AMA Pro Flat Track Set to Bring Back Basic Twins Class on May 25, 2014 for Springfield Mile
NEWS November 22, 2013
Photo by Dave Hoenig
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 22, 2013) - It wouldn't be a complete season if AMA Pro Flat Track didn't visit Springfield, Ill. The legendary Springfield Mile has served as one of the most historic venues and is considered to be one of the most coveted wins on the circuit. In addition to the usual AMA Pro Grand National Experts races set to be held, the AMA Pro Basic Twins class will also roll off the trucks at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on May 25, 2014, and this go-around is sure to add even more excitement to the legacy of the storied event.
Last season marked the debut of the AMA Pro Basic Twins class. A class specifically designed for Pro Singles riders that have the aspiration of one day competing at the Grand National Expert level. The stepping stone division provides a way for the Pro Singles riders to get a feel for the powerful twin-cylinder motorcycles at the professional level without the added pressure of competing against the already proven Grand National Experts.
In both of her opportunities, Shayna Texter excelled in AMA Pro Basic Twins competition, winning both races by a combined 15.691 seconds on her Crosley Radio Kawasaki. Texter's monster victories proved it's only a matter of time before the female phenomenon graduates to the elite Grand National Expert level.
Texter's domination in Basic Twins at Springfield last season was partially overshadowed by Brandon Robinson's two Grand National Expert victories at the iconic venue. Robinson's sweep also came on a Kawasaki and the Oxford, Penn. native catapulted himself into the championship picture as the 2013 season came to a close. Though Robinson came up a little short in the Grand National Championship, finishing third in the overall final point standings, his two victories at Springfield last season, along with his early-season win at Daytona to start the year, helped him collect more wins than any Grand National Expert rider in 2013.
The event will be the first of two scheduled races at Springfield, with the second set to run on Labor Day Weekend of 2014. For tickets and more information, please visit http://www.illinoismda.com/ or call 217-753-8866.