A History of Flat Track Racing

Flat track racing is an American motorsport that gained popularity shortly after the end of WWI. It was a craze during the 1920s and 1930s where it stole the majority of the audience that was already interested in horse racing. It was much similar to board track racing that has been covered extensively in our other entries.

Flat track racing involved both automobiles and motorcycles, with the latter becoming the most popular, drawing in an audience of over 100,000 people. The sport consists of a series of events, all of which require racing at high speeds around an oval-shaped dirt track. Today, flat track racing is the most common motorsport in America, with hundreds of events being held each year.

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