American Flat Track: Running Results From The New York Short Track (Updated With Main Event Results)

American Flat Track: Running Results From The New York Short Track (Updated With Main Event Results)

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

New York Short Track I/American Flat Track

Weedsport Speedway

Weedsport, New York

August 13, 2021

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

1. Bronson Bauman (Ind), 18.892

2. Briar Bauman (Ind), 19.017

3. Sammy Halbert (Ind), 19.078

4. Jared Mees (Ind), 19.081

5. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 19.118

6. Brandon Price (Ind), 19.142

7. Robert Pearson (Ind), 19.157

8. Davis Fisher (Ind), 19.175

9. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 19.188

10. JD Beach (Yam), 19.291

11. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 19.342

12. Larry Pegram (Ind), 19.435

13. James Rispoli (Har), 19.497

 

 

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

1. Trent Lowe (Suz), 18.991

2. Kevin Stollings (Hon), 19.059

3. Morgen Mischler (KTM), 19.116

4. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 19.151

5. Tanner Dean (Hon), 19.161

6. Max Whale (KTM), 19.230

7. Jordan Jean (Hon), 19.278

8. Michael Rush (Yam), 19.294

9. Henry Wiles (Hon), 19.302

10. Cole Zabala (Hon), 19.362

11. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 19.382

12. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), 19.386

13. Kasey Sciscoe (Hon), 19.399

14. Ferran Cardus (Suz), 19.407

15. Damon Ream (KTM), 19.459

16. Hunter Bauer (KTM), 19.470

17. Ryan Wells (Hon), 19.491

18. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 19.506

19. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 19.536

20. Billy Ross (KTM), 19.562

21. Ezra Brusky (Hon), 19.579

22. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), 19.654

23. Michael Lainhart (Hon), 19.677

24. Kody Kopp (Hon), 19.728

25. Jared Lowe (Hon), 19.769

26. Trent Pickle (Hus), 19.807

27. James Ott (KTM), 19.868

28. Tyler Raggio (Hon), 19.910

29. Ian Wolfe (Hon), 20.060

 

 

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

1. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), 19.435

2. Jeremiah Duffy (Kaw), 19.450

3. Cory Texter (Yam), 19.486

4. Danny Eslick (Kaw), 19.503

5. Ben Lowe (Har), 19.548

6. Dalton Gauthier (Har), 19.566

7. Chad Cose (Har), 19.567

8. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 19.573

9. Cameron Smith (Yam), 19.649

10. David Wiggin (Har), 19.664

11. Mitch Harvat (Kaw), 19.796

12. Kasey Sciscoe (Kaw), 19.837

13. Garret Wilson (Kaw), 20.135

14. Jeffery Lowery (Yam), 20.162

15. Dan Bromley (Yam), 20.163

16. Brandon Newman (Kaw), 20.552

17. Brock Schwarzenbacher (Kaw), 20.760

 

 

Astro Invitational Provisional Free Practice 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Charles Roberts (Bul), 19.831

2. Jackie Mitchell (Bul), 20.258

3. Lance Jones (Bul), 20.359

4. Henry Landry (Bul), 20.646

5. Kevin Varnes (Bul), 20.881

6. Roger Durkee (Bul), 21.280

7. Pete DeSantis (Bul), 21.474

8. Eric Dewitt (Bul), 24.484

 

 

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

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 19.092

2. Briar Bauman (Ind), 19.102

3. Sammy Halbert (Ind), 19.146

4. Bronson Bauman (Ind), 19.161

5. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 19.170

6. Davis Fisher (Ind), 19.189

7. Brandon Price (Ind), 19.240

8. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 19.273

9. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 19.296

10. Larry Pegram (Ind), 19.309

11. JD Beach (Yam), 19.320

12. Robert Pearson (Ind), 19.347

13. James Rispoli (Har), no time recorded

 

 

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

1. Kevin Stollings (Hon), 18.984

2. Ryan Wells (Hon), 19.160

3. Tanner Dean (Hon), 19.240

4. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), 19.288

5. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 19.320

6. Damon Ream (KTM), 19.339

7. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 19.348

8. Ferran Cardus (Suz), 19.349

9. Morgen Mischler (KTM), 19.388

10. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), 19.390

11. Cole Zabala (Hon), 19.415

12. Trent Lowe (Suz), 19.426

13. Kasey Sciscoe (Hon), 19.461

14. Henry Wiles (Hon), 19.467

15. Michael Rush (Yam), 19.502

16. Max Whale (KTM), 19.515

17. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 19.546

18. Jordan Jean (Hon), 19.573

19. Ezra Brusky (Hon), 19.575

20. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 19.583

21. Kody Kopp (Hon), 19.606

22. James Ott (KTM), 19.645

23. Michael Lainhart (Hon), 19.648

24. Hunter Bauer (KTM), 19.662

25. Tyler Raggio (Hon), 19.721

26. Billy Ross (KTM), 19.757

27. Jared Lowe (Hon), 19.852

28. Ian Wolfe (Hon), 19.919

29. Trent Pickle (Hus), no time recorded

 

 

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

1. Chad Cose (Har), 19.315

2. Dalton Gauthier (Har), 19.491

3. Ben Lowe (Har), 19.530

4. Dan Bromley (Yam), 19.551

5. Cameron Smith (Yam), 19.559

6. Cory Texter (Yam), 19.584

7. Mitch Harvat (Kaw), 19.687

8. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), 19.713

9. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 19.783

10. Danny Eslick (Kaw), 19.785

11. Kasey Sciscoe (Kaw), 19.818

12. Jeremiah Duffy (Kaw), 19.888

13. Jeffery Lowery (Yam), 19.911

14. David Wiggin (Har), 19.942

15. Garret Wilson (Kaw), 20.247

16. Brandon Newman (Kaw), 20.309

17. Brock Schwarzenbacher (Kaw), no time recorded

 

 

Astro Invitational Provisional Qualifying 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Henry Landry (Bul), 20.193

2. Charles Roberts (Bul), 20.197

3. Lance Jones (Bul), 20.200

4. Kevin Varnes (Bul), 20.265

5. Jackie Mitchell (Bul), 20.460

6. Pete DeSantis (Bul), 21.169

7. Roger Durkee (Bul), 21.171

8. Eric Dewitt (Bul), 24.761

 

 

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

1. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 18.951

2. Jared Mees (Ind), 19.006

3. Briar Bauman (Ind), 19.056

4. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 19.062

5. Larry Pegram (Ind), 19.082

6. Bronson Bauman (Ind), 19.115

7. Sammy Halbert (Ind), 19.131

8. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 19.224

9. Robert Pearson (Ind), 19.270

10. Davis Fisher (Ind), 19.279

11. Brandon Price (Ind), 19.327

12. JD Beach (Yam), 19.336

13. James Rispoli (Har), 19.639

 

 

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

1. Ryan Wells (Hon), 19.190

2. Kevin Stollings (Hon), 19.212

3. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), 19.260

4. Morgen Mischler (KTM), 19.283

5. Tanner Dean (Hon), 19.299

6. Trent Lowe (Suz), 19.302

7. Max Whale (KTM), 19.350

8. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 19.376

9. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 19.433

10. Kody Kopp (Hon), 19.438

11. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 19.479

12. Henry Wiles (Hon), 19.486

13. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), 19.492

14. Michael Rush (Yam), 19.506

15. Cole Zabala (Hon), 19.558

16. Ferran Cardus (Suz), 19.569

17. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 19.581

18. Damon Ream (KTM), 19.655

19. Hunter Bauer (KTM), 19.670

20. James Ott (KTM), 19.705

21. Michael Lainhart (Hon), 19.711

22. Tyler Raggio (Hon), 19.761

23. Kasey Sciscoe (Hon), 19.773

24. Ezra Brusky (Hon), 19.818

25. Jared Lowe (Hon), 19.845

26. Jordan Jean (Hon), 19.902

27. Billy Ross (KTM), 19.935

28. Ian Wolfe (Hon), 20.114

29. Trent Pickle (Hus), no time recorded

 

 

 

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

1. Dan Bromley (Yam), 19.504

2. Dalton Gauthier (Har), 19.558

3. Ben Lowe (Har), 19.633

4. Cory Texter (Yam), 19.650

5. Chad Cose (Har), 19.765

6. Jeremiah Duffy (Kaw), 19.825

7. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), 19.863

8. Danny Eslick (Kaw), 19.867

9. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 19.988

10. David Wiggin (Har), 20.003

11. Cameron Smith (Yam), 20.204

12. Brock Schwarzenbacher (Kaw), 20.256

13. Mitch Harvat (Kaw), 20.257

14. Kasey Sciscoe (Kaw), 20.307

15. Jeffery Lowery (Yam), 20.477

16. Brandon Newman (Kaw), 20.482

17. Garret Wilson (Kaw), 20.491

 

 

Astro Invitational Provisional Qualifying 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Charles Roberts (Bul), 20.454

2. Kevin Varnes (Bul), 20.519

3. Jackie Mitchell (Bul), 20.598

4. Henry Landry (Bul), 20.613

5. Lance Jones (Bul), 20.751

6. Pete DeSantis (Bul), 21.157

7. Roger Durkee (Bul), 23.242

8. Eric Dewitt (Bul), no time recorded

 

 

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

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 19.607

2. Sammy Halbert (Ind), 19.614

3. Briar Bauman (Ind), 19.653

4. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 19.732

5. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 19.852

6. Bronson Bauman (Ind), 19.881

7. Larry Pegram (Ind), 19.886

8. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 19.960

9. Robert Pearson (Ind), 19.961

10. Brandon Price (Ind), 19.986

11. James Rispoli (Har), 20.036

12. Davis Fisher (Ind), 20.062

13. JD Beach (Yam), 20.066

 

 

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

1. Briar Bauman (Ind), 8 laps

2. Sammy Halbert (Ind), -01.666 seconds

3. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -02.234

4. Brandon Price (Ind), -02.785

5. Robert Pearson (Ind), -03.611

6. James Rispoli (Har), -05.280

7. Larry Pegram (Ind), -8 laps

 

 

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

1. Bronson Bauman (Ind), 8 laps

2. Jared Mees (Ind), -00.328 seconds

3. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), -01.750

4. Davis Fisher (Ind), -02.037

5. JD Beach (Yam), -03.082

6. Kolby Carlile (Yam), -03.383

 

 

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

1. Dan Bromley (Yam), 8 laps

2. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -00.576 seconds

3. Jeffery Lowery (Yam), -01.925

4. Cameron Smith (Yam), -02.370

5. Chad Cose (Har), -02.731

6. Kasey Sciscoe (Kaw), -03.869

7. Mitch Harvat (Kaw), -04.348

8. Brandon Newman (Kaw), -04.996

9. Garret Wilson (Kaw), -06.130

 

 

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

1. Cory Texter (Yam), 8 laps

2. Dalton Gauthier (Har), -00.725 seconds

3. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), -02.056

4. Ben Lowe (Har), -02.600

5. Danny Eslick (Kaw), -03.934

6. Brock Schwarzenbacher (Kaw), -05.106

7. David Wiggin (Har), -05.132

8. Jeremiah Duffy (Kaw), -05.380

 

 

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

1. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 8 laps

2. Morgen Mischler (KTM), -00.050 seconds

3. Henry Wiles (Hon), -00.458

4. Tanner Dean (Hon), -00.680

5. Trevor Brunner (Hon), -00.997

6. Max Whale (KTM), -01.814

7. Kevin Stollings (Hon), -02.695

8. Cole Zabala (Hon), -02.990

9. Michael Rush (Yam), -04.347

10. Kody Kopp (Hon), -04.751

11. Tyler Raggio (Hon), -06.322

12. Jared Lowe (Hon), -06.717

13. Michael Lainhart (Hon), -07.438

14. Ezra Brusky (Hon), -8 laps

 

 

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

1. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), 8 laps

2. Ryan Wells (Hon), -00.523 seconds

3. Trent Lowe (Suz), -01.014

4. Damon Ream (KTM), -01.774

5. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), -01.907

6. Ferran Cardus (Suz), -01.919

7. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), -02.320

8. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), -02.552

9. Jordan Jean (Hon), -03.363

10. Billy Ross (KTM), -03.889

11. Kasey Sciscoe (Hon), -05.783

12. Ian Wolfe (Hon), -05.796

13. Hunter Bauer (KTM), -5 laps, -**.***

14. James Ott (KTM), -5 laps

 

 

Provisional Astro Invitational Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Charles Roberts (Bul), 8 laps

2. Kevin Varnes (Bul), -00.475 seconds

3. Jackie Mitchell (Bul), -00.487

4. Lance Jones (Bul), -02.909

5. Pete DeSantis (Bul), -03.940

6. Henry Landry (Bul), -6 laps, -**.***

7. Eric Dewitt (Bul), -6 laps, -**.**0

8. Roger Durkee (Bul), -8 laps

 

 

Provisional Mission SuperTwins MIssion Challenge Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Briar Bauman (Ind), 4 laps

2. Bronson Bauman (Ind), -00.190 seconds

3. Jared Mees (Ind), -00.290

4. Sammy Halbert (Ind), -4 laps

 

 

Provisional Astro Invitational Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Charles Roberts (Bul), 8 laps

2. Kevin Varnes (Bul), -00.475 seconds

3. Jackie Mitchell (Bul), -00.487

4. Lance Jones (Bul), -02.909

5. Pete DeSantis (Bul), -03.940

6. Henry Landry (Bul), -6 laps, -**.***

7. Eric Dewitt (Bul), -6 laps, -**.**0

8. Roger Durkee (Bul), -8 laps

 

 

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

1. Cory Texter (Yam), 21 laps

2. Cameron Smith (Yam), -00.732 seconds

3. Dalton Gauthier (Har), -06.037

4. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -06.668

5. Dan Bromley (Yam), -08.242

6. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), -12.203

7. Ben Lowe (Har), -12.242

8. Brock Schwarzenbacher (Kaw), -13.215

9. Danny Eslick (Kaw), -14.340

10. David Wiggin (Har), -15.270

11. Jeremiah Duffy (Kaw), -16.016

12. Jeffery Lowery (Yam), -16.247

13. Kasey Sciscoe (Kaw), -1 lap, -01.612

14. Brandon Newman (Kaw), -1 lap, -02.743

15. Chad Cose (Har), -1 lap, -03.279

16. Mitch Harvat (Kaw), -9 laps

 

 

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

1. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 21 laps

2. Trevor Brunner (Hon), -00.130 seconds

3. Morgen Mischler (KTM), -01.845

4. Trent Lowe (Suz), -03.157

5. Ferran Cardus (Suz), -03.200

6. Henry Wiles (Hon), -03.634

7. Max Whale (KTM), -05.346

8. Tanner Dean (Hon), -06.244

9. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), -06.952

10. Kevin Stollings (Hon), -07.509

11. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), -10.029

12. Ryan Wells (Hon), -11.023

13. Kody Kopp (Hon), -11.658

14. Cole Zabala (Hon), -13.283

15. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), -13.674

16. Damon Ream (KTM), -13.738

17. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), -1 lap, -04.219

 

 

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

1. Sammy Halbert (Ind), 32 laps

2. Briar Bauman (Ind), -00.178 seconds

3. Jared Mees (Ind), -05.082

4. Bronson Bauman (Ind), -05.389

5. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), -06.684

6. JD Beach (Yam), -07.296

7. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -08.779

8. Brandon Price (Ind), -09.091

9. Davis Fisher (Ind), -12.254

10. Kolby Carlile (Yam), -15.009

11. Robert Pearson (Ind), -17.968

12. James Rispoli (Har), -18.581

13. Larry Pegram (Ind), -32 laps

 

 

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

Halbert Holds Off Bauman to Take New York ST I

Daniels reignites the fire; Texter steadily increases points lead in AFT Production Twins.

 

Sammy Halbert (69) leads Briar Bauman (1) in the Mission AFT SuperTwins main event at New York Short Track I. Photo courtesy AFT.
Sammy Halbert (69) leads Briar Bauman (1) in the Mission AFT SuperTwins main event at New York Short Track I. Photo courtesy AFT.

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (August 13, 2021) – Sammy Halbert (No. 69 Coolbeth-Nila Racing Indian FTR750) beat the odds on multiple fronts to score an inspiring victory in the Mission Foods New York Short Track I presented by Mad Max Indian Motorcycle on Friday night at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York.

Already riding wounded after suffering a broken foot and missing multiple rounds earlier this season, Halbert was forced to sit out the evening’s Mission Challenge following a heavy fall as a result of being taken out in his Semi.

Despite it all, Halbert rose up to grab the lead away from double defending Grand National Champion Briar Bauman (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) two minutes into the 10-minute-plus-two-lap Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle Main Event.

Unsurprisingly, Bauman did not go away that easily. He instantly altered his lines to mimic Halbert’s and went into full-on Friday the 13th stalking mode for almost the entirety of the remainder of the race.

With less than 30 seconds on the clock, Bauman finally threw an attempt up the inside of Halbert, even as the Coolbeth-Nila Racing ace sat tight on the bottom line. The champ grabbed the advantage momentarily, but the combination of a big handful of throttle and ultra-slick surface nearly sent Bauman to the ground.

Halbert went right back by as a result, only to see Bauman return with a similar, albeit more measured strike. Still, Halbert had an answer and successfully countered yet again. He then rebuked any further attempts with some precision bike placement to the flag en route to his 15th career premier-class victory.

“That was awesome — I love it!” Halbert said. “I was fired up to say the least. I just had to focus in and be smart. He was trying those block passes on me and I just had to use my years of experience to keep it on the bottom and not let him get the best of me. I know he’s so aggressive going for these wins, so I did not give him an opening and we brought it home.”

Despite narrowly missing out on a third successive victory, Bauman still managed to expand his title lead to 33 points with seven races remaining.

Meanwhile, Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) ran down the resurgent Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City FTR750) and beat him to the line by 0.307 seconds to secure the final spot on the podium.

Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) came out on top of a four-way fight for fifth, out-dueling an impressive JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) as well as his Mission Roof Systems teammates Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) and Brandon Price (No. 92 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) for the position.

Davis Fisher (No. 67 BMC Racing/Dick Wall 60 Indian FTR750) and home-state hero Kolby Carlile (No. 36 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) rounded out the top ten.

AFT Singles

Reigning AFT Singles king Dallas Daniels (No. 1 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) scored a thrilling, last-lap victory over Trevor Brunner (No. 21 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) to reignite his title defense with aplomb.

Daniels spent the second half the race clawing his way back up to Brunner, who had somehow managed to eek away from an intense battle for the lead that also included the likes of Morgen Mischler (No. 13 Mission Roof Systems KTM 450 SX-F), Henry Wiles (No. 17 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R), Ferran Cardús (No. 377 Roof Systems of Dallas TX/Bullet Strong Racing RM-Z450) and Trent Lowe (No. 48 WBR/Suzuki Motor of America RM-Z450).

With the lines constantly evolving, the final laps saw Brunner and Daniels hugged low and tight and Mischler and Cardús circulating high and wide, all running with nearly equal efficiency. Just when Brunner looked to have a second-career Progressive AFT win within his grasp, Daniels made a last-gasp push to eliminate the distance to his one-time amateur foe.

With a lap-and-a-half to go, Daniels slid up the inside to steal a slight advantage. The two then took the white flag running side-by-side, but the Estenson Yamaha ace held the inside line and made it work to the checkered flag with 0.129 seconds to spare.

Afterward, Daniels said, “These last few weeks have been some of the toughest parts — just getting used to dealing with pressure and not having the finishes we want. (Team manager) Tommy Hayden told me the problem wasn’t going to fix itself, so I said, ‘All right, I’ve to go out there and do something about it.’ And that’s exactly what we did.”

Mischler railed his way to third — his sixth podium on the season and third third-place in succession — while Lowe snatched fourth away from weekend teammate Cardús at the stripe by 0.042 seconds.

Early leader Wiles faded to sixth, finishing one position ahead of championship leader Max Whale (No. 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE). The seventh-place finish marked the Aussie’s worst result of the season, allowing Daniels to close to within two points heading into tomorrow’s rematch.

AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines

Breakaway AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines title leader Cory Texter (No. 65 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing Yamaha MT-07) went wire-to-wire to notch up his fifth victory of the 2021 season.

Among his many strengths as a rider, perhaps the most consequential is Texter’s uncanny ability to bolt off the line and take the holeshot with regularity. He did so again on Friday night and leveraged the clear track to work up an immediate one-second gap. That ultimately proved vital in his efforts to deny a hard-charging Cameron Smith (No. 44 Fredericktown Yamaha/Richie Reynolds Racing MT-07) a maiden Progressive AFT win.

Despite starting with the last pick on Row 2, Smith made quick work of a talented group of pursuers that included Dalton Gauthier (No. 79 D&D Cycles/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R), Johnny Lewis (No. 10 Moto Anatomy X Powered by Royal Enfield Twins FT), and Dan Bromley (No. 62 Memphis Shades/Vinson Construction Yamaha MT-07).

He drove up the inside of Gauthier with over four-and-a-half minutes remaining to move into second and then set his sights on the escaping Texter. Over the next several minutes, Smith made up a fraction here and a fraction there. That hard work nearly positioned Smith within striking distance as the two opened the final lap with a group of lappers ahead.

Despite that promise of drama, Texter carved his way through without incident to climb back atop the podium following two consecutive third-place finishes.

“I’m just gonna dig,” Texter said. “I’m going to take advantage of every opportunity to get on the front row and get a holeshot. It was a technical track and I’m happy with this (win). It’s been a long few weeks since Port Royal, and I’m happy to be back up here.”

Gauthier gritted out a podium some six seconds in arrears. The Port Royal HM victor was in serious pain throughout the Main after catching his inside foot in a hole during his Semi but still managed to fight his way to third.

Fourth went to Lewis following a highly entertaining battle with Bromley that saw the two square each other up and trade positions just about every corner deep into the contest. Bromley fell off the chase for the position late and came home a lonely fifth.

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More, from a press release issued by Yamaha:

Daniels Comes Up Huge in New York Short Track I Triumph

Estenson Racing returned to the top of the Progressive American Flat Track podium with a perfectly timed victory courtesy of defending AFT Singles champion Dallas Daniels in last night’s New York Short Track I. Daniels’ triumph headlined an evening that also saw JD Beach score a highly competitive sixth-place result in the premier class. Kolby Carlile joined his Mission SuperTwins teammate inside the top-10. Mikey Rush cheered on his teammates after narrowly missing the AFT Singles Main Event.

Daniels demonstrated the heart of a champion at Weedsport Speedway. After enduring some uncharacteristically difficult race weekends in recent outings, the talented teenager was locked in and back to his best at Weedsport Speedway aboard his YZ450F. The reigning champion won his Semi and secured a strong starting position for the Main. Despite not enjoying an ideal launch, he drifted from the inside out, railing around the outside to slot into a four-way fight for the lead. Even as the preferred lines and riders in contention evolved dramatically throughout the race, Daniels was a constant near the front. Sitting in the runner-up position with the clock ticking away, he stepped up his game in crunch time. He rapidly closed in on the leader and then dove up the inside to grab the lead with just a lap-and-a-half remaining. The pair took the white flag running alongside one another, but Daniels had the superior line which he translated into his second victory of 2021. The clutch win also saw him move to within one point of the championship leader.

Beach showed a similar fighting spirit in the Mission SuperTwins Main Event. Back on his Yamaha MT-07 DT a couple of weeks after claiming a pair of sixth-place finishes on pavement aboard a Yamaha YZF-R1 in substitute MotoAmerica Superbike duty, he delivered an identical result on dirt. After struggling throughout the day on the venue’s ultra-slick surface, Beach found his groove when it mattered the most and charged forward throughout the Main. He systematically worked his way up from ninth and into a heated four-way scrap for fifth, which he would ultimately end in sixth.

Carlile got off to a great start in his Semi and was battling up front, but ultimately was shuffled back sixth. With a less than ideal grid spot in the Main Event, he clawed his way up the order as well. Eager to impress in front of his home-state fans, the New Yorker made the most of the challenging conditions to turn an early 12th-place ride into a top-10 result.

Rush also struggled in his quest to find traction on Friday night. The multi-time national race winner finished one spot out of a qualifying position in his Semi and has shifted his focus to Saturday’s rematch.

All four Estenson Racing riders will have another opportunity to impress on Saturday as the weekend doubleheader concludes with the New York Short Track II.

Tommy Hayden – Estenson Racing Team Manager

“It was a little bit of a mixed night for us tonight at Weedsport, but overall it was positive. Dallas bounced back with the win in the Singles class. He really needed that, and he closed right back in on the title chase, which is great to see after a rough outing at the last race. It was unfortunate for Mikey to not make the Main Event tonight, but that’s the beauty of a doubleheader; you get a quick turnaround for a chance to redeem yourself. We’ll figure something out with him for tomorrow, and he’ll get back up front where he belongs.

“On the Twins side of the team, it was an up and down day. We had a couple of strong practice sessions and a couple where we struggled. When it came time for the Main, JD really stepped up and improved his riding, and the guys made some tweaks to the bike. He had a really competitive Main Event battling not too far off the podium. That was good to see because this is not a track that suits us. Coming from the third row made it tough, but he rode a really good race. Kolby had a great practice, but we weren’t quite able to get him comfortable for the Main Event. We’re looking forward to tomorrow night, and hopefully, we can build on tonight and come back and improve even more.”

Dallas Daniels – Estenson Racing AFT Singles

“It was a great day here at Weedsport. The day started off actually pretty rough. We were way back in free practice, and it seemed like it was going to go the direction of Port Royal. I was sort of getting upset and down on myself, but we made some changes to the motorcycle, and we were pretty fast in qualifying, giving us a front-row start in the Semi. I won my Semi and was on pole for the Main Event, but I got a pretty terrible start and found myself in fourth or fifth and riding around in places I didn’t want to be. I finally got to my line and was able to put in some smooth, consistent laps. About halfway through, I had a really good line and just kept tracking down the leader. He got out to a pretty big lead, but I was able to catch him with about two laps to go. I think I only led one lap of the race, but it was the last one, so that’s all that matters.

“I want to give a big thanks to the whole Estenson Racing team. We had a really rough weekend at Port Royal. I’m not going to lie; these past two weeks trying to figure out how we’re going to fix this was probably one of the toughest moments in my young professional career. We kept working hard, my dad, my crew chief, James Hart, Tommy Hayden, and myself. We said we’re going to fix this problem because it’s not going to fix itself, and we went out and fixed it. We did everything we could, and it worked out in our favor. I want to thank those guys for sticking behind me and believing in me.”

JD Beach – Estenson Racing Mission SuperTwins

“The day started out a little rough. The way the track was made it really difficult for us. It kept changing every time we went out, so that made it hard to dial in a setup. As the night went on, it just kept getting slicker and slicker, but the team kept a good eye on it and made some really good calls on the setup for the Main. Starting on the third row is never easy, but we made the call to start on the outside to try and roll through the first corner. Before the race, I was checking out the track, and the high line didn’t look too bad, so I went right up there to try and make some moves. Then I saw riders on the bottom and moved down there. The track got so slick that it was really important to ride super easy and basically slow. So I just worked the bottom and kept moving forward and almost got fifth. Starting the day out qualifying second to last and working up to sixth is great for us and something to work off of for tomorrow.”

Kolby Carlile – Estenson Racing Mission SuperTwins

“Today started off pretty good. I was able to qualify eighth and stayed in eighth over a few sessions. I felt pretty good, and the times were pretty close to the front guys. In the Semi, I had a really good start and was running in second, but I just kind of went backward from there. We didn’t really make a lot of changes to the bike, and we struggled a little bit. I’m not really sure where we missed the mark, but I’m going to go home and get a good night’s sleep at my own house and come back tomorrow with a fresh mind and ready to do a lot better.”

Mikey Rush – Estenson Racing AFT Singles

“It was a tough day for sure. The track was pretty slick, and we struggled all day. We didn’t qualify that well and had to start from the third row in the Semi. That really put us behind on a track that was tough to make passes on, and we didn’t make the Main. We’re going to put tonight behind us and come back swinging tomorrow.”

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