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Cycle News 2013 Issue 34 August 27

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ROUND 9/AUGUST 24, 2013 COLONIAL DOWNS/NEW KENT, VIRGINIA FLAT TRACK P122 AMA J&P CYCLES GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MEGA MEES The first-ev started a Mees (1), (42) and J t JARED MEES SCORES WIN ON THE MEGA MILE WHILE BAKER BREAKS BY LARRY LAWRENCE PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOM RILES AND LAWRENCE T he Mega Mile at Colonial Downs was custom made for the high-revving Kawasaki EX650 of Bryan Smith's. In fact, his rivals had basically conceded the race to him before it even started. But the one maxim in racing that holds true is that nothing is predictable. And such was the case on Saturday when Smith's bike had problems, quickly followed by a motor failure on Brad Baker's Harley-Davidson, and it was Jared Mees, who was steady and strong all race, emerging as the leader and eventual winner at the Virginia Mega Mile – for his first win of the season. Mees took over at the halfway point on his Rogers Racing/Blue Springs Harley-Davidson, after the series one-and two-ranked riders had problems. From there he controlled the race from the

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