ATLANTA, GA – July 3, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The AMA Pro Flat Track series returns to the Du Quoin Mile in Du Quoin, Ill. on Saturday, July 4, for the first time since 2005 as Triumph riders Jake Shoemaker and Brandon Robinson hope to put their Triumph Bonnevilles on the podium.
Jake Shoemaker, #55 Bonneville Performance / Castrol / Triumph, has qualified for every GNC1 Main this season while riding his Triumph Bonneville and currently sits 14th in the point standings. He is looking to secure his first top-10 finish in the class this season.
“I’m really excited to get back to this track as I was able to ride at Du Quoin in 2007 as an amateur,” said Jake Shoemaker. “This is going to be my first time here with a big bike, and I’m confident that the Bonneville Performance / Castrol / Triumph Bonneville can run up front.”
Brandon Robinson, #44 Latus Motors Racing / Castrol / Triumph, currently sits fifth in the point standings with two podium finishes and qualifying for two Dash for Cash races in the GNC1 class this year. Robinson has finished in the top 10 in four out of five races and hopes to continue that streak in Du Quoin.
“I’m really looking for the getting on the Latus Motors Racing / Castrol / Triumph Bonneville this weekend in Du Quoin,” said Brandon Robinson. “After a couple of good showings on the mile tracks this year, I can’t wait to get back out there and contend for a win.”
As part of its outreach initiative, VETMotorsports will embed Sgt. Edward S., of Columbus, Ohio, with the Bonneville Performance team. Through Castrol’s VETMotorsports Performance Match Fund, the on-track performance of Triumph teams in both Flat Track and MotoAmerica competition has earned VETMotorsports $4,650 in bonuses thus far this season.
Fans can stream the entire event live online, free of charge, at www.FansChoice.tv at 2:30 p.m. CDT. The racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. CDT with the GNC1 Main at 9:30 p.m. CDT. Tickets for the event can be purchased at http://www.showclix.com/event/DuQuoinMileAMA.
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Founded in 2012, Veteran Empowerment Through Motorsports (VETMotorsports) is an award-winning, non-clinical outreach program that embeds qualifying warfighters with existing race teams to provide them with unique motorsports experiences. By placing veterans in hands-on, high-stress, team environments that mimic active duty, the organization gives them direction, empowerment and challenges that help them focus on ability and moving forward rather than disability and the past. To date VETMotorsports has helped more than 65 injured warfighters participate in 35 motorcycle and auto racing events across the United States. To learn more about VETMotorsports, participate in the program, or make a donation, visit www.VETMotorsports.org.