Jared Mees Takes Second at Santa Rosa Mile

Jared Mees #9 earned a hard fought second place, coming through a "last chance" Semi-Final to start the Main on the third row. Mees passed 10 riders from the start to turn 2, and settled in with #1 Jake Johnson on the low, or inside line, hoping the track would come to them later in the race. Jared made up another six positions to finish second behind #7 Sammy Halbert, despite an oil cooler leak that all but blinded him on the last few laps. Mees retains the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship points lead with only the Tuscon and Pomona Half-Miles remaining in 2012.