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Cycle News 2013 Issue 34 August 27

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VOL. 50 ISSUE 34 AUGUST 27, 2013 ver AMA Grand National gets at Colonial Downs with Jared JD Beach (95), Bryan Smith Johnny Lewis (10) firing into turn one on the opening lap. JOHNCOX GETS IT Pro Singles Cody Johncox, riding a winner Cody Sunnyside Cycle Yamaha, Johncox took his second-career win in the Pro Singles final, (96B) leads Stephen edging out Shayna Texter and Stephen Vanderkuur at Vanderkuur the flag. The top three were (1) and Shayna Texter nearly side-by-side at the finish. Johncox commented (25A) in their Pro Singles that he used the tallest battle in gearing ever at the track and Virginia. commented, "It's felt like we were in a tuck forever down these long straights." As usual in a Pro Singles race it came down to the final drafting maneuvers down the front straightway on the last lap. Johncox found himself in a position he wasn't thrilled with. "I didn't want to be leading coming out of the last turn, but it just ended up happening," said Johncox, who scored his first win of the season. "I just tried to tuck in and make myself as small as I could and hope for the best." Wyatt Maguire added a point to his Pro Singles Series lead, finishing fifth over series rival Ryan Wells, who was sixth. The two continue to be first and second in the standings. front, managing his lead on Lloyd Brothers Racing Ducati's Henry Wiles and taking the checkered flag with a 1.885-second lead in hand. Wiles overcame an issue with his Ducati on the starting grid, where the bike seemed to be running on only one cylinder. Once up to speed the Ducati cleared out and Wiles charged to the lead group. Taking third was TJ Burnett/ USC Kawasaki's Brandon Robinson, about seven seconds behind the leaders. The early season points leader, who went through a rough spate mid-year, has emerged as a series contender again after two consecutive podium finishes. P123 Briefly... Nichole Cheza had a great race going until the chain broke on her Harley in the main. Cheza battled her fiancé Jared Mees in their heat race with Mees just edging his wife-to-be at the line. That put Cheza in the Dash for Cash. In the National, Cheza got shuffled back to the back of the field, but started working her way up and was running 12th when the chain broke on her Global Products/HarleyDavidson Motor Company-backed XR750. Matt Weidman was back in action at Colonial Downs after sitting out most of the season due to a concussion. Weidman had a solid outing in his return, riding the Scott Powersports Kawasaki to 10th. "It's been almost a full year since I've ridden this bike," Weidman said. "I felt comfortable as soon as I got back on it." Sammy Halbert was missing from the entry list for the second race. Still no word from the Halbert camp as to why he's sitting out, although continued on next page

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