Flat Track Futures and Dunlop Motorcycle Tires Bring A Team Dunlop Support Program To Amateur Flat Track Racing
August 29, 2019 Center Hill, FL: With the recent launch of Flat Track Futures, an AMA sanctioned amateur flat track series ran by American Flat Track professional Johnny Lewis, a new era of support has been developed for the amateur flat track community. A partnership with Dunlop Motorcycle Tires and Flat Track Futures has come together to provide amateur flat track racers tire support for the 2020 season, a program known as Team Dunlop in the MX community.
In its 13th year running, the Team Dunlop Amateur Motocross Support Program has successfully helped many team riders make a transition to the professional ranks, including riders such as Justin Barcia, Eli Tomac, Blake Baggett, Ashley Fiolek, Justin Bogle, Justin Hill, Adam Cianciarulo, Jessy Nelson, Austin Forkner, Jordan Bailey, Garrett Marchbanks, Chase Sexton and Joey Savatgy. With flat track in mind, Dunlop is expecting their new flat track Team Dunlop riders to also excel as Elites into the professional ranks, just as their motocross alumni have over the years.
“We welcome Team Dunlop to the flat track community. I’ve been following the Team Dunlop program since the beginning in 2007, and I have always admired their results on the track and have been amazed by the content they produced and how well they represented their Team Dunlop Elite riders. A lot of my ambition to develop an amateur series like Flat Track Futures came from the Team Dunlop program. I’ve always wanted to showcase the future stars of our sport like they do, now we have that opportunity, and I couldn't be more excited,” stated Johnny Lewis, founder of Flat Track Futures.
The Team Dunlop Flat Track program will kick off at the inaugural Dunlop Florida Fall Classic October 18/19th at Volusia Speedway Park just outside Daytona Beach, FL during the 27th running of Biketoberfest. Riders will be given the chance to earn the first 2 of 10 Team Dunlop Elite sponsorships for the 2020 season. As a member in the Team Dunlop Elite program, riders will receive unique benefits including but not limited to: free allocated tire supply from Dunlop, inclusion in a national Dunlop ad campaign and press release, listed on the Team Dunlop website, Team Dunlop apparel for only Team Dunlop riders, Dunlop Canopy, Dunlop Tire Stickers, special services at Flat Track Futures along with additional amateur national events, social media features, and possible tire testing opportunities in the future. During the 2019 Dunlop Florida Fall Classic the winner of the Amateur 250 and Amateur 450 class will be awarded the first 2 Team Dunlop Elite program sponsorships. To qualify, riders must actively run Dunlop tires with Dunlop tire stickers at the event to be qualified for this program. The remaining 8 Team Dunlop Elite sponsorships will be selected in a few unique ways this 2019/2020 winter by the Team Dunlop manager with Flat Track Futures assistance.
Furthermore, Dunlop will be selecting nearly 100 additional racers for its Team Dunlop program in 2020 that will provide these members with flat track tire discounts. Dunlop will be watching results and gathering information on all riders at the Flat Track Futures event as well as other top amateur events across the US for the remainder of the 2019 season. *Within the next few weeks, Dunlop will announce how racers can apply for sponsorship opportunities and when they will begin accepting applications.
About Flat Track Futures: Flat Track Futures is an amateur racing organization sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association. It was established to provide a premier level experience to youth flat track racers and offer an accelerated path to the professional ranks of American Flat Track while exposing upcoming talent to media and potential sponsors. Visit: http://www.flattrackfutures.com or follow @flattrackfutures.