Flat Track Racing

Going flat out and sliding at it’s finest. A motor sport that requires a hefty pair and the technical know-how. I’d like to see one of these races in person as the sport seems to be making mainstream comeback. Maybe finally the world is tired of throwing around (drifting) Japanese cars on tarmac with the horrible screeching and smoke, in opposition to the beautiful custom bikes of flat track and the flying dirt that ensues.

Flat Track Yamaha

Here’s a clip from 1971 On Any Sunday directed by Bruce Brown, the same man who brought the world Endless Summer. Check out the angle of the front wheel that’s counter-steering the slide, all at 80mph.

If you’re lucky enough to live in UK or the rest of Europe you should check out The Complete Book of Flat Track Racing which is being distributed by Sideburn Magazine.

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