Most memorable Pro Singles moments of 2014: No. 2 - Fisher's win at Calistoga in his first race back from injury
Note: We will be counting down the top five most memorable moments in 2014 from the Pro Singles ranks each day this week. Next week, we will look at the Expert class. This is No. 2.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 13, 2014) – In just his first season competing at the professional level, Davis Fisher cut his teeth on consistency, finishing on the podium in seven of his first eight Pro Singles main events. However, a crash in Indianapolis during the Indy Mile halted his potentially record-setting season, as he finished 16th in that race and was forced to miss the following two events in order to let his injuries heal.
Fisher returned to the track in late September at the Calistoga Half-Mile, where he would go on to earn his first career victory and catapult himself back in the championship fight. Fisher had to fend off a surging Jarod Vanderkooi in the race’s final laps but eventually was able to open up a small gap and earn the victory by just over a full second.
The victory put Fisher right back into title contention, and even though he lost out on the championship by a single point to rival Kyle Johnson, Fisher’s back-to-back wins at Calistoga and eventually Pomona at the Flat Track Finals in Southern California proved he is going to be a household name among the racing community for years to come.
Many predict that Fisher will be one of the odds-on favorites to claim the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Pro Singles championship next season, and that it’s only a matter of time before the young superstar is suiting up for Grand National Championship races.