Sunday, 12 June 2016

Moto Stampede at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

Moto Stampede Boosts Adrenaline 
in Buffalo Chip® Amphitheater

RSD Super HooliganTM flat track races presented by Indian Motorcycle, 
Buffalo Chip Street Drags, and Five Finger Death Punch Concert Included
in Thrilling Series of Off-the-Hook Events.

Buffalo Chip, SD – For the first time ever the power and heart-thumping action of no-holds-barred racing will be paired with the meaty, heavy metal groove of one of the world’s top bands in a full-blown Moto Stampede in the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s amphitheater. The thrill of RSD Super Hooligan flat track races sponsored by Indian Motorcycle® coupled with the craziness of the Buffalo Chip’s street drags will lead up to hard-grooving performances by Five Finger Death Punch and Reverend Horton Heat on Wednesday, Aug. 10. 

The original video announcing the Moto Stampede can be viewed here: 

RSD Super Hooligan Throwdown presented by Indian Motorcycle®
Hooligan racing is a throwback to the days when young men lightened and tweaked their street machines into dirt track racers. Roland Sands Design and Indian Motorcycle’s recent efforts to help revive the thrill of flat track racing has reignited a fire that still burns brightly with today’s moto and custom enthusiasts. 

The dirt oval race track, built by IV League Flat Track, circles the main grounds of the Buffalo Chip infield between the Wolfman Jack Stage and the Top Shelf. Spectators will be lining the raceway where they unquestionably will feel the grit and dust as competitors back it in sideways through the turns and fight for the lead. To make this wild event even more interesting, one of the races will be completely inappropriate; racers may show up in costumes, crazy helmets or whatever strikes their fancy. Hooligan racer Roland Sands and crew are slated to bring out the highly competitive, RSD-modified, Indian Scout Sixty race bikes for battle.

Buffalo Chip Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John
Crazy John Markwald and friends will be racing bikes typically seen on the cover of the nation’s top motorcycle magazines or displayed behind velvet ropes at the biggest shows. These hot rods with top performance parts and over-the-top paint jobs will reach speeds of up to 120 mph before passing under the steel bridge finish line. There will be ample opportunity for
premium viewing in the Chip’s amphitheater.

Rock to Rip Faces Off
The rock party following the day of adrenaline-fueled, clutch-popping racing action will keep the rpms spinning until the final note of headliner Five Finger Death Punch’s performance. The award-winning band’s energy and rhythmic style has propelled them to the top of the charts and into the hearts of rock fans worldwide. Their album “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volumes 1 and 2” each landed at no. 2 on Billboard’s 200 in just one week. Reverend Horton Heat and Low Volts will round out the Moto Stampede concerts on the main stage on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
SCHEDULE Wednesday, Aug. 10 – Buffalo Chip Amphitheater
12:40 – 1 p.m.  Flat Track Practice Session
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Buffalo Chip Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John
3:30 – 4 p.m. Seattle Cossacks Stunt Performance
4 – 6 p.m.  RSD Super Hooligan Flat Track Races Presented by Indian Motorcycle
7:15 - Low Volts perform on the Wolfman Jack Stage
8:30 p.m. - Reverend Horton Heat takes the Wolfman Jack Stage
10:30 p.m. - Five Finger Death Punch on the Wolfman Jack Stage - Indian Motorcycle Night at the Chip
12 a.m. – Red Bull After Party at Club Chip

Sportster Showdown
Biltwell and Led Sled honor the retro, the adrenaline junkies and those who love the extraordinary at the Sportster Showdown at the Chip’s CrossRoads on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Classes include best chopper, tracker, vintage and café sportsters. The show is presented by Biltwell, Led Sled, Street Chopper, S&S, Rusty Butcher and Chop Cult.

SCHEDULE Tuesday, Aug. 9
 Sportster Showdown - Buffalo Chip CrossRoads
2-3 p.m. Ride in and Free Registration
3-5 p.m. Showtime
5 p.m. Awards Presentation & Happy Hour Rebel Yell 2 for 1
After Party - Buffalo Chip Bikini Beach
12 - 2 a.m. After Party with Mothership

The Buffalo Chip will announce more bands in the coming weeks until its full nine-day festival schedule has been announced. Those wishing to purchase passes may do so by going to or calling 605-347-9000.

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. Established in 1981, the venue’s nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Buffalo Chip guests have the freedom to party and play while experiencing world-class concerts, outrageous events, moving freedom celebrations, thrilling PowerSports and more. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers cabins, RVs, camping, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, paved roads, and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip's concerts are free with camping. More details are available at

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