DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 24, 2018) – Nine-time AMA Grand National Champion Scott Parker, who notched an amazing 94 wins in his stellar career, has been named Grand Marshal of the 100th running of the Harley-Davidson Springfield Mile on September 2.
“It’s always cool to be Grand Marshal,” said Parker, who won an amazing 14 AMA Nationals at Springfield, “and it will be especially great at the 100th Springfield Mile, where I’ve had a lot of really good days. It’s always fun seeing the flat track community when I attend a race, people and friends I haven’t seen in years from all over the country. Being the Grand Marshal at a race like this is like a big splash of gravy on top of a great dinner!
Parker will sign autographs during the Open Paddock/Autograph Session on Sunday at 12:00 pm CT (1:00 pm ET). He’ll also be out and about during the morning and afternoon, talking with crews and riders in the paddock, and also mingling with fans and friends.
“We are extremely proud to have Scotty Parker as our Grand Marshal,” said Springfield Mile II promoters Dave and Tommra Kiesow. “He has always been a fan favorite, not only because he won the Springfield Mile 14 times but because his victories here were some of the most exciting races in the history of flat track racing. In 2000 he honored us by coming out of retirement and winning here, and now he honors us by being our Grand Marshal at the significant 100th running of the Springfield Mile.”
Gates open at 9:00 am CT, with practice and qualifying starting at 10:00 am CT. An autograph signing/open-paddock fan walk is scheduled for 12:00 pm CT, with racing beginning at 1:30 pm CT. Main Events are scheduled for 3:00 pm CT (AFT Production Twins) and 3:30 pm CT (AFT Twins). Catch all the AFT live streaming action on FansChoice.tv beginning at 10:00 am CT (1:00 pm ET) at https://www.fanschoice.tv/american-flat-track
For a thoroughly in-depth Springfield Mile II experience with flag-to-flag coverage of both Main Events enhanced by drone and onboard footage, be sure to catch the NBC Sports feature telecast of the Harley-Davidson Springfield Mile II when it premieres on NBCSN on Saturday, September 22 at 2:30 pm ET (11:30 pm PT). Be sure to check your local listings, or for the complete broadcast schedule for AFT on NBCSN, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn
Tickets for the Springfield Mile II start at just $35 (until midnight Sat.) and $45 during race week. Premier Pass tickets are $130 (until midnight Sat.) and $140 during race week. Premier Pass tickets include a reserved Grandstand seat, pit pass, t-shirt, program and catering. Kids are $20 (until midnight Sat.) and $30 during race week. Tickets for the Springfield Short Track are $15 (until midnight Sat.) and $20 during race week. Get tickets for both events at https://www.springfieldmile.org/Tabs/Events/EventList.aspx
How to Watch:
NBCSN and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track. For the 2018 season, NBCSN’s coverage of AFT moves to highly-coveted, weekend afternoon programming slots within two weeks of each event. The complete schedule for AFT on NBCSN can be viewed at http://www.americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn/. FansChoice.tv remains a cornerstone of AFT’s digital strategy, providing live streaming coverage of every event on AFT’s live page while previous events and exclusive features are available on AFT’s VOD page.
About American Flat Track:
American Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram, live stream the events at FansChoice.tv and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.