When the AMA handed over control of their roadracing program to MotoAmerica, they also indicated they intend to take their flat track series more seriously. Now, they’ve released their 2014 schedule.
The schedule, shown below, has one very interesting point: They have two races at Daytona during this winter’s Bike Week, but there will be no Daytona 200 road race. There’s no word on whether the Daytona 200 will ever return, which means that for Bike Week attendees who want to watch racing, there’s a choice: Flat track or supercross? This might be what flat track needs to get a fan base boost.
You can see the entire flat track schedule below.
2015 AMA Pro Flat Track dates
March 12: Daytona Flat Track I, Daytona Beach, Fla.
March 13: Daytona Flat Track II, Daytona Beach, Fla.
May 24: Springfield Mile I, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.
May 30: Sacramento Mile, Cal Expo Fairgrounds, Sacramento, Calif.
June 20: Hagerstown Half-Mile, Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, Md.
June 27: Lima Half-Mile, Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, Ohio
August 1: Castle Rock TT, Mt. St. Helens Motorcycle Club, Castle Rock, Wash.
August 4: Black Hills Half-Mile, Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, S.D.
August 16: Peoria TT, PMC Race Park, Peoria, Ill.
September 6: Springfield Mile II, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.
October 3: Calistoga Half-Mile, Calistoga Speedway, Calistoga, Calif.
October 10: Flat Track Season Finale, LA County Fairplex, Pomona, Calif.
But what about roadracing? Although Wayne Rainey and Co. aren’t running an event at Daytona, they are busy planning the rest of the 2015 season. You can see Rainey talking about MotoAmerica’s plans in the video below. They’re actually going to run the series side-by-side with MotoGP at Indianapolis and Austin, as well as with World Superbike at Laguna Seca, which will give North American riders a lot of exposure to international teams.