AMA Pro Singles Arizona: Brad Baker
Grand National Report
Brad Baker says: At last, it was time to get back to the AMA Grand National racing season after a 2 month break from Daytona. Round 3 of the season would take us to the desert of Prescott Arizona for the first mile track of the season. It was a challenging day of racing with the track conditions being rough and really dry and slick.
Nevertheless, I had my 450 Honda dialed in for the AMA Pro Singles class and posted the 2nd fastest qualifying time by just .001 of a second.
My heat race got off to kind of a shaky start, getting off the line around 6th. I made short work of the field and went on to win the heat with a commanding lead. I was able to get the fastest heat over Jeffery Carver who is the Championship point’s leader to get the key starting spot.
I rolled out for the main event looking better than ever in my new Shift leathers. Off the line I did what every racer wants to do; get the holeshot and get away. I put my head down laying down fast lap after fast lap. When I crossed the checkered, I had almost a 5-second lead over the rider in second.
It was a great weekend of racing for me as I am now only 8 points out of the championship point’s lead. Next, I will be traveling to Springfield Illinois for rounds 4 and 5 of the season. I plan to take home two more wins and put myself back in the point’s lead where me and the #1 plate belong!