If you are just starting out in Flat Track, you may never always be sure where to start. Hopefully this page can send you in the right directions.
If the school is your option, visit www.goflattrack.com , for information on dates and availability. They have the equipment and bikes necessary to get your feet wet and try the sport. They also teach a very comprehensive course that will improve your riding skills regardless of the application.
The next option is to start practicing or racing in our different classes. Most of our racers generally start at the age of 4 years old and up. They choose flat track racing as an alternative to hockey or baseball. Flat Track racing tends to be very safe and affordable for young family. None of the machinery requires special modifications or tires and typically a PW50 shaft starts at price of $400. The most affordable and non-intimidating way to start for someone over the age of 13 is to ride the MAD DOG class at our regional races.
If you are interested in building a flattracker or you own one and are not sure about the setup. Please feel free to contact Brian Olsen (647) 284 4321 or Steve Beattie from 26 Suspension (586) 909 0633.
Most newcomers tend to purchase or convert a 450cc motocross bike into a 450 DTX. You basically just need to lower the suspension and almost any bike shop can do so. The next step is to lace up a 19 wheel to your existing front hub. Remove the front brake caliper and lever and voila, you’re ready to roll.
The rules page will give you in depth knowledge on what requirements are necessary for racing.
The following are contacts for various needs in flat track;
Flat Track tires– Brian Olsen (647) 284 4321 – Georgetown, On
Suspension conversion for Flat Track –
Steve Beattie of 26 Suspension 226-932-1459
email@example.com – Petrolia, On
WHEELS, SPOKES, HUBS & ACCESSORIES:
- A&A Racing
Buchanan Spoke & Rim
Flat Track Accessories
Grand Prix Glass Works
Total Performance Racing
Benny Else (905) 979 8698 – Ancaster, On
Flat Track Race Frames-
Cheney Racing Parts/ Frames (Texas) – http://www.flattrackaccessories.com
Panther Racing Frames (British Columbia) – https://www.facebook.com/Panther-Frames-1267151126691657/
Curtis Racing Frames (Ontario) – http://curtisracingframes.com/
J&M Frames (Maryland) – http://www.jandmracingproducts.com/products.htm
Trackmaster Frames (California) – http://www.trackmasterracingframes.com/
USED BIKES, PARTS & EQUIPMENT
www.flattrack.com , classifieds forum
www.vft.org , vintage flat track forum, has numerous bikes listed from old to new
www.flattrackcanada.com classifieds forum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/149624328452712/ is a facebook page, locals generally tend to sell their used parts on there.
OTHER INTERESTING SITES FOR FLAT TRACK RACING
https://www.facebook.com/FlatTrackLive – Flat Track Live
http://thefastanddirty.com/flat-track-racing/ – Cool Flat Track Media Site
http://www.amaproracing.com/ft/ – AMA PRO FLAT TRACK
http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/racing/ – AMA Amateur Racing
http://motorcycling.ca/ – MCC
http://www.canadianspeedway.com/ – Canadian Speedway
http://www.thunderfest.ca/ – Leamington & Wheatly Flat Track events
www.parisspeedway.ca – Regional races in Ontario
http://insidemotorcycles.com/search.html?searchword=flattrack&ordering=&searchphrase=all – Inside Motorcycles / Flat Track articles
http://dtxbarcelona.com/ – Spain’s big Flat Track Race
http://www.troybaylissevents.com/tbc.html – Australia’s big Flat Track race
http://www.avfta.ca/ – Alberta’s Vintage Flat Track Association