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Race the Sac Mile!

Anyone with even the slightest interest in flat track is awed by the racing that takes place on mile tracks. It's what virtually everyone thinks of when they think flat track (or it was, perhaps plenty of new people to the sport think of Dirt Quake and hooligan racing now).

The good news is, amateurs can sign up to race the world famous Sacramento Mile in May this year. Our friends are the CFTA are back in charge of the amateur race and are hosting it the day after the American Flat Track pro race on 21 May.

I raced this exact meeting in 2015 and can't talk highly enough about the CFTA's race organisation and friendliness. We go way back with CFTA boss, Randy Kremlacek. He has written a number of memorable features for Sideburn in our history, with another coming up in the next issue. He is a former amateur racer and runs a tight ship.

Here are the details if you're interested in racing...


No entries on the day.

(All rider entry fees include $10 for air fence costs)

Race Entry: $90

Pro Entry: $100

Pit Crew: $25

Senior Pit Crew (65+): $15

$100 Preferred Pit


Preferred Pit Gates open: 5:00 AM

Regular Pit Gates open: 5:30 – 7:30 AM

Tech: 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Rider’s Meeting: 8:00 AM

Practice: 9:00

Heats: 11:30 AM

4:30: Event conclusion. If there are program delays due to factors beyond our control, know that your main event may be abbreviated. We will do our very best to safely and efficiently run the event within the timeframe we have been allotted.


This is an AMA-sanctioned event. Memberships can be purchased at Memberships will also be sold on Saturday at the mile event. Individual: $49, Family: $89, One day pass: $20. You must present your current AMA membership card at entry.

RIDING GEAR (No exceptions):

Full leathers

Helmet with Snell 2010, DOT FMVSS 218, ECE 22-05 P, NP or J certification or newer



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