Saddlemen Riders Dominate at Hagerstown Half-Mile

Saddlemen racers Brad Baker and Jake Shoemaker share the podium at HagerstownBaker (center) shared the podium with fellow Saddlemen rider Jake Shoemaker (left) in 2nd (Credit: AMA Pro Racing/Dave Hoenig)

Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - July 8, 2013 - Saddlemen sponsored riders dominated the fourth round of the AMA Pro Flat Track series this weekend, landing three riders on the podium and adding an Expert Twins victory to the growing list of accomplishments on this young race season.

AMA Pro GNC Expert Twins

A week after the Lima Half-Mile was cancelled due to inclement weather, Saddlemen Flat Track racers lined up in Hagerstown, MD for just the fourth race of the season.

Saddlemen rider Brad Baker continued his strong start to the 2013 season with a dominant performance at Hagerstown Speedway. Baker notched his first career GNC Expert Twins victory with authority, continually stretching his lead over 25 laps to an eventual 6.77-second win. Baker also won the $1,000 Dash For Cash award, making this a weekend to remember for the 20-year-old racer that now leads both the GNC Combined standings and the GNC Expert Twins standings.

Hagerstown sees Saddlemen rider Brad Saddlemen rider Brad Baker captured his first career GNC Expert victory at Hagerstown (Credit: AMA Pro Racing/Dave Hoenig)

Fellow Saddlemen racer Jake Shoemaker finished 2nd in the first GNC Expert Twins race of his career with poise and maturity. Doug Lawrence won his heat and carried the momentum into the main event, finishing 4th in what was just his second race of the season. Rounding out the Top 5 for Saddlemen was Sammy Halbert in 5th.

Saddlemen GNC Expert Twins Results

1. B. Baker; 2. J. Shoemaker; 4. D. Lawrence; 5. S. Halbert; 6. JD Beach; 7. J. Johnson; 8. K. Coolbeth; 9. H. Wiles; 11. B. Bauman; 12. R. Pearson; 14. C. Johncox; 16. C. Cose; 17. B. Robinson; 18. S. Baer

Saddlemen GNC Expert Twins Top 10

1. B. Baker; 2. S. Halbert; 3. H. Wiles; 4. D. Lawrence; 5. J. Johnson; 6. K. Coolbeth; 7. J. Shoemaker; 9. R. Pearson

AMA Pro J&P Cycles Pro Singles

Dan Bromley led the way for the stable of Saddlemen riders in the Pro Singles class with a 3rd place podium finish at Hagerstown, earning 16 points for his 2013 campaign and boosting him to 11th in the standings. Ryan Wells followed Bromley across the line with a 4th place finish and is just ten points behind the leader in 3rd place. Stephen Vanderkuur rounded out the Top 5 and climbed to 7th in the standings along the way.

Saddlemen Pro Singles Hagerstown Results

3. D. Bromley; 4. R. Wells; 5. S. Vanderkuur; 11. D. Colindres; 12. S. Texter; 13. C. Johncox

Saddlemen Pro Singles Top 10

3. R. Wells; 7. S. Vanderkuur; 9. D. Colindres; 10. S. Texter

The Fifth Round of AMA Pro Flat Track racing is slated for July 20 at the Grays Harbor Half-Mile.

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