Top 10 Races To See Before You Die

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3. Flat Track On A Mile, Any Mile

2013 Indy Mile

I’m breaking the rules slightly for this one, but for good reason. A flat track race on a mile course is such a sight to behold, it doesn’t really matter which venue you go to. Whether it’s Springfield, Sacramento, Indy, Virginia (which is actually 1.25 miles!), or Santa Rosa, watching the swarm of flat trackers flying past, sometimes sideways, engines howling at 140 mph will raise the hair on the back of your neck. The guys race close, bang bars, and lay it all out on the line every race. An added bonus comes from the fans, who are deeply passionate about the sport. Try and get as close as possible for the maximum awe factor.

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  • http://www.motorcycle.com/ Sean Alexander

    Isle of Man, by a mile.

    • Oslo Norway

      Good over all list too…Man, the TV thing just doesn’t do a mile track justice. Hockey and dirt track miles seem to suffer this fate. A mile race on the dirt in person is a must see deal…

      • fastfreddie

        Agree with the hockey part.Maybe you’re right about the dirt track part too,wouldn’t rule it out…

  • fastfreddie

    If they were still doing Spa franchorchamps on motoGP,I’d still place it second to IoM.But it would have been a great second:)

    Great list

    Edit:Should be needless to say,but check out TT3D:closer to the edge.It’s documovie from IoM which comes also not 3D :D

  • Billdokie

    I was hoping #1 would be the Isle of Man! I’m going to make it over soon and bring a bike. They say you can ride the course. The Videos are Unreal!

    • TroySiahaan

      Have fun! Yes, there should be opportunities to ride the course. Quite jealous. I’d love to go back.

    • fastfreddie

      If you go there,I would recommend riding around the track very early in the morning (around 5am) rather than mad sunday.Do mad sunday,but be careful then as there are alot of nutters there then.