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December 12, 2019

The Yamaha US-backed Estenson Racing team has announced their 2020 plans and they are pretty exciting.

JD Beach - is racing full-time in the SuperTwins class. AFT's new SuperTwins class demands that riders commit to the series not p...

August 28, 2019

Sideburn 38 is at the printers now and includes an interview with AFT Pro Twins racer the incredible Ronnie Jones. 

Jones is 59 years old. He won his first AFT Main in 1980, beating Kenny Roberts and the rest at the Houston Ast...

August 11, 2019

It has taken three and a half seasons for the Harley-Davidson XG750R to win a National level flat track race. It finally happened last night, but not in the premier class. In only his second race on the Black Hills H-D (supported b...

August 6, 2019

Gar Wood, Ron's son, noticed this...

JD Beach's fastest lap of the Buffalo Chip TT main was 32.806 on an Estenson Racin framer Yamaha MT-07, with a road-bike derived twin engine. Ryan Sipes, who the commentators were describing as t...

August 6, 2019

This is getting daft. Sunday's race was delayed nearly two hours because of rain, so the first singles practice started at 11pm UK time. I saw the new schedule, watched singles Qualifying 1 (Q1), then set my alarm for 1am and slept...

June 4, 2019

Here's the latest instalment of my morning after brain dump after watching (and listening to) the AFT 2019 races on Fanschoice. First thought was thank goodness the rain held off to actually get a Twins race finished. The Singles m...

May 11, 2019

JD Beach had never won an AFT/GNC main until two weeks ago, when he beat Briar Bauman at the Arizona SuperTT. 

JD Beach had never won an American National Superbike race until last week, when he triumphed in the MotoAmerica race at...

March 24, 2019

As with the Daytona TT Thoughts, this is bullet point top of the head notions, hot reactions to AFT 2019 round 2 - Atlanta Short Track. 

SINGLES 

  • In one heat race there is a crash at the fastest point of the track, just before th...

March 20, 2019

AFT has announced Yamaha as title sponsor of this weekend's Atlanta Short Track. It led me to wonder how much we should read into Yamaha's increased interest in flat track.

There is a possibility it's all a marketing precursor to an...

March 15, 2019

Sideburn ed's morning after bullet point debrief of the Daytona TT

TWINS

  • We have been getting very excited about new Estenson Yamahas and team changes, but the entry list for the twin class was very thin. 26 riders aiming for a n...

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