American Flat Track and Öhlins USA Renew Partnership for 2018

Courtesy of AFT – American Flat Track

Photo Credit: Scott Hunter/American Flat Track

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 28, 2018) – American Flat Track (AFT) is proud to announce that Öhlins USA will continue its partnership with the series for a third consecutive season in 2018.


The global motorsport suspension powerhouse will again present the “Öhlins Fastest Lap Award” to worthy AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines competitors at all 18 rounds on the 2018 season slate.


“We’re extremely happy to once again have Öhlins USA as a partner,” said Michael Lock, CEO or American Flat Track. “Their quality suspension componentry, superb expertise relating to all things suspension, and support of our riders and teams adds up to a huge plus for our series.”


Founded in 1976 and a world champion by 1978, Öhlins has won more than 300 world titles its illustrious history, including triumphs in MotoGP, IndyCar, MXGP, World Superbike, World Rally Championship, and much more. The Swedish suspension manufacturer demonstrated its intense commitment to American Flat Track with the creation of the ILX36 rear shock, which is specifically tailored to the unique demands of professional Flat Track racing.

“Öhlins USA, along with all the guys back at Öhlins AB Racing in Sweden, are absolutely pumped to be continuing our involvement with American Flat Track,” said Doug Shaw, President of Öhlins USA. “This is hardcore, ‘roots’ racing at its best and we just love it. American  Flat Track also gives us a great platform to continue to develop our products, and we appreciate the teams in the series for the opportunity.”


Öhlins USA will again maintain a presence at select rounds in 2018 in order to support its riders, while proving fans with an opportunity to get an up-close look at its signature gold product lines. For more on Öhlins USA and the ILX36 Flat Track rear shock, visit


American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2018 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster Harley-Davidson TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys at DAYTONA under the lights inside the fabled trioval at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Tickets start at just $30 and are available for purchase now at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.


About Öhlins USA

Öhlins USA is the North American distributor and principal service center of the world’s-leading performance suspension components for motor vehicles, from two to four wheels. Öhlins suspension components transform a vehicle’s performance more than any other modification, improving acceleration, handling, and braking in every condition and extreme. Öhlins USA specializes in the technology of fun.

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.



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