AFT to Hit the Streets of Sturgis
AMA Pro Racing, in collaboration with Øuterkind and the City of Sturgis, has announced a major new event on the 2024 Progressive American Flat Track schedule: the inaugural Spirit of Sturgis TT.
This "spectacle of motorcycle sport" is scheduled for August 11, 2024, coinciding with the final Sunday of the 84th Annual City of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - continuing a legacy of motorcycle racing for the city that dates back to 1938.
"The history and the legacy of the City of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally started with racing," said Mark Carstensen, mayor of the City of Sturgis. "To host this event, Sturgis is building the bridge to the future."
The Spirit of Sturgis TT is a culmination of the collaborative effort to combine the rich heritage and tradition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with American Flat Track's 70+ years of national championship racing to create a modern-day racing spectacle for fans.
This groundbreaking event is taking place in the vibrant heart of downtown Sturgis and will feature "an innovative mix of street and dirt sections and free for the public to attend."
Gene Crouch, CEO of AMA Pro Racing, states: "The Spirit of Sturgis TT is not just a race; it's a tribute to the enduring legacy of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, blending tradition with innovation. Racing through the storied streets of Sturgis promises a spectacular new chapter in the city's rich history in motorcycle racing, while offering an unparalleled experience for fans and competitors.
"The inaugural Spirit of Sturgis TT race is an embodiment of our agency's commitment to delivering an exceptional motorsports experience within the world's most iconic motorcycle rally," says Ben Keane, Partner in Denver, Colorado based Øuterkind.
The 0.5-mile circuit will include legendary Main Street and each race will start and finish at the iconic Harley-Davidson Rally Point.
The event will also feature the debut of the AFT AdventureTrackers class. This new category will introduce the latest production-based Adventure bikes, providing the motorcycle industry with an opportunity to showcase the rapidly growing segment.