American Flat Track Racing At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip In August 2017

Sturgis and Flat Track Racing used to be one and the same. It is the sport that helped to birth the rally itself An historic collaboration of industry giants brings American Flat Track to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in August 2017. A monumental partnership has been struck to preserve an authentic rally tradition and take professional racing to the next level of entertainment.

buffalo-chip,  and the  are electrifying motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world by hosting the premier form of dirt track racing – American Flat Track. The racing action will be happening during the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling on Sunday, Aug. 6. In full Buffalo Chip style, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip TT will set racers on a new course with a twist – a half-mile long TT track that winds through the center of the venue’s famous amphitheater.

“We are delighted to be partnering up with Buffalo Chip to bring the world’s best Flat Track racers to the heart of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally,” said Michael Lock, CEO of AMA Pro Racing. “The Buffalo Chip will be kicking off a week’s worth of premier entertainment with the first American Flat Track TT ever to be held at the world’s biggest motorcycle festival.”

Races and Concerts Taking Center-Stage

Immediately following the races, crews will transform the track area back into the Wolfman Jack Main Stage infield in anticipation of another world-class headlining band performance. Race and music festival fans will be center stage for an evening full of high-energy entertainment they will never forget.

The Players

Having just announced its re-entry into professional Flat Track racing after 60 years, presenting sponsor Indian Motorcycle will be reigniting the racing war with Harley-Davidson that started nearly a century ago. Indian Motorcycle’s Wrecking Crew will be led by the 2016 Grand National Champion Bryan Smith, piloting the company’s new Scout FTR750, which was unveiled at the Chip in August. Smith, the 2015 X Games gold medalist, won the 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track title in spectacular fashion at the season finale over fellow Wrecking Crew rider, Three-Time Grand National Champion Jared Mees. Mees also scored Gold at the 2016 X Games. Completing Indian Motorcycle’s Wrecking Crew is 2013 Grand National Champion Brad Baker.

5 Responses to “American Flat Track Racing At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip In August 2017”


  1. 1 David Zemla Oct 15th, 2016 at 5:24 am

    Love this!

  2. 2 Hillbilly Jim Oct 16th, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Why did they wait until I am a senior citizen to bring all this cool stuff back!

  3. 3 Joe Oct 16th, 2016 at 8:01 am

    This is awesome! Can’t wait to be there!

  4. 4 Ben Keelen Oct 16th, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Is the Jack Pine Gypsies venue no more? You know, the guys that held the races that started the rally, conveniently not mentioned here?

  5. 5 bill burns Feb 8th, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    where are the “normal” oval flattrack races this year !!!! where are amature races ? are there just pro classes this year ???? I race a 1950 h.d. hand shift .

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