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Super Hooligan Flat Track Racing Is A Thing Now

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Super Hooligan Racing is officially a thing now, with the big-bike flat track racing event taking-on a nationwide racing series format for 2017.

The brainchild of Roland Sands Design, Super Hooligan racing adds a sort of “production racing” element to flat track racing, with competitors on motorcycles that are 750cc and up, along with stock frames, dirt track tires, and no front brakes.

The first race of the season has already taken place here in Salem, Oregon – tied into the The One Moto Show – and other Super Hooligan events will take place at similar motorcycle festival events throughout the year.

With contingency money and purse prizes going to race winners, and an Indian Scout FTR750 race bike going to the series winner, there is a good incentive here for riders to come out and try wrangling 500+ lbs street bikes around a dirt oval.

With Asphalt & Rubber having just attended the first race of the series, we can tell you that the spectacle in an interesting one, with the big and heavy street bikes truly testing the skill of racers – that is to say, there was a lot of hard-passing and plenty of crashing.

The series is an interesting format though, and adds another dimension to the flat track racing scene. Having brands like Roland Sands Design, Indian, Bell, K&N, Dunlop, and Motul on-board certainly helps too.



Could Super Hooligan racing become a part of the American Flat Track scene? It is hard to say, though we did see AMA Pro Racing CEO Michael Lock in the stands at Salem this weekend. It makes you think.

2017 Super Hooligan National Championship Schedule:

Date Event Location
February 12, 2017 The One Pro Salem, OR
February 17, 2017 Mama Tried’s Flat Out Friday Milwaukee, WI
March 25, 2017 American Flat Track Atlanta Short Track Woodstock, GA
April 22, 2017 Hippy Killer Hoedown Perris, CA
June TBD Costa Mesa Speedway Super Hooligan Night Costa Mesa, CA
July 22-23, 2017 Dirt Quake USA Castle Rock, WA
August 9, 2017 Buffalo Chip TT Sturgis, SD
August TBD Wheels and Waves Invitational Cayucos, CA
October 7, 2017 American Flat Track Finals Perris, CA
October 14-15, 2017 Bolsa Chica Banzai Bolsa Chica State Beach, CA

Source: Roland Sands Design

Jensen Beeler

Despite his best efforts, Jensen is called one of the most influential bloggers in the motorcycle industry, and sometimes consults for motorcycle companies, whether they've solicited his expertise or not.

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