DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – AMA Pro Racing has revealed an expanded 18-round schedule for the debut season of the newly rebranded American Flat Track series, formerly AMA Pro Flat Track.
The calendar includes improvements to geographic diversity, the mix of track configurations (six miles, seven half-miles, two short tracks and three TTs) and boasts the most rounds on a schedule since 2011.
American Flat Track has been re-envisioned for 2017. In addition to a rebranding of the series, the class structure and event format have also been modernized. Every event on the schedule will feature the world’s best flat track motorcycle racers competing on powerful, twin-cylinder motorcycles in the AFT Twins class, while the rising stars of the sport battle it out on spirited single-cylinder machines in AFT Singles.
AMA Pro Racing’s subsidiary promotions company AFT Events, which was formed this year to develop the event experience and bring the sport to new markets, has expanded from a single round to eight next season. That expansion has allowed for careful consideration in the planning of the calendar, which features an efficient, streamlined flow of events aimed at minimizing costs for participants.
The season will kick off on March 16 during Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Fla., on a new TT circuit under the bright lights inside Daytona Int’l Speedway. The debut event is moving inside the “World Center of Racing” on a one-of-a-kind .6-mile TT track designed by seven-time Grand National Champion Chris Carr. The Daytona TT will mark the dawning of a new era for America’s most historic form of motorcycle racing, and will serve as the first battleground for the great American war between Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles in 2017.
2017 American Flat Track Schedule
March 16 – Daytona Int’l Speedway – Daytona Beach, Fla.
March 25 – Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, Ga.
April 1 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Concord, N.C.
May 13 – Turf Paradise – Phoenix, Ariz.
May 20 – Cal Expo Fairgrounds – Sacramento, Calif.
May 27-28 – Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, Ill.
June 3 – The Red Mile – Lexington, Ky.
June 17 – Remington Park – Oklahoma City, Okla.
June 24 – Allen County Fairgrounds – Lima, Ohio
July 8 – Rolling Wheels Raceway Park – Elbridge, N.Y.
July 29 – Calistoga Speedway – Calistoga, Calif.
Aug. 6 – Buffalo Chip Campgrounds – Sturgis, S.D.
Aug. 8 – Black Hills Campgrounds – Rapid City, S.D.
Aug. 13 – Peoria Motorcycle Club – Peoria, Ill.
Sept. 2-3 – Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, Ill.
Sept. 9 – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Sept. 23 – Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track – Fort Worth, Texas
Oct. 7 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, Calif.