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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I did a little digging on Mitas tires and here is info from their web sites.

Trelleborg AB, a global engineering group focused on polymer technology, with headquarters in Trelleborg, Sweden, has finalized the acquisition of CGS Holdings, a privately-owned company that manufactures Mitas brand tires. They also have leading positions in agricultural, industrial and specialty tires as well as engineered polymer solutions.

In October 2012, ČGS HOLDINGS, the parent company of Mitas, acquired ownership of Savatech. Mitas and Savatech will continue their decades-long and outstandingly rich tradition in tyre manufacturing whose beginnings date way back to 1932 and 1920, respectively. In order to offer the widest possible range of two-wheel tires under one brand, Savatech motorcycle tires unit and Mitas motorcycle tires unit have been integrated into one business unit motorcycle tires. These changes took effect from 2014 and produced tires will be gradually rebranded to Mitas within next few years. All Mitas motorcycle tires are made in Europe in two production facilities in Slovenia and the Czech Republic.

Mitas in North America, Farm tires made in Iowa.

In April 2012, Mitas opened its newest radial farm tire factory in Charles City, Iowa. Mitas announced it would accelerate its $52 million investment to achieve the full production capacity of 13,500 metric tons of tires a year by 2013, which is three years earlier than originally anticipated. Mitas signed investment agreements on August 31, 2010, at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, IA. In fall 2010, Mitas bought the Winnebago facility in Charles City. In January 2012, Mitas cured the first test tire in Iowa, and in April 2012, Mitas started serial production.

http://www.mitas-moto.com/international/

http://www.mitas-moto.com/international/products/motorcycle-road-tyres/flat-track-tyres/h-18/


Received this note from the Mitas Motorcycle Market Manager

  Hi Dennis,                                                                                                                                         

Mitas has two model flat track tires. The first is the H-18 and comes in 27.0/7.0x19 and 27.5/7.5x19 with one compound (medium soft) and two compounds ( medium soft/medium hard). The second model will be the FT-18 and will be available sometime in 2017. The FT-18 will be available in above sizes and compounds as well as a 17" tire for mini's.

Mitas Tires are the #1 speedway tire in the world and are focusing the same determination on flat track racing.   Brad Baker( Mitas sponsored rider) along with Davey Durelle, Scott Baker, Jeffery Carver and Jamie Nicely have been testing and winning on Mitas flat track tires for the last two years. Research and development of the best product that can be brought to customers at a fair price is the goal for Mitas flat track tires.

Mitas has been building tires in Europe since the 1930's . Mitas does everything "in house" from R&D to building the end product for the consumer.

If I can answer any questions about the Mitas line, feel free to contact me.

Kind regards,  Jamie Nicely

Motorcycle  Market Manager     Mitas Tires North America Inc.

1200 Rove Avenue        Charles City , Iowa 50616

Email: jamie.nicely@mitas-tires.com

Web: http://www.mitas-moto.com

Here is a Mitas catalog  in PDF form 






STEVIE BONSEY FUND

Stevie Bonsey was in a crash Sunday May 29th at the Springfield Mile. He broke a vertebrae and is currently in a halo neck brace.

He will be out for at least eight to ten weeks. We are all wishing him a speedy recovery.

We are looking to raise funds to help him cover his general expenses during this time.

http://www.amaft79.com/stevie-bonsey-fund.html




May 14, 2016, Perris California, Perris Raceway,

 Southern California Flat Track Association's

Championship Series - Round 4


Link to photos and results - Round 4




May 15, 2016, Perris California, Perris Raceway,

 Southern California Flat Track Association's

Championship Series - Round 5



Link to photos and results - Round 5



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



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

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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




http://www.venturaraceway.com

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 





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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







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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

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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