The IV League Flat Track season opens in Del Mar tomorrow (January 9th)! If you can make it, don't miss out!
IV League Flat Track - Del Mar Opener
It's that time again, Flat Track fanatics. Tomorrow, Saturday, January 9th, marks the 2016 season opener of IV League Flat Track!
The event rolls on through Sunday (the 10th).
Here's everything you need to know as a spectator, rider, and/or camper:
Gates open at 5pm for spectators with racing to start at 6pm. The show is expected to go until 8:30 or 9pm.
Parking will be $10 a vehicle and admission is $15 at the gate. If you're in the San Diego area, pre-sale tickets may be purchased for $10 until 9pm tonight (the 8th) at San Diego Indian, 2400 Kettner Rd in San Diego.
For riders wanting to participate in the AM program, per IV League Flat Track's Blog:
"Gates will open by 7am and registration must be complete by 9 am. If you miss the 9am tech time, you will miss practice. The riders meeting will be at 930am with practice to immediately follow.
If pits are too muddy, pitting will be on the stage under the cover. It will be cart in and cart out, no vehicles other than race machines on stage. There is overflow covered pitting in a dry barn with pavement connecting buildings.
When you’re done with your mains, please pack up and make room for the evening program."
The evening program, again, per the IV blog:
"Be in and pitted by 2pm with registration completed by 3pm. Riders meeting at 3pm with practice to follow. Back gate will be open from 7 am. please arrive early."
Gates open at 1pm for spectators. The racing starts at 2pm, and is expected to end by 4:30pm. The parking rate remains $10.
Camping and Attendance Notes
Camping, per the IV blog:
"With the recent weather, camping has been a hot issue. We are working on a solution with the goals of dryness and cleanliness. As of now if the weather clears, Del Mar will charge $10/night for the stable area. There is a full hookup campground on the property for $34/night but there may be a parking lot we can use but we have not been promised that yet. "
Because conditions are probably going to be sort of miserable, make sure to dress warm. The arena seats and track are covered, but make sure you're prepped for the inclement weather!