Indian Motorcycle®, America’s First Motorcycle Company®, kicks of a big weekend of racing in Santa Rosa, Calif., as Rip City Riders and the California Flat Track Association present Pro/Am Short Track Hooligan Racing featuring the Indian Motorcycle SuperHooligan class.
SuperHooligans is racing Heavy Bikes on a tight dirt ovals. 750CC twin, triples or fours, stock street chassis and registerable street motorcyles are the general rules.
Hooligan racing is traced back to the 1930s, at a time when legendary Indian Motorcycle dealer Clarence “Pappy” Hoel began organizing regional hill climb and flat track motorcycle races in and around Sturgis, SD. Hoel was a founding members of the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club, and he and the Gypsies are credited with starting the now world famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 1938.
Indian Motorcycle’s rich history in racing dates back to its inception with records in every racing category, including land speed, dirt track, transcontinental racing and venues like Daytona and the Isle of Man.
SuperHooligan Racing is designed for any brand of street motorcycle that is suitably modified for the flat track circuit. The series has proven to be not only competitive, but a great show as well.
Roland Sands is supplying five Indian Scout Sixty SuperHooligan racers and will be riding the #10 machine himself.
A unique SuperHooligan Relay Race will feature the Indian Scout Sixty SuperHooligan racers being joined by motorcycle magazine writers. Look for this unique event where two riders will exchange the motorcycle mid-race to earn ultimate team bragging rights.
Roland Sands & Mark Kariya (Motorcyclist Magazine), Cameron Brewer & Scott Rousseau (Motorcycle.com), Don Galloway & Michael Lawless (Sportbike Inc), Jordan Graham & Ed Subias (Hot Bike Magazine), and Gary Inman (Sideburn Magazine) & Kyle Wyman (RoadRacing World and Motorcycle Technology) are the teams for that race.
Also On Tap, The Indian Tlat Track Racer - AMA Pro Racing Indian Scout FTR750 will turn some demo laps for the first time in public in anticipation for the Sunday race.
“We are excited that flat track fans will finally get the chance to see and hear the first Indian Factory Race bike since 1953,” says Gary Gray, Product Director for Indian Motorcycle. “Racing is a huge part of Indian’s legacy, and we are proud to bring this brand back to the professional AMA Flat Track circuit.”