Flat Track: Santa Rosa Mile Results

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AMA Press Release:

In a blazing end to a hot Santa Rosa Mile, Bryan Smith let a five-second lead slip and Sammy Halbert took full advantage during the 25-lap race at the Somona County Fairgrounds. On lap 20 of Sunday's AMA Pro Grand National Championship, Halbert slammed the throttle and stole the lead from Smith, notching his fourth win of the season. The final laps brought the crowd of 12,000 to their feet in what proved to be an absolute thriller between some of the best flat track talent in the world.

"In the beginning, I was playing cat and mouse with Bryan (Smith)," said Halbert. "Once I passed him, I just kept looking back and saw the guys catching me but I adapted and overcame it. It was a great win. I loved coming out here to Santa Rosa and really want to thank all the great fans. I also want to thank my mom, dad, girlfriend and all of my sponsors."

Smith took the hole-shot right from the start and was looking as if he was about to cruise to his second consecutive mile-track victory. With 10 laps to go, Smith opened up his biggest lead of the race at 4.9 seconds but it didn't last. Halbert turned on the jets and Smith seemed to lose significant time on the corners causing him to lose his lead.

Jared Mees looked very impressive as he came all the way back from 13th position to finish 2nd in the race. Though Smith dropped the ball at the end, he was able to salvage a podium finish as he barely nicked fierce competitor Jake Johnson by .18 seconds for a third place finish. Johnson andRobert Pearson rounded out the top five finishers, respectively.

GNC Expert Twins Results:

1     Sammy Halbert     South East Harley ·The South Ass ·Mo Vaughn...     Harley-Davidson

2     Jared Mees     Rogers racing ·Blue springs H-D ·Saddlemen...     Harley-Davidson

3     Bryan Smith     Crosley Radio ·Howerton Motorsports ·Eaken Racing...     Kawasaki

4    Jake Johnson     Zanotti Racing ·Schaeffer`s H-D ·Boughner ·Racing...     Harley-Davidson

5     Robert Pearson     Eaken Racing ·Memphis Shades ·Bumpus H-D ·Wiseco...     Harley-Davidson

6     Henry Wiles     Foremost Insurance ·ENI ·Ramspur Winery ·Lloyd...     Ducati

7     Brad Baker     Dodge Bros Racing ·Perry`s H-D ·Screamin Eagle...     Harley-Davidson

8     Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. Screaming Eagle Harley Davidson Motor Company ·Fox...     Harley-Davidson

9     Jeffrey Carver Jr.     Kiewsow Racing ·Carver`s BBQ ·Eddie Adkins...     Harley-Davidson

10     Briar Bauman     Rod Lake Racing ·USC Racing ·Burnett Farms ·Hart...     Kawasaki

11    Nichole Cheza     Global Products ·Harley-Davidson Company ·Black...     Harley-Davidson

12     Doug Lawrence     R&J Racing ·CVC Communications Agency ·American...     Harley-Davidson

13     Kayl Kolkman     Wieblers H-D ·Roy`s Taco House ·Don Camlin ·Troy...     Harley-Davidson

14     Steven Bonsey     Goodwin Racing ·RGR ·Alpinestars ·Arai ·DC11...     Harley-Davidson

15    Michael Martin     Bonneville Performance ·Triumph ·Wiseco ·Safety...     Triumph

AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles

Michigan product Stephen Vanderkuur had no mercy on the field today as he was the clear-cut winner by almost a full 10 seconds over second-place finisher Rodney Spencer Jr.. Vanderkuur started from pole position and increased his lead every lap on his way to claiming his second victory of the year.

"I was just riding my own race," said Vanderkuur. "I knew I had to get ahead early and I did just that. This is a big accomplishment for my team as far as the point standings go. I have to thank my team and sponsors for all their support, without them I would not be here. I also want to give a shout-out to the great fans here in California."

The best race on the track was the battle for third. Cole Anderson edged out Jake Shoemaker by .26 seconds for an impressive third-place finish after starting from eighth on the grid. Less than a second was the difference between finishing in third place and finishing in seventh.

Pro Singles Results:

1    Stephen Vanderkuur     Parkinson Brothers Racing ·Performance Cycle &... Honda CRF450R

2   Rodney Spencer Jr.     831 Pinnit ·GP Sports ·Blonix ·Hooper Motorsports...

3    Cole Anderson     Diesel Minnesota ·Anderson Bros Motorsports...     Honda CRF450R

4     Jake Shoemaker     Montgomeryville Cycle Center ·REV-IT ·Leathers...     Honda CRF450R

5     Dominic Colindres     Weirbach Racing ·KDM Forestry ·Frankie Morris...     Honda CRF450R

6    Ryan Foster     Baywide Glass ·Hacienda Pools ·Arne Sign & Decal...     Honda CRF450R

7     Wyatt Maguire     Kirland Racing ·Pro 1 Racing Heads ·Axo ·Bell...     Yamaha YZ 450F

8     Shayna Texter     DFW Honda ·RLT Racing ·McElroy Packaging ·Herrs...     Honda CRF450R

9     Michael Inderbitzin     Pacific Tub & Tile ·Silkolene ·Saddlemen ·Amped...

10     James Monaco     Mack Daddy Racing ·Rogers Racing ·GFY Racing...     Honda CRF450R

11     Wyatt Anderson     Colbert Power Sports ·Motoconcepts ·Eye...     Suzuki RMZ 450

12     Casey Yarrow     Beg Barrow or Steal Racing ·Arai ·yarrow Racing...     Kawasaki KX450F

13     Ryan Kearns     SM Racing ·Tami and James Learns ·Mud ·Spy ·Arai     Honda CRF450R

14     Austin Scaggs     RGR ·DC-10 ·Axo ·Vortex ·Arai Helmets ·Hap`s...     Honda CRF450R

15     Jesse M Sanchez     Raul & Henry Sanchez     Honda

Next Up:

AMA Pro Flat Track heads to Tucson, Ariz. for the Tucson Half-Mile, scheduled for October 6, 2012 at the Tucson International Speedway.

For more information: www.amaproracing.com