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Springfield Mile dates confirmed for the 2018 American Flat Track schedule

Springfield TT and Springfield ST return in 2018 for twice the flat track action at the Illinois State Fairgrounds


Photo Courtesy of American Flat Track/Scott Hunter


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 5, 2017) - American Flat Track is pleased to announce a double dose of the Springfield Mile again in 2018, with the legendary event returning on its traditional dates during Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Catch twice the action both holiday weekends as the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines class battles on the Mile on Sunday (May 27 & September 2) while the AFT Singles class dukes it out on the Springfield TT (May 26) and Springfield Short Track (September 1).

The Springfield Mile has long been a bucket list event for flat track fans worldwide. Known for delivering photo finishes year after year, the beloved track has a history as rich as the sport itself.

"The Springfield Mile has iconic status within our sport," said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. "It features fast and close racing and often plays host to the most exciting finishes in the championship. We are delighted to renew its two holiday weekend dates for 2018."

American Flat Track witnessed record attendance for the modern era during the 2017 season. Fans packed the grandstands at the Illinois State Fairgrounds to witness another display of thrilling racing on "The World's Fastest Mile."

"With the amazing racing that we had at Springfield this year, we are really excited to start planning for 2018," said Dave Kiesow with Kiesow Racing, promoters of the Springfield Mile. "The TT, Short Track, and both miles make Springfield the place to be Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends."

Additional information about the Springfield Mile, including the availability of tickets and additional entertainment elements, will be announced in the near future on American Flat Track's website at http://www.americanflattrack.com.




How to Watch:

NBCSN and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track events. All 18 rounds, from the season"opening Harley-Davidson DAYTONA TT to the American Flat Track Finals in Southern California, will air in one-hour primetime telecasts throughout the summer and fall on NBCSN. FansChoice.tv remains a cornerstone of AFT's digital strategy and provides live streaming coverage of every event.

About American Flat Track:
American Flat Track is the world's premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram, live stream the events at FansChoice.tv and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.

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For additional information contact:
American Flat Track Communications, (386) 492"1014
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