American Flat Track: Running Results From Williams Grove Half-Mile (Updated)

American Flat Track: Running Results From Williams Grove Half-Mile (Updated)

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

Williams Grove Speedway Half-Mile/American Flat Track

Williams Grove Half-Mile

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

September 11, 2020

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

1. Sammy Halbert (Ind), 25.945 seconds

2. Jared Mees (Ind), 25.974

3. Briar Bauman (Ind), 26.100

4. Jake Johnson (Ind), 26.210

5. Brandon Price (Ind), 26.213

6. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 26.262

7. Dan Bromley (Ind), 26.291

8. Davis Fisher (Ind), 26.405

9. Jarod Vanderkooi (Har), 26.569

10. Bronson Bauman (Ind), 26.604

11. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 26.620

12. Larry Pegram (Ind), 26.628

13. Jeffrey Carver Jr. (Ind), 26.725

14. Dalton Gauthier (Har), 26.759

15. Bryan Smith (Har), 26.780

16. JD Beach (Yam), 26.912

17. Jay Maloney (Ind), 27.522

 

 

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

1. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), 26.550 seconds

2. James Rispoli (Har), 26.617

3. Cory Texter (Yam), 26.691

4. Cody Johncox (Yam), 26.964

5. Ben Lowe (Yam), 27.030

6. Danny Eslick (Kaw), 27.035

7. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 27.049

8. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 27.210

9. Chad Cose (Har), 27.286

10. Mitch Harvat (Kaw), 27.314

11. Jeremiah Duffy (Kaw), 27.402

12. Garret Wilson (Kaw), 27.555

13. Jeremiah Alexander (Kaw), 27.626

14. Jimmy McAllister (Kaw), 27.647

15. Scott Barrett (Kaw), 28.281

 

 

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

1. Wyatt Anderson (KTM), 26.589 seconds

2. Trent Lowe (Hon), 26.676

3. Ryan Wells (KTM), 26.753

4. Brandon Kitchen (KTM), 26.828

5. Aidan RoosEvans (Yam), 26.830

6. Tanner Dean (Hon), 26.854

7. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 26.869

8. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 26.869

9. Michael Rush (Yam), 26.902

10. Morgen Mischler (KTM), 26.913

11. Max Whale (Kaw), 26.976

12. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), 26.995

13. Cameron Smith (Hon), 26.999

14. Justin Jones (Hon), 27.013

15. Kevin Stollings (Hon), 27.033

16. Henry Wiles (Hon), 27.121

17. Shayna Texter (KTM), 27.161

18. Cole Zabala (Hon), 27.165

19. James Ott (KTM), 27.254

20. Chad Cose (Suz), 27.256

21. Kasey Sciscoe (Yam), 27.388

22. Jordan Jean (Hon), 27.474

23. Scott Barrett (Hon), 28.131

 

 

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

1. Sammy Halbert (Ind), 26.136 seconds

2. Briar Bauman (Ind), 26.204

3. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 26.333

4. Bronson Bauman (Ind), 26.474

5. Jared Mees (Ind), 26.528

6. Jeffrey Carver Jr. (Ind), 26.530

7. Bryan Smith (Har), 26.546

8. Brandon Price (Ind), 26.623

9. Jake Johnson (Ind), 26.637

10. Dan Bromley (Ind), 26.653

11. Larry Pegram (Ind), 26.693

12. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 26.758

13. Davis Fisher (Ind), 26.792

14. JD Beach (Yam), 26.851

15. Jarod Vanderkooi (Har), 26.872

16. Dalton Gauthier (Har), 26.924

17. Jay Maloney (Ind), 27.470

 

 

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

1. Cory Texter (Yam), 26.542 seconds

2. Chad Cose (Har), 26.761

3. James Rispoli (Har), 26.799

4. Ben Lowe (Yam), 26.807

5. Cody Johncox (Yam), 26.962

6. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), 27.001

7. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 27.069

8. Danny Eslick (Kaw), 27.323

9. Garret Wilson (Kaw), 27.431

10. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 27.466

11. Jeremiah Duffy (Kaw), 27.542

12. Jeremiah Alexander (Kaw), 27.626

13. Mitch Harvat (Kaw), 27.749

14. Jimmy McAllister (Kaw), 27.989

15. Scott Barrett (Kaw), 37.386

 

 

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

1. Trent Lowe (Hon), 26.539 seconds

2. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 26.564

3. Tanner Dean (Hon), 26.680

4. Chad Cose (Suz), 26.690

5. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 26.701

6. Kevin Stollings (Hon), 26.718

7. Michael Rush (Yam), 26.752

8. Ryan Wells (KTM), 26.764

9. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), 26.771

10. Max Whale (Kaw), 26.784

11. Brandon Kitchen (KTM), 26.813

12. Morgen Mischler (KTM), 26.859

13. Cameron Smith (Hon), 26.868

14. Aidan RoosEvans (Yam), 26.874

15. Shayna Texter (KTM), 26.881

16. Wyatt Anderson (KTM), 26.917

17. Justin Jones (Hon), 26.943

18. Henry Wiles (Hon), 27.017

19. James Ott (KTM), 27.033

20. Jordan Jean (Hon), 27.037

21. Cole Zabala (Hon), 27.173

22. Kasey Sciscoe (Yam), 27.242

23. Scott Barrett (Hon), 28.257

 

 

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

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 25.935 seconds

2. Sammy Halbert (Ind), 26.040

3. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 26.056

4. Briar Bauman (Ind), 26.094

5. Davis Fisher (Ind), 26.214

6. Bryan Smith (Har), 26.279

7. Bronson Bauman (Ind), 26.285

8. Brandon Price (Ind), 26.435

9. Jeffrey Carver Jr. (Ind), 26.448

10. Jake Johnson (Ind), 26.461

11. Larry Pegram (Ind), 26.531

12. Jarod Vanderkooi (Har), 26.601

13. JD Beach (Yam), 26.613

14. Dan Bromley (Ind), 26.618

15. Dalton Gauthier (Har), 26.627

16. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 26.826

17. Jay Maloney (Ind), 27.177

 

 

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

1. Cory Texter (Yam), 26.697 seconds

2. Chad Cose (Har), 26.736

3. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), 26.747

4. Ben Lowe (Yam), 26.779

5. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 26.819

6. James Rispoli (Har), 26.996

7. Cody Johncox (Yam), 27.036

8. Jeremiah Duffy (Kaw), 27.048

9. Danny Eslick (Kaw), 27.058

10. Nick Armstrong (Yam), 27.169

11. Mitch Harvat (Kaw), 27.363

12. Garret Wilson (Kaw), 27.469

13. Jeremiah Alexander (Kaw), 27.645

14. Jimmy McAllister (Kaw), 27.660

15. Scott Barrett (Kaw), 28.741

 

 

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

1. Max Whale (Kaw), 26.586 seconds

2. Tanner Dean (Hon), 26.599

3. Kevin Stollings (Hon), 26.615

4. Trent Lowe (Hon), 26.694

5. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 26.720

6. Morgen Mischler (KTM), 26.737

7. Chad Cose (Suz), 26.761

8. Ryan Wells (KTM), 26.771

9. Michael Rush (Yam), 26.787

10. Cameron Smith (Hon), 26.799

11. Wyatt Anderson (KTM), 26.800

12. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), 26.860

13. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 26.881

14. Justin Jones (Hon), 26.972

15. Shayna Texter (KTM), 26.973

16. Brandon Kitchen (KTM), 26.976

17. James Ott (KTM), 26.997

18. Aidan RoosEvans (Yam), 27.062

19. Henry Wiles (Hon), 27.201

20. Kasey Sciscoe (Yam), 27.305

21. Jordan Jean (Hon), 27.551

22. Cole Zabala (Hon), 27.666

23. Scott Barrett (Hon), 28.099

 

 

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

1. Cory Texter (Yam), 8 laps

2. James Rispoli (Har), -2.391 seconds

3. Danny Eslick (Kaw), -3.646

4. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), -6.644

5. Cody Johncox (Yam), -7.206

6. Mitch Harvat (Kaw), -9.338

7. Jeremiah Alexander (Kaw), -12.052

8. Scott Barrett (Kaw), -1 lap

 

 

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

1. Chad Cose (Har), 8 laps

2. Ben Lowe (Yam), -0.732 second

3. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -2.923 seconds

4. Jeremiah Duffy (Kaw), -3.762

5. Nick Armstrong (Yam), -4.088

6. Jimmy McAllister (Kaw), -9.779

7. Garret Wilson (Kaw), -11.392

 

 

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

1. Trent Lowe (Hon), 8 laps

2. Kevin Stollings (Hon), -0.752 second

3. Max Whale (Kaw), -1.839 seconds

4. Michael Rush (Yam), -3.915

5. Aidan RoosEvans (Yam), -4.272

6. Trevor Brunner (Hon), -4.590

7. Justin Jones (Hon), -5.487

8. Cole Zabala (Hon), -6.110

9. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), -6.180

10. Wyatt Anderson (KTM), -6.265

11. Henry Wiles (Hon), -7.759

12. Scott Barrett (Hon), -13.919

 

 

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

1. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 8 laps

2. Chad Cose (Suz), -1.703 seconds

3. Tanner Dean (Hon), -1.831

4. Ryan Wells (KTM), -3.494

5. Cameron Smith (Hon), -4.040

6. James Ott (KTM), -4.763

7. Morgen Mischler (KTM), -4.934

8. Shayna Texter (KTM), -5.423

9. Kasey Sciscoe (Yam), -8.123

10. Jordan Jean (Hon), -10.744

11. Brandon Kitchen (KTM), -11.602

 

 

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

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 8 laps

2. Bronson Bauman (Ind), -1.257 seconds

3. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -1.340

4. Jeffrey Carver Jr. (Ind), -1.904

5. Davis Fisher (Ind), -3.023

6. Larry Pegram (Ind), -3.267

7. JD Beach (Yam), -4.231

8. Dalton Gauthier (Har), -4.917

9. Jay Maloney (Ind), -7.176

 

 

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

1. Briar Bauman (Ind), 4 laps

2. Jake Johnson (Ind), -1.311 seconds

3. Sammy Halbert (Ind), -1.425

4. Brandon Price (Ind), -1.680

5. Bryan Smith (Har), -1.887

6. Jarod Vanderkooi (Har), -2.662

7. Dan Bromley (Ind), -2.712

8. Kolby Carlile (Yam), -2.848

 

 

Provisional AFT Production Twins Main Event 8 Min + 2 Laps Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. James Rispoli (Har), 20 laps

2. Cory Texter (Yam), -2.794 seconds

3. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), -7.444

4. Ben Lowe (Yam), -7.578

5. Danny Eslick (Kaw), -10.254

6. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -10.807

7. Nick Armstrong (Yam), -15.097

8. Jeremiah Duffy (Kaw), -18.475

9. Cody Johncox (Yam), -21.493

10. Mitch Harvat (Kaw), -27.325

11. Jimmy McAllister (Kaw), -1 lap

12. Garret Wilson (Kaw), -1 lap, -7.209 seconds

13. Jeremiah Alexander (Kaw), -1 lap, -7.284

14. Chad Cose (Har), -8 laps

15. Scott Barrett (Kaw), -17 laps

 

 

Provisional AFT Singles Main Event 8 Min + 2 Laps Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Michael Rush (Yam), 20 laps

2. Dallas Daniels (Yam), -0.819 second

3. Ryan Wells (KTM), -1.166 seconds

4. Morgen Mischler (KTM), -1.295

5. Max Whale (Kaw), -1.705

6. Kevin Stollings (Hon), -3.024

7. Trevor Brunner (Hon), -3.194

8. Trent Lowe (Hon), -5.727

9. Tanner Dean (Hon), -7.219

10. Chad Cose (Suz), -9.129

11. Shayna Texter (KTM), -10.693

12. Cameron Smith (Hon), -11.092

13. Aidan RoosEvans (Yam), -11.540

14. Henry Wiles (Hon), -11.805

15. James Ott (KTM), -12.240

16. Justin Jones (Hon), -14.157

17. Cole Zabala (Hon), -16.583

 

 

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

1. Briar Bauman (Ind), 30 laps

2. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -4.347 seconds

3. Bronson Bauman (Ind), -7.311

4. Jared Mees (Ind), -8.904

5. Dan Bromley (Ind), -9.837

6. Sammy Halbert (Ind), -10.085

7. Jake Johnson (Ind), -11.277

8. Larry Pegram (Ind), -15.933

9. Jarod Vanderkooi (Har), -16.057

10. Bryan Smith (Har), -16.348

11. Davis Fisher (Ind), -16.925

12. Brandon Price (Ind), -18.457

13. Jeffrey Carver Jr. (Ind), -21.889

14. JD Beach (Yam), -23.565

15. Kolby Carlile (Yam), -24.689

16. Dalton Gauthier (Har), -1 lap

17. Jay Maloney (Ind), -1 lap, -8.666 seconds

 

 

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

Bauman Unstoppable In Williams Grove Half-Mile I Blowout

Estenson Racing goes 1-2 on AFT Singles podium;

Rispoli notches third victory in AFT Production Twins.

 

Briar  Bauman (1). Photo by Scott Hunter, courtesy AFT.
Briar Bauman (1). Photo by Scott Hunter, courtesy AFT.

MECHANICSBURG, Penn. (September 11, 2020) – Briar Bauman (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) showed just what an American Flat Track Grand National Championship at the peak of his powers is capable of in Friday evening’s Williams Grove Half-Mile I.

Bauman flat-out crushed the opposition in a AFT SuperTwins presented by Vance & Hines Main Event the race’s runner-up accurately described as “demoralizing” while accepting his second-place trophy. The result did not come as much of a shock — it was the third year running Bauman proved his superiority at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Championship rival Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) stole the holeshot and led for about two corners before giving way to Bauman at the front. The race for the win was effectively over at that point; Bauman was more than a second out in front with 11 minutes remaining on the clock and worked that advantage up to more than six seconds before cruising to an easy 4.347-second margin of victory.

When asked to explain his dominance at the venue, Briar said, “This racetrack is good for me. I think it fits my style quite a bit. It’s aggressive but passive aggressive. I’m aggressive with it, but I try to be easy on the gas at the same time. The bike is great here too.”

The aforementioned runner-up was not Mees, however. It was Brandon Robinson (No. 44 HCRR Racing/Ben Evans Racing Indian FTR750), who picked up his second-consecutive second place. Robinson swapped positions early with Mees, Jake Johnson (No. 5 Hite Trucking/RJ Performance Indian FTR750), and Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) before breaking free from that fight with a good nine minutes to go.

Bronson put in a late charge, first dispatching of Johnson and then overhauling Mees to earn his first podium result of 2020.

The slowing Mees managed to outlast a charging Dan Bromley (No. 62 Roof Systems of Dallas, Texas Indian FTR750), who registered an inspired ride to sixth in front of his home fans.

After running in podium contention early, the out-from-retirement Johnson ultimately lost out to Sammy Halbert (No. 69 Coolbeth-Nila Racing Indian FTR750) late but still managed to pick up a strong seventh place in his first ride of the year.

Bauman’s dominant win combined with Mees’ first non-podium of the year tightened up their title fight. Mees continues to lead, but only by three points (147-144) with another race at Williams Grove coming tomorrow. Halbert and Robinson are even in points at 108.

A fourth-straight Williams Grove win would be enough to hand Bauman the championship lead no matter where Mees finished behind him. Bauman said, “Do I think I can repeat tomorrow? It’s tough to say. It takes one little change on the bike and these guys can do anything. Brandon was rolling and Bronson rode so good in the Main Event too. They weren’t really up in the semis but then they made a few changes and all the sudden they were really relevant. It’s hard. I’d like to hope I can, but we’ll just have to see how it goes.”

AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys

 

Mikey Rush (15). Photo by Scott Hunter, courtesy AFT.
Mikey Rush (15). Photo by Scott Hunter, courtesy AFT.

2019 AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys championship runner-up Mikey Rush (No. 15 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) finally broke through to claim his first Main Event victory of 2020.

It didn’t come easily, as he had to defeat his second-ranked teammate, Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) and 2016 GNC2 champ Ryan Wells (No. 94 Waters Autobody Racing/D&D PowerSports KTM 450 SX-F) to make it happen.

Rising star Daniels was ahead of the field early, running away at the front as a huge pack ran as many as four-wide while battling over second position. Once some order emerged from the chaos, Wells, Rush, and Morgen Mischler (No. 13 Roof Systems DFW/Duffy Fleet Services KTM 450 SX-F) worked together to claw their way back up to Daniels.

By half-distance, Wells was the man on the move and Daniels looked in danger of fading back to the second group. Wells moved into first and promptly ripped open a half-second of padding before Rush stepped up to the challenge and made it a two-way race for the win with one minute to go.

Rush dove under Wells at that point, only to have his opponent square him back up. Undeterred, Rush executed a second overtake and made the position change stick for good as the race went into its final two laps.

“It feels great,” Rush said. “It’s always fun coming here to Williams Grove — the fans are awesome. I couldn’t do it without my team; the Estenson crew are great people. They are a lot of fun to be around, but when we get to work, those guys get serious and get things sorted out. My motorcycles are awesome. I’m just thankful and blessed to be a part of this deal.”

Behind, Daniels not only regrouped, he sprinted back up to Wells and powered past him while exiting Turn 2 on the final lap. The Estenson Racing 1-2 marked its second double podium finish of the season.

Wells took his first podium of the ‘20 in third, with Mischler taking a close fourth.

Volusia Half-Mile winner Max Whale (No. 18 Coondoo Cattle Co./Australian Road Services Kawasaki KX450F) — who was just out of touch of the lead group throughout — completed the top five.

Meanwhile, title leader Henry Wiles (No. 17 RMR Honda/Honda Talon CRF450R) suffered through a difficult day. He failed to advance through his Semi and was forced to burn his provisional just to line up for the Main. He then finished 14th, allowing Daniels, Whale, and Rush to gobble up the majority of his hard-earned championship advantage.

Wiles still leads, albeit by just five points over Daniels (113-108). Whale (102) and Rush (99) are in position to strike in third and fourth, respectively.

AFT Production Twins

 

James Rispoli (43). Photo by Scott Hunter, courtesy AFT.
James Rispoli (43). Photo by Scott Hunter, courtesy AFT.

James Rispoli (No. 43 Latus Motors Racing Harley-Davidson XG750R) continued his recent tear, scoring his third AFT Production Twins victory in the class’ most recent four Main Events.

“The Rocket” tracked down reigning champion Cory Texter (No. 1 G&G Racing/Roof Systems Yamaha MT-07) early and the two spent the next several minutes determining who had the superior line around Williams Grove Speedway.

Texter appeared to have the early advantage running down low, but Rispoli’s high line got progressively stronger as the race developed. With around three minutes remaining on the clock, there was no longer a debate concerning who found the fast way around; Rispoli blasted away at the front and furthered his standing as the championship favorite.

With three wins and three seconds this season, Rispoli has quickly assembled a full race advantage in the points. “You never get used to winning,” he said. “We’re kind of having a dream season right now. We were struggling mid-day and Cory had kind of been in a class of his own. But as soon as the sun went down, something a little special happened. We saw Briar running around the top in the SuperTwins Semi, and I said to the boys, ‘This is our only shot.’ It worked — sometimes it doesn’t. I’m just fired up. The Latus Motors Racing team has done a beautiful job today.”

Ryan Varnes (No. 68 RVR/RoyBuilt Don’s Kawasaki Ninja 650) not only made up for a less-than-ideal start, he managed to overcome a mid-race encounter with the wall to take the final spot on the box.

Varnes reeled in Indy Mile winner Ben Lowe (No. 25 Roof Systems of Dallas/Bruce Lowe Excavating Yamaha MT-07) and the two then engaged in a scrap for third position. With around four minutes remaining, Lowe ran up the inside of Varnes and the ‘19 class runner-up actually impacted the fence in the melee.

Varnes somehow managed to remain upright, maintained his composure, ran Lowe back down, and beat him to the flag in the end.

Rispoli’s fellow multinational championship-winning roadracer, Danny Eslick (No. 64 Scott Powersports/R&D Machine Kawasaki Ninja 650), rounded out the top five.

Also of note: Johnny Lewis (No. 10 Moto Anatomy X Powered by Royal Enfield Twins FT) gave Royal Enfield a flat track debut to be proud of, finishing an impressive sixth in the Twins FT’s maiden AFT Main Event.

The Williams Grove Half-Mile I & II will air back-to-back on NBCSN on Saturday, September 26, starting at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 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 be back in action at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday night for the Williams Grove Half-Mile II. Tomorrow’s schedule is the same as today’s; gates will open for fans at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT with the Main Event programs set to begin at 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 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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