Years from now, crusty old Super Hooligans will be sitting around campfires passing around a 40 and telling stories about the Battle at Bolsa Chica. After nine rounds of clashes on a crazy collection of race tracks from coast-to-coast, the 2019 RSD Super Hooligan National Championship (SHNC) will be decided in Huntington Beach at Bolsa Chica during the 3rd annual Moto Beach Classic. Only eight points separate front-runner Joe Kopp, a former AMA Grand National Champion, and two-time defending Super Hooligan champion Andy DiBrino heading into the SHNC finale, so you know the ultra-competitive riders are going to leave it all on the track in HB.

Early in the season it looked like Kopp was going to run away with the title. He won the first race in Salem, Oregon, at The ONE Pro, then ripped off three more consecutive victories. In Round 3 at the Handbuilt Show, DiBrino’s chance at a three-peat was dealt a serious blow when he DNF’ed after snapping a chain on his KTM, providing Kopp with a comfortable 28-point cushion. DiBrino finally fought his way to the top step of the podium in Tulsa at the fifth competition of the season. His championship aspirations got a big boost in Round 6 at Perris Raceway when he won for the second race in a row and Kopp was a no-show. The savvy flat track veteran returned to his winning ways in Sturgis, though, as Kopp scored the victory at the tricky Buffalo Chip TT. The dynamic duo would then split the last two races, DiBrino winning in Salt Lake and Kopp returning the favor in Costa Mesa. With bragging rights, cash, and a new Indian motorcycle on the line at Bolsa Chica, the final clash of flat track titans will definitely be a doozy.

Expect plenty of this at the 3rd annual Moto Beach Classic as Super Hooligans battle for the 2019 championship title. 

“Moto Beach Classic & final round of the SHNC is sure to entertain the riders and the fans! This year’s racetrack will be an asphalt TT course with a jump, built right alongside the sand at Bolsa Chica State Beach @sealegsatthebeach on October 26th from 12pm-9pm,” posted RSD Superhooligans on Instagram.

Joining the racing mayhem is the always popular J&P Cycles Amateur class, choppers, costumes, run what ya brung, and an entertaining Electric Strider Bike Kids Race. Start ‘em young, right?

But the Moto Beach Classic is so much more than just racing. It’s the consummate SoCal spectacle, music and motorcycles, surf and sand, bike shows and art exhibits. West Coast Board Riders will be holding a Tag Team Surf Competition featuring some of the best local wave riders. Stunt riders will contribute to the non-stop assault on the senses during the Bell Helmet Stunt Show. Notable names in the motorcycle industry will be pinning throttles on BMW RnineT’s at the Salty Sprint Drag Races while some of the most talented builders around will be showcasing their skills at the Moto Classic Bike Show. Meanwhile, creatives of another kind will have their work on display at the Architects of Inspiration Art Show. And a steady stream of music by an all star list of bands will provide the perfect backdrop to the SoCal shindig, from Law to the Long Beach Dub Allstars to the always funky Fishbone. There will plenty of cool motorcycle parts and accessories to check out along vendor’s row, and when your stomach starts rumbling or your throat feels parched, they’ve got you covered. Our friends at Indian Motorcycle are bringing out their outrageous Springfield Dark Horse with a Traegar Ironwood Grill built in to its sidecar and will be sending out smoke signals as they get their Q on. Leave it to See See Motorcycles Thor Drake to come up with such a crazy combination.

The third annual Moto Beach Classic takes place October 26 at Bolsa Chica State Beach on the Pacific Coast Highway from 12 - 9 p.m. General admission tickets are $29.50 while VIP packages are available for $99.50.