American Flat Track: Running Results From The Ventura Short Track (Updated)

American Flat Track: Running Results From The Ventura Short Track (Updated)

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

Progressive Insurance American Flat Track (AFT) Series

Ventura Short Track

Ventura, California

May 6, 2023

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

1. Kayl Kolkman (Yam), 15.373

2. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 15.494

3. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 15.511

4. Sammy Halbert (Har), 15.530

5. Briar Bauman (KTM), 15.621

6. JD Beach (Yam), 15.716

7. Jared Mees (Ind), 15.773

8. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 15.800

9. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 15.894

10. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 15.947

11. Davis Fisher (Ind), 16.020

12. Ben Lowe (Ind), 16.066

13. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 16.161

14. Brandon Price (Har), 16.203

15. Ryan Wells (Roy), 16.287

16. Bronson Bauman (KTM), 16.341

17. Michael Hill (Kaw), 16.483

18. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), 16.542

19. Scooter Vernon (Kaw), 16.665

20. Shelby Miller (KTM), 16.801

21. Jimmy McAllister (KTM), 17.410

 

 

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

1. Kody Kopp (KTM), 15.059

2. Chase Saathoff (Hon), 15.155

3. Max Whale (KTM), 15.211

4. Trent Lowe (Hon), 15.235

5. Travis Petton (KTM), 15.281

6. Andrew Luker (Yam), 15.290

7. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 15.303

8. Chad Cose (Hus), 15.378

9. Morgen Mischler (Hon), 15.386

10. Tom Drane (Yam), 15.413

11. Trevor Brunner (Yam), 15.413

12. Logan Eisenhard (KTM), 15.420

13. James Ott (Hus), 15.448

14. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), 15.453

15. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 15.474

16. Tyler Raggio (Yam), 15.501

17. Tarren Santero (Hon), 15.551

18. Cole Zabala (Hon), 15.561

19. Blake Ash (Hus), 15.577

20. Cole Frederickson (Hon), 15.606

21. Declan Bender (KTM), 15.626

22. Landen Smith (KTM), 15.631

23. Christian Spurgeon (Hon), 15.655

24. Jared Lowe (Hon), 15.675

25. Hunter Bauer (Hon), 15.694

26. Scooter Vernon (Hon), 15.735

27. Clayton Williams (Yam), 15.749

28. Jacob Cascio (Hon), 15.790

29. Logan McGrane (KTM), 15.967

30. Olin Kissler (KTM), 16.045

31. Justin Jones (KTM), 16.288

32. Bronson Pearce (Hon), 16.340

33. Ryan Hiatt (Hon), 16.380

34. Ray Handy (Hon), 16.536

 

 

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

1. Kenzie Luker (Roy), 16.416

2. Morgan Monroe (Roy), 17.001

3. Zaria Martens (Roy), 17.324

4. Makenna Hiatt (Roy), 17.727

5. Shasta L’Heureux (Roy), 18.283

6. Erin Ferris (Roy), 18.397

7. Anna Serena (Roy), 19.224

8. Morgan Piller (Roy), 19.409

9. Justine Marsh (Roy), 19.530

10. Mia Reese (Roy), 19.624

11. Moriah Hummer (Roy), 20.324

 

 

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

1. Tyler Clark (Duc), 15.646

2. David Bush (Har), 15.956

3. Shawn Raggio (Har), 15.971

4. Austin Helwig (Har), 16.039

5. Jeff Hiatt (Har), 16.297

6. Jacob Crawford (Har), 16.439

7. Chris McDougal (Har), 16.506

8. Pedro Brown (Har), 16.516

9. Craig Reynolds (Har), 16.576

10. Tony Alves (Har), 16.632

11. Frank Flores (Har), 16.843

12. Sam Cover (KTM), 16.980

13. Adam Lesley (Har), 17.000

14. Darren Johnson (Har), 17.092

15. Stace Richmond (KTM), 17.937

16. Ken Wheaton (Har), 18.120

17. Mike Schroeder (Har), 18.362

18. Paul Hummer (Duc), 18.726

19. Rich Silva Jr. (Har), 18.783

20. Corey Baugus (Har), 18.939

21. John Tinsley (Har), 18.978

22. Brad Spencer (Har), no time recorded

23. Joseph Silva (Duc), no time recorded

 

 

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

1. Kayl Kolkman (Yam), 15.245

2. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 15.280

3. Sammy Halbert (Har), 15.448

4. JD Beach (Yam), 15.478

5. Davis Fisher (Ind), 15.531

6. Briar Bauman (KTM), 15.548

7. Jared Mees (Ind), 15.631

8. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 15.675

9. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 15.724

10. Ryan Wells (Roy), 15.797

11. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 15.803

12. Bronson Bauman (KTM), 15.848

13. Ben Lowe (Ind), 15.887

14. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 16.116

15. Michael Hill (Kaw), 16.287

16. Shelby Miller (KTM), 16.509

17. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), 16.618

18. Brandon Price (Har), 16.717

19. Jimmy McAllister (KTM), 17.231

20. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), no time recorded

21. Scooter Vernon (Kaw), no time recorded

 

 

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

1. Travis Petton (KTM), 15.284

2. Tyler Raggio (Yam), 15.417

3. Chase Saathoff (Hon), 15.422

4. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 15.454

5. Kody Kopp (KTM), 15.474

6. Cole Frederickson (Hon), 15.490

7. Max Whale (KTM), 15.539

8. James Ott (Hus), 15.567

9. Declan Bender (KTM), 15.572

10. Logan Eisenhard (KTM), 15.577

11. Landen Smith (KTM), 15.604

12. Chad Cose (Hus), 15.605

13. Morgen Mischler (Hon), 15.638

14. Cole Zabala (Hon), 15.668

15. Trevor Brunner (Yam), 15.672

16. Tom Drane (Yam), 15.672

17. Hunter Bauer (Hon), 15.685

18. Jared Lowe (Hon), 15.723

19. Clayton Williams (Yam), 15.730

20. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), 15.745

21. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 15.750

22. Andrew Luker (Yam), 15.765

23. Tarren Santero (Hon), 15.792

24. Trent Lowe (Hon), 15.798

25. Blake Ash (Hus), 15.851

26. Christian Spurgeon (Hon), 15.874

27. Jacob Cascio (Hon), 15.961

28. Scooter Vernon (Hon), 15.962

29. Logan McGrane (KTM), 16.010

30. Justin Jones (KTM), 16.029

31. Olin Kissler (KTM), 16.088

32. Ray Handy (Hon), 16.229

33. Bronson Pearce (Hon), 16.286

34. Ryan Hiatt (Hon), 16.547

 

 

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

1. Briar Bauman (KTM), 14.945

2. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 14.983

3. JD Beach (Yam), 15.002

4. Sammy Halbert (Har), 15.107

5. Jared Mees (Ind), 15.150

6. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 15.161

7. Kayl Kolkman (Yam), 15.221

8. Davis Fisher (Ind), 15.240

9. Ben Lowe (Ind), 15.275

10. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 15.347

11. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 15.369

12. Bronson Bauman (KTM), 15.405

13. Ryan Wells (Roy), 15.419

14. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 15.519

15. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 15.610

16. Michael Hill (Kaw), 15.931

17. Brandon Price (Har), 16.103

18. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), 16.124

19. Shelby Miller (KTM), 16.190

20. Jimmy McAllister (KTM), 16.706

21. Scooter Vernon (Kaw), no time recorded

 

 

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

1. Morgan Monroe (Roy), 16.871

2. Kenzie Luker (Roy), 16.887

3. Zaria Martens (Roy), 17.145

4. Makenna Hiatt (Roy), 17.592

5. Shasta L’Heureux (Roy), 17.918

6. Anna Serena (Roy), 18.322

7. Erin Ferris (Roy), 18.638

8. Morgan Piller (Roy), 18.864

9. Mia Reese (Roy), 19.122

10. Justine Marsh (Roy), 19.317

11. Moriah Hummer (Roy), 19.796

 

 

Provisional Hooligans Qualifying 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. David Bush (Har), 16.049

2. Austin Helwig (Har), 16.217

3. Tyler Clark (Duc), 16.258

4. Chris McDougal (Har), 16.433

5. Darren Johnson (Har), 16.531

6. Sam Cover (KTM), 16.627

7. Jacob Crawford (Har), 16.707

8. Frank Flores (Har), 16.734

9. Pedro Brown (Har), 16.742

10. Tony Alves (Har), 16.842

11. Jeff Hiatt (Har), 16.916

12. Craig Reynolds (Har), 17.163

13. Adam Lesley (Har), 17.183

14. Stace Richmond (KTM), 17.699

15. Ken Wheaton (Har), 17.726

16. Mike Schroeder (Har), 18.297

17. Paul Hummer (Duc), 18.619

18. John Tinsley (Har), 18.688

19. Rich Silva Jr. (Har), 18.762

20. Brad Spencer (Har), no time recorded

21. Joseph Silva (Duc), no time recorded

22. Corey Baugus (Har), no time recorded

23. Shawn Raggio (Har), no time recorded

 

 

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

1. Chase Saathoff (Hon), 15.325

2. Kody Kopp (KTM), 15.349

3. Max Whale (KTM), 15.363

4. Tom Drane (Yam), 15.367

5. James Ott (Hus), 15.410

6. Travis Petton (KTM), 15.411

7. Trevor Brunner (Yam), 15.487

8. Cole Zabala (Hon), 15.491

9. Andrew Luker (Yam), 15.494

10. Chad Cose (Hus), 15.497

11. Trent Lowe (Hon), 15.497

12. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 15.504

13. Logan Eisenhard (KTM), 15.570

14. Cole Frederickson (Hon), 15.603

15. Tyler Raggio (Yam), 15.626

16. Tarren Santero (Hon), 15.673

17. Christian Spurgeon (Hon), 15.779

18. Hunter Bauer (Hon), 15.793

19. Jared Lowe (Hon), 15.815

20. Justin Jones (KTM), 15.816

21. Morgen Mischler (Hon), 15.830

22. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), 15.841

23. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 15.844

24. Landen Smith (KTM), 15.895

25. Blake Ash (Hus), 15.901

26. Declan Bender (KTM), 15.988

27. Clayton Williams (Yam), 16.111

28. Olin Kissler (KTM), 16.124

29. Logan McGrane (KTM), 16.158

30. Scooter Vernon (Hon), 16.163

31. Jacob Cascio (Hon), 16.167

32. Bronson Pearce (Hon), 16.191

33. Ray Handy (Hon), 16.454

34. Ryan Hiatt (Hon), 16.723

 

 

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

1. Kayl Kolkman (Yam), 15.104

2. Sammy Halbert (Har), 15.205

3. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 15.209

4. Davis Fisher (Ind), 15.289

5. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 15.291

6. JD Beach (Yam), 15.309

7. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 15.336

8. Jared Mees (Ind), 15.376

9. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 15.437

10. Briar Bauman (KTM), 15.467

11. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 15.473

12. Brandon Price (Har), 15.527

13. Ben Lowe (Ind), 15.554

14. Bronson Bauman (KTM), 15.566

15. Ryan Wells (Roy), 15.662

16. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 15.850

17. Shelby Miller (KTM), 15.927

18. Michael Hill (Kaw), 16.042

19. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), 16.047

20. Jimmy McAllister (KTM), 16.937

 

 

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

1. Kenzie Luker (Roy), 6 laps

2. Morgan Monroe (Roy), -00.924 seconds

3. Zaria Martens (Roy), -02.127

4. Makenna Hiatt (Roy), -05.914

5. Shasta L’Heureux (Roy), -06.431

6. Anna Serena (Roy), -13.381

7. Erin Ferris (Roy), -13.869

8. Morgan Piller (Roy), -16.600

9. Justine Marsh (Roy), -18.650

10. Mia Reese (Roy), -1 lap, -01.692

11. Moriah Hummer (Roy), -1 lap, -04.680

 

 

Provisional Hooligans Heat 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Tyler Clark (Duc), 6 laps

2. Darren Johnson (Har), -04.105 seconds

3. Jacob Crawford (Har), -05.581

4. Pedro Brown (Har), -06.024

5. Jeff Hiatt (Har), -07.340

6. Adam Lesley (Har), -07.465

7. Ken Wheaton (Har), -09.538

8. Rich Silva Jr. (Har), -15.175

9. Paul Hummer (Duc), -15.605

10. David Bush (Har), -5 laps

 

 

Provisional Hooligans Heat 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Austin Helwig (Har), 6 laps

2. Tony Alves (Har), -00.434 seconds

3. Chris McDougal (Har), -01.884

4. Sam Cover (KTM), -02.085

5. Frank Flores (Har), -02.261

6. Stace Richmond (KTM), -02.830

7. Craig Reynolds (Har), -05.697

8. Mike Schroeder (Har), -11.977

9. John Tinsley (Har), -13.155

 

 

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

1. Kody Kopp (KTM), 8 laps

2. Tom Drane (Yam), -00.614 seconds

3. Trevor Brunner (Yam), -01.040

4. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), -01.914

5. Travis Petton (KTM), -02.187

6. Cole Zabala (Hon), -02.575

7. Chad Cose (Hus), -02.789

8. Logan Eisenhard (KTM), -03.388

9. Christian Spurgeon (Hon), -03.544

10. Tarren Santero (Hon), -03.593

11. Jared Lowe (Hon), -04.276

12. Blake Ash (Hus), -04.632

13. Scooter Vernon (Hon), -04.758

14. Landen Smith (KTM), -11.620

15. Olin Kissler (KTM), -12.413

16. Tyler Raggio (Yam), -2 laps

 

 

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

1. Chase Saathoff (Hon), 8 laps

2. Morgen Mischler (Hon), -00.405 seconds

3. Max Whale (KTM), -00.775

4. Trent Lowe (Hon), -01.331

5. Cole Frederickson (Hon), -02.051

6. Andrew Luker (Yam), -02.647

7. James Ott (Hus), -02.763

8. Justin Jones (KTM), -03.166

9. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), -03.755

10. Logan McGrane (KTM), -05.437

11. Hunter Bauer (Hon), -05.485

12. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), -05.842

13. Bronson Pearce (Hon), -07.684

14. Clayton Williams (Yam), -07.823

15. Declan Bender (KTM), -08.163

16. Jacob Cascio (Hon), -10.575

 

 

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

1. JD Beach (Yam), 8 laps

2. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), -00.330 seconds

3. Briar Bauman (KTM), -00.692

4. Sammy Halbert (Har), -01.269

5. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -01.403

6. Brandon Price (Har), -02.968

7. Bronson Bauman (KTM), -03.536

8. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), -04.782

9. Shelby Miller (KTM), -09.608

10. Ben Lowe (Ind), -1 lap, -05.338

 

 

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

1. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 8 laps

2. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -02.383 seconds

3. Jared Mees (Ind), -02.692

4. Kayl Kolkman (Yam), -03.575

5. Kolby Carlile (Yam), -04.403

6. Ryan Wells (Roy), -04.918

7. Davis Fisher (Ind), -05.220

8. Michael Hill (Kaw), -05.474

9. Nick Armstrong (Yam), -07.060

10. Jimmy McAllister (KTM), -15.774

 

 

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

1. Justin Jones (KTM), 8 laps

2. James Ott (Hus), -01.735 seconds

3. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), -02.831

4. Chad Cose (Hus), -03.005

5. Logan Eisenhard (KTM), -03.417

6. Tarren Santero (Hon), -03.584

7. Hunter Bauer (Hon), -03.815

8. Logan McGrane (KTM), -04.213

9. Landen Smith (KTM), -04.454

10. Jared Lowe (Hon), -04.888

11. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), -05.134

12. Blake Ash (Hus), -05.826

13. Scooter Vernon (Hon), -06.174

14. Declan Bender (KTM), -06.377

15. Christian Spurgeon (Hon), -06.533

16. Tyler Raggio (Yam), -06.819

17. Bronson Pearce (Hon), -07.508

18. Clayton Williams (Yam), -08.132

19. Jacob Cascio (Hon), -09.203

20. Olin Kissler (KTM), -09.812

 

 

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

1. Kody Kopp (KTM), 4 laps

2. Tom Drane (Yam), -00.897 seconds

3. Chase Saathoff (Hon), -01.042

4. Morgen Mischler (Hon), -01.669

 

 

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

1. Bronson Bauman (KTM), 8 laps

2. Davis Fisher (Ind), -01.382 seconds

3. Ben Lowe (Ind), -02.260

4. Michael Hill (Kaw), -03.132

5. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), -03.801

6. Nick Armstrong (Yam), -04.163

7. Shelby Miller (KTM), -05.609

8. Jimmy McAllister (KTM), -12.181

 

 

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

1. JD Beach (Yam), 4 laps

2. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), -00.200 seconds

3. Dallas Daniels (Yam), -00.409

4. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -00.908

 

 

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

1. Kenzie Luker (Roy), 8 laps

2. Morgan Monroe (Roy), -00.592 seconds

3. Zaria Martens (Roy), -01.254

4. Makenna Hiatt (Roy), -05.582

5. Shasta L’Heureux (Roy), -06.474

6. Anna Serena (Roy), -17.537

7. Justine Marsh (Roy), -17.891

8. Morgan Piller (Roy), -18.589

9. Mia Reese (Roy), -1 lap, -00.001

10. Erin Ferris (Roy), -1 lap, -01.064

11. Moriah Hummer (Roy), -1 lap, -11.090

 

 

Provisional Hooligans Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Tyler Clark (Har), 8 laps

2. Tony Alves (Har), -01.157 seconds

3. Sam Cover (KTM), -02.011

4. Chris McDougal (Har), -03.733

5. Frank Flores (Har), -04.188

6. Jacob Crawford (Har), -06.306

7. Jeff Hiatt (Har), -08.250

8. Stace Richmond (KTM), -08.517

9. Darren Johnson (Har), -08.836

10. Pedro Brown (Har), -09.005

11. Adam Lesley (Har), -11.573

12. Mike Schroeder (Har), -15.740

13. Ken Wheaton (Har), -15.810

14. Rich Silva Jr. (Har), -1 lap, -09.943

15. Austin Helwig (Har), -8 laps, -**.***

16. Craig Reynolds (Har), -8 laps

 

 

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

1. Kody Kopp (KTM), 25 laps

2. Chase Saathoff (Hon), -00.293 seconds

3. Morgen Mischler (Hon), -01.490

4. Max Whale (KTM), -01.693

5. Trevor Brunner (Yam), -02.015

6. Trent Lowe (Hon), -04.531

7. Tom Drane (Yam), -04.829

8. Cole Frederickson (Hon), -05.513

9. Justin Jones (KTM), -05.999

10. Dalton Gauthier (KTM), -06.558

11. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), -07.600

12. Andrew Luker (Yam), -08.781

13. James Ott (Hus), -10.782

14. Jared Lowe (Hon), -11.086

15. Travis Petton (KTM), -11.519

16. Chad Cose (Hus), -11.740

17. Cole Zabala (Hon), -12.492

18. Logan Eisenhard (KTM), -1 lap, -02.544

19. Tarren Santero (Hon), -1 lap

 

 

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

1. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 26 laps

2. JD Beach (Yam), -00.963 seconds

3. Jared Mees (Ind), -05.621

4. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -10.767

5. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), -11.403

6. Sammy Halbert (Har), -12.039

7. Briar Bauman (KTM), -12.434

8. Davis Fisher (Ind), -12.820

9. Kolby Carlile (Yam), -13.806

10. Ben Lowe (Ind), -14.251

11. Bronson Bauman (KTM), -14.476

12. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -1 lap, -0*.**0

13. Kayl Kolkman (Yam), -1 lap, -01.287

14. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), -1 lap, -01.330

15. Ryan Wells (Roy), -1 lap, -01.604

16. Michael Hill (Kaw), -1 lap, -02.894

17. Shelby Miller (KTM), -1 lap, -08.422

18. Nick Armstrong (Yam), -16 laps, -**.***

19. Brandon Price (Har), -26 laps

 

 

 

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

Daniels in Command at Inaugural Ventura Short Track

 

Dallas Daniels (center), the winner of the Ventura Short Track AFT SuperTwins race, with runner-up JD Beach (far left) and third-place finisher Jared Mees (far right). Photo courtesy AFT.
Dallas Daniels (center), the winner of the Ventura Short Track AFT SuperTwins race, with runner-up JD Beach (far left) and third-place finisher Jared Mees (far right). Photo courtesy AFT.

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 6, 2023) – The dream season of ascending Progressive American Flat Track star Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) continued with his convincing victory in Saturday night’s inaugural Ventura Short Track at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, California.

As impressive as he was a year ago as a Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle rookie, Daniels has taken his game to the next level in 2023. The prodigious teenager extended his unblemished run of firsts and seconds this season with a calm and controlled performance en route to the top step on the box at the scenic ocean-adjacent venue.

Daniels’ teammate, JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT), shot off the line in first but held the position for less than a single quick circulation of the 1/5-mile clay oval. Beach did well to keep Daniels honest after being dropped to second and even reeled him back in at one point. But the relentless perfection of the title leader gradually stacked up to a near one-second advantage by the time the Main Event was seven minutes deep, with reigning champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Rogers Racing/SDI Racing FTR750) significantly further back in third.

Just when the podium order seemed all but academic, a red-flag reset occurred after Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) came out the worst of an accordion-style crash that marred the multi-rider fight for fourth. Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 JMC Motorsports/Fairway Ford Indian FTR750) got into the back of Johnny Lewis (No. 10 Moto Anatomy X Powered by Royal Enfield 650), leading directly to Robinson’s spill. The fallen Robinson was subsequently clipped by Sammy Halbert (No. 69 Dodge Bros. Racing/Martin Trucking Harley-Davidson XR750) forcing a stoppage in the action.

But even after Beach, Mees, and the field being given a second chance, little changed at the front following the staggered restart. Daniels simply went back to piling up his advantage, ultimately scooping up a third win of the year to go with his three runner-ups.

Beach completed the Estenson Racing Yamaha 1-2, while Mees managed to score podium points on a night he never really felt at home on the track.

Likewise, two-time Grand National Champion Briar Bauman (No. 3 Parts Plus/Jacob Companies KTM 890 Duke) came away with fourth after running as low as ninth early.

Lewis held on for his second top five of the season in fifth, followed closely to the line by Halbert and Bauman’s younger sibling, Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Fastrack Racing/2 Wheelz KTM 890 Duke).

Kolby Carlile (No. 36 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing Yamaha MT-07) picked up his best result of the season in eighth, while Davis Fisher (No. 67 Rackley Racing/Bob Lanphere’s BMC Racing Indian FTR750) and Vanderkooi rounded out the top ten.

As a result of the third triumph of his sophomore campaign, Daniels tightened his grip on the title fight. He opened his lead to 24 points over Mees (138-114) a third of the way into the season, while Beach moved back ahead of Bauman for third (97-94).

Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER

Like Daniels, Kody Kopp (No. 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F) earned the third win of his 2023 season as he continued his Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER title defense in stellar fashion.

However, in contrast to his twin victory cruises at the DAYTONA double opener, Kopp was pushed to the brink by a hungry Chase Saathoff (No. 88 American Honda/Mission Foods CRF450R) under the lights at Ventura Raceway.

After a handful of hectic early laps, the two shook free from Saathoff’s Turner Racing teammates, Morgen Mischler (No. 13 American Honda/Mission Foods CRF450R) and Trent Lowe (No. 48 American Honda/Mission Foods CRF450R). From that point on, the race became a two-rider duel for top honors.

While Kopp controlled the bulk of the tense contest from the front, the Honda pilot threw in a few late haymakers, including a skittering, crisscrossing double lead change that got the fans on their feet with less than 30 seconds remaining on the clock.

But a last-lap encore wasn’t in the cards, as a minor moment on Saathoff’s part with two laps to go allowed Kopp just enough air to power to the checkered flag firework-free.

Kopp said, “Chase is a helluva competitor. He was my fiercest rival and competitor growing up on 85s, 250s, and 450s. Man, that was probably the most fun race I’ve ever had – we were squaring each other up. I hope it was a fun one to watch.”

Mischler held off Kopp’s charging teammate, Max Whale (No. 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F), to pick up his second consecutive podium, while Estenson Racing Yamaha’s Trevor Brunner (No. 21 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) charged his way forward to fifth after getting off the line in ninth.

Dallas winner Lowe came home sixth, while Brunner’s Estenson Racing Yamaha teammate, Tom Drane (No. 59 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F), took seventh. Cole Frederickson (No. 151 Lehmann Racing/Miller Tree Service Honda CRF450R) fifth eighth, followed by Justin Jones (No. 91 NRC Racing/Elder Trucking KTM 450 SX-F).

Kopp’s closest title rival, Dalton Gauthier (No. 79 D&D Racing/Certified KTM 450 SX-F) was the final rider in the top ten. That allowed Kopp to press his advantage up to a healthy 19 points (127-108) with Whale third at 102 and the on-form Saathoff fourth with 97.

Next Up:

Progressive American Flat Track will conclude its two-weekend California swing by going directly from the season’s final Short Track into its first Mile with the Legendary Sacramento Mile at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California, on Saturday, May 13. Visit https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7818909/the-mission-foods-legendary-sacramento-mile-powered-by-law-tigers–sacramento-sacramento-mile 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 Ventura Short Track, featuring in-depth features and thrilling onboard cameras, will premiere on FS1 on Saturday, May 13, at 2:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. PT).

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

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More, from a press release issued by KTM Factory Racing:

NEAR-PERFECT OUTING FOR RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING’S KODY KOPP AT VENTURA SHORT TRACK

 

Kody Kopp (1). Photo courtesy KTM Factory Racing.
Kody Kopp (1). Photo courtesy KTM Factory Racing.

 

Round 6 – American Flat Track Championship

VENTURA, Calif. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kody Kopp has achieved a near-perfect outing in the sixth round of the 2023 American Flat Track Championship at the Ventura Short Track, taking the Main Event victory in the AFT Singles Class, while teammate Max Whale finished in fourth position.

Qualifying in second position, just 0.024s off the pole, defending champion Kopp looked right at home on the Southern Californian circuit, powering his #1 KTM 450 SX-F to victory in the opening Heat race of the event. The 18-year-old then took victory in the Dash-for-Cash, before going on to secure a stellar P1 ride in the Main Event to extend his points advantage in the championship.

Kody Kopp: “Man, that was a gnarly one. Probably the best battle I’ve ever had in a Main Event – Chase [Saathoff] and I were going back and forth, a little bit of cat and mouse, and put on a great show for the fans. I managed to win the Dash-for-Cash and the Main Event, putting us back to where we belong. This season will continue to be a dogfight until the end. Hats off to my team, Red Bull KTM, it was a great weekend.”

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammate Whale shadowed Kopp in qualifying, landing position three on the timesheets by the session’s end. With momentum on his side, Whale continued his form in the second Heat race of the night, crossing the line in third just 0.775s from the win, before bringing home his KTM 450 SX-F fourth place on the Main Event. He’s third in the point standings.

Max Whale: “Today started out awesome and the track was unreal with loads of passing opportunities, which was good fun. I struggled a bit as the day went on, and messed up in the Heat, which put me on the second row and left me a little frustrated at myself, although I fought hard in the Main Event tonight for P4. I’m working hard, the team’s working harder, so, Sacramento in one weekend’s time. Let’s go!”

Next Race: Sacramento Mile – Sacramento, California – May 13, 2023

Round 6 Results

AFT Singles Main Event

1. Kody Kopp, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

2. Chase Saathoff, Honda

3. Morgen Mischler, Honda

4. Max Whale, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

OTHER KTM

9. Justin Jones, KTM

10. Dalton Gauthier, KTM

15. Travis Petton IV, KTM

18. Logan Eisenhard, KTM

 

2023 AFT Singles Point Standings

1. Kody Kopp, 127 points

2. Dalton Gauthier, 108

3. Max Whale, 102

OTHER KTM

10. Justin Jones, 51

13. Logan Eisenhard, 27

14. Travis Petton IV, 24

17. Shayna Texter-Bauman, 22

22. Hayden Gillim, 14

23. Hunter Bauer, 11

24. Clarke Morian V, 10

25. Tanner Dean, 9

30. Olin Kissler, 4

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