There is a big asterisk, because no one knows how the Covid-19 situation might develop, but American Flat Track has gained enough confidence to release and new 2020 schedule. The 18 races are nine double-headers at nine different locations. Three of the venues are yet to be confirmed. There is nothing west of a yet to be confirmed Texas round.
The season opens at Volusia, Florida, well-known for pre-Daytona non-championship races, but not AMA/AFT rounds.
The season also ends in Florida, Daytona in mid-October - which is being referred to as Daytona Season Finale, not Daytona TT. Riders who have located to Florida (Mees, Halbert, Robinson...) are spoilt, because nearby (in US terms) Georgia has also be retained on the new schedule.
Of the 18 races we know about there are:
2 short tracks
8 unknowns (Daytona is likely to be short track or TT)
There's no Peoria. Does this help a rider like Bryan Smith, who struggles at TTs? It should help Shayna Texter, though the Singles will race at least one TT, Springfield TT on Friday, September 4.
1. July 17 (Fri): Volusia Half-Mile I - Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL
2. July 18 (Sat): Volusia Half-Mile II - Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL
3. July 31 (Fri): Lima Half-Mile I - Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH
4. August 1 (Sat): Lima Half-Mile II - Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH
5. August 28 (Fri): TBA, Northeast U.S.
6. August 29 (Sat): TBA, Northeast U.S.
7. September 5 (Sat): Springfield Mile I** - Illinois State Fairgrounds - Springfield, IL
8. September 6 (Sun): Springfield Mile II - Illinois State Fairgrounds - Springfield, IL
9. September 11 (Fri):Williams Grove Half-Mile I - Williams Grove Speedway - Mechanicsburg, PA
10. September 12 (Sat): Williams Grove Half-Mile II - Williams Grove Speedway - Mechanicsburg, PA
11. September 25 (Fri): TBA, TX
12. September 26 (Sat): TBA, TX
13. October 2 (Fri): Atlanta Short Track I - Dixie Speedway - Woodstock, GA
14. October 3 (Sat): Atlanta Short Track II - Dixie Speedway - Woodstock, GA
15. October 9 (Fri): TBA, NC
16. October 10 (Sat): TBA, NC
17. October 15 (Thu): AFT Season Finale I - Daytona Beach, FL
18. October 16 (Fri): AFT Season Finale II - Daytona Beach, FL
Photo: Scott Hunter/AFT