Dirt Track Racing is Fun! Flat Track Day by Mel AquinoPosted on: June 23, 2016
Wheeltek Motor Sales Corp., a nationwide dealer of motorcycles in the Philippines joined motorcycle riding coach Mel Aquino’s “Flat Track Day” at the MX Messiah Fairgrounds Taytay Rizal last June 18 for a fun-filled, pre-Father’s Day races at the dirt tracks.
Flat track racing has quite the history in North America, with its roots dating back over a hundred years . It is considered the oldest, longest-running and most traditional motorcycle racing series, and is commonly referred to as “dirt track” racing. It wasn’t until after World War II that the sport was able to evolve to its current modern structure. Flat track racing, as we currently know it, really started around the mid- 1950s when the AMA came in and established the organization’s first championship. For the next thirty years, flat track racing became the most popular form of racing in North America. In 1971, the sport saw even more growth when Bruce Brown’s motorcycle racing documentary, “On Any Sunday”, brought flat track racing to millions of people on the big screen. Flat track racing exploded even more when R.J. Reynolds and Honda poured tons of money into the sport and increased its media exposure. (source: flattrackcanada.com)
After a whole day of races, the overall winner was Kratos Custom Cycles himself, Todee Teodoro who was trailing Spike Maguigad until the last two laps, managed to win the championship after another rider collided with Spike. But as the dust subsided, everyone had a good time specially the kids who wouldn’t let go of their Yamaha PW 50s until the sun went down.
Watch out for the next Flat Track Day to be held at the MX Messiah Fairgrounds Taytay.