The ATRA Board signs paperwork to incorporate

ATRA has been in operation for about 10 years and the directors of the member tracks voted to become incorporate.



2008 Track Season Brings a Dedicated New Board to ATRA

The American Track Racing Association (ATRA) has been reborn for the 2008 season with a new executive board, website and National track racing calendar boasting over $100,000 in prize money at 30 events held around the United States.
ATRA's 2008 Executive Board
President – Pete Antonvich
Vice President – Tim Goodwin
Secretary – Leigh Barczewski
Treasurer – Mike Murray
A Base for Growth
Starting with the 2008 season, ATRA's dedicated board of executives seeks to grow track racing in North America. By offering economical insurance rates, creating continuity and opening communication channels among all member tracks, ATRA seeks to develop a base from which to build a strong track racing community in North America. In addition, marketing services will be available to member tracks for events as well as public and corporate relations. Having recently filed for incorporation, the board will also be seeking 501(c)(3) or non-profit status as a next step to securing long-term growth.
The recently launched website ( has been redesigned with additional member track information. The website will also feature news from member tracks across the continent and provide information for non-member tracks who wish to join ATRA in the development of track racing. A complete listing of all 28 North American velodromes can be found on the website, along with a National track racing calendar. Encompassing over $100,000 in prize money, the calendar spans 6 months and features major races at 14 member tracks in 11 States.
Mission Statement
The American Track Racing Association (ATRA) is formed by United States and Canadian velodromes to advance the sport of track cycling, the capital improvements of our facilities and for the promotion of track riding and racing.



Encino Velodrome Announces Its 2008 Race Season

The Encino Velodrome 2008 race season will once again be split between a spring "themed" omnium series, and the summer championship season.
Encino will help racers prepare for District, National and World Championships by once again providing qualification and championship length endurance races (points, scratch and Madison) in our omnium series.
Back by popular demand in 2008 is the Masters 40+ category.
We will continue our "split session" schedules on race day to cut in half the amount of time spent sitting around waiting for each category's races. All races in 2008 will start shortly before sunset to avoid the heat of the day.
The race season at the Encino Velodrome will start April 5th with the Mechanized Mayhem Omnium that will include motor paced scratch races and keirins. The second omnium of the season will be the Long Rider Endurance Omnium with scratch, points and miss & out races for every category. The third omnium of the season will be the third annual Festival of Speed Omnium including match sprint and keirin tournaments. The final omnium of the spring will be the Olde Skool Omnium with points races, miss & outs and "one mile" scratch races.
Encino velodrome will be offering a P/1/2/3 Madison open to men and women at every event, omnium and championship, throughout the year in 2008.
The Bob Hansing Memorial Cup Series omnium categories for 2008 are: Juniors 12 & Under, Juniors 13-16, Women (1-4), Masters 40+, Masters 50+, Masters 60+, Category 5 Men, Category 3/4, and Pro/1/2. Masters 50+ and 60+ will race together but be scored separately. Juniors 17-18 will race their license category. Boys and girls will race and be scored together in the 12 & Under and 13-16 categories. Trophies will be given to the best overall, best endurance racer, best sprinter and most aggressive racer in each category. A trophy will also be given to the two best riders in the Madison races.
The omnium series races will take place on the first Saturday of the month from April through July. The Encino Velodrome Championships (Elite Nationals Qualifier) will be held August 16th & 17th. The Far West Championships will take place August 30th & 31st. The Southern California / Nevada Cycling Association Elite Track Cycling Championships will take place at the Encino Velodrome September 13th & 14th.
The Encino Velodrome is located at 17301 Oxnard St. in the Franklin Fields Baseball complex, conveniently located in the Sepulveda Basin just a few miles from the intersection of the 101 and 405 freeways in the San Fernando Valley.
Omnium race entry fees will be $15 per racer, and will include Madison race entry fee for racers with a Professional, Category 1, 2 or 3 license. Racers only racing the Madison will be charged $30 per team. Additional omnium categories may be entered at each event for $10 each. Entry fees for championship events will be $15 per race. Race entry fees include track usage fee at the Encino Velodrome. Juniors race for free at all events in 2008 at the Encino Velodrome courtesy of the Southern California / Nevada Cycling Association.
Reigning National and World Champions who notify the race director of their intention to race at the Encino Velodrome at least one week before race day will have their entry fees waived courtesy of the Encino Velodrome Association. Women who register to race against the men in the Pro/1/2 omnium races at the Encino Velodrome in 2008 will have their entry fees waived courtesy of the Encino Velodrome Association.
The full schedule is available online at
Alfred Nash
Race Director
Encino Velodrome



Superdrome Announces Its 2008 Season

The Superdrome
9700 Wade Boulevard ~ Frisco, TX ~ 75035
The Superdrome at Frisco Texas proudly announces their racing schedule for the 2008 season. This year sees the return of the Richardson Bike Mart Superdrome Points Series (SPS), the Moritz Sprint Series, the Matrix Cup, Texas Cup races, a Masters Regional, an Elite National Qualifier and Collegiate Conference racing. The Superdrome Development Program encourages youth participation in the sport by including heats for junior racers during each of the SPS events. For 2008 we will also introduce a series of skills clinics taught by National track racing champions.
Development Classes
Given the Superdrome’s 44 degree corner banking and open air design, the Superdrome staff hosts regular Development Classes to help new racers understand track racing at such a unique facility. Classes are conducted on Saturday mornings by experienced Superdrome staff and create a safe learning and racing environment for everyone participating in practice sessions and race events. Development Classes are scheduled for March 22nd and April 18th as well as throughout the 2008 season.
Track Skills Clinics
• April 5th kicks off our exciting 2008 schedule of track skills clinics with Stefan Rothe’s curriculum covering Endurance track racing events.
• April 26th continues the track skill clinic series when 2002 U.S. National Track Cycling Champion Jeff LaBauve drops into the lane to teach the finer points of Sprinting.
• May 11th brings Christian Williams’ Fitness Clinic, an invaluable resource tailored specifically for new and seasoned cyclists seeking to use the track as a training and fitness tool.
• May 31st former sprint champions Tim and Suzie Goodwin welcome riders to the track for event specific training. Standing starts, flying 200s and other timed event techniques will be tailored to every rider’s individual needs.
• Later in the season we’ll have Nathan Rogut on hand to teach track etiquette to racers at all levels of experience.
Endurance Events: 4/5 Noon-4pm with Stefan Rothe
Sprint Clinic: 4/26 noon to 4pm with Jeff LaBauve
Fitness Clinic: 5/11 2pm to 4pm with Christian Williams
Timed Events: 5/31 8:30am-11:30am with Tim and Suzie Goodwin
Track Etiquette: Date TBA with Nathan Rogut
For more information: email • website:
Mailing Address: Superdrome Management Group • 3909 Merriman Dr. • Plano, TX 75074