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American Flat Track, NBCSN join forces for 2017 season

All 18 rounds to air weekly on NBCSN starting in July

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2017) – American Flat Track proudly announces an exclusive television partnership with NBCSN for the 2017 season. All 18 rounds, from the season-opening DAYTONA TT to the American Flat Track Finals in Southern California, will air in one-hour, tape-delayed telecasts on Thursday nights throughout the summer and fall.

Entering its 64th consecutive season, American Flat Track is the most historic form of American motorcycle racing and 2017 marks the dawning of a new golden era for the sport. The series boasts two diverse and highly-competitive classes and is headlined by powerful, twin-cylinder motorcycles in the AFT Twins class, with spirited single-cylinder machines battling it out in AFT Singles.

“American Flat Track is America’s original extreme sport and NBCSN is the perfect platform to bring it back into the limelight,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “We’re delighted to be partnering with NBC Sports Group, one of the most respected sports media organizations in the world. This partnership represents a huge milestone for the sport and a goal that we have been working toward for a long time.”

With nearly 85 million subscribers, NBCSN is the Home of Motorsports in America, providing coverage of NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula One, Mecum Auctions, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and now, American Flat Track.

“We’re thrilled to add American Flat Track to the best motorsports portfolio in American media,” said Jeff Macaluso, Senior Director, Programming, NBC Sports Group. “We’re excited and proud to be a part of the resurgence of this historic series.”

NBCSN’s coverage of the 2017 American Flat Track season begins in July, kicking off 18 straight weeks of high-intensity American Flat Track telecasts, expertly produced by NASCAR Productions, LLC and highlighted by flag-to-flag race coverage of both classes. The shows will include exclusive features and editorial content telling the story of the world’s elite dirt track motorcycle racers as they battle for glory, while cutting-edge technology, including the latest in onboard cameras, will allow viewers to experience the pinnacle of dirt track motorcycle racing like never before.

American Flat Track will debut inside Daytona International Speedway on a one-of-a-kind race course built on the famous tri-oval at the “World Center of Racing.” The DAYTONA TT will serve as the first battleground for the great American war brewing between Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles, marking the first time the big American factories have competed head-to-head on the race track since the 1950s.

In addition to the 18 primetime premieres, NBCSN will re-air each of the shows the following week, which will also be available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. FansChoice.tv, a cornerstone of American Flat Track’s digital strategy, will provide live streaming coverage for every round of the 2017 season.

Additional information, including the details about the on-air commentary team and complete television schedule on NBCSN, will be released as it becomes available.

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American Motorcyclist Association announces 2017 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series schedule
 
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The 2017 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship series features 12 rounds of competition and four weekends of two-day, back-to-back racing, sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association.

 Starting in March, the national championship series travels to six states throughout the Midwest and along the East Coast. The series will make its way to eight premier tracks, while also boasting eight days of short track racing with four days on half mile courses.

 "I am incredibly excited to get this season underway," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "The 2017 season of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship looks to be one of the best we've ever had and will include many of the great tracks that vintage dirt track racers know and love."

 This year's lineup features many notable stops, such as Volusia County Speedway in Baberville, Fla., and the Illinois State Fair Grounds in Springfield, Ill. The series also will return to many other favorite spots, such as the Oglethorp Speedway in Savannah, Ga., and the Marion County Fairgrounds in the racing capital of the world, Indianapolis.

 For more information visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

2017 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series Schedule

Round 1 - Saturday, March 11
Oglethorpe Speedway - Savannah, Ga.
Half Mile

Round 2 - Monday, March 13
Volusia County Speedway - Baberville Fla.
Half Mile

Round 3 - Tuesday, March 14
Volusia County Speedway - Barberville, Fla.
Short Track

Round 4 - Sunday, April 30
Marshall-Putman County Fairgrounds - Henry, Ill.
Half Mile

Round 5 - Friday, June 16
Harpursville, N.Y.
Short Track

Round 6 - Saturday, June 17
Harpursville, N.Y.
Short Track

Round 7 - Saturday, July 8
Ashland County Fairgrounds - Ashland, Ohio
Half Mile

Round 8 - Friday, August 4
Marion County Fairgrounds - Indianapolis, Ind.
Short Track

Round 9 - Saturday, August 5
Marion County Fairgrounds - Indianapolis, Ind.
Short Track

Round 10 - Saturday, September 2
Illinois State Fairgrounds - Springfield, Ill.
Short Track

Round 11 - Saturday, September 23
Oakland Valley Race Park - Cuddebackville, N.Y.
Short Track

Round 12 - Sunday, September 24
Oakland Valley Race Park - Cuddebackville, N.Y.
Short Track

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