Dirt Track is similar to speedway in that it is run on closed tracks that are completely flat, on a gritty shale surface. Dirt tracks are usually 600m-1000m long.
But unlike speedway, Dirt Track circuits have both left and right hand bends and you do not need a specialised machine like a slider or speedway bike.
Many of Australia’s top road racers have come from Dirt Track, like Hansford, Gardner, Doohan, Beattie, Phillis, Goddard, Corser, Gobert, Mladin, Stoner, Vermeulen, West, Parkes, Baylis and TT winner Cameron Donald.
Motorcycling Australia (MA) would like to encourage its members to complete its MA Insurance Survey.
MA have now opened EOIs for the positions of Speedway Commissioner & Classic MX & Classic Dirt Track Commissioner.
Does your club want to host the 2015 Victorian Senior & Junior Dirt Track C'ships? Please apply within.
Read Mark Vallance's take on the Skylift Hire & Rental Short Track Summer Series at Albury-Wodonga last weekend.
The 2015 Manual of Motorcycle Sport (MoMS) is now available on Motorcycling Australia's website.
MV is seeking feedback and comment from its members to changes to our strategic future.