The Pacific Northwest is known more for being rainy, damp and free spirited than it is for racing and competition but don’t be fooled. There are some real fast dudes riding motorcycles in the soggy land of freedom. Oregon and Washington have raised some of the top flat track contenders around as well as lots of real fun people to be around. For example, legendary Grand National pro racers Brad and Scotty Baker, Smokin’ Joe Kopp & Sammy Halbert all hail from the land of the pine trees.
Super Hooligan racing has been growing and attracting the attention of some of these fast guys. Seems like almost every race one of these guys, that you wouldn’t expect to ever want to ride a 500 lb bike, gets excited about throwing their leg over one and joining the party. Truth is, they are a challenge and not every pro is guaranteed any result in racing them. Getting these guys out racing with the regular everyday Joes has proven to everybody that being fast on a proper race bike, doesn’t mean you can hang with the Hooligans with more seat time aboard their modified street bikes.
Super Hooligan racers came from all over for some fierce racing on the sticky clay track. Indians, Harleys, Ducatis, Buells all lined up to battle for the checkers. Being the first round of a 10-race National Championship Series, over $2600 in purse money up for grabs from Bell Helmets, Dunlop, K&N and Motul, plus a brand new Factory Indian FTR750 Grand National professional race bike and $2500 bonus as the championship prize, everyone was hungry for battle.