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Tuesday 1 November 2022


AFT - Provisional 2023 Schedule

AMA Pro Racing has released an 18-round provisional schedule for the 2023 Progressive American Flat Track season, "boasting venues historic and new and featuring an impressive balance in terms of its blend of disciplines, geography and pacing."
Gene Crouch, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing, is quoted as saying: “We’ve consolidated the 2023 Progressive AFT schedule into the motorcycle riding season and worked hard to bring events back to major metropolitan markets and motorcycle rallies. The venues and dates on the 2023 schedule have been carefully selected to minimize the potential for adverse weather and to deliver great racing for fans from coast-to-coast.”

Immediately noticeable is a more compact time frame over which the title fights will be waged, fitting all 18 rounds in between the return to Daytona International Speedway for a doubleheader during Daytona Bike Week in early March and an epic Labor Day weekend doubleheader season finale at the series’ crown jewel, the Springfield Mile, in early September.
The overall result is a significantly more consistent slate and superior momentum, with no more than three weeks between any two rounds, a gap which occurs just twice all season long.

The schedule features five Mile races, five Half-Miles, four Short Tracks, three TTs, (and one event still to be announced), "the ‘23 schedule is also intriguing in the cadence of events. The ordering of track types presents increased opportunity for dynamic championship battles, encouraging win streaks and comebacks alike. All four STs take place in the opening six races, while the three TTs will take place in a span of 13 days near the conclusion of the season, with the Half-Miles and Miles nicely divided up throughout the campaign."
That balance extends to the geographic reach. "Hitting locations on both coasts and numerous points in between, the diversity of locales supports both the sport’s growth and continued strength all across the nation. So too does its mix of historic races, long-time mainstays, returning favorites, and a healthy dose of all-new stops, including Senoia, Ga., Ventura, Calif., and Bridgeport, N.J.
"The 2023 Progressive AFT schedule will again celebrate the country’s motorcycle rallies and national holidays, holding events as part of Daytona Bike Week, Arizona Bike Week and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, along with races to be held during Mother’s Day weekend, Father’s Day weekend (alongside the Mission Food AMA Flat Track Grand Championship amateur nationals no less), Memorial Day weekend and the aforementioned Labor Day weekend finale."