Indian Motorcycle DTRA Flat Track Championship Takes Off

Flat Track Attack

The Indian Motorcycle Flat Track Nationals series, presented by the Dirt Track Riders Association (DTRA), got off to a flying start at Kings Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena last weekend. A record entry list saw 197 racing competitors cross the start line over the two-day event; with representation from all ages across the varied classes, racers travelled from as far afield as Spain to contest the series, which is regarded as the premier flat-track championship outside the USA.
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Race Director Anthony Brown Commented “We are really pleased to see the growth in the series this year in the UK and with the European series due to start next month we are really excited to see how things progress in 2019. Round 1 provided some amazing racing and awesome new machines. 2019 is looking very promising for the DTRA”.
Indian Motorcycle were represented on track by Krazy Horse Race Team riders Leah Tokelove (#37) and Lee ‘KP’ Kirkpatrick (#152), piloting modified Scout Hooligan machines.
Both riders quickly mastered the Speedway shale track surface at Kings Lynn Arena, laying down one race win each over the qualifying heats and securing strong podium positions overall. Having refined the Hooligan machines in Krazy Horse’s workshops over winter, Kirkpatrick blistered past old rivals from the 2018 series hot on the tail of Tokelove who secured consistent sub 19 second lap-times to claim fastest lap of the final race at 18.854 and a very well deserved P3 on the podium.
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Rider of the weekend was undoubtedly last year’s Hooligan Champion Gary Birtwistle, who wowed the crowd with a faultless performance, winning both Hooligan and Pro Classes back to back under the floodlights on the Saturday night.
Next stop for the DTRA and Krazy Horse Hooligan Team will be Hells Race, at Dirt Track Lelystad NL for the first round of the eagerly awaited Indian Motorcycle European Flat Track Championship. Practice takes place on Saturday 4th May, with the main event on Sunday 5th May, spectators are very welcome to come and enjoy the atmosphere with fantastic viewing areas all around the circuit. Open paddocks allow unprecedented visitor access to the riders and machines, plus the track offers on-site camping – Come and find out for yourself why grassroots flat-track is growing in popularity across Europe.

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