SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – AMA Pro Flat Track teams head to the Illinois State Fairgrounds and the running of round four for the series on Sunday.
Steeped in history, the famed Springfield Mile is considered one of the fastest miles on the AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles circuit and every rider wants to lay claim to the glory of taking the checkered flag. Going full bore from start to finish, this spectacular race showcases the best dirt track racers in the world in unparalleled non-stop action.
The long history of two-wheeled racing at Springfield actually began back in 1937 when the first AMA Class C National Championship was held on the Springfield Mile. In fact, until 1954 if a rider won The Mile he was rewarded the most coveted prize in Dirt Track competition, the National Champion’s Number 1 plate. While this is no longer the case, winning the Springfield mile is one of the most coveted victories in the Grand National Championship.
Not only does this race pit rider against rider, but it also pits machine against machine. Harley-Davidson, Honda, Aprilia, BMW, Buell, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha all offer AMA approved models and seven of these machines are on the entry list.