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Cycle News 2013 Issue 11 Mar 19

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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ROUNDS 1/2/MARCH 14-15, 2013 DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY/DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA FLAT TRACK P48 AMA GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Daytona Drama Rush and Robinson Score Wins, Baker Stripped of Points STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY LARRY LAWRENCE F lat trackers can't leave Daytona clean. The traditional AMA Grand National season opener always seems to find a way to try one's patience. Combine the excitement and eagerness to race after months away with the start of the season, the tight and difficult-to-passon Daytona Short Track and the spotlight of performing in front of nearly all the movers and shakers of the motorcycle industry and you have a volatile recipe for both thrills and agony. Such was the case in the 2013 edition of the Daytona Short Track doubleheader. It was an emotional return to the podium for Mikey Rush, who scored his first National win in six years. The next night an incredibly fit looking Brandon Robinson broke through to earn his first National victory after five years of trying. Rush and Robinson are feelgood stories, both making triumphant comebacks from devastating injuries. So it was the storybook end-

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