Welcome to the Vintage Flat Trackers web site. This page is dedicated to the continual revival of Americas true motorcycle sport, flat track oval and TT racing on fire breathing, nickel plated, ageless two wheeled monsters.   dennis@vft.org

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54 Rush - 43 Sam Halbert - 55 Henson - 80 Bonsey - 51 Matt Wait - 37 Wood - Stockton Mile - 2009

Charlotte Half-Mile -  Saturday, July 30th

      Opening Ceremonies             3:00pm Pacific    6:00pm Alantic

                    GNC2 Race 16 laps          5:40pm                  8:40pm                    

  GNC Race 25 laps           6:15pm                  9:15pm 


AMA Pro Racing                 Fans Choice


http://santarosamile.com                                                  http://www.californiaflattrack.com


http://eddiemulderswcvdts.com                                          http://www.ivlft.com/schedule/?evid=1046      


June 4th, 2016, Perris California, Perris Raceway,

 Southern California Flat Track Association's Round 6

Photos and Results

 I found this photo sequence I took a few years ago of Brandon Bergen at Willow.

Photos page

August 20th GNC moved to

Rolling Wheels Raceway Park   Weedsport, NY

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 5, 2016) - Officials from AMA Pro Racing and Central New York Raceway Park (CNYRP) announced today that the AMA Pro Flat Track event scheduled for Saturday, August 20 has been moved to Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y. The decision was made by CNYRP and AMA Pro Racing representatives as unforeseen construction delays might leave the CNYRP facility not ready to host the event.

"Our original plan had been to hold the event at our brand new facility; however, since the beginning, we have been working on the contingency plan of hosting the event at Rolling Wheels Raceway," said CNYRP President Glenn Donnelly. "We are excited to still be able to bring AMA Pro Flat Track back to Central New York and give the fans a great show at another top facility."

CNYRP and AMA Pro Racing representatives toured Rolling Wheels Raceway in early June and deemed the facility as a suitable backup location for the AMA Pro Flat Track event. The venue offers the same synthetic surface and track size as the current dirt oval that is under construction at CNYRP, and an AMA Pro GNC2 rider from the region completed a successful test at Rolling Wheels Raceway in 2015.

CNYRP looks forward to bringing AMA Pro Flat Track to the state-of-the-art facility when construction is complete in 2017. Details on ticket information and event schedule for the August 20th AMA Pro Flat Track event will be released shortly. Those looking for accommodations for the event can receive a 10% discount on hotel rooms at Comfort Suites Cicero, Days Inn Brewerton, Best Western Plus Liverpool and Super 8 Liverpool by using CNYRP as their discount code.

CNYRP is located in Central Square, NY and is currently under construction. Once completed, CNYRP will feature a 5/8-mile synthetic dirt oval, a 2.2-mile road course, a full service restaurant, VIP suites, an observation deck and a full production studio. For more information, visit http://www.centralnyracewaypark.com/ or follow CNYRP on Twitter.

Additional Tire information on Maxxis, Golden and Dunlop at

Tire Information

I did a little digging on Mitas tires and here is info from their web sites.

Trelleborg AB, a global engineering group focused on polymer technology, with headquarters in Trelleborg, Sweden, has finalized the acquisition of CGS Holdings, a privately-owned company that manufactures Mitas brand tires. They also have leading positions in agricultural, industrial and specialty tires as well as engineered polymer solutions.

In October 2012, ČGS HOLDINGS, the parent company of Mitas, acquired ownership of Savatech. Mitas and Savatech will continue their decades-long and outstandingly rich tradition in tyre manufacturing whose beginnings date way back to 1932 and 1920, respectively. In order to offer the widest possible range of two-wheel tires under one brand, Savatech motorcycle tires unit and Mitas motorcycle tires unit have been integrated into one business unit motorcycle tires. These changes took effect from 2014 and produced tires will be gradually rebranded to Mitas within next few years. All Mitas motorcycle tires are made in Europe in two production facilities in Slovenia and the Czech Republic.

Mitas in North America, Farm tires made in Iowa.

In April 2012, Mitas opened its newest radial farm tire factory in Charles City, Iowa. Mitas announced it would accelerate its $52 million investment to achieve the full production capacity of 13,500 metric tons of tires a year by 2013, which is three years earlier than originally anticipated. Mitas signed investment agreements on August 31, 2010, at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, IA. In fall 2010, Mitas bought the Winnebago facility in Charles City. In January 2012, Mitas cured the first test tire in Iowa, and in April 2012, Mitas started serial production.



Received this note from the Mitas Motorcycle Market Manager

  Hi Dennis,                                                                                                                                         

Mitas has two model flat track tires. The first is the H-18 and comes in 27.0/7.0x19 and 27.5/7.5x19 with one compound (medium soft) and two compounds ( medium soft/medium hard). The second model will be the FT-18 and will be available sometime in 2017. The FT-18 will be available in above sizes and compounds as well as a 17" tire for mini's.

Mitas Tires are the #1 speedway tire in the world and are focusing the same determination on flat track racing.   Brad Baker( Mitas sponsored rider) along with Davey Durelle, Scott Baker, Jeffery Carver and Jamie Nicely have been testing and winning on Mitas flat track tires for the last two years. Research and development of the best product that can be brought to customers at a fair price is the goal for Mitas flat track tires.

Mitas has been building tires in Europe since the 1930's . Mitas does everything "in house" from R&D to building the end product for the consumer.

Kind regards,  Jamie Nicely

Motorcycle  Market Manager     Mitas Tires North America Inc.

Web: http://www.mitas-moto.com

Here is a Mitas catalog  in PDF form 


Stevie Bonsey was in a crash Sunday May 29th at the Springfield Mile. He broke a vertebrae and is currently in a halo neck brace.

He will be out for at least eight to ten weeks. We are all wishing him a speedy recovery.

We are looking to raise funds to help him cover his general expenses during this time.


FundRazr GNC #80 Stevie Bonsey Injury Fund

May 14, 2016, Perris California, Perris Raceway,

 Southern California Flat Track Association's

Championship Series - Round 4

Link to photos and results - Round 4

May 15, 2016, Perris California, Perris Raceway,

 Southern California Flat Track Association's

Championship Series - Round 5

Link to photos and results - Round 5

Lodi Nite Before the Mile

Dominic Colindres - Quick time and track record.  1st in heat, way back in Dash, but smoked the Main.

Colindres said he put a new tire on for the dash nd upped the pressure.

For the main he went back to a baldie!

Photos and result for all class's

Spoke to Dan Rouit on Friday afternoon, the 27th. He sounded very good! His 7 to 8 day in hospital after surgery turned into

 21 days. He saw his oncologist this week and was told that he is cancer free after surgery. He is still very weak after having been

 in bed for 3 weeks, but is doing his exercises with Kathy and he knows he will get his strength back.

Dan missed the informal Open House, but his friends gathered and carried on the tradition.  dennis vft

April 23, 2016 - SCFTA  Round 3

Photos and text by Rodney Rutherford

Photos and Results


Trailblazers 72th Annual Banquet
Held at the Carson Events Center, Carson, California
April 23th, 2016


Banquet Page               Tom Cates Bike Show

Jethro Halbert Racing Tee shirt orders are coming in! Get yours NOW! All funds go to a great cause, the Caleb Halbert

 trust fund! Shirts are $25 including FREE shipping to USA. Click the link below to order yours!  A big thanks to 

RK Stratman for the tshirts! A great family and company full of kind-hearted professionals!

Jethro T shirt Link

March 12, 2016, Perris California, Perris Raceway,

 Southern California Flat Track Association's

Championship Series, Round 2

Photos and text by Rodney Rutherford

Link to results and photos


AJ passed away 3 years ago this July, he had many, many concussions and as a result took his own life, needless to say AJ's parents have had a difficult time.
We did a memorial race the year after AJ died and missed last year, in planning this just in the last few weeks i have seen a bit  of a spark back in Tony's eyes (AJ'S Dad) our hearts go out to AJ's family and our hope is to put on a GREAT event for a Wonderful young Man/Racer who brought so much joy to all of our life's.
AJ had a very strong Passion for Flat Track Racing  and our Goal is to get Sponsors to help us bring in a GREAT purse for the Pro Class.
So at this point we are asking for Sponsors for the AJ Herrera Memorial Race.

And we are also looking for some of our racing heroes to come make this a special day and be a part of our legend crew!!!

Any questions you can call me @ 805 698-1490
Thanks again
                                      Gail Waller 

Link to Riders List



February 13, 2016, Perris California, Perris Raceway,

 Southern California Flat Track Association's

Championship Series, Round 1 

Photos and text by Rodney Rutherford

Link to photos and results

MX'ers at Perris

Private practice hosted by Kawasaki USA and Bryan Smith at Perris Raceway.

More photos and text from Perris by Brian Bell

 Joe Kopp race report from Las Vegas

 I know that most of you are probably thinking, man, I haven't gotten a race report from Joe for a few years or more. Yep, you're right because as most of you know I retired (back at the end of the 2010 season) from this full time grind of beating my body up, as I have been trying to live on the safer side of the fence. Most of you also know that I have usually competed at one GNC race a year or so since I retired but I really didn't know if I was going to compete in a GNC this year as I was just busy with too many other things in life. Well then we had almost a two month break after our last GNC race and I started thinking about maybe racing the finale indoor shorttrack in Vegas. Yah, I was thinking about the same thing that you probably are. Why would he want to race an indoor with those crazy kids as those are the tracks that are usually referred to as "bump to pass". So I thought it over for quite some time as I knew this was my last opportunity to race a GNC this year but I also knew that I did not want to really get involved in any bump to pass operation, as those bumps hurt way more than they used to. Ok, truth be told, I thought about it for a minute or two and said...... Ok, let's do this!

Continued at Joe's Race Report

Added new Street Trackers

Street Tracker Index Page




Greg Owen Interviews

 http://www.youtube.com/ Jim McMurren

http://www.youtube.com/ Dan Rouit

Don LaRue's New Web Site of National Numbers


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Old VFT Photos from home page

2015 Events & Results

Del Mar Short Track

February 14

 SCFTA Round 1 Perris

March 28

Trailblazers Banquet

April 11

 SCFTA Round 2 Perris

April 18

SCFTA Round 4 Perris

May 15

Cal Expo GNC

May 30

Cal Expo CFTA Vintage - Amature

May 31

SCFTA Round 5 Perris

June 20

SCFTA Round 7 Perris

July 25
SCFTA Round 8 Perris

August 15
SCFTA Round 10 Perris

October 10

SCFTA Round 11 Perris

November 14

AMA National - Las Vegas

November 20
 Joe Kopp race report from Las Vegas

November 20

Nicky At Perris

February 13

Bultaco Astro Cup

September 5


2014 Events & Results

SCFTA Round 1 Perris

February 15

SCFTA Round 3 Perris

March 15

San Jose Indoor

March 29

Trailblazers Banquet

April 5

SCFTA Round 4 Perris

April 5th

SCFTA Round 5 Perris

May 17

SCFTA   Round 7 Perris

July 26

Cal Expo GNC

July 26

Castle Rock

August 1

Castle Rock

August 2

Castle Rock

August 2

SCFTA   Round 8 Perris

August 23

SCFTA   Round 10 Perris

October 10
Speedway -World Championship

October 11
SCFTA   Round 11 Perris

November 8

Race Pages Index Page from previous years