Category: 450cc

Jared Mees won his third Expert 450 title in the last four years the June race was run at the Peoria Motorcycle Club. It was rained out in 2010. JD Beach from Philpot, KY finished strong to get second. Henry Wiles, who has won seven August Grand National TTs in a row, dominated his heat but had a horrible start in the main and finished third. Matthew Weidman was fourth and Morton rider Rob Pearson finished in fifth place. Adam Bushman took the lead on Lap 5 of the Pro Singles race and hung on to beat Walnut rider Dustin Cassidy and Nick Mataya from Blaine, MN. Alex Felland of Danville, Iowa, won the 450 Amateur race over 15-year-old Galesburg rider Blake Claeys and Molly Terry of Creve Coeur.

-Bob

When the skies cleared Saturday afternoon and the sun came out I gathered up my camera equipment and headed to the Peoria Speedway. They were hosting the AMA Holeshot Series. There were a total of twenty-nine races that included 50cc racers, Open Quads, Seniors and Pro/Expert singles. The event was brought to you by Steve Nace Racing Promotions.

-Bob

Traveled over to U.S. Cellular Coliseum to photograph the Ice Racing event in Bloomington, IL. Jammin’ Jared Mees dominated the professional motorcycle racing program winning easily. Kevin Anderson placed second and Jake Mataya finished third. Current tour points leader and defending ICE champion “Wild Child” Mandy Brodil won both of her heat races, but was DQ’ed after she was wrecked and was unable to get her ATV up and running in time and finished 8th in the main event for Unlimited Outlaw Quads. Ryan Jensen of Neola, IA won the event with Drew Bergquist finishing second and Justin Ebbing placing third.

-Bob

Jared Mees won the Expert Singles division in the All-Star National Flat Track Series event, besting 19 year-old Brad Baker and seven-time Grand National champion Chris Carr. Matthew Weidman of Westerlo, N.Y. was fourth and Rob Pearson of Morton was fifth. Michael Avila of Madera, Calif., won the Pro Singles race over Dustin Cassidy of Walnut and Adam Bushman of Oak Creek, Wis. Richard Kent of Galesburg beat Tony Watkins of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and his brother, Lance Kent, to win the Veteran 30-plus race.
Brandon Shelstad of Gillette, Wyo., won both the 450 Open Amateur and 450 Amateur classes. Steven Sandoval of Abingdon was second in both races. Fourteen-year-old Molly Terry of Creve Coeur won the 250 Amateur class over Cody Kent of Galesburg. Jim Monegan of Twisp, Wash., who is 67 years old, won the Open Vintage race and 41-year-old Marc Noreuil of Delavan won the Open Quads event.

-Bob

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