DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – AMA Pro Racing has confirmed 14 events on the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track schedule. In addition to the events listed below, AMA Pro Racing plans to make announcements on three additional events in the near future.
All of the AMA Pro Flat Track events in 2013 will once again feature non-stop entertainment and thrilling motorcycle racing action from the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship presented by Motorcycle-Superstore.com and AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles classes. Of the confirmed events announced today, Harley-Davidson Insurance GNC Expert Singles will compete at four of the rounds, broken down into two Short Tracks and two Tourist Trophies, while the mighty Expert Twins will contest the remaining 10 rounds, consisting of five Half-Mile and five Mile tracks.
Fans can also expect to watch as the sport’s finest up-and-coming talent battle for fame and glory in Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles races.
On March 14-15, 2013, Daytona Flat Track will once again play host to the AMA Pro Flat Track opener as the series kicks off the 2013 season with a doubleheader on the quarter-mile lime rock track located outside Daytona Int’l Speedway’s west banking.
Next up, the series will make a stop in Arizona on May 4, 2013 at a TBA event before heading to Stockton, Calif.’s Half-Mile track at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds on May 11, 2013.
The event will mark the first time AMA Pro Flat Track races on the all-new Half-Mile track located within the historic Stockton Mile and it’s sure to bring northern California some of the most exciting motorcycle racing action in the world.
It wouldn’t be a complete season if AMA Pro Flat Track didn’t visit Springfield, Ill. The legendary Springfield Mile has served as one of the most historic venues and is considered to be one of the most coveted wins on the circuit. When the fire-breathing twins roll off the trucks at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on May 26, 2013, this go-around is sure to add even more excitement to the legacy of the storied event.
Another TBA event is scheduled in Ohio on June 8, 2013 before the series heads to another historically significant and action-packed circuit on June 29, 2013. Dating back to 1984, AMA Pro Flat Track has made the trek to Lima, Ohio to take on the “cushion” Half-Mile at the Allen County Fairgrounds, and this year will be no exception.
Just after the Fourth of July holiday, the Series will make a swing near the Nation’s capital on July 6, 2013 as Hagerstown, Md.’s Hagerstown Speedway will host the only round on the east coast that features what is typically a very smooth, and very fast, half-mile track.
The second west-coast tour begins on July 20, 2013 with a Half-Mile event at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., followed by the always-incredible Sacramento Mile at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento, Calif. on July 27, 2013.
That leg will conclude with a drive up the coast, where the AMA Pro Flat Track stars will hop back on their 450cc singles at the Castle Rock Race Park TT in Castle Rock, Wash., on Aug. 3, 2013.
Next up is another TT, and the granddaddy of them all, scheduled for one week later at Peoria Race Park in Peoria, Ill. on Aug. 11, 2013.
The Peoria TT has been a staple on the Grand National circuit since 1947 and still packs the hillsides with spectators eager to watch the high-flying singles take to the track.
The Indy Mile at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind., returns to the 2013 schedule on Aug. 17, 2013 and the event will once again coincide with both the Indiana State Fair and MotoGP’s state-side return for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Labor Day Weekend means a return to the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. for the second Springfield Mile on the calendar; the September 1st event is the final 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track event scheduled east of the Mississippi river.
AMA Pro Flat Track will once again head west to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa to battle it out against the beautiful backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mile. In last year’s contest, Sammy Halbert grabbed his fourth win of the season in front of a packed house, and the 2012 runner-up will definitely be looking to match his winning result on Sept. 29, 2013.
The last to-be-announced event on the schedule is slotted for Oct. 5, 2012 in Arizona before the 2013 AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship presented by Motorcycle-Superstore.com schedule comes to a close – and fan-favorite Kenny Coolbeth Jr. looks to repeat his commanding victory – on the half-mile track at the LA County Fairplex in Pomona, Calif on Oct. 12, 2013.
2013 AMA Pro Flat Track Schedule
Date – Track – Location
March 14-15 – Daytona Int’l Speedway – Daytona Beach, Fla.
May 4 – TBA – TBA
May 11 – Stockton 99 Dirt Track – Stockton, Calif.
May 26 – Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, Ill.
June 8 – TBA – TBA
June 29 – Limaland Motorsports Park – Lima, Ohio
July 6 – Hagerstown Speedway – Hagerstown, Md.
July 20 – Grays Harbor Raceway – Elma, Wash.
July 27 – Cal Expo – Sacramento, Calif.
Aug. 3 – Castle Rock Race Park – Castle Rock, Wash.
Aug. 11 – PMC Race Park – Peoria, Ill.
Aug. 17 – Indiana State Fairgrounds – Indianapolis, Ind.
Sept. 1 – Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, Ill.
Sept. 29 – Sonoma County Fairgrounds – Santa Rosa, Calif.
Oct. 5 – TBA – TBA
Oct. 12 – L.A. County Fairplex – Pomona, Calif.