Hooligan Flat Track Racing // IV League Del Mar Finale

The IV League Flat Track series Del Mar Finale took place March 19 to record breaking spectator attendance. No doubt spurred on by the free Indian Motorcycle Scout Sixty that was given away at the end of the night to anybody that came through the event gate! Right on Indian!!

Hooligan racing is flat track class for street based motorcycles. Predominantly American V-Twins from Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle.. Easy and economical to get into, Hooligan racing has grown by leaps and bounds in the last year or so with corporate involvement from Indian and Harley-Davidson. Always a fan favorite at whatever flat track event they race at, the finale at Del Mar was no different. A stacked field of over 30 of the best Hooligan racers in the country attacked the dirt oval inside the Del Mar arena.

Perennial front runner Chris Wiggins racing for The Speed Merchant took a big win. Chris got a fantastic jump off the starting line with the infamous "Rusty Butcher" a.k.a. Mark Atkins in tow. Chris pulled out a commanding lead and never looked back until the checkered flag. Chris has a smooth unassuming style that doesn't look too dramatic but his speed and race leading will tell you otherwise.

Along with the racing and the Indian Scout Sixty give away, there was a long jump competition, A "Junk Yard Build-Off", Motorcycle racing legend Malcolm Smith doing a book signing and an amazing band compromised of pre-teenage kids kicking out the jams. IV League Flat Track always has a slew of entertainment lined up for their events and this one might have been the best one yet!!

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Team Rusty Butcher Catching some California Sunshine in the staging area

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Chris Wiggins was the big winner in a stacked Hooligan field of racers. Chris has a smooth style and knack for getting traction that makes it look as if he is not going that fast, but he is always in contention for a top spot on the podium.

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Cameron Brewer took the win in the Hooligan TT race aboard an Indian Scout Sixty. He was not afraid to get some air on the mighty machine.

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Freestyle Street Bike Stunt Rider Aaron Colton (93) is a regular at the Del Mar series races. He races multiple classes on multiple bikes. Here he is lining up on a Roland Sands Design Indian Scout Sixty

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James Micale is a regular at the Del Mar series and always gets down in the Hooligan class on his Dyna Super Glide. While his bike is an easy 200lbs heavier than the rest of the Hooligans, he doesn't let that restrict him. He is always on the rev limiter and hanging off the bike in all sorts of ways to get the beast tamed.

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Chopper Dave built an amazing Buell Blast with the help of Medium Made and Noise Cycles for the " Junkyard Build-off" that ran during the Del Mar Finale.Builders were limited to $1000 for their build and then had to race them!!

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There was also a " Long Jump" contest during the Del Mar finale, fun stuff.

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One of the best Flat Track racers in the world , Brad Baker was at Del Mar having fun and put on a show on how to ride flat track.Skills.......

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Mark Atkins "Rusty Butcher" leading Mitch Gallagher during a heat race

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The Hooligan Racing was fast and furious

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Scott "T-Bone" Jones at high speed on his vintage Harley-Davidson XLCH Sportster

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Motorcycle rider extraordinaire Aaron Colton loves him some flat track racing and has some amazing skills

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Cory Rushford making room for a pass where there is no room

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Gabe Vidrio getting friendly with another Hooligan racer

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Rick Villanueva on his vintage Sporty gave the younger generation a run for their money in the hooligan class.

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Shaun Guardado (66) of Suicide Machine Co. is always fast

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Proper flat track form

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Cameron Brewer of Roland Sands Design is a driving force behind the " Hoolignan" race movement and fast as heck on the track.

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Hooligan start

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Mark Atkins (22) leading Shuan Guardado (66) and Cameron Brewer (24)

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Chris Wiggins leading Mark Atkins in the Hooligan Main

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Cory Rushford ( 24) battling with Rick Villanueva (7) off the start of a Hooligan race

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Travis Hayes leading Scott Jones during a Hooligan TT heat.

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Cameron Brewer leads Mitch Gallagher during the Hooligan TT Main

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Travis Hayes keeping it Hooligan in the pits

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Motorcycle racing legend Malcolm Smith was on hand signing his book and checking out the racing

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Taylor Dunfee is pure Hooligan

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Steel Shoe service trackside

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