From a press release:
Thad Halsmer rides the Bruce Lind Racing Yamaha TZ250 from 44th to 5th in the first AMA National of his life!
Thad who is no stranger to the high banks of Daytona International Speedway, having raced there twice last year in the FUSA Aprilia Challenge Cup Series, rode a brilliant race to come from the front row of the second wave to
finish a very fine 5th place. Thad wound up so far back due to an mistake in the preparation for the Friday qualifier heat race, when he ran out of gas half way through the last lap while running in 5th place.
Thad used the power of his Bruce Lind Racing, owned and tuned, Yamaha TZ250 to blow by the competition making up 39 positions in just 18 laps. We can only guess where Thad would have finished if he had not been saddled with the 10-second delay and all that additional traffic.
The team is looking forward to the next event at California Speedway on April 7th, and show the competition just how good this 21 year old "Freshman" on the AMA 250 GP circuit really is.
BRUCE LIND RACING LLC. and Thad Halsmer are supported by the following companies and individuals:
Dunlop Tires, Jim Allen
Silkolene Lubricants and Chemicals, Garry Gallagher
RC-Koshien Yamaha in Nishinomiya Japan, Nishigami-san
Nankai of Takamatsu, Sakakihara-san
I-90 Motorsports in Issaquah, Washington Nat Wilder
SpeedTune by AIM Racing Products, Steve Dahlstrom
EBC Brakes, Garry Gallagher
Barnett Clutches, Michael Taylor
Wasco Frame Service, Dick Wascher
VP Racing Fuels, Bruce
The Law Offices of Edith Bowler
Jun ichi Yanagihara of Magical Racing
Phil Shilling and Danny Coe