extend their lead or close the gap by the end of weekend, while Jason Carne$’ goal was to hold off the fresh new Vet Pro competition and keep a firm grasp on his points lead for the No.1 plate.
4-MAN TEAM WIN: On Day One, the small but mighty 4-man REDLINE Squad did the virtual impossible – taking the Factory Team win. Thanks to wins by Ams DENZEL STEIN, ANTHONY DeROSA and DAKOTA SENGER, and a hard-earned 2nd place by JASON CARNE$, the 211 point sheet tied the red, white and black with the usually unbeatable yellow & blue of Phantom-OnTrac. After the “how’d you do first-moto?” tiebreaker, Redline was given the victory and big Disney bucks.
Throughout the three days of hot, Florida action, Dakota, Lil’ Ant and Denzel scored their fair share of wins. If they weren’t winning, then they were usually fighting hard in the 2-spot. Dakota Senger finished out his weekend with 5 wins out of 6 mains; which will give him some added confidence going in to the ABA Grands in 20-some days. The New Jersey ripper Anthony DeRosa duked it out with Lain VanOgle all weekend long, and racked up his share of ones and twos, while the new Texan Terror Denzel Stein put in his final speech in his campaign for an ABA No.1 Amateur title.
VET PRO AIN’T FOR CHUMPS: In Vet Pro, Carne$ had his work cut out for him and unfortunately wasn’t able to add a notch to his Win belt. With the new blood of Dale Holmes, Jason Silva and John Whipperman, it’s going to be an intense battle for this years’ Vet Pro championship. Jason had some tough races, with the over-30 pros trading places all the way around the track. While Jason was always at or near the front, a 2nd place on Day One would be his best of three furious days of action. Will Carne$ get his record-tying 6th No.1 plate this November? You’d better believe it. We do. …
DISNEY CUPS: Dakota wound up winning the 11 cruiser Disney Cup and only needed a 6th place on Sunday to take it in class, but disaster struck in the last corner as he washed out and placed 8th. Lil’ Ant had a first and a second going in to Sunday’s final main, and with a win would have secured a cup. He looked fast all weekend, as always, but went down in the first corner of Day 3 – erasing any hope for the overall Disney Cup trophy. Denzel rode well with a win on Friday and a 2nd on Saturday. And like he’s done so many times, when he looses a race, he not only wins, but does it screaming with a vengeance. On Sunday, Stein poured it on and nabbed the win AND the Disney Cup.