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Tuesday 28 January 2020

American Flat Track

Weekend Date for 2020 DAYTONA TT Season Opener

American Flat Track (AFT) has announced that its 2020 DAYTONA TT season opener is moving to a weekend date on Saturday, March 14. "The 2020 running of this Bike Week at Daytona spectacle has America's Original Extreme Sport joining forces with another motorcycle racing staple: the iconic DAYTONA 200."

A multi-year agreement has been signed between AFT and Daytona International Speedway (DIS) - "the doubleheader event will usher in a new level of excitement for motorsports enthusiasts.
"Traditionally racing two days apart, the DAYTONA TT and DAYTONA 200, sanctioned by the AMA and operated by the American Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA), will now run together on the second Saturday of the historic Daytona Bike Week festivities.
"Fans will be able to enjoy the 79th DAYTONA 200 during the day and stay into the evening to cheer on the athletes of American Flat Track at their season-opening DAYTONA TT."
Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track, said: "2020 is shaping up to be a breakout season for AFT. After incorporating the Start-Finish banking for the first time at the TT in 2019, we are further enhancing the track design to encourage even more passing into Turn 1 for our season opener in 2020."
The 2019 running of the DAYTONA TT saw history made as AFT introduced a multi-surface racetrack by incorporating the front stretch of the historic Daytona International Speedway tri-oval into its purpose-built dirt TT course. 2020 will see this taken to the next level with further track enhancements.