American Flat Track has announced the contingency funding for the upcoming flat track season has surpasses $3 million after hitting a record of$3,100,000. The money breakdown includes $1,685,700 for the premier Super Twins class, $711,100 for Production Twins and $729,250 for Singles. Michael Locke, CE) of AFT says of the bountiful haul of dollars:
“Only a few short years ago, contingency dollars available in AFT struggled to reach $200,000. This record year, with over $3,000,000 on offer is testament to how far the series has come, the confidence level the industry has in the sport and the rapidly rising status of our top performing athletes.”
The big money is going to used support the controversial re-jigging of classes to make the top SuperTwins class more exclusive to the big factory supported teams. Most privateers will be moved down to the Production Twins class which explains that segments strong showing in the contingency funds, trailing Singles by less than $20,000. While Super Twins will feature the sports big names it will be the Production Twins and Singles that will represent the grass-roots racing that has fuel flat track since it was, at one time, the biggest racing series in North America. OEMs contributing to the funds this year include Harley-Davidson, Indian Motorcycle, Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki and KTM.
The 2020 season kicks off with the Daytona TT which will form one side of a double header with the Daytona 200 at the Daytona International Speedway.