May 11 Stockton Half-Mile to be next AMA Pro Flat Track Round

Larry Lawrence | March 28, 2013

Photo by Dave Hoenig

The next stop for the AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles will be on May 11, 2013, at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. A TBA event that was originally planned for May 4, 2013 has been cancelled according to an AMA Pro Racing news release.

While the site of the canceled May 4 TBA wasn’t mentioned in the release, it was known that AMA Pro Racing was negotiating with the new owners of Yavapai Downs in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The Yavapai Downs Mile hosted two nationals in 2010, but the horse racing track went bankrupt and has hosted no events for the last two years. New owners took control of the track in February.

Now the focus turns to Stockton.

“I’m thrilled to bring our series out to California for the first time this season,” said Michael Gentry, COO of AMA Pro Racing in a news release. “It seems like every time our riders compete in the Golden State it’s always a world class experience. The fans embrace the sport and the atmosphere is just unbelievable. The field is very competitive this year as we all witnessed in Daytona and I can’t wait to get everything started back up again in Stockton.”

The AMA Pro Grand National Championship Expert riders will be racing their big twin-cylinder machines for the first time this season on San Joaquin Fairgrounds’ half-mile course. Mikey Rush and Brandon Robinson were able to come out on top at Daytona’s Short Track in the 2013 season’s opening rounds. Robinson leads the standings coming into Stockton with 42 points over Rush’s 37. Jake Johnson is third with 30 points.

As for the AMA Pro J&P Cycles Pro Singles, they will be piloting their single-engine machines for the third time this season. Michigan’s Kyle Johnson and New Yorker Jake Constantine both took checkered flags at Daytona and will look to have similar success next month when the lights go on in Stockton. Constantine has a single point lead over Mike Poe in that class.

The event will mark the first time AMA Pro Flat Track races on the all-new Half-Mile track located within the historic Stockton Mile.

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