Photos by @justingeorgephotos / Courtesy of Roland Sands Design

It’s been a whirlwind of two-wheeled tomfoolery the last couple of weeks as the Super Hooligan National Championship stormed into Tulsa for Round 5 then had just enough time to pack up the traveling troupe of misfits and head to the West Coast for Round 6 at the Perris short track six days later.

The Tulsa round was quite the spectacle. The city welcomed hooligans with open arms and let them set up shop smack dab in the heart of downtown Tulsa. The track was nuts. The brand-spankin’ new Mayo Moto Museum helped host the event which included the Moto Classic bike show, the Stay Gold art show, and non-stop entertainment provided by the Ives Brothers spinning furious laps in the Ball of Death, stunt riders blanketing the streets in smoke, and live music from The Electric Rag Band mixed in for good measure.

Here’s what RSD had to say about the track on their blog:

“The racetrack at the Mayo Moto Street Classic was nothing short of original itself. The layout had racers testing their abilities over a variant of surfaces and obstacles in 300,000 square foot city block. The start was in an alley that led out on to Kenosha Street where racers made a hairpin left around a building straight into the face of a dirt table top, a decreasing radius left hander lead into a right left chicane in a parking lot let to another small but sendy dirt jump that launched riders out of the parking lot onto Lansing Street and into another hairpin left with a manhole cover conveniently located in the apex - which shot you back into a parking lot with a dog leg left turn. Ohh, and a quick right hander that shot back into the alley. The track straddled the line between insanity and insanely fun.”

Joining the Super Hooligans was the J&P Cycles sponsored Hooligan Amateur class and 5 more race classes, from the never-a-dull-moment Run What Ya Brung show to the up-and-coming Super73 e-bikes battle.

Jolene Van Vugt grabs the holeshot aboard the J&P Cycles Indian Scout. 

Jolene Van Vugt put on quite the show aboard the J&P Cycles Indian Scout in the Hooligan Amateur class. Van Vugt won her heat race and shot out to a strong start in the main event. The former Nitro Circus star fought hard on the challenging course, putting the skills she honed as Canada’s first women’s motocross national champion to good use as she fearlessly flew over the table top. The J&P Cycles rider would have brought victory home were it not for a spirited ride by Tony Parent who powered his way to the front and the win in Tulsa’s Hooligan Amateur class, Van Vugt earning a well-deserved second place.

In the Super Hooligan Main, Andy Dibrino grabbed the K&N Holeshot aboard his lightning-fast KTM 690 Duke and never looked back to win his first race of the season. Joe Kopp, the winner of the previous four Super Hooligan races, was fast once again on his way to a second-place finish, but on this day nobody could touch Dibrino, who also pocketed $500 after winning the Dash for Cash. Just as Kopp and Dibrino have diced for the top spot all season, the battle for third place saw two familiar faces as well as Jordan Graham aboard his fierce Indian FTR 1200 and Frankie Garcia on his dastardly Ducati Scrambler mixed it up for the last spot on the podium. When the dust settled, it was Graham who snagged third place laurels, leaving Garcia on the outside looking in this round.

The RSD Super Hooligan circus barely had time to break down their big top and wipe the Tulsa dust off their bikes before it was time to fire them back up again for another go at Perris, this time on the 1/8-mile cushion oval instead of the ½-mile they raced on in Round 4. Southern California was the place to be last weekend as not only were races going down at Perris, the night before the X Games hooligan qualifiers took place at the City of Industry. It was also Born Free Motorcycle Show weekend, a two-day celebration of everything groovy about the motorcycle scene at Oak Canyon Ranch. With some of the fastest hooligans around in town trying to punch their ticket to the 2019 X Games, some of that racing talent matriculated to the Perris sideshow as well, raising the level of competition to an all-time high. The J&P Cycles Hooligan Amateur class was stacked as well.

In true hooligan racing fashion, it was quite the show. Between running his empire and healing a busted up leg, Roland Sands has been relegated mostly to the sidelines lately, but the “Rojo Rage” couldn’t resist hopping aboard the famed GT750 water buffalo to rip off some practice laps at Perris. During the races, Alt-Rock band Lujuria from Argentina was laying it down hot and heavy while the races were taking place. Inside the mosh pit known as the Perris cushion, Andy Dibrino once again brought it home, scoring his second consecutive victory. Current Super Hooligan National Championship points leader Joe Kopp didn’t make it to the race, making the victory doubly sweet for Dibrino who bit a big chunk out of his lead and now sits only 3 points behind the leader. With four races left on the schedule, things are heating up in the race for the championship. The next SHNC battle takes place in Sturgis during the rally at the famed Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground, the races followed up by none other than Snoop Dogg, so tires undoubtedly won't be the only thing smokin' that night!

2019 Super Hooligan National Championship Standings

1.       Joe Kopp                Harley XG750 #3                     120 pts

2.       Andy DiBrino         KTM Duke 790 #1                   117 pts

3.       Frankie Garcia    Ducati Scrambler #808           70 pts

4.       Jordan Graham  Indian FTR 1200 #47                67 pts

5.       Tony Alves                Harley Sportster 1200 #1       63 pts

6.       Jordan Baber          Harley Sportster 1200 #27     55 pts

7.       AJ Kirkpatrick       Indian FTR 1200 #12                46 pts

8.       Josh Sleigh                Harley Sportster 1200 #76     44 pts

9.       Chris McDougal  Harley Street 750 #114               40 pts

10.   Jimmy Hill           Indian FTR 1200 #88                    36 pts