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TRACK RACING Why Pitching It Slideways Is As American As Apple Pie… By Dennis “Ketchup” Cox F lat Track is hands down, the best racing on the planet,” explains Tim Clark, Director of Sports Mar- keting for Motorcycle-Super- store.com. From its legendary status as one of America’s original race genre’s, done both on boardwalk tracks in the 1900’s, to the 1/2 mile and mile long ovals of today, this is one of the oldest and most storied forms of off road racing in America. Grand National Champion Jake Johnson leads a freight train of flat track pros around one of America’s premier race tracks. Photo courtesy of the AMA. Flat track racing today is di- vided into two classes: the AMA Pro Grand National Twins class, and the AMA Pro Grand Nation- al Singles classes. The history of flat tracking evolved from the local race scene onto presti www.dirtillustrated.com