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May 24, 2019

American Flat Track: Estenson Racing Previews The Springfield Mile And TT

JD Beach (95). Photo by Andrea Wilson, courtesy of Estenson Racing.

Estenson Racing’s Twins Team Ready to Stretch the Legs of the MT-07 DT at the Springfield Mile

PHOENIX – Estenson Racing’s Jake Johnson, JD Beach and Kolby Carlile are ready to get back to American Flat Track action this weekend at one of the sport’s iconic events – the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Sunday, May 26.

The Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT is still in the early stages of development, but the entire team is looking forward to hitting the Mile tracks and seeing the fast dirt track racer stretch its legs. The first of whom is two-time Grand National Champion Johnson. Normally the team veteran is into the rougher tracks, but Johnson is eager to get on the fast track and make it win number three at the Springfield Mile.

Beach is also looking forward to hitting the big tracks. He hasn’t raced the Springfield Mile since 2013 and would like to check another square on the Grand Slam list this season with a win on a Mile.

Meanwhile, the youngest member on the Twins team, Carlile, is just happy to return to racing after being sidelined for a race to mend his injured leg. With the Sacramento Mile getting postponed for weather, Carlile’s championship hopes in the Production Twins class are not too far out of reach and the 2017 AFT Singles champ is eager to make up for lost time.

Jake Johnson -- AFT Twins #5:

“I’m ready to get some Mile races under our belts. This will be the first time this new bike has been on a Mile track and I’m hoping this is where it will shine. Springfield has never been one of my favorite tracks, just because it is usually too perfect, but it will be nice to get on a well-prepped racetrack again. Hopefully we have a good weekend and will start crawling our way back up.”

JD Beach -- AFT Twins #95:

“I’ve been racing there since 2013. The last time I was there, it went really well, so I’m really looking forward to getting back there. It’s a track that I like a lot. I’ve actually been there every race since the last time I raced there just to watch. I also can’t wait to get the MT-07 DT out on the Mile, I think it’s going to be great. I know it’s really quick, so I’m looking forward to that. I think it’s going to be a great weekend.”

Kolby Carlile – AFT Twins #136:

“I’m glad I will be able to get back on the bike this weekend at the Springfield Mile. We are definitely going to be building over the next few weeks as I continue rehabbing my knee from my Super TT crash. I am confident of my bike, and my ability to race on these Miles. I like the mental aspect it brings into it, as well. I’m still pushing hard to fight back for this Production Twins Championship.”

The Springfield Mile I will be streamed live, Sunday, May 26, on FansChoice.TV starting with practice at 11:00 a.m. ET, followed by Opening Ceremonies at 2:00 p.m. Heat races begin at 2:30 p.m. ET and the Main Events start at 4:40 p.m. ET.

Catch both the Springfield TT and Springfield Mile I on NBCSN, June 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET. For tickets and additional information about the event: http://www.americanflattrack.com/events/ .

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More, from another press release issued by Estenson Racing:

Ryan Wells Looking to Stay in the Win Column This Weekend at Springfield TT

PHOENIX – Fresh off of his first win with the Estenson Racing team, Ryan Wells is looking to keep the momentum rolling into round six of the American Flat Track AFT Singles Championship, Saturday, May 25, at the Springfield TT in Springfield, Illinois.

The win and perfect night at the So-Cal Half-Mile was a big boost for Wells and his team, and the 2016 AFT Singles Champion is hungry for more. With the Sacramento Mile postponed last weekend due to weather, Wells headed East to Kentucky and spent time training with the Owensboro crew and feels more prepared than ever going into this weekend.

As for Wells’ AFT Singles teammate Dallas Daniels, the wait for his professional debut at the Lima Half-Mile is nearly at an end as the 2018 AMA Grand National Rider of the Year turns 16 on June 19.

Ryan Wells -- AFT Singles #94:

“I’m really excited for the Springfield TT. Last week I got to train at the Hayden compound – Sunset Downs – and ride with Jake Lewis, Nick McFadden, Roger (Hayden) and Tommy (Hayden), so I feel like I put the most work in that I’ve ever put in to be on top of my TT game. In the past I’ve had some good speed at Springfield. Hopefully this year we can put a full package together and get a good result.”

The Springfield TT will be streamed live, Saturday, May 25, on FansChoice.TV starting with practice at 5:00 p.m. ET, followed by Opening Ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. Heat races begin at 7:45 p.m. ET and the Main Event is at 11:05 p.m. ET.

Catch both the Springfield TT and Springfield Mile I on NBCSN, June 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET. For tickets and additional information about the event: http://www.americanflattrack.com/events/ .

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