JD eleventh at the Dallas Half-Mile I
On the AFT SuperTwins side of the tent at the Dallas Half-Mile I, the team got off to a great start with Beach taking third in the first qualifying session, ultimately qualifying ninth. He then put on a good showing in his Semi, battling for third and finishing fifth. As the temperatures cooled, the track changed for the Main Event making for a challenging race in slick conditions. Starting from the third row, Beach moved up to eighth. A few laps later he made his way to seventh but as the race wore on he found himself in 11th.
Teammate Carlile was the only rider on the team to race a non-American Flat Track event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway and went into the weekend hoping to use that experience on the D-shaped track to his advantage. He made a mistake early in his Semi, regrouping to finish seventh. Unfortunately, the changing conditions for the Main Event were also a challenge for the young Carlile and 13th was the best result on the day.
JD Beach – Estenson Racing AFT SuperTwins
“For me, the day started off well when the track had some grip in it. We had some good pace, but the conditions in the Main weren’t great for us. Once the sun went down the moisture started coming up which made the track slick and we lost all our grip. That’s been the story all year; once we lose the grip we go backward.”