Lehmann Gets First AMA Pro Flat Track Win in First Ever Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles Race
NEWS August 7, 2012
Photo by Dave Hoenig
AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles
The 16-lap Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles main got off to a rough start as Wyatt Maguire fell down in the right hander on consecutive starts, forcing two restarts. Fast qualifier Dominic Colindres (Frankie Morris Racing / Bozzie Customs) had claimed the hole shot on the first two starts, but his fortune ran out on the third. Jacob Lehmann (Spy Optics / Vince & Denise Holt), who was making his first professional start in flat track got the hole shot in the one that counted, while Colindres was buried in fourth.
Lehmann took full advantage and smoothly pulled clear. "I rode some Supermoto, but this is a different world," said Lehmann. "I came here tonight just hoping to make the main. Then I won my heat and I thought I might do pretty good. I got lucky on the restart and I was just thinking please don't red flag it again."
The restarts also worked to help Rod Spencer Jr. (831 Paint / GP Sports). Spencer was dogging Lehmann, but he just put a good charge together. "I was just trying to get a gap on the last few laps so I could have room to breathe but Spencer just kept creeping up on me," said Lehmann.
Spencer would finish just a half second off the win. Colindres worked on current series points leader Gerit Callies (Fun Mart Cycle Center / Rod Lake) until he was able to take over third on lap fourteen. Once in third Colindres ran down the leaders, but had little time to advance, finishing almost two seconds back.
Jake Shoemaker (Montgomeryville Cycle Center / Bob Weirbach Racing) also got by the fading Callies to finish fourth.
Despite fading at the end Callies continues to hold the Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles points standings by 12 over Ryan Wells (Weirbach Racing) who finished right on Callies' heels to only lose one point on the night. Jake Shoemaker and Jason Isennock (Highs Dairy Stores) are tied for third another 12 points down.
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