AMA Releases 2014 Flat Track Schedule
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – AMA Pro Racing has announced the complete AMA Pro Flat Track schedule for the upcoming 2014 season.
The agenda includes 16 rounds from the AMA Pro Grand National Championship (GNC) and AMA Pro Singles classes.
“We’re excited to be announcing the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track schedule today,” said Michael Gentry, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing. “AMA Pro Flat Track is America’s original extreme sport, and we’re looking forward to watching our riders thrill crowds across the country during another action-packed season of racing in 2014.”
Of the 16 races scheduled as part of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track calendar, the GNC Expert Singles will compete at four of the rounds, broken down into two Short Tracks and two TTs, while the thundering GNC Expert Twins will contest the remaining 12 rounds, consisting of six Half-Mile and six Mile tracks. Fans can also expect to watch the sport’s finest up-and-coming talent battle for fame and glory in Pro Singles races at the majority of the events.
On March 13-14, 2014, the Daytona Flat Track will once again play host to the AMA Pro Flat Track opener as the series kicks off the 2014 season with a doubleheader on the quarter-mile lime rock track located just outside Daytona Int’l Speedway’s west banking.
Next up, the series will make its first annual stop in Springfield, Ill. for the Springfield Mile on May 25, 2014 and will return again to the legendary venue on Aug. 31, 2014 for the second go-around.
The series will head to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on June 15, 2014 for Round 4. After taking a break from the Marion County venue in 2013, the series is scheduled to return to Knoxville Raceway in 2014 to run in conjunction with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and provide the same exhilarating action that it does everywhere else.
Round 5 of AMA Pro Flat Track will take place at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, Ohio for the Lima Half-Mile on June 28, 2014. Dating back to 1984, AMA Pro Flat Track has made the trek to Lima to take on the pea-gravel circuit and the 2014 event should be another weekend filled with exciting racing.
It wouldn’t be a normal 4th of July weekend without AMA Pro Flat Track racing in Hagerstown, Md. The series is set to roll out the thundering twin-cylinder motorcycles on July 5, 2014 at Hagerstown Speedway for the Hagerstown Half-Mile.
The first west coast tour begins on July 19, 2014 with a Half-Mile event at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. The venue will serve as the first time that AMA Pro Flat Track tires will have touched this particular soil and the event will be hosted by a new promoter. On July 26, 2014, the series will make its second west coast appearance at the famous Sacramento Mile in Sacramento, Calif.
The first TT event will take place at Castle Rock Race Park in Castle Rock, Wash., for the Castle Rock TT on Aug. 2, 2014. Next up, the series heads to Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. for the Sturgis Half-Mile on Aug. 5, 2014, run in conjunction with the largest annual bike rally in the United States.
The Indy Mile at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind., returns to the 2014 schedule on Aug. 8, 2014 and the event will once again coincide with both the Indiana State Fair and MotoGP’s state-side return for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Next up is the second and final TT of the season, and the granddaddy of them all, scheduled for Aug. 17, 2014 at Peoria Race Park in Peoria, Ill. Henry Wiles has owned the Peoria TT for nearly an entire decade and he will look to collect his 10th win at the Midwest venue next season.
After a successful inauguration to the Grand National scene last season, Colonial Downs will host Round 13 of the AMA Pro Flat Track schedule on Aug. 23, 2014. The 1.25 mile-long circuit, located in New Kent, Va., measures in as the largest track on the schedule and will surely provide for some thrilling racing action.
Following the second Springfield Mile event on Labor Day weekend, the season wraps up with two final bouts on the west coast with the Santa Rosa Mile in Santa Rosa, Calif. on Sept. 28, 2014 and the Flat Track Season Finale on Oct. 11, 2014 at the LA County Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Schedule
Date – Track – Location
March 13-14 – Daytona Flat Track – Daytona Beach, Fla.
May 25 – Springfield Mile – Springfield, Ill.
June 15 – Knoxville Half-Mile – Knoxville, Iowa
June 28 – Lima Half-Mile – Lima, Ohio
July 5 – Hagerstown Half-Mile – Hagerstown, Md.
July 19 – Grays Harbor Half-Mile – Elma, Wash.
July 26 – Sacramento Mile – Sacramento, Calif.
Aug. 2 – Castle Rock TT – Castle Rock, Wash.
Aug. 5 – Sturgis Half-Mile, Rapid City, S.D.
Aug. 8 – Indy Mile – Indianapolis, Ind.
Aug. 17 – Peoria TT – Peoria, Ill.
Aug. 23 – Colonial Downs Mile – New Kent, Va.
Aug. 31 – Springfield Mile – Springfield, Ill.
Sept. 28 – Santa Rosa Mile – Santa Rosa, Calif.
Oct. 11 – LA County Fairplex – Pomona, Calif.