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:
|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