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AMA Racing has announced the tentative schedule for the 2008 AMA Flat Track Championship.

2008 season highlights include a return to the Indiana State Fairgrounds’ legendary Indy Mile on Sept. 13 for an event to be held in conjunction with the 2008 Red Bull Indianapolis GP at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Additionally, visits to the mile track at Vernon Downs in Vernon, N.Y., on May 31 and Bedford Speedway’s half-mile oval in Bedford, Pa., on June 27 are also planned.

The schedule features 23 total events, 14 of which are GNC Twins races and seven GNC Singles events. Two events are classified as TBD at this time and will be announced later.

The 2008 season will kick off during Bike Week at Daytona Beach, Florida’s Municipal Stadium for a two-night GNC Singles double header on March 5 and 6. The series then moves out West to USA Race Park in Tucson, Ariz., on Apr. 5 before crisscrossing the United States towards the season finale which will take place on an all-new purpose-built half-mile track at Topeka, Kansas’ Heartland Park Topeka on Oct. 4.

Last year Harley-Davidson factory rider Ken Coolbeth became the first to capture both the AMA Grand National Singles and Twins title in the same year. Coolbeth is expected to return to defend his dual championships and be joined by such series standouts as Jake Johnson, Jared Mees, Bryan Smith and Chris Carr, among others.

2008 AMA Flat Track Championship Schedule

(Tentative)

Mar 5: Municipal Stadium, Daytona Beach, Fla.; ST; GNC Singles

Mar 6: Municipal Stadium, Daytona Beach, Fla.; ST; GNC Singles

Apr 5: USA Race Park, Tucson, Ariz.; Half-mile; GNC Twins

May 24: Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.; TT; GNC Singles

May 25: Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.; Mile; GNC Twins

May 31: Vernon Downs, Vernon, N.Y.; Mile; GNC Twins

Jun 7: Volunteer Speedway, Bulls Gap, Tenn.; Half-mile; GNC Twins

Jun 21: Mountain Raceway Park, Maryville, Tenn.; Half-mile; GNC Twins

Jun 27: Bedford Speedway, Bedford, Pa.; Half-mile; GNC Twins

Jun 28: Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, Ohio; Half-mile; GNC Twins

Jul 4: Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kan.; Half-mile; GNC Twins

Jul 12: TBD

Jul 19: Darke County Fairgrounds, Greenville, Ohio; Half-mile; GNC Twins

Jul 26: Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, Md.; Half-mile; GNC Twins

Aug 8: Castle Rock Race Park, Castle Rock, Wash.; TT; GNC Singles

Aug 9: Castle Rock Race Park, Castle Rock, Wash.; ST; GNC Singles

Aug 17: Peoria Race Park, Peoria, Ill.; TT; GNC Singles

Aug 24: TBD

Aug 30: Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.; ST; GNC Singles

Aug 31: Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.; Mile; GNC Twins

Sep 6: Monticello Raceway, Monticello, N.Y.; Half-mile; GNC Twins

Sep 13: Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Ind.; Mile; GNC Twins

Oct 4: Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kan.; Half-mile; GNC Twins

Tentative-Subject to change

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Paul Carruthers | Editor

Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.

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