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Motorsports Canada and Zaeta to sponsor 2014 Flat Track Canada series

Flat Track Canada is excited to announce Motorsports Canada, the North American distributor of Zaeta Motorcycles, as a sponsoring partner of the 2014 Flat Track Canada Championship Race Series. The series kicks off on May 17th at the Paris Speedway Half Mile in Paris, Ontario.

Michael Wells, President of Motorsports Canada Ltd. notes, “The Zaeta is a purebred flat track race bike designed from the ground up to race on the dirt. Zaeta and Marco Belli have seen success on European tracks and now we are very excited to see it run here in Canada. We have been working with Zaeta for almost two years to make this happen and 2014 will be our inaugural Canadian race season with a young rider that is ready to showcase the bikes capabilities. Teaming up with Flat Track Canada, who runs premium events in Ontario, was the natural step for our brand."

“The Zaeta was designed and built in Italy and much of the design was influenced by Graziano Rossi father of Valentino. The Zaeta is a creation of art and with today’s trend in motorcycles any motorcycle enthusiast would drool over this bike. The frame is CNC machined aluminum, with 530 cc TM engine, 190 lb, this bike is simply cool. I am honoured that Motorsports Canada is supporting the Flat Track Canada race series and entering the rare gem into action with a young Canadian racer. This is the first Zaeta in North America and it will attract a lot of attention, which will only help our branding exposure. I simply can’t wait to see this bike in action and I assume others feel the same around the world,” states Aaron Hesmer, President of Flat Track Canada.

Flat Track Canada is an organizing body that promotes, organizes and sanctions motorcycle race events in Canada. Flat Track Canada is a new organization that has been growing in popularity and has recently changed the look of flat track racing.  The organization is a member of the Motorcycle Confederation of Canada (MCC) competition counsel. For more information about the organization and the race schedule, please visit . For more information about Zaeta, please visit  .

2014 Championship Race Series Schedule

May.17th – Paris Half Mile – Paris,On

May.18th – Paris Short Track – Paris,On

May.24th  - Burford Fairgrounds – Burford,On

June.7th - Welland County Speedway – Welland,On

June.21st -Welland County Speedway – Welland,On

July. 19th – Leamington Half Mile – Leamington, On

July.20th – Erie Ramblers Club – Wheatley, On

Aug.2nd  - Woodstock Fairgrounds -Woodstock,On

Aug.23rd – Western Fair District – London,On

Aug.30th  - Paris Short Track – Paris, On

Sept. 13th – Erie Ramblers Club – Wheatley, On

-- From Flat Track Canada


Monday, 05 May 2014 13:44 Published in News

Zaeta Motorcycles set to debut on Canadian soil with Zaeta Motorcycles-Vallee Racing

Italian motorcycle brand Zaeta, ‘the motorcycle of urban rebels’, will be racing in Canadian flat track events this year. Motorsports Canada Ltd., the exclusive North American distributor for Zaeta, made the announcement recently at a Flat Track Canada social event held at Town Moto in Toronto. They have inked former CMA champion Braden Vallee to a deal to ride the Zaeta 530 DT for the 2014 race season.

Friday, 25 April 2014 15:06 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog: The allure of going south

The Canadian flat track scene has produced some great racers over the years, and that can most likely be attributed to some fantastic bar banging battles that occur every weekend during the summer. Despite the great racing offered here however, there has always been the appeal for our riders to head stateside to try their luck. Whether it is for a race or two or for a whole season and whether your goal is to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Chris Carr or to obtain the status of grizzled veteran John Parker (who seems to be the unofficial mayor of the TT in Medina, NY), Canadians still want to head south to race.

Monday, 21 April 2014 14:10 Published in Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog

Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog: Summer in Paris

To the untrained observer, most tracks that hold flat track races may appear to be very similar. This is to say that they are all somewhat oval, and they all have four turns. While the size difference between certain tracks should be obvious to most, other characteristics such as track surface may be harder to spot from your seat in the bleachers on a Saturday night.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 10:43 Published in Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog

Coolbeth wins wild Race 2 at Daytona

Morris, Connecticut's Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (Zanotti Racing/Honda) took home his first AMA Pro Flat Track victory in 2014 to close out Friday night's Grand National at DAYTONA Flat Track, Round 2 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track schedule.

Sunday, 16 March 2014 23:14 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Lawrence just misses Top 10 in Thursday's Daytona Flat Track Main

Doug Lawrence of Mississauga, ON rode the Town Moto/Motovan/26 Suspension-sponsored Honda CRF450 to a 12th place finish at the Daytona Short Track, the first race in the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship. He was the only Canadian entered and earned seven GNC points for his efforts. It was Lawrence's best career finish in the annual season opener at Daytona.

Friday, 14 March 2014 12:10 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog: Phantom Sponsors

We have been approached twice in the last year by 'Phantom Sponsors' and, I’ll be honest, I just don’t get it. For those who are unaware, my family is made up of racing enthusiasts with a son who is lucky enough to live his dream of racing flat track. As we are also very much a middle-class family, Braden couldn’t race without the generous support of great sponsors. 

Thursday, 13 February 2014 13:34 Published in Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog

Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog - Tires

One of the problems that has always faced flat track racers is tires, or to be more precise, the lack thereof. With flat track tires being such a specialty item, you just can’t go to your local Yamaha or Honda dealer and order a set. In fact you will likely find that most dealers will be confused as to what you are actually after. There is a Maxxis warehouse in Brampton, ON, but despite numerous phone calls and emails, nobody has ever got back to me about my tire requests.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 15:41 Published in Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog

Search for a Champion - vote for IM-sponsored flat track teen Braden Vallee!

Inside Motorcycles-sponsored teen flat track sensation Braden Vallee has submitted a video to Champion Spark Plugs 'Search for a Champion' contest. The 15 racers whose videos get the most votes by February 2 will be selected to be a part of #TeamChampion in 2014, which includes $5,000 in Champion sponsorship and compete for a grand prize sponsorship of $50,000.

Monday, 06 January 2014 16:08 Published in News

Flat Track Canada Announces Class Champions

September 26, 2013- The racing series might have been new, but by the time it was over there were a lot of familiar faces leading their respective classes. With a schedule that included seven races over five very different tracks, the inaugural season wrapped up with a Friday The 13th matinee in Simcoe.

Thursday, 26 September 2013 15:29 Published in News

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