JD and Estenson Racing Squad Ready to Kick Off the 2020 American Flat Track Season
After months of waiting, Estenson Racing heads into the much anticipated 2020 American Flat Track season eager to start its campaign for the crown in the AFT SuperTwins and AFT Singles Championships at the Volusia Half-Mile doubleheader on Friday, July 17, and Saturday, July 18, in Barberville, Florida.
Leading the charge in the premier AFT SuperTwins class is multi-time road race champion JD Beach. The road racer with dirt track roots enters his first full-season in American Flat Track looking to build on last season’s results. He scored a pair of wins in the debut season for the Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT and made history at the SuperTT with the first victory for Yamaha in the series’ premier Twins class since 1981. With the season’s start being delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Beach and the rest of the team have been hard at work at the continued development of their flat tracker and he is eager to get back to racing.
In addition to increased support from Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS) the team has gone through some restructuring and brought on board personnel with championship-winning experience. The team also returns with the support of some powerhouse partners: Monster Energy, Yamaha Racing, Yamalube, WPS, FLY, Dainese, Motion Pro, Vortex, Pilot Flying J, Truline, and Utility trailers.
JD Beach — AFT SuperTwins #95:
“I’m so excited to finally be back racing. This extended off-season felt like forever. I’d like to thank American Flat Track for doing everything in their power to get the show going during this difficult time.
This break has been great for the team and myself to keep working on the Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT. With the new team structure and the new crew, it’s been good to have the extra time for them to get their feet wet. Luckily for me, the team gave me a practice bike that I’ve been doing a ton of laps on at my house. It’s been great not only for me but for my crew chief, Josh Day, to get more formalized with the bike as well.
I think with this long off-season we have taken some good steps forward with the bike. It will be interesting to get on track with everyone else because I know everyone is dying to get back to racing. I think this weekend it will be really important to not get too worked up and let the adrenaline get pumping too hard once we’re out there. I’m hoping with the improvements that we’ve made that we can fight at the front even when there are no right handers and jumps.”