We didn't have to wait long to get over the disappointment of last week's Texas rain-off, as the AFT circus has travelled north to Illinois, to the Route 66 Speedway for today's Chicago Half-Mile
We're just three rounds in, and JD Beach leads SuperTwins on the Yamaha; Cory Texter leads Production Twins, also on a Yamaha, just one point ahead of both Chad Cose (HD) and Dan Bromley (Kaw). Making it an all Yamaha affair is Dallas Daniels leading the AFT Singles class.
It seems highly unlikely Yamahas will be leading all three classes at the end of a full day's racing in Chicago. Surely an Indian rider is going to better Beach this time, eating up his slender 3pt lead.
Again, there are just 13 entries for the SuperTwins class. 19 riders are entered for Production Twins, and 36 in AFT Singles.
AFT add, 'The Chicago Half-Mile also represents the 2021 premiere of Royal Enfield’s BUILD. TRAIN. RACE. program, which serves to highlight and celebrate women and motorcycle culture. Phase I saw the competitors each build their own custom Royal Enfield INT 650 Twin flat track racers. Phase II then saw them hone their flat track skills in training programs guided under the watchful eye of expert racers. And now it’s time for Phase III -- the races.'
The action for all three of Progressive AFT's classes - Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle, AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines and AFT Singles - will kick off at 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT).
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