17 Races Set For American Flat Track Riders

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Progressive American Flat Track officials have announced the 2021 series schedule. (AFT Photo)
Progressive American Flat Track officials have announced the 2021 series schedule. (AFT Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Progressive American Flat Track officials have released the 17-event race schedule for the upcoming season.

The season will launch with a reprise of the Volusia Half-Mile I & II doubleheader on March 12-13 during Daytona Bike Week and will culminate at the racing mecca of Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 8.

“The Progressive American Flat Track schedule for 2021 has been eagerly and patiently awaited by everyone associated with the sport,” said Michael Lock, CEO of Progressive American Flat Track. “We are delighted to be able to welcome back to the series some iconic venues, complementing the well established fan favorites across the country.”

After a 2020 kickoff featuring an AFT Singles battle for the record books, Progressive AFT is thrilled to return to Volusia Speedway for another back-to-back exhibition of season-opening race action. Progressive AFT will not be racing at Daytona Int’l Speedway during its 2021 season, but looks forward to returning in upcoming seasons.

new this year is Progressive AFT’s premiere event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. One of two TT events for 2021, the inaugural Atlanta Super TT will be an event unlike any other on the calendar, with a custom-designed TT track built inside the facility.

A long-standing staple to the circuit, Progressive AFT roars back into the Lonestar State on Saturday, May 22 for the return of the Texas Half-Mile at Texas Motor Speedway. A particularly exciting weekend at TMS, the Texas Half-Mile will run in conjunction with a soon-to-be-announced motorcycle festival that will be a destination for two-wheeled enthusiasts from all across the nation.

There are multiple historic favorites making their return to the circuit after popular demand. After nearly a decade and a half away, Progressive AFT will be bringing the thunder back to Dirt Oval Route 66 for the Chicago Half-Mile in Joliet, Ill. on Saturday, May 29 during Memorial Day Weekend festivities.

Fans can also mark their calendars for the OKC Mile I & II, a mid-June doubleheader at Remington Park. A consistently sold-out race, this Father’s Day weekend doubleheader will certainly be an unmissable event for any race fan.

One of the longest-running races on the schedule, the Lima Half-Mile will once again draw sold-out crowds to Allen County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 26.

2015 was the last time Progressive AFT put on a show for its diehard fans in DuQuoin, Ill. 2021 brings back the DuQuoin Mile on Saturday, July 17. Port Royal Speedway, a venue with deep roots in dirt track racing, welcomes Progressive AFT for its first event – the Port Royal Half-Mile – in Port Royal, Penn. on Saturday, July 24.

The series will continue its run in the northeast with the New York Short Track at Weedsport Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 14.

The Peoria TT, a race with true historical significance, returns on Saturday, Aug. 21, bringing back the opportunity to score one of the most coveted victories for riders in Progressive AFT competition.

Additionally, the famed Springfield Mile will once again run as a back-to-back Labor Day Weekend doubleheader, providing fans the unique opportunity to see rivalries unfold over two-days of the fastest dirt track racing in the world.

A season-long battle for championship rights will close on Friday, Oct. 8 with the Charlotte Half-Mile at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. This event will take place in conjunction with the NASCAR race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Progressive AFT will continue to implement its precautionary race-day procedures and COVID-19 safety protocol. These guidelines will continue to be examined and updated to follow specific guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local event area authorities.

2021 Progressive American Flat Track Schedule

March 12-13 – Volusia Speedway Park – Barberville, Fla.
May 1 – Atlanta Motor Speedway – Hampton, Ga.
May 22 – Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track – Fort Worth, Texas
May 29 – Dirt Oval at Route 66 – Joliet, Ill.
June 18-19 – Remington Park – Oklahoma City, Okla.
June 26 – Allen County Fairgrounds – Lima, Ohio
July 17 – DuQuoin State Fairgrounds – DuQuoin, Ill.
July 24 – Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, Pa.
Aug. 14 – Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport, N.Y.
Aug. 21 – Peoria Motorcycle Club – Peoria, Ill.
Sept. 4-5 – Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, Ill.
TBA – TBA
Oct. 8 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Concord, N.C.