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Snapshots from the DuQuoin Magic Mile

| 7 July 2015 1:02 pm

AMA Pro Flat Track Series
Round 6: Magic Mile at the DuQuoin Fairgrounds

Photos and Captions by Kurt Bauer
DuQUOIN, IL, JULY 4, 2015

Jared Mees said that this was one of the best races he has ever been in.

It was a four-man battle among Brad Baker, Mees, Kenny Coolbeth Jr. and Bryan Smith. Then it came down to the podium finishers at the flag for a photo finish, with Smith winning by less than a hundredth of a second over Coolbeth and Mees. Baker suffered a mechanical problem and finished in the 12th position.

Here’s a video compilation from the event and some photographic highlights of the action at DuQuoin…

After a nine-year hiatus, AMA Pro Flat Track returns to the Magic Mile at the DuQuoin Fairgrounds.

After a nine-year hiatus, AMA Pro Flat Track returns to the Magic Mile at the DuQuoin Fairgrounds.

Nicole Mees (15, second from left) leading her heat race, ahead of Brad Baker (6, left), Bryan Smith (55, center), Jacob Shoemaker (55, second from right) and Johnny Lewis (10, right). Nicole finished the heat race in third, with Baker taking the win, ahead of Smith. Nicole would finish eighth in the main event. This is her last year of racing.

Nicole Mees (15, second from left) leading her heat race, ahead of Brad Baker (6, left), Bryan Smith (55, center), Jacob Shoemaker (55, second from right) and Johnny Lewis (10, right). Nicole finished the heat race in third, with Baker taking the win, ahead of Smith. Nicole would finish eighth in the main event. This is her last year of racing.

Heat-race winner Shawn Baer (32) leading Willy McCoy (59), “Slammin’ Sammy” Halbert (7), Briar Bauman (14, behind Halbert) and the rest of the pack.

Shawn Baer (32) leads eventual heat-race winner Willie McCoy (59), “Slammin’ Sammy” Halbert (7), Briar Bauman (14, behind Halbert) and the rest of the pack.

Brad Baker (6) leads Bryan Smith (42) and Nichole Mees (15).

Brad Baker (6) leads Bryan Smith (42) and Nichole Mees (15).

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Tristan Avery (16S) leads J.R. Addison (24F) and Davis Fisher (67M) on his way to winning the GNC 2 main event.

Tristan Avery (16S) leads J.R. Addison (24F) and Davis Fisher (67M) on his way to winning the GNC 2 main event.

GNC 2 main-event victor Tristan Avery (16S).

GNC 2 main-event victor Tristan Avery (16S).

KTM-mounted Rob Pearson (27) leads Wyatt Anderson (90W), whose oil cooler took a direct from another rider’s detached GoPro at speed.

KTM-mounted Rob Pearson (27) leads Wyatt Anderson (90W), whose oil cooler took a direct from another rider’s detached GoPro at speed.

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Bryan Smith (42) and Brad “The Bullet” Baker (6) battle in close quarters.

Bryan Smith (42) and Brad “The Bullet” Baker (6) battle in close quarters.

Henry Wiles (17) and Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (2) leading the pack.

Henry Wiles (17) and Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (2) leading the pack.

Bryan Smith (42) leads the Dash For Cash, ahead of Brad Baker (6), Henry Wiles (17) and Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (2).

Bryan Smith (42) leads the Dash For Cash, ahead of Brad Baker (6), Henry Wiles (17) and Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (2).

The “King of Cool,” Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (2), came in second in the main event.

The “King of Cool,” Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (2), came in second in the main event.

Jared Mees (1) came in third.

Jared Mees (1) came in third.

Bryan Smith (42) took the checkered flag out for an airing.

Bryan Smith (42) took the checkered flag out for an airing.

Winner Bryan Smith took the center spot on the podium. Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (left) was the runner-up, and Jared Mees (right) was the third-place finisher.

Winner Bryan Smith took the center spot on the podium. Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (left) was the runner-up, and Jared Mees (right) was the third-place finisher.

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