Donnie Smith Show Indoor Flat Track Racing

Sponsors include GEICO Motorcycle, Russ Brown, Sturgis Buffalo Chip, and Dennis Kirk

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Races begin at 3 p.m. with semi-finals taking the starting line at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018.

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The largest custom bike and car show in the Midwest, the Donnie Smith Show - Midwest Extravaganza, Bike, Car & Tattoo Expo, is bringing authentic Indoor Flat Track motorcycle racing back to the Twin Cities, where the roots of the sport were born. For 13 seasons, from 1968 to 1980, the revered Minneapolis Armory hosted “The Indoors,” indoor flat track racing that filled otherwise dreary winter months with handle-bar-to-handle bar, down-and-dirty, bar-banging action. Over those years, hundreds of privateer racers found a home in which to compete. As one of the largest, most successful and longest-running flat track events, The Indoors put the sport on the map. Now the Twin Cities will welcome the heart-pounding thunder of flat track racing once again on March 23, 2018 at the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Donnie Smith Show flat track racing

Glorious flat track action from the show back in the day.

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Classes include Pro Twin, Pro Single, Hooligan, Vintage, Amateur and Mad Dog with a $15,000 cash and trophies. Racers may enter at IndoorFlatTrack.com.

Donnie Smith Show custom chopper

And yes, there'll be some of those custom chopper things to gawk at too.

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Tickets are $15 in advance on the above website. The first 500 children 12 and under in the door accompanied by a parent will receive free entry.