Organisers AMA (The American Motorcyclist Association) managed to inject a new lease of life into the American Flat Track Racing series in the United States - America’s oldest and many would say most authentic and iconic motorcycle race series.
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Much of the excitement centered around the AFT Twins presented by Vance and Hines, in which traditional rivals Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle went head-to-head on their respective new 750cc race bikes.
For 2018 the Singles series, that runs alongside the Twins class, sees Husqvarna continue as the Official Motorcycle of AFT Singles with its race-proven FC 450 – and is again putting up an $88,700 contingency winnings purse for this year’s Singles competitors.
“We are delighted to continue to partner with Husqvarna Motorcycles for the 2018 season,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “The AFT Singles class is the perfect combination of fast-and-furious pro flat track racing and young, talented athletes on production-based bikes. Husqvarna’s commitment to the class in general, and specifically in bringing AFT Singles its first-ever factory-backed rider in Shayna Texter, is a real boost for the sport.”
“Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to be the ‘Official Motorcycle of the AFT Singles Class’ for the second year running,” said Husqvarna Marketing Manager Jenna Parker. “We are excited by the developments in the American Flat Track championship series and look forward to seeing the sport continue to cultivate enthusiasm for motorcycling.”
Husqvarna Motorcycles will put $4,650 up for grabs for Husqvarna FC 450-mounted riders in all 18 rounds of the 2018 AFT Singles season. Additionally, a $5,000 bonus pool is available to riders who finish in the championship top three aboard Husqvarna equipment.