Dirt Track, Flat Track Tires
Dirt track racing – also called flat track – is an entirely different level of racing, requiring even more muscle, aggression and precision timing, along with top-quality dirt track tires. Unlike speedway racing, the flat track cornering technique requires sudden and intense braking with careful balance – at 100 mph! The tracks are much shorter, meaning this race is all about the speed you pull through corners – the rider with the most nerve and skill usually takes the trophy. Flat track racing originated in the U.S. before World War I and was originally conducted on oiled wooden planks. Eventually the sport became slightly less death-defying when they upgraded to a dirt surface. It’s been dominated by American and Canadian riders and American bikes, like Harley-Davidson and Indian, ever since. As it grew in popularity and reputation, it became the most prestigious form of motorcycle racing, with only the best, adrenaline-fueled athletes being able to race competitively.
To excel at flat track racing you must use dirt track tires. Chaparral Motorsports carries the best brands, such as Continental and Shinko. With their top customer service and low-price guarantee, they’ll help keep you on the track and in the winner’s circle.