Lucas Oil Indy Mile Recap: AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles
NEWS August 23, 2012
Photo by Dave Hoenig
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 23, 2012) - Last week's Peoria winner Dominic Colindres (Weirbach Racing) grabbed the hole shot in the 12-lap AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles Main Event with a screaming horde of 450cc singles hot on his heels.
The race turned into an all out war as Colindres was under attack from Zakk Palmer (Western Hills Honda) and Stephen Vanderkuur (Parkinson Brothers Racing). Jake Shoemaker (Montgomeryville Cycle Center), Jason Isennock (Highs Dairy Stores), Ryan Wells (5 Star Steel & Fabricating) and Jake Cunningham (Schiller's Tree Service) all made up the lead pack.
The race to the checkers would come down to Palmer, who led at the white flag, Vanderkuur and Colindres. "It was an awesome race, I knew I had to get a good restart and I did," Vanderkuur said. "I knew there would be a bunch of passing and that I was going to have my work cut out. It was a toss-up and I just went for it. I gave it my all and I'm just so excited."
Vanderkuur won by a relatively large margin, compared to the tightness of the rest of the race, .058 of a second ( a little over a bike length). Colindres was second with Palmer rounding out the podium.
Shoemaker was a solid fourth by half a second over Isennock. Wells finished sixth with the top six separated by less than a second.
The win allowed Vanderkuur to leap frog into the points lead over Wells by one point. Shoemaker is ten back in third with Isennock just two more back in fourth.
The injured Gerit Callies dropped from the lead all the way to fifth in points.