American Flat Track: Running Results From The Dallas Half-Mile (Updated)

American Flat Track: Running Results From The Dallas Half-Mile (Updated)

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Progressive Insurance American Flat Track (AFT) Championship Series

Dallas Half-Mile

Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Mesquite, Texas

April 22, 2023

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

1. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 21.419

2. Jared Mees (Ind), 21.419

3. JD Beach (Yam), 21.468

4. Davis Fisher (Ind), 21.588

5. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 21.669

6. Briar Bauman (KTM), 21.837

7. Dan Bromley (Yam), 21.958

8. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 22.060

9. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 22.090

10. Brandon Price (Har), 22.100

11. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 22.105

12. Ben Lowe (Ind), 22.107

13. Billy Ross (Ind), 22.112

14. Ryan Wells (Roy), 22.116

15. Bronson Bauman (KTM), 22.135

16. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), 22.239

17. Scooter Vernon (Kaw), 22.352

18. Michael Hill (Kaw), 22.447

19. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 22.515

20. Cameron Smith (Yam), 22.557

21. Jordan Harris (KTM), 22.677

 

 

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

1. Trent Lowe (Hon), 21.462

2. Chase Saathoff (Hon), 21.647

3. James Ott (Hus), 21.802

4. Trevor Brunner (Yam), 21.849

5. Max Whale (KTM), 21.924

6. Chad Cose (Hus), 22.020

7. Travis Petton (KTM), 22.096

8. Tom Drane (Yam), 22.119

9. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), 22.122

10. Kody Kopp (KTM), 22.147

11. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 22.194

12. Morgen Mischler (Hon), 22.210

13. Andrew Luker (Yam), 22.212

14. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 22.224

15. Tarren Santero (Hon), 22.349

16. Dan Bromley (Yam), 22.373

17. Hunter Bauer (KTM), 22.409

18. Kevin Stollings (Hon), 22.442

19. Jared Lowe (Hon), 22.446

20. Justin Jones (KTM), 22.492

21. Cole Zabala (Hon), 22.492

22. Landen Smith (KTM), 22.498

23. Tanner Dean (KTM), 22.503

24. Declan Bender (KTM), 22.643

25. Tyler Raggio (Yam), 22.663

26. Damon Ream (KTM), 22.680

27. Logan McGrane (KTM), 22.697

28. Logan Eisenhard (KTM), 22.811

29. Clarke Morian (KTM), 22.891

30. Aidan Brown (Hon), 22.962

31. Cole Frederickson (Hon), 22.970

32. Olin Kissler (KTM), 23.031

33. Reece Pottorf (Hon), 23.051

34. Treygan Birdsong (Hon), 23.247

35. Christian Spurgeon (Hon), 23.255

36. Jess Reynolds (KTM), 23.301

37. Wyatt Vaughan (Hon), 23.342

38. Jacob Walter (Hon), 23.424

39. Jacob Cascio (Hon), 23.492

 

 

Royal Enfield Build. Train. Race. Provisional Free Practice 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Morgan Monroe (Roy), 24.643

2. Shasta L’Heureux (Roy), 25.321

3. Kenzie Luker (Roy), 25.434

4. Makenna Hiatt (Roy), 26.233

5. Morgan Piller (Roy), 27.224

6. Mia Reese (Roy), 27.901

7. Justine Marsh (Roy), 28.043

8. Anna Serena (Roy), 28.047

9. Moriah Hummer (Roy), 30.747

10. Zaria Martens (Roy), no time recorded

 

 

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

1. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 21.691

2. JD Beach (Yam), 21.869

3. Jared Mees (Ind), 21.905

4. Dan Bromley (Yam), 22.064

5. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 22.156

6. Davis Fisher (Ind), 22.161

7. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 22.278

8. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 22.326

9. Ryan Wells (Roy), 22.345

10. Billy Ross (Ind), 22.386

11. Briar Bauman (KTM), 22.483

12. Brandon Price (Har), 22.529

13. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 22.596

14. Bronson Bauman (KTM), 22.611

15. Ben Lowe (Ind), 22.682

16. Michael Hill (Kaw), 22.781

17. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 22.788

18. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), 22.822

19. Scooter Vernon (Kaw), 22.911

20. Cameron Smith (Yam), 23.091

21. Jordan Harris (KTM), no time recorded

 

 

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

1. Trent Lowe (Hon), 21.660

2. Trevor Brunner (Yam), 21.666

3. Chase Saathoff (Hon), 21.685

4. Max Whale (KTM), 21.817

5. James Ott (Hus), 21.854

6. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), 21.895

7. Kody Kopp (KTM), 22.015

8. Chad Cose (Hus), 22.017

9. Tom Drane (Yam), 22.058

10. Andrew Luker (Yam), 22.104

11. Dan Bromley (Yam), 22.108

12. Jared Lowe (Hon), 22.150

13. Travis Petton (KTM), 22.158

14. Cole Zabala (Hon), 22.204

15. Morgen Mischler (Hon), 22.208

16. Kevin Stollings (Hon), 22.224

17. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 22.260

18. Tarren Santero (Hon), 22.272

19. Justin Jones (KTM), 22.315

20. Tanner Dean (KTM), 22.393

21. Hunter Bauer (KTM), 22.396

22. Cole Frederickson (Hon), 22.471

23. Damon Ream (KTM), 22.497

24. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 22.504

25. Landen Smith (KTM), 22.520

26. Tyler Raggio (Yam), 22.526

27. Declan Bender (KTM), 22.547

28. Christian Spurgeon (Hon), 22.585

29. Clarke Morian (KTM), 22.656

30. Treygan Birdsong (Hon), 22.714

31. Olin Kissler (KTM), 22.728

32. Aidan Brown (Hon), 22.768

33. Logan Eisenhard (KTM), 22.771

34. Logan McGrane (KTM), 22.773

35. Reece Pottorf (Hon), 22.911

36. Jess Reynolds (KTM), 23.012

37. Jacob Cascio (Hon), 23.163

38. Wyatt Vaughan (Hon), 23.230

39. Jacob Walter (Hon), 23.394

 

 

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

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 21.782

2. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 21.847

3. JD Beach (Yam), 21.986

4. Davis Fisher (Ind), 21.987

5. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 22.023

6. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 22.171

7. Dan Bromley (Yam), 22.265

8. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 22.275

9. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 22.373

10. Brandon Price (Har), 22.373

11. Ben Lowe (Ind), 22.382

12. Briar Bauman (KTM), 22.480

13. Billy Ross (Ind), 22.543

14. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 22.637

15. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), 22.691

16. Bronson Bauman (KTM), 22.694

17. Ryan Wells (Roy), 22.719

18. Cameron Smith (Yam), 22.730

19. Scooter Vernon (Kaw), 22.842

20. Michael Hill (Kaw), 23.176

21. Jordan Harris (KTM), 23.689

 

 

Royal Enfield Build. Train. Race. Provisional Qualifying 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Morgan Monroe (Roy), 24.257

2. Zaria Martens (Roy), 24.794

3. Kenzie Luker (Roy), 24.984

4. Shasta L’Heureux (Roy), 25.023

5. Makenna Hiatt (Roy), 25.033

6. Morgan Piller (Roy), 26.690

7. Anna Serena (Roy), 26.929

8. Justine Marsh (Roy), 27.085

9. Mia Reese (Roy), 27.312

10. Moriah Hummer (Roy), no time recorded

 

 

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

1. James Ott (Hus), 21.750

2. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), 21.830

3. Chase Saathoff (Hon), 21.874

4. Trent Lowe (Hon), 21.877

5. Trevor Brunner (Yam), 21.928

6. Max Whale (KTM), 22.027

7. Tom Drane (Yam), 22.029

8. Morgen Mischler (Hon), 22.045

9. Travis Petton (KTM), 22.054

10. Chad Cose (Hus), 22.109

11. Justin Jones (KTM), 22.110

12. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 22.127

13. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 22.157

14. Kody Kopp (KTM), 22.161

15. Andrew Luker (Yam), 22.217

16. Tarren Santero (Hon), 22.257

17. Dan Bromley (Yam), 22.261

18. Kevin Stollings (Hon), 22.264

19. Jared Lowe (Hon), 22.340

20. Cole Zabala (Hon), 22.391

21. Hunter Bauer (KTM), 22.392

22. Cole Frederickson (Hon), 22.525

23. Landen Smith (KTM), 22.546

24. Clarke Morian (KTM), 22.557

25. Christian Spurgeon (Hon), 22.561

26. Olin Kissler (KTM), 22.667

27. Logan Eisenhard (KTM), 22.675

28. Tyler Raggio (Yam), 22.679

29. Logan McGrane (KTM), 22.811

30. Declan Bender (KTM), 22.818

31. Aidan Brown (Hon), 22.855

32. Damon Ream (KTM), 22.864

33. Treygan Birdsong (Hon), 22.865

34. Tanner Dean (KTM), 22.917

35. Reece Pottorf (Hon), 22.921

36. Jess Reynolds (KTM), 22.980

37. Jacob Cascio (Hon), 23.018

38. Wyatt Vaughan (Hon), 23.021

39. Jacob Walter (Hon), 23.243

 

 

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

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 21.815

2. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 21.817

3. JD Beach (Yam), 21.999

4. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 22.197

5. Davis Fisher (Ind), 22.232

6. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 22.349

7. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 22.382

8. Brandon Price (Har), 22.405

9. Ben Lowe (Ind), 22.417

10. Briar Bauman (KTM), 22.421

11. Dan Bromley (Yam), 22.484

12. Bronson Bauman (KTM), 22.519

13. Ryan Wells (Roy), 22.551

14. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 22.652

15. Billy Ross (Ind), 22.665

16. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 22.680

17. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), 22.724

18. Michael Hill (Kaw), 22.774

19. Cameron Smith (Yam), 22.785

20. Scooter Vernon (Kaw), 22.785

21. Jordan Harris (KTM), no time recorded

 

 

Provisional Royal Enfield Build. Train. Race. Heat Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Morgan Monroe (Roy), 5 laps

2. Kenzie Luker (Roy), -0.638 second

3. Zaria Martens (Roy), -4.514 seconds

4. Shasta L’Heureux (Roy), -4.627

5. Makenna Hiatt (Roy), -5.292

6. Morgan Piller (Roy), -12.850

7. Anna Serena (Roy), -13.420

8. Justine Marsh (Roy), -13.848

9. Mia Reese (Roy), -19.354

10. Moriah Hummer (Roy), -1 lap

 

 

Provisional Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Heat 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Chase Saathoff (Hon), 8 laps

2. Trent Lowe (Hon), -01.816 seconds

3. Kody Kopp (KTM), -02.491

4. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), -02.604

5. Max Whale (KTM), -02.664

6. Travis Petton (KTM), -04.113

7. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), -04.198

8. Dan Bromley (Yam), -04.728

9. Tom Drane (Yam), -04.929

10. Kevin Stollings (Hon), -05.184

11. Hunter Bauer (KTM), -05.327

12. Christian Spurgeon (Hon), -05.800

13. Landen Smith (KTM), -06.609

14. Logan Eisenhard (KTM), -06.623

15. Cole Frederickson (Hon), -07.545

16. Declan Bender (KTM), -08.469

 

 

Provisional Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Heat 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Morgen Mischler (Hon), 8 laps

2. Chad Cose (Hus), -00.206 second

3. Trevor Brunner (Yam), -00.361

4. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), -00.715

5. James Ott (Hus), -01.162 seconds

6. Justin Jones (KTM), -01.528

7. Tarren Santero (Hon), -01.967

8. Andrew Luker (Yam), -02.291

9. Tyler Raggio (Yam), -02.401

10. Clarke Morian (KTM), -02.525

11. Jared Lowe (Hon), -02.707

12. Damon Ream (KTM), -02.805

13. Treygan Birdsong (Hon), -03.436

14. Cole Zabala (Hon), -03.815

15. Tanner Dean (KTM), -04.292

16. Olin Kissler (KTM), -8 laps

 

 

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

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 8 laps

2. JD Beach (Yam), -01.509 seconds

3. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), -03.699

4. Dan Bromley (Yam), -03.783

5. Kolby Carlile (Yam), -04.143

6. Ben Lowe (Ind), -04.440

7. Bronson Bauman (KTM), -04.826

8. Ryan Wells (Roy), -07.262

9. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), -08.017

10. Michael Hill (Kaw), -09.702

11. Jordan Harris (KTM), -12.846

 

 

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

1. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 8 laps

2. Davis Fisher (Ind), -01.564 seconds

3. Briar Bauman (KTM), -02.170

4. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -02.465

5. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -05.509

6. Nick Armstrong (Yam), -06.441

7. Billy Ross (Ind), -07.097

8. Scooter Vernon (Kaw), -07.943

9. Brandon Price (Har), -08.331

10. Cameron Smith (Yam), -5 laps

 

 

Provisional Parts Unlimited AFT Singles LCQ Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Tom Drane (Yam), 8 laps

2. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), -00.200 seconds

3. Clarke Morian (KTM), -00.490

4. Andrew Luker (Yam), -00.731

5. Logan Eisenhard (KTM), -01.249

6. Tarren Santero (Hon), -01.366

7. Hunter Bauer (KTM), -01.436

8. Kevin Stollings (Hon), -01.747

9. Cole Zabala (Hon), -02.854

10. Jared Lowe (Hon), -03.274

11. Christian Spurgeon (Hon), -03.389

12. Declan Bender (KTM), -03.545

13. Tyler Raggio (Yam), -04.090

14. Damon Ream (KTM), -04.735

15. Landen Smith (KTM), -05.084

16. Treygan Birdsong (Hon), -06.264

17. Tanner Dean (KTM), -07.883

18. Cole Frederickson (Hon), -08.015

19. Olin Kissler (KTM), -08.643

20. Dan Bromley (Yam), -10.555

 

 

Provisional Mission SuperTwins LCQ Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Bronson Bauman (KTM), 8 laps

2. Ryan Wells (Roy), -02.689 seconds

3. Brandon Price (Har), -02.745

4. Billy Ross (Ind), -03.087

5. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), -05.825

6. Scooter Vernon (Kaw), -06.400

7. Michael Hill (Kaw), -06.487

8. Cameron Smith (Yam), -8 laps, DNF

9. Jordan Harris (KTM), -8 laps, DNF

 

 

Provisional Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda Challenge Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Chad Cose (Hus), 4 laps

2. Morgen Mischler (Hon), -00.098 second

3. Chase Saathoff (Hon), -00.155

4. Trent Lowe (Hon), -00.286

 

 

Provisional Mission SuperTwins Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 4 laps

2. Davis Fisher (Ind), -00.278 seconds

3. Jared Mees (Ind), -00.406

4. JD Beach (Yam), -01.476

 

 

Provisional Royal Enfield Build. Train. Race. Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Morgan Monroe (Roy), 8 laps

2. Kenzie Luker (Roy), -00.950 seconds

3. Zaria Martens (Roy), -01.222

4. Shasta L’Heureux (Roy), -07.211

5. Makenna Hiatt (Roy), -07.617

6. Anna Serena (Roy), -20.528

7. Morgan Piller (Roy), -21.926

8. Justine Marsh (Roy), -1 lap

9. Mia Reese (Roy), -1 lap, -09.431

10. Moriah Hummer (Roy), -1 lap, -10.600

 

 

Provisional Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Trent Lowe (Hon), 24 laps

2. Chase Saathoff (Hon), -01.244 seconds

3. Morgen Mischler (Hon), -01.541

4. Kody Kopp (KTM), -01.713

5. Max Whale (KTM), -02.474

6. Trevor Brunner (Yam), -04.464

7. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), -05.024

8. Chad Cose (Hus), -05.425

9. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), -05.875

10. Tom Drane (Yam), -06.115

11. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), -09.475

12. Tarren Santero (Hon), -10.743

13. Travis Petton (KTM), -13.581

14. Dan Bromley (Yam), -14.966

15. Clarke Morian (KTM), -15.605

16. Justin Jones (KTM), -16.034

17. Logan Eisenhard (KTM), -1 lap

18. James Ott (Hus), -7 laps, DNF

19. Andrew Luker (Yam), -10 laps, DNF

 

 

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

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 29 laps

2. Dallas Daniels (Yam), -01.107 seconds

3. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -06.199

4. Briar Bauman (KTM), -06.435

5. Davis Fisher (Ind), -08.158

6. Dan Bromley (Yam), -10.625

7. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), -11.601

8. Bronson Bauman (KTM), -15.600

9. Ben Lowe (Ind), -17.929

10. Kolby Carlile (Yam), -18.063

11. Brandon Price (Har), -22.383

12. Billy Ross (Ind), -1 lap

13. Michael Hill (Kaw), -1 lap, -06.104

14. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), -1 lap, -06.971

15. Scooter Vernon (Kaw), -1 lap, -15.386

16. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -3 laps

17. JD Beach (Yam), -7 laps, DNF

18. Nick Armstrong (Yam), -9 laps, DNF

19. Ryan Wells (Roy), -28 laps, DNF

 

 

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

Mees Adds to Half-Mile History with Dallas Half-Mile Triumph

 

Jared Mees (1). Photo by Tim Lester, courtesy AFT.
Jared Mees (1). Photo by Tim Lester, courtesy AFT.

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 22, 2023) – Reigning Grand National Champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Rogers Racing/SDI Racing FTR750) penned the latest chapter of a career of Half-Mile heroics with a victorious run in Saturday night’s Mission Dallas Half-Mile presented by Roof Systems at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

The premier-class king was one-fourth of an early scrap for the lead in the Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle Main Event, along with a trio of Yamaha-mounted challengers in JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT), Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT), and Dan Bromley (No. 62 Memphis Shades/Corbin/Vinson Construction Yamaha MT-07).

The opening stages of the contest proved to be a battle of extreme high and low lines. The high line showed itself to be the fast track up the order initially before giving way to a high-risk, high-reward tight-rope line at the bottom.

Just prior to half-distance, Mees and Daniels exploited that tricky low line to break free and settle into a rematch of their Senoia shootout. Meanwhile, Beach and Bromley fell into a five-rider fight for the final spot on the podium after being reeled in by the charging Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750), Davis Fisher (No. 67 Rackley Racing/Bob Lanphere’s BMC Racing Indian FTR750), and Briar Bauman (No. 3 Parts Plus/Jacob Companies KTM 890 Duke).

Daniels made a couple of determined attempts to zero in on Mees but never got quite close enough to make a serious attempt at an overtake. A small bobble on the part of Daniels with less than a minute remaining gave the champ a bit of breathing space. He was then ceded even more as his young rival called off the assault to accept second.

The triumph was the 34th Half-Mile win of Mees’ historic career, placing him just one shy of the all-time record held by Scott Parker.

Afterward, Mees said, “Honestly, this was one of the hardest races to win. Going into Turn 1 and through Turn 2, you had to be so delicate going into the corners. You had to hit your brake mark right, get your throttle position right, and if you messed it up, it screwed your whole momentum up. It was definitely a hard race to win.

“Hats off to my entire team. We had a little mess up in Arizona, but we came back pretty strong all day long.”

Adding to Mees’ big evening was the misfortune of Beach, who crashed out of podium contention and dropped from second to fourth in the championship standings in the process.

Robinson – who wasn’t even sure he’d be able to ride in Dallas after getting banged up in practice crashes at the previous two rounds – earned the final spot on the box. Bauman railed his way around the outside to climb to fourth in the end with Fisher behind in fifth.

Bromley ended his impressive run in sixth, while positions 7-10 were filled by Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 JMC Motorsports/Fairway Ford Indian FTR750), Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Fastrack Racing/2 Wheelz KTM 890 Duke), Ben Lowe (No. 25 Rackley Racing/Mission Foods Indian FTR750), and Kolby Carlile (No. 36 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing Yamaha MT-07), in that order.

Daniels continues to hold down the championship lead with 113 points in his pocket following his 1-1-2-2-2 start. Mees now ranks second with 96 points, while two-time champ Bauman (78) also edged ahead of Beach (76) for third.

Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER

Trent Lowe (No. 48 American Honda/Mission Foods CRF450R) can finally call himself a Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER Main Event winner after repeatedly knocking on the door of that landmark achievement for years.

Lowe’s maiden Progressive AFT victory headlined a race that represented a monumental reversal of fortune compared with the four that led into it.

After getting off to a slower-than-expected start to the season, the American Honda-backed Turner Racing team entered the day with just one podium between its talented trio of Lowe, Morgen Mischler (No. 13 American Honda/Mission Foods CRF450R), and Chase Saathoff (No. 88 American Honda/Mission Foods CRF450R).

They tripled that number in a single outing in Dallas after fighting back in furious fashion at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The three immediately went to the front and turned the first half of the race into a glorified poster shoot for the team, running side-by-side-by-side with the field struggling to stay in their wake.

Lowe eventually shook free while the pack closed in on second-placed Saathoff and third-placed Mischler, but they ultimately held strong to secure the podium lockout.

Lowe said, “I’m so happy, and I think the entire team is so happy – it’s going to be a party in our pit area tonight. The whole Turner Racing team pulled it together. We were kind of on the struggle bus at the beginning of the season, but we definitely made a big improvement on this one with the three of us on the podium. I can’t thank the team enough.”

Meanwhile, the championship’s usual suspects struggled mightily before finally coming good in the end. Defending champ Kody Kopp (No. 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F) ran as low as eighth, while Dalton Gauthier (No. 79 D&D Racing/Certified KTM 450 SX-F) and Max Whale (No. 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F) found themselves buried outside the top ten.

Kopp and Whale finally found their groove, weaving their way up through the field with Kopp earning fourth at the checkered flag, just 0.172 seconds short of the podium. Aussie Whale came home just behind his teammate, outdueling Trevor Brunner (No. 21 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) to complete the top five.

Meanwhile, Gauthier executed a charge of his own to finish in seventh, while Chad Cose (No. 49 1st Impressions Race Team/Husqvarna Racing FC450), Shayna Texter-Bauman (No. 52 Parts Plus/Jacob Companies KTM 450 SX-F) and Brunner’s Estenson Racing Yamaha teammate Tom Drane (No. 59 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) rounded out the top ten.

As a result, Kopp continues to lead a tight title fight over Gauthier (102-98) with Whale third (86) and Brunner fourth (78). Not surprisingly, the Turner Racing entrants made a big push in the rankings, as they are now positioned fifth (Saathoff – 76), sixth (Lowe – 57), and seventh (Mischler – 56) and still very much in the hunt.

Next Up:

The 2023 Progressive American Flat Track season will tackle its fourth and final Short Track of the year with its first-ever trip to Ventura Raceway in Ventura, California, for the inaugural Ventura Short Track on Saturday, May 6. Visit https://www.tixr.com/promoters/americanflattrack to secure your tickets today.

For those that can’t catch the live action from the circuit, FansChoice.tv is the live streaming home of Progressive AFT. Sign up now and catch every second of on-track action starting with Practice & Qualifying and ending with the Victory Podium at the end of the night at https://www.fanschoice.tv.

FOX Sports coverage of the Mission Dallas Half-Mile presented by Roof Systems, featuring in-depth features and thrilling onboard cameras, will premiere on FS1 on Sunday, April 30, at 11:00 a.m. ET (8:00 a.m. PT).

For more information on Progressive AFT visit https://www.americanflattrack.com.

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MotoAmerica: More From Brainerd International Raceway (Updated)

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ASRA: Coffey, Grasso, Jones, McKellar Win At Summit Point

Race results from Round Three of the ASRA National...

AHRMA: Team Obsolete Fielding Multiple Special Machines At NJMP

Team Obsolete is set to feature the ex-Renzo Pasolini...