Club sets record for spring flat track races
NEW ULM — The Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club set a record for the spring flat track races this weekend with over 100 riders participating in two days of racing.
There were over 200 race entries on Saturday alone, with most riders participating in multiple racing classes.
The 250cc Class was the most popular racing division this weekend. The number of riders on 250cc bikes was so high, the final race on Saturday had 19 participants. The 250cc race had 16 riders Sunday.
Club member Tony Effenberger said the 250cc bike is popular and relatively easier for younger riders to control.
The Flying Dutchmen flat track does bring riders of all age groups, from five to 70. Most riders are men, but it was not unusual to see women suiting up in helmets and padding to race.
Sioux Fall rider Dayna Everetts is new to the Flying Dutchmen flat track. It was the first time she raced the course and only the second time on a track this big, but she managed a stellar performance. She took first in the Open Amateur B Class heat and the Women Class.
Everetts said it was a great experience and intends to return race New Ulm’s flat track again.
“It is beautiful down here,” Everetts said. “I love this track.”
The Flying Dutchmen’s flat track continues to attract racers from all over the region. Effenberger said the track is one of the best prepared and best promoted. Racing events go smoothly and that makes riders want to return.
“The word is out in the district” Club member Les Stadick said. “We’re open and people know we’re open and they are anxious to get out and race.