American Flat Track returns to DuQuoin* for the first time since 2015 this weekend. I was reminded how spectacular the 4th July 2015 race was, and searched YouTube for it (scroll to the bottom of this post to watch it). Just looking at the 18-rider grid for the main, and their machinery, gives a stark reminder of how the introduction of the Indian FTR750 has changed things. By 2015, the Harley XR750's days were well and truly numbered. It could still win, of course, Mees won
American Flat Track has announced three rule changes in an effort to cut the advantage of the Indian FTR750. The rules affect the Indian FTR750's crank; the overall race weight of bikes running 'race-only' engines (basically the FTR750, but we'll expand on this); the weight of wheel assemblies for bikes with race-only engines. Here are the rules, as outlined by the AMA Pro Racing, the change is highlighted in red, with our take on each one below. RULE CHANGE 1 3.4 Weight Limi
Guest post from Build. Train. Race rider, Nean Kiskela. You can read her first blog post here So I finished my Royal Enfield INT650 flat track bike build. Not without running into some issues, but ain’t that how custom builds go? Time and money was my biggest constraint on this project. Without the advice and parts coming from my sponsors at Royal Enfield, S&S, RaceTech/Z Moto Suspension, Johnson Engineering, and Maxima, among a few others, I don’t know how I could have even
Today and tomorrow see the first mile races of the 2021 AFT season, and it's back to the Remington Park horse track, Oklahoma City, for the first time since 2018. Last time AFT raced on this cushion mile the top three in the Twins class was: 1. Mees, 2. Wiles, 3. Smith. This time Mees is in contention again, and, hopefully recovered from recent injury, while Henry Wiles is now in the Singles class, on a Honda 450, and Bryan Smith is making his first appearance of the season.