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Aussie Flat Track Nats: 2023 Calendar

1 year ago | Words: Andy Wigan | Photos: RbMotoLens

After an incredible response to the inaugural Aussie Flat Track Nationals (AFTN) in October last year, 2023 will see an expansion of the series to six rounds. It will be run over three weekends and a range of surface types and track configurations, including but not limited to flat track and TT layouts.

The series, now heading into its second year, grows from just two back-to-back rounds in 2022 to six rounds of racing, with entrants looking at a 24-race campaign to become the 2023 AFTN champion.

2022 AFTN Pro 450 Champion, Mick Kirkness: “I’m happy to see the AFTN grow in 2023. We need a series in Australia that gives riders a chance to show their strengths, make mistakes and improve on their weaknesses to win a championship. It’s a fun event to ride, the atmosphere is great, and I think it will be interesting to see who decides to enter next year with no rounds clashing with calendars overseas.”

AFTN Promoter, Dave Maddock: “Considering the short notice, we had a great response to the AFTN last year, with positive feedback from entrants and enquires from clubs around Australia to host rounds in the future. This gives us more than enough confidence to continue our plan to grow the series in a sustainable way. We’re sticking with the double-header format and can once again promise entrants plenty of track-time per class. I’m also really happy that we can include Taree in the calendar. The club has had a tough few years, and it’s our hope that the AFTN can play a role in getting racing back onto the iconic oil track.”

2023 AUSSIE FLAT TRACK NATIONALS

  • Round 1: Flat Track Layout – Appin, NSW (Saturday, July 1)
  • Round 2: TT Layout – Appin, NSW (Sunday, July 2)
  • Round 3: Flat Track Layout – Brisbane, Qld (Saturday, September 16)
  • Round 4: TT Layout – Brisbane, Qld (Sunday, September 17)
  • Round 5: Flat Track Layout – Taree, NSW (Saturday, November 11)
  • Round 6: TT Layout – Taree, NSW (Sunday, November 12)

CLASSES OF COMPETITION

  • Pro 450: 450cc 4-stroke | MX Frame | 19-inch flat track tyre | 16+
  • Pro 250: 250cc 2- or 4-stroke | MX Frame | 19-inch flat track tyre | 16+
  • Pro Twins: 499cc 4-stroke & above | Street Frame – Twin cylinder | 19-inch flat track tyre | 16+
  • Junior Lites: 150cc 2-stroke or 250cc 4-stroke | MX Frame | 19-inch flat track tyre | 13 – U16 years
  • Junior 85: 85cc 2-stroke or 150cc 4-stroke | MX Frame | 17-inch flat track tyre | 9 – U13 years

For more info, check out www.AFTN.com.au, and stay tuned to AFTN’s social channels:www.instagram.com/FlatTrackNats and www.facebook.com/FlatTrackNationals

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