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Friday, 23 October 2015

Sturgis 2015 Fairgrounds Flat Track Races - The Hooligan Dirt Dash

Hooligan Dirt Dash
Sturgis 2015 Fairgrounds Flat Track Races

One of the highlights during the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally were the Harley-Davidson the Hooligan Dirt Dash Flat Track Races at historic Sturgis Fairgrounds half-mile dirt track. 

 The Hooligan Dirt Dash is a back-to-the-basics race featuring street legal Harley's. We saw racers riding Sportsters and Dyna's, some even with their headlights on, racing the track furious. And didn't these races start it all? Here, in 1938 Pappy Hoel organized a half-mile race.Later on, it became the Sturgis Black Hills Classic. Or Sturgis Bike Week, as we know it now. "This style of racing brings Harley-Davidson racing back to its roots,” says Fonz, The Speed Merchant. “Just average Joes who wanna go fast on American made machines.”
 "This is just the type of event that reminds us why we love motorcycles,” adds Roland Sands of Roland Sands Design.

And the real motorcycle enthousiast were all there, watching the racers on the track. After the race, it sort of looked like the early seventies when choppers and bobbers left the parkinglot. A great sight to witness and we were just so lucky to be there. This is Sturgis, this is motorcycling!

Onno “Berserk” Wieringa - Photo’s Onno & G-Rat
Special Thanks to the City of  Sturgis, The Buffalo Chip, 
John Parham (National MC Museum Anamosa, IA)
and Richie & Donna 
for all your help, kindness and hospitality!

More about Sturgis later !
Please check the 3.500 photo's we made 
on our USA Sturgis to Anamosa Road Trip 2015 

on www.madnessphotography.nl  Photo Galleries 2015

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