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Daniels Devastates Rivals in Lima Blowout

Daniels Devastates Rivals in Lima Blowout [678]

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – July 1, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Grand National Championship leader Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) checked off another career goal with a peerless performance in this year’s edition of the Lima Half-Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle and Drag Specialties, Round 9 of the 2024 Progressive American Flat Track season, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing,

Despite lining up for Saturday’s Main Event as the only rider among the leading Mission AFT SuperTwins title contenders without a prior win at the Allen County Fairgrounds to his name – and despite Yamaha similarly being without a premier-class victory in the history of the fabled event in Lima, Ohio – Daniels was simply unstoppable from start to finish.

The Estenson Racing hero immediately leapt out into the lead and set about executing his escape. Ripping off a series of laps quicker than anyone had managed all day long, Daniels stretched out his advantage by big chunks over the race’s opening half.

With some three seconds separating him from Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) and five from Jared Mees (No. 1 Rogers Racing/SDI Racing/Indian Motorcycle FTR750), Daniels was already deep into traffic by the race’s halfway point. Even after easing up late, he would go on to lap more than half the field before at last taking the checkered flag with nearly six-and-a-half seconds in hand.

Despite the one-sided nature of the win, there was still a fair amount of drama near the front. Reigning champion Mees reeled Robinson in from a couple seconds back, ultimately moving through with an inside-outside-inside maneuver as the clocks hit zero.

That development was actually to Daniels’ benefit – at least for the time being – as it allowed him to open his championship lead over second-ranked Robinson that much further. He now leads by 21-points over the Mission Roof Systems pilot (195-174) with the factory Indian ace two points further adrift in third (172).

Daniels said, “When you’re a little kid, there are just certain tracks you dream of winning. As soon as I got on that twin, something clicked (here), but I just got nipped by some really great riders. It was a tough pill to swallow because both years I was fast… I just knew I had to get the job done tonight.

“I got a good start, and I just put my head down those first few laps, and the rest is history. We made a little bit of a change before the Main Event,…

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