Race Report - Mikey Martin - Bonneville Performance Triumph
NEWS August 25, 2012
Here is my race report from last weekend at the world famous Indy Mile, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since it was during the Indiana State fair there were a lot of people and the stands were packed full. I was very excited coming into this race because I felt good physically and mentally and had a lot of confidence from the previous race at the Sacramento Mile where I got a ninth place finish.
The Triumph worked great in practice and the first qualifying session went great too, I qualified fifth. Before the second qualifying session we made some adjustments to my bike to see if we could get the setup even better, but the track started getting dried off and slippery, I ended up qualifying tenth overall.
In the heat race I qualified on the front row, I got a great start. I was in third for a lap then I slipped off the groove and fell back to eleventh place, I made a pass every lap and ended up fifth, one spot out of a direct transfer to the main. Which meant I had to go to a semi. In my semi I got the hole-shot and led every lap. I was battling with Willy McCoy the whole race and drafted him for the semi win. This was my first time on the podium with the Triumph.
In the main I got a great start from the back row, I was in second for a few laps behind Jake Johnson, when I got bumped off the groove and fell back to eighth. I was passing a few riders down the back straight away on lap four and then my chain broke exiting turn four. I knew where everyone was at, so I was able to go high and allow everyone to pass before I crossed back down to the inside of the track and into the pits without causing a red flag restart.
Obviously I was saddened because I felt that I was going to better my previous ninth place.
Come by the pits and say hi. The next race is the Springfield Short Track September 1st and the Mile on the 2nd, at the Illinois State fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.
Mikey Martin 91 / Bonneville Performance – Factory Triumph Racing
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