This year, round two of the 2020 Roland Sands Super Hooligan Series lured over 50 racers from all over the country to Primm Nevada, a small town on the border of California, just 40 miles from Las Vegas. There, they bet it all, racing bar to bar on a 1/5th mile asphalt oval. Laid out on a lot beneath the Buffalo Bill's Resort and Casino's Desperado roller coaster, the course looked just as fast and scary as that roller coaster. Half of the course comprised of smooth, clean asphalt while turns one and two were a much coarser, grate-the-skin-right-off-your-ass kind of asphalt.
This round of racing was held in conjunction with the Mint 400. (Regular readers to the blog will be familiar with the Mint 400 by now, as we recently featured a story about our friend Danger Dan's first experience with the desert race.) The atmosphere of the Mint 400 proved to pair perfectly with the fast-paced Super Hooligan racing series.
Super Hooligan racing is known as "heavy bike racing." On bikes of at least 750cc's and weighing in at over 400 pounds, racers chuck their bikes into and through the corners like madmen hell-bent on domination. On the track, it's pure mayhem with every rider vying for the top spot. Off of the track, in the pits, these madmen revert to their more gentlemen-like states. Sharing tools, advice and camaraderie.
Before the racing began and in between heats, stunt riders from @sendersonly and @cbearstunts kept the crowds entertained with endless wheelies and plenty of tire smoke.
I was already in Primm, NV to cover Danger Dan's experience at the Mint 400 and was fortunate enough to also be able to photograph much of the action at the Hooligan Races. Shooting flat track racing is always exciting. Whether it's short track vintage racing or big bikes on a big oval. There is never a dull moment. Needless to say, the action in Primm was fast and made for some of the most exciting racing I've ever shot.
For round two race results and more information on the Super Hooligan Series, be sure to check out www.superhooligan.com.