American Flat Track: Running Results From Volusia Half-Mile Finale I (Updated)

American Flat Track: Running Results From Volusia Half-Mile Finale I (Updated)

© 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

American Flat Track Volusia Half-Mile Finale I

Volusia Speedway Park

Barberville, Florida

October 14, 2022

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

1. Jeffrey Carver (Har), 21.085

2. Briar Bauman (Ind), 21.097

3. Jared Mees (Ind), 21.109

4. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 21.215

5. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 21.269

6. Robert Pearson (Ind), 21.294

7. JD Beach (Yam), 21.314

8. Brandon Price (Yam), 21.407

9. Bronson Bauman (Har), 21.465

10. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 21.466

11. Davis Fisher (Ind), 21.515

12. Ben Lowe (Ind), 21.559

13. Shayna Texter-Bauman (Ind), 21.668

 

 

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

1. Kolby Carlile (Har), 21.294

2. James Rispoli (KTM), 21.330

3. Dan Bromley (Yam), 21.363

4. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 21.481

5. Ryan Wells (Kaw), 21.488

6. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 21.490

7. Mitch Harvat (Har), 21.509

8. Cody Johncox (Yam), 21.510

9. Michael Rush (Har), 21.562

10. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), 21.628

11. Cory Texter (Yam), 21.642

12. Cole Zabala (Yam), 21.652

13. Billy Ross (Har), 21.683

14. Michael Hill (Kaw), 21.687

15. Jesse Janisch (Har), 21.689

16. Cameron Smith (Yam), 21.703

17. Jeffery Lowery (Yam), 21.979

18. Brandon Newman (Kaw), 22.151

19. Jordan Harris (KTM), 22.337

20. Jimmy McAllister (Hus), 22.926

 

 

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

1. Trevor Brunner (Yam), 21.025

2. Kody Kopp (KTM), 21.070

3. Dalton Gauthier (Hon), 21.083

4. Morgen Mischler (Hon), 21.125

5. Chase Saathoff (Hon), 21.168

6. Max Whale (KTM), 21.217

7. Chad Cose (Hon), 21.309

8. Trent Lowe (Hon), 21.325

9. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), 21.428

10. Tarren Santero (Hon), 21.437

11. James Ott (KTM), 21.513

12. Tyler Raggio (Hon), 21.597

13. Logan McGrane (KTM), 21.613

14. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 21.621

15. Jared Lowe (Hon), 21.709

16. Damon Ream (KTM), 21.743

17. Hunter Bauer (KTM), 21.798

18. Ian Wolfe (Hon), 22.118

19. Wyatt Vaughan (Hon), 22.186

20. Jordan Jean (Hon), 22.250

21. Jacob Walter (Hon), 22.316

 

 

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

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 20.663

2. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 20.748

3. Robert Pearson (Ind), 20.814

4. Davis Fisher (Ind), 20.853

5. Briar Bauman (Ind), 20.889

6. Jeffrey Carver (Har), 20.962

7. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 20.982

8. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 21.018

9. JD Beach (Yam), 21.071

10. Ben Lowe (Ind), 21.072

11. Bronson Bauman (Har), 21.253

12. Brandon Price (Yam), 21.351

13. Shayna Texter-Bauman (Ind), 21.604

 

 

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

1. Ronnie Jones (Bul), 21.691

2. Garth Brow (Bul), 22.195

3. Robby-Bobby McLendon (Bul), 22.278

4. Charles Roberts (Bul), 22.944

5. Chris Boone (Bul), 23.746

6. Wyatt Campbell (Bul), 23.761

7. Lance Jones (Bul), 23.853

8. Jim Stump (Bul), 25.004

9. Johnny Borders (Bul), 28.223

 

 

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

1. Kolby Carlile (Har), 20.788

2. Dan Bromley (Yam), 20.920

3. James Rispoli (KTM), 20.949

4. Cameron Smith (Yam), 20.976

5. Michael Rush (Har), 20.998

6. Cory Texter (Yam), 21.034

7. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 21.111

8. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), 21.111

9. Cole Zabala (Yam), 21.131

10. Jesse Janisch (Har), 21.195

11. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 21.218

12. Cody Johncox (Yam), 21.243

13. Ryan Wells (Kaw), 21.278

14. Mitch Harvat (Har), 21.302

15. Michael Hill (Kaw), 21.354

16. Jordan Harris (KTM), 21.379

17. Billy Ross (Har), 21.409

18. Brandon Newman (Kaw), 21.591

19. Jeffery Lowery (Yam), 21.595

20. Jimmy McAllister (Hus), 22.676

 

 

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

1. Dalton Gauthier (Hon), 20.549

2. Trevor Brunner (Yam), 20.659

3. Chad Cose (Hon), 20.687

4. Kody Kopp (KTM), 20.803

5. Morgen Mischler (Hon), 20.809

6. Chase Saathoff (Hon), 20.827

7. Tarren Santero (Hon), 20.833

8. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), 20.891

9. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 20.900

10. Max Whale (KTM), 20.908

11. Trent Lowe (Hon), 20.975

12. Jared Lowe (Hon), 21.052

13. James Ott (KTM), 21.056

14. Logan McGrane (KTM), 21.122

15. Damon Ream (KTM), 21.128

16. Hunter Bauer (KTM), 21.132

17. Tyler Raggio (Hon), 21.200

18. Jacob Walter (Hon), 21.285

19. Jordan Jean (Hon), 21.380

20. Wyatt Vaughan (Hon), 21.539

21. Ian Wolfe (Hon), 21.683

 

 

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

1. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 20.354

2. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 20.372

3. Briar Bauman (Ind), 20.445

4. JD Beach (Yam), 20.468

5. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 20.520

6. Jared Mees (Ind), 20.531

7. Robert Pearson (Ind), 20.569

8. Jeffrey Carver (Har), 20.633

9. Ben Lowe (Ind), 20.717

10. Davis Fisher (Ind), 20.825

11. Bronson Bauman (Har), 20.849

12. Shayna Texter-Bauman (Ind), 20.919

13. Brandon Price (Yam), 21.003

 

 

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

1. Garth Brow (Bul), 21.584

2. Chris Boone (Bul), 23.212

3. Wyatt Campbell (Bul), 24.112

4. Johnny Borders (Bul), 27.508

5. Jim Stump (Bul), no time recorded

6. Ronnie Jones (Bul), no time recorded

7. Lance Jones (Bul), no time recorded

8. Charles Roberts (Bul), no time recorded

9. Robby-Bobby McLendon (Bul), no time recorded

 

 

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

1. Kolby Carlile (Har), 20.638

2. Dan Bromley (Yam), 20.709

3. James Rispoli (KTM), 20.719

4. Jesse Janisch (Har), 20.791

5. Michael Rush (Har), 20.852

6. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), 20.852

7. Cory Texter (Yam), 20.886

8. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 20.897

9. Cody Johncox (Yam), 20.922

10. Ryan Wells (Kaw), 20.958

11. Cole Zabala (Yam), 20.984

12. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 21.040

13. Michael Hill (Kaw), 21.059

14. Billy Ross (Har), 21.171

15. Cameron Smith (Yam), 21.181

16. Mitch Harvat (Har), 21.184

17. Jordan Harris (KTM), 21.531

18. Jeffery Lowery (Yam), 21.550

19. Brandon Newman (Kaw), 21.732

20. Jimmy McAllister (Hus), 22.270

 

 

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

1. Trent Lowe (Hon), 20.383

2. Chad Cose (Hon), 20.416

3. Max Whale (KTM), 20.471

4. Kody Kopp (KTM), 20.563

5. Dalton Gauthier (Hon), 20.574

6. Morgen Mischler (Hon), 20.582

7. Trevor Brunner (Yam), 20.589

8. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), 20.617

9. Tarren Santero (Hon), 20.711

10. James Ott (KTM), 20.822

11. Tyler Raggio (Hon), 20.825

12. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 20.850

13. Damon Ream (KTM), 20.864

14. Chase Saathoff (Hon), 20.898

15. Hunter Bauer (KTM), 20.979

16. Jared Lowe (Hon), 21.104

17. Jordan Jean (Hon), 21.126

18. Logan McGrane (KTM), 21.208

19. Ian Wolfe (Hon), 21.239

20. Jacob Walter (Hon), 21.378

21. Wyatt Vaughan (Hon), 21.552

 

 

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

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 20.174

2. Briar Bauman (Ind), 20.186

3. JD Beach (Yam), 20.329

4. Davis Fisher (Ind), 20.369

5. Jeffrey Carver (Har), 20.369

6. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 20.383

7. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 20.405

8. Robert Pearson (Ind), 20.573

9. Ben Lowe (Ind), 20.594

10. Brandon Price (Yam), 20.712

11. Bronson Bauman (Har), 20.790

12. Shayna Texter-Bauman (Ind), 21.244

13. Brandon Robinson (Ind), no time recorded

 

 

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

1. Ronnie Jones (Bul), 21.501

2. Garth Brow (Bul), 21.585

3. Charles Roberts (Bul), 21.884

4. Robby-Bobby McLendon (Bul), 22.004

5. Wyatt Campbell (Bul), 24.008

6. Chris Boone (Bul), no time recorded

7. Jim Stump (Bul), no time recorded

8. Lance Jones (Bul), no time recorded

9. Johnny Borders (Bul), no time recorded

 

 

Provisional Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda Challenge 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Kody Kopp (KTM), 4 laps

2. Dalton Gauthier (Hon), -00.211 seconds

3. Max Whale (KTM), -00.411

4. Morgen Mischler (Hon), -00.721

 

 

Provisional Mission SuperTwins Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Briar Bauman (Ind), 4 laps

2. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -00.837 seconds

3. Jared Mees (Ind), -01.003

4. JD Beach (Yam), -02.226

 

 

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

1. James Rispoli (KTM), 8 laps

2. Kolby Carlile (Har), -00.107 seconds

3. Cory Texter (Yam), -00.670

4. Michael Rush (Har), -01.836

5. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -01.843

6. Cameron Smith (Yam), -02.642

7. Cody Johncox (Yam), -03.518

8. Billy Ross (Har), -03.949

9. Jordan Harris (KTM), -06.226

10. Brandon Newman (Kaw), -06.664

 

 

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

1. Jesse Janisch (Har), 8 laps

2. Dan Bromley (Yam), -00.209 seconds

3. Nick Armstrong (Yam), -01.469

4. Cole Zabala (Yam), -02.399

5. Ryan Wells (Kaw), -03.495

6. Jeffery Lowery (Yam), -05.545

7. Michael Hill (Kaw), -06.448

8. Mitch Harvat (Har), -06.778

9. Kasey Sciscoe (Har), -06.826

 

 

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

1. Trevor Brunner (Yam), 8 laps

2. Max Whale (KTM), -00.406 seconds

3. Trent Lowe (Hon), -00.460

4. Kody Kopp (KTM), -00.666

5. Hunter Bauer (KTM), -02.670

6. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), -02.952

7. Tarren Santero (Hon), -03.873

8. Logan McGrane (KTM), -05.092

9. Wyatt Vaughan (Hon), -06.216

10. Ian Wolfe (Hon), -07.131

11. Tyler Raggio (Hon), -8 laps

 

 

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

1. Dalton Gauthier (Hon), 8 laps

2. Morgen Mischler (Hon), -00.284 seconds

3. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), -00.736

4. Chase Saathoff (Hon), -01.160

5. Chad Cose (Hon), -01.260

6. James Ott (KTM), -03.355

7. Jared Lowe (Hon), -03.590

8. Damon Ream (KTM), -04.917

9. Jordan Jean (Hon), -07.448

10. Jacob Walter (Hon), -08.869

 

 

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

1. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 8 laps

2. Jared Mees (Ind), -00.198 seconds

3. JD Beach (Yam), -00.615

4. Davis Fisher (Ind), -00.635

5. Brandon Price (Yam), -01.991

6. Robert Pearson (Ind), -02.220

7. Shayna Texter-Bauman (Ind), -04.423

 

 

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

1. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 8 laps

2. Briar Bauman (Ind), -00.218 seconds

3. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -00.611

4. Bronson Bauman (Har), -03.723

5. Jeffrey Carver (Har), -04.661

6. Ben Lowe (Ind), -04.696

 

 

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

1. Ronnie Jones (Bul), 8 laps

2. Garth Brow (Bul), -02.806 seconds

3. Charles Roberts (Bul), -07.254

4. Robby-Bobby McLendon (Bul), -07.355

5. Chris Boone (Bul), -14.468

6. Lance Jones (Bul), -14.661

7. Wyatt Campbell (Bul), -17.890

8. Jim Stump (Bul), -1 lap

9. Johnny Borders (Bul), -1 lap, -23.428

 

 

Provisional Parts Unlimited AFT Singles Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda Challenge 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Dalton Gauthier (Hon), 4 laps

2. Max Whale (KTM), -00.185 seconds

3. Morgen Mischler (Hon), -00.309

4. Trevor Brunner (Yam), -4 laps, DNF

 

 

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

1. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 4 laps

2. Dallas Daniels (Yam), -00.605 seconds

3. Briar Bauman (Ind), -00.675

4. Jared Mees (Ind), -00.911

 

 

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

1. Jesse Janisch (Har), 25 laps

2. Dan Bromley (Yam), -00.088 seconds

3. Kolby Carlile (Har), -00.341

4. Michael Rush (Har), -00.421

5. Cole Zabala (Yam), -00.586

6. Cory Texter (Yam), -01.059

7. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -01.705

8. Nick Armstrong (Yam), -01.780

9. Cody Johncox (Yam), -02.119

10. James Rispoli (KTM), -02.368

11. Cameron Smith (Yam), -02.506

12. Ryan Wells (Kaw), -02.778

13. Billy Ross (Har), -02.879

14. Jordan Harris (KTM), -04.609

15. Jeffery Lowery (Yam), -04.868

16. Mitch Harvat (Har), -05.081

17. Michael Hill (Kaw), -6 laps, DNF

 

 

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

1. Kody Kopp (KTM), 25 laps

2. Trent Lowe (Hon), -01.873 seconds

3. Dalton Gauthier (Hon), -02.276

4. Trevor Brunner (Yam), -03.126

5. Max Whale (KTM), -04.813

6. Chase Saathoff (Hon), -04.908

7. Morgen Mischler (Hon), -05.118

8. James Ott (KTM), -05.319

9. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), -08.207

10. Tarren Santero (Hon), -13.411

11. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), -13.590

12. Hunter Bauer (KTM), -14.068

13. Jared Lowe (Hon), -14.691

14. Damon Ream (KTM), -1 lap, -01.077

15. Logan McGrane (KTM), -1 lap, -01.357

16. Jordan Jean (Hon), -1 lap, -12.729

17. Chad Cose (Hon), -11 laps, DNF

 

 

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

1. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 31 laps

2. Jared Mees (Ind), -00.390 seconds

3. Briar Bauman (Ind), -00.535

4. JD Beach (Yam), -01.900

5. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -01.960

6. Davis Fisher (Ind), -03.720

7. Bronson Bauman (Har), -06.115

8. Dan Bromley (PT) (Yam), -06.181

9. Brandon Price (Yam), -06.438

10. Ben Lowe (Ind), -06.724

11. Jesse Janisch (PT) (Har), -07.077

12. Dallas Daniels (Yam), -07.275

13. Jeffrey Carver (Har), -07.403

14. Michael Rush (PT) (Har), -07.952

15. Kolby Carlile (PT) (Har), -08.629

16. Robert Pearson (Ind), -10.165

17. Shayna Texter-Bauman (Ind), -14.118

 

 

 

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

Vanderkooi Steals the Show at Mission Volusia Half-Mile Finale I

 

Jarod Vanderkooi (20). Photo courtesy AFT.
Jarod Vanderkooi (20). Photo courtesy AFT.

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 14, 2022) – Despite all the advance hype of a four-way title fight, Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) stole the show by earning his long-awaited maiden Progressive American Flat Track premier-class victory in Friday night’s Mission Volusia Half-Mile Finale I presented by Daytona Dodge and Zo CBD at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.

After working past holeshot winner Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) approximately one minute into the Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle Main Event, ‘VDK’ spent the remainder of the race with the title contenders packed up close behind him, each one viewing him as a potential points buffer should they prove capable of slotting him between themselves and their rivals.

But after coming oh-so-close so often before, Vanderkooi refused to be their pawn and was instead the king, on this night at least.

“I’ll always remember getting my first win here in Barberville, Florida,” Vanderkooi said. “I’ve been racing here for a long, long time – 85s, 250s, 450s. I’ve got a lot of laps around this place, but that didn’t help my nerves any with two champions right behind me.

“That was awesome. Thank you to everyone who believed in me so much. My mechanic, my girlfriend, my parents, Ben Evans, everyone on the Mission Roof Systems team… I can’t wait to line them back up tomorrow – this was the spark I needed.”

Still, the championship complexion was altered drastically even with the 25-point prize off the board. Daniels ultimately crashed out of fourth with less than three minutes to go. Forced to start from the back of the staggered restart, the rookie ace could manage just 12th and was mathematically eliminated from title contention as a result.

At the same time, Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) pulled off a sensational, around-the-outside overtake on Briar Bauman (No. 3 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) to steal away runner-up honors in the race’s final corner, which all but eliminated Bauman as well.

Just behind, JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) took full advantage of the restart to leap up the order and then hold off Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) for fourth by 0.060 seconds at the checkered flag.

Due to Mees’ last-lap heroics, the reigning champ now leads Beach and Bauman by 23 and 25 points, respectively. That means Mees needs just a 16-place finish to take the title even in the event of a Beach victory. Meanwhile, Bauman’s only hope is to win and beat Mees via the tiebreaker in the unlikely chance that Mees goes home empty-handed tomorrow evening.

Davis Fisher (No. 67 Bob Lanphere’s BMC Racing Indian FTR750) finished sixth. He was followed to the stripe by Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Latus Motors Racing Harley-Davidson XG750R), Dan Bromley (No. 62 Memphis Shades/Corbin Seats/Vinson Construction Yamaha MT-07), Brandon Price (No. 92 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing Yamaha MT-07), and Ben Lowe (No. 25 Rackley Racing/Mission Foods Indian FTR750), who rounded out the top ten.

Mission Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines

Mission Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines title leader Jesse Janisch (No. 33 Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R) took a major step toward the acquisition of his first-career Progressive AFT championship by scoring his seventh win of the year on Friday night.

Janisch was hounded throughout – yet ultimately aided in his championship aspirations – by a hungry pack of decorated part-timers that consisted of Dan Bromley (No. 62 Memphis Shades/Corbin Seats/Vinson Construction Yamaha MT-07), Kolby Carlile (No. 36 KC36 Las Vegas Harley-Davidson XG750R), James Rispoli (No. 43 Wally Brown Racing/Haversack KTM 890 Duke), and Mikey Rush (No. 15 Helipower Racing/Las Vegas Harley-Davidson XG750R).

The Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson ace managed to fight off their advances, placing them between himself and his title rival, defending class champion Cory Texter (No. 1 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing Yamaha MT-07).

In the end, Texter could only muster a sixth-place finish in a race he really needed to win to retain realistic hopes at the crown. It could have been (slightly) worse. Rispoli crashed out of fourth late, bringing out a red flag and providing Texter another shot with a bunched up field. While he was unable to mount a charge, he did pick up one position due to Rispoli’s absence and still has an outside shot heading into tomorrow’s finale.

Just how far outside? Janisch now leads by 21 points (309-288), which means he needs just a 15th-place result on Saturday to secure the coveted #1 plate.

“Oh, this is a high,” Janisch said. “Today didn’t start well; we were 15th in practice and 10th in the first qualifying session. But the team was awesome. We just kept working at it and ended up getting on pole. I looked over (on the grid) and thought, ‘Today is an awesome day to have good friends,’ because I had a whole front row of people I’m friends with.

“We’re stoked. The Vance & Hines team is amazing. It’s been an unreal year. We’ve got one more. Let’s try to finish it off. Anything can happen, but we just need four more points.”

Runner-up Bromley continued his perfect podium streak on the season, notching up his seventh top-three in seven attempts. Meanwhile, Carlile’s third saw him return to the podium for the first time since the season’s second round after missing ten rounds while recovering from injury.

Rush came home fourth, followed by Bromley’s teammate, Cole Zabala (No. 51 Memphis Shades/Corbin Seats/Vinson Construction Yamaha MT-07), who kept Texter at bay for fifth.

Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER

With his championship campaign successfully done and dusted, recently crowned Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER champion Kody Kopp (No. 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE) reminded the field exactly why he’s the category’s new master.

Freed up to once again push at his maximum, Kopp made a stunning restart from the second row following an early red flag, winding his way through tight quarters and all the way up into second. Moments later, he executed an aggressive inside strike on Trevor Brunner (No. 21 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) to take control of the lead.

Once clear at the front, Kopp set sail toward his seventh victory of the season, moving him to within one of equaling Dallas Daniels’ single-season class record of eight. The triumph was not just Kopp’s first win in six races, but his first podium over that span full stop.

He said, “We went a long three-and-a-half months without a podium or a win. This feels so good. It’s really hard to race a championship and not think about the points. As much as I want to say I wasn’t, the whole time I was. We got that done last time out, and now we just won Volusia. Let’s do it again tomorrow.”

Just as the fight for second place in the championship continues to rage, so it did as well in Friday’s Main Event. Brunner battled hard but was ultimately displaced and left in the wake of Trent Lowe (No. 48 Mission Foods/Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda CRF450R) and Dalton Gauthier (No. 79 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R).

In the end, Lowe edged Gauthier for the position, while Brunner picked up fourth less than a second back. Meanwhile, Max Whale (No. 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE) edged Chase Saathoff (No. 106 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) and Morgen Mischler (No. 13 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) for fifth.

As a result, the struggle for second is only that much tighter. Brunner currently leads that effort with 237 points, followed closely by Mischer (233), Gauthier (230), and Whale (220).

The Mission Volusia Half-Mile Finale I will premiere on FS1 on Sunday, October 23, at 11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT, while the Mission Volusia Half-Mile Finale II will air one week later, on Sunday, October 30, at 10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT. Both broadcasts will include exclusive features, cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage, and expert commentary.

Next Up:

The Progressive AFT season concludes with tomorrow’s Mission Volusia Half-Mile Finale II presented by Daytona Dodge and Zo CBD. Visit https://store.americanflattrack.com/ebooking/ticket/view/id/4054/ to reserve your tickets today.

You can catch the livestream of all the weekend’s racing activities on FansChoice.tv. FansChoice.tv provides free-to-view livestreaming of Practice and Qualifying. FansChoice.tv subscribers will then be able to watch the drama unfold from Opening Ceremonies through the Semis, Main Events, and podium celebrations. FansChoice.tv offers two subscription options, granting unlimited access to premium AFT content. Monthly subscriptions start at just $7.99, while a six-month subscription is available for $44.99.

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

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How to Watch:

FOX Sports and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of Progressive American Flat Track. For the 2022 season, all races will premiere in one-hour telecasts on FS1 during highly desirable weekend time slots. The complete schedule can be viewed at https://www.americanflattrack.com/events-foxsports. FansChoice.tv provides livestreaming coverage of every Progressive AFT round at http://www.FansChoice.tv.

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Canadian Superbike: Race One Results From RAD Torque Raceway

      More, from a press release issued by CSBK: Young holds...

American Flat Track: Arai Sponsoring Bridgeport Half-Mile

Arai Helmet, Drag Specialties Named Title and Presenting Sponsors...

Where To Ride In June: Track Days, Schools, And Races

The following track days, riding schools, and racing events...