Photo By: AMA Pro Racing/Dave Hoenig
Oxford, PA (March 24, 2014) – The 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track season is here and the contenders are already making their way to the front of the pack. One rider who had a breakthrough season last year proved that 2013 was no fluke and came out swinging at Daytona. His name is Brandon Robinson.
Robinson suffered an injury during the off-season while testing at the Steve Nace Indoor Nationals in Duquoin, IL. He broke his collarbone and it required surgery for repair. He decided to race a few events before Rounds 1 & 2 at Daytona Flat Track to get comfortable on the bike again and test the twins he will be racing this season.
“We did both of the Steve Nace All-Star races during Bike Week at Savannah and Volusia,” said Robinson. “I was a little rusty, but I felt solid on the bike. We won Savannah on the Twin and finished third at Volusia. We also did the Volusia Short Track race and got the victory from the back row. I felt good on the bike and I was feeling very confident heading in the Short Track.”
In 2013, Robinson won his first ever Grand National at Daytona en route to a third place overall finish in the championship. After qualifying fifth on Day 1, Brandon finished fourth in his heat race. This would put him on the second row for the main event. He rode a smart, smooth race and picked off as many riders as he could to finish on the podium in third place. A very solid finish to kick off the season.
Day 2 started off similar with a sixth in qualifying. However, the heat race went much better and he grabbed the start he needed and checked out to grab the victory. It was looking very positive for the main event until another rider went down and collected Robinson in the process. He fought back from the fourth row to finish a very solid fifth place.
“I am satisfied with my finishes at the Daytona Flat Track,” said Robinson. “I think I had the speed to win the second day, but it’s short track racing and anything can happen. I am pleased with how I rode both days. I can’t complain about two top 5’s. We picked up good points and we are in a good position heading into Springfield.”
Robinson will once again campaign the USC Racing Kawasaki’s in the Expert Twins season this year and is looking to pick up where he left off last season where he won back-to-back Springfield Mile main events in the fall.
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