Jared Mees (1) battles Dallas Daniels at Senoia. (AFT Photo)

AFT Season Finale Set For 18th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Progressive American Flat Track’s Grand National Championship season finale will be waged at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri, on Sept. 14, the series announced Wednesday. 

The inaugural Lake Ozark Short Track is destined to be a centerpiece attraction of the 18th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest, which will draw more than 125,000 motorcycle enthusiasts to the Lake of the Ozarks to celebrate the area’s scenery and twisty roads from Sept. 11-15.

This will also mark the first occasion the series will visit Lake Ozark Speedway. The venue, which opened in 2004, is a one-third-mile semi-banked clay oval with seating for more than 5000 spectators.

American Flat Track will serve as one of the title partners of Bikefest to maximize awareness of what promises to be one of the most highly anticipated finales in recent memory as living legend and reigning Mission AFT SuperTwins king Jared Mees makes his bid for immortality via an unprecedented 10th Grand National Championship.

“We’re thrilled to bring Progressive American Flat Track racing to this year’s Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest,” Ed Schmidt, Bikefest member said. “The racing is incredible and should prove to be a hit alongside all the other new attractions we have on tap.

“With more than 300 bars and restaurants, over 50 live music and entertainment shows, a Harley-Davidson giveaway, and tons of vendor areas, we have every expectation that 2024 will be the largest Bikefest yet.”

Lake Ozark Speedway Owner, Kenny Brown, also voiced his thoughts.

“We’re extremely excited to host Progressive American Flat Track for the very first time,” Brown said. “These are the greatest motorcycle dirt trackers on the planet without question, and we absolutely cannot wait to witness the show they put on.”