Antioch, CA — It’s time once again for the Flat Track Motorcycles to pay a visit to Antioch Speedway this Saturday night. This is the second and final visit for the group. Rob Lanoy promotes the series which could see as many as 12 different bike classifications competing.
Rob has organized sponsorship from Cycle Gear of Pacheco, Contra Costa Powersports and KC at BRG Dyno Tuning, which leads to some purse money and contingency prizes being offered in some of the classes.
Rob has helped put together a $1,000 payout for the Pro-Am class, which features some top notch riders. Last time they were in Antioch, this class also got the $500 Dash for Cash. It was Tony Meiring winning on both counts with Brandon Weller finishing second ahead of Chris McDougal in the Main Event. This time out, the Open A class will be competing for the $500 Dash for Cash, winner-take-all prize.
The excitement builds as the riders get on the track for practice sessions at 3:00 with the first race scheduled to take place at 4:30. The volume of riders who competed last time led to nearly two dozen heat races before Main Events even started. Riders in all age groups come to compete.
Noteworthy are the Pee Wee riders. This class is also referred to as “Bobbleheads” due to the big helmets protecting these kids and their heads bobbling around a little bit. Last time out, Indy Tallent outran his rivals for the win. Orwood Resort in Brentwood sees to it that all of the riders compete for free in this class.
The 250cc class is an important step up as the riders get more experience. The competition level in this class is tough, and Myles Henderson got the win last time they were in Antioch. Another competitor of note is 11-year-old Ryder Bitz-Hay. He finished second in both the 100-150cc 4-stroke class and the 85cc division last time out. It was Colton Shafer winning in the 85cc division, while Dean Rabideau won the 4-stroke race.
Racing fans don’t get to see Flat Track Motorcycles in Antioch very often, and it’s another exciting form of competition to behold. The riders execute the right combination of daring and aggressiveness, while also being careful and respectful of the other competitors on the track.
The racing will thrill you from start to finish. At a recent event in Newman, California, there were over 100 riders in action. A good turnout is expected on Saturday.
Practice is scheduled to start at 3:00 pm with racing at 4:30 pm. Adult tickets are $20, Senior/Military $15, Kids (5-12) $15 and kids four and under free.
For further information, go to www.antochspeedway.com