American Flat Track, the world's premier dirt track motorcycle racing series, returns to the half-mile Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville for Biketoberfest on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15. Riders such as JD Beach, Jared Mees, Dallas Daniels, Brandon Robinson and Briar Bauman, will compete in the 2022 Progressive American Flat Track doubleheader finale.
Progressive AFT is widely recognized as the most prestigious and competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing in the world. Much has changed over 100 years, but the sport remains perhaps motorsport’s purest test of man and machine.
Over the decades, many of the world’s best motorcycle racers have emerged from America’s dirt track venues – legends like original Indian Wrecking Crew members Bill Tuman, Bobby Hill and Ernie Beckman during the 1950s, Gary Nixon and Dick Mann in the 1960s, Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, and Wayne Rainey during the ’70s and ’80s, and Nicky Hayden in the ’90s and 2000s. All were superb flat track racers – several of them Grand National Champions – and many used the skills they first developed on the dirt to revolutionize Grand Prix Motorcycle racing and attain global superstardom.
Today’s series is comprised of three classes – Mission® SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle, Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER, and Mission Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines – with riders competing in 18 races across the country featuring four distinct track formats: Mile ovals, Half-Mile ovals, Short Track ovals and TTs, which incorporate right-hand turns and a jump.