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JD Beach will race in the first two rounds of the American Flat Track Series. Photo by Brian J. Nelson

Donning his steel shoe and throwing his leg over the #95 G&G Racing/Rickdiculous/Team95/Yamaha FZ-07 flat tracker, 2015 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion JD Beach will compete in the AFT Twins class at next Thursday’s AFT-season-opening Daytona TT at Daytona international Speedway in Daytona, Florida.

 Beach will race at the Daytona TT, as well as round two of the AFT Championship, which is the Atlanta Short Track at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia, on April 7. Proving his motorcycle-racing prowess and old-school dirt track/road racing versatility, Beach  will also compete again this year in the MotoAmerica Supersport class aboard the #95 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6 where he is considered to be a favorite to win his second championship in the class.

 First off, I want to thank Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., and Graves Motorsports for allowing me to get some flat track in before our season starts,” Beach said in a team release. “I’m really looking forward to throwing my leg over the G&G Racing/Rickdiculous/Team95/Yamaha FZ-07. It was a blast racing the bike to a podium finish last October at the American Flat Track Finals at Perris Speedway. And now, to get the opportunity to race the bike at this year’s Daytona TT is something very special to me. I can’t wait!

 Last December, Beach put America on top of the podium at the Superprestigio Invitational Dirt Track Event inside the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain. Racing for the first time at the Superprestigio, he took the overall victory aboard his #95 Ausio/Grau Racing Yamaha YZ450F after running the table in the Open Finals and then backing it up with the win in the Superprestigio SuperFinal.