Black Hills Half-Mile Highlighted by Kickoff Party at Black Hills Harley-Davidson – and Other Attractions

Black Hills Half-Mile Highlighted by Kickoff Party at Black Hills Harley-Davidson

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – June 27, 2018 – (Motor Sorts Newswire) – Ain’t nothing like the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. And there’s nothing quite like the Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile presented by Law Tigers Motorcycle Lawyers at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD on August 7. Known as the ‘fastest half-mile’ on the circuit, this legendary speedway – in action since the 1950s – always seems to provide plenty of intense, ‘bar-bangin’ racing.

Tickets are available now but selling fast, so get yours while you can. Of special interest are Turn 4 VIP and Crow’s Nest VIP tickets, that latter located just above the main grandstand in a climate-controlled room with closed-circuit television viewing. This VIP ticket includes amazing views of the entire race track, a light dinner with lemonade, iced tea and water, plus a cash bar. The Turn 4 VIP ticket gets you up-close-and-personal with sliding motorcycles and flying dirt, and includes a Flat Track-themed tent with the same food and drink amenities as the Crow’s Nest ticket. There are no better ways to experience the racing, but space is limited, so hurry. Get yours at:

This year’s event features a host of special attractions – including a Kickoff Party and Bike Night the evening before – Monday, August 6 – at Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City from 4:00 – 7:00 pm local time. There will be plenty to do, including autograph signings by the stars of American Flat Track, a Harley Hooligans bike display and meet-’n-greet, cool fan giveaways and ticket giveaways, live entertainment, amazing food and drink vendors and much more.

“This is the one of the best weeks of motorcycling anywhere,” says Black Hills Harley-Davidson General Manager Terry Rymer, “and we’re hoping to have a kickoff party that reflects that.” Black Hills Harley-Davidson is an official Harley-Davidson Rally Stop during the 10-day event, so be sure to stop by and say hi to Rymer and crew … they are big supporters of American Flat Track and local riders.

Things get moving fast and furious on Tuesday, August 7 at the Speedway just Southeast of town. Gates open at 2:30 pm local time, with practice and qualifying for AFT racers and Harley Hooligans happening an hour later, at 3:30. Opening Ceremonies are slated for 6:00, with racing is scheduled to begin at 6:15.

Fan- and family-friendly attractions during race day are many, and include the following:

  • Professional Freestyle Rider Clint Ewing will perform stunts and other amazing two-wheeled feats for fans. “Happy to be a part of the Black Hills Half-Mile! Going to do my best to put on one hell of a performance.”
  • Grand Marshal will be radio and TV personality Riki Rachtman. “I love flat track racing and always have. Used to watch Chris Carr and Scott Parker battle it out. Watching the bikes kick sideways is both exciting and beautiful. I attended the Black Hills race last year and was running around like a hyperactive kid on eight espressos! Being Grand Marshal is a big thrill for me.”
  • Kids’ Strider Cup Race at 5:30pm. Twenty tiny racers, aged 3-4 years old, will race and compete for trophies on a small track on the front straight at 5:30, just before opening ceremonies, right in front of the grandstands. As Strider says, “Hands down the cutest thing you’ve seen!” Get more information here:
  • Fan- and family-friendly Fan Zone will feature a host of motorcycle-oriented vendors, Harley-Davidson’s Rebel display, a Kid’s Zone, live music, a wide variety of fantastic food and beverage choices, and much more

So while you’re enjoying Sturgis be sure to cap off your Monday and Tuesday of Rally Week with the Kickoff Party and Half-Mile racing at the Speedway – all of it supported by Black Hills Harley-Davidson and Law Tigers Motorcycle Lawyers – huge supporters of American Flat Track and AFT riders such as AFT Singles competitors Cory Texter and local Rapid City racer Dawson Schieffer.

“Law Tigers is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Black Hills Half-Mile,” said Law Tigers Marketing Officer Ari Levenbaum. “For almost a decade we’ve attended the Sturgis Rally, and we encourage everyone to visit our booth for a promo freebie and join us for an afternoon and evening of exciting racing!”

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, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram, live stream the events at and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.

Source: American Flat Track

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