BEACH, Fla. (January 15, 2021) - Progressive American Flat Track
proudly releases its 17-event race schedule for the 2021 season, which
will once again bring America's Original Extreme Sport to beloved race
venues across the country. The season will launch with a reprise of the
Volusia Half-Mile I & II doubleheader on Friday, March 12 and
Saturday, March 13 during Daytona Bike Week and will culminate at the
racing mecca of Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 8
“The Progressive American
Flat Track schedule for 2021 has been eagerly and patiently awaited by
everyone associated with the sport,” said Michael Lock, CEO of
Progressive American Flat Track. "We are delighted to be able to
welcome back to the series some iconic venues, complementing the well
established fan favorites across the country.”
After a 2020 kickoff
featuring an AFT Singles battle for the record books, Progressive AFT
is thrilled to return to Volusia Speedway for another back-to-back
exhibition of season-opening race action. Progressive AFT will not be
racing at Daytona International Speedway during its 2021 season, but
looks forward to returning in upcoming seasons.
New to 2021 is Progressive
AFT's premiere event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. One of two TT events
for 2021, the inaugural Atlanta Super TT will be an event unlike any
other on the calendar, with a custom-designed TT track built inside one
of the country's premier sports entertainment facilities.
A long-standing staple to
the circuit, Progressive AFT roars back into the Lonestar State on
Saturday, May 22 for the return of the Texas Half-Mile at Texas Motor
Speedway. A particularly exciting weekend at TMS, the Texas Half-Mile
will run in conjunction with a soon-to-be-announced motorcycle festival
that will be a destination for two-wheeled enthusiasts from all across
There are multiple
historic favorites making their return to the circuit after popular
demand. After nearly a decade and a half away, Progressive AFT will be
bringing the thunder back to Dirt Oval Route 66 for the Chicago
Half-Mile in Joliet, Ill. on Saturday, May 29 during Memorial Day
Fans can also mark their
calendars for the OKC Mile I & II, a mid-June doubleheader at
Remington Park. A consistently sold-out race, this Father's Day weekend
doubleheader will certainly be an unmissable event for any race fan.
One of the longest-running
races on the schedule, the Lima Half-Mile will once again draw sold-out
crowds to Allen County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 26.
2015 was the last time
Progressive AFT put on a show for its diehard fans in DuQuoin, Ill.
2021 brings back the DuQuoin Mile on Saturday, July 17. Winner of 2015
Bryan Smith and second place finisher Jared Mees will take to the track
in hopes of defending their reign over a circuit many of their
competitors have yet to race upon.
Port Royal Speedway, a
venue with deep roots in dirt track racing, welcomes Progressive AFT
for its first event - the Port Royal Half-Mile - in Port Royal, Penn.
on Saturday, July 24.
The Series will continue its run in the northeast with the New York Short Track at Weedsport Speedway on Saturday, August 14.
The Peoria TT, a race with
true historical significance, returns on Saturday, August 21 bringing
back the opportunity to score one of the most coveted victories for
riders in Progressive AFT competition.
Additionally, the famed
Springfield Mile will once again run as a back-to-back Labor Day
Weekend doubleheader, providing fans the unique opportunity to see
rivalries unfold over two-days of the fastest dirt track racing in the
A season-long battle for
championship rights will close on Friday, October 8 in the sanctuary of
American motorsports, Charlotte, North Carolina with the finale
Charlotte Half-Mile. This event will begin an epic race weekend as the
NASCAR Cup Series takes to the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway the