DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 11, 2019) – Ahead of the 2019 American Flat Track season opener, Estenson Racing announced its finalized arsenal of sponsors and athletes. In addition to its pivotal partnerships with Yamaha Racing and Dainese, the powerhouse effort will now be sponsored by Monster Energyand YAMALUBE.
Monster Energy, also the title sponsor of the Monster Energy Supercross Series, is a familiar name in flat track. Estenson Racing’s JD Beach, supported by Monster for multiple road racing seasons, AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Champion Jared Mees and Brad “The Bullet” Baker, have each been supported by Monster Energy in recent years.
By backing an entire team made up of five riders across all three classes, Monster Energy has greatly amplified its presence within the sport. This announcement comes just weeks after the reveal of the inaugural Red Bull KTM Factory Race Team effort in the Roof Systems AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys class. With both brands having established identities within extreme motorsports, professional flat track remained largely untapped – until now.
Since 1967, YAMALUBE has been know as the only oil designed for the unique demands, operating characteristics and applications of not only Yamaha engines, but all powersports engines. This partnership will prove pivotal as the team continues its commitment to Yamaha-powered machines.
Estenson Racing’s AFT Twins and AFT Production Twins athletes Beach, Jake Johnson and Kolby Carlile will field the newly-developed – and highly-anticipated – Yamaha MT-07 DT. The Roof Systems AFT Singles effort will continue with 2018 runner-up Ryan Wells and wildly-talented newcomer Dallas Daniels both aboard the championship-proven Yamaha YZ450F. All machines in the Estenson effort will display a strong network of team partners including: Monster Energy, Yamaha Racing, Yamalube, S&S Cycle, WPS, FLY, Dainese, Motion Pro, Vortex, Pilot Flying J, Truline, Utility and McCandless Trucking Center.
“The huge commitment Tim Estenson is making in American Flat Track reflects his love of the sport,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. ”He has been able to put together an incredible group of talent both on the bikes and in the supporting crew and the strength of the team’s external partners show that Estenson means business.”
“I can’t say enough about how excited I am for the 2019 American Flat Track season,” said Tim Estenson, Team Owner of Estenson Racing. “I’m passionate about the sport of flat track racing, and I’m happy to put together a serious program to go for the championship in all three classes. I’ve long believed that the secret to success is surrounding yourself by good people, and we have that with our team and the partners that have stepped up to the plate to support our program this year.”
American Flat Track will kick off its 2019 season with its bar-banging DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys on Thursday, March 14 under the lights of the iconic Daytona International Speedway. Tickets start at just $35 and are available now at www.americanflattrack.com.
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