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2018 Flat Track Calendar
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2017) – American Flat Track has announced its 18-race calendar for the 2018 season, which begins with the DAYTONA TT at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 15, 2018, and finishes up just a stone’s throw from downtown New York City. The Meadowlands Mile, an incredible new event to be held on the mile-long horse track at the famed Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment facility in East Rutherford, New Jersey, wraps up the season on October 6.
America’s original extreme sport enters its 66th consecutive year of competition in 2018, and the championship will once again launch during DAYTONA Bike Week, but this time on a bigger, better and faster DAYTONA TT circuit built inside the legendary tri-oval at the World Center of Racing. Seven-time Grand National Champion Chris Carr has redesigned the track to better showcase the speed and ferocity of pro flat track competition.
Comprised of eight Mile races, five Half-Miles, three TTs, and two Short Track events, the 2018 series features two new venues – the mile track at New Jersey’s Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and the short track at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York – and one location returning to the calendar, the mile track at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. Both the Minnesota Mile and Meadowlands Mile will take place at high-end horse-racing facilities with modern amenities, while Weedsport Speedway, situated between Rochester and Syracuse, New York, recently received significant upgrades and is now hailed as one of the country’s finest dirt speedways.
American Flat Track enters its second year of broadcast coverage on NBCSN and fifth year of live streaming coverage on FansChoice.tv. The American Flat Track series concluded 2017 with record-breaking TV and live streaming numbers that resulted in the largest viewing audience in the storied history of the sport. An enhanced broadcast package, featuring improved coverage and exciting new broadcast airdates, is planned for 2018 and will be announced in the coming months.
Tickets for the 2018 running of the DAYTONA TT are now on sale and going fast. To reserve your seats at the World Center of Racing for the biggest spectacle of DAYTONA Bike Week, visit Daytona International Speedway’s website http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.
Complete 2018 American Flat Track Schedule:
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 27, 2018) – American Flat Track, the world’s fastest growing motorcycle sport, is proud to announce a multi-year renewal with NBCSN and a move to highly-coveted, weekend afternoon programming slots within two weeks of each event.
AFT posted strong viewership numbers in its inaugural season on NBCSN and reached nearly two million viewers last year. With a weekly programming schedule, the sport gathered a loyal fanbase that tuned in to NBCSN’s primetime motorsports block every Thursday night. This season, AFT’s one-hour, tape-delayed telecasts will premiere on weekend afternoons on NBCSN, often directly following or preceding the network’s NASCAR, IndyCar, and Pro Motocross coverage.
American Flat Track is the most historic form of American motorcycle racing and is entering its 65th season with significant momentum. Comprised of two diverse and highly-competitive classes, the series is headlined by powerful, twin-cylinder motorcycles in AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines while riders mounted on spirited, 450cc single-cylinder machines battle it out in the AFT Singles division.
“American Flat Track’s relationship with NBC has driven extraordinary interest in our sport,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “With the improved broadcast schedule and exciting new racing storylines for 2018 we are anticipating even greater numbers of fans following America’s original extreme sport on NBCSN.”
With nearly 85 million subscribers, NBCSN is the Home of Motorsports in America. In addition to providing coverage of American Flat Track, NBCSN is also the home for NASCAR, IndyCar, Mecum Auctions, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross.
“We are very excited to kick-off our second season of AFT on NBCSN,” said Jeff Macaluso, Senior Director, Programming, NBC Sports Group. “The 2017 season provided us with some incredible racing and showed us how passionate the riders and fans are of this historic sport. The move to weekends this year, around other marquis motorsports properties, is sure to raise the level even higher.”
American Flat Track’s telecasts on NBCSN are expertly produced by NASCAR Productions, LLC and provide viewers with a window into the dramatic world of American Flat Track. Coverage from all 18 events will feature flag-to-flag coverage of both racing classes. Exclusive features and editorial content highlight the triumphs and tribulations of the world’s elite dirt track motorcycle racers as they battle for glory. Cutting-edge technology including aerial drone footage and onboard cameras will once again put viewers on the edge of their seats as the riders slide through the corners and draft each other down the straights at speeds of more than 130mph.
In addition to the 18 weekend premieres, NBCSN will provide a weekday re-air of each show before they will become available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. FansChoice.tv, a cornerstone of American Flat Track’s digital strategy, will continue to provide live streaming coverage of every round on the 2018 calendar.
The 2018 season will begin on March 15 at Daytona
International Speedway, as American Flat Track returns to a
one-of-a-kind race course built on the famous tri-oval at the “World
Center of Racing.” This year’s Harley-Davidson TT presented by Russ
Brown Motorcycle Attorneys will see faster and more furious racing
action thanks to a fresh track redesign featuring wider corners, a
faster straightaway and the biggest jump on the calendar. General
Admission tickets start at just $30 and are on sale now. Get yours
today by visiting Daytona International Speedway’s website at
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