The inaugural Flat Track Futures Dunlop Florida Fall Classic took place over the weekend of October 19th at Volusia Speedway Park and featured 12 AMA-sanctioned classes running on one of the fastest half miles in the country, coinciding with Daytona Biketoberfest.
What is Flat Track Futures? The goal is simple: to produce the future generation of top American Flat Track riders using the tools necessary to develop their careers on and off the bike. In doing so, the plan is to provide the highest quality support to its riders, work hard to provide the best race tracks and media coverage, and build a strong community and family atmosphere that welcomes new riders, families, and fans.
Flat Track Futures Founder and event promoter Johnny Lewis.
“When I decided to develop Flat Track Futures, I had a vision in mind,” explains Founder, Johnny Lewis. “One part of the vision was to make the motorcycle industry more aware of amateur flat track, develop content to show off our community, the talented riders of all ages, the dedication by the families, and to allow us to grow the sport we are a part of.”
The House of Brands Village, curated within the STANDARD M/C Outpost featured Tucker-exclusive brands ProTaper, Answer Racing, FirstGear, Speed and Strength, DragonFire, QuadBoss, BikeMaster, Twin Power, and Biker’s Choice, all represented organically through a functioning co-op racer’s garage complete with welders, charging stations, Dunlop tires, and completed with a barbershop, members-only bar, and private concert.
Although weather played a big factor, the event was still well-received by those in attendance. “Mother Nature may have won this time, but we are even more excited for the next one,” said Lewis. “We thank everyone from our amazing sponsors and staff that made this event even possible to come together, and to our amazing riders and families that made the journey to Biketoberfest. Everyone now knows that there is racing to be held during October Bike Week, and we look forward to 2020.”
For more information about Flat Track Futures events, visit www.flattrackfutures.com.