Colindres Never Looks Back to Take AMA Pro Pro Singles Peoria TT Win

NEWS August 14, 2012

Colindres Never Looks Back to Take AMA Pro Pro Singles Peoria TT Win

Photo by Dave Hoenig

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 14, 2012) - A multiple bike pile up on lap three of the 12-lap AMA Pro Pro Singles main event erased the great start of Dominic Colindres (Weirbach Racing). Four riders ended up in a heap in turn two, forcing the red flag. All but Jacob Constantine (Matts Cycle), who was transported to a local hospital for evaluation, made the restart.

Colindres, who was making his first start on the Weirbach Racing Honda repeated his start and led every lap. "I got the hole-shot after the restart, usually something goes wrong in a situation like that but it actually helped me," Colindres said. "I really liked the track and I just want to congratulate Stephen (Vanderkuur), he was on me the whole way and really gave me a good run."

Vanderkuur (Parkinson Brothers Racing) closed the gap to just over one second as the laps wound down, but that was as close as he could get.

Justin Reed (Rich King Racing / Fun Mart Cycle Center) held second until turning over the spot to Vanderkuur on lap five, but held on to earn his first podium finish.

There was a great race-long battle over fourth that finally went to Rod Spencer Jr (831 Paint). Nick Mataya (Shoe Racing), Jake Shoemaker (Montgomeryville Cycle / Bob Weirbach), Jason Isennock (Highs Dairy Stores), Ryan Wells (Wells Racing), Dustin Cassidy (Cassidy Racing), Jacob Lehmann (Spy Optics) and Jake Cunningham (Schiller's Tree Service) all fought tooth and nail over their positions, but finished in that order.

A huge heat race crash has left the Pro Singles points race up for grabs as points leader Gerit Callies (Fun Mart Cycle Center) crashed coming off the jump and collected Adam Bushman (Midwest CNC / Powerbar) and Robbie Treinen (FM Ceiling and Remodeling). All three were transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

Callies still holds the points lead, but now by only one point over Ryan Wells. Stephen Vanderkuur, Jake Shoemaker and Jason Isennock are just behind by 10, 11 and 12 points respectively.

Injury Update
All riders are listed in stable condition.

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