DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway announced Monday that the American Flat Track series will kick off its 2017 season inside the World Center of Racing on a one-of-a-kind, .6 mile TT course.
The Daytona TT, scheduled for March 16, will feature powerful, twin-cylinder motorcycles in the AFT Twins class, while spirited single-cylinder machines will battle it out in the AFT Singles class.
“Daytona is the spiritual home of motorcycle racing and we are delighted to be bringing the intensity of Flat Track racing and the spectacle of a TT to complete the show,” said Michael Lock, CEO of AMA Pro Racing. “2017 marks the start of a new golden era for our sport and we are excited for our legions of fans.”
Many flat track races are held on dirt ovals, but the TT moniker indicates turns in both directions and a jump have been incorporated into track design for the DAYTONA TT. To showcase the high speed and intensity of the sport, the track design will feature a fast, sweeping left hand turn alongside the frontstretch of the famed circuit.
The track’s unique characteristics are perfectly suited for the fast and furious nature of America’s longest running motorcycle racing championship.
“Staging the DAYTONA TT inside the motorsports stadium will expose a new group of guests to the many amenities available following the recently completed $400 million frontstretch renovation project,” DIS track president Chip Wile said. “It’s also going to be a great opportunity for racers in American Flat Track to compete inside the Speedway battling for a coveted Daytona trophy as part of Bike Week.”
CREDIT: AMA Pro Racing