JD Beach Scores Another Top-Five MotoAmerica Superbike Finish in Utah
Attack Performance Estenson Racing team’s JD Beach took home another top five finish in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship on Sunday’s race two at Utah Motorsport Campus on June 16.
After a rough Saturday in the gravel, the dirt track/road racer went into the second day of the two-format looking for some redemption. JD got off to a good start but a technical issue prevented him from fighting up front. He got a second chance after the red flag with a 10-lap battle for the finish, but ultimately it was a repeat of the first part of the race and he opted to keep it on two wheels. In the final moments Jake Lewis, challenged for position but he was able to hold off his fellow Kentuckian to finish fifth.
JD also currently sits fifth in the championship standings as the series hits the halfway mark.
Next up on the calendar is Laguna Seca in Monterey, California on July 12-14, held in conjunction with the World Superbike Championship.
JD Beach — MotoAmerica Superbike #95:
“Race two was good. We finished the race and came home with another top five. We did struggle with the front a little bit and we were getting a lot of chatter. We’ve been fighting that all weekend. We can’t really figure out where that’s coming from, so being able to fight back from that and get fifth is a good result for the day. We’ve got some work to do. We’ll go back to the drawing board and see what we can come up with for Laguna.”
Photo Credit: Estenson Racing/Brian J. Nelson