American Flat Track: Running Results From New York Short Track II (Updated With Main Events)

American Flat Track: Running Results From New York Short Track II (Updated With Main Events)

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

New York Short Track II/American Flat Track

Weedsport Speedway

Weedsport, New York

August 14, 2021

Mission AFT SuperTwins Provisional Free Practice 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 19.036

2. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 19.046

3. Briar Bauman (Ind), 19.188

4. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 19.198

5. JD Beach (Yam), 19.318

6. Bronson Bauman (Ind), 19.520

7. Davis Fisher (Ind), 19.529

8. Brandon Price (Ind), 19.573

9. James Rispoli (Har), 19.604

10. Robert Pearson (Ind), 19.675

11. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 19.703

12. Sammy Halbert (Ind), 19.711

13. Larry Pegram (Ind), 19.893

 

 

AFT Singles Provisional Free Practice 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), 18.997

2. Tanner Dean (Hon), 19.131

3. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), 19.283

4. Ryan Wells (Hon), 19.363

5. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 19.431

6. Max Whale (KTM), 19.562

7. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 19.717

8. Hunter Bauer (KTM), 19.743

9. Ferran Cardus (Suz), 19.746

10. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 19.746

11. Trent Lowe (Suz), 19.765

12. Cole Zabala (Hon), 19.839

13. Morgen Mischler (KTM), 19.841

14. Henry Wiles (Hon), 19.883

15. Kevin Stollings (Hon), 19.895

16. Jared Lowe (Hon), 19.903

17. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 19.920

18. Michael Rush (Yam), 20.049

19. Kody Kopp (Hon), 20.114

20. Michael Lainhart (Hon), 20.196

21. Ian Wolfe (Hon), 20.197

22. Jordan Jean (Hon), 20.208

23. Damon Ream (KTM), 20.272

24. Billy Ross (KTM), 20.402

25. Kasey Sciscoe (Hon), 20.459

26. Tyler Raggio (Hon), 20.547

 

 

AFT Production Twins Provisional Free Practice 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Cory Texter (Yam), 19.696

2. Dan Bromley (Yam), 19.849

3. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 20.041

4. Cameron Smith (Yam), 20.145

5. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), 20.157

6. Danny Eslick (Kaw), 20.162

7. Chad Cose (Har), 20.239

8. Ben Lowe (Har), 20.273

9. Brock Schwarzenbacher (Kaw), 20.301

10. Jeremiah Duffy (Kaw), 20.387

11. Mitch Harvat (Kaw), 20.400

12. David Wiggin (Har), 20.418

13. Jeffery Lowery (Yam), 20.429

14. Brandon Newman (Kaw), 20.500

15. Kasey Sciscoe (Kaw), 20.500

16. Dalton Gauthier (Har), 20.708

17. Garret Wilson (Kaw), 20.719

 

 

Royal Enfield BTR Provisional Free Practice 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jillian Deschenes (Roy), 21.201

2. Jaycee Jones (Roy), 21.869

3. Malary Lee (Roy), 22.632

4. Sarah Dixon (Roy), 22.721

5. Lanakila MacNaughton (Roy), 23.126

6. Bridgette LeBer (Roy), 23.763

7. Gabrielle Hughes (Roy), 24.131

 

 

AFT Mission SuperTwins Provisional Free Practice 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Briar Bauman (Ind), 18.819

2. Jared Mees (Ind), 19.003

3. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 19.004

4. James Rispoli (Har), 19.014

5. JD Beach (Yam), 19.085

6. Robert Pearson (Ind), 19.102

7. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 19.113

8. Brandon Price (Ind), 19.177

9. Sammy Halbert (Ind), 19.252

10. Bronson Bauman (Ind), 19.278

11. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 19.300

12. Davis Fisher (Ind), 19.318

13. Larry Pegram (Ind), 19.435

 

 

AFT Singles Provisional Qualifying 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Tanner Dean (Hon), 18.896

2. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), 19.023

3. Ferran Cardus (Suz), 19.175

4. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 19.179

5. Trent Lowe (Suz), 19.179

6. Max Whale (KTM), 19.190

7. Cole Zabala (Hon), 19.250

8. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 19.337

9. Ryan Wells (Hon), 19.346

10. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 19.360

11. Kevin Stollings (Hon), 19.376

12. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), 19.406

13. Hunter Bauer (KTM), 19.414

14. Kody Kopp (Hon), 19.512

15. Jared Lowe (Hon), 19.545

16. Henry Wiles (Hon), 19.550

17. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 19.622

18. Michael Rush (Yam), 19.676

19. Damon Ream (KTM), 19.694

20. Morgen Mischler (KTM), 19.732

21. Jordan Jean (Hon), 19.884

22. Billy Ross (KTM), 20.008

23. Kasey Sciscoe (Hon), 20.032

24. Ian Wolfe (Hon), 20.082

25. Michael Lainhart (Hon), 20.118

26. Tyler Raggio (Hon), 20.173

 

 

AFT Production Twins Provisional Qualifying 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Cory Texter (Yam), 19.312

2. Dan Bromley (Yam), 19.568

3. Chad Cose (Har), 19.627

4. Jeremiah Duffy (Kaw), 19.764

5. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), 19.849

6. Brock Schwarzenbacher (Kaw), 19.930

7. Cameron Smith (Yam), 19.932

8. Ben Lowe (Har), 19.985

9. Dalton Gauthier (Har), 20.040

10. Jeffery Lowery (Yam), 20.160

11. Danny Eslick (Kaw), 20.221

12. Mitch Harvat (Kaw), 20.317

13. Kasey Sciscoe (Kaw), 20.336

14. David Wiggin (Har), 20.488

15. Brandon Newman (Kaw), 20.496

16. Garret Wilson (Kaw), 20.555

17. Johnny Lewis (Roy), no time recorded

 

 

Royal Enfield BTR Provisional Qualifying 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jillian Deschenes (Roy), 21.022

2. Jaycee Jones (Roy), 21.451

3. Lanakila MacNaughton (Roy), 22.216

4. Malary Lee (Roy), 22.317

5. Sarah Dixon (Roy), 22.373

6. Bridgette LeBer (Roy), 23.010

7. Gabrielle Hughes (Roy), 23.187

 

 

AFT Mission SuperTwins Provisional Qualifying 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Davis Fisher (Ind), 19.245

2. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 19.253

3. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 19.265

4. Briar Bauman (Ind), 19.268

5. Jared Mees (Ind), 19.335

6. Brandon Price (Ind), 19.479

7. Sammy Halbert (Ind), 19.526

8. JD Beach (Yam), 19.536

9. Robert Pearson (Ind), 19.612

10. Bronson Bauman (Ind), 19.644

11. Larry Pegram (Ind), 19.673

12. James Rispoli (Har), no time recorded

13. Kolby Carlile (Yam), no time recorded

 

 

AFT Singles Provisional Qualifying 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Tanner Dean (Hon), 18.930

2. Kevin Stollings (Hon), 19.068

3. Trent Lowe (Suz), 19.169

4. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), 19.179

5. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 19.203

6. Ferran Cardus (Suz), 19.218

7. Cole Zabala (Hon), 19.237

8. Ryan Wells (Hon), 19.292

9. Trevor Brunner (Hon), 19.311

10. Henry Wiles (Hon), 19.383

11. Kody Kopp (Hon), 19.426

12. Michael Rush (Yam), 19.505

13. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), 19.527

14. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), 19.576

15. Damon Ream (KTM), 19.626

16. Morgen Mischler (KTM), 19.674

17. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), 19.675

18. Hunter Bauer (KTM), 19.747

19. Billy Ross (KTM), 19.765

20. Jared Lowe (Hon), 19.765

21. Max Whale (KTM), 19.774

22. Jordan Jean (Hon), 19.882

23. Kasey Sciscoe (Hon), 20.082

24. Ian Wolfe (Hon), 20.120

25. Tyler Raggio (Hon), 20.299

26. Michael Lainhart (Hon), 20.438

 

 

AFT Production Twins Provisional Qualifying 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Cory Texter (Yam), 19.440

2. Dan Bromley (Yam), 19.599

3. Ben Lowe (Har), 19.830

4. Johnny Lewis (Roy), 19.866

5. Chad Cose (Har), 19.883

6. Cameron Smith (Yam), 19.979

7. Dalton Gauthier (Har), 19.980

8. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), 20.057

9. Brock Schwarzenbacher (Kaw), 20.126

10. Jeffery Lowery (Yam), 20.198

11. Danny Eslick (Kaw), 20.212

12. Jeremiah Duffy (Kaw), 20.234

13. Mitch Harvat (Kaw), 20.353

14. Brandon Newman (Kaw), 20.465

15. Kasey Sciscoe (Kaw), 20.555

16. David Wiggin (Har), 20.572

17. Garret Wilson (Kaw), 20.596

 

 

Provisional Royal Enfield BTR Semi Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jillian Deschenes (Roy), 5 laps

2. Jaycee Jones (Roy), -02.467 seconds

3. Malary Lee (Roy), -05.001

4. Lanakila MacNaughton (Roy), -06.815

5. Bridgette LeBer (Roy), -07.341

6. Sarah Dixon (Roy), -07.992

7. Gabrielle Hughes (Roy), -16.032

 

 

AFT Mission SuperTwins Provisional Qualifying 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Brandon Robinson (Ind), 19.517

2. Jared Mees (Ind), 19.690

3. Briar Bauman (Ind), 19.720

4. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), 19.762

5. Kolby Carlile (Yam), 19.768

6. JD Beach (Yam), 19.814

7. Davis Fisher (Ind), 19.839

8. Sammy Halbert (Ind), 19.895

9. Bronson Bauman (Ind), 19.896

10. Brandon Price (Ind), 19.947

11. Robert Pearson (Ind), 20.062

12. Larry Pegram (Ind), 20.163

13. James Rispoli (Har), no time recorded

 

 

Provisional AFT Mission SuperTwins Semi 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 8 laps

2. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), -00.654 seconds

3. Sammy Halbert (Ind), -00.749

4. Davis Fisher (Ind), -02.120

5. Robert Pearson (Ind), -03.442

6. Larry Pegram (Ind), -04.913

7. James Rispoli (Har), -8 laps

 

 

Provisional AFT Mission SuperTwins Semi 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Briar Bauman (Ind), 8 laps

2. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -00.997 seconds

3. Brandon Price (Ind), -01.659

4. JD Beach (Yam), -01.670

5. Bronson Bauman (Ind), -02.252

6. Kolby Carlile (Yam), -02.766

 

 

Provisional AFT Production Twins Semi 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Cory Texter (Yam), 8 laps

2. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -03.244 seconds

3. Chad Cose (Har), -03.246

4. Cameron Smith (Yam), -05.516

5. Jeffery Lowery (Yam), -06.586

6. Mitch Harvat (Kaw), -08.528

7. Brandon Newman (Kaw), -09.902

8. Garret Wilson (Kaw), -10.429

9. Ben Lowe (Har), -6 laps

 

 

Provisional AFT Production Twins Semi 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Dalton Gauthier (Har), 8 laps

2. Dan Bromley (Yam), -01.360 seconds

3. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), -02.929

4. Brock Schwarzenbacher (Kaw), -03.257

5. Jeremiah Duffy (Kaw), -03.609

6. Danny Eslick (Kaw), -03.610

7. David Wiggin (Har), -06.495

8. Kasey Sciscoe (Kaw), -06.752

 

 

Provisional AFT Singles Semi 1 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Tanner Dean (Hon), 8 laps

2. Kevin Stollings (Hon), -00.317 seconds

3. Max Whale (KTM), -03.310

4. Ferran Cardus (Suz), -03.461

5. Ryan Wells (Hon), -03.629

6. Damon Ream (KTM), -04.060

7. Kody Kopp (Hon), -05.247

8. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), -05.730

9. Kasey Sciscoe (Hon), -06.057

10. Shayna Texter-Bauman (KTM), -06.231

11. Jared Lowe (Hon), -06.906

12. Billy Ross (KTM), -09.340

13. Michael Lainhart (Hon), -10.483

 

 

Provisional AFT Singles Semi 2 Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Dallas Daniels (Yam), 8 laps

2. Trent Lowe (Suz), -01.276 seconds

3. Cole Zabala (Hon), -01.368

4. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), -01.548

5. Morgen Mischler (KTM), -01.618

6. Trevor Brunner (Hon), -01.641

7. Henry Wiles (Hon), -01.791

8. Hunter Bauer (KTM), -02.194

9. Michael Rush (Yam), -02.231

10. Aidan RoosEvans (Hon), -02.814

11. Tyler Raggio (Hon), -06.209

12. Jordan Jean (Hon), -07.221

13. Ian Wolfe (Hon), -08.745

 

 

Provisional Royal Enfield Build. Train. Race. Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jillian Deschenes (Roy), 6 laps

2. Jaycee Jones (Roy), -05.045 seconds

3. Malary Lee (Roy), -06.408

4. Lanakila MacNaughton (Roy), -08.265

5. Sarah Dixon (Roy), -11.089

6. Gabrielle Hughes (Roy), -23.924

7. Bridgette LeBer (Roy), -6 laps

 

 

Provisional AFT Mission SuperTwins Mission Challenge Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Briar Bauman (Ind), 4 laps

2. Jared Mees (Ind), -00.098 seconds

3. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -01.126

4. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), -01.827

 

 

Provisional AFT Production Twins Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Cameron Smith (Yam), 21 laps

2. Dalton Gauthier (Har), -01.270 seconds

3. Cory Texter (Yam), -01.808

4. Dan Bromley (Yam), -01.868

5. Ryan Varnes (Kaw), -05.210

6. Ben Lowe (Har), -05.829

7. Johnny Lewis (Roy), -08.523

8. Chad Cose (Har), -08.674

9. Danny Eslick (Kaw), -09.578

10. Jeremiah Duffy (Kaw), -11.042

11. Mitch Harvat (Kaw), -14.000

12. Jeffery Lowery (Yam), -15.721

13. David Wiggin (Har), -15.887

14. Brock Schwarzenbacher (Kaw), -16.037

15. Brandon Newman (Kaw), -16.592

16. Kasey Sciscoe (Kaw), -18.888

17. Garret Wilson (Kaw), -1 lap, -07.272

 

 

Provisional AFT Singles Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Morgen Mischler (KTM), 21 laps

2. Brandon Kitchen (Hus), -02.214 seconds

3. Dallas Daniels (Yam), -02.369

4. Trent Lowe (Suz), -02.963

5. Max Whale (KTM), -03.245

6. Tanner Dean (Hon), -03.428

7. Ferran Cardus (Suz), -05.737

8. Trevor Brunner (Hon), -06.394

9. Michael Inderbitzin (Hon), -07.122

10. Ryan Wells (Hon), -08.123

11. Kody Kopp (Hon), -08.734

12. Kevin Stollings (Hon), -09.260

13. Michael Rush (Yam), -09.295

14. Damon Ream (KTM), -10.337

15. Cole Zabala (Hon), -11.662

16. Hunter Bauer (KTM), -12.634

17. Henry Wiles (Hon), -12 laps

 

 

Provisional AFT Mission SuperTwins Main Event Results (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Jared Mees (Ind), 33 laps

2. Jarod Vanderkooi (Ind), -01.472 seconds

3. Brandon Robinson (Ind), -01.475

4. Sammy Halbert (Ind), -01.537

5. JD Beach (Yam), -04.994

6. Briar Bauman (Ind), -05.452

7. Davis Fisher (Ind), -06.904

8. Kolby Carlile (Yam), -07.440

9. Bronson Bauman (Ind), -08.337

10. Brandon Price (Ind), -08.956

11. Robert Pearson (Ind), -17.883

12. Larry Pegram (Ind), -13 laps

 

 

More, from a press release issued by American Flat Track:

Mees Gets His Mojo Back in New York Short Track II

Mischler’s high line spells victory; Smith wins first career Main in AFT Production Twins.

 

Jared Mees (9). Photo courtesy AFT.
Jared Mees (9). Photo courtesy AFT.

 
WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (August 14, 2021) – Progressive American Flat Track legend Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) was at his crushing best on Saturday night, claiming a lopsided victory in the Mission Foods New York Short Track II presented by Mad Max Indian Motorcycle in Weedsport, New York.

With line choice on the slick Weedsport Speedway surface very much in question for the bulk of the field ahead of the Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle Main Event, Mees rode decisively. The multi-time Grand National Champion went to the high line from the start and made it work to his advantage.

Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) quickly followed suit, utilizing that same line to overtake Friday winner Sammy Halbert (No. 69 Coolbeth-Nila Racing Indian FTR750) and move into second position.

Despite his rivals’ momentum, Halbert remained committed to the low line he took to victory the night before and gradually came under fire from above by Robinson’s Mission Roof System’s teammate, Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750), as well.

Robinson flashed the pace to offer a potential challenge to Mees at mid-distance but fell back to Halbert and Vanderkooi late after encountering brake issues. Increasing the intensity to the maximum, the three met on the race’s final lap, going side-by-side as they entered the final corner. Vanderkooi split his adversaries as they exited Turn 4 to snatch away runner-up honors at the checkered flag, beating Robinson by a meager 0.003-second gap.

A bruised and battered Halbert was relegated to fourth despite coming home just 0.064 seconds back of second place.

Meanwhile, defending Grand National Champion Briar Bauman (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) never really found his footing. After coming together with Robinson early, Bauman tried the low, middle, and high lines to no avail. He was ultimately tracked down and passed by JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT), who took the final spot in the top five in the process.

The victorious Mees said, “I always have a lot of passion and heart for what I do but getting a win is always a good thing. I said it earlier, going to win a Mile it’s like, ‘Oh yeah, he should,’ because I’ve got a really good package for a Mile, and I’m older and really experienced. I always had really great success on these slippery, small car tracks, but the last couple years, I kind of lost touch with that and Briar has been killing us with that. So to come out here and actually win a clay Short Track, it feels really phenomenal to get that mojo back again.”

Despite Mees earning his third win of ‘21 and Bauman taking his worst result of the season in sixth, Bauman continues to lead the Mission SuperTwins points standings by a healthy 22-point margin over Mees (197-175). Robinson is third at 168.

 

AFT Singles

Morgen Mischler (No. 13 Mission Roof Systems KTM 450 SX-F) earned his second-career AFT Singles victory — his first since 2018 — and did so in about the most Morgen Mischler-esque manner imaginable.

Starting from Row 3, Mischler ignored the deep pack of riders scraping down low and instead railed his way around the extreme high line. In just a matter of a couple short laps, Mischler was in the lead and leaving the field in his wake en route to the checkered flag.

The win came only after Mischler had stacked up an incredible 16 podiums (including six this season) between victories.

After taking the cathartic triumph, he said, “I nailed the start and was sitting pretty good. I came out of Turn 4 and was already doing pretty well. Then it was just a matter of how high can we run it? After one or two laps, it was pretty incredible to come through the pack from the third row. It’s great. It was a long three years, but it feels so great to be up here.”

Once Mischler made it clear the high line was the fast line, several riders reconsidered their tactics. One of those riders was Brandon Kitchen (No. 105 Husqvarna Motorcycles/Vance & Hines Husqvarna FC450), who made a late push to overhaul the likes of Dallas Daniels (No. 1 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F), Trent Lowe (No. 48 WBR/Suzuki Motor of America RM-Z450), and Tanner Dean (No. 38 1st Impressions Race Team Honda CRF450R) to finish as the race’s runner-up and secure his first podium of 2021.

Despite not getting a great start and never settling into a comfortable line, defending champ Daniels still managed to fight his way onto the box. Combined with last night’s victory, his Saturday third not only saw him get his title campaign back on track, but reclaim the championship lead.

Lowe finished fourth, while pre-race title leader Max Whale (No. 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE) minimized the damage by slipping past early leader Dean at the flag to round out the top five.

As a result, Daniels now leads Whale by a narrow two-point margin (178-176).

 

AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines

It was several years in the making, but Cameron Smith (No. 44 Fredericktown Yamaha/Richie Reynolds Racing MT-07) is officially a Progressive American Flat Track Main Event winner.

Smith first showed the potential to run up front in AFT Singles competition as far back as the 2016 season, but he didn’t truly establish himself as a threat to claim the checkered flag until this season. Following a pair of ‘21 runner-ups — including last night’s near miss — Smith at last broke through with a dominant victory.

Holeshot artist Cory Texter (No. 65 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing Yamaha MT-07) didn’t get his usual flier of a start, which altered the completion of the race completely. With Texter running fourth early, Smith slashed past Dalton Gauthier (No. 79 D&D Cycles/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R) and then tracked down leader Dan Bromley (No. 62 Memphis Shades/Vinson Construction Yamaha MT-07).

Smith made his move just past half-distance and did so in style; he powered around the outside of Bromley and then brushed back his opponent’s attempted counter maneuver to lock down first position. Once in front, he dropped the field en route to a 1.270-second margin of victory.

“Oh my gosh, we’re so excited to come out here and get a win finally,” Smith said. “After getting second two times, I think we were ready. We knew we could do it and we showed it tonight. And big thanks to (my crew), they made me feel like I was sailing the ship on dry land, I was so smooth out there.”

Despite being unable to stand and riding in intense pain after injuring his left ankle last night, Gauthier not only soldiered on, he worked past Bromley to improve upon his Friday third with a runner-up result on Saturday.

Unfortunately for Bromley, his slide down the order didn’t end until after the race’s final corner. Texter pulled off a last-gasp move to bump Bromley off the podium altogether after he looked to be in good shape to score a first win of ‘21 over the Main’s opening half.

Ryan Varnes (No. 68 RVR/Rausch Fuel Kawasaki Ninja 650) held off Ben Lowe (No. 25 Mission Roof Systems Harley-Davidson XG750R) to complete the top five. Lowe’s sixth still came as an impressive performance considering he was forced to start from the back of the pack, burning his provisional start after crashing out of contention in his Semi.

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More, from a press release issued by Yamaha:

Daniels Reclaims Points Lead at New York Short Track II

Estenson Racing’s Dallas Daniels headlined a second consecutive successful Progressive American Flat Track outing for the team at last night’s New York Short Track II, returning to the podium and reclaiming the AFT Singles championship lead in the process. The Mission SuperTwins duo of JD Beach and Kolby Carlile built upon their Friday efforts to secure respective fifth- and eighth-place results. Daniels’ Singles compatriot, Mikey Rush, collected some valuable championship points in the slippery track conditions at the Weedsport Speedway.

While Daniels’ Friday night victory will go down as the highlight of the weekend, his third-place finish last night was no less critical to his greater efforts. The prodigious pilot again struggled with his start and never locked in on a comfortable line, but he somehow still willed his way near the front of the field. Once there, the teenager again demonstrated his late-race acumen by executing a late-race move to land on the podium in third despite several riders jockeying for the position on the race’s final lap. As a result, Daniels moved back to the front of the tight AFT Singles title fight, owning a narrow two-point margin.

Rush’s Saturday struggles closely resembled those he endured on the slick track the night before; the Californian again finished his Semi in ninth, one spot out of an automatic qualifying position. He utilized his provisional start and worked his way up from last to 13th. The precious points earned on a difficult evening saw him move up one position to fourth in the ‘21 class championship standings.

Meanwhile, Beach’s Friday improvements carried over into Saturday as hoped. After much searching, he finally found his groove aboard the #95 Yamaha MT-07 DT at mid-distance. Using that line to pick his way up the field, he finally dispatched the reigning Mission SuperTwins Champion with two laps remaining to claim the final spot in the top five.

Teammate Carlile had a tough start to the day with a technical issue in the first qualifying session, which put him at the back of the grid. He and the team kept working, and he gained ground as well as the premier-class Main Event evolved. The New Yorker opened the race in 10th and worked his way forward to an eventual eighth-place result.

A fully confident Estenson Racing squad will now carry huge hopes and equally high expectations as they travel to next weekend’s Peoria TT at the iconic Peoria Motorcycle Club in Daniels’ home state of Illinois.

Tommy Hayden – Estenson Racing Team Manager

“We had a pretty good night here at the second round at Weedsport in both classes. It was good to see Dallas back up his strong finish from yesterday with another podium. That was definitely good for his championship hopes; to leave here leading in the points is a big turnaround and a big positive on the day. Mikey made some progress today but still wasn’t where we know he can be. We learned some stuff, and he made improvements on a track he wasn’t comfortable on, but some of the upcoming tracks are going to suit him better.

“On the Twins side, both guys were consistently competitive throughout the day. In the Main Event, they battled back from not-so-great starts to move toward the front. JD ended up fifth and Kolby eighth — that’s definitely one of our stronger performances on an oval. This is the type of track that in the past we haven’t done so well at. So to come out of here with two pretty solid results and not too far behind the leaders is a positive. We hope to carry this momentum through the rest of the year.”

Dallas Daniels – Estenson Racing AFT Singles

“It was a bit of a challenging night. The day started off well. We had a good qualifying and won our Semi and had the second pick for the Main Event, so I was feeling pretty confident, but the track was a little different than it was last night. It was a little bit slicker, and we were going lower and lower, chasing the moisture. That kind of went away in the Main Event. I got a pretty bad start in the Main, and that didn’t help me at all. I got off about fourth or fifth and was finally able to bring myself up to third and missed out on second by about a wheel at the finish line.

“It’s definitely a little bit disappointing because I wanted to win both of them, but it was a really good weekend and very important for the championship. We were 15 points down coming in, and now we’re two points up. A big thanks to the whole Estenson Racing team. Those guys bust their butts and continue to believe in me. Like I said before, we were kind of in a slump, and we persevered and had a great weekend. What better weekend to have than one like this right before the Peoria TT? That’s my favorite track, so I’m looking to go there and have some fun.”

JD Beach – Estenson Racing Mission SuperTwins

“The race was crazy today! All-day long everyone was running around the bottom of the track, and we really didn’t think we would get off of there. Then in the 450 race, Morgen (Mischler) went straight to the top and was rolling really well. So before our Main, you could see all the SuperTwins riders checking the track out to decide where to go. My game plan was to go straight to the bottom and let them all go up top. Well, that went right out the window when the green light went, and I went to the top. I kept searching between the top and the bottom of the track, trying to decide where I wanted to run. Once I committed to the bottom and got in a good groove, I started moving forward. I had no idea what place I was in but knew I was closing in on Briar (Bauman) and wanted to get by him. At the end of the race, I found out we got fifth, and I was over the moon. We came into this weekend thinking it wasn’t going to be good because of how slick this track is, but we had a great one in the end. A big thanks to my crew who worked so hard all weekend.”

Kolby Carlile – Estenson Racing Mission SuperTwins

“I started the day off not feeling super comfortable on the bike. It’s kind of the feeling I had since the Semi yesterday, and we didn’t really know which direction to go. We all came together and really came up with a good plan. We made one decision, and it worked out well, and we kept going that way. Sadly, I missed the first qualifying session, which was the faster one, and that put me in the last qualifying position for the rest of the night. In the Semi, I felt really good. I had the same pace as everyone else, but I just wasn’t able to make my way up through the field. When it came time for the Main, I got a good start and found a line pretty quickly. I finished in eighth place, but that was only seven seconds behind the winner, and it felt like a really good, competitive eighth-place finish, and I’m super happy with it.”

Mikey Rush – Estenson Racing AFT Singles

“It was a tough weekend. The track was super slick, and I never really found my comfort zone. I used my provisional to get into the Main. We kept working, and I was able to fight my way from the back to 13th. It wasn’t the weekend I was hoping for, but we were able to salvage some points. I’m looking forward to moving on to Peoria.”

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