AFT's relentless Covid-era schedule continues this week with another double-header. The Charlotte Half-Mile, a banked clay, car racing half-mile. Racing is taking place on Friday and Saturday.
Depending how results go, all three championships could be wound up this weekend, but as it stands, AFT SuperTwins is most open. Briar Bauman, #1, is just 12pts ahead of Jared Mees, #9, the latter coming off the back of a double-win last weekend at the Atlanta Short Track. Third place Sammy Halbert is still in with a mathematical, but highly unlikely chance at the title.
In Production Twins, James Rispoli is on the cusp of giving the Harley XG750R it's first title in any National class. He's 48pts ahead of current champ (and Sideburn columnist) Cory Texter. How excited are Harley going to be about that title? My guess is 'very'. The bike is solidly midfield in SuperTwins and doesn't look to be striding closer to the leading Indians (despite beating plenty of other FTR750s).
AFT Singles, that has been traditionally the hardest to predict, has been dominated by teen sensation, Dallas Daniels. Daniels, and team-mate Mikey Rush, are the only rays of sunshine being offered to the Estenson Yamaha team. Henry Wiles is in second and took a huge hit at last weekend race. If Daniels win another race on Friday, his sixth on the bounce, he will have a minimum, and unassailable, 75-point lead over Wiles with three races remaining. What a season.
Below is an eventful main at the Charlotte Half-Mile from 2015.
How to watch
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