AMA Pro Racing announced the complete AMA Pro Flat Track schedule for the upcoming 2014 season; an agenda that includes 16 rounds of the AMA Pro Grand National Championship (GNC) and AMA Pro Singles classes.
"We're excited to be announcing the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track schedule today," said Michael Gentry, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing. "AMA Pro Flat Track is America's original extreme sport, and we're looking forward to watching our riders thrill crowds across the country during another action-packed season of racing in 2014."
Of the 16 races scheduled as part of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track calendar, the GNC Expert Singles will compete at four of the rounds, broken down into two Short Tracks and two TTs, while the GNC Expert Twins will contest the remaining 12 rounds, consisting of six Half-Mile and six Mile tracks. Fans can also expect to watch the sport's finest up-and-coming talent in Pro Singles races at the majority of the events.
On March 13-14, 2014, Daytona Flat Track will, once again, play host to the AMA Pro Flat Track opener as the series kicks off the 2014 season with a doubleheader on the quarter-mile lime rock track located just outside Daytona International Speedway's west banking.
Next up, the series will make its first annual stop in Springfield, Ill. for the Springfield Mile on May 25, 2014 and will return again to the legendary venue on August 31, 2014 for the second go-around.
The series will head to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 15, 2014 for round four. After taking a break from the Marion County venue in 2013, the series is scheduled to return to Knoxville Raceway in 2014 to run in conjunction with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.
Round five will take place at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, Ohio, for the Lima Half-Mile on June 28, 2014.
The 4th of July weekend the series will travel to Hagerstown, Md. The series is set to roll out the twin-cylinder motorcycles on July 5, 2014, at Hagerstown Speedway for the Hagerstown Half-Mile.
The first west coast tour begins on July 19 with a Half-Mile event at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. The venue will serve as the first time that AMA Pro Flat Track tires will have touched this particular soil and the event will be hosted by a new promoter.
On July 26, 2014, the series will make its second west coast appearance at the Sacramento Mile in Sacramento, Calif.
The first TT event will take place at Castle Rock Race Park in Castle Rock, Wash. for the Castle Rock TT on August 2.
Next up, the series heads to Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. for the Sturgis Half-Mile on August 5, run in conjunction with the largest annual bike rally in the United States, the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
The Indy Mile at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind., returns to the 2014 schedule on August 8, 2014 and the event will once again coincide with both the Indiana State Fair and MotoGP's state-side return for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Next up is the second and final TT of the season scheduled for August 17 at Peoria Race Park in Peoria, Ill.
After a successful inauguration to the Grand National scene last season, Colonial Downs will host round 13 of the AMA Pro Flat Track schedule on August 23, 2014. The 1.25 mile-long circuit, located in New Kent, Va., measures in as the largest track on the schedule.
Following the second Springfield Mile event on Labor Day weekend, the season wraps up with two final bouts on the west coast with the Santa Rosa Mile in Santa Rosa, Calif. on September 28 and the Flat Track season finale on October 11, 2014 at the LA County Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
Complete 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Schedule
1 March 13 - Daytona Flat Track I, Daytona Beach, Fla.
2 March 14 - Daytona Flat Track II, Daytona Beach, Fla.
3 May 25 - Springfield Mile I, Springfield, Ill.
4 June 15 - Knoxville Half-Mile, Knoxville, Iowa
5 June 28 - Lima Half-Mile, Lima, Ohio
6 July 5 - Hagerstown Half-Mile, Hagerstown, Md.
7 July 19 - Grays Harbor Half-Mile, Elma, Wash.
8 July 26 - Sacramento Mile, Sacramento, Calif.
9 August 2 - Castle Rock TT, Castle Rock, Wash.
10 August 5 - Sturgis Half-Mile, Rapid City, S.D.
11 August 8 - Indy Mile, Indianapolis, Ind.
12 August 17 - Peoria TT, Peoria, Ill.
13 August 23 - Colonial Downs Mile, New Kent, Va.
14 August 31 - Springfield Mile II, Springfield, Ill.
15 September 28 - Santa Rosa Mile, Santa Rosa, Calif.
16 October 11 - Flat Track Season Finale, Pomona, Calif.