ABOUT AMERICAN FLAT TRACK
American Flat Track is America’s original extreme sport. At its core, it’s a highly competitive, adrenaline-fueled American motorcycle sport featuring customized motorcycles reaching top speeds of up to 140mph, piloted by young, athletic and marketable world-class athletes.
With roots dating back to the first two-wheel speed demons in the 1920s, American Flat Track is widely regarded as the most prestigious and competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing in the world. A lot has changed over the last 90 years, but the spirit of the sport remains as perhaps the truest, purest test of man and machine. Today, the series is comprised of two classes: AFT Twins and AFT Singles.
On a typical race day, both American Flat Track classes begin the day with practice and qualifying sessions prior to opening ceremonies. From there, it’s nothing but exhilarating, full-throttle racing action as the field in each class qualifies for the night’s main event through a series of heat and semi races.
In addition to watching the thrilling on-track action, events also feature fan walks where fans are invited into the paddock to meet the stars of the sport and watch the crew chiefs and mechanics at work.
American Flat Track Twins is the pinnacle of dirt track motorcycle racing globally, and has been since the professional ranks were formalized as the Grand National Championship in 1954. On Mile and Half-Mile tracks, custom-built twin-cylinder motorcycles generating 90+ horsepower race bar-to-bar at speeds in excess of 140 mph, often drafting to the finish line and requiring a photo finish to determine the race winner. On Short Tracks and TTs, the spirited nature of single-cylinder production-based 450cc motorcycles makes for races filled with exciting passing. Beginning in 2017, the AFT Twins category will consist exclusively of the big twins.
The American Flat Track Singles class is geared for cultivating young dirt track talent as riders hone their skills en route to the AFT Twins ranks. Up-and-coming competitors make their mark in racing aboard production-based 450cc motorcycles offering upwards of 60 horsepower. Racing at speeds faster than 100 mph, AFT Singles riders compete aboard singles at all Short Track, TT and Half-Mile courses. The stars of tomorrow battle it out on motorcycles produced by Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, and Yamaha, to name just a few. Starting with the 2017 season, AFT Singles will exclusively feature the spirited singles.