The 2021 American Flat Track schedule has been revealed, and it features 17 rounds running from March to October, and coast-to-coast. There are four doubleheaders planned in the Progressive American Flat Track championship series, though one is still TBA.The first doubleheader is the season opener at Volusia Speedway in Barberville, Fla, during Daytona Bike Week. The next doubleheader is on Father’s Day weekend in Oklahoma City at Remington Park. Illinois State Fairgrounds is the third doubleheader site, as there will be back-to-back Springfield Miles on the traditional Labor Day weekend. The hope is a fourth doubleheader to be held in California in September. A location isn’t listed, but a pair of Sacramento Miles has to be the hope.
There are plenty of other historic races, including the Texas Half-Mile in May, Lima Half-Mile in June, the DuQuoin Mil in July, and the Peoria TT in August. The finale is set for October 8, when American Flat Track will be running the Charlotte Half-Mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.
2021 American Flat Track Schedule
March 12: Volusia Half-Mile I, Volusia Speedway, Barberville, FL
March 13: Volusia Half-Mile II, Volusia Speedway, Barberville, FL
May 1: Atlanta Super TT, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
May 22: Texas Half-Mile, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
May 29: Chicago Half-Mile, Dirt Oval Route 66, Joliet, IL
June 18: OKC Mile I, Remington Park, Oklahoma City, OK
June 19: OKC Mile II, Remington Park, Oklahoma City, OK
June 26: Lima Half-Mile, Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH
July 17: DuQuoin Mile, DuQuoin Fairgrounds, DuQuoin, IL
July 24: Port Royal Half-Mile, Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA
Aug. 14: New York Short Track, Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY
Aug. 21: Peoria TT, Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, IL
Sep. 4: Springfield Mile I, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
Sep. 5: Springfield Mile II, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
Sep. TBD: TBA Doubleheader I, California
Sep. TBD: TBA Doubleheader II, California
Oct. 8: Charlotte Half-Mile, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!