Briar Bauman (No. 14 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) took another big step toward claiming the 2019 AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines championship by winning the Peoria TT on August 17.
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The victory was Bauman’s fourth triumph of the ‘19 American Flat Track season and the first time anyone other than Henry Wiles had won at Peoria since 2003; he took the win from his brother Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) by 2.967 seconds.
JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) was third, ahead of Robert Pearson (No. 27 R/J Performance/Hite Trucking Indian FTR750) fourth and defending champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) fifth.
In the singles, 16 year old phenomenon Dallas Daniels (No. 163 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) earned his maiden AFT victory in the same season he also claimed his first-career MotoAmerica victory, with reigning class champion Dan Bromley (No. 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F) second; and three-times Peoria TT winner Jesse Janisch (No. 132 Roof Systems Dallas TX/Öhlins Yamaha YZ450F) third.
James Rispoli (No. 71 Vance & Hines/My Digital Listing.com Honda CRF450R) was fourth and Jacob Lehmann (No. 14 Vince and Denise Holt/Ridemotorsports Honda CRF450R) fifth. Bromley and sixth-place finisher Dalton Gauthier (No. 122 D&D Cycles/Gobert Smash Husqvarna FC450) sit equal at top of the standings with four races to go.
The series now stays in Illinois for the rearranged Springfield Mile I on August 31 and the as originally scheduled Springfield Mile II the next day, September 1.
The 2019 series then wraps up in September with the Williams Grove Half-Mile (Mechanicsburg, PA., September 7), the Minnesota Mile (Minneapolis, September 21) and the final round, the Meadowlands Mile, East Rutherford, NJ, September 28.