Brit Brindley back on the American Flat Track box at the Williams Grove Half-Mile!
Britains Super talented Flat Track export Oliver Brindley made his first American Flat Track Championships podium in over a year at the Williams Grove Half-Mile, in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania at the weekend, recording a fantastic third-place finish in the Singles class.
Report and Images by Tom Stein – Northwest Track Shots
In the fifteen lap Singles main event, current champ Dan Bromley (Red Bull KTM) rode the outside line into turn one, with the Estenson Racing Yamaha of former class champion Ryan Wells alongside on the inside, and the rest of the field close behind. Bromley led the first lap before Gauthier (D&D Cycles/Gobert Smash Husqvarna FC450) took over the second time around and ran unchallenged to the finish, ending with a gap of 00.610 seconds over Morgen Mischler (Waters AutoBody KTM) in second place. Mischler was able to get by Bromley on lap 7.
The trio of Gauthier, Mischler and Bromley held those positions until the last lap, when Oliver Brindley (Roof Systems Yamaha) rushed past Bromley coming to the finish line and earned his first podium finish in more than a year.
Brindley explained that “I started on the front row, and that made a big difference. I got bumped back, but then started making passes until I was like fifth, in back of Mikey Rush (Richie Morris Racing Honda). He was running on a line different from me so I followed him up there to start running above the groove and I made a pass on him.
“Then, it’s just a couple laps to go and I’m gaining on Dan,” Brindley continued, with excitement building in his voice. “My steel shoe was starting to come off, but I just dealt with it. I passed Dan and he dived past me and got me back. I kind of sized him up on the last lap and knew what he was going to do. On the last lap I got a drive under him. He dived under me and I cut back under him, all in one motion and the same move as the lap before. We’ve had a tough year. It’s been a long time coming.”
Brindley’s season continues with the Indian Motorcycle Minnesota Mile Presented By Law Tigers on 21 September. This will be held at the Canterbury Park horse track in Minneapolis. The is the penultimate round of the ATF series with the final round being the Meadowlands Mile at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on 28 September, which Oliver will also be competing in!