Fresh off of his debut American Flat Track AFT Singles win at the Peoria TT, Dallas Daniels looks to back it up with another win in his home state of Illinois at the Springfield Short Track on Friday, August 30. His teammate Ryan Wells is also looking to take another victory this season aboard the Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F.
Since turning pro at the Lima Half-Mile earlier this June, Daniels hit the ground running with solid results in a stacked AFT Singles class. It was the 16-year-old’s dominant win at the previous round at the Peoria TT that marked him as one of the sport’s top up-and-coming stars. The fast boy from Illinois wants to keep his winning momentum rolling into Springfield, his first Short Track race of his early professional career and not too far from his hometown of Mattoon. Although a different track configuration for Labor Day weekend than in May, Daniels raced Steve Nace’s All Star Singles Main Event at the Springfield TT (held in conjunction with American Flat Track) before turning pro, and crossed the line second behind his teammate JD Beach.
Wells is also looking for another “W” in 2019. He already has a pair of Short Track wins to his credit and has had success at the Illinois State Fairgrounds before. With the American Flat Track heading down the final stretch with four rounds remaining, the 2016 AFT Singles Champion is looking to end the season on a high note.Ryan Wells – AFT Singles #94:
“I’ve always had a blast at the Springfield Short Track. I’m even more excited to hit the track this year on my Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F.”Dallas Daniels – AFT Singles #163:
“I’m looking forward to Springfield this weekend. I love that track and the dirt. It will also be my first pro Short Track of the year. Coming off of my first win at Peoria, I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do this weekend.”