Donnie Smith Show Weekend

By October 31, 2018Events

Thrills and Spills of “War of the Twins” Return to Kick-Off Donnie Smith Show Weekend

Tickets now on sale for electrifying Indoor Flat Track Races at Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum in March.

Authentic Indoor Flat Track motorcycle racing is returning to the Twin Cities for the second year on March 22, 2019 to kick-off the largest custom bike and car show weekend in the Midwest, the Donnie Smith Show – Midwest Extravaganza! Last year’s show was a breakout success nearly reaching attendance capacity, proving that the hunger for this style of racing action has never gone away in the Twin Cities. Tickets are now on sale for the War of the Twins II. All seats and VIP boxes are assigned by reservation only. The best seats will be purchased first, so enthusiasts are encouraged to make reservations early. Tickets are available for $15 in advance online. The first 500 children 12 and under in the door accompanied by a parent will receive free entry, two free children admissions per adult ticket purchase. VIP box seating tickets are an additional $25. Reservations may be made here: IndoorFlatTrack.com/tickets.  

There’s nothing like the sound, fury or speed of flat track bikes launching off the stripe or ripping down the straightaway. Thirteen seasons, from 1968 to 1980, the revered Minneapolis Armory hosted “The Indoors,” indoor flat track racing that filled otherwise dreary winter months with handlebar-to-handlebar, down-and-dirty race action. Over those years, hundreds of privateer racers found a home in which to compete. As one of the largest, most successful and longest-running flat track events, The Indoors put the sport on the map. The Twin Cities welcomed the heart-pounding thunder of indoor flat track racing back again last March at the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.   

“We were thrilled with the attendance and incredible reaction to the races last year,” said Neil Ryan, promoter of the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show. “Flat track has played into that American spirit of independence, competitiveness, and the need for speed, the elements that make this such a great partner sport for the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show. I rarely see a home run in its first year like we experienced. We expect this event to continue to grow and provide thrilling racing action for years to come.”

Sponsoring the Indoor Flat Track races are GEICO Motorcycle, Russ Brown, Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Lucas Oil and S&S Cycle.

Donnie Smith Show

The Donnie Smith Show Bike and Car Show presented by Dennis Kirk will take place at the St. Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn. on the two days following the races, Saturday, March 23 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to motorcycles and cars, the 225,000-square-foot indoor event showcases a popular swap meet billed as “The Largest Parts Extravaganza on the Planet.”

Tickets for the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show will be coming soon. More information can be found by signing up for their newsletter at DonnieSmithShow.com.