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2019 Flat Track Calendar
Eddie Mulder’s West Coast Dirt Track Series
Digger Helm Memorial May 4-5, 2019
Willow Springs 3/8 Mile Dirt Track, Rosamond, Ca.
After a yearlong hiatus from racing, Eddie and Jodi Mulder are proud to bring you the Digger Helm Memorial. A weekend of fast racing and fun to honor one of the biggest supporters of racing of all kinds, but especially important in the success of the West Coast Dirt Track Series. Digger stepped up every year for 20 years to sponsor the Pro class. Donating huge amounts of cash, luring the top talent of professional dirt track racing from all over the nation out west to his backyard so he could relish in the excitement of it all!
“We couldn’t have had the success we have without Digger!” said Eddie Mulder. “He absolutely loved dirt track. He really loved to watch the fast guys dicing it out for his money!” Mulder laughs. “He raised our Vintage racing series into one of the most lucrative Pro events. He, along with the Zimmerman brothers, Rod Lake and Terry Otton have all given the racers so much to win. It’s my honor to have men like them support us!”
The big money guys as well as loyal, longtime sponsors like Barnett Clutches and Cables, Motion Pro, Maxima Racing oils, Coventry Spares, JRC Engineering, British Customs all contribute to making the series one of the best.
Mulder plans at least a $50,000 weekend pro purse and is still finalizing the numbers.
Pit gates open: 8am Registration: 8-10am Practice: 10:30am Races Start:12pm
Cost: $10/person WSIR gate fee and $20/day Pit Pass or $45 for Two-Day Pit Pass
Riders admission included in entry fee. Kids 12 and under: free
Parking and Overnight camping: free Note: Gates are locked every night. No ins/out.
|DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct.
11, 2018) – American Flat Track has announced its 18-event
schedule for the 2019 season, which once again features coast-to-coast
action and launches anew at legendary Daytona International Speedway on
March 14 with a bigger, better and even faster DAYTONA TT. It all
finishes next fall with the Meadowlands Mile finale at the famed
MetLife Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
There are two entirely new events for 2019 and one that’s returning to the schedule after a one-year hiatus. The returning venue is the Half-Mile at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California, the site of the 2017 season finale and a race track universally enjoyed by AFT riders.
The new locations are Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona, and an all-new event in New Hampshire at a location near the famed Laconia Bike Week gathering, which runs from June 8 through June 16, 2019. Huge crowds are part of the Laconia event’s DNA, so you know this one will feature a thoroughly packed house.
The 2019 schedule features a nicely balanced number of events, with six Miles, five Half-Miles, four Short Tracks and five TTs. AFT Singles, remember, run a TT and Short Track before each of the two Springfield Mile events, which is why 20 total events are mentioned here.
"AFT is coming off the back of a record-breaking season and we have planned the 2019 schedule to push things to the next level,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. ”We are delighted to be restoring the series to Southern California and taking American Flat Track to New England next summer, two traditional hotbeds of professional motorcycle racing."
As American Flat Track enters its third year of broadcast coverage on NBCSN and sixth year of live streaming coverage on FansChoice.tv, all signs point to substantial viewership growth. AFT concluded the 2018 racing season with – once again – record-breaking TV, live streaming and ticket sales numbers. More than 3 million viewers – the largest viewing audience in the history of the sport – either tuned in or bought tickets to AFT events in 2018. And with two NBCSN premieres and two re-airs remaining on the NBCSN schedule, which cover two of the most exciting races of the 2018 season, those viewership numbers are sure to expand even further.
2019 American Flat Track Schedule:
1. March 14: DAYTONA TT - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
2. March 23: Atlanta Short Track - Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA
3. April 20: Texas Half-Mile - Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
4. April 27: Wild Horse TT - Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler, AZ
5. May 11: Perris Half-Mile - Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, CA
6. May 18: Sacramento Mile - Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
7. May 26: Springfield Mile I - Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
(AFT Singles Springfield TT same weekend)
8. June 1: Red Mile - Red Mile, Lexington, KY
9. June 15: Laconia Short Track , New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH.
10. June 29: Lima Half-Mile - Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH
11. July 13: New York Short Track - Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY
12. August 4: Buffalo Chip TT - Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD
13. August 6: Black Hills Half-Mile - Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, SD
14. August 17: Peoria TT - Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, IL
Steve Evans - 310 309-9418 Perris Speedway