When we developed the Moto Classic Events series, our intention was to evangelize hooligans and spread the gospel of 2-Wheel badassery to the furthest reaches of the planet. As we searched for the next classic event location we decided, If we are going to push this thing to the edge we might as well start from the middle. For the 5th stop of the Super Hooligan National Championship presented by Progressive and powered by Indian Motorcycle the team partnered with the Mayo Moto Museum to bring an immersive motorcycle, art, racing and live music experience to the heart of Downtown Tulsa USA. On top of all that, we hosted Ronnie Mac’s birthday and had special guests Larry The Enticer and Danny Duncan stop by. With @actuallyitsaxel and @kellyyazdi at the helm of our Social Media accounts we were ready to introduce Tulsa to Super Hooligans and Super Hooligans to Tulsa.
2019 SHNC ROUND 5: MAYO MOTO STREET CLASSIC, TULSA TT
Jun 18th 2019
Photos by Justin George
Video filmed by Preston Burroughs and bits by BadBeard
Cut by Joe Hi.
Tulsa, also known as the Oil capital of the U.S. It’s an industrious little city with a vibrant culinary, music and art scene which has made many call it the next Austin or Nashville. If you ask the people of Tulsa though, they would prefer to be thought of as the original Tulsa. It's one thing to be thought of as the next big, or trendy anything; however, there is something more special to being considered an original. If anyone gets that thought process, it’s for sure the Super Hooligans. The racing. The format. The individuals and the vibe is unlike anything else on two wheels. True originals participating in a truly original sport.
The racetrack at the Mayo Moto Street Classic was nothing short of original itself. The layout had racers testing their abilities over a variant of surfaces and obstacles in 300,000 square foot city block. The start was in an alley that led out on to Kenosha Street where racers made a hairpin left around a building straight into the face of a dirt table top, a decreasing radius left hander lead into a right left chicane in a parking lot let to another small but sendy dirt jump that launched riders out of the parking lot onto Lansing Street and into another hairpin left with a manhole cover conveniently located in the apex - which shot you back into a parking lot with a dog leg left turn. Ohh, and a quick right hander that shot back into the alley. The track straddled the line between insanity and insanely fun.
The Tulsa Super Hooligan race format was 4 riders in a heat. Heat winners advanced to the main immediately and raced the Dunlop Dash for Cash. The remaining field had a second chance to make it to the main by way of a semi with the top 2 advancing. Each main event rider had a chance at a clear track to lay down their best time in Super Pole and determine one of 13 main event grid positions.
The heats went to Andy Dibrino, Jordan Graham, Frankie Garcia and Joe Kopp setting them up with direct transfer spots to the main and the chance to leave Oklahoma with an extra $500 courtesy of Dunlop Dash for Cash.
Part time Jugalo and chicken wing fanatic Tyler Bereman suffered a minor mechanical issue with his bike and had to retire on the day, but not without lighting up his Dunlop’s and providing a smoke show for the fans. Another fan favorite, the always stylish Jimmy “Hillsack” Hill was visited by a Tulsa tummy Ache and was held up in an Oklahoma outhouse for the remainder of the event.
As the heat race winners showed up to the line there was one noticeable vacancy. Current points leader Joe Kopp was nowhere to be found instead Ronnie Mac pulled his “Screemin Eagle” to the line and poached Kopp’s spot. Race officials looked on flabbergasted and amazed as Ronnie revved that beast up to 6900 Rpm and sent a glorious rooster tail of gravel, rubber and Pabst all the way to the first turn.
Andy Dibrino got a great start and put his Rockstar backed KTM 690 Duke to the front, the very fast and limber Jordan Graham was hot on his tail aboard the RSD prepped Indian FTR 1200 followed by Mr. Worldwide the International Playboy, Frankie Garcia who was having fits keeping uncle Ronnie at bay.After 4 intense laps Andy Dibrion waked away with $500 for the Zebra feed fund courtesy of Dunlop, Jordan Graham ended up 2nd Frankie Garcia 3rd and Ronnie Mac 4th.
Aside from the Super Hooligan and the J&P Cycles presented Hooligan Amateur classes the Mayo Moto Street Classic offered 5 other exciting classes including the Mad Dog minibike race which turned out almost 40 riders all itching for a custom-made Roland Sands Design trophy and $690 ponied up by Uncle Ronnie himself. The Mad Dog class had arguably some of the best racing of the day. Chad Brock fought hard for the number 3 spot with Tulsa native Chase Snapp snagging the second step of the podium, but it was Hunter King laying wood and yarding the entire field capturing the victory.
In the Open Flat track class it was Hunter King again capturing the win and showing his adaptability to the tricky course on different machines to best second place Dustin Meador and third place Cameron Kirk.
The Open Motocross class, had a mixture of Supermoto riders, GNCC Hare & Hound racers and regular MX racers. Daytona 200 champ Danny Eslick brought out a properly prepped Honda Crf 450 Supermoto and was absolutely hauling the mail and handily won the class with the very talented JD Mosley capturing second and Blain Tollefson all the way from Warrensburg, MO rounding out the top 3.
After capturing a heat race win J&P Cycles Jolean Van Vugt was poised and confident to show the rest of the Hooligan Amateur field what she had in the main. MX sensation, Youtube personality and Hooligan first timer Brett Que was very unsure of the big bikes during his practice and qualifying session, but showed constant improvement and increased confidence throughout the day. Tony Parent and Rich Silva both had great battles through their qualifying session setting up for a very exciting main event. Ultimately Tony Parent would capture the win followed by Jolene Van Vugt narrowly holding off Hooligan newcomer Brett Que.
The Super Hooligan Main Event was the most hyped event of the show and did not disappoint. Even after being fined $420 for kidnapping Kopp and poaching his Dash for Cash spot, Ronnie Mac snuck on the grid once again and was in top form as he picked his way through the field. Frankie Garcia and Jordan Graham battled all race for the final podium spot, but Jordan’s Indian FTR was working just that much better to snag third. Joe Kopp was laying down heaters lap after lap, but no one had what it took to get by Andy Dibrino. The defending champ grabbed the K&N Holeshot leading from start to finish and captured his first race of the season.
The Run What Ya Brung class is always a fan favorite. The unclassified all have a class to battle and see what machine works the best on a course where they shouldn’t work at all. This class had everything from mid displacement MX bikes to showroom stock Harley’s, there was even a full ADV touring machine out there equipped with saddle bags and a top case.
The newest class addition that seems to be steadily gaining traction and attracting attention is the Super73 e-bike race. What this class lacks in noise makes up for in energy and excitement. For the Tulsa round Super73 gathered an eclectic group of artists, celebrities, hooligan amateurs and degens to prove their “universal motorbike” can in fact be ridden anytime anywhere. Youtube sensation Danny Duncan, Wild Gypsy Tour founder Kelly Yazdi, Dream Roll founder, Becky Gobel, Premier MC lifestyle photographer Preston Burroughs, Hooligan Amateur and host of the dangerdanstalkshop Danger Dan and RSD's own Nathon Verdugo. Unweighted by titles or responsibilities it was Nathon Verdugo using an e-throttle pedal combo technique that was able to give him the win, holding off Preston Burroughs for second and Danny Duncan in third. With his win Verdugo was awarded a brand new Super73.
With a little downtime before the Super Hooligan and Hooligan amateur fans had a chance to explore the 300,000 square foot block of Down Town Tulsa that had been transformed into a Moto enthusiast playground. The Moto Classic bike show, displayed several custom motorcycles from all over the county including a Super Hooligan street tacker Ducati Scrambler prepped by Cortie west, a Zero Street Tracker by @coltwrangler.co and a fully custom Indian Dark Horse built by @motorcyclemissions as well as several RSD builds.
Besides racing, Ronnie Mac had his birthday bash in a clubhouse on the property with beer pong, corn hole, a swimming pool and plenty of 69 merch to go around. The Ives brothers were also on hand to wow the crowd with the ball of death while The Electric Rag Band played live music throughout the day.
As JJ Grey finished his night set, the Super Hooligans were presented their trophies and Ronnie Mac was presented his birthday cake by Roland Sands…. Right to the back of the head.
TextaThe inaugural Mayo Moto Street Classic is an immersive motorcycle, art, and live music experience featuring TT flat track racing, head to head drags, moto-inspired art, live music and custom motorcycles. The Moto Street Classic lands at the Mayo Place in Tulsa’s East Village, 525 E. 6th St. (former NORDAM headquarters) June 15.
The festival coincides with the official grand opening of the Mayo Moto Museum, a motorcycle and memorabilia collection boasting 200+ rare and unseen vintage bikes. The museum hosts the third stop of the RSD Super Hooligan National Championship Tour, a series of heavy bike flat track motorcycle races across the U.S. curated by Roland Sands Design and Moto Classic Events, a California-based motorcycle, product, apparel and event company.
In addition to the races, the Mayo Moto Street Classic will include a variety of activations, vendors, food trucks, local craft beer, and art. Live musical performances will take place on an indoor stage throughout the day with local and regional music acts. At 8 PM, the music will move outdoors to the main stage with a performance from Tulsa’s Paul Benjaman Band, followed by headliner, southern soul rockers, JJ Grey & Mofro.
Day passes to this event are $35. A percentage of the gate proceeds will be donated to support Oklahoma teachers.
June 15, 2019 11am to Midnight
Mayo Place in East Village, 525 E. 6th Street
(Former Nordam Headquarters)
Located on the future site of the Mayo Place Development, The Mayo Moto Museum features over 200 rare and vintage motorcycles and related memorabilia. The museum is staffed by a team of volunteers and will be open free to the public on Saturdays between 10 AM & 2 PM, beginning Saturday, June 22. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MayoMotoClassic
In it's third season, Progressive MC presents the RSD Super HOoligan National Championship Series Powered by Indian Motorcycle, in a potent mix of moto culture, customs and competition. Super Hooligan race rules are simple; 750cc and up, production street bikes with flat track tires in stock frames. This series brings racing to the people in unexpected locations like downtown Tulsa, where a specially built TT track will be assembled by the Mayo Moto team. Expect local riders and national caliber talent battling elbow to elbow in a mix of classes.
The self-proclaimed best thing that’s ever happened to motorcycles. Dead set on proving to the world just how great he is. American through and through, so much that he bleeds red, white and blue. Enjoys the hedonistic pleasures of life that come with being a redneck narcissist – Drinking beers and haulin' ass. Wildly sporadic in nature; a tornado of a human if there ever was one.
Arguably the best thing to come out of Canada since Molson Ice, Larry Enticer shares his name sake with the 1979 Yamaha Enticer he’s known for sending it on. Larry AKA Denim Danger 69 is the king of Ditchbanging, getting goofy and letting the wind whip through the back of his Mullet. Whether he’s doing it for the ladies or the rush you know he’s just gonna send it… what are ya silly?
Danny Duncan is a YouTube star, comedian, actor, and musician who likes making people laugh and believes virginity rocks!
LANSING AVE DRAG RACING
Drag racing was born on the streets, so we're bringing it back to the essence with the Mayo Moto Street Drags. All out side by side action WFO down 6th St. without the worries of cops handing out tickets. The inaugural Salty Sprint at Moto Beach Classic in 2017 featured a tough crowd with legends like Nitro Circus star Andy Bell, Shameless' Justin Chatwin, custom builder Maxwell Hazan, moto journalist Sean Macdonald and seasoned photographer Preston Burroughs behind the bars - anything can happen at the Mayo Moto Street Classic when the only thing standing between you and glory is 500' of pure asphalt.
STAY GOLD ART SHOW
The Stay Gold Art Show will be a centerpiece of the Mayo Moto Street Classic with a curated collection of unique installations inspired by motor culture and Oklahoma heritage. Initially structured to solely be an art collective and bike show, the Stay Gold Art Show has grown to be a larger platform including more creatives, live muralists, painters, local music gurus and renowned international motorcycle builders.
Past Artists: Adam Fedderly, Alex Earle (Earle Motors), Erik Jutras, Genevieve T. Davis, Matt Allard (Inked Iron), Nicolai Sclater (Ornamental Conifer), Guy Salzaar (Local Artist), Riot Cycles, Jamie Robinson (MotoGeo), Eddie Lee (Ironvault Studio), Cr Stecyk, Preston Burroughs, Matthew Jones, Dylan Gordan, Dimitri Coste, Todd Blubaugh, Sebastien Zanella, Matt Wignall, Jamie Schena, Jackie Danger, Andy Schmidt, Mark Moreno and our own Joseph Hitzelberger.
THE MOTO CLASSIC BIKE SHOW
The Moto Classic Bike Show will consist of hand picked bikes from across the country and will feature talented builders from all walks of life. From Cafe's to choppers, brat's to trackers as well as road racers, scramblers and everything in between. We promise you will be inspired. Don't be surprised if you see some of the bikes on display hit the track. These are no trailer queens!
Past Builders: Aaron Klink, Revival Cycles, Brat Style, Chopper Dave, Yuishi Yoshizawa (CW-Zon), Greg Tomlinson, Hugo Eccles (Untitled Motorcycles), Lindsay Ross, Lossa Engineering, Kott Motorcycles, Maxwell Hazan, Mike Flores, Raccia Motorcycles, Riot Cycles, Satya Kraus (Kraus Motorcycles), Shaik Ridzwan, Shinya Kimura, Spirit Lake Cycles, Lucky Wheels Garage, RSD Custom Bikes, UMC (Untitled Motorcycle), Stacie London, Yuichi Yoshizawa, Yoshikazu Ueda and our own Aaron Boss.
LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
Music and Moto are synonyms, the cultural crossovers between the two are extensive, from the fashion, ideological free spirit and expressed individualism. The hum of finely tuned instruments are the same frequency through amplifiers and exhaust. With the relatively small size of the SHNC tracks it allows us the versatility to put racing in the center of the circus, alongside some of the biggest musical acts. This means non-stop entertainment and constant engagement of attendees for a true festival atmosphere with full moto emersion. The Mayo Moto Street Classic will showcase live musical performances on an indoor stage throughout the day with local and regional music acts. At 8pm, the music will move outdoors to the main stage with a performance from Tulsa's Paul Benjaman Band, followed by headliner, souther soul rockers, JJ Grey & Mofro.
The Vendor Village will be lined with established custom motorcycle shops, hip vendors and brands as well as motorcycle industry icons. This is the place to be for trendsetting vendors, OEM's and individual shops.
If you are interested in being a vendor, please email email@example.com for more information