The 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Championship has announced its partial schedule for next season, with 16 races officially confirmed and three still in negotiations.
As always, the competition kicks off at Daytona on the weekend of March 15th, with a doubleheader. The final round will be held on October 13th at the Pomona Half Mile at the LA County Fairplex.
Of the current races on the schedule, 10 will be Grand National Twins races, including five mile-long races and five half-miles. The other six will feature the 450cc class, with three TTs and three short tracks. All races on the schedule will include the Pro Singles class, which showcases the up-and-coming young riders in the sport.
Highlights of the schedule include a whopping four races in Springfield, two in May and two in September. The Indy Mile will return this year after a last-minute cancellation this past season, and will run on the weekend of the Red Bull Indy MotoGP on August 18th, according to Cycle News.
All that's left is for AMA to fill the three holes in the schedule, with unannounced tracks still in negotiation for races on June 9th, September 15th and October 9th.
2012 Grand National Championship Schedule
|Round 1||Daytona Short Track I||DAYTONA Flat Track
Daytona Beach, FL
|Round 2||Daytona Short Track II||DAYTONA Flat Track
Daytona Beach, FL
|Round 3||Springfield TT||Illinois State Fairgrounds
|Round 4||Springfield Mile||Illinois State Fairgrounds
|Round 6||Lima Half-Mile||Allen County Fairgrounds
|Round 7||Hagerstown Half-Mile||Hagerstown Speedway
|Round 8||I-96 Half-Mile||I-96 Speedway
Lake Odessa, MI
|Round 9||Sacramento Mile||Cal Expo
|Round 10||Castle Rock TT||Castle Rock Race Park
Castle Rock, WA
|Round 11||Peoria TT||PMC Race Park
|Round 12||Indy Mile||Indiana State Fairground
|Round 13||Springfield ST||Illinois State Fairgrounds
|Round 14||Springfield Mile II||Illinois State Fairgrounds
|Round 15||Knoxville Half-Mile||Knoxville Raceway
|Round 17||Santa Rosa Mile||Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Santa Rosa, CA
|Round 19||Flat Track Finale||LA County Fairplex