Danny Eslick Signs to Race AFT in 2021

A news release from Stu’s Shots

Jim Terchila & Bob Berry/Berry Brothers Racing Announce Former 4-Time Daytona ‘200’ Winner Danny Eslick to Ride Team’s Bikes in 2021 American Flat Track Production Twins Class

Terchila, former promoter of now-defunct Mid-America Speedway in Indy & Berry Brothers Racing to contest full season with Eslick at the controls

For immediate release

Indianapolis, IN. – January 5, 2021 – Jim Terchila and Bob Berry would like to announce that they have garnered the services of former 4-time Daytona ‘200’ Champion Danny Eslick to ride the team’s Kawasaki-based 700cc & 750cc bikes for the complete schedule (when it is formally announced) in the American Flat Track Production Twins Class. As it stands now the only firm dates for the upcoming season are the Sacramento Mile Doubleheader on May 7-8 as well as the Springfield Mile Doubleheader over Labor Day Weekend, September 4-5.

Former 4-Time Daytona ‘200’ Champ Danny Eslick is shown during the 2020 AFT Production Twins season, where he garnered a hard-earned 5th-place finish in the overall points standings after finishing all 15 races with seven top-5 finishes, fourteen top-10 finishes and one podium finish. Photo by Dave Hoenig/Flat Trak Fotos.

“We contested several events during the 2019 & 2020 AFT Production Twins Class seasons with a couple of different riders, and during the off season a few things came together where we decided to put together a full-time team, and Danny’s services became available and from there we were able to work out an agreement that would be beneficial to all of us,” stated Terchila. “Overall we felt we couldn’t go wrong with his past history of championships in the motorcycle racing world (2-time AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike Champion & 2010 AMA Pro Road Racing XR1200 Series Champion), and Danny rode a very competitive Kawasaki to an impressive 5th-place finish, so we all just felt it would be a great pairing for us and for him going forward.

“Our primary bike is a 700cc Kawasaki/Big A bike that was originally built and raced by Chad Cose, and then later by Jay Maloney. We’ve been able to pick up another 750cc Kawasaki/C&J bike as well as another spare 750cc motor that has some nice history to it, “continued Terchila. “Our team sponsors for the season will be R&D Machine, Inc. out of Troy, OH., Thunder Pro motorcycle repair out of Greenfield, IN., 19 Cycle Works out of Hebron, IL., Bob Berry with Berry Brothers Racing, and myself and my wife, Holly Terchila. Danny will be bringing his individual sponsors in R&D Machine, Inc. out of Troy, OH, with owner Dan Daffner, RS Taichi, and TOBC Racing.

Former 3-Time AMA Grand National Champion Jay Springsteen and former AMA Grand National competitor Kevin ‘Cupcake’ Atherton flank 4-Time AMA Daytona ‘200’ winner Danny Eslick at the Daytona International Speedway during the 2018 running of the long time classic. Eslick also is a 2-Time AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike Champion and won the 2010 AMA Pro Road Racing XR1200 Series Championship. Photo courtesy of Danny Eslick’s Facebook page.

“We’re hoping that AFT out of Daytona Beach is close to releasing a full schedule for the 2021 season so we can better plan logistically for the team, but we also understand with the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 virus that even when they are able to do so, things could change, so we are just hoping for the best all around situation for everyone in the upcoming season, and are looking forward to getting back to racing sometime in the near future and seeing everyone back at the track,” concluded Terchila.

For more info or if you are interested in helping out with sponsorship on or at any level, please contact :

Jim Terchila-team co-owner
317-871-4392 (call or text) or jimterchila@yahoo.com

The original Kawasaki 700cc-based/Big A-Link parallel twin is shown in August 2018 that started it all for Jim Terchila and Bob Berry and lit the fuse for Terchila/Berry Racing to set forth with a full-time assault on the 2021 American Flat Track Production Twins Class along with just-announced rider Danny Eslick. The bike was formerly owned/built/ridden by Chad Cose and also owned/ridden by Jay Maloney. Photo by Mike ‘Stu’ Stuhler/Stu’s Shots/Indianapolis.

2 thoughts on “Danny Eslick Signs to Race AFT in 2021

  1. Congratulations Champion Danny Eslick and team! I am proud I took that photo of 3 Fast Cats at Daytona! Its always a good time when these boys are back!
    ❤✌🏁Roger Lyle


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