2020 American Flat Track Thread (and lots of flat track BS)

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  1. Rich B

    Rich B Long timer Supporter

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    well, little early, but as the 2019 season winds down, it is time for the 2020 thread of AFTdiscussion, speculation, tin hat conspiracies, and general flat track bullshit to start.

    Stay tuned!
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  2. SlipChip

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    Hah, you just wanted to sneak this in here before somebody else did...
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    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    AFT 2020 Rule Book Redline version is HERE


    Reserving this post for the 2020 teams/riders list.

    SuperTwins Class:

    Indian Motorcycle Factory Team (FTR750, duh)
    Briar Bauman
    Bronson Bauman
    Jared Mees (Rogers Racing)

    Vance&Hines Factory Harley Davidson XG750 (Howerton as crew chief)
    Bryan Smith
    Jarod Vanderkooi
    Dalton Gauthier

    Yamaha Estenson Racing DT-07
    JD Beach
    Kolby Carlile

    Roof Systems - Indian FTR750s
    Dan Bromley
    Brandon Price

    Nila/Coolbeth Indian FTR750
    Sammy Halbert

    Briggs Auto Indian FTR750
    Davis Fisher

    HCRR Racing / Ben Evans Racing Indian FTR750
    Brandon Robinson
    Jay Maloney

    RJ Performance Racing Indian FTR750
    Robert Buggs Pearson


    Wild Card entries (as of Jan. 10, 2020)

    Happy Trails Racing Indian FTR750
    Jeffrey Carver, Jr.

    Larry Pegram Racing Indian FTR750
    Larry Pegram

    Rackley Keeran Racing Indian FTR750
    Andrew Luker



    Singles Class:

    Yamaha Estenson Racing
    Mikey Rush
    Dallas Daniels


    RMR Honda
    Henry Wiles


    Waters Auto Body Racing KTM
    Ryan Wells


    KMA Racing
    Cameron Smith
    Trevor Brunner


    Wally Brown Racing Suzuki
    Chad Cose


    Production Twins Class:

    Lauts Motors HD XG750R
    James Rispoli





    Final 2020 American Flat Track Schedule:

    1. March 14: DAYTONA 200 & DAYTONA TT - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL

    2. March 28: Atlanta Short Track - Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA

    3. April 4: Charlotte Half-Mile - Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC

    4. May 2: Texas Half-Mile - Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX

    5. May 9: So-Cal Half-Mile - Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, CA

    6. May 16: Sacramento Mile - Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA

    7. May 30: Red Mile - Red Mile, Lexington, KY

    8. June 13: Laconia Short Track – New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH

    9. June 20: OKC Mile - Remington Park, Oklahoma City, OK

    10. June 27: Lima Half-Mile - Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH

    11. July 4: New York Short Track - Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY

    12. August 9: Buffalo Chip TT - Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD

    13. August 11: Black Hills Half-Mile - Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, SD

    14. August 22: Peoria TT - Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, IL

    15. September 5: Springfield Mile I - Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL

    16. September 6: Springfield Mile II - Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL

    17. September 12: Williams Grove Half-Mile - Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA

    18. September 26: Meadowlands Mile* - Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ

    *Subject to final confirmation
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  4. tinhead

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    I expect the volume to increase when the teams\riders for the Exalted Twins class are announced.


    Will any rider(s) attempt a Triple Crown: Singles, street twins, and race twins, all the same day?
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  5. stk0308

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    I don't see AFT changing the licencing rules to allow that. Race twins riders will probably only be able to run in Race twins class.
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    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Near the beginning of the 2019 thread there is a post that I kept updating with who rides what for whom. I was just saving a space to do the same thing next year.
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    Jumped the start!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Back to the last row for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :imaposer:imaposer:imaposer:imaposer:imaposer:imaposer
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  8. Wa Ho Thuk

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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    It's too early Rich , I haven't even caught up with 1968 yet :D

    OK , just for fun , AFT will manage to screw something up , but flat track will survive and probably grow despite some bad decisions by the organizers .

    An Indian rider will win the title , my money is on BriBro , although another brand will be more competitive , maybe even two brands .

    There will be an announcement from a factory , but it won't be KTM , sorry fellas , I really don't see them building a premier class engine , I think they will focus on the singles class , Shayna will remain with them , and she is a huge fan favorite .

    One of the flat track heroes from the past will be invited to a race , and the announcers will not have a clue who he is , and neither will the fans at the track . If Scotty Parker shows up for an interview on the podium stand the announcer will have a blank look and call him Scott Parks . Sheesh , *Mart* , I was embarrassed for the entire sport :scratch

    Last , my good friend @ossadmr will learn to control his !'s , but @Foot dragger won't let him catch a break:D
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  9. Rich B

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    It is easier to jump the start from the back row......plus you are going faster when you get to the first turn than the guys on the front row!
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  10. Foot dragger

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    Cant run the flattrack thread with out ossa,but someone has to keep an eye on him.
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  11. Oilhed

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    Factory backed Proddy Twins teams! Like the old Yosh & Muzzy in AMA Superbike.
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  12. stk0308

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    Wouldn't Proddy Twins be more like supersport? In which case, I've always hated that the rider development intention of supersport road racing was co-opted by the factories, and overloaded with their superbike stars who were cherry picking in the "lower" class. I'm looking at you DuHamel.
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  13. Oilhed

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    I guess you could say that but supersport were more stock. Superbike allowed modifications as does Proddy Twins. Race Twins is more like MotoGP. Bikes never intended for the street like the XR & FTR.
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  14. gks

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    If you read articles by Kevin Cameron enough, you will find that the factory backed supersports were more super than stock.
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    "If you read articles by Kevin Cameron enough, you will find that the factory backed supersports were more super than stock."

    Always!

    No matter how much someone wants production based.....this ALWAYS happens when factories get interested. ALWAYS
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  16. Oilhed

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    Its fine with me. I like factory backing! It makes superstars!
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  17. Oilhed

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    I guess we can go with this thread now. Who's hiring, who's firing and will there be a KTM twins factory team (Bromley)?

    When will the 2020 schedule be released? We know the season finale will be back at the Meadowlands on Sept 19, 2020.

    I think it's gotten earlier the past three years. They could put some Oct. dates in the hot & dusty south!
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  18. Wa Ho Thuk

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    I don't think the folks running the show at the Meadowlands should be allowed anywhere near a flat track race , ever again .
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    Are the only confirmed races for 2020 the two miles so far, New Jersey on September 19, and June 20 for some "return to" track. Will that June 20 date happen after Loudon, which has to be scheduled sometime around June 10-12 to coincide with the annual Laconia rally?

    Seems safe to pencil in March 12 at Daytona for the TT.
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  20. DogBoy

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    AFT always releases a tentative race schedule for the next season to those present during the awards banquet which is tonight in NYC. Someone always takes a photo of the big screen and posts it on social media. FansChoice will show the awards banquets next week so we'll see it there if AFT doesn't make a formal announcement earlier.
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