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AMERICAN FLAT TRACK (formerly AMA Pro) is a national motorcycle racing series in the United States and is considered one of the oldest forms of motorcycle racing. Sanctioning by AMA Pro Racing, the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track racing in the world. The 2017 schedule consists of approximately 18 rounds on the country’s finest dirt oval track facilities. The series competes on dirt oval tracks from ½ mile up to the gnarly fast 1 mile tracks as well as a few “TT” type tracks that include a couple of right turns and a small jump.
The Lone Star National 1/2 Mile will take place on the 1/2 mile clay oval dirt track at Texas Motor Speedway just North of Ft Worth Texas.
The Texas Motor Speedway facility includes both reserved seating with premium location and backed bleacher style seating, as well as general admission seating near turns one and four. The facility has a seating capacity of approximately 12,000.
GA seating will be the front few rows of the entire stadium along the front straight and will include all of the rows near turns 4 and turn 1. All GA seating is bleacher style seating without backs. Reserved seating is the center stadium seating and most have seat backs.
Yes, tickets can be purchased at the gate on the day of the event. We highly recommend buying in advance to avoid long waits at the box office and to guarantee availability. Day of event tickets will be available onsite at the ticketing box office near the main entrance gate. Buying early guarantees you savings of $7.00 per person.
Suites are available but are limited in number. The suites have a capacity of 20 with stadium style seating for 12. The suites will include beverages (non-alcoholic). Food and beverage upgrades are available upon request. Suite availability is very limited, reserve yours today! Contact J. Shawn Brassfield for rates and information: email@example.com
Will Call is available at the event box office on Saturday September 23rd beginning at 2:00 pm. Bring your identification for ticket pick-up.
All pit passes are sold directly thru AFT and are not available from LS NATS staff. AFT membership is required. Standard AMA memberships will not be accepted.
Submit in writing at least 14 days prior to the event. Credential requests must be on media outlet letterhead and signed by the assigning editor. Credential requests must be submitted to the media representative on the Contact Us page. All media requests will be confirmed within ten days of the event.
Texas Motor Speedway camping areas are not available for this event. The nearest RV park is Northlake Village RV Park at 13001 Cleveland Gibbs Road #79, Roanoke TX 76262. Contact them at 817-430-3303 or @ info@NorthlakeVillageRV.com Cost is $50-55 per night for two people.
Coolers, outside food and drink are NOT permitted.
Kids 12 and under are free in the GA bleacher style seating without backs. If you would like to be in the reserved seating with chair backs, than everyone must have a ticket even if they plan on sitting on your lap the entire time.
Did you Know? Race Related Terminology:
CC: Cubic centimeters in reference to engine displacement.
Displacement: The space covered or volume swept out by the engine piston at each stroke.
Disqualification: Unless otherwise specified, the forfeiture of all points, awards and prizes earned during a particular race.
Draft: Two or more racers race inches apart in a single-file line. The advantage is that the bikes share the same “pocket of air” allowing them to travel a few miles an hour faster than they would be able to if they were racing separately.
Flaggers: Workers stationed at various points around the track to advise riders of track conditions by using different color flags. Also known as “corner workers.”
Get Off: A crash.
Heat Race: A qualifying race determining which riders advance to the main event.
High-side: A crash where the rider goes over the top of the bike, as opposed to laying it down, or a “low-side.”
Holeshot: Taking the lead into the first turn of a race.
Homologation: The process of acquiring eligibility for a motorcycle to be entered in competition. Homologation rules are formulated to create parity among race bikes and to maintain a level playing field for competitors.
LCQ: The Last-Chance Qualifying race for GNC2 riders, top finishers advance to the main event.
Line: The fastest way around the track, or through a particular part of the track. Can vary with changing course conditions.
OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer.
Pit/Paddock: Area primarily designated for the preparation and maintenance of race equipment. May also include parking for transporters and other support vehicles.
Pit Crew: Mechanics and/or team assistants.
Privateer: A racer competing without benefit of a factory contract or major sponsor support.
Program: The predetermined outline of events that make up a race.
Qualify: To advance to the final race event by time trial or finish position in a heat race.
Seize: When an engine fails due to excessive heat buildup.
Semi: A qualifying race for heat-race finishers that did not qualify for the main in their heats.
Thumper: Descriptive term for a 4-stroke motorcycle engine in regard to the deep sound of the exhaust.