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Tuesday 30 April 2019

American Flat Track

JD Beach Scores Career First Premier Class Victory

Multi-time national roadracing champion JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) pulled off an improbable come-from-behind victory to claim his first-career American Flat Track premier class win in the Arizona Super TT presented by RideNow Powersports at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona.

Photo: Scott Hunter/American Flat Track

This was the first premier class AFT win for a Yamaha twin since Scott Pearson won the Peoria TT in 1981.
AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines title leader Briar Bauman (No. 14 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) took second - maintaining his perfect podium record of the season so far and extending his title lead to 18 points after four rounds.
Reigning Grand National Champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) followed up his Texas Half-Mile win with third; Jeffrey Carver Jr. (No. 23 Roof-Systems of Dallas/Indian of Metro Milwaukee FTR750) finished fourth, with Beach’s teammate Jake Johnson (No. 5 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) fifth.
TT maestro Jesse Janisch (No. 132 Roof Systems Dallas TX/Öhlins Yamaha YZ450F) took his AFT Singles TT win streak to three, with points leader Dalton Gauthier (No. 122 D&D Cycles/Gobert Smash Husqvarna FC450) second, and 2016 AFT Singles champion Ryan Wells (No. 94 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) third - his first podium of the season after opening 2019 without a top-ten finish in the year’s first three events.
Mikey Rush (No. 15 RMR Honda/Red Riders Rewards Honda CRF450R) backed up his Texas Half-Mile runner-up spot with a fourth-place run in Arizona, with Dan Bromley (No. 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-F) fifth.
Next up is the So-Cal Half-Mile at Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, CA., May 11; the legendary Sacramento Mile at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA., May 18; then the first of two visits to the Illinois State Fairgrounds this season for Springfield Mile I on May 26.