The following is from the promoters of the Pomona Half Mile...
On October 15th, when the AMA Pro Flat Track Finals get underway at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., it will mark the return of the famed Pomona Half Mile.
With just one race remaining this year's championship will all come down to the AMA Flat Track Finals and lies between three riders. A total of 29 points will be on the line and everything will boil down to this final race.
Currently leading the point chase by four points is reigning GNC champion Jake Johnson of Franklinville, N.J. Competing since 2002, Johnson captured the Grand National Singles crown in 2006 and 2008. An extremely consistent rider, Johnson, who has three wins to his credit this season, knows what it take to win as is evidenced by his win at Calistoga last weekend. Filled with determination and ready to go, Johnson is definitely looking to take the coveted crown for the second year in a row.
Sitting in second place, just four points behind, is No. 9, Jared Mees. Competing on the Grand National trail since 2003, Mees hails from Honeybook, Pa. Ending the season in 3rd last year, Mees is determined to put the Number 1 plate on his Harley-Davidson. So far this year, he has taken 5 wins and is hoping to make the and is hoping to make the Pomona Half Mile number 6.
Last, but definitely not least, is No. 7 Sammy Halbert of Graham, Wash. The 2009 GNC Champion, Halbert is in the fourth year of heading his own team. Sitting eight points out of the lead, he knows what he has to do to put his Harley-Davidson in the Number One spot. With four wins to his credit so far this season, he will be giving it his all to get ahead of Johnson and Mees.
But these are only the top three. Right behind them is a full field of top riders who all want the honor of taking the victory at Pomona.
The AMA Pro Flat Track Finals will be Chris Carr's last point's race and he wants nothing more to go out in a blaze of glory. He has won at Pomona before and knows that he has to do to do it again. He took second at both the Sacramento Mile and the Springfield Mile. Now he wants a first at Pomona.
The action is going to be some of the best every seen in Southern California and this is a definitely a race not to be missed.
Practice begins at 3 pm and opening ceremonies start at 6:30 pm. A special autograph session will take place from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Tickets are available by calling 888-718-4253 or on our website at www.flattrackfinals.com. Tickets as low as $39. Buy now and save.