The husband of the woman that I bought my 2003 Sportster from gave me this flyer for flat track races being held by the Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club. I'm glad he did. 4 months later, I took my kids to the event last Sunday and it was really fun.
After a long drive to New Ulm (about 1 hr 45m from Minneapolis), we found the place.
The club grounds are situated in a nice wooded area. They have barn-turned-clubhouse with food and drinks available for purchase inside. There was a big fire pit outside too.
In addition to the flat track, there is a hill for hill climbs on site too.
Here's a view the track from the pits. There were some bleachers set up next to the announcing stand. The track is 1/4 mile and was very well groomed. The dirt seemed to be packed quite tight (unlike Moto Mania) and almost appeared paved. Where's the dust cloud???
Here are a couple of Harleys that I spotted in the pit area.
I liked the helpful reminders on the handlebar pad (Gas on? No Brakes!):
The racing started at noon and there was a mix of motorcycles and ATVs (not at the same time, this wasn't Moto Mania). Here are some shots of from the ATV racing:
Blurry shot, but you can see a few cones being taken out:
All different vehicle classes and age groups raced. I think this kid was 5. How cool is that?
Little kids were on motorcycles too:
Lots of photos of the motorcycle flat track races are up next!