The day got off to a difficult start as Rush struggled to find comfort on a challenging Williams Grove track. He qualified in the top 10 and earned a fourth-place finish in his Semi. When it came time for the Main Event, the high line on the track began to work its way in, and the team made some changes to the bike that paid off.
Rush got off to a flying start from the second row into the runner-up position behind his teammate. The Californian lost a position a couple of laps later, but regained it and knocked down some consistent laps behind the leader. With four laps to go, Rush made his move going into turn three, taking over the lead and holding onto for his first win of 2020. The victory helped springboard him back into the championship hunt with a 20-point gain, putting him fourth in the standings and 14-points behind the leader.
Daniels showed speed from the start, qualifying second and taking a dominant win in his Semi to start the Main Event in pole position. The 17-year-old led the first four laps before the competition took over. He countered and retook the lead, but made an error that dropped him back to fourth. Daniels regrouped and with three laps to go, made the pass for third, and took over the runner up spot on the final lap. The Illinois rider’s hard work paid off for his championship hopes, moving him to five points behind the championship leader.
The AFT SuperTwins team worked to make gains in the challenging track conditions. JD Beach got off to a good start from the fourth row of the grid to 11th. He was in a multi-rider fight for the top 10, but an error had him losing ground and out of reach of that pack, and crossing the line in 14th. His young teammate Carlile laid down some consistent laps and made some forward progress, but ultimately finished behind his teammate in 15th.
The Estenson Racing returns for more action at the Williams Grove Half-Mile later today for Round 8 of the American Flat Track season in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.