For most of the riders, it was a new track with the series’ last appearance dating back to 1995. Daniels hit the ground running at the unfamiliar venue, winning his Semi by a healthy margin. In the Main Event, the 17-year-old slotted into second after the start and quickly took the lead. Daniels put in some fast laps, building a comfortable gap to cross the line 2.4 seconds ahead of the competition. The young rider from Illinois is on a hot streak with his second-straight win and fourth of the season, expanding his lead in the championship to 22 points.
Teammate Rush also showed early speed. He qualified third and backed that up with a third-place finish in his Semi. The Californian got a good start from the second row in fourth and moved up into the top three by lap four. Shortly after, he got his leg caught in a hole and ran wide, losing a couple of positions. Rush did what he could to push forward but ultimately was shuffled back to eighth.
On the AFT SuperTwins side of the tent, the team got off to a great start with Beach taking third in the first qualifying session, ultimately qualifying ninth. He then put on a good showing in his Semi, battling for third and finishing fifth. As the temperatures cooled, the track changed for the Main Event making for a challenging race in slick conditions. Starting from the third row, Beach moved up to eighth. A few laps later he made his way to seventh but as the race wore on he found himself in 11th.
Teammate Carlile was the only rider on the team to race a non-American Flat Track event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway and went into the weekend hoping to use that experience on the D-shaped track to his advantage. He made a mistake early in his Semi, regrouping to finish seventh. Unfortunately, the changing conditions for the Main Event were also a challenge for the young Carlile and 13th was the best result on the day.
The Estenson Racing team looks forward to more racing at Saturday’s Dallas Half-Mile II in Mesquite, Texas.