Hooligans on the loose / IV League Flat Track

Doing it in the dirt in Del Mar

IV League Flat Track returned to Del Mar for it's second year of racing at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Southern California. There are classes for just about every kind of bike you can think of but it's the Hooligans that are one of stand out classes at these races. 750cc and up street bikes doing battle on a dirt oval is quite the site to see and a fan favorite. The Hooligan Class consist mostly of american V-Twins with a smattering of Euro and Japanese machinery to make for some great racing action.Once a sideshow attraction, the Hooligan class is quite the legitimate class now, with some Professional riders dipping their toes into the action lately. We'll let the photos do most of the talking for this article. The next IV League Flat Track race is February 6, you don't want to miss it if you are in the So Cal area!!

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Scott "T-Bone" Jones getting loose on his Harley-Davidson XLCH that was brand new when Nixon was in the White House.

Photo: Ed Subias

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Pro Street-Freestyle Rider Aaron Colton rails the high line on an Indian Scout Sixty built by Roland Sands Design

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Aaron Guardado out front with his brother Shaun in tow

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Hooligan Start

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Troy Hoff and Juan Arceo battle it out in the Hooligan Stock Class.

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Legendary painter "Smokey" helps keep the races running like clockwork on raceday

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Mini bike racing!!

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Roland Sands getting into the " Zone"

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Opening ceremonies entertainmet

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Shaun Guardado getting low in the Moto Limbo

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Roland Sands hitting the bar in the Moto Limbo

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Hooligan Start

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Shaun Guardado fueling up

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Shaun Guardado gunning for that number 1 postition

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Mark Atkins ( Rusty Butcher) and Aaron Colton during opening ceremonies

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Aaron and Shaun Guardado lining up

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Rick Villanueva going fast and leading on his 1965 Harley-Davidson Ironhead Sportster

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Roland Sands and Shaun Guardado getting ready

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Mark Atkins (Rusty Butcher) and Aaron Colton cracking jokes during opening ceremonies

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Opening cermonies

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Opening ceremonies

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Speedway legend Shawn "Mad Dog" McConnell on a vintage Indian

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Shaun Guardado turning with the rear wheel

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Gabe Vidrio getting it

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Shaun Guardado

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Roland Sands leading Mark Atkins

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Scott Jones

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Mini Bike racers

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

The Harley-Davidson XLCH of Scott "T-Bone" Jones

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Hooligan bikes

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Brandon Holstein ( Brawny Built) twisting that throttle to the stops

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Kayl Kolkman in the lead

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Hunter Klee battles with Kayl Kolkman

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Hunter Klee

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

The Del Mar Arena is a fantastic place for flat track racing

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Hunter Klee and Brandon Holstein getting in " The Zone"

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Flat track tires

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Chopper Dave's has a cool race bike transporter

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Hooligan bikes

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Hooligan bikes

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Hooligan bikes

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Hooligan bikes

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Mitch Gallagher on the gas and in the lead

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Roland Sands

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Gabe Vidrio in the lead

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Rick Villanueava's flat track beauties

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Indian Scout Sixty

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Indian Scout Sixty

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Rick Villanueava

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Rick Villanueva backin' it in

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Hooligan bikes

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

The might Buell of Juan Arceo

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Brandon Holstein and Josh Johnson

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

Vintage Harley-Davidson race machine

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IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

IV League Flat Track // Del Mar

The Del Mar arena

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