AMA Pro Flat Track Series
Rounds 1-2: Daytona International Speedway
Photos and Captions by Kurt “Dirtbauer” Bauer
DAYTONA BEACH, FL, MAR. 13-14, 2014
The flat-track season kicked off in Florida with the first two rounds at Daytona International Speedway. The last time I was at Bike Week in Florida was way back in 1989, when the flat trackers raced at Municipal Stadium, which could seat 9,600. The Stadium hosted the AMA Flat Track Motorcycle Championships during Daytona Beach Bike Week. The track was really good for racing and great for the spectators, too. They would race there until 2009, when the city took the track down as part of changes to the stadium. Those races moved to a new dirt track at Daytona International Speedway, right outside turns one and two.
Thursday night’s races were exciting, but the track was bit rough, with a few nasty ruts creating a one- or two-groove track.
Friday night’s racing was much better, with riders testing the high groove and making passes on the outside, but there were still a lot of restarts due to numerous crashes.
There is a lot going on during Bike Week, but if you like close, exciting racing, be sure to take a night off of the downtown festivities and give flat track a try. I think you’ll enjoy it and still have time to make it downtown after the races to look at all the bikes on Main Street.
Results follow these photographic highlights from Daytona…
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Florida
Results: March 13-14, 2014 (Rounds 1 and 2)
Thursday, March 13, Round 1
GNC EX SINGLES: 1. Briar Bauman (Hon); 2. Sammy Halbert (Yam); 3. Brandon Robinson (Kaw); 4. Mikey Rush (Hon); 5. Jared Mees (Hon); 6. Henry Wiles (Kaw); 7. Matt Weidman (Hon); 8. Chad Cose (Hon); 9. Stevie Bonsey (Hon); 10. Jake Johnson (Hon).
GNC PRO SINGLES: 1. Ryan Wells (KTM); 2. Justin Jones (Hon); 3. Brandon Wilhelm (Hon); 4. Rodney Spencer Jr. (Hon); 5. Bronson Bauman (Hon); 6. Dan Bromley (KTM); 7. Nick Armstrong (Hon); 8. Dominic Colindres (Hon); 9. Davis Fisher (Hon); 10. Mike Poe (Hon).
Friday, March 14, Round 2
GNC EX SINGLES: 1. Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (Hon); 2. Jake Johnson (Hon); 3. Stevie Bonsey (Hon); 4. Sammy Halbert (Yam); 5. Brandon Robinson (Kaw); 6. Henry Wiles (Kaw); 7. Jake Constantine (Hon); 8. Bryan Smith (Hon); 9. Mikey Rush (Hon); 10. Jethro Halbert (Yam).
PRO SINGLES: 1. Brandon Wilhelm (Hon); 2. Davis Fisher (Hon); 3. Justin Jones (Hon); 4. J.R. Addison (Hon); 5. Ryan Wells (KTM); 6. Dylan Morin (Kaw); 7. Kyle Johnson (Hon); 8. Dan Bromley (KTM); 9. Rodney Spencer Jr. (Hon); 10. Gerit Callies (Hon).