Flat Tracking Returns to Indiana!

| 1/2/2008 1:31:48 PM

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Flat Tracking Returns to Indiana! 

The AMA Flat Track Championship will return to the legendary 1-mile dirt oval at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, the evening before the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The GNC Twins class, with riders on motorcycles using twin-cylinder engines, will compete at the Fairgrounds.

This will be the first AMA Flat Track event at the "Indy Mile" since 1999, when seven-time AMA Flat Track national champion Chris Carr won on a Harley-Davidson. 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden finished 13th in that race en route to earning AMA Flat Track Rookie of the Year honors.

The State Fairgrounds track has played host to 41 AMA Flat Track national championship races since Joe Leonard won the first race on the oval in 1954. Leonard then moved to auto racing, making nine Indianapolis 500 starts and winning the pole in 1968.