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Yamaha Announces Support for Estenson Racing 2020 American Flat Track Team


ATLANTA, Ga. (December 11, 2019) - Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS) is pleased to announce support for Estenson Racing’s effort in American Flat Track (AFT) for the 2020 season. The team has signed a multi-year deal with JD Beach, who will lead the campaign in the all-new SuperTwins class, while Kolby Carlile, the 2017 AFT Singles Champion, steps up to the premier class alongside Beach aboard the Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT. The team has also signed Mikey Rush for a two-pronged threat in the AFT Singles class with young phenom Dallas Daniels.
Returning for his second year with Estenson Racing, 2020 will be JD Beach’s first full-season in American Flat Track. With multiple road race titles on his resume, the Owensboro, Kentucky, resident has his sights set on a SuperTwins crown. He pulled double duty with the team in 2019, competing in the premier classes of both AFT and MotoAmerica. The dirt track/road racer made history with his first AFT Grand National win at the Super TT in Arizona, which was also the first victory for a Yamaha Twin since 1981. Beach then backed it up the following weekend at Virginia International Raceway with his first MotoAmerica Superbike win, becoming the first rider to top the podium during the same season in the premier class of both disciplines since Nicky Hayden in 2002. He ended the year in AFT with two wins and three podiums.
Kolby Carlile made the transition to the Twins ranks last season, competing both in the new AFT Production Twins class and AFT Twins. He had a solid rookie year in spite of injury and made a late-season charge for the Production Twins title, ultimately ending the year third in the Production championship with two wins and six podiums. The “Flying Tomato” also showed strength in the premier class on the TTs, making all four Main Events. Carlile now looks forward to stepping up to the SuperTwins full-time in his fourth season with the Estenson Racing squad.
The newest member of the team, Mikey Rush, jumped straight into the premier class of AFT in 2009 and scored his first win in 2013 at the Daytona Short Track. After some tough years in the privateer ranks, he made the move to the AFT Singles class and had a standout season in 2019, finishing second in the championship with four wins and seven podiums. The Californian now looks to bring home the title in 2020 aboard the Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F.
Returning with the team is 2019 AFT Singles Rookie of the Year, Dallas Daniels. The 16-year-old turned heads last season with a dominant debut win at the Peoria TT. He then went on to back it up with two more podiums to finish the year just outside the top 10, despite only turning pro mid-season. Daniels looks to build on his progress in his first full-year of AFT competition.
Keith McCarty – Yamaha Racing Division Manager
“We’re very excited to expand our partnership with the Estenson Racing team for 2020.  Last year, Tim Estenson really stepped it up in a big way with his new tractor-trailer that set the standard in the pits that Yamaha is accustomed to. In addition, he assembled a great group of riders that accomplished some milestone events for Estenson Racing and Yamaha with a couple of AFT Twins wins and several podium finishes. The team also had success in the Production Twins and singles class.
For 2020, with the help of Tommy Hayden, Tim has refined his crew and assembled a solid team of winning riders with improvements to their equipment that should greatly increase their chances for championships. With a great rider line-up and Tim’s enthusiasm for perfection, I’m sure good things will happen for the Estenson Racing Yamaha Team.”
Tim Estenson – Estenson Racing Team Owner
“My roots in racing, in motorcycling in general, have been with the Yamaha brand, so I’m really happy to have Yamaha USA’s increased support for our American Flat Track effort. Last season, we were able to accomplish my dream of returning a Yamaha Twin to the top of box for the first time in nearly forty years with JD Beach’s win in Arizona. Going into the new season, along with the support we are receiving from Yamaha, we’ve made some key additions to our staff and technical program. We’ve had some success early on with our young team and I look forward to building on that in 2020 to fight for the championship.
“I’m really happy to have JD back on board with us and especially full time this year in American Flat Track. I also look forward to seeing Kolby step up full-time in the SuperTwins class. He brought us our first championship and it has been great to see him progress in the sport with our team. On the AFT Singles side, Dallas had a great rookie season in 2019 and I look forward to his continued growth in the sport. I’m also really excited to have a championship contender like Mikey Rush join our team. He has a great story and has showed a lot of character and perseverance over the years as a privateer in the sport.”
JD Beach – Estenson Racing SuperTwins Team:
“I’m really looking forward to being back with the Estenson Racing crew. I think we kind of got started on our back foot last season. We were hoping for more, but we still managed a few wins, and within the Twins team a few podiums. I think the changes to the team and the new personnel are going to help a lot. We’re all putting in a lot of work this winter to come out next season swinging. I’m definitely looking forward to it.”
Kolby Carlile – Estenson Racing SuperTwins Team:
“2020 is going to be an awesome year for me. I learned a lot last year racing the Twin in the Production Twins class and winning a few rounds. This year I’ll be racing in the new AFT SuperTwins class full-time on the Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07. The guys I’ll be racing against week in and week out are the fastest guys in the world and I feel like I’ve always benefited from racing the best there is. The team also has some new members that are going to be huge additions in the development of the bike.
“Going into the new year, I’ve been taking a few months away from racing to allow me to focus on getting my knee in better condition. The races are a bit longer this year for me, and the intensity is up from what I have raced before, so being in top physical condition is important. I have an awesome teammate in JD Beach. I’ve grown up learning from him and I don’t plan on stopping now. I look forward to doing my best to improve the bike, the team, and myself in 2020.”
Mikey Rush – Estenson Racing AFT Singles Team:
“I’m really excited to have this opportunity with Estenson Racing. Tim is a great guy and their whole program is very professional. I’m looking forward to working with them next season and am ready to go racing and fight for the AFT Singles Championship.”
Dallas Daniels – Estenson Racing AFT Singles Team:
“I’m super excited to start my first full year in American Flat Track with Estenson Racing. I’ve been training hard and preparing for 2020. I’m really looking forward to getting things started in Daytona. I can’t wait for the season.”
American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2020 season with the first-ever Saturday of Speed featuring the DAYTONA 200 and DAYTONA TT Doubleheader at Daytona International Speedway. It all kicks off at the peak of Daytona Bike Week on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Tickets start at just $35 online and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.

Dunlop and AFT Expand Partnership and Reveal DT4 Tire
2020 will mark Dunlop's fourth year as American Flat Track's Official Tire

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 10, 2019) – American Flat Track and Dunlop Motorcycle Tires announced today another multi-year renewal to the long-term partnership between America's Original Extreme Sport and the premier manufacturer of motorcycle tires in North America.
Continuing on as the Official Tire of American Flat Track, Dunlop also announced the development of the first new flat track tire in 40 years - the DT4. The new spec tire for the series, all riders in all three AFT classes will be competing on the DT4 in 2020.
"We are delighted to continue our association with Dunlop," said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. "Their R&D and manufacturing here in the USA is an important advantage for us and has resulted in a brand new tire for our sport. Better durability, more rider confidence and a superior performance envelope give the promise of even better racing in AFT in 2020."
The DT3 has long been the benchmark for professional and amateur flat track racing alike, but the  DT4 will feature all new tread patterns for both front and rear tires. The DT4 is also engineered to be used without tubes. The DT4 will be made available in all current DT3 tire compounds, allowing racers to match tire setup to specific track conditions on race day.
In coordination with Dunlop, American Flat Track held off-season testing sessions during which riders were invited to test the new DT4.
"I did some testing early on with the new compounds," said multi-time champion and member of the Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew Jared Mees. "I liked what I felt...they felt good, really consistent."
“We cannot be more excited to be extending our partnership with AFT," said Mike Buckley, Senior VP of Sales/Marketing of Dunlop Motorcycle Tires. "The sport is poised to reach new levels and we hope that America’s Original Extreme Sport will attract many new riders to our industry. To be bringing a new product for the first time in over 40 years, one fully designed by the same R&D unit that has brought legendary tires like our Q4 and Q3+ ranges, is particularly gratifying. We believe AFT competitors will appreciate these new tires and we look forward to working with AFT and the competitors to continue to innovate in the area of tire development in the future”
American Flat Track will roar into its 2020 season with its first-ever doubleheader - DAYTONA 200 and DAYTONA TT - at the legendary Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, March 14.  Get discounted advance tickets now at www.americanflattrack.com.

 


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 6, 2019) – The Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track team readies itself for another season of intense American Flat Track competition with the announcement of three major additions to its talent pool for 2020. Reigning AFT Singles champion Dalton Gauthier will join veteran Jarod Vanderkooi as the newly-strengthened Factory effort. Additionally, the formidable powerhouse team of Ricky Howerton and former AFT Twins champion Bryan Smith will also be backed by Harley-Davidson and Vance & Hines in 2020.
Flat track fans are familiar with the championship-winning duo of Howerton/Smith. This battle-tested team aims to use its developmental prowess to bring the orange and black to the front in 2020. Howerton - backed by the unparalleled expertise of Vance & Hines Motorsports - will be charged with the tuning, set-up and technical refinement of the XG750R.

Despite his hiatus from the sport in 2018, Gauthier quickly became the man to beat in the 2019 AFT Singles championship hunt. The diversely talented athlete further displayed his versatility (and a natural finesse on a Harley-Davidson) as he joined the Black Hills Harley-Davidson AFT Production Twins effort and later lead it to victory at the legendary Springfield Mile in August.

“2020 is shaping up to be a banner year for our sport," said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. "Harley-Davidson’s and Vance & Hines’s boosted commitment to the series and their support for both the inaugural AFT SuperTwins season promises to ratchet up excitement over the coming months."

American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2020 season with the first-ever DAYTONA 200 and DAYTONA TT Doubleheader at Daytona International Speedway. It all kicks off at the peak of Daytona Bike Week on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Tickets start at just $35 online and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.

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District 37 Rider Reunion

Hummingbird Nest Ranch

2940 Kuehner Dr. Santa Susana, CA 93063

https://www.facebook.com/events/644104275997340/

https://svdays.com/

Meet and greet the racers of the Hopetown/Corriganville Grand Prix races. Also the Ascot shoes and the Desert Bums!

Come enjoy a day of seeing the vintage bikes on display, bench race, meet the guys that started it all. Enjoy a beautiful

location, live music, venders and merchants. Event will be held rain or shine as a large building holds over 200 bikes.

General Admission       $20      10 am to 4pm

Includes bike show entry      Autograph session       Live Music       Parking

VIP Admission      $55       4:30 to 8:30

Includes General Admission     VIP reception at house     Includes Food and Wine Tasting      VIP parking

805 750-0277 for tickets

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Hell on Wheels Stadium Steeplechase TT on the Lucas Oil Trophy Truck Track

Sunday January 12th @glenhelenraceway

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The Original Trackmaster Miler Prototype Is For Sale


https://silodrome.com/trackmaster-miler-prototype/

http://www.trackmastermotorcycles.com/trackmaster-miler.html

Lodi Cycle Bowl

Night Before The Mile

August 9, 2019

Results and Photos

Lodi Motorcycle Club

at Sacramento Mile

August 11, 2019

Results and Photos

Road & Track



American Flat Track - Wiki

SCFTA Framer Shootout - Perris - May 10, 2019

Results and Photos


DIGGER HELM MEMORIAL

West Coast Dirt Track Series

WILLOW SPRINGS  -  Sunday   May 5, 2019

Results and Photos

DIGGER HELM MEMORIAL

West Coast Dirt Track Series

WILLOW SPRINGS  -  Saturday   May 4, 2019

Results and Photos


                                



Trailblazers 74th Annual Banquet

Held at the Carson Events Center, Carson, California

April 7th, 2018


Link to Banquet  Photos       Link to Bike Show Photos




Photos of flat trackers at auction


More photos


Lodi - Nite before the Mile


Sammy honored Dominic Colindres, who won last years race, by running Dominic's number.

Link Lodi results and more photos




Link to Riders List






Added new Street Trackers

Street Tracker Index Page

               

         
 
     

Greg Owen Interviews


 http://www.youtube.com/ Jim McMurren


http://www.youtube.com/ Dan Rouit






Web Site    Facebook


Don LaRue's Web Site of National Numbers

http://www.amanationalnumber.com









Old VFT Photos from home page

 I found this photo sequence I took a few years ago of Brandon Bergen at Willow.


Photos page



2019 Events & Results


Mecom Las Vegas Auction


January 25


Trailblazers Banquet

April 7

Eddies WCDTS Willow Springs

May 4

Eddies WCDTS Willow Springs

May 5

SCFTA Framer Shootout

May 10

AFT Perris National

May 11



Lodi Nite Before The Mile

August 9


AFT Sacramento  Mile

August 10

Sacramento  Mile - Sunday Amateur

August 11



2018 Events & Results


Trailblazer Banquet


April 7


Lake Cachuma British Bike Rally

June 1

SCFTA Round 2 P.........................erris


2017 Events & Results


Trailblazers Banquet


April 22


Lodi - Nite Before The Mile

May 19

Sacramento Mile

May 20

Dan Rouit Memorial Open House


May 21

Las Vegas Auction


June 1

Eddie's British Bike Rally

June 2


Eddie's WCDTS Willow Springs


October 1





2016 Events & Results


MX'ers
at Perris

January 24


SCFTA Round 1 Perris

February 13

SCFTA Round 2 Perris

March 12

Trailblazers Banquet


April 23


SCFTA Round 3 Perris

April 23

SCFTA Round 4 Perris

May 14

SCFTA Round 5 Perris


May 15

Lodi - Nite Before the mile

May 20


SCFTA Round 6 Perris

June 4

SCFTA Round 7 Perris

July 16


SCFTA Round 8 Perris

August 6

SCFTA Round 9 Perris

September 10

WCVDT Willow Springs


October 1



WCVDT Willow Springs

October 2

SCFTA Round 10 Perris

October 15

Old School Scrambles

November 20


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2015 Events & Results


Del Mar Short Track

February 14

 SCFTA Round 1 Perris

March 28

Trailblazers Banquet

April 11


 SCFTA Round 2 Perris

April 18

SCFTA Round 4 Perris

May 15


Cal Expo GNC

May 30

Cal Expo CFTA Vintage - Amature


May 31


SCFTA Round 5 Perris

June 20

SCFTA Round 7 Perris

July 25
SCFTA Round 8 Perris

August 15
SCFTA Round 10 Perris

October 10

SCFTA Round 11 Perris

November 14

AMA National - Las Vegas

November 20
 Joe Kopp race report from Las Vegas

November 20

Nicky At Perris


February 13


Bultaco Astro Cup


September 5

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2014 Events & Results


SCFTA Round 1 Perris

February 15

SCFTA Round 3 Perris


March 15

San Jose Indoor

March 29


Trailblazers Banquet

April 5

SCFTA Round 4 Perris

April 5th


SCFTA Round 5 Perris

May 17

SCFTA   Round 7 Perris

July 26


Cal Expo GNC

July 26

Castle Rock

August 1

Castle Rock

August 2


Castle Rock

August 2

SCFTA   Round 8 Perris

August 23

SCFTA   Round 10 Perris


October 10
Speedway -World Championship

October 11
SCFTA   Round 11 Perris

November 8

Race Pages Index Page from previous years