One of the most traditional forms of motorcycle competition in the United States, flat track racing grew from the age when riders would compete on county fair horse tracks groomed to deliver a hard-packed surface.
Riders compete in four different types of events: oval short-track, half-mile, and mile tracks, and TT courses, which feature at least one right turn and a jump. Flat track bikes include both traditional flat trackers (sometimes called “framers” because of their custom-built frames) and Production bikes, which are converted motocross or off-road motorcycles. Due to the few modifications required of the showroom—generally, wheels, tires and suspension— Production bikes are the most popular models in the discipline today.
In addition to the AMA Flat Track Grand Championship, the AMA sanctions numerous local flat track events all over the country. Riders converge on these tracks, many of which have been operating for decades, to battle for bragging rights, trophies and pro-am purses.
Championship and Premier Events
Since 1975, the AMA Flat Track Grand Championship has pitted top amateur flat trackers against each other in friendly competition. As the premier amateur flat track event in the United States, the Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship is unmatched in terms of history and prestige.
Riders at the Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship traditionally compete in all types of flat track races, with the overall class winners crowned national champions.
As with most AMA amateur national championships, and in recognition of the range of participants in amateur competition, the event includes multiple classes to provide ample opportunity for amateur racers to compete. Age, displacement and bike-configuration classes are featured.
2024 Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship: June 30-July 6, 2024. Du Quoin, Illinois. Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.
The AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series recognizes national champions in period-correct classes that reflect the storied history of AMA flat-track competition. Class winners are honored at the annual AMA Championship Banquet, which recognizes national champions in all amateur racing disciplines.
2023 AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series Schedule
|Organizer||Event Title||Track||Location||Dates||Contact Information|
|Steve Nace Racing Promotions||Round 1 – Short Track||North Florida Speedway||Lake City, Fla.||March 2||(270) 442-7532 |
|Steve Nace Racing Promotions||Round 2 – Half-Mile||North Florida Speedway||Lake City, Fla.||March 4||(270) 442-7532 |
|Steve Nace Racing Promotions||Round 3 – Half-Mile||Bubba Raceway Park||Ocala, Fla.||March 6||(270) 442-7532 |
|Shippensburg Motorcycle Club||Round 4 – Half-Mile||Gratz Fairgrounds||Gratz, Pa.||April 16||(717) 503-8030 |
|Shippensburg Motorcycle Club||Round 5 – Short Track||BAPS Speedway||York Haven, Pa.||May 6||(717) 503-8030 |
|Echo Valley Riders Club||Round 6 – Short Track||Albany-Saratoga Speedway||Ballston Spa, N.Y.||May 13||(518) 727-0311 |
|Echo Valley Riders Club||Round 7 – Short Track||Albany-Saratoga Speedway||Ballston Spa, N.Y.||May 14||(518) 727-0311 |
|Shippensburg Motorcycle Club||Round 8 – Short Track||Bloomsburg Fairgrounds||Bloomsburg, Pa.||June 10||(717) 503-8030 |
|Square Deal Riders||Round 9 – Short Track||SDR Raceway||Harpursville, N.Y.||June 16||(607) 725-3069 |
|Square Deal Riders||Round 10 – Short Track||SDR Raceway||Harpursville, N.Y.||June 17||(607) 725-3069 |
|American Motorcyclist Association||Round 11 – Half Mile||Ashland County Fairgrounds||Ashland, Ohio||July 22||(614) 856-1900 |
|Western Reserve Motorcycle Club||Round 12 – Short Track||Western Reserve Motorcycle Club||Salem, Ohio||Aug. 12||(330) 760-5960 |
|Steve Nace Racing Promotions||Round 13 – Short Track||Illinois State Fairgrounds||Springfield, Ill.||Aug. 31||(270) 442-7532 |
|Shippensburg MC||Round 14 – Short Track||Penn Can Speedway||Susquehanna, PA||Oct. 13||(717) 503-8030 |
|Shippensburg MC||Round 15 – Short Track||Penn Can Speedway||Susquehanna, PA||Oct. 14||(717) 503-8030 |
|RBRD||Round 16 – Half-Mile||Dark County Fairgrounds||Greenville, Ohio||Fall ’23 – TBD||(850) 637-5838 |
|RBRD||Round 17 – Half-Mile||Dark County Fairgrounds||Greenville, Ohio||Fall ’23 – TBD||(850) 637-5838 |