Working with Roland Sands Design, Indian motorcycle are bringing a set of racing bikes to the 76th Sturgis Rally for the first ever Super Hooligan race. The RSD Super Hooligan Indian Scout Sixty race bikes have been touring the nation and seen in action at races held in conjunction with The One Show in Portland, Oregon, Mama Tried in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bike Week in Daytona, Florida, IV Flat Track Del Mar in Del Mar, California and The Hand Built Show in Austin, Texas.
At the Buffalo Chip, the riders are scheduled to take to the track for the First Super Hooligan race on Wednesday, August 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Race classes for the evening include Run What Ya Brung, Vintage, Hand Shifter, Super Hooligan and a purse paying Pro Single/DTX. Afterwards, stick around to enjoy the blistering audio of The Reverend Horton Heat and Five Finger Death Punch. All brands of bikes are welcome to race.
The races, sponsored by Indian Motorcycle and Roland Sands Design, bring back the excitement and surprises of traditional heritage racing with the added punch of music and drag racing. The newly built dirt flat track at the Buffalo Chip circles the infield between the Wolfman Jack Stage and the Top Shelf Bar bringing the racing action to center stage with prime VIP viewing.
The spirit of hooligan racing comes from a simpler time, when bikers raced, and could ride home on whatever bike they owned. With its roots in Southern California motorcycle culture, today’s flat track hooligan racing category is rapidly gaining in popularity with riders of all ages and experience levels across the nation by offering the fun of motorcycle competition in a less structured environment. Combining the craft of custom motorcycles and racing, the Super Hooligan rules are loose and limited the bikes to 750cc and larger twins in stock frames with dirt track tires and no front brakes.
If readers are interested, they can register online.
“We are proud to have helped the Super Hooligan racing classes gain even more popularity across the U.S. with a series of sponsorships,” says Reid Wilson, Director of Marketing for Indian Motorcycle. “We want to invite riders of all brands to come join in the legendary fun of racing in the middle of the biggest party in the world. Being a hooligan racer at the Buffalo Chip is going to be about as epic as it can get for rally week in the Black Hills.”