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18-19 June 2016, Helzoldlaan, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.
HELLS Flat Track RACE takes place at Helzold Stadion in Belgium on 18-19 June 2016, this beautiful 1/4 mile Speedway Track is the only track we have in Belgium. It’s located in a green environment with a campsite right next to the track. Campsite doors open on Friday. There’s a canteen, showers and toilets, which makes it easy and affordable to come over AND RACE!
Note: Spectators have great overview of the oval, as it is situated in a pit with a complete stand around the whole track, so there is no excuse to stay home.
|On Saturday:||Open Training / starts from 13.00 till 17.00|
|On Sunday:||Race Day / Newbie, Rookie, AM, Thunder, Vintage & Pro Class|
|Dash for Cash:||Prize money (only for Pro Class)|
Pre-sale tickets 12 Euro (this includes camping for 1 person)
Tickets at the door 15 Euro (additional 5 Euro camping per person)
Free entrance for riders + 1pers (including camping)
E-tickets will be available in a couple of weeks.
What is Flat Track?
One of the oldest and most traditional discipline of motorcycle racing is flat track – sometimes referred to as “dirt track” racing. While the roots of flat track racing date back to the early 1900’s, it wasn’t until post-World War II that the sport evolved into its current modern structure, a uniquely American type of motorcycle racing. Riders finesse their machines sideways through the turns, just inches apart from each other, at speeds over 130 mph. In short, Flat Track provides one of the most thrilling spectacles in motorsports.
Flat Track is raced on oval tracks:
- On Mile and Half Mile tracks, the big twin framers, putting out 90+ horsepower, race bar-to-bar at speeds in excess of 130 mph.
- On Short Tracks and TT’s, the spirited nature of the single-cylinder production-based 450cc bikes make for races filled with exciting passing.
Flat track racing is making a comeback
Flat track racing has been making a comeback recently, and this is due to a variety of reasons that make the sport unique from others. Flat track racing has an atmosphere all of its own, as most events don’t occur in multi-million dollar arenas but are held more at grass-roots tracks and speedways. Riders also enjoy more longevity in the sport than with other disciplines. Many riders don’t even begin to peak until their thirties as they learn the racetracks, learn their bike’s setup, and work with the same mechanics for years. Also, the fact that riders compete against each other every year creates a very high level of respect among competitors. Flat track racing is intoxicating, and once you get it in your blood, you’re hooked for life.
Flat tracking also differs from other races in its riders’ accessibility. They enjoy a healthy relationship with the fans. People can walk right up on a Sunday afternoon with their kids and get almost anything signed by the racers. Riders hang out in the pits after events and fans can approach them firsthand. You seldom find that rapport anymore in any type of sports. It’s no wonder why many flat trackers are hailed as heroes.
Ps: we have open pits, which means it will be very cool to just stroll along the pits area, get a chance to meet some of the riders, see their bikes from up close… and feel the vibes !
You just don’t want to miss out !