CORONA, Calif. — AMA Pro Flat Track motorcycle racing will return to MAVTV at 6 p.m. ET tonight (Tuesday).
This will be the first of 14, one-hour weekly episodes reviewing the 2016 season, one of the closest championship battles in a series that had its modern origin in the inaugural Grand National Championship in 1954.
The telecasts will be presented by Loenbro.
The 14-race season started in Daytona Beach, Fla., March 10 and ended in Santa Rosa, Calif., Sept. 25. Fields of up to 20 riders battled side-by-side at speeds topping 140 mph on some of the toughest dirt tracks in the nation.
Harley-Davidson rider Brad Baker won the final race of the year, but Kawasaki’s Bryan Smith held off the last-lap challenge of Harley’s Jared Mees to finish second. Smith won his first title and spoiled Mees’s bid for his third straight championship and fourth in five years by five points.
The season didn’t start out that way. Yamaha’s Sammy Halbert won the first of the two races at Daytona, with Mees and Smith fourth and fifth. In the second race, Smith was eighth and Mees ninth behind winner Jake Johnson.
To watch how the season unfold, tune in tonight and every Tuesday thereafter at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST.
Each episode will also be available on SPEEDSPORT.tv 30 days after it airs on MAVTV.