Until the mid-eighties, Flat Track Racing was the premiere motorcycling circuit.  Starting in the early nineteen hundreds, motorcycles were used to pull the pedal bikes on the boardwalk for races.  They were eventually replaced with the faster and more exciting motorcycles (Harley Davidson mainly) and the sport was born.  We are seeing a resurgence in the sport now in Western Canada due to the accessibility and open nature of the culture.  If you want to head down to the pits and get an autograph you can.  The speeds reach a blistering hundred miles per hour down the straightaway then translates into a wicked powerslide around the corner.  They race on a half inch cushion compared to a one and half inch layer used in chuckwagon racing on an oval track.  The goal of Flat Track Canada is to increase awareness and participation in the sport back to its former glory.