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

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

© 2020, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Springfield ST/American Flat Track
Illinois State Fairgrounds
Springfield, Illinois
September 4, 2020
AFT Singles Provisional Free Practice 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), 14.184 seconds

2. Andrew Luker (Yam), 14.205

3. Cameron Smith (Hon), 14.217

4. Aidan RoosEvans (Yam), 14.276

5. Hunter Taylor (Hon), 14.282

6. Morgen Mischler (KTM), 14.302

7. Blake Lomas (Hon), 14.315

8. Blake Steinwagner (Hon), 14.377

9. Jacob Lehmann (Hon), 14.385

10. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 14.421

11. Jesse Janisch (Hus), 14.441

12. Henry Wiles (Hon), 14.454

13. Justin Jones (Hon), 14.482

14. Jordan Jean (Hon), 14.513

15. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 14.515

16. Max Whale (Kaw), 14.522

17. Dawson Schieffer (Yam), 14.534

18. Brandon Kitchen (KTM), 14.538

19. Dylan Bell (Hon), 14.551

20. Kyler Adams (KTM), 14.586

21. Trent Lowe (Hon), 14.607

22. Kevin Stollings (Hon), 14.619

23. Chad Cose (Suz), 14.624

24. Dylan Morin (Kaw), 14.657

25. Cole Zabala (Hon), 14.671

26. James Ott (KTM), 14.689

27. Michael Rush (Yam), 14.698

28. Kasey Sciscoe (Yam), 14.852

29. Ryan Sipes (KTM), 14.884

30. Aaron Kennedy (Hon), 14.891

31. Jayson Bloss (KTM), 14.906

32. Ryan Wells (KTM), 14.920

33. Tanner Dean (Hon), 14.969

34. Shayna Texter (KTM), 14.978

35. Shelby Miller (Hon), 15.117

36. Scott Barrett (Hon), 15.802



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

1. Jesse Janisch (Hus), 14.175 seconds

2. Aidan RoosEvans (Yam), 14.188

3. Jacob Lehmann (Hon), 14.205

4. Morgen Mischler (KTM), 14.235

5. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 14.271

6. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), 14.289

7. Blake Lomas (Hon), 14.293

8. Brandon Kitchen (KTM), 14.293

9. Dawson Schieffer (Yam), 14.295

10. Michael Rush (Yam), 14.325

11. Andrew Luker (Yam), 14.352

12. Cameron Smith (Hon), 14.357

13. Justin Jones (Hon), 14.359

14. Dylan Bell (Hon), 14.359

15. Henry Wiles (Hon), 14.363

16. Kyler Adams (KTM), 14.376

17. Max Whale (Kaw), 14.379

18. Blake Steinwagner (Hon), 14.417

19. Ryan Sipes (KTM), 14.454

20. Kevin Stollings (Hon), 14.457

21. James Ott (KTM), 14.473

22. Hunter Taylor (Hon), 14.489

23. Tanner Dean (Hon), 14.494

24. Jordan Jean (Hon), 14.497

25. Chad Cose (Suz), 14.500

26. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 14.521

27. Cole Zabala (Hon), 14.521

28. Dylan Morin (Kaw), 14.548

29. Jayson Bloss (KTM), 14.552

30. Kasey Sciscoe (Yam), 14.581

31. Shayna Texter (KTM), 14.618

32. Ryan Wells (KTM), 14.687

33. Shelby Miller (Hon), 14.724

34. Trent Lowe (Hon), 14.739

35. Aaron Kennedy (Hon), 14.791

36. Scott Barrett (Hon), 15.506



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

1. Jacob Lehmann (Hon), 14.109 seconds

2. Brandon Kitchen (KTM), 14.147

3. Max Whale (Kaw), 14.153

4. Morgen Mischler (KTM), 14.162

5. Henry Wiles (Hon), 14.173

6. Michael Rush (Yam), 14.178

7. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 14.179

8. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), 14.218

9. Andrew Luker (Yam), 14.222

10. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 14.251

11. Trent Lowe (Hon), 14.288

12. Cameron Smith (Hon), 14.294

13. Tanner Dean (Hon), 14.311

14. Justin Jones (Hon), 14.337

15. James Ott (KTM), 14.366

16. Aidan RoosEvans (Yam), 14.384

17. Dylan Bell (Hon), 14.391

18. Jesse Janisch (Hus), 14.406

19. Kevin Stollings (Hon), 14.425

20. Cole Zabala (Hon), 14.445

21. Ryan Wells (KTM), 14.450

22. Shayna Texter (KTM), 14.463

23. Blake Steinwagner (Hon), 14.483

24. Dawson Schieffer (Yam), 14.490

25. Jordan Jean (Hon), 14.517

26. Chad Cose (Suz), 14.521

27. Hunter Taylor (Hon), 14.561

28. Kyler Adams (KTM), 14.572

29. Blake Lomas (Hon), 14.638

30. Ryan Sipes (KTM), 14.726

31. Dylan Morin (Kaw), 14.728

32. Jayson Bloss (KTM), 14.812

33. Kasey Sciscoe (Yam), 14.855

34. Aaron Kennedy (Hon), 15.007

35. Shelby Miller (Hon), 15.069

36. Scott Barrett (Hon), 15.604



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

1. Michael Rush (Yam), 8 laps

2. Max Whale (Kaw), -1.448 seconds

3. Jacob Lehmann (Hon), -1.682

4. Henry Wiles (Hon), -2.598

5. Cameron Smith (Hon), -3.237

6. Aidan RoosEvans (Yam), -3.634

7. Trent Lowe (Hon), -4.052

8. Tanner Dean (Hon), -4.704

9. Kevin Stollings (Hon), -4.765

10. Andrew Luker (Yam), -5.622

11. Dylan Bell (Hon), -5.633

12. Ryan Wells (KTM), -5.849

13. Kyler Adams (KTM), -6.854

14. Shayna Texter (KTM), -7.288

15. Dylan Morin (Kaw), -8.148

16. Jordan Jean (Hon), -8.552



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

1. Brandon Kitchen (KTM), 8 laps

2. Morgen Mischler (KTM), -0.726 second

3. Dallas Daniels (Yam), -1.916 seconds

4. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), -2.221

5. Jesse Janisch (Hus), -2.295

6. Trevor Brunner (Hon), -2.713

7. Cole Zabala (Hon), -3.497

8. Chad Cose (Suz), -3.711

9. Justin Jones (Hon), -3.778

10. Dawson Schieffer (Yam), -4.555

11. Blake Lomas (Hon), -4.774

12. James Ott (KTM), -5.173

13. Jayson Bloss (KTM), -11.429

14. Blake Steinwagner (Hon), -1 lap, -06.839

15. Hunter Taylor (Hon), -2 laps

16. Ryan Sipes (KTM), -8 laps



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

1. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 27 laps

2. Henry Wiles (Hon), -0.645 second

3. Morgen Mischler (KTM), -1.739 seconds

4. Max Whale (Kaw), -1.967

5. Trent Lowe (Hon), -4.899

6. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), -4.934

7. Jacob Lehmann (Hon), -5.540

8. Aidan RoosEvans (Yam), -6.416

9. Cameron Smith (Hon), -6.568

10. Trevor Brunner (Hon), -6.987

11. Tanner Dean (Hon), -7.051

12. Brandon Kitchen (KTM), -7.824

13. Michael Rush (Yam), -8.048

14. Jesse Janisch (Hus), -8.747

15. Chad Cose (Suz), -10.558

16. Shayna Texter (KTM), -11.344

17. Cole Zabala (Hon), -19.592



Provisional AFT Singles Semi 3 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 8 laps

2. Dallas Daniels (Yam), -1.268 seconds

3. Henry Wiles (Hon), -2.058

4. Jacob Lehmann (Hon), -2.213

5. Trent Lowe (Hon), -2.512

6. Morgen Mischler (KTM), -2.638

7. Aidan RoosEvans (Yam), -3.640

8. Cole Zabala (Hon), -4.008

9. Ryan Wells (KTM), -4.337

10. James Ott (KTM), -5.540

11. Hunter Taylor (Hon), -6.388

12. Tanner Dean (Hon), -6.463

13. Kyler Adams (KTM), -7.313

14. Dawson Schieffer (Yam), -7.728

15. Jordan Jean (Hon), -9.752

16. Jayson Bloss (KTM), -9.990



Provisional AFT Singles Semi 4 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Michael Rush (Yam), 8 laps

2. Max Whale (Kaw), -1.126 seconds

3. Jesse Janisch (Hus), -2.336

4. Cameron Smith (Hon), -2.600

5. Andrew Luker (Yam), -2.975

6. Brandon Kitchen (KTM), -3.221

7. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), -3.379

8. Kevin Stollings (Hon), -3.844

9. Justin Jones (Hon), -4.162

10. Chad Cose (Suz), -4.714

11. Shayna Texter (KTM), -6.106

12. Dylan Morin (Kaw), -7.197

13. Blake Steinwagner (Hon), -2 laps

14. Blake Lomas (Hon), -8 laps

15. Dylan Bell (Hon), -8 laps

16. Ryan Sipes (KTM), -8 laps



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

1. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 27 laps

2. Henry Wiles (Hon), -1.354 seconds

3. Max Whale (Kaw), -2.404

4. Michael Rush (Yam), -2.712

5. Dallas Daniels (Yam), -4.253

6. Andrew Luker (Yam), -4.603

7. Jacob Lehmann (Hon), -4.884

8. Trent Lowe (Hon), -8.058

9. Cole Zabala (Hon), -8.113

10. Brandon Kitchen (KTM), -8.629

11. Cameron Smith (Hon), -8.681

12. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), -9.961

13. Morgen Mischler (KTM), -10.232

14. Aidan RoosEvans (Yam), -13.254

15. Kevin Stollings (Hon), -1 lap

16. Chad Cose (Suz), -1 lap, -6.846

17. Jesse Janisch (Hus), -21 laps, DNF



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

Rising Stars Daniels and Brunner Share Springfield Short Track Honors

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 4, 2020) – Two of American Flat Track’s brightest rising stars — Dallas Daniels and Trevor Brunner — outshone their vastly more experienced rivals in Friday’s thrilling one-night AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Springfield Short Track doubleheader at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.

Main Event 1


Dallas Daniels (32) and Henry Wiles (17) battle in Springfield Short Track I. Photo courtesy AFT.
Dallas Daniels (32) and Henry Wiles (17) battle in Springfield Short Track I. Photo courtesy AFT.


Perhaps the most anticipated showdown of the 2020 AFT Singles season in the pre-pandemic age was Henry Wiles (No. 17 RMR Honda/Honda Talon CRF450R) versus Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) at the Peoria TT. Even though COVID-19 made that an impossibility this year, American Flat Track fans were provided a most worthy alternative as the two waged an epic battle just an hour down the road in Springfield.

However, for the bulk of the race, Mikey Rush (No. 15 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) seemed set to relegate their scrap to one for second place.

Expertly exploiting the ST skills that made him a winner in the discipline in both the premier class and at the AFT Singles level, Rush executed a couple quick moves to take control of the race in its opening stages. He then rode with teammate Daniels in formation behind him.

The two looked to power their way to an easy Estenson 1-2 before their getaway was cut short by a red flag with four minutes remaining on the clock. That development provided bonafide Short Track legend Wiles with another shot at the win. Wiles had raced forward all evening after starting his Semi from dead last, and the stoppage allowed him to reset from third, lining up just inches behind Rush and Daniels.

While Wiles took full advantage and pounced on Daniels immediately, Rush was simply too strong; the 2019 class runner-up more than had the measure of the field in terms of raw speed. He blasted off and ripped open a multi-second gap… at least until he lost that imposing advantage with just over one minute remaining on the clock.

Wiles inherited the lead following Rush’s mishap in Turn 2 and was well positioned to translate it into victory until Daniels pulled out a late strike. The second-year ace reeled in the veteran superstar and slid underneath him with just 12 seconds (+ two short laps) remaining to decide the race.

Once through, Daniels instantly opened up some breathing space and secured the checkered flag with 0.644 seconds to spare.

Afterward, Daniels said, “It was kind of a crazy race with the red flag while me and my teammate were running 1-2. It sucks that (Rush) went down. He was going away with it; honestly, I don’t think I could have caught him. I was running third and Henry was kind of going away, so I got into second as quick as I could. I settled in and saw I was kind of catching him, so I knew I had to go for it. I put my head down and caught him with about two laps to go. It feels good.

“Thanks to the whole Estenson Monster Energy Yamaha team. Those guys are busting their tails. We’ve kind of had a rough start to the year — I say that even though I’m the first double winner. But we’ll never give up, and we’ll just keep working.”

Morgen Mischler (No. 13 Roof Systems DFW/Duffy Fleet Services KTM 450 SX-F) held off Max Whale (No. 18 Coondoo Cattle Co./Australian Road Services Kawasaki KX450F) to claim the final spot on the box. Trent Lowe (No. 48 Roof Systems of Dallas/Shoei Helmets Honda CRF450R) rounded out the top five.

Rush remounted to finish in 13th.

Main Event 2


Trevor Brunner (211). Photo courtesy AFT.
Trevor Brunner (211). Photo courtesy AFT.


All eyes were on polesitter Rush with the expectation that he might just take out his frustrations on the field in Main Event 2. However, any plans he held to make quick work of the competition were foiled when he was beaten off the line by heralded rookie Trevor Brunner (No. 211 Demske Racing/KMA Racing Honda CRF450R).

Rush hounded Brunner for the opening handful of laps, but then the race took an unexpected shape. Once he’d settled in, Brunner slowly started edging away from Rush at the front.

From that point forward, the 2019 Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award winner performed like a battle-hardened ten-year pro. Despite a tricky racetrack and an increasingly opaque visor, Brunner cleared off to claim his maiden AFT Singles victory with 1.354 seconds in hand.

Brunner said, “Pretty much the whole right side and middle (of my visor) was all fogged up. I could kinda see out of the left corner, so we kept her pinned and hoped for the best. It was a long race for sure. It was a really tough track which tested your fitness to the max. It felt like forever, but we pulled it off and I’m so happy. I’m ecstatic for my whole team and everyone who helped me get to where I am.”

After the youngster had asserted himself at the front, things got a bit more interesting behind him. Race favorite Rush not only fell off the pace of the leader, he also fell into the clutches of Wiles and Whale.

Wiles slashed his way up from fifth early to ultimately finish in second and may have actually had the speed to challenge Brunner if he’d gotten away more cleanly. After losing out to Wiles with 30 seconds remaining on the clock, Rush was displaced off the podium altogether at the race’s end by Aussie Whale.

Main Event 1 winner Daniels came home one position behind teammate Rush in fifth.

As a result of his double runner-up evening, Wiles now boasts a 20-point advantage in the title fight with 108 points to Daniels’ and Whale’s 88.

This weekend’s races will air on NBCSN, with the Springfield Mile I set to air on Saturday, September 19, starting at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT, and the Springfield Mile II to follow on Sunday, September 20, at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT and the Springfield Short Track on Wednesday, September 23, beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT. The broadcasts will include exclusive features, cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage, and the expert commentary of AFT legend Chris Carr.

Next Up:

American Flat Track will continue its Labor Day dirt track celebration on Saturday when the AFT SuperTwins presented by Vance & Hines and AFT Production Twins do battle on the “World’s Fastest Mile” for the Springfield Mile I Presented by Memphis Shades. Gates will open for fans at 9:00 a.m. local time with the Main Events slated to begin at 4:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. PT. Live coverage of the entire weekend’s racing activities will be available on any device for less than $1 per event via TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.

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