Saturday, October 9, 2010

Jake Johnson Wins The Battle & The War at AMA Flat Track Arizona Mile 2010 Finale in Prescott Valley

Jake Johnson can be seen talking with some other racers while his team owner Dave Zanotti talks with his daughter Amanda in the background at the Springfield Mile last month. The #5 XR-mounted and Zanotti Racing/Leo Vince/Arai/Tucker Rocky-sponsored Jersey Jake stole the show today at Yavapai Downs in the season finale of the 2010 AMA Pro Flat Track K&N Filters presented by Motorcycle Grand National Championship race by beating out Jared Mees by .004 seconds to take the win and the 2010 AMA Flat Track Grand National Championship.
JJ topped the points for the year in the Twins class as well as the overall championship standings, and beat out runners-up Joe Kopp and Mees by 20 points, 289-269. Great job and super season Jake!
Jake Johnson, the former 2-Time AMA Flat Track Singles Champion, can now add Overall AMA Grand National Champion to his resume as he took his #5 Zanotti Racing XR750 home to the win at the Budweiser Racing Arizona Mile in Prescott Valley, AZ. today. In beating out Jared Mees to the win in the main by .004, Jersey Jake also claimed the overall points championship and is now the 2010 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Champion.

Jake had a great day in winning his heat and coming home 5th in the dash to add to his overall point total going into the day. His final points lead over runners-up Mees and Joe Kopp was 289-269 as the two ended tied in points in the year, with Kopp taking the tie breaker via his three wins this year. Mees had a very consistent year in ending up third in the standings without a win in the 2010 season.

The 2010 AMA Pro Flat Track K&N Filters presented by Motorcycle Grand National Championship Series season saw Jersey Jake take three wins for the season including his second round win on the Daytona Short Track, as well as his win on the Springfield Mile in May. This is the first year since the 2005 season that AMA Flat Track will recognize the overall champion in the sport, whereas since the '06 season points and championships have been rewarded in both the Twins and Singles classes. Although each class will be recognized for the year, the overall champion, Jake Johnson and the Zanotti Racing Crew, will wear the coveted #1 plate in the 2011 season.

Congratulations to Jake Johnson and Zanotti Racing for their stellar 2010 AMA Flat Track Championship season. Great job guys, take a bow!

We'll have more on the season ending race after the first of the week. You can find the full results for the Arizona Mile II race below. Thanks for coming by and following our race action and stories this year and we plan to bring you more throughout the rest of the year and much more into the 2011 season!
AMA Pro Flat Track Arizona Mile II Main Event results:

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