To understand American motorcycle racing, you have to understand flat track: large capacity motorcycles running as fast as possible round a mostly oval dirt track without a front brake. The sight and sound is impressive, and seeing crowds of riders firing into a corner with the rear kicked out is one of the most awe-inspiring spectacles on the planet.
It's a spectacle you have to see, and of all the flat track races held in the US, the Indy Mile is the most famous. And fortunately for us, Tim White, one of the most promising motorcycle photographers currently working in the US, attended the Indy Mile, and sent us his photos. Enjoy!
Flat Track Legend Chris Carr during qualifying.
Pink And Fast: Nichole Cheza
Henry Wiles during practice
Chris Carr during the heat
Ken Coolbeth leads the pack.
Chris Carr leads his heat
Chris Carr leads Sam Halbert
Nicky Hayden has unfinished business at the mile: he needs to win one to achieve a grand slam.
Harley-Davidson still make racing motorcycles, and Willie G. came to take a look.