AMD 256 November 2020 American Motorcycle Dealer 256 Nov 2020

NOV 2020




Bauman Retains V & H SuperTwins Championship for Indian ; Rispoli gives H-D the Production Twins Championship ; Lewis Scores a First AFT Race Win for Royal Enfield

NOV 2020

ISSUE # 256
The New ' ZeitzGeist '
Needing ' only ' to finish in eighth or better in the final , weather-hit race of the 2020 Progressive American Flat Track season , defending champion and championship leader Briar Bauman ( No . 1 Indian Motorcycle / Progressive Insurance / S & S Cycle FTR750 ) held off the challenge from nearest championship challenger Jared Mees ( No . 9 Indian Motorcycle / Progressive Insurance FTR750 ) by finishing fourth to Mees ' second place for a nine point Vance & Hines backed SuperTwins premier class AFT championship win . 24 hours earlier the results were reversed with Bauman the Elder taking what turned out to be a crucial second place in the first of the Friday / Saturday night Short Track Double Headers at the Daytona International Speedway , with Mees in fourth place , that gave Bauman some wiggle room going into the season finale . The surprise of the weekend though was an impressive double win - first place in Race I and II - for Brandon Robinson ( No . 44 HCRR Racing / Ben
Evans Racing Indian FTR750 ) who stepped forward and stole the show for his first two wins of the season - wins that secured championship fourth spot for the 30-year old from Pennsylvania .
Briar Bauman retained his # 1 plate
In Race I on Friday , Jarod Vanderkooi brought the No . 20 Harley- Davidson / Vance & Hines XG750R Rev X home for his best result of the season in third , equalling his best ever premier class finish and ultimately giving him a ninth place championship finish and a second third place podium spot of the season for the H-D / Vance & Hines XG750R .
Sammy Halbert ( No . 69 Coolbeth-Nila Racing Indian FTR750 ) came fifth in Race I , but scooped a podium spot in third in Race II to confirm third spot in the AFT SuperTwins Presented by Vance & Hines 2020 championship . The third member of the Indian Motorcycle ' Wrecking Crew ' is the younger Bauman brother , Bronson , ( Indian Motorcycle , Progressive Insurance , S & S Cycle FTR750 ) and despite finishing in 9th and 10th in the two Daytona races , had done enough through the season to secure fifth spot in the championship standings , with Dan Bromley ( Roof Systems FTR750 ) taking a season best equalling fifth spot in Race II . In the AFT Singles , Dallas Daniels ( No . 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F ) secured the 2020 class championship at Charlotte the weekend before and finished in fourth and ninth spots respectively at Daytona . In Race I , Chad Cose ( No . 49 Wally Brown Racing / American Suzuki RM-Z450 ) claimed his first victory of
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' Ghisarama ' by Hazard Motorcycle ( Bergamo , Italy ) won Best in Show and a place at the next AMD World Championship at Biker Fest in Italy in September - an AMD Official Affiliate Custom Bike Show . Remember what they were ? Remind yourself on pages 31-34 ...