lima and a 6th-place at the Indy Mile three weeks ago sandwiched a rough finish of 16th-place at the DuQuoin Mile over the July 4th weekend to help keep the team within just eight points of the top-5 in the series standings.
Robinson's spot on the Latus Motorsports/Castrol Oil/Triumph America-sponsored team is also one of the few paid rides in the series, something the young Pennsylvania resident is very proud to have accomplished, and other then Kopp's few times on the bike during the 2014 season has seen bigger strides on the mount towards gaining momentum forward to the top of the standings, and stand-outs in The Rolling Thunder Show!
In the shot above, Robinson can be seen putting the #44 Latus Motorsports/Castrol Oil/Triumph America/GE Capital-sponsored Triumph Bonneville through the motions of perfecting that quintessential flat track power slide during one of the qualifying sessions at round 5 of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines class at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, Ohio on June 28.
Check out Brandon and the team's latest video reports below, and if you get yourself to an upcoming race make sure you stop by and say 'hi' to Brandon and the team and wish them luck!