Return of the Santa Rosa Chris Beck Short Track2018-06-25 08:42
Friday Night Racer Reception
Our racer & fan reception is now a standard part of WFT race weekends. For the Santa Rosa event, the reception is at the Bear Republic Brewing Co.,5000 Roberts Lake Rd, Rohnert Park, CA. from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-in and pick up your race day packet, register to race, hook up with friends and meet and greet your fans.
And Tim Tewsberry is displaying a couple of mean vintage machines.
Mad Monkey Mini Update:
Rules: 150cc maximum displacement, unlimited modifications, minimum age 12 years old, rider must be in costume
More Monkey Business: Due to popular demand, we have created a Mad Monkey Mini Amateur Class in addition to the existing Mad Monkey Mini Money Race. The minimum age for all monkeys is 12
2018 Santa Rosa Event Sponsors
We are very excited to have fantastic sponsors
joining us at this event. Let's show them our full support.
WFT Rule Changes
We typically make rule changes in the off-season, but we have seen the need for immediate changes to improve the safety of our events and it can't wait until next year. Here is a summary of the most substantial changes made:
#1. Pit Space:
Competitors must maintain safe pit spaces
Fire extinguisher minimum 2.5 lbs (rated BC or ABC) required in pit space
#2. Modification of existing rule: Youth Mandatory Safety Gear:
By the end of 2018, it will be mandatory for all youth riders (15 years and younger) to wear high quality 360-degree thoracic protection. WFT will work with parents on how to accomplish this with the least amount of financial burden.
#3. Riders Meeting:
It is mandatory that all competitors and their crew chief attend the event rider’s meeting. Participants not in attendance shall be disqualified.
Leather or high denier Cordura gloves are now mandatory. Lightweight MX or trail-style gloves will not be allowed.
#5. Proper Number Plates:
Scoring errors due to number plates not meeting WFT criteria will be non-contestable.
#6. Post-Checkered Flag:
Riders shall slow to a safe pace after receiving the checkered flag. On-track celebrations of shows of speed, wheelies, burnouts, stopping on the race track and other actions shall be limited to the winner on their victory lap after all other competitors have left the race track.
Summary: We must emphasize that we are not trying to take the fun out of flat track, but rather improve the overall safety of the sport. Thank you for your understanding. We are always open for comments and suggestions.
Here's a link to the full rulebook: WFT 2018 Rulebook
2018 WFT Schedule
Aug. 16th-18th: Motobay Classic: Western Flat Track is the flat track race promoter for this larger event. On Thursday and Friday the International Police Motor Skills Competition has motorcycle police officers from all over the world participating. It's pretty damned cool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U-eCa3HTws
One-on-One Cop vs Street Rider
Asphalt flat track racing (WFT)
210' pole to pole
Bands & Entertainment
Mad Monkey Mini (150)/MOPED GP
Roland Sands/Indian Super Hooligan
Run What Ya Brung
Rod Lake's Vintage 125cc 2 stroke
Hooligan/Cop Relay Race
Big Twin/Dyna class. 1340cc+
Saturday Aug. 25th: Carson City Short Track: Sell out crowds, huge rider turnout and always a new theme. This year is the "Pro Deuce Invitational" where eight pro riders will battle for the crown, elimination style for 5,000 in purse money. Add $5,000 purse for the Pro Singles race and you've got $10,000 on the line if you are a pro rider. Add the "Running of the Buls" and their $1,500 purse and we've got a pretty rich event. Contact Robert Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being considered for the Deuce event.
Friday, Sept 7th: Kings Speedway, Hanford, 1/4 mile: This will be our wildest event of the year. Combine Super Hooligans and the World Surfing League. What? The WSL is bringing a round of their international surf competition to Surf Ranch at Lemoore. Roland Sands Design is bringing the Super Hooligans. And WFT brings it's series show and makes it all happen. It should be a helluva hullabaloo.
Western Flat Track Annual Membership
In 2018, everyone who competes at a WFT event must be a member. The cost is $25, notably less than other promoters who require memberships. We no longer require an an AMA membership ($49) so you'll save $24 this year over last year.
Rocky Mountain Gift Certificates
WFT members will receive $15 gift certificates for every event in which they pre-enter. If you attend every race, that's $90 savings, more than triple your membership price.
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