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Words by Adam Waheed 
 
Round 2 of the Super Hooligan Championship: The Hippy Killer Hoedown
 
The Super Hooligan crew stampeded through the gates of Southern California’s Lake Perris fair grounds kicking up smoke grenade levels of dust while smearing rubber around the horse coral turned first-gear short track. As usual, the bar-banging for Round 2 was at times, heated, with a variety of gasoline-sniffing racers lining up for fun, and more importantly, bragging rights.
   

Like the folks racing, the street bikes they rode were of equal mishmash background, including Ducati’s, Harley-Davidson’s, Indian’s, Triumph’s and Yamaha’s all lining up in hopes of being No.1. The rules are simple: 750cc and up, production street bike frames, no knobbies, nor front brake. Beyond those guidelines, you’re free to ride what you want. But more often that not, it isn’t about the bike. It’s about the rider.

To prove it, Brad Spencer, at the age of 56, whooped up on the young bucks, including some heavy hitters like Round 1 winner and 2017 SHNC champ, Andy DiBrino, and Moto Beach Classic winner, Frankie Garcia. And he did it aboard a rickety 21-year-old Sportster 1200. The semi-retired carpenter from Gilroy, California notched his first win (K&N Holeshot and Dunlop Dash For Cash winner too) in his second season of competition; proving you don’t need to have the latest and greatest tool in the shed to get the job done.


“There were people right on my butt, but to go slow was to go fast,” told the buttery smooth hammer swinger after the main event. “It’s a fun atmosphere with a great group of guys and gals - I can’t wait to be back at the next one.”

“Hats of to Spencer,” DiBrino added. “That guy is like the Jedi-master. I’m always peeking around at his setup to see what he’s up to.”

Of course, those wanting to experience Hooligan debauchery, only with less bar bang-age can opt for the Hooligan Fun class (no pros). There’s also a Run What Ya Brung, Women’s Open, Vintage, and Mini-Bike classes. No matter what kind of motorcycle you have in the garage, there’s likely a class for you get sideways in.
 
“I love racing the Super Hooligan series,” explained Stephanie Pietz, who made the trek from Phoenix, Arizona with her ’96 Sportster 1200 in tow. “I ride dirt bikes for fun and race a desert off-road series at home— but I’m very new to the Harley world. Super Hooligan is always good to me though. The people are super rad and it’s fun to push myself and get better.”
 
“I also got to race Jolene Van Vugt [Action sports athlete and stuntwoman], who’s been my idol for pretty much forever,” she continued. “It was great to ride with a woman who has had as much impact on the women’s motocross scene.”
 
“I couldn’t ask for a better experience for my first flat track race,” chimed in first-time metal shoe wearer, Van Vugt. She brought home top honors in the Women’s class aboard an RSD-prepped Indian Scout.
 
“The vibe here is great,” she adds. “Everyone is just here to have a good time. They’re all people who really love motorcycles. That’s the draw— we’re just here to have fun. When the gate drops it’s competitive, after all, everyone wants to win. But afterward it’s all about hanging out, helping one another and throwing some high-fives.”
 

Although things may get a tad rowdy on track, it’s the camaraderie, jokes, and fun-loving attitude that keep things balanced and everyone in check. After all, for many racing is only half the fun, with this year’s event also boasting a custom car and bike show— for a complete taste of SoCal flavor. During the action on track, rockers rocked on the stage belting out live music and stiff libations were poured— a sure fire recipe for a good time.

RESULTS 
$1,000 Dunlop Dash 4 Cash
Brad Spencer (Harley Davidson Sportster) 
 
Main Event
1. Brad Spencer #7 (Harley Davidson Sportster) a. K&N Holeshot Award
2. Jordan Baber #27 (S&S / Harley Sportster)
3. Andy DiBrino #1 (SeeSee Motorcycles / Harley Davidson XG750)
4. Jordan Graham #47 (RSD/ Indian Scout Sixty)
5. Frankie Garcia #214 (Ducati Scrambler)
6. Buddy Suttle #85 (Big Al’s Cycle Harley)
7. Randy Bereman #5 (RSD Triumph)
8. Nick Leonetti #30 (Big Al’s Cycle Harley)
9. Mark Atkins #22 (Rusty Butcher / Harley Davidson Sportster)
10. Aaron Guardado #46 (SMCO Harley)
11. Tyler Bereman #653 (RSD Indian)
12. Mearl Barnett #97 (Barnett Harley Davidson)
 
Law Tigers Crash of the Day winner… what happens in the pits, stays in the pits!  
 
Bumps and bruises aside, it was an amusing day of fun in the sun, with quality track time and a program that ran like clock work. Interested in trying your hand at Super Hooligan flat track? Dust off that clunker in the garage, shoe on some 19s, and come out and have a rip— you won’t be disappointed.  
 
Round 3 travels north on the I-5 to the Sacramento short track, Friday, May 18th— the night before the AFT big boys get down on the historic Sac Mile. We’ll see you there! Check out our SuperHooligan home page for all the hooligan info you need!
 
Super Hooligan National Championship Round 2 takes place at Hippy Killer Hoedown in Perris, CA on April 14th, 2018. The Hoedown was created for custom vehicles, friends, families and fans. Expect thousands of dollars in giveaways, Hooligan, vintage and mini bike flat track racing, live music from multiple bands, plus custom cars, vans and motorcycles on display. Located at the Farmers Fairgrounds in Perris, CA, the main gates open from 10am to 8pm. Racing starts 11am. This is a family friendly event and spectator admission is $15.00 per person, small children free.
 
Saturday April 14th
 
Farmer Fairgrounds
 
18700 Lake Perris Drive
 
Perris, CA. 

 

CLASSES:
  • RSD Superhooligan
  • Hooligan Fun (Same bike rules as Superhooligan. No pros. No contingency.)
  • Tank Shift Vintage
  • Pullstart Minibike
  • Vintage & Bomber Open (Pre-1981, unlimited cc)
  • Run What Ya Brung (Knobbies OK)
  • Women Open (Knobbies OK)
Flat track tires only for all classes, except Run What Ya' Brung and Women Open.
Racer Info:
  • Pits open 7:00AM
  • Practice 9:30AM
  • First race 11:00AM
Get your tickets today and save time! Click here for full event details and to purchase your tickets. Tickets also available day of. 
Click the link below for rules to participate in the SHNC.

Roland Sands Design and Indian Motorcycle are proud to bring America the “Greatest Show on Dirt”, with the 2018 Super Hooligan National Championship (SHNC).

 

Hippy Killer Hoedown is Round 2 of our 11 hand selected venues that represent the spirit of hooligan racing and its diversity in riders, bikes and tracks. To include the working man and keep it interesting, we’ll be taking the cumulative score from 9 of the 11 rounds to determine our champion. So if you miss a round, crash or break you’ve still got a shot at winning the SHNC title.

 

Presenting Sponsor Indian Motorcycles is paying out $1,000 Winner-Takes-All bonus to the winner of the Super Hooligan Main Event. Dunlop tires is the official tire sponsor of the SHNC and have stepped up with $1,000 Dash for Cash races and purse money. K&N Filters and Bell Helmets are also involved in a big way, bringing fat contingency checks to the competitors, rewarding heroic rides and top finishers. K&N also returns with the main event Holeshot Award. We welcome new sponsors Law Tigers who brings some cash to the rider with the biggest get off. Sometimes when you lose you still win! For the series finale, Indian Motorcycle will close the series with another banger of a grand prize, a new, undisclosed Indian motorcycle modified by the crew at Roland Sands Design. Anything is possible, it’s a new season of SHNC racing! And just like the bikes, the venues are a mix and mash, there’s going to be surprises and unexpected outcomes. At the end of the day we just want to get sideways and have a good time, come join us.

Contingencies & Prizes

Contingency payouts will be paid by check following each race, upon receipt of final results provided by race organizer.

• One-off RSD customized new 2019 Indian model will be awarded to the Super Hooligan Series Champion at final round. *Winner must be present at final round.

• $1,000 Winner-Takes-All bonus to winner of Super Hooligan Main Event. *Valid only at Indian Motorcycle title-sponsored events.

• $250 (first) / $150 (second) / $100 (third) payouts for Super Hooligan Main Event.

• $1,000 Winner-Takes-All Super Hooligan Dunlop Dash for Cash event.

• $250 (first) / $150 (second) / $75 (third) payouts per Super Hooligan Main Event.

• $2,500 bonus to be awarded to Super Hooligan Series Champion at final round.

• $300 Winner-Take-All Holeshot Award for Super Hooligan Main Event.

• $100 Crash of the Day award. TBD by SHNC




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