NEW KENT (August 24, 2014) – Bryan Smith (now the point leader) battles from the back to win the AMA Pro Flat Track Virginia Mega Mile. J.R. Addison wins the Pro Singles race but Kyle Johnson controls the point leaderboard.
What an incredible day for racing. The sky opened up and gave us some cooling rain in the morning and cleared up just in time for some great flat track racing. You can read AMA's cap of the race on the AMA Pro website and the video of Bryan Smith's amazing performance can be seen below.
NEW KENT (April 12, 2014) – On August 23rd, we look forward to welcoming motorcycle racing enthusiasts from around the country to New Kent, VA for the 2nd annual Virginia Mega Mile! Colonial Downs, which will host Round 13 of the series, is one of only 3 east coast stops on the 2014 AMA Pro flat track circuit. Our track features the largest flat track oval in the world, where the country's top riders compete at speeds of over 130 miles per hour!
Both the Grand National Twins and Pro single classes will compete in a series of nine afternoon heat races and two championship events at the "Mega Mile". AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines.
Whether you make the Mega Mile event a day trip, weekend getaway, or week-long stay, keep in mind that Colonial Downs is conveniently located halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg, VA.
For Suggested Hotels with "Colonial Downs" rates and other attractions in the area visit our Plan Your Itinerary page.
Aug 26, 2014: Smith leaves the Virginia Mega Mile with the Grand National Championship Points Lead
July 20, 2014: Jared Mees steals late lead to capture Grays Harbor Half-Mile victory
July 16, 2014: AMA Pro Racing Flat Track Motorcycles Return to Calistoga Speedway
June 28, 2014: Jared Mees wins third career Lima Half-Mile, Kyle Johnson cruises in second-consecutive victory
June 15, 2014: Kenny Coolbeth keeps it cool in Knoxville, earns 31st Flat Track National Championship win
June 12, 2014: Riders gearing up for Knoxville Half-Mile this weekend
May 30, 2014: Grand National Championship Recap: Springfield Mile
May 28, 2014: VanDerKooi Vanquishes the Competition at Springfield Mile
May 21, 2014: Grand National Championship Riders Gearing Up For Springfield Mile This Weekend
April 29, 2014: AMA Pro Flat Track 30 sec Commercial
March 21, 2014: Pro Singles Rounds 1 & 2 Recap: DAYTONA Flat Track
March 12, 2014: FansChoice.tv Brings Race Track To The Fans
March 12, 2014: AMA Pro Flat Track Kicks off 2014 Season with DAYTONA Flat Track Doubleheader
March 11, 2014: Harley-Davidson Renews Presenting Sponsorship of AMA Pro Flat Track Expert Class
December 3, 2013: 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Schedule Released
The Purple Heart Firetruck will be coming to the Virginia Mega Mile!
Army & Marine veteran and Purple Heart recipient Herbert Delbridge converted this 1983 Ford firetruck into rolling recognition for Vietnam veterans. The truck was painted by Mechanicsville artist Ken Hayden.
For more information you can visit the official Purple Heart Firetruck website
Whether you make the Mega Mile event a day trip, weekend getaway or week-long stay, keep in mind that Colonial Downs is conveniently located halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg, VA. Coming from parts west? We'd suggest staying at any of the nice Shamin Hotels that are at the Richmond airport area (I-64, Exit 197). Colonial Downs is a bit father east at Exit 214, so it is only a short 25 minute ride out to the track. We have special rates at all six of their airport properties. If you wanted to book a group of rooms, call Elaine Odom at 804-532-1003. There is a $92 rate at Homewood Suites (804-737-1600) and $79 at Holiday Inn Express (804-222-1499). Other hotels and rates are available, check our Plan Your Itinerary page. Please ask for the Colonial Downs rate at whichever hotel you book at. If you are coming from parts east? Williamsburg will be the closest area with nice hotels.
New Kent is very historic as is Richmond & Williamsburg. There are no shortage of outstanding attractions. Colonial Williamsburg is centered between Yorktown & Jamestown by the Colonial Parkway. The Parkway goes along the York River and makes for a wonderful motorcycle ride — 20 miles total from Jamestown to Yorktown. Yorktown has plenty of waterside restaurants including the Yorktown Pub, which is popular with bikers. In Richmond, a motorcycle ride along Route 5 will bring you past many historic plantations and the James River. Two popular biker establishments are Poe's Pub (Route 5 in Richmond — the Church Hill section) and Quaker Steak & Lube, a popular bike establishment in Richmond's west end.
In New Kent itself, there are two outstanding wineries — New Kent Winery & Saude Creek Vineyards, both minutes from the track. New Kent County also offers a nice selection of restaurants to enjoy lunch, dinner or drinks at including The Rose & Crown, Antonio's, Third Base Grill, Maria's Pizza & Italian Eatery and more. Look for official pre and after party locations to be announced soon!
In the coming days, we'll be adding proposed itineraries on the Mega Mile page on our website to give you even more options. Of course, Virginia Beach is only 90 minutes east of Colonial Downs as another option, and Williamsburg features Busch Gardens and Water Country.'