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American Flat Track's Atlanta Short Track to Host Astro Invitational

Former Professional Racers to Go Head-to-Head on Two-Stroke Bultaco Astros

Photo Credit: Scott Hunter/American Flat Track

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 6, 2019) – American Flat Track's upcoming Atlanta Short Track presented by Cycle Gear event will host an added element - the Astro Invitational - during its race program scheduled on March 23 at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA.

 

Designed to benefit AFT's official charity - the Rookies of 79 Charity for Injured Racers - the event will bring former professionals and avid vintage flat track competitors together to compete on purpose-built two-stroke Bultaco Astros. 

 

Wildly popular in the early 1970s, the Bultaco Astro is a factory-built flat track machine that was designed to be ready to race right out of the crate.

 

Fans will recognize names such as five-time National winner and former Factory Suzuki competitor Kevin Varnes, 17-time Pikes Peak Champion Davey Durelle and Ohio Dirt Track Hall-of-Famer Jackie Mitchell among the list of entries for the Atlanta Short Track event. 

 

"The Astro Invitational was a hit with our Atlanta Short Track fans in 2018," said Cameron Gray, COO of AFT Events. "Fans love seeing some familiar stars of professional flat track rip around Dixie Speedway on these classic flat track machines. We are excited to have them back again this year."

 

The invitational will host a maximum of 30 riders who will compete in two heats, culminating in an exciting 14-rider Main Event in front of the always-enthusiastic crowd at Dixie Speedway.

 

The Astros will also compete at the Laconia Short Track on June 15 and the New York Short Track on July 13.

 

American Flat Track roars into Dixie Speedway for the 2019 Atlanta Short Track presented by Cycle Gear on Saturday, March 23. Tickets begin at just $40 online ($50 at the gate) and are available at www.americanflattrack.com.

 

American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2019 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys roaring into action under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.


For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visit www.americanflattrack.com

 

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How to Watch:

NBCSN and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track. For the 2019 season, NBCSN’s coverage of AFT moves to highly-coveted, weekend afternoon programming slots within two weeks of each event. The complete schedule for AFT on NBCSN can be viewed at http://www.americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn/. FansChoice.tv remains a cornerstone of AFT's digital strategy, providing live streaming coverage of every event on AFT’s live page while previous events and exclusive features are available on AFT’s VOD page.

 

About American Flat Track:
American Flat Track is the world's premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram, live stream the events at FansChoice.tv and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.


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For additional information contact:

AMA Pro Racing Communications, (386) 492-1014, communications@amaproracing.com


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