Words and Photos: Koz Mraz, Joe Hitzelberger, Mike Cupp
The team at Roland Sands Design pulled off the ultimate beachfront moto event at Bolsa Chica State Beach. The goal of RSD Events is based on bringing racing to the people and growing the sport. Dubbed The Super Hooligan Moto Beach Classic, they partnered with their friends at Sea Legs Live, the legendary concert venue on the sand. RSD and Indian Motorcycles brought beachfront flat track motorcycle racing to SoCal on a 110 x 300 ft. track to accommodate sideways racing action by the surf. Throw in great music, a West Coast Board Riders Surf Competition, drag races, Jason Britton’s No Limits stunt show, an art show and demo rides for a full day of skullduggery.
The all day/night event was filled with unique vendors and motorcycle dealers/manufacturers from Indian, Irv Seaver BMW, Huntington Beach Harley and Ducati. The day began with reggae music from Black Uhuru and Wargirl and closed with a night of punk rock from Lit and Unwritten Law.
What a great mix of riders and event goers! The young and old riding new bikes to vintage iron, the comradery was apparent. Walking the pits I was struck by the cooperation of kids helping mom and dad prep for the race and encouragement through the trials and tribulations of an exciting race they will never forget. Reminded me of motorcycling in the deserts with my family. Did I mention the mini bike road racing on an asphalt course?
BMW Motorrad sponsored the Drag Racing action, pitting bike against bike on a paved 1/8-ish mile sprint course fashioned next to the flat track parallel with the beach. A Boxer on Boxer Cup, featuring invited riders as well as a drag race free-for-all, pitted bikes of all types against each other for the Salty Sprint Crown.
The Dirt Flat Track classes featured were: Super Hooligan, Open Pro, Run What Ya’ Brung, Cycle Zombies Degenerate Choppers & Tank Shift Vintage. The main race was the final of the Super Hooligan National Championship Series. Andy Dibrino was the Super Hooligan National Championship winner and awarded a $50,000 Indian Motorcycle race bike and a $2500 purse.
An incredibly entertaining day at the beach was had by all. Be it dyed-in-the-wool Harley bikers to motocross kids, surf punks or families out for a day of fun in the sun, there was something for everyone and everyone brought something positive to the First Annual Moto Beach Classic. Can’t wait for next year’s festival!