Ducati Champions American Flat Track Racing as Presenting Partner of 2018 Meadowlands Mile
- Ducati Partners with First-Ever American Flat Track Motorcycle Race in New York Metropolitan Area
- Official Pre-Race Kick-Off Event to Take Place at Flagship Ducati New York Dealership on Thursday, October 4 in Lower Manhattan
- Meadowlands Race Day on Saturday, October 6 to Feature Ducati Island Brand Experience
This is a press release from Ducati…
Mountain View, CA (October 3, 2018) – Ducati is proud to support the fastest-growing motorcycle racing series in the United States as it heads into the final competition of the American Flat Track 2018 season on Saturday, October 6. The Meadowlands Mile Presented by Ducati will take place in East Rutherford, New Jersey at the world-renowned Meadowlands sports complex. It will be the first American Flat Track motorcycle race ever to take place in the New York metropolitan area, bringing the exhilarating sport to new audiences in one of the most densely populated and culturally influential areas of the world.
For attendees of the Meadowlands’ event, Ducati will be bringing its Ducati Island experience to the racetrack, where Ducati owners, fans and motorcyclists alike will have a chance to see Ducati’s latest models in person and experience the Ducati lifestyle. The Bologna-based brand’s 2019 model lineup, ranging from the racetrack-inspired Panigale V4 to the iconic Monster model that is the basis of the Lloyd Brothers Racing Ducati team racing this weekend at Meadowlands, will be on-site. In addition, a new color for the SuperSport S – a stunning Titanium – will be on display, debuting at the race and available in dealerships. Ducati’s most popular lineup of the Scrambler will also on display, with a Ducati VIP Area, owners club activations, and free VIP parking for all Ducati riders and much more.
Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.showclix.com/event/meadowlands-mile.
“Flat Track racing is known for fast-paced excitement much in the same way the city of New York is known for infusing this energy into its culture,” said Jason Chinnock, Chief Executive Officer of Ducati North America. “Ducati has always been an innovator with our performance and technology, and we’re to see the evolution of the sport and gain greater visibility with American Flat Track association during this important event in New York. Our fans will have an opportunity to share their passion for racing in a new series for Ducati but also cheer on the Lloyd Brothers Racing Ducati team in the paddock.”
As presenting sponsor, Ducati will not only be participating in the race with the Lloyd Brothers Racing Ducati flat track team with racer Stevie Bonsey but is also championing the sport by hosting the official American Flat Track season finale race kick-off party on Thursday, October 4, in advance of Saturday’s race. Held at flagship dealer Ducati New York (155 6th Ave. NY, NY) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET, fans will have the chance to mingle with AFT stars, check out the Lloyd Brothers Racing Ducati AFT Twins race bikes up close, experience a rider Q&A session, enjoy hospitality, win AFT and Ducati gifts (including race tickets) and check out the unique vibe of New York City’s only Ducati dealership.
The reception will host racers from various teams to welcome fans of flat track to come out and celebrate with the introduction of the sport to New York. The pre-event function will take place at the flagship Ducati New York dealership located at 155 Avenue of the Americas in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City, beginning at 5 p.m.
The 2018 season finale of American Flat Track at the Meadowlands Mile presented by Ducati is this Saturday, October 6, at the famed MetLife Sports Complex in East Rutherford, NJ. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. ET with practice. Parking is free for everyone, and fans will have the opportunity to enjoy a collection of moto- and family-friendly attractions, including live music, food and drink options including regional food trucks, fireworks and of course, the ultimate Ducati experience.
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