The 2017 season of AMA Flat Track didn’t turn out the way Harley-Davidson had hoped. It was suppose to have been a a rebirth of the great Harley-Davidson vs. Indian Motorcycle rivalry from back in the 1920’s and ’30s. It was a very long time ago but it was a good aspiration – this creation of an instant modern rivalry in what is one of the fastest growing motorcycle racing venues . Indian Motorcycle had come to the track with a new racing machine as had Harley-Davidson with a racing version of the Street 750 which was to take precedence over the venerable XR750. But it didn’t turn out to be the close and hard fought battle as Indian machines dominated the race series and the podium. But that was last year and last year’s battle. To encourage more participation Harley-Davidson has announced for 2018 the largest contingency fund in the history of AMA Flat Track with a total of $562, 500 up for grabs by privateer riders of either XG750R or XR750 race bikes. The 2018 Flat Track season commences in Daytona on March 15.