Yamaha bLU cRU Champion JD Beach Set to Race the DAYTONA TT Today


Flat track racing is one of the oldest forms of motorcycle racing, and it’s great to see how the 2018 American Flat Track season is bringing out racers from all sorts of riding backgrounds. Some are returning to their roots, while others are trying something new. JD Beach is no stranger to flat tracking, though, as he’s displayed some serious skill in the past. We look forward to watching him race the DAYTONA TT and perhaps a few other AFT Twins races sprinkled throughout his MotoAmerica season. Good luck today, JD!

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Donning his steel shoe and throwing his leg over the #95 G&G Racing/Rickdiculous/Team95/Yamaha FZ-07 flat tracker, 2015 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion JD Beach will compete in the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines class at this Thursday’s AFT-season-opening Harley-Davidson TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys at Daytona on March 15 at Daytona International Speedway.

JD will also compete at Round 2 of the AFT Championship, the Harley-Davidson Atlanta Short Track presented by Hellbender Harley-Davidson at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia, on April 7. Proving his motorcycle-racing prowess and old-school dirt track/road racing versatility, the “Jiggy Dog” will also compete this year in the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship’s Supersport class aboard the #95 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6, where he is considered a favorite to win his second Championship in the class.

“First off, I want to thank Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A and Graves Motorsports for allowing me to get some flat track in before our season starts,” JD commented. “I’m really looking forward to throwing my leg over the G&G Racing/Rickdiculous/Team95/Yamaha FZ-07. It was a blast racing the bike to a podium finish last October at the American Flat Track finale at Perris Speedway. And to get the opportunity to race the bike at this year’s Daytona TT is very special to me. I can’t wait!”

Last December, JD put America on top of the podium at the Superprestigio Invitational Dirt Track Event inside the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain. Racing for the first time at the Superprestigio, he took the overall victory aboard his #95 Ausio/Grau Racing Yamaha YZ450F after running the table in the Open Finals and then backing it up with the win in the Superprestigio SuperFinal.

American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2018 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster Harley-Davidson TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys at DAYTONA under the lights inside the fabled trioval at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Tickets start at just $30 and are available for purchase now at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Events/2018/DAYTONA-TT/DAYTONA-TT.aspx or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

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