A new era has begun for Flat Track Canada as they held their first ever practice at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. Utilizing the indoor facility offered at the complex to offer a bit of a reprieve from the cold night air, FTC organizers were pleased to see over 40 riders show up for the first practice of the year.
While the indoor facility is a bit tighter than the old Paris Speedway, the riders on hand did a great job of staying out of the steel fence that surrounds the circuit. While Aaron Hesmer groomed the track several times throughout the night, it didn’t take long for the deep track to break up providing many ruts for the riders to negotiate. Perhaps veteran flat tracker Brent Thompson said it best calling the bullring “super technical,” but an absolute blast. Riders were sent out in sessions three to four minutes at a time and after each session they were both exhausted and grinning from ear to ear.
Along with the indoor track the facility will have an outdoor track with a racing series set to start there in mid-April. Along with the races, Hesmer’s flat track school will be taking place at the facility as well. For more information please visit flattrackcanada.com or goflattrack.com.