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JD Beach to Race in AFT & MotoAmerica

Published on December 5, 2018 under AMA
JD Beach to Race in AFT & MotoAmerica

Pulling Double Duty

JD Beach to Race in AFT & MotoAmerica

 

Phoenix, AZ– 2018 MotoAmerica Supersport champion JD Beach is going to be quite busy next season, as he has signed with Attack Performance/Estenson Racing to compete simultaneously in Superbike 1000, as well as Estenson Racing’s team in American Flat Track. Beach will be running a Yamaha in both series, a YZF-R1 in MA, and an MT-07 in AFT.

“I’m really looking forward to racing Superbike next year,” Beach said. “It’s going to be great working with Attack again. I feel really lucky that Estenson Racing decided they wanted two irons in the fire and to run me in both American Flat Track and MotoAmerica. It’s going to be an awesome year!” If any young racer can do it, we put our money on Beach.

The two-time MotoAmerica Supersport 600 champion has proven himself capable of challenging in both series, having grown up racing dirt track before moving to road racing. In addition to becoming a nearly unbeatable force in Supersport, Beach has podiumed twice in AFT, at the Perris Half-Mile and the Daytona TT. He even garnered international acclaim for winning the coveted Superprestigio in Barcelona, Spain last year.

“I’m really excited about next season and to have JD as a part of our program,” team owner Tim Estenson said. “He’s extremely talented, both in dirt track and road racing, and I’m so happy to have him on board for 2019. It’s so rare that a rider can perform at a high level in both championships, especially in the modern era, when every discipline has become more and more specialized. So, although our original plan was just to go flat track racing with JD, I’m really happy to be able to put this together and have him ride for us both in American Flat Track and MotoAmerica.”

Attack Performance is already one of the powerhouse non-factory teams running in MotoAmerica. Richard Stanboli, Attack team’s owner, is excited and confident in their joint venture with Estenson and Beach. “I think it’s super cool that you got a guy who just came off of a championship that is hungry and is fit and has a really good work ethic that’s going to ride this motorcycle,” says Stanboli. “We’ll just go out and test as much as we can with JD and get a lot of seat time with him. We’ll take everything we learn from this year and make the bike that much better.”

Look for updates and schedules from both racing series in the weeks ahead.

For more info-

www.motoamerica.com

www.americanflattrack.com

 

 

Rob Brooks

*material sourced from MotoAmerica