My first American Flat Observe Bike Race – The West Virginia ½ Mile

My spouse and I attended our first American Flat Observe motorbike race.   This was additionally the primary time we had been to the West Virginia Motor Speedway.

I went as a fan, not a part of the press, primarily as a result of this was a final second resolution.  As a fan I had a number of enjoyable!  The darkish brown clay-based observe was in good situation, the racing was quick and exiting.  The venue was fairly properly laid out, simple to get round each or meals and visiting the pits.  

We arrived simply earlier than qualifying began and stayed till the twins race completed.   My favourite flat observe racers didn’t achieve this properly Shana Texter-Bauman missed qualifying within the singles however did get a provisional entry to journey in the primary occasion and JD Seashore completed 4th within the twins remaining.

A part of the occasion was the Royal Enfield Construct Tran Race (BTR). Royal Enfield is sponsoring a girls’s solely sequence of races considered one of which was held on the speedway. The ladies get a Royal Enfield 650 which they “Construct” a race bike, then they get skilled “Coaching” after which race a sequence of six American Flat Observe occasions.  Whereas there was an awesome disparity of expertise the race for first place was very thrilling. Morgan Monroe pulled out the win by .4 of a second.

The venue itself, the West Virginia Motor Speedway, was very good. The “seats” had been “deliver your personal chair” to put on the terraced “grandstand”.  Our location supplied good views of all the things however the begin and a part of the entrance straight. Luckly many of the motion in flat observe is within the turns and we obtained nice views of all that work.

The one main problem I had with the speedway was the sound system. Even with simply 4 bikes racing within the Mission Meals Problem races you could possibly not hear the commentary.

Talking of Mission Meals, they’re a major sponsor of each American Flat Observe and MotoAmerica and had a sales space on the observe. They had been freely giving chips and tortillas to all in attendance. Now we have been utilizing Mission Meals merchandise for years, this and this was only a race day bonus!!


Journey on, Journey protected