Practice started and it quickly became apparent the track had a tricky surface to contend with as nearly everyone had trouble with turns 1 and 2. Plenty of overshooting turn 1 and sliding out going into and out of turn 2 was common. As the laps went on, riders adapted and after practice, changes were made to their machines to compensate for the track. “You’re definitely going to need to be smooth, steady and consistent. Man, throttle control is gonna rule today” Dan Mischler in response to what the keys were to riding the track.
1st heat Super Hooligan: Frankie Garcia rockets off the line with Jordan Graham literally inches behind him. Jordan touches tires with Frankie a few times as he applies some serious heat but on the last lap Jordan goes a bit wide into turn 1 and Frankie gets some breathing room to take the win. The ever crafty Randy Bereman takes 3rd.
2nd heat Super Hooligan: Andy Dibrino and Dan Mischler are neck and neck into the first turn with Dibrino going in a bit too hot but somehow coming out of turn 2 with the lead. Freestyle MX legend Carey Hart is in third on the first lap. At the halfway mark Mischler gets in right behind Dibrino and looks ready to challenge for the lead but Dibrino pulls some speed out of his bag of tricks and pulls away a little bit. Finishing order is Dibrino in first with Mischler and Hart in a close second and third.
3rd Heat Super Hooligan: Joe Kopp gets the hole shot with Jordan Baber and Brendan Foley in tow and battling it out. Joe puts on a clinic on how to ride flat track and takes an easy win with Baber and Foley settling the battle for 2nd and 3rd.Mike Hill had been in 4th and eyeing up the 3rd place spot but a slide out with a few laps remaining sends him to the LCQ.
4th Heat Super Hooligan: Lot’s of action in the first turn as Dan Jacobson gets the holeshot with Tyler Bereman right behind him. Tyler goes a bit wide and out of a cloud of dust AJ Kirkpatrick emerges with the lead with Jacobson in hot pursuit.Tyler has a heated battle with James Monaco for 3rd and the last direct transfer to the main. Monaco holds him off as Tyler tries everything in the book but just comes up short at the finish line.
LCQ Super Hooligan: Big crash at the start and Tyler Bereman came out nearly last out of turn 2. All eyes were on him to see if he could work his way up to first for the one and only transfer spot to the main. Within a few laps Tyler had slid, sliced, and diced his way into the lead in a fine display of riding skills. He took the win and the stage was now set for the Super Hooligan Main event.