2023 Progressive American Flat Observe Championship
Defending AFT Champion Jared Mees took his FTR750 to victory on the Dallas Half-Mile this weekend in Mesquite, Texas, with Trent Lowe topping the Singles.
The premier-class king was one-fourth of an early scrap for the lead within the Mission SuperTwins offered by S&S Cycle Most important Occasion, together with a trio of Yamaha-mounted challengers in JD Seashore (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT), Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT), and Dan Bromley (No. 62 Memphis Shades/Corbin/Vinson Building Yamaha MT-07).
The opening phases of the competition proved to be a battle of utmost excessive and low strains. The excessive line confirmed itself to be the quick monitor up the order initially earlier than giving method to a high-risk, high-reward tight-rope line on the backside.
Simply previous to half-distance, Mees and Daniels exploited that tough low line to interrupt free and settle right into a rematch of their Senoia shootout. In the meantime, Seashore and Bromley fell right into a five-rider combat for the ultimate spot on the rostrum after being reeled in by the charging Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Mission Roof Techniques Indian FTR750), Davis Fisher (No. 67 Rackley Racing/Bob Lanphere’s BMC Racing Indian FTR750), and Briar Bauman (No. 3 Components Plus/Jacob Corporations KTM 890 Duke).
Daniels made a few decided makes an attempt to zero in on Mees however by no means received fairly shut sufficient to make a severe try at an overtake. A small bobble on the a part of Daniels with lower than a minute remaining gave the champ a little bit of respiratory house. He was then ceded much more as his younger rival known as off the assault to simply accept second.
The triumph was the thirty fourth Half-Mile win of Mees’ historic profession, putting him only one shy of the all-time document held by Scott Parker.
“Actually, this was one of many hardest races to win. Going into Flip 1 and thru Flip 2, you needed to be so delicate going into the corners. You needed to hit your brake mark proper, get your throttle place proper, and should you messed it up, it screwed your complete momentum up. It was positively a tough race to win. Hats off to my whole staff. We had a little bit mess up in Arizona, however we got here again fairly robust all day lengthy.”
Including to Mees’ huge night was the misfortune of Seashore, who crashed out of podium rivalry and dropped from second to fourth within the championship standings within the course of.
Robinson – who wasn’t even positive he’d have the ability to experience in Dallas after getting banged up in apply crashes on the earlier two rounds – earned the ultimate spot on the field. Bauman railed his method across the exterior to climb to fourth ultimately with Fisher behind in fifth.
Bromley ended his spectacular run in sixth, whereas positions 7-10 have been stuffed by Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 JMC Motorsports/Fairway Ford Indian FTR750), Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Fastrack Racing/2 Wheelz KTM 890 Duke), Ben Lowe (No. 25 Rackley Racing/Mission Meals Indian FTR750), and Kolby Carlile (No. 36 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing Yamaha MT-07), in that order.
Daniels continues to carry down the championship lead with 113 factors in his pocket following his 1-1-2-2-2 begin. Mees now ranks second with 96 factors, whereas two-time champ Bauman (78) additionally edged forward of Seashore (76) for third.
2023 Dallas Half-Mile Mission SuperTwins Outcomes
|1||Jared Mees||Indian FTR750||29 Laps||25|
|2||Dallas Daniels||Yamaha MT-07||1.107||21|
|3||Brandon Robinson||Indian FTR750||6.199||18|
|4||Briar Bauman||KTM 890 Duke||6.435||16|
|5||Davis Fisher||Indian FTR750||8.158||15|
|6||Dan Bromley||Yamaha MT-07||10.625||14|
|7||Jarod Vanderkooi||Indian FTR750||11.601||13|
|8||Bronson Bauman||KTM 790 Duke||15.600||12|
|9||Ben Lowe||Indian FTR750||17.929||11|
|10||Kolby Carlile||Yamaha MT-07||18.063||10|
|11||Brandon Worth||HD XG750R||22.383||9|
|12||Billy Ross||Indian FTR750||28 Laps||8|
|13||Michael Hill||Kawasaki Ninja 650||3.684||7|
|14||Kasey Sciscoe||HD XG750R||4.551||6|
|15||Scooter Vernon||Kawasaki Ninja 650||12.966||5|
|16||Johnny Lewis||Royal Enfield 650||26 Laps||4|
|17||JD Seashore||Yamaha MT-07||22 Laps||3|
|18||Nick Armstrong||Yamaha MT-07||20 Laps||2|
|19||Ryan Wells||Royal Enfield 650||1 Lap||1|
SuperTwins Standings after Dallas HM
Components Limitless AFT Singles offered by KICKER
Trent Lowe (No. 48 American Honda/Mission Meals CRF450R) can lastly name himself a Components Limitless AFT Singles offered by KICKER Most important Occasion winner after repeatedly knocking on the door of that landmark achievement for years.
Lowe’s maiden Progressive AFT victory headlined a race that represented a monumental reversal of fortune in contrast with the 4 that led into it.
After getting off to a slower-than-expected begin to the season, the American Honda-backed Turner Racing staff entered the day with only one podium between its proficient trio of Lowe, Morgen Mischler (No. 13 American Honda/Mission Meals CRF450R), and Chase Saathoff (No. 88 American Honda/Mission Meals CRF450R).
They tripled that quantity in a single outing in Dallas after preventing again in livid style at Satan’s Bowl Speedway. The three instantly went to the entrance and turned the primary half of the race right into a glorified poster shoot for the staff, operating side-by-side-by-side with the sphere struggling to remain of their wake.
Lowe finally shook free whereas the pack closed in on second-placed Saathoff and third-placed Mischler, however they in the end held robust to safe the rostrum lockout.
“I’m so completely satisfied, and I feel all the staff is so completely satisfied – it’s going to be a celebration in our pit space tonight. The entire Turner Racing staff pulled it collectively. We have been form of on the battle bus firstly of the season, however we positively made a giant enchancment on this one with the three of us on the rostrum. I can’t thank the staff sufficient.”
In the meantime, the championship’s normal suspects struggled mightily earlier than lastly coming good ultimately. Defending champ Kody Kopp (No. 1 Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing 450 SX-F) ran as little as eighth, whereas Dalton Gauthier (No. 79 D&D Racing/Licensed KTM 450 SX-F) and Max Whale (No. 18 Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing 450 SX-F) discovered themselves buried exterior the highest ten.
Kopp and Whale lastly discovered their groove, weaving their method up by means of the sphere with Kopp incomes fourth on the checkered flag, simply 0.172 seconds wanting the rostrum. Aussie Whale got here house simply behind his teammate, outdueling Trevor Brunner (No. 21 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) to finish the highest 5.
In the meantime, Gauthier executed a cost of his personal to complete in seventh, whereas Chad Cose (No. 49 1st Impressions Race Group/Husqvarna Racing FC450), Shayna Texter-Bauman (No. 52 Components Plus/Jacob Corporations KTM 450 SX-F) and Brunner’s Estenson Racing Yamaha teammate Tom Drane (No. 59 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) rounded out the highest ten.
Consequently, Kopp continues to steer a decent title combat over Gauthier (102-98) with Whale third (86) and Brunner fourth (78). Not surprisingly, the Turner Racing entrants made a giant push within the rankings, as they’re now positioned fifth (Saathoff – 76), sixth (Lowe – 57), and seventh (Mischler – 56) and nonetheless very a lot within the hunt.
Subsequent up the 2023 Progressive American Flat Observe season will sort out its fourth and last Quick Observe of the 12 months with its first-ever journey to Ventura Raceway in Ventura, California, for the inaugural Ventura Quick Observe on Saturday, Might 6.
2023 Dallas Half-Mile Mission Singles Outcomes
|1||Trent Lowe||Honda CRF450R||24 Laps||25|
|2||Chase Saathoff||Honda CRF450R||1.244||21|
|3||Morgen Mischler||Honda CRF450R||1.541||18|
|4||Kody Kopp||KTM 450 SX-F||1.713||16|
|5||Max Whale||KTM 450 SX-F||2.474||15|
|6||Trevor Brunner||Yamaha YZ450F||4.464||14|
|7||Dalton Gauthier||KTM 450 SX-F||5.024||13|
|8||Chad Cose||Husqvarna FC450||5.425||12|
|9||Shayna Texter-Bauman||KTM 450 SX-F||5.875||11|
|10||Tom Drane||Yamaha YZ450F||6.115||10|
|11||Aidan RoosEvans||Honda CRF450R||9.475||9|
|12||Tarren Santero||Honda CRF450R||10.743||8|
|13||Travis Petton IV||KTM 450 SX-F||13.581||7|
|14||Dan Bromley||Yamaha YZ450F||14.966||6|
|15||Clarke Morian V||KTM 450 SX-F||15.605||5|
|16||Justin Jones||KTM 450 SX-F||16.034||4|
|17||Logan Eisenhard||KTM 450 SX-F||23 Laps||3|
|18||James Ott||Husqvarna FC450||17 Laps||2|
|19||Andrew Luker||Yamaha YZ450F||14 Laps||1|
Singles Standings after Dallas HM
|16||Travis Petton IV||19|
|24||Clarke Morian V||10|