American Flat Track are filling in the gaps of their rescheduled 2020 season and more details have been released. When AFT announced their post-Covid 2020 season there were three TBC dates. The first of those has been confirmed: the Texas double-header, the Dallas Half-Mile I and II is going to be held at the Devil's Bowl in Mesquite, reportedly 20 minutes from downtown Dallas, so it's in keeping with AFT's desire to have more races near major cities to draw new fans out.
'Devil’s Bowl Speedway is legendary in the Southwest as a high-banked, half-mile with tacky black clay,' said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. 'The track features a unique D-shape and I’m confident the venue will offer great AFT racing for our fans.'
I'm not familiar with the track, but AFT explained it's a return for the Grand National Championship, as the track held three races there, on consecutive years, in the mid-1990s. Two of the races were won by Steve Morehead, the AFT's current Track Director. Morehead says, 'The racetrack was a great one to ride - it holds so much moisture and you can get a lot of speed on that back straight into Turn 3. I think we are going to see some great racing and maybe even a first-time Main event winner in the AFT SuperTwins class.'
The back-to-back races are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, 25 and 26 September.
For more info of the AFT 2020 schedule and ticket details, go to americanflattrack.com