18 Races For American Flat Track

American Flat Track
American Flat Track will host 18 events in 2018 across the country. (Brian J. Nelson Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – American Flat Track officials have announced an 18-race calendar for next season, which begins with the Daytona TT at Daytona Int’l Speedway on March 15.

The Meadowlands Mile, a new event to be held on the mile-long horse track at the famed Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment facility in East Rutherford, N.J., wraps up the season on Oct. 6.

American Flat Track enters its 66th consecutive year of competition in 2018 and the championship will once again launch during Daytona Bike Week, but this time on a bigger, better and faster Daytona TT circuit built inside the tri-oval at the World Center of Racing. Seven-time Grand National Champion Chris Carr has redesigned the track to better showcase the speed and ferocity of pro flat track competition.

Comprised of eight mile races, five half-miles, three TTs, and two short track events, the 2018 series features two new venues – the mile track at New Jersey’s Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and the short track at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y. – and one location returning to the calendar, the mile track at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn.

Both the Minnesota Mile and Meadowlands Mile will take place at high-end horse-racing facilities with modern amenities, while Weedsport Speedway, situated between Rochester and Syracuse, recently received significant upgrades.

2018 American Flat Track Schedule

March 15 – Daytona Int’l Speedway – Daytona Beach, Fla.

April 7 – Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, Ga.

April 28 – Texas Motor Speedway – Fort Worth, Texas

May 5 – Calistoga Speedway – Calistoga, Calif.

May 12 – Turf Paradise – Phoenix, Ariz.

May 19 – Cal Expo – Sacramento, Calif.

May 27 – Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, Ill.

June 2 – Red Mile – Lexington, Ky.

June 16 – Remington Park – Oklahoma City, Okla.

June 30 – Allen County Fairgrounds – Lima, Ohio

July 7 – Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport, N.Y.

Aug. 5 – Buffalo Chip Campgrounds – Sturgis, S.D.

Aug. 7 – Black Hills Speedway – Rapid City, S.D.

Aug. 18 – Peoria Motorcycle Club – Peoria, Ill.

Sept. 2 – Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, Ill.

Sept. 8 – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Sept. 29 – Canterbury Park – Shakopee, Minn.

Oct. 6 – Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment – East Rutherford, N.J.