AFT’s Dazzling New Experiment In Atlanta

The track that has been constructed is part flat track, part Super Moto, a smidge motocross and even slightly a roadrace race.


 

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American Flat Track is hosting an interesting event this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The course that has been constructed is part flat track, part Super Moto, a smidge motocross and even slightly a roadrace race.  It’s officially called the “Yamaha Atlanta Super TT”. Its a unique, difficult and technical track.

American Flat Track describes the track as …

Utilizing the fabled venue’s start/finish line straight as part of the Super TT’s layout, the circuit promises to be the ultimate test of the world’s elite dirt tracker’s all-around skills. They’ll be forced to negotiate a decreasing radius corner on pavement, a hard-braking hairpin, surface transitions, a pair of right turns, and a dirt jump, in addition to classic dirt track style left-handers.
Designed to challenge the outer limits of a rider’s comfort zone, the Atlanta Super TT has attracted some big names onto the entry list including two-time TT winner Ryan Sipes (No. 264 Red Bull/Troy Lee Designs KTM 450 SX-F) and motorsport legend Travis Pastrana (No. 199 Red Bull KTM 450 SX-F), known for being one of the most daring athletes ever to ride on two wheels.
The AFT field tested at the track yesterday. JD Beach (Estenson Racing Yamaha) was fastest of the SuperTwins but in the singles class the practice was like a cage match, and it truly could be anyone’s race with a mixture of dirt track, motocross and roadrace riders lapping fast. Ex Supercross rider Travis Pastrana was sixth-fastest at one point. Spanish TT rider Ferran Cardús was seen nearly dragging his knee in one corner.
AFT says: Live coverage of the entire weekend’s racing activities will be available on any device for only $1.99 a month via TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.
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