After three seasons of progressive success in the KTM RC Cup Series culminating in a class championship in 2017, the Quarterley On Track Development Team is excited to participate in the expanded MotoAmerica Junior Cup Series for 2018 with riders Dallas Daniels and Jamie Astudillo.
Dale Quarterley, the team’s founding partner, is particularly excited to have the team riding the Kawasaki Ninja this season. Quarterley started his racing career on a Kawasaki, being one of the few privateers to win an AMA Superbike race at Mid-Ohio en route to finishing second in the 1993 AMA Superbike Championship while riding a Kawasaki Ninja 750 with sponsorship from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
Brought to Quarterley’s attention by Earl Hayden and Roadracing World’s John Ulrich, Dallas Daniels is a 14-year-old motorcycle racer from Illinois. The son of a National flat track racer, Daniels has a goal of contending for the Nicky Hayden Horizon Award in both road racing and flat track for the upcoming 2018 season. If he accomplishes those goals he will be the first rider to do so. Daniels has already won several flat track amateur national championships and while riding under the Quarterley Racing OTD tent in Pittsburg in 2017 he finished 10th in his first-ever MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup Road Race after doing lap times in the top five during practice.
Just out of her rookie year with MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup, Jamie Astudillo, 17-year-old from Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, earned everal top 10 finishes. Her racing background spans several countries, including Spain, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Chile, with her wins in the MX Masterkids in France for Team USA and Oak Hill Texas National Women’s Championship on her motocross racing resume. Her goals for the 2018 season include consistent top 10 finishes and a top five in the Junior Cup Championship. She will also compete in motocross and flat track as her schedule allows
The team will feature sponsorship from Beta Tools, Inter-Tech Supplies, Motorex, Regina Chains, Scott Powersports, Street & Competition, and Woodcraft Technologies.
Quarterley Racing On Track Development Team was developed from a combined effort between Bob Robbins and Dale Quarterley to provide an opportunity for young riders to showcase their talents. Riders are selected based on their personal dedication to the sport at the club level. Identified youth are provided the opportunity to be surrounded with a team of professionals who have ridden themselves and cultivate a culture of personal accountability and growth not just as a rider, but as a member of the team and racing community.
Developmental youth racers must not only ride but learn to accurately describe what is going on with the bike, become involved in maintaining the bike, conduct themselves in the paddock and at media events, and collaborate with the team and industry. The goal is for the team to build a foundation for a rider to carry them throughout their professional motorcycle career.