American Flat Track: Running Results From The 74th Peoria TT (Updated Again)

American Flat Track: Running Results From The 74th Peoria TT (Updated Again)

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

American Flat Track

Peoria TT

Peoria, Illinois

August 21, 2021

AFT Mission SuperTwins Provisional Free Practice 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. JD Beach (Yam), 26.809

2. Briar Bauman (Ind), 26.869

3. Jared Mees (Ind), 26.880

4. Bronson Bauman (Ind), 27.109

5. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 27.170

6. Davis Fisher (Ind), 27.436

7. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 27.501

8. Robert Pearson (Ind), 27.682

9. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 27.755

10. James Rispoli (Har), 28.408

11. Sammy Halbert (Ind), 28.660

 

 

AFT Singles Provisional Free Practice 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Henry Wiles (Hon), 26.792

2. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), 26.826

3. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 26.831

4. Max Whale (KTM), 26.889

5. Kody Kopp (Hon), 27.242

6. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 27.259

7. Cole Zabala (Hon), 27.268

8. Michael Rush (Yam), 27.316

9. Ryan Wells (Hon), 27.419

10. Ferran Cardus (Hon), 27.446

11. Ryan Sipes (GAS), 27.657

12. Morgen Mischler (KTM), 27.691

13. Billy Ross (KTM), 27.862

14. Tanner Dean (Hon), 28.115

15. Blake Steinwagner (Hon), 28.259

16. Trent Lowe (Suz), 28.426

17. Jordan Jean (Hon), 28.436

18. Kasey Sciscoe (Hon), 28.441

19. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 28.495

20. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 28.528

21. Jared Lowe (Hon), 28.614

22. Hunter Bauer (KTM), 28.761

23. Ian Wolfe (Hon), 28.911

 

 

AFT Production Twins Provisional Free Practice 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Hayden Gillim (Har), 27.495

2. Dan Bromley (Yam), 27.903

3. Jesse Janisch (Har), 27.940

4. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 28.161

5. Ben Lowe (Yam), 28.162

6. Cory Texter (Yam), 28.456

7. Danny Eslick (Kaw), 28.541

8. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), 28.845

9. Chad Cose (Har), 28.979

10. Brock Schwarzenbacher (Kaw), 29.002

11. Cameron Smith (Yam), 29.330

12. Shelby Miller (Kaw), 29.574

 

 

AFT Mission SuperTwins Provisional Free Practice 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Briar Bauman (Ind), 26.861

2. JD Beach (Yam), 26.874

3. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 27.284

4. Jared Mees (Ind), 27.313

5. Bronson Bauman (Ind), 27.323

6. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 27.451

7. Davis Fisher (Ind), 27.613

8. Robert Pearson (Ind), 27.614

9. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 27.769

10. Sammy Halbert (Ind), 28.067

11. James Rispoli (Har), 28.158

 

 

AFT Singles Provisional Qualifying 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Henry Wiles (Hon), 26.366

2. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 26.614

3. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), 26.658

4. Max Whale (KTM), 26.719

5. Cole Zabala (Hon), 26.962

6. Kody Kopp (Hon), 26.965

7. Ryan Sipes (GAS), 27.020

8. Billy Ross (KTM), 27.195

9. Ferran Cardus (Hon), 27.224

10. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 27.352

11. Michael Rush (Yam), 27.422

12. Ryan Wells (Hon), 27.514

13. Morgen Mischler (KTM), 27.571

14. Tanner Dean (Hon), 27.682

15. Jordan Jean (Hon), 27.816

16. Jared Lowe (Hon), 27.942

17. Trent Lowe (Suz), 27.957

18. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 27.960

19. Kasey Sciscoe (Hon), 28.145

20. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 28.215

21. Blake Steinwagner (Hon), 28.390

22. Ian Wolfe (Hon), 28.408

23. Hunter Bauer (KTM), 28.494

 

 

AFT Production Twins Provisional Qualifying 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Hayden Gillim (Har), 26.939

2. Dan Bromley (Yam), 27.039

3. Jesse Janisch (Har), 27.175

4. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 27.194

5. Ben Lowe (Yam), 27.472

6. Danny Eslick (Kaw), 28.028

7. Cory Texter (Yam), 28.123

8. Chad Cose (Har), 28.183

9. Brock Schwarzenbacher (Kaw), 28.470

10. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), 28.897

11. Cameron Smith (Yam), 29.078

12. Shelby Miller (Kaw), 29.562

 

 

AFT Mission SuperTwins Provisional Qualifying 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. JD Beach (Yam), 26.229

2. Briar Bauman (Ind), 26.269

3. Bronson Bauman (Ind), 26.448

4. Jared Mees (Ind), 26.515

5. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 26.522

6. Robert Pearson (Ind), 26.703

7. Sammy Halbert (Ind), 26.920

8. Davis Fisher (Ind), 26.937

9. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 27.006

10. James Rispoli (Har), 27.135

11. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 27.145

 

 

AFT Singles Provisional Qualifying 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Henry Wiles (Hon), 26.367

2. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 26.496

3. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), 26.569

4. Cole Zabala (Hon), 26.758

5. Kody Kopp (Hon), 26.768

6. Michael Rush (Yam), 26.785

7. Max Whale (KTM), 26.788

8. Morgen Mischler (KTM), 26.834

9. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 26.957

10. Ryan Sipes (GAS), 27.185

11. Trent Lowe (Suz), 27.206

12. Ferran Cardus (Hon), 27.277

13. Ryan Wells (Hon), 27.369

14. Billy Ross (KTM), 27.426

15. Tanner Dean (Hon), 27.467

16. Jared Lowe (Hon), 27.530

17. Kasey Sciscoe (Hon), 27.563

18. Jordan Jean (Hon), 27.596

19. Hunter Bauer (KTM), 27.867

20. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 27.889

21. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 27.923

22. Blake Steinwagner (Hon), 28.119

23. Ian Wolfe (Hon), 28.270

 

 

AFT Production Twins Provisional Qualifying 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jesse Janisch (Har), 26.948

2. Hayden Gillim (Har), 27.093

3. Dan Bromley (Yam), 27.166

4. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 27.752

5. Cory Texter (Yam), 27.968

6. Chad Cose (Har), 28.044

7. Ben Lowe (Yam), 28.234

8. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), 28.635

9. Cameron Smith (Yam), 28.817

10. Shelby Miller (Kaw), 29.423

11. Brock Schwarzenbacher (Kaw), no time recorded

12. Danny Eslick (Kaw), no time recorded

 

 

AFT Mission SuperTwins Provisional Qualifying 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. JD Beach (Yam), 26.507

2. Briar Bauman (Ind), 26.690

3. Jared Mees (Ind), 26.735

4. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 26.742

5. Bronson Bauman (Ind), 26.949

6. Davis Fisher (Ind), 27.124

7. Sammy Halbert (Ind), 27.141

8. Robert Pearson (Ind), 27.155

9. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 27.351

10. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 27.533

11. James Rispoli (Har), 27.609

 

 

Provisional AFT Mission SuperTwins Semi 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. JD Beach (Yam), 8 laps

2. Sammy Halbert (Ind), -03.698 seconds

3. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), -04.243

4. Bronson Bauman (Ind), -04.364

5. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -07.196

6. Kolby Carlile (Yam), -09.038

 

 

Provisional AFT Mission SuperTwins Semi 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Briar Bauman (Ind), 8 laps

2. Jared Mees (Ind), -01.101 seconds

3. Davis Fisher (Ind), -05.966

4. James Rispoli (Har), -07.911

5. Robert Pearson (Ind), -13.637

 

 

Provisional AFT Production Twins Semi 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Hayden Gillim (Har), 8 laps

2. Ben Lowe (Yam), -01.661 seconds

3. Dan Bromley (Yam), -05.676

4. Danny Eslick (Kaw), -06.166

5. Cameron Smith (Yam), -07.046

6. Brock Schwarzenbacher (Kaw), -07.912

 

 

Provisional AFT Production Twins Semi 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jesse Janisch (Har), 8 laps

2. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -00.609 seconds

3. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), -06.681

4. Chad Cose (Har), -09.005

5. Cory Texter (Yam), -7 laps

 

 

Provisional AFT Singles Semi 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Henry Wiles (Hon), 8 laps

2. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), -00.205 seconds

3. Cole Zabala (Hon), -04.463

4. Ferran Cardus (Hon), -06.063

5. Michael Rush (Yam), -06.333

6. Trevor Brunner (Hon), -06.520

7. Billy Ross (KTM), -07.887

8. Tanner Dean (Hon), -09.407

9. Kasey Sciscoe (Hon), -10.490

10. Hunter Bauer (KTM), -13.507

11. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), -16.553

 

 

Provisional AFT Singles Semi 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 8 laps

2. Max Whale (KTM), -03.079 seconds

3. Kody Kopp (Hon), -04.528

4. Morgen Mischler (KTM), -05.567

5. Ryan Sipes (GAS), -06.054

6. Trent Lowe (Suz), -06.532

7. Ryan Wells (Hon), -08.985

8. Jordan Jean (Hon), -09.873

9. Jared Lowe (Hon), -10.330

10. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), -13.116

11. Blake Steinwagner (Hon), -14.084

 

 

Provisional AFT Mission SuperTwins Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. JD Beach (Yam), 25 laps

2. Briar Bauman (Ind), -3.210 seconds

3. Jared Mees (Ind), -6.823

4. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), -7.633

5. Robert Pearson (Ind), -26.283

6. Davis Fisher (Ind), -1 lap, -01.315

7. Kolby Carlile (Yam), -1 lap, -01.340

8. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -1 lap, -04.767

9. Bronson Bauman (Ind), -1 lap, -05.857

10. James Rispoli (Har), -1 lap, -16.070

11. Sammy Halbert (Ind), -1 lap, -19.030

 

 

Provisional AFT Production Twins Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Dan Bromley (Yam), 20 laps

2. Ben Lowe (Yam), -00.736 seconds

3. Jesse Janisch (Har), -03.601

4. Hayden Gillim (Har), -10.657

5. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -18.220

6. Cory Texter (Yam), -1 lap, -01.861

7. Danny Eslick (Kaw), -1 lap, -08.520

8. Chad Cose (Har), -1 lap, -20.724

9. Brock Schwarzenbacher (Kaw), -1 lap, -23.239

10. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), -19 laps

11. Cameron Smith (Yam), DQ, failed anti-doping test

 

Revised AFT Singles Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Max Whale (KTM), 13 laps

2. Cole Zabala (Hon), -0.313 second

3. Ferran Cardus (Hon), -2.005

4. Ryan Sipes (GAS), -2.745

5. Morgen Mischler (KTM), -3.098

6. Michael Rush (Yam), -3.270

7. Billy Ross (KTM), -5.165

8. Jared Lowe (Hon), -5.679

9. Kody Kopp (Hon), -5.770

10. Tanner Dean (Hon), -6.698

11. Trent Lowe (Suz), -7.966

12. Jordan Jean (Hon), -8.923

13. Trevor Brunner (Hon)

14. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), -7 laps

15. Ryan Wells (Hon), -7 laps

16. Dallas Daniels (Yam), -8 laps

17. Henry Wiles (Hon), DQ, failed anti-doping test

 

 

More, from a press release issued by American Flat Track:

Beach Reigns, Wiles Streaks at 74th Peoria TT

Dan Bromley marks first victory in AFT Production Twins.

 

JD Beach (95). Photo courtesy AFT.
JD Beach (95). Photo courtesy AFT.

 

PEORIA, Ill. (August 21, 2021) – JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) added a  highlight achievement to his lengthy list of racing accomplishments, winning the 74th Law Tigers Peoria TT presented by Country Saloon at PMC Race Park in Peoria, Illinois, on Saturday afternoon.

Beach came into the weekend with the reputation as one of the very best TT riders in the Progressive American Flat Track paddock. That reputation was well-earned; he boasted three victories in the most recent four Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle TT Main Events, with a third-place finish in the 2019 Peoria TT standing the only blemish on that record. The ultra-versatile Beach got his revenge today, brushing off the race-long pressure applied by the ‘19 winner, reigning Grand National Champion Briar Bauman (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750), to earn one of the most coveted checkered flags in the sport.

Beach made quick work of holeshot winner Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) and then fully exploited the temporary head start he held over Bauman, who made an identical move up the inside of Mees in Turn 2 just over a minute later. That short minute, however, provided Beach with the time to accumulate an early 1.123-second advantage.

Bauman stalked his way up toward Beach as the race developed. He cut the advantage to 0.837 as they took the halfway flags and then further decreased the difference to 0.509 with two minute to go. And that gap promised to evaporate to nothing when the leaders ran up the backside of a big pack of lappers just when the clock dipped under the one-minute-to-go mark.

However, a couple minor miscues on the part of Bauman allowed Beach to knife through unchallenged, spoiling any last-lap plans the champ may have formulated during his pursuit.

After securing his fourth career premier-class victory, Beach said, “I just trusted the bike and the team, and it was a lot of fun. For me and the team, it’s nice because we’ve one ‘Super TTs’ and these one-off races, but to win a real flat track race feels great. We had an awesome day and to end it like this is great.”

Mees appeared to be on the wane after being passed by Beach and Bauman, also surrendering third place to Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) a few minutes later. However, the factory Indian ace regrouped and took the position back to end the race on the podium. That determined effort may prove important; Bauman now leads Mees by 25 points (217-192) with a critically important stretch of four consecutive Miles looming on the horizon.

Vanderkooi, meanwhile, upped his top-five streak to nine in fourth, while Robert Pearson (No. 27 Rackley Racing/John Franklin Indian FTR750) came out on top of a huge multi-rider slugfest for fifth.

AFT Singles

The AFT Singles Main Event was arguably the most anticipated of the weekend, with “King” Henry Wiles (No. 17 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) and his 14-race Peoria win streak set to square off with reigning champion and fellow Peoria genius Dallas Daniels (No. 1 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F). In fact, a rain delay and subsequent schedule reshuffle even moved the class Main Event to the end-of-the-program slot customarily reserved for Mission SuperTwins.

The hype only intensified after Wiles and Daniels won their Semis, while Brandon Kitchen (No. 105 Husqvarna Motorcycles/Vance & Hines Husqvarna FC450) added the spice of a potential spoiler, flashing Wiles-bettering speed in the lead-up to the Main.

However, the Main Event provided even more drama than anyone expected (or wanted). Daniels took the holeshot and immediately built up a small gap from Wiles. However, the race had barely gotten underway when the Estenson Racing prodigy nearly lost the jump landing from the front, veering into the wet grass and crashing to the ground.

Kitchen was the next to go down; he fell hard from second-place in the same area with his bike tumbling over the fence and into the creek, bringing out the red flag.

A lap down and starting from the back of the field, Daniels ripped past half the field following the restart. Unfortunately, his day soon took an even worse turn. A massive headshake suffered while pulling away a tear-off sent him over the bars at speed on the front straight, forcing yet another stoppage.

Wiles continued to control the race up front all the while, assembling his third big gap of the race before a last-lap red flag following a Trevor Brunner (No. 21 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) crash brought the Main to a conclusion.

Now with a 15-race Peoria TT win streak to his name, the triumphant Wiles said, “We gutted it out today. It was a bummer to see Dallas go down… He had a little gap on me. I came in here just praying today and thanking God for all my blessings because I’ve had so many of them just at this track alone. I was getting a little emotional coming in here, and it almost seemed like fate that I made that little mistake before Daniels went off the track over there. It was definitely interesting on how things worked out. I really hope everybody who fell is okay.”

Perhaps the biggest winner on the day was Max Whale (No. 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE). What originally looked to be a task of damage minimization ended with a runner-up result after Whale outdueled Wiles’ teammates, Cole Zabala (No. 51 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) and Brunner.

As a result, Whale leapt from two points back to 16 up on Daniels (196-180) with just five races remaining.

Zabala rounded out the podium with Brunner being credited in fourth despite his late crash.

Behind, Ferran Cardús (No. 377 Roof Systems of Dallas/Bullet Strong Racing Honda CRF450R) came out on top of a scrap with fellow high-profile wild card Ryan Sipes (No. 264 Red Bull/Troy Lee Designs GASGAS MC450F) to complete the top five.

AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines

2018 AFT Singles champion Dan Bromley (No. 62 Memphis Shades/Vinson Construction Yamaha MT-07) scored his maiden AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines victory in a charging performance at Peoria.

The Pennsylvanian worked his way up from an early fourth to chase down race-long leader Ben Lowe (No. 25 Mission Roof Systems Yamaha MT-07), finally executing the race’s decisive maneuver entering Turn 1 with just five seconds (plus two laps) remaining on the clock.

Much of the pre-race talk revolved around the fact that Vance & Hines drafted in a pair of TT titans in Hayden Gillim (No. 59 D&D Cycles/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R) and Jesse Janisch (No. 96 Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R) to fill-in for the injured Dalton Gauthier (No. 79 D&D Cycles/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R). A 1-2 for the super subs seemed like not only a possibility but a probability after they powered to victories in their respective Semifinals.

However, their threatening presence actually turned out to be a boon for Bromley. In the end, the duo finished third (Janisch) and fourth (Gillim), providing an additional points buffer between third-ranked Bromley and championship leader Cory Texter (No. 65 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing MT-07).

Texter, meanwhile, had his work cut out for him from the jump. While clutch issues in his Semi forced him to start from the back, he still managed to battle his way up to sixth at the checkered flag. Ultimately, that allowed him to extend his points advantage to nearly two full races (49 points) over Gauthier.

Bromley, who is just five points further adrift, said, “I knew coming in here this was going to be one of the most physically demanding tracks. I tried training as hard as I could and my mechanic, Nick Henderson, was sending me motivational speeches, books, everything, just to try to get me in the right mindset.

The coolest thing was, for me, the rougher the track and the harder I rode, the easier it was. Toward the end of the race, every lap I caught Ben by about five feet. A lapper held him up a little bit and I was able to capitalize on that. I came through on the next lap and was able to get the win. To be up here is amazing.”

Lima winner Johnny Lewis (No. 10 Moto Anatomy X Powered by Royal Enfield Twins FT) came home between Gillim and Texter to round out the top five.

The Law Tigers Peoria TT presented by Country Saloon will premiere on NBCSN on Sunday, August 29, at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT, featuring exclusive features and cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage.

Next Up:

From one legendary race weekend to another without even leaving the state borders; Progressive American Flat Track will next travel to Springfield, Illinois for a massive double-doubleheader. On Friday, September 3, the AFT Singles will pack in two complete rounds in one evening for the Springfield Short Track Doubleheader. And then the twin-cylinder machines will challenge the epic Mile course for the Memphis Shades Springfield Mile I presented by Law Tigers on Saturday, September 4, and the Memphis Shades Springfield Mile II presented by Law Tigers on Sunday, September 5. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.americanflattrack.com/events/2021/view/springfield-short-track-doubleheader and https://www.americanflattrack.com/events/2021/view/springfield-mile-i-2021. For those viewing from home, live coverage will be available on any device for only $1.99 a month via TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.

For more information, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com.

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