Saddlemen’s Shayna Texter Tops Indy Mile

Saddlemen racers Baker finished 3rd while Jared Mees and JD Beach finished 4th and 5th, respectivelyBrad Baker (#12) finished 3rd at Indy and leads both the Expert Twins and Combined standings (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - August 20, 2013 - The eyes of the motorcycle world were focused on Indianapolis, IN this past weekend as the MotoGP, AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track descended on this iconic racing city. Saddlemen riders in the AMA Pro Flat Track Series once again made their mark, with five podiums including the second win of the year for Pro Singles rider Shayna Texter.

AMA Pro GNC Expert Twins

Saddlemen rider Brad Baker headed to Indy with a chance to tack more points onto his lead in both the GNC Expert Twins standings and the GNC Combined standings. Baker battled through 25 laps with fellow Saddlemen rider Brandon Robinson for the 2nd place spot, with a final lap pass by Robinson to take the honors. Baker finished 3rd while Jared Mees and JD Beach finished 4th and 5th, respectively.

Brandon Robinson battled with fellow Saddlemen rider Brad Baker through 25 laps, ultimately taking 2nd placeBrandon Robinson took 2nd in the GNC Expert Twins race (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

Brad Baker, who already has the Expert Singles title under his belt, has been the mark of consistency this season. The 3rd place finish at the Indy Mile extended his top-5 streak to eight races, and keeps Baker in the lead in the Expert Twins and Combined standings. Sammy Halbert, Brandon Robinson and Henry Wiles fill out the Expert Twins 3-5 spots while Jared Mees joins Wiles and Robinson in the Combined top-5.

Saddlemen GNC Expert Twins Results - Indy
2. B. Robinson; 3. B. Baker; 4. J. Mees; 5. JD Beach; 6. K. Coolbeth Jr; 7. H Wiles; 8. S. Bonsey; 10. R. Pearson; 12. Briar Bauman; 15. M. Martin; 17. S. Baer; 18. J. Lewis

Saddlemen GNC Expert Twins Standings - Top-10
1. B. Baker; 3. S. Halbert; 4. B. Robinson; 5. H. Wiles; 6. K. Coolbeth Jr; 7. J. Mees; 9. R. Pearson

Saddlemen GNC Combined Standings - Top-10
1. B. Baker; 3. H. Wiles; 4. J. Mees; 5. B. Robinson; 7. K. Coolbeth Jr; 9. R. Pearson; 10. S. Halbert

Shayna Texter beat fellow Saddlemen rider Stephen Vanderkuur by less than a second to win the Pro Singles raceSaddlemen rider Shayna Texter won her second race of the year at the Indy Mile (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

AMA Pro J&P Pro Singles

Saddlemen’s Stephen Vanderkuur nabbed the holeshot and took an early lead, and for a while it looked like the defending Pro Singles champ might get his first win of the season. Fellow Saddlemen rider Shayna Texter was not content in second place, however. Texter chased down Vanderkuur, passed him on the ninth lap, and held on to win her second race of the season. Vanderkuur finished less than a second behind Texter for the 2nd place position, his best mark of the season.

Cody Johncox put in his best ride of the season and completed the Saddlemen podium sweep with a 3rd place finish. Dominic Colindres finished 4th to give Saddlemen four of the top-5 spots.

Saddlemen racers Shayna Texter, Stephen Vanderkuur, and Cody Johncox on the Pro Singles podium at Indy MileStephen Vanderkuur (left) and Cody Johncox (right) joined Texter on the Pro Singles podium (Credit: AMA Pro Racing)

Ryan Wells continued his season-long top-10 streak with a 9th place finish at Indy and leads all Saddlemen riders in the points standings in 2nd place, just four points behind the leader. Vanderkuur sits in 4th in the standings, while Texter and Colindres are tied for 6th.

Saddlemen Pro Singles Results - Indy
1. S. Texter; 2. S. Vanderkuur; 3. C. Johncox; 4. D. Colindres; 7. Bronson Bauman; 9. R. Wells

Saddlemen Pro Singles Standings - Top-10
2. R. Wells; 4. S. Vanderkuur; 6. S. Texter; 7. D. Colindres; 10. Bronson Bauman

Round 9 of AMA Pro Flat Track is set for August 24th at the Colonial Downs Mile in New Kent, VA. Follow Saddlemen on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.