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 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. June 25, 2022
A rejuvenated Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) earned his first victory of the 2022 Progressive American Flat Track season in Saturday’s Mission Lima Half-Mile at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, Ohio.

Over the few several seasons, Robinson has established himself as the Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle rider most likely to steal the occasional win away from class dominators Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) and Briar Bauman (No. 3 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750).
However, on this night, Robinson had to overcome the challenge of the series’ newest star in Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) to get to the checkered flag first. The rookie looked to be the race favorite prior to the Main but gave himself a big task by getting shuffled down from pole to sixth at the start.
So instead, it was Daniels’ teammate, JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT), who took point early on despite searching for pace all day long. Beach actually gapped the field by nearly a second in the early going before the likes of Robinson, Bauman, Mees, and Daniels really got rolling.
Robinson was the first one by and built up a one-a-half-second lead of his own by the time Daniels arrived in second with some six minutes remaining on the clock. The Yamaha pilot steadily ate away at that gap, drawing near enough to crisscross in front of Robinson momentarily with his low-to-high line with less than three minutes remaining.
The Mission Roof Systems rider was up for the challenge, adjusting his line to tighten his grip on the race. Daniels eventually conceded, allowing Robinson to secure the win with a 2.766-second margin of victory.
The breakthrough was Robinson’s second Lima triumph, the first coming back in 2016. Afterward, he said, “We needed this. This year has been an absolute struggle for us… My team hasn’t given up, and they gave me a great motorcycle. All the guys pitch in and make this fun. Man, I needed this big. I can’t wait to go to the next one now.”
Reigning champion and current points leader Mees worked his way past Bauman late to round out the podium, while Beach came home in fifth behind the two works Indian runners. Mees’ championship advantage was reduced slightly as a result; he now leads Daniels 139-127, while Bauman (115) and Beach (112) remain solidly in contention.
Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Latus Motors Racing Harley-Davidson XG750R) finished in sixth just ahead of Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) and Davis Fisher (No. 67 Bob Lanphere’s BMC Racing Indian FTR750).
Cory Texter (No. 100 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing Yamaha MT-07) was the top Mission Production Twins Challenge entrant in ninth, while Brandon Price (No. 92 Pro One Industries/Mission Foods KTM Duke 890) rounded out the top ten in his first ride aboard the KTM.
Mission Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines
In recent weeks, defending Mission Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines champion Cory Texter (No. 1 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing Yamaha MT-07) has been quietly keeping his hopes for a third and final class crown alive by clawing his way to gritty seconds, thirds, and fourths on nights he just didn’t have the speed to contend for the win.
Texter was anything but quiet on Saturday night at Allen County Fairgrounds, however, registering a lopsided victory to narrow the gap to title leader Jesse Janisch (No. 33 Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R) to just a single point (132-131).
Texter, Janisch, and Ben Lowe (No. 25 Mission Foods/Roof Systems Harley-Davidson XG750R) exploited the multiple nature of the circuit to each take a turn at the lead on the opening lap of the Main Event. But by lap two, Texter had seized control and he would never relent.
Janisch both kept Texter honest and minimized the damage with a steady ride to second at a track he’s never completely gelled with.
The win was Texter’s second of the season and his (and Yamaha’s) first ever at Lima. He said, “I’ve been coming here since I was two years old – maybe younger. Last year, I was all angry on the podium. I knew I could do better here. I rode really hard at the beginning and then just brought it home. This is my last Lima, and this is one I’m going to miss. It’s such an iconic track. It feels amazing to finally win here.”
Billy Ross (No. 109 Mission Foods/Roof Systems Harley-Davidson XG750R) proved his win at Laconia was no fluke by following up that maiden victory with a second-career podium. It didn’t come easily, however, as he only just managed to fend off a charging Cameron Smith (No. 34 Thee Cathy Gray/Al Barker Yamaha MT-07).
Smith, who boasted terrific speed all day, encountered unwelcome bike issues just prior to the start and was forced to move to the back of the grid. Despite that, Smith powered through the pelting roost of the field to finish in fourth, just over a half-second back of the box.
Cole Zabala (No. 51 Memphis Shades/Corbin/Vinson Yamaha MT-07) finished another two seconds back, equaling his best finish of the year in fifth.
Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER
With each successive race, Kody Kopp (No. 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE) continues to further the case that he’s the odds-on favorite to claim this year’s Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER crown.
At Lima, Kopp scored a second consecutive blowout victory, his fourth win among six top-twos in just seven attempts this season. The emerging superstar gapped the field within a single lap and then piled it on from there, ultimately winning with more than four seconds in hand.
Kopp’s mastery was reminiscent of that of his father, 2000 Grand National Champion Joe Kopp, who won at the circuit three times.
The secret? Kody said, “Holeshots win races here, especially in this Lima pea-gravel. So we did our job and got a good start, and that’s pretty much all we had to do, honestly.”
While there was little drama in deciding the podium, the race still proved to be a spectacular showcase for the future stars of the sport. Joining 17-year-old Kopp in the spotlight were a pair of 16-year-old phenoms.
Australian Tom Drane (No. 359 Construction Supply Specialists/ICCONS KTM 450 SX-F) earned a remarkable runner-up result in his Progressive AFT debut while Rookie of the Year hopeful Chase Saathoff (No. 106 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) scooped up his second consecutive third-place finish.
No other rider finished within 16 seconds of the runaway Kopp.
Dalton Gauthier (No. 79 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) came home fourth, while James Ott (No. 19 MediaHT/G&G Racing KTM 450 SX-F) won out in a tight scrap for fifth ahead of Trevor Brunner (No. 21 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) and Morgen Mischler (No. 13 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R).
As a result of Kopp’s win and Mischler’s seventh, Kopp now boasts a rather hefty 31-point advantage (155-134) in a quickly tilting title fight.
The Mission Lima Half-Mile will premiere on FS1 on Sunday, July 3, at 11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m, PT, including exclusive features, cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage, and expert commentary.

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Lodi 100cc TT National



                                          Story by J&W Racing - Photos by Stewart Barber and Diana Peebles

Saturday June 18, 2022 saw the 29th running of the Lodi Motorcycle Club's 100cc TT National event. This year's race was sponsored by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys and was also the Toby Jorgensen Memorial race in memory of that fine young rider whom we lost in 1999.
     The 100 TT National event is unique for 3 reasons. First, it is limited to 150cc maximum air-cooled 4-stroke motorcycles and second, because it is run on the Lodi Cycle Bowl blue groove TT track, famous for it's speed and challenging layout. What really makes the 100 National so challenging, however, is that it is a 25-lap race, placing a high premium on not only a fast rider/bike combo but also upon that combination staying fast and staying together for 25 long and tough laps. More than one bike has prematurely ended this race with smoke billowing and oil dripping and even more riders have pulled off with tongues dragging and sore arms unable to hold on any longer.
     The very first 100 National was run in 1992 and was won by none other than TT Prince Chris Carr. The race has run every year since then except for the 2020 Covid blackout season. In the years since, some pretty fast riders have taken home the #1 plate including Billy Arbogast, Mark Key, Dominic Colindres, Cole Crowley, Mikey Martin, Stevie Bonsey, Michael Inderbitzen, Tarren Santero and of course, Toby Jorgensen.
     To that list Mr. Dominic Monaco has now indelibly added his name. Riding a unique bike that has a history that includes Kenny Roberts and Engines Only, Dominic utterly owned the event this year, getting off the line in 1st place and leading every lap from 1 through 25. Multi-time winner Cole Crowley did worry Monaco for the first 5 laps but Monaco steadily pulled ahead and remained on rails and on fire. The race ended Monaco, Crowley, David Jorgensen, Blake Ash and Dominic Dias in 1st through 5th, with the remaining 13 riders all having had a great time and all at least 1 lap down on the winner. In the Junior National, Dean Rabideau lead all 15 laps but Ethan Salmon kept Dean honest and made him work hard for his victory. In short, a good time was indeed had by all.
     Open A TT races are always entertaining and this one was no exception. Christian Spurgeon got the holeshot and lead the first couple of laps but Andrew Luker was on a mission and in the left hander leading to the jump, Spurgeon drifted a little wide and that's all Luker needed. Luker lead the rest of the race with Spurgeon in 2nd until the last lap when Spurgeon again ran just a little wide in that same corner and  BP1 Tony Meiring made a clean pass that stuck to the end. Big bikes on technical TT tracks are always entertaining!
     The 50cc race was also a Luker show. This race was run with the "fast 50s" starting on the front row and the PW50s and XR50s starting on row 2. Young Wyatt Luker quickly realized the gearing on Bryce Botelho's KTM was low enough that his Yamaha PW50 could just about run with the KTM, so Wyatt passed, was repassed, passed again and ended the race a nose ahead of the KTM. Wyatt told his dad Andrew after the race that "Dad, I want one of THOSE!"
     The LMC is taking a break until 7/23 when we'll be running a ST event, but the Cycle Bowl will be hosting an AHRMA National event on 7/9 and 7/10. For details, go to https://www.lodicyclebowl.com/


4 - Blake Ash,  2 - Cole Crowley,  1 - Dominic Monaco,  3 - David Jorgensen,  and  5 - Dominic Dias


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