Former Canadian National Champion Dominic Beaulac stormed to his first Grand National victory on the pea gravel Lima Half Mile in the red flag-interrupted third round of the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship/AMA Grand National Twins Championship yesterday.

"It's amazing, it's unbelievable," said the 29-year-old, who also won the George Roeder Dash for Cash on the Carl Patrick-tuned XR-750 Lombardi Harley-Davidson/Shoei/R&D Machine H-D.

Latus H-D/Renton Honda's Joe Kopp (H-D) finished a shadow second with JR Schnabel third, 2.513 seconds behind, on the Memphis Shades/Parts Unlimited/Saddleman Harley.

AMA GRAND NATIONAL (25 laps, 18 riders): 1. Dominic Beaulac (H-D); 2. Joe Kopp (H-D); 3. JR Schnabel (H-D); 4. Bryan Smith (H-D); 5. Nick Cummings (H-D); 6. Chris Carr (H-D); 7. Rich King (H-D); 8. Steve Beattie (H-D); 9. Geo Roeder (H-D); 10. Johnny Murphree (H-D); 11. Chris Evans (H-D); 12. Jared Mees (H-D); 13. Ricky Marshall (H-D); 14. Sam Halbert (H-D); 15. Brian Phillips (H-D); 16. Shaun Russell (H-D); 17. Jay Springsteen (H-D); 18. Mike Hacker (H-D). Time: 27 min., 21.600 sec. --RED FLAG--

AMA FORD QUALITY CHECKED FLAT TRACK C'SHIP POINT STANDINGS (After 3 of 12 rounds): 1. Chris Carr (37/1 win); 2. Rich King (26); 3. Joe Kopp (25); 4. (TIE) Dominic Beaulac (1 win) /Bryan Smith (24); 6. Jay Springsteen (22); 7. Jared Mees (19); 8. Shaun Russell (18); 9. Kenny Coolbeth (17); 10. (TIE) JR Schnabel/Willie McCoy (16); 12. (TIE) Nick Cummings/Johnny Murphree (14); 14. Jake Johnson (13); 15. (TIE) Steve Beattie/Chris Hart (11); 17. Geo Roeder (10); 18. Jason Tyer (9); 19. Chris Evans (8); 20. (TIE) Terry Poovey/Tim Eades (7).

Flat Track News

By Dave Hoenig

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