DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – American Flat Track has announced plans to re-launch its season beginning with a doubleheader weekend on July 17-18 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.
The revised schedule features 18 races over nine doubleheader weekends and culminates in a two-day finale during Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach.
In addition to NBC Sports coverage on NBCSN and live streaming of all 18 events via TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold. American Flat Track officials have worked toward the goal of having fans in attendance at all of its venues. This would include the implementation of new health & safety protocols that will help provide a safe environment for fans, competitors and staff, including reduced capacity, staggered seating, mobile ticketing, cashless transactions and enhanced sanitation.
American Flat Track officials continue to collaborate with public health experts to develop this comprehensive plan in accordance with all federal, state and local requirements. All race-day procedures have been thoroughly reviewed and will continue to be examined and updated to follow specific guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.
At all American Flat Track events new guidelines and protocols will include:
- Reduction in ticket availability to conform with state and local guidelines for sporting events
- Reserved seating areas to include buffer zones to provide ample space between fans
- Fans entering the venue will be provided with complimentary facial coverings
- Enhanced sanitation and disinfection protocols with frequent cleaning throughout the facility
- Enhancements to mobile ticketing and elimination of printed tickets
- Cashless, contactless transactions for concessions and merchandise
- Regular medical screening of staff and competitors
As an additional precaution, there will be no public access to the paddock area and American Flat Track officials have suspended fan walk, rider autograph sessions and paddock upgrades for the remainder of the season.
Event-specific health & safety procedures will be updated to meet or exceed state and local requirements as they are updated over the coming months. Through an updated communication protocol, American Flat Track and its promoter partners will provide regular updates to fans via press releases, website updates, social media posts, email distribution and text messaging.
Careful consideration has been given to secure a full 18-round race schedule that is logistically possible for riders, teams and staff, while also providing the opportunity for fan attendance. Following a thorough review of state guidelines and consultation with local officials by American Flat Track’s promoter partners, certain events that were originally scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled. All ticketholders for cancelled events are eligible to receive a full refund or a credit for use at future events.
Revised American Flat Track Schedule
July 18-19 – Volusia Speedway Park – Barberville, Fla.
July 31-Aug. 1 – Allen County Fairgrounds – Lima, Ohio
Aug. 28-29 – TBA (Northeast)
Sept. 5-6 – Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, Ill.
Sept. 11-12 – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Sept. 25-26 – TBA (Texas)
Oct. 2-3 – Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, Ga.
Oct. 9-10 – TBA (North Carolina)
Oct. 15-16 – Daytona Flat Track – Daytona Beach, Fla.