Flat Track Motorcycle Racing
Santa Rosa Mile --- September 2014 (TBA)
You won't want to miss the Santa Rosa Mile, held at the Sonoma County Fair's own Wine Country Race Track. That's right, the ponies won't be the ones rushing for the finish line. These are bold and brave motorcylce racers and they won't let off the throttle until the very end. The festivities usually include short-track races Friday and Saturday in the Chris Beck Arena, an art-and-wine festival Saturday afternoon and the Grand Marshals Dinner that evening, and Grand National heat races and main events Sunday afternoon. 2014 events to be announced soon. Local race fans may be more accustomed to the AMA SuperBike series, but flat-track racing is unpredictable. The bikes can reach 120 mph on a straightaway at a mile oval, and they scream into diagonal slides in the corners. AMA races have air-cushion barriers around the perimeter of the track, and hay bales to soften the corners.
For more information about the AMA Pro Santa Rosa Mile, held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in September, visit www.SantaRosaMile.com.