BROMLEY SHOWS HIS SPEED ON THE KTM AT SPRINGFIELD TT!

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Dan Bromley earned his third podium finish of the season at the Springfield TT on Saturday for Round 7 of the 2019 American Flat Track Championship in Springfield, Illinois.

Coming off a few tough finishes, Bromley put forth a solid performance throughout the day in Springfield. He lined up in AFT Singles Heat 1, where he got off to a second-place start on the opening lap. He rode a steady pace throughout the five-lap race to finish a solid second in the heat. In Semi 2, he started off in the second-place position once again, putting in eight consistent laps to secure a second-place transfer into the Main Event. In the Main, Bromley got off to a great start, positioning himself in second going into turn one. He came out in third and maintained that position until KTM-mounted rider Ryan Sipes went down ahead of him, giving Bromley the second-place position at the end on lap one. He held onto second until lap six when he got passed on the straightaway. From there, he put his head down and attempted to make a charge in the final laps, ultimately making a few small mistakes that kept him from catching the leaders. With a hard-fought performance, Bromley came away with third-place in the Main Event, earning his third podium finish of the season.

Dan Bromley: “Throughout the day we were chasing the bike a bit, making it stiffer every time I went out. I felt good in the Main Event but I think I was just overriding to get to the front towards then end and by doing that I made little mistakes that cost me in catching the leaders. Overall, I’m happy to come away with another podium and gain some points on the leader.”

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Shayna Texter made big strides over the weekend as she continues to work on refining her skills on the TT-style tracks. Texter qualified 21st overall, which gave her big confidence as she headed into the racing program only one-second off the top riders in the class. In AFT Singles Heat 1, Texter got off to a good start aboard her KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION where she was running just outside the top-five early on. However, as she was coming into the right-hander on the first lap she was taken out by another rider and immediately dropped back to last-place. With only 10 riders advancing to the Semi-Finals, Texter unfortunately missed out on the opportunity to fight for a position in the Main Event. All things considered, the Pennsylvania native has a positive outlook on the night.

Shayna Texter: “It was a bit of a bummer to end the day like that but it gives us confidence to continue to grow and work hard on these TTs to score points and to go after the championship here in the future.We made a bunch of improvements since the last round and I’ve been putting in a lot of work during the week riding motocross and training with Aldon Baker, just trying to get stronger both physically and mentally. It really showed yesterday that we have a lot of potential to grow and to get better on these TTs.I’msuper excited to be making progress and definitely looking forward to some of my stronger tracks coming up in the season.”

Next Race: June 1, 2019 – The Red Mile – Lexington, Kentucky

AFT Singles Main Event

1. Jesse Janisch, Yamaha

2. Mikey Rush, Honda

3. Dan Bromley, KTM

OTHER KTM

12. Ryan Sipes, KTM

AFT Singles Point Standings

1. Jesse Janisch, 111 points

2. Dalton Gauthier, 96

3. Mikey Rush, 91

4. Dan Bromley, 90

OTHER KTM

7. Morgan Mischler, 52

9. Shayna Texter, 46

12. Tristan Avery, 31