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2010 AMA Flat Track Photo Gallery

Check out the latest photos from the 2010 AMA Flat Track season.

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Chris Carr - 2010 AMA Flat Track Daytona
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Henry Wiles - 2010 AMA Flat Track Daytona
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Brad Baker (1) and Jeffrey Carver Jr (24p) 2010 AMA Flat Track Daytona
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Bryan Smith - 2010 AMA Flat Track Daytona
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AJ Eslick (16) and Kevin Vance (92) - 2010 AMA Flat Track Daytona
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James Rispoli - 2010 AMA Flat Track Daytona
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James Rispoli (71b) and Jeffrey Carver Jr. (24p) - 2010 AMA Flat Track Daytona
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Jeffrey Carver Jr. (24p) - 2010 AMA Flat Track Daytona
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Jeffrey Carver Jr. (24p) - 2010 AMA Flat Track Daytona
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Jeffrey Carver Jr. - 2010 AMA Flat Track Daytona
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Joe Kopp (3) and Sammy Halbert (7) - 2010 AMA Flat Track Daytona
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Joe Kopp (3) and Kenny Coolbeth (2) - 2010 AMA Flat Track Daytona
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Sammy Halbert - 2010 AMA Flat Track Daytona
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Jake Johnson (5) and Johnny Lewis (10) - 2010 AMA Flat Track Daytona
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Henry Wiles - 2010 AMA Flat Track Daytona
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Kenny Coolbeth returns for the 2010 season to the Harley-Davidson factory team in the Grand National Twin series.
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Henry Wiles is currently fourth in the 2010 Pro GNC series.
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Honda's Joe Kopp and Jared Mees rounded out the Pro GNC podium behind Henry Wiles.
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JD Beach led the 12-lap event without incident and took first in Pro Singles at Springfield.
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Bryan Smith came extremely close to making the pass on Shaun Russell but ultimately wasn't able to and finished fifth.
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Jake Johnson and Johnny Lewis at Round 4 of the 2010 AMA Pro K&N Grand National Championship.
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Henry Wiles was able to take the lead from Jared Mees on Lap 10 and never looked back.
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Jeffery Carver (#24P) was able to sneak up on Brad Baker (#1) and Michael Martin (#91Y) to take second-place in Pro Singles at Springfield.
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JD Beach (#95C), Jeffery Carver (#24P) and Michael Martin (#91Y) among others (#91Y) lined-up at the Springfield TT.
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AMA Pro Singles Podium at Springfield TT.
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Henry Wiles was feeling the pressure from his competition as his front-end tucked twice on him during qualifying and the Dash for Cash race.
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Henry Wiles was able to take the lead fairly early at Springfield and won by nearly five seconds ahead of Jared Mees.
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JD Beach conquered the Pro Singles race by finishing three and half seconds ahead of Yamaha's Jeffery Carver, who was the favorite to win.
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James "The Rocket" Rispoli (#71B) was sporting a new Honda ride and took fifth behind Honda's Michael Martin and Brad Baker.
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Henry Wiles leads the Expert Singles class at the Springfield TT for Round 4 of the 2010 GNC series.
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On the final lap Coolbeth (#2) was able to draft on the back straight to advance and finish the race in third-place.
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Bryan Smith along with Werner Springsteen Racing made history when their Kawasaki Ninja 650R took its first ever AMA Pro Grand National Twins Championship podium at Springfield.
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Brian Smith: “Obviously, the flat track crowd has been primarily Harley-Davidson for a long time. I would have to say that about 15-20 people stopped by after the race telling me how excited they were to see a Kawasaki out there racing at the front. It really makes you proud to be a part of the brand.”
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Smith and the Werner Springsteen Racing team were able to make a hard charge for the front early in the race and held off constant pressure from behind to finish second at the Spingfield TT.
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Reigning Singles Champion Henry Wiles took his first win of the season during Round 3 at the historic Springfield TT.
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James Rispoli (#71B) and Brad Baker (#1) exchanged positions multiple times throughout the race with Baker eventually crashing out and handing second-place to Rispoli.
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Jeffery Carver (center) took the win the the Pro Singles class followed by James Rispoli (right) and Brian Tapp (left).
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Round 6 of the 2010 AMA Flat Track GNC Singles event at Gas City, Indiana.
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GNC Singles division at the start of Round 6 in Indiana.
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Jared Mees took second at Gas City behind Henry Wiles after making the pass on Joe Kopp.
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Henry Wiles won a wire-to-wire victory at Gas City ahead of the field and was never seriously pressured during the race.
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Henry Wiles (center) took the win at Gas City over Jared Mees (right) and Joe Kopp (left).
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Brad Baker and James Rispoli at Round 8 of the Grand National Championship in Lima, Ohio.
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Defending champion Brad Baker took a dominant win in the Pro Singles class ahead of Kawasaki's Chaz Springsteen.
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Bryan Smith win a heated battle against Jake Johnson, but lost his final podium spot to Matt Weidman.
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Henry Wiles(#17) taking the lead at the start of the GNC Twins event.
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Henry Wiles led at Lima from start to finish in addition to winning the $2,000 dash for cash event.
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Harley-Davidson's Jake Johnson took fifth-place behind Bryan Smith at Lima and is currently third in the championship.
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Jared Mees took fifth-place at the Lima Half Mile and is currently fifth in the championship just behind Sammy Halbert.
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After taking ninth-place at Lima Joe Kopp is now tied for the lead with Henry Wiles in the championship.
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Chaz Springsteen (left), Brad Baker (center) and Michael LaBelle (right) made up the Pro Singles podium at Lima.
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Sammy Halbert (left), Henry Wiles (center) and Matt Weidman (right) at the Lima Half Mile.
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Brad Baker was one of the four rider who competed in the Expert class in Round 8 of the GNC series at Lake Odessa.
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Yamaha's Jeffrey Carver (center) secured the victory in the Pro Singles main ahead of James Rispoli (left) and Brad Baker (right).
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Kenny Coolbeth Jr. took third behind Joe Kopp and Jake Johnson at the Lake Odessa half mile.
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Jake Johnson (#5) originally had the holeshot and the lead, but a red flag gave Kopp (#3) the chance to take the lead.
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On the first restart Joe Kopp got off to a good start and held off Jake Johnson for the GNC victory.
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Joe Kopp leads in the Grand National Championship by 13 points ahead of Jake Johnson.
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Jared Mees took fifth after he made a successful pass on Chirs Carr in the final laps of the contest.
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After taking 17th in the Pro Singles main, Bryan Smith is now 28 points behind Carver in the championship.
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Henry Wiles took fifth at Lake Odessa and is currently third in the GNC Championship with 139 points.
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2009 Pro Singles Champion Brad Baker rides Nichole Cheza's XR-750 into the Main Event.
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Jeffrey Carver extends his points lead in the AMA Pro Singles Championship, winning at the I-96 Speedway.
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Coolbeth is heating up in the 2010 AMA GNC Twins class, and so is his rear rotor. AMA Pro Flat Trackers only have one break and Kenny Coolbeth sure knows how to use it!
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(L to R): Kenny Coolbeth 3rd, Joe Kopp 1st, Jake Johnson 2nd.
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Factory Harley rider Kenny Coolbeth set the fastest qualifying time and won the Dash for Cash event.
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(L to R): Rispoli 3rd, Carver 1st, Baker 2nd.
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Rostrum finishers, in order, coming out of turn 4 on the last lap.
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Brad Baker won the restarted race against defending champion Jeffrey Carver at the Calistoga Half-Mile.
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Steven Bonsey pulled off the upset at Calistoga by beating out Sammy Halbert and Jake Johnson.
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The Calistoga Half Mile in Northern California
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Sammy Halbert (#7) got an early lead at Calistoga, but couldn't hold off the charge of Steve Bonsey (#80).
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(L to R): 3rd Mikey Avila, 1st Brad Baker, 2nd Jeffrey Carver Jr.
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Stevie Bonsey wins his first Grand National race ahead of Sammy Halbert and Jake Johnson.
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We don't know what was more intense, Halbert's Kings Kustoms paint job or the look in his eyes.
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Joe Kopp is currently leading the GNC series with 166 points over Jake Johnson.
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(L to R): 3rd Jake Johnson, 1st Stevie Bonsey, Promoter Bob Bellino, 2nd Sammy Halbert.
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Kopp's bruised and battered Harley, after a suspension linkage failed at 90 mph.
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Sammy Halbert took the win in the Dash for Cash event.
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Stevie Bonsey shows us how to slide it around Calistoga's Half-Mile.
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Vintage bikes on display at Calistoga.
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After winning the most recent round at Hangerstown Jeffery Carver now leads the Pro Singles Championship by 31 points over Brad Baker.
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GNC Twins Hangerstown podium (from left to right): Kenny Coolbeth Jr., Joe Kopp and Jared Mees.
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Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles Hangerstown podium (from left to right): James Rispoli, Jeffrey Carver and Brad Baker.
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Kenny Coolbeth Jr. took second-place to Joe Kopp at Hangerstown after a tense duel in the finla laps.
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Joe Kopp (#3) and Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (#2) exchanged the lead at least three different times with Kopp making the final pass for the win.
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Joe Kopp: "This was a great race. It was a lot of fun dueling with Kenny (Coolbeth), we went back and forth for a long time."
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Jared Mees won a wire-to-wire victory in the $1,000 Dash for Cash event ahead of Joe Kopp and Jake Johnson.
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Jared Mees managed a final pass on Rob Pearson in the main to take the last podium spot.
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Despite applying a great deal of pressure on Rob Pearson in the final laps, Bryan Smith was unable to advance and took sixth-place across the finish line.
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In his return to flat track racing after recovering from road-racing, J.D. Beach captured the victory in Pro Singles at Peoria.
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AMA Grand National Championship Podium at Peoria (from left to right): Jared Mees, Henry Wiles and Sammy Sweet.
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GNC Main event at Peoria race park in Illinois.
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Sammy Halbert managed a pass on Johnny Lewis and Jake Johnson to secure third-place in the 25-lap main event.
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Jake Johnson took fourth after being passed by Sammy Halbert in the final laps of the GNC main at Peoria.
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Pro Singles Podium at Peoria (from left to right): Jeffery Carver, J.D. Beach and Brad Baker.
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Henry Wiles clenched his sixth straight victory of the 2010 season at Peoria and led all 25 laps of the GNC main.
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J.D. Beach completed his goal of winning the Peoria, IL TT and the Indianapolis, IN Mile after taking an impressive victory ahead of Michael Toon and Jeffery Carver.
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Bryan Smith is currently seventh in the 2010 AMA Grand National Twins Championship and trailing Chris Carr in sixth by 13 points.
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Carr (#4) had the early lead after the original race was restarted and eventually finished second to Smith (#42) by 0.139 seconds.
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Pro Singles Podium at the Indianapolis Mile (left to right:) Michael Toon, J.D. Beach and Jeffery Carver.
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Bryan Smith (#42) took his first GNC Twins victory after holding-off Chris Carr (#4).
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Brad Baker captured his fourth Pro Singles victory of the year at the Springfield short track ahead of Michael Avila and William Cato.
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Rockysonline.com/Lucas Oil's Jared Mees finished back in ninth-place at the Springfield short track and crossed the finish line more than 11 seconds behind Wiles.
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Defending Singles champion Henry Wiles took an easy victory at the Springfield short track after taking the lead from Chad Cose.
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Henry Wiles is currently leading the Grand National Championship Singles class by 30 points ahead of Joe Kopp.
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Henry Wiles (#1) also took first in the Dash for Cash contest, earning $1,000 and adding another five points to his lead in the championship.
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Chris Carr (#4) finished second at the Springfield Mile just 48-thousandths of a second behind Bryan Smith, with Jared Mees (#1) taking third another 0.048 seconds back.
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Pro Singles podium at the Springfield Mile II (from left to right): Brad Baker, Michael Toon and Zakk Palmer.
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Bryan Smith leading the draft at the Springfield Mile during Round 14 of the Grand National Championship.
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Monster Energy Kawasaki's Bryan Smith led for 21 of the 25-lap contest and took the checkers at the Springfield Mile by a mere 0.048 seconds ahead of Chris Carr.
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Smith attempts to keep his boots clean as he controls a slide through turn 1 at over 100 mph. Notice there is no front brake, only the rear brake under his right foot keeps the Kawasaki under control.
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The "thousand yard stare" on the starting grid, before winning his heat race.
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Bryan Smith tucks in on his Monster Energy Kawasaki 650 twin, left hand on the forks to minimize drag as he powers down the front straight of the Indy Mile.
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Bryan Smith: "The track was a lot faster for the National. We were geared too low, it was my call, but I think if we had been geared a little taller I might have been able to get away. That was the idea going in."
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L to R: Jay Springsteen, Bryan Smith and Bill Werner celebrate Monster Energy Kawasaki's first victory in the AMA Pro Flat Track Expert Twins class at the Indy Mile.
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J.D. Beach says goodbye to the Pro Singles class and his red number plate. Beach earned a national number after advancing to his first AMA Pro Flat Track Expert Main at Springfield.
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J.D. Beach (left) celebrates his first podium after joining the Expert ranks, with winner Henry Wiles (#1, center) and runner up Jake Johnson (#5, right).
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J.D. relaxes in the pits, chatting with fans after Qualifying in Springfield.
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J.D. Beach (#95C) shreds the Springfield Short Track in his first AMA Pro Flat Track race as an Expert, advancing to the Main Event on his first attempt.
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Jeffery Carver took his fifth Pro Singles win of the season at Minneapolis and is currently leading the championship by 27 points.
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On Lap 11 Kenny Coolbeth Jr. made a pass on Jake Johnson for lead and led for the remaining half of the race.
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Grand National Championship Twins Podium at Minnesota (from left to right): Jared Mees, Kenny Coolbeth Jr. and Jake Johnson.
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The Minneapolis Mile at Canterbury Park
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Pro Singles podium at Minnesota (from left to right): Brad Baker, Jeffery Carver Jr. and Michael Avila.
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Monster Energy Kawasaki's Bryan Smith began pressuring Matt Weidman in the final half of the race for fourth-place but was never able to make the advance.
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Matt Weidman took fifth at the Minnesota Mile after being passed in the final laps by Henry Wiles.
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Jake Johnson in full attack mode exiting the final turn at Yavapai Downs in Arizona for the final round of the AMA GNC Series.
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Jake Johnson in full attack mode exiting the final turn at Yavapai Downs in Arizona for the final round of the AMA GNC Series.
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Michael LaBelle (center) celebrates his first-career AMA Pro win with second-place finisher Michael Martin (right) and last year's champion Brad Baker, who ended up a very close third at the line.
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Labelle thanks the man above for helping him to the first pro victory of his young career.
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Even though he didn't need to, Jake Johnson laid it all on the line to win the final race of the year at Yavapai, wrapping up both the Expert Twins and Grand National Championships with the victory.
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Carver's focus, both on and off the track, led him to the 2010 Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles Championship.
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Jeffrey Carver relaxes in the pits aboard his title winning 2010 Yamaha YZF 450
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Jeffrey Carver thanks the crowd, saying "Goodbye" to his Pro Singles campaign and welcoming the AMA Pro Flat Track Expert class in 2011.
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Carver celebrates a victory at Hagerstown Speedway, finishing the season with 5 wins and 293 points.
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#24P Jeffrey Carver tucked in over the finish at the Indy Mile. Notice his left hand on the tank to reduce drag.