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December 5, 2019

Vance and Hines chose and otherwise quiet Thursday in December to announce some huge news, the line-up of their 2020 team. And it's exciting. 

Jarod Vanderkooi is retained and joined by 2019 AFT Singles champ Dalton Gauthi...

November 15, 2019

American Flat Track had already announced that it planned to make airbag suits mandatory for its racers from 2020 before a spate of serious injuries blighted the final rounds of the 2019 season. It has been confirmed that all Super...

September 8, 2019

Further to the previous AFT SuperTwins post, American Flat Track released these FAQs and answers. 

Q: What do you say to those who feel that it’s the end of the ‘underdog’?

A: The elite class of the AFT series has evolved considerab...

September 8, 2019

When AFT announced their 2020 SuperTwins proposals it was taken by many as a fait accompli, whether that was intentional or not it was slightly clumsy and made many fans and even insiders feel that the decision for the 'Super 16' h...

August 28, 2019

Sideburn 38 is at the printers now and includes an interview with AFT Pro Twins racer the incredible Ronnie Jones. 

Jones is 59 years old. He won his first AFT Main in 1980, beating Kenny Roberts and the rest at the Houston Ast...

July 24, 2019

So, it seems that Super Twins has quickly transformed from an idea tabled for discussion to a confirmed change. American Flat Track sent these FAQs out to their competitors in the last day or so. This is the entire document, with s...

July 8, 2019

The story we posted about the proposed AFT Super Twins class has really riled some people and caused a lot more people to comment than usually do on our blog posts. There are plenty of salient points, but there seems to be a lot of...

July 7, 2019

At a recent American Flat Track (AFT) advisory group meeting* a radical change for the future of the sport was tabled and discussed. 

The idea is for the current Twins class to be renamed Super Twins and to be a 'closed shop' for 16...

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