Words by Ed Subias
Round 6 of the Super Hooligan Championship: Sturgis Buffalo Chip T/T
" Moto Stampede at the Buffalo Chip "
Combine the Greatest Show On Dirt with the biggest and wildest motorcycle rally in the world and you are guaranteed one hell of a time. An exuberant pack of riders atop street bikes outfitted with flat track tires came thundering into the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis for Round 6 of the Super Hooligan Championship. Throttles were pinned, tires were smoked and beers were spilled in this moto rendition of a good ol’ western shootout.
The Buffalo Chip in Sturgis South Dakota is THE place to be during the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It's basically a city of it's own where everyone camps out for the rally and enjoys great bands, motorcycle shows, entertainment of all sorts and motorcycle racing.
The Buffalo Cihp TT course was set front and center of the Chip’s main concert amphitheater. With the race being a TT, the course contained a right hand turn and since it's Sturgis, that turn went around a bar complete with rowdy party people. Also in this amphitheater was outlaw style drag racing. Basically if you had a motorcycle, you rolled up and went head to head with anyone willing to race you down a makeshift drag strip though a crowd of cheering rally goers. Rules were lax to non-existent. No helmets or shirt were required. Couples 2-up on baggers were even seen getting in on the drag racing. The setting and the throngs of people were straight up Super Hooligan. The perfect environment for this race.