This year, with the return of the Indy Mile during the Indianapolis MotoGP weekend, we might start to see an uptick in interest in dirt track racing. Metro Racing, the folks that make a lot of those cool vintage T Shirts, thought it might be a good time to sponsor a vintage dirt track race and bring in Jay Springsteen for a Vintage Dirt Track School. They brought in Woody Kyle, too, well known tuner of dirt trackers, just for good measure. Sounds like a pretty good weekend event. If you’re in the Harpursville, NY area, or can be, you might want to check it out.
I hope the dirt track community gets together this year with a lot more events like this. A little more press and television coverage might renew interest in this classic racing series. Harley Davidson, are you listening?
Press release follows:
Vintage Dirt Track School at Square Deal AHRMA National. Learn setup and sliding from two of the best in the business.
As if the Metro Racing/Square Deal AHRMA Vintage National Dirt Track double header weekend over June 26-28, 2008 in Harpursville, NY needed any more value added – it just became an absolute do-not-miss. Period.
On Thursday, June 26th, a small group of 15 riders will take part in the Jay Springsteen Vintage Dirt Track School. Springer rode vintage bikes when they were new and for one-day only the three-time Grand National Champ is ready to help you become a better rider. Springer will be joined by master tuner and long time dirt track guru, Woody Kyle. Woody will help the class with bike setup and give pointers to make your bike perform to its peak potential. At just $375. per rider, this is the opportunity of a lifetime – two of the greatest minds in dirt track at your disposal! Not to mention that you can apply what you learned over the next two days for the AHRMA Vintage Dirt Track National(s).
Rounding out the weekend is the Boots Oakley Vintage Show & Swap Meet which is sure to bring out the best in bikes and stuff. In fact, you can see the track from the swap area – so you can swap and watch! And a People’s Choice Bike Show awards in several categories.
Also this weekend not to miss:
Camping on premises, no hook-ups, showers in the club house.
Racers – don’t forget the Metro Racing trophy girls
Participation award to ALL racers
Victory Champagne for the top 3 in each class
2nd Annual Larry Weiss Memorial trophy to the winner of the 70’s Singles
Spanish Short Track Attack – Open to all Spanish made 250cc machines.
This is a support class with no sign up fee. It’s free to ride with special
T-shirt toss into the crowd at intermission
Sponsorship packages available Metro Racing at 877-746-3876
Special Metro event t-shirts
Free race flags for the kids to get rider autographs
Contact Metro Racing at 877-746-3876