The Flat Out Friday flat track races were held at the indoor arena for the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) Panthers basketball team. Right in the dead center of downtown Milwaukee. With the Mama Tried custom bike show going right down the street, and being in an area where there is a huge love for motorcycles, the arena was packed with spectators. It seats 12,700 fans at maximum capacity and was almost full. The promoters estimate 10k people were filling the grandstands. Definitely the largest Hooligan race held to-date from a fan-base side of things goes. The track was smashed into the size of a basketball court so it was maybe close to a 1/10th mile oval, built on polished concrete with Dr. Pepper
syrup for traction. Yes, soda syrup distributed via pesticide sprayers is what kept the bikes hooked up around the corners. There doesn’t have to be dirt to hold a flat track race.