Mees and Lowe the victors at 2023 Dallas Half-Mile

2023 Progressive American Flat Observe Championship
Dallas Half-Mile

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.

Jared Mees

“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.”

Jared Mees - Dallas Half Mile - AFT 2023
Jared Mees – Dallas Half Mile – AFT 2023

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

Pos Rider Bike Hole Factors
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

Pos Rider Whole
1 Dallas Daniels 113
2 Jared Mees 96
3 Briar Bauman 78
4 JD Seashore 76
5 Davis Fisher 72
6 Brandon Robinson 69
7 Jarod Vanderkooi 60
8 Ben Lowe 53
9 Bronson Bauman 53
10 Johnny Lewis 49
11 Kolby Carlile 44
12 Dan Bromley 34
13 Sammy Halbert 26
14 Billy Ross 23
15 Kayl Kolkman 19
16 Ryan Wells 15
17 Michael Hill 13
18 Kasey Sciscoe 13
19 Cameron Smith 12
20 Jesse Janisch 11
21 Brandon Worth 9
22 Andrew DiBrino 8
23 Shelby Miller 7
24 Jeffery Lowery 7
25 Mitch Harvat 7
26 Michael Rush 6
27 Scooter Vernon 5
28 Jimmy McAllister 5
29 Jordan Harris 4
30 Nick Armstrong 2
31 Brandon Newman 1

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.

Trent Lowe

“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

Pos Rider Bike Hole Factors
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

Pos Rider Whole
1 Kody Kopp 102
2 Dalton Gauthier 98
3 Max Whale 86
4 Trevor Brunner 78
5 Chase Saathoff 76
6 Trent Lowe 57
7 Morgen Mischler 56
8 James Ott 51
9 Tom Drane 49
10 Chad Cose 44
11 Justin Jones 40
12 Andrew Luker 28
13 Logan Eisenhard 25
14 Shayna Texter-Bauman 22
15 Dan Bromley 22
16 Travis Petton IV 19
17 Tarren Santero 15
18 Hayden Gillim 14
19 Aidan RoosEvans 14
20 Cole Zabala 14
21 Jared Lowe 13
22 Hunter Bauer 11
23 Cole Frederickson 10
24 Clarke Morian V 10
25 Tanner Dean 9
26 Kevin Stollings 8
27 Scooter Vernon 8
28 Bronson Pearce 6
29 Jordan Jean 6
30 Olin Kissler 4
31 Tyler Raggio 2
32 Gerard Bailo 2