DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – American Flat Track has agreed to an exclusive television contract with the NBC Sports Network.
All 18 rounds, from the season-opening DAYTONA TT to the American Flat Track Finals in Southern California, will air in one-hour, tape-delayed telecasts on Thursday nights throughout the summer and fall.
Entering its 64th consecutive season, American Flat Track is the most historic form of American motorcycle racing and this year marks a new era with the rebranding of the series from AMA Pro Flat Track to American Flat Trakc. The series boasts two diverse and classes and is headlined by powerful, twin-cylinder motorcycles in the AFT Twins class, with spirited single-cylinder machines battling it out in AFT Singles.
“American Flat Track is America’s original extreme sport and NBCSN is the perfect platform to bring it back into the limelight,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “We’re delighted to be partnering with NBC Sports Group, one of the most respected sports media organizations in the world. This partnership represents a huge milestone for the sport and a goal that we have been working toward for a long time.”
With nearly 85 million subscribers, NBCSN provides coverage of NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula One, Mecum Auctions, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and now, American Flat Track.
“We’re thrilled to add American Flat Track to the best motorsports portfolio in American media,” said Jeff Macaluso, senior director, Programming, NBC Sports Group. “We’re excited and proud to be a part of the resurgence of this historic series.”
NBCSN’s coverage of the American Flat Track season begins in July, kicking off 18 straight weeks of American Flat Track telecasts, produced by NASCAR Productions, LLC and highlighted by flag-to-flag race coverage of both classes.
The shows will include exclusive features and editorial content telling the story of the world’s elite dirt track motorcycle racers as they battle for glory, while cutting-edge technology, including the latest in onboard cameras, will allow viewers to experience the pinnacle of dirt track motorcycle racing like never before.
In addition to the 18 primetime premieres, NBCSN will re-air each of the shows the following week, which will also be available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. FansChoice.tv will provide live streaming coverage for every round of the season.