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Visit Las Vegas for the flat track finale

Harley-Davidson flat track event at ESPN X Games in Austin, Texas
Harley-Davidson flat track event at ESPN X Games in Austin, Texas

Flat track racing fans are already gearing up for a big trip to the City of Lights after AMA Pro Racing announced that the world’s premier flat track motorcycle racing series will wrap up the 2015 season in Las Vegas.

As well as the flat track finale on Friday November 20th, AMA fans will be treated to the inaugural Superprestigio of the Americas the following day as part of a spectacular season-closing double header promoted by Steve McLaughlin.

The announcement builds on the excitement that surrounded flat track’s recent debut at X Games, which considerably raised the sport itself, and stars like Brad Baker.

The Superprestigio will see road racers and dirt trackers go head-to-head with champions from Supercross, Motocross, Freestyle and Speedway on a short track at the Orleans Hotel & Casino Arena.

Race promoter McLaughlin, the CEO of SMI, has promised some uniquely American twists to the Superprestigio event, which is following on from the success of  Jaime Alguersuari’s short track exhibitions races held in Barcelona, Spain, in 2014.

Five months to go

November might seem like a lifetime away to the likes of Kenny Coolbeth Jr and Jared Mees, who will hope they can hold onto their positions at number one and two, respectively, on the rider standings until the season closer in Vegas.

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Kenny Coolbeth Jr (Photo by cole24)

There are 11 race days to get through before then, including big events at:

• The Indiana State Fairgrounds for the Indy Mile on July 11th

• The Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Don Tilly Memorial Half Mile on August 29th

• The Delaware International Speedway for the Roar on the Shore on September 19th.

But Vegas will be the big date marked on everyone’s calendar, and flat track fans will have the chance to live it up in the bright lights of the world’s home of gambling in the build up to the race.

Live it up Vegas style

Accommodation at The Orleans comprises of 1,886 luxurious rooms and suites, with the option to face the Las Vegas Strip or the valley and the mountains that overlook the city. Shuttle services run from the hotel to the strip, so if you want to base yourself where the action happens but be able to dive into town whenever you get the urge, you’ll have everything you need.

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The Orleans (Photo by  Long Zheng)

The casino at The Orleans is every bit the Vegas experience. Whether you play Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette or Baccarat, you’ll find every table game you can think of, along with more than 2,500 slot machines, and a 24-hour Keno lounge.

Readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal named the 35-table poker room at The Orleans “Best of Las Vegas”. If your poker skills could do with some sharpening up, there are a variety of casino games available to play online, and you’ve got plenty of time to brush up on your Texas Holdem before November rolls around.

Pomona Half-Mile cancelled

The announcement of the Superprestigio will come as some consolation to fans who were disappointed by the cancellation of the historic Pomona Half-Mile event this season, due to the closure of the LA County Fairplex. AMA are hoping to re-instate the race in the 2016 season.