Daniels continues to gain momentum as the season progresses. After winning both the Semi and Main the night before, he picked up where he left off and was the fastest qualifier on day two, with his teammate Rush in third. The Estenson duo battled each other in the Semi with Daniels coming out on top to start on pole for the Main Event. When the lights went out, it was Rush got off to a good start in second. Back in fourth, Daniels put his head down and quickly worked his way forward. He passed his teammate on lap four, and then a few laps later, made the same move on his title rival to take over the lead and go unchallenged for the second time this weekend. Daniels is the only rider in the competitive AFT Singles class to win more than one race this season, earning a total of five wins to sit at the top of the standings with a 34-point lead.
After Daniels made his way through, Rush was able to follow suit a couple of laps later and make the pass for second. Feeling less than 100% after getting his leg caught in a hole during Friday night’s race, the Californian focused on keeping the runner-up spot. With the championship on the line, the competition made a late-race push, but Rush was able to hold him off for a 1-2 finish for the team. His efforts moved him back up to the third in the standings.
The AFT SuperTwins team had a better day with Beach solidly in the top 10. He got a decent start in his Semi and was running sixth before being pushed up the track to avoid another rider going off track, ultimately finishing seventh. In the Main Event, he got a good start from the fourth row of the grid into sixth and then got shuffled back to eighth. As time ran out on the clock, he lost a couple more positions and crossed the line 10th. His young teammate Carlile continued to work on finding comfort on the grooved clay track. The New Yorker started in 16th and kept pushing on and improved to 14th.
The Estenson Racing team heads east to Woodstock, Georgia, for the Progressive American Flat Track Series Atlanta Short Track doubleheader on October 2-3.