Welcome to the Vintage Flat Trackers web site. This page is dedicated to the continual revival of Americas true motorcycle sport, flat track oval and TT racing on fire breathing, nickel plated, ageless two wheeled monsters.   dennis@vft.org

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Lodi Nite Before the Mile

Dominic Colindres - Quick time and track record.  1st in heat, way back in Dash, but smoked the Main.

Colindres said he put a new tire on for the dash nd upped the pressure.

For the main he went back to a baldie!

Photos and result for all class's

Spoke to Dan Rouit on Friday afternoon, the 27th. He sounded very good! His 7 to 8 day in hospital after surgery turned into

 21 days. He saw his oncologist this week and was told that he is cancer free after surgery. He is still very weak after having been

 in bed for 3 weeks, but is doing his exercises with Kathy and he knows he will get his strength back.

Dan missed the informal Open House, but his friends gathered and carried on the tradition.  dennis vft

Springfield Sunday   May 29th

Practice/qualifying: 11:15 a.m. ET (10:15 a.m. CT)     8:15 PT

Pre-race show: 1:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. CT)

Opening ceremonies: 2:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. CT)

Heat races: 2:30p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. CT)   11:30 PT

GNC2 main: 4:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. CT)  1:30 PT

GNC1 main: 5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. CT)   2 PT


Alright, folks, we have been busy!

Discounted advance tickets for the Dairyland Classic have been at our three official outlets – Route43 Harley-Davidson in Sheboygan, West Bend Harley-Davidson in West Bend, and Hoban Cycle in Osman – for several weeks now.  You can save $2 per ticket if you buy them in advance, and you can skip the long lines at the ticket booth on June 3!  Despite the economy, we have not raised our ticket prices since 2001!
Local rider Parker Lange of Campbellsport will be participating in The Driver’s Meeting radio show one week from tonight, on June 1, to promote the Dairyland Classic!  Parker obtained his GNC2 professional license this year, scored a top 3 finish at the Flat Out Friday indoor races in February, and has already competed at the Daytona and Texas rounds of the National Championship series.  The Driver’s Meeting runs 7-8pm on WTKM 104.9FM, or you can see it broadcast live from the Mineshaft Restaurant in Hartford!
The Harley-Davidson Museum is running a special discount offer for patrons of the Dairyland Classic.  Just go to our web site (www.dairylandclassic.com/classic), go to the bottom of the page, and click on bright orange H-D Museum logo.  Print off the flyer and take it down to the H-D Museum for discounts at the Museum, The Shop, and Motor (the restaurant at the Museum).
We are still working on a probably pre-entry list for the 32nd annual Dairyland Classic.  Topping the list of confirmed entries is our defending Grand National Champion Jared Mees from Clio, Michigan, who will be aiming to claim his seventh win in eight years.  Did I mention he is a three-time Grand National Champion?  We have a very solid group of young GNC2 competitors heading our way, and a number of other Experts are trying to figure out how to race the X-Games flat track in Texas on Thursday night and then get up to Plymouth on Friday.  Jared is all set.  Rob Pearson, #27, is also on board.  The Springfield Mile is Sunday in Illinois, then X-Games on Thursday in Texas, then the Dairyland Classic Friday in Wisconsin.  Those riders are definitely earning their frequent flier miles!
Speaking of Grand National Champions, and the Harley-Davidson Museum, nine-time Grand National Champion Scotty Parker and three-time Grand National Champion Jay Springsteen will be at the Harley-Davidson Museum on June 4.  Maybe I can convince them to swing up to Plymouth for the races.  Parker stopped by unexpectedly at the Dairyland a few years ago.  You never know who will be sitting next to you at the Dairyland Classic!
Tomorrow marks the 14th anniversary since my younger brother Jim died racing at the Springfield Mile.  We are again collecting donations for the Jim Sumner Memorial Dash for Cash.   If you want to kick in a few bucks – the riders always ask me what the Jim Dash Payout is up to – you can follow this link, and then click on the Donate button.  http://dairylandclassic.com/classic/index.php?file=jim_dash.  This link directs you to our PayPal account, but you don’t need a PayPal account – a regular credit or debit card will do.
We will be posting race-day updates on our twitter page (www.twitter.com/dairylandracing), and we have been posting some photos from the past up there over the past week or so.  You don’t need a twitter account to see what we have been sharing.
We are working on having a shuttle bus escort people from Road America to the Dairyland Classic on June 3.  We don’t have all the details finalized yet, but if can get the logistics figured out, we will publish our final plans at www.dairylandclassic.com/shuttle
A few weeks ago I spent an hour discussing the Dairyland Classic, and the history of flat track motorcycle racing on the mile tracks, with Barry Boone.  To listen to that interview, click here http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talkingmotorcycleswithbarry/2016/05/12/talking-motorcycles-flat-track-special-with-bert-sumner

We cannot present Wisconsin’s premier flat track motorcycle racing event without your continued support, as well as the support of our awesome sponsors!

Hoban Cycle in Osman

Fuel Café in Milwaukee

West Bend Harley-Davidson in West Bend

Gruber Law Offices in Milwaukee

Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson in Thiensville

Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee

Spectro Performance Oils

Route43 Harley-Davidson in Sheboygan

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles of Appleton

General Beer in Oshkosh

The Harley-Davidson Dealers Association of Wisconsin

Thank you for your support!  The Dairyland Classic is just the first of six flat track races that my family is presenting this year, including two county fair dates!  You can find out about all of them at our event web site, or in person at the Dairyland Classic at the Sheboygan County Fair Park in Plymouth on Friday June 3!

Bert   www.dairylandclassic.com

April 23, 2016 - SCFTA  Round 3

Photos and text by Rodney Rutherford

Photos and Results


Trailblazers 72th Annual Banquet
Held at the Carson Events Center, Carson, California
April 23th, 2016


Banquet Page               Tom Cates Bike Show

Jethro Halbert Racing Tee shirt orders are coming in! Get yours NOW! All funds go to a great cause, the Caleb Halbert

 trust fund! Shirts are $25 including FREE shipping to USA. Click the link below to order yours!  A big thanks to 

RK Stratman for the tshirts! A great family and company full of kind-hearted professionals!

Jethro T shirt Link

March 12, 2016, Perris California, Perris Raceway,

 Southern California Flat Track Association's

Championship Series, Round 2

Photos and text by Rodney Rutherford

Link to results and photos


AJ passed away 3 years ago this July, he had many, many concussions and as a result took his own life, needless to say AJ's parents have had a difficult time.
We did a memorial race the year after AJ died and missed last year, in planning this just in the last few weeks i have seen a bit  of a spark back in Tony's eyes (AJ'S Dad) our hearts go out to AJ's family and our hope is to put on a GREAT event for a Wonderful young Man/Racer who brought so much joy to all of our life's.
AJ had a very strong Passion for Flat Track Racing  and our Goal is to get Sponsors to help us bring in a GREAT purse for the Pro Class.
So at this point we are asking for Sponsors for the AJ Herrera Memorial Race.

And we are also looking for some of our racing heroes to come make this a special day and be a part of our legend crew!!!

Any questions you can call me @ 805 698-1490
Thanks again
                                      Gail Waller 

Link to Riders List



February 13, 2016, Perris California, Perris Raceway,

 Southern California Flat Track Association's

Championship Series, Round 1 

Photos and text by Rodney Rutherford

Link to photos and results

MX'ers at Perris

Private practice hosted by Kawasaki USA and Bryan Smith at Perris Raceway.

More photos and text from Perris by Brian Bell

 Joe Kopp race report from Las Vegas

 I know that most of you are probably thinking, man, I haven't gotten a race report from Joe for a few years or more. Yep, you're right because as most of you know I retired (back at the end of the 2010 season) from this full time grind of beating my body up, as I have been trying to live on the safer side of the fence. Most of you also know that I have usually competed at one GNC race a year or so since I retired but I really didn't know if I was going to compete in a GNC this year as I was just busy with too many other things in life. Well then we had almost a two month break after our last GNC race and I started thinking about maybe racing the finale indoor shorttrack in Vegas. Yah, I was thinking about the same thing that you probably are. Why would he want to race an indoor with those crazy kids as those are the tracks that are usually referred to as "bump to pass". So I thought it over for quite some time as I knew this was my last opportunity to race a GNC this year but I also knew that I did not want to really get involved in any bump to pass operation, as those bumps hurt way more than they used to. Ok, truth be told, I thought about it for a minute or two and said...... Ok, let's do this!

Continued at Joe's Race Report

Added new Street Trackers

Street Tracker Index Page



Greg Owen Interviews

 http://www.youtube.com/ Jim McMurren

http://www.youtube.com/ Dan Rouit

Don LaRue's New Web Site of National Numbers


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Old VFT Photos from home page

2015 Events & Results

Del Mar Short Track

February 14

 SCFTA Round 1 Perris

March 28

Trailblazers Banquet

April 11

 SCFTA Round 2 Perris

April 18

SCFTA Round 4 Perris

May 15

Cal Expo GNC

May 30

Cal Expo CFTA Vintage - Amature

May 31

SCFTA Round 5 Perris

June 20

SCFTA Round 7 Perris

July 25
SCFTA Round 8 Perris

August 15
SCFTA Round 10 Perris

October 10

SCFTA Round 11 Perris

November 14

AMA National - Las Vegas

November 20
 Joe Kopp race report from Las Vegas

November 20

Nicky At Perris

February 13

Bultaco Astro Cup

September 5


2014 Events & Results

SCFTA Round 1 Perris

February 15

SCFTA Round 3 Perris

March 15

San Jose Indoor

March 29

Trailblazers Banquet

April 5

SCFTA Round 4 Perris

April 5th

SCFTA Round 5 Perris

May 17

SCFTA   Round 7 Perris

July 26

Cal Expo GNC

July 26

Castle Rock

August 1

Castle Rock

August 2

Castle Rock

August 2

SCFTA   Round 8 Perris

August 23

SCFTA   Round 10 Perris

October 10
Speedway -World Championship

October 11
SCFTA   Round 11 Perris

November 8

Race Pages Index Page from previous years