DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 22, 2020) – American Flat Track
announced today a relaunch of its 2020 race schedule featuring
doubleheader race weekends and kicking off on July 17 and 18 with the
Volusia Half-Mile at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The
revised schedule features 18 races over nine doubleheader weekends and
culminates in a two-day finale during Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach.
In addition to NBC Sports coverage on NBCSN and live
streaming of all 18 events via TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold, AFT has
worked diligently toward the goal of having fan attendance at all of
its venues. This would include the implementation of new health &
safety protocols that will help provide a safe environment for fans,
competitors and staff, including reduced capacity, staggered seating,
mobile ticketing, cashless transactions and enhanced sanitation.
officials continue to collaborate with public health experts to develop
this comprehensive plan in accordance with all federal, state and local
requirements. All race-day procedures have been thoroughly reviewed and
will continue to be examined and updated to follow specific guidelines
set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local
At all American Flat Track events new guidelines and protocols will include:
Reduction in ticket availability to conform with state and local guidelines for sporting events
Reserved seating areas to include buffer zones to provide ample space between fans
Fans entering the venue will be provided with complimentary facial coverings
Enhanced sanitation and disinfection protocols with frequent cleaning throughout the facility
Enhancements to mobile ticketing and elimination of printed tickets
Cashless, contactless transactions for concessions and merchandise
Regular medical screening of staff and competitors
an additional precaution, there will be no public access to the paddock
area and AFT officials have suspended Fan Walk, rider autograph
sessions and paddock upgrades for the remainder of the season.
Event-specific health & safety procedures will be updated to meet or
exceed state and local requirements as they are updated over the coming
months. Through an updated communication protocol, AFT and its promoter
partners will provide regular updates to fans via press releases,
website updates, social media posts, email distribution and text
consideration has been given to secure a full 18-round race schedule
that is logistically possible for riders, teams and staff, while also
providing the opportunity for fan attendance. Following a thorough
review of state guidelines and consultation with local officials by
AFT’s promoter partners, certain events that were originally scheduled
for 2020 have been cancelled. All ticketholders for cancelled events are
eligible to receive a full refund or a credit for use at future events.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
more information about the revised 2020 schedule, details on receiving
credits or refunds for cancelled rounds and how fans can watch American
Flat Track action from anywhere in the country, please visit 2020 American Flat Track Schedule Update FAQ.
Further communication will be made as tickets go on sale and
event announcements are made. For the latest information, stay
connected via www.americanflattrack.com and AFT's social media pages.