Cambridge TT

Part of the D23 Flat Track Series

Cambridge TT

Come and enjoy the best TT track in Minnesota

Flat Track racing (also referred to as “Dirt Track”) takes place on a flat oval dirt track, which may or may not have banked corners. The racers compete for a given number of laps around the track, pitching their machines sideways through the corners and sliding their left feet along on steel shoes for balance. Riders tuck in close to their machines down the straights for smoother aerodynamics, and drafting skills are crucial. The goal is simple, be the first rider to the checked flag on the last lap! A TT is a similar type of race, but differs from a regular flat track event by including a right turn and a jump.

Cambridge Sprint Enduro Minnesota 300 Adventure Ride Mora Enduro TT Trollhaugen Hare Scrambles

Cambridge Sprint Enduro

We are excited to offer the first Sprint Enduro in District 23! Simply put, Sprint Enduro is individual off-road motorcycle racing, against the clock. May 7, 2017!

TWO ISDE STYLE SPECIAL TESTS
ONE CENTRAL START / FINISH AREA
NO CONFUSING TIME KEEPING
LOWEST TOTAL TIME WINS

Picture grass track combined with some great trails, and you holding it wide open for 6-10 minutes trying to do a lap as quick as possible. This is an Enduro, so you're racing against the clock, not head-to-head against other riders.

Minnesota 300 Adventure Ride

The Minnesota 300 is a two day adventure ride through the Walker/Leech Lake area in northern Minnesota September 30 & October 1, 2017. The route consists of two loops, each approximately 150 miles each. The loops begin and end at the Norther Lights Casino and utilize many forest roads, snowmobile and ATV trails in the area.

On-line REGISTRATION CLOSES 9/16/2017 or when 100 riders have registered.

Mora Enduro

The Norsemen Motorcycle Club has been sponsoring the Mora Enduro in the Snake River State Forest for over 50 years! This Enduro is the only time you can ride the trails in this forest, don't miss it! June 18, 2017 for the Main Enduro and a Family Enduro June 17, 2017 paying Youth Cross Country Series points.

Cambridge TT

The Norsemen MC is proud to host 2 TT events at our property in Cambridge, MN. Mark your calendar June 17 and June 18, 2017. A TT is a similar type of race to Dirt Track, but differs from a regular flat track event by including a right turn and a jump. The goal is simple, be the first rider to the checked flag on the last lap!

Trollhaugen Hare Scrambles

This Hare Scrambles is held at the Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area in Dresser, WI. The course includes a woods course and  moto track. Don't miss out on the fun July 16, 2017!

Trollhaugen Memorial Race Track in Dresser, WI will be rocked for this legendary, once a year spectacle! The infamous Area 51 will give riders thrills and chills as they try to conquer the hills at the Troll. Four races for riders of every age, size and ability.

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Cambridge TT

June 17 & 18, 2017 Postponed Stay Tuned for Updated

Trail Boss: Ryan Einerwold 651-334-0109

You MUST be an AMA and District member to participate in Norsemen events. For more information on requirements click here.

Gates open at 8:00 a.m.
Practice at 10:30 a.m.
Race at 12:00 p.m.

Directions:

9 miles west of Cambridge on Highway 95. Turn right on Minnesota Highway 47 1 mile to the track entrance. Follow arrows.

TT Racing

A long time ago and on a chunk of dirt not so far away the oldest form of motorcycle racing was born. Flat track racing. Some things have changed since then; some things have stayed the same.

Equipment has changed from predominantly Harley Davidson VS Indian to Harley Davidson VS Brit bikes to Harley VS Kawasaki vs .........Indian again. Twin cylinder bikes and 1 crazy four cylinder 2 stroke machine gave way to twins and singles. And while the support/amateur classes still feature singles the American Flat Track series is back to twin cylinder machines only.

While the sport in general suffered a bit of a decline in the 90's, it is back in a big way. Don't believe me? Head on down to Mall of America (yes, the Mall of America) on July 13 for the X Games opening night featuring flat track motorcycle racing. The guys and gals of Grand National American Flat Track series will be showing us, and the world, why they are the gladiators of 2 wheeled motor sports.

One thing that hasn't changed is how you win races. Hold it open till you see god, count 3 Mississippi's and toss it into turn 1. Slide sideways for longer than most mortals care to, get your left foot back on the peg as soon as you can and drive it out of turn 2. Rail down the back straight away and repeat for turns 3 and 4. Yes that is right, flat track ovals have 4 turns, not 2. Do this faster than anybody on the track for the entire race while other racers are lined up ahead of you, behind you, inside and outside of you and often only inches away.......you win.

Easy, right? Give it a try before making that assumption.

AMA District 23 Flat Track series is definitely a fantastic place to do just that. Give it a try. Come on out and discover the true joy of running around in circles. Well, OK not really circles but ovals. Well, in this case a TT (more on that later). District 23 features 17 motorcycle classes and 11 quad classes. Everything from 4-6 year olds on 50cc bikes and quads up to adults on machines capable of hitting upwards of 115 mph. Most bikes and quads qualify for more than 1 class and sometimes up to multiple classes. All out horsepower is usually negated by the fact that you're not racing on a nice sticky chunk of asphalt that doesn't change a lick all day long. Nope, your racing on a chunk of dirt that changes constantly every hour and every lap. Suspension set up and exacting tire pressure will net faster lap times way before sacrificing your first born at the horsepower alter.

Speaking of tires, listen up road racers. A set of tires will last you 1, possibly 2 ENTIRE SEASONS. Not weekends. Between fantastic tire life and the price of flat track tires vs super sticky gumbo ultra-fast don't last for spit road race tires you could save not only enough money to race the whole season for free but even buy a few beers for your competitors.

Don't want to pop for new tires? No worries. Most racers have a few used but not used up tires they would gladly donate to your getting started racing campaign. Don't want to change tires? Again, no worries. We have classes for knobbies only and dual sport tires make surprisingly good flat track tires.

If the last time you checked out a flat track race everybody was on a purpose built flat track frame with a specialty motor you are in for a pleasant surprise. While those amazingly sparse and sexy machines still tear up our local ovals and TT courses they are no longer the only way to take home some hardware. Lowered mx bikes are currently the weapon of choice for most of our racers. However any motorcycle with 2 or less cylinders can find a class to race in at our events. 2 stroke or 4 stroke, twin shock or single shock, new or really, really, really old does not matter. Machines over 40 years old have won state championship titles from brand new fuel injected machines on more than a few occasions.

Ladies of all ages. Tired of competing in made up women's classes that pretend girls cant whip it up as good as boys? Yeah, we never believed in that BS either. No girls only classes here. Show up, pay up, line up and let the laps times fall where they may. District 23 Flat Track casts a blind eye to gender.

Are you bored to tears of watching junior tear up your grass and jump the driveway weekend after weekend but not sure if racing is for him? Bring him on out. Kids on 50cc motorcycles and quads race for free at most of our events.

So there ya go folks. Flat track motorcycle and quad racing has it all. Competitive, accessible, affordable, entertaining, welcoming but most of all FUN!

Hope to see you at the track.

Written by Rick Waschek

History:

The original 40 acres where the 3/8 mile TT track is located was purchased in about 1971. It was founded by Milt and Evie Larson who loaned the club the money to purchase it. The basic layout of the track was done by Milt Larson and John Slater. The actual construction and maintenance was done by Don Boehlke. There were not a lot of amenities in the early years. The sign-up shack was truly a shack, and the club sold pop from an ice-filled horse trough.

" In these early years it wasn't uncommon to ride ones bike to the event, unbolt the lights and muffler, race, bolt stuff back on, and ride the bike home (hopefully with a trophy bungeed to the handlebars). The more elite riders like Dale Greenwald and Barney Larson would show up in Chevy El Caminos or Ford Rancheros, and pros like Al Mathwig would visit on occasion and show us amateurs what fast meant." Dick Bielke

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