The 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Championship currently consists of 16 confirmed races with three more in final negotiations, according to AMA Pro Racing – so there’s hope that the final schedule will feature 19 rounds.
Of the 16 confirmed events, the Grand National Twins races make up 10 of those (five half miles and five miles) with the 450s currently featured in three TTs and three short tracks. All 16 events will also host the Pro Singles class that showcases the future stars of the sport.
The season starts with the Daytona doubleheader of short tracks, March 15-16 and will conclude in October with the Pomona Half Mile in Southern California.
Following the Daytona doubleheader, the series will move to the Illinois State Fairgrounds for the Memorial Day weekend that features both a TT and the famous mile.
On June 9, the first of the to-be-announced races occupies the schedule ahead of the Lima Half Mile in Ohio. The series then heads to Hagerstown, Maryland for a half mile before stopping in Lake Odessa, Michigan – which returns to the calendar on July 14.
The Sacramento Mile is back for a second year on July 28 in Northern California and then it’s a drive up the coast to the Castle Rock TT in Washington on August 4. The Peoria TT will be held a week later in Illinois – a race that has been on the schedule since 1947.
The Indy Mile will return in 2012 after its last-minute cancellation last year – and again it will run in conjunction with the Red Bull Indy MotoGP on August 18. The race will also be held right in the middle of the Indiana State Fair.
The series returns to Springfield on Labor Day weekend for a short track and mile – September 1-2 – with a return to Knoxville Raceway in Iowa the following weekend.
A to-be-announced race is on the calendar for September 15 and after that comes a second mile race in California – this time a return for the first time since 1970 to the Santa Rosa Mile at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa on September 30.
The final to-be-announced event on the schedule is slated for October 6 – the week prior t the season-ender at the LA County Fairplex in Pomona.
The series schedule is as follows:
Round 1: March 15 – Daytona Flat Track I, Daytona Flat Track, Daytona Beach, Florida (Short Track)
Round 2: March 16 – Daytona Flat Track II, Daytona Flat Track, Daytona Beach, Florida (Short Track)
Round 3: May 26 – Springfield TT, â€¨Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois (TT)
Round 4: May 27 – Springfield Mile, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois (Mile)
Round 5: June 9 – TBA
Round 6: June 30 -Lima Half-Mile, Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, Ohio (Half Mile)
Round 7: July 7 – Hagerstown, Half-Mile, Hagerstown Speedway, Maryland (Half Mile
Round 8 – July 14 – I-96 Half-Mile, I-96 Speedway, Lake Odessa, Michigan (Half Mile)
Round 9: July 28 – Sacramento Mile, Cal Expo, Sacramento, California (Mile)
Round 10: August 4 – Castle Rock TT, Castle Rock Race Park, Castle Rock, Washington (TT)
Round 11: August 12 – Peoria TT, PMC Race Park, Peoria, Illinois (TT)
Round 12: August 18 – Indy Mile, Indiana State Fairground, Indianapolis, Indiana (Mile)
Round 13: September 1 – Springfield Short Track, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois (Short Track)
Round 14: September 2 – Springfield Mile II, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois (Mile)
Round 15: September 8 – Knoxville Half-Mile, Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, Iowa (Half Mile)
Round 16: September 15 -TBA
Round 17: September 30 – Santa Rosa Mile, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, California (Mile)
Round 18: October 6 – TBA
Round 19: October 13 – Pomona Half Mile, LA County Fairplex, Pomona, California (Half Mile)