Ridin’ Dirty – As riders slide across the track, they kick up a plume of dirt called a “rooster tail.” Though the very name “dirt track” implies a primitive setup, the surface is carefully groomed, and either wet down or dried out to achieve the optimal level of moisture.


Race Day: Photos from the Flat Track

Originally on display January 22, 2016 – January 1, 2017

Starting Young – Many racers grow up on the track, spending their weekends traveling to competitions while rising up through different classes of racing. Despite the small displacement of their bikes, the youngest riders have already developed a fearlessness and determination they will carry with them throughout their careers.


Flat track racing’s preeminent photographer takes you down to pit row and into the grandstands to document the thrills and chills of life in the fast lane. Dave Hoenig has captured more than 1,000 races in his career, keeping his lens trained on the pageantry, emotion and camaraderie of a day at the track.