The gate drops and 24 twin-engine motorcycles leap forward in screaming unison. The elbow-to-elbow pack surges, speeding ahead on the flat track at more than 100 miles per hour. In seconds, they’ve reached the first turn; riders lean sharply in a horse-powered ballet. As one steel-toed booted foot skims the packed soil, each jockeys for position.
The crowd roars, thirsty for more.
Welcome to the world of Flat-Track Racing.
Like what you saw at X Games? Austin fans are in luck; we’ve got another chance to watch Flat-Track Racing this coming weekend. And Austin riders, you can go to school with X Games athlete and American Motorcyclist Association Pro champion Brad “The Bullet” Baker. [Read more…]