Mees & Texter Take Wins in Lima, Ohio
The dirt “rooster tails” flew high at the Lima Half-Mile in Ohio over the weekend, with epic battles in all classes, most notably in the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Main Event, and the Roof Systems AFT Singles class. Defending Twins champ Jared Mees won a hard-fought battle for the front with contenders Jeffery Carver Jr., Henry Wiles, and rookie sensation Brandon Price. Current points leader Briar Bauman fell out of contention when his rear tire came completely off during the 10th lap, eliminating him from any chance of winning, and erasing much of his hard-earned points lead over Mees.
Road Dirt contributing photographer Dean Phelps was in attendance and caught much of the spectacular AFT Twins action, as evidenced here-
The racing was intense into the night and under the lights, and Dean captured the action from multiple angles across the day and into the evening.
The Lima Half-Mile, held at the Allen County Fairgrounds, is one of the longest running and highest attended rounds on the American Flat Track yearly series. The race has run continuously since 1984, always runs the last Saturday in June, and draws over 7000+ rabid race fans every year. The stands are packed to capacity, as is nearly every inch of available fence space around the track. The tell-tale pea gravel surface and 85-foot wide corners make for thrilling “rooster tails” behind racers and wild, multi-line racing around every inch of this track. Certain vantage points around the course grant lucky (or unlucky, depending on perspective) fans a face-full of overspray from racers up high on the track.
Just another example of the deep connection between motorcycling and racing. They are inextricably linked.
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*Huge thanks to Dean Phelps for supplying the great photography.