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Hooligan Flat Track Racing

Hooligan Flat Track Racing

Photos courtesy of Roland Sands Design The great equalizer Most forms of racing in the U.S. are seeing a decline in participation and with fans—grids are shrinking and stands are not filling up. The exception to this recent trend can be found on dirt tracks and small paved ovals all across the country. Flat track motorcycle racing is making a ...

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American Flat Track 2018

Jared Mees takes first place at the Williams Grove Half-Mile --Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle

Bigger, better and faster When the green flag dropped at Daytona last year for the first flat track race of the season no one knew what to expect. Under a new director with a new class structure, the series—which traces its history back to the early 1920s and is now officially renamed American Flat Track—brought a number of firsts with ...

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American Flat Track—Daytona TT

Daytona Beach, Fla., Mar. 16—Daytona Bike Week began with a motorcycle race. But before the first Daytona 200 in 1937, beginning in the 1920s, motorcycles had migrated off the dangerous and deadly wooden board tracks they’d inherited from bicycle racing and moved to safer and more accessible dirt tracks. Small towns, rural communities, and even big cities were carving oval ...

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