Flat Track: Tucson Half Mile Results

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AMA Press Release:

The desert heat had no effect on Stevie Bonsey as he shredded the competition during Saturday night's AMA Pro Grand National Championship main event at the Tucson International Raceway. Bonsey took the checkered flag by over a full second and recorded his best performance of the season. It's been five years since AMA Pro Flat Track has held an event in Tucson, Arizona but the high-octane racing action made it worth the wait.

"I came out and did it in front of the Arizona fans here tonight," said Bonsey. "My first victory was in California and luckily my second one came here in front of you guys. From start to finish, I felt good the whole race and I have to thank my guys for giving me this great opportunity."

Bonsey was the pole sitter and clearly had the fastest bike of the night. Sixth-place finisher and defending Grand National Champion Jake Johnson got the hole-shot out of the gate but that lead lasted less than a full lap as Bonsey went a little lower on the groove off turn four and reclaimed the lead...and never looked back.

Bryan Smith was alone in second place for the majority of the race but saw his comfortable 1.56-second lead over Sammy Halbert diminish on the final lap. Fortunately for Smith, he was able to hold off Halbert on the final run up the front-stretch to claim an impressive second-place finish.

The bright side for Halbert is that he edged fourth place finisher and current GNC combined points leader Jared Mees to close the gap between them with one final race remaining.

Tucson Half-Mile GNC Twins Results:

1     80     Steven Bonsey     Goodwin Racing   Harley-Davidson

2     42     Bryan Smith     Crosley Radio Howerton Motorsports      Harley-Davidson

3     7     Sammy Halbert     South East Harley     Harley-Davidson

4     9     Jared Mees     Rogers racing     Harley-Davidson

5     12     Brad Baker     Dodge Bros Racing     Harley-Davidson

6     1     Jake Johnson     Zanotti Racing     Harley-Davidson

7     27     Robert Pearson     Memphis Shades     Harley-Davidson

8     17     Henry Wiles     Foremost Insurance    Ducati

9     73     Doug Lawrence     R&J Racing      Harley-Davidson

10     20     Matt Weidman     Scotts PowersportsKawasaki

11     2     Kenny Coolbeth, Jr.     Screaming Eagle Harley Davidson    Harley-Davidson

12     44     Brandon Robinson     Werner ·Springsteen     Kawasaki

13     91     Michael Martin     Bonneville Performance     Triumph

14     69     Jethro Halbert     USC Racing  Kawasaki

15     98     Kayl Kolkman     Wieblers H-D     Harley-Davidson

16     11K     Kevin Anderson     Goodwin Racing      Harley-Davidson

17     49     Chad Cose     C.R.C. Racing     Kawasaki

18     55K     Duke Erickson     Prairie Technology    Harley-Davidson

AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles

All season long, the AMA Pro Pro Singles have excelled under the shadows cast by the twin-cylinder engines, and this week was no exception. Shayna Texter won her third race of the season and was sharp right from the get-go.

"I have a lot of fans here and I want to give a shout out to them," said Texter. "I also want to thank my team and sponsors; this was a big win for us."

Texter started from pole and when she surrendered the lead to Rodney Spencer Jr. on lap 12, it looked as if she was going to fall short of the victory. However, on the last turn of the final lap, justice was served as the young phenom ripped the lead right back from Spencer Jr. just in time to capture the checkered flag by a slim .131 second margin.

Spencer Jr. continued to stay hot as this race made for his second consecutive runner-up finish. Jason Isennock also impressed as he closed out the podium in what proved to be an intense battle for the third spot. AMA Pro Singles points leader Stephen Vanderkuur and Ryan Kearns rounded out the top five riders, respectively.

Tucson Half-Mile Pro Singles Race Results:

1     25A     Shayna Texter     DFW Honda Honda CRF450R

2     74Z     Rodney Spencer Jr.     831 Pinnit  GP Sports Honda CRF450R

3     18M     Wyatt Maguire     Kirland Racing  Pro 1 Racing Heads Yamaha YZ 450F

4     10J     Stephen Vanderkuur     Parkinson Brothers Racing Honda CRF450R

5     99Y     Ryan Kearns     SM Racing  Spy Honda CRF450R

6     55A     Jake Shoemaker     Montgomeryville Cycle Center Honda CRF450R

7     66Y     Dominic Colindres     Weirbach Racing  Honda CRF450R

8     30S     Jason Isennock     Highs Dairy Stores Honda CRF450R

9     41P     Dustin Cassidy     Cassidy Racing  WKR  Kawasaki KX450F

10     23Z     James Monaco     Mack Daddy Racing  Honda CRF450R

11     23Y     Ryan Foster     Baywide Glass  Hacienda Pools Honda CRF450R

12     44E     Nick Armstrong     Southland Racing  Suzuki RMZ 450

13     21L     Cole Anderson     Diesel Minnesota Honda CRF450R

14     93L     Aaron Colton     Speed & Strength Honda CRF450R

15     95Z     Austin Scaggs     RGR ·DC-10  Axo  Honda CRF450R

16     90M     Wyatt Anderson     Colbert Power Sports Suzuki RMZ 450

17     96B     Cody Johncox     Weirbach Race Team Honda CRF450R

18     81Z     Sam Knox     Stockton Moto Honda CRF450R

19     28Z     Zachery Lenhof     APF Motorcycle Salvage Honda CRF450R

Next Up:

AMA Pro Flat Track heads to Pomona, Calif. for the AMA Pro Flat Track Finals scheduled for October 13, 2012 at the LA County Fairplex.

For more information: www.amaproracing.com