Crowd Ques­tion

Flat-track rac­ing is on the rise. What do you think is driv­ing the resur­gence?

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1.

“It’s just so much more ac­ces­si­ble than, say, Mo­togp. I mean, we’re at a horse track!”

AUSTIN RHEAULT-KOROPATKIN ED­MOND, OK­LA­HOMA

2.

“We love the fact that you can see the whole track from one van­tage point and watch the racers make passes on each other.”

SUE PA­TRICK DAL­LAS, TEXAS

3.

“It’s a lot of nos­tal­gia—a lot of th­ese kids rac­ing are sons of peo­ple who were rac­ing be­fore. That, or peo­ple are just tired of NASCAR!”

MICHAEL MUR­PHY OK­LA­HOMA CITY, OK­LA­HOMA

4.

“I trav­eled a long, long way to get here. I am a big fan of On

Any Sun­day, and flat-track is a sport that I wanted to do grow­ing up.”

OLIVER BRINDLEY DON­CASTER, ENG­LAND

5.

“It’s a good Amer­i­can tra­di­tion, and this is where this type of rac­ing started. I brought my son out here, and we’re go­ing to con­tinue to en­joy it.”

MITCH LAYES STILLWATER, OK­LA­HOMA

6.

“They’re 6 inches away from each other at 130 mph—you can’t beat that.”

MICHAEL “HOOT” OWLE CHERO­KEE, NORTH CAROLINA

7.

“I love flat-track, and the lo­cal and re­gional sub­cul­tures keep the heart of it go­ing.”

DEN­NIS KANEGAE LOS AN­GE­LES, CAL­I­FOR­NIA

PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY AN­DREA WIL­SON

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