Friday, 10 February 2017

RSD SUPER HOOLIGAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Roland Sands Design SUPER HOOLIGAN NATIONAL 
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Roland Sands Design is proud to bring America the “thrills and spills” of Street Bike Flat Track Racing, with the 2017 Super Hooligan National Championship Series (SHNC). We’ve selected the best events in the country to be part of the series, which aims to establish the frightening, yet rewarding craft of piloting street bikes at break-neck speeds around tracks of dirt and concrete. 


The riders are the stars and comprised of a unique and diverse background of every type of rider, from washed up Champions to plumbers, crusty flat trackers and roadracers as well as everyday Joes, Nine-to-Fivers, Stunt and Motocross riders, and everything in between. It’s a no-holds-barred battle to the stripe on 500 lbs. of fury. With races across the country ranging from specialty bike shows and concerts to pro American Flat Track events and beach-side racing, the diversity promises a unique experience at each event. Indian Motorcycle has generously offered up its crown jewel, the FTR750 Factory Indian Scout GNC-ready race bike as the championship prize. Dunlop Tires, Motul Oils, K&N Filters and Bell Helmets are also involved in a big way, bringing generous contingency checks to the competitors, rewarding
heroic rides and top finishers. Watch Out America… this is Super Hooligan!



2017 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - Street Bike Flat Track Race Schedule
February 12, 2017                      
The One Pro - Salem, OR

February 17, 2017                     
Mama Tried’s Flat Out Friday - Milwaukee, WI

March 25, 2017                 
American Flat Track Atlanta Short Track - Dixie Speedway/Woodstock, GA

April 22, 2017                 
Hippy Killer Hoedown - Perris, CA

June TBD                  
Costa Mesa Speedway Super Hooligan Night - Costa Mesa, CA

July 22-23, 2017              
Dirt Quake USA - Castle Rock, WA

August 9, 2017                
Buffalo Chip TT- Sturgis, SD

August TBD              
Wheels and Waves Invitational- Cayucos, CA

October 7, 2017                 
American Flat Track Finals - Perris Auto Speedway/Perris, CA

October 14-15, 2017        
Bolsa Chica Banzai - Bolsa Chica State Beach, CA

*Dates and events are subject to change.


CONTINGENCIES & PRIZES

Indian Motorcycle 
•         One Factory Indian FTR750 professional GNC flat track race bike will be awarded to the Super Hooligan Series Champion at final round. 
*Winner must be present at final round
•         Indian Motorcycle title-sponsored events include a $1,000 Winner-Takes-All bonus to winner of Super Hooligan Main Event.
Dunlop Tires 
•         $250 (first) / $150 (second) / $100 (third) payouts for Super Hooligan Main Event.
•         $1,000 Winner-Takes-All Super Hooligan Dunlop Dash for Cash event.
Bell Helmets 
•         $250 (first) / $150 (second) / $75 (third) payouts per Super Hooligan Main Event.
•         $2,500 bonus to be awarded to Super Hooligan Series Champion at final round.
•         Custom painted helmet trophy for Super Hooligan winner at each round.
K&N Engineering 
•         $300 Winner-Takes-All Holeshot Award for Super Hooligan Main Event.
MOTUL 
•         $300 Cleanest Hooligan race bike at each race. TBD by SHNC.

Super Hooligan class rules are simple and designed to keep costs down and fabrication to a minimum. 750cc and up Street Bikes ONLY! Open to all manufacturers.
Where the rules permit, or require components of equipment to be installed, replaced, altered or fabricated, it is the sole responsibility of the rider to select components, materials and/or fabricate the same so that the motorcycle components will perform in competition properly. 
Any component of a motorcycle, deemed as necessary for acceptable operation, must be in place, securely mounted, in proper working order and structurally sound prior to technical inspection and anytime the machine is on the race track. 
Consumption of alcohol by any rider will result in immediate disqualification from racing and automatic forfeiture of any and all points, awards or contingencies earned at that event. Save the partying for the after party. 

2017 RULES

The SHNC is not responsible for how the races are held. All sign-ups, insurance, safety, gridding, scoring, staging, results and other factors we cannot control, are the responsibility of the race organizers/promoters. These rules are set forth to promote safety and an even playing field to keep cost at a minimum.  

Frames a. Stock Production Street Bike Frames  I Stock, production motorcycle must have originated with a 750cc twin or larger displacement engine. II. No geometry changes allowed that are not bolt-on.  III. No fabrication allowed to change neck angle, no moving stock swingarm pivot location on frame, no cutting off subframes     or changing stock upper shock mount location(s), unless it is a bolt-on modification. IV. Aftermarket swing arms are allowed. b. Cracked or broken frames are prohibited. c. Kickstands must be removed. 
Brakes a. No front brakes are allowed for flat track events. b. Front brakes are allowed only for specified TT events.

Tires a. 19” Flat Track racing tires or 17” wet/rain racing tires only. b. Tires from any manufacturer are permitted. c. No knobbies, street, dual sport or other tire types allowed.
Engines a. Stock, production motorcycle must have originated with a 750cc twin or larger displacement engine. b. Engine modifications are open. Modify to your hearts content.
Exhaust System a. Exhaust pipes and mufflers must be used and be securely attached together and bolted to the frame. Mufflers must have sound    absorption mechanisms or packed baffling. b. The discharge end of the exhaust pipe may not extend beyond the rear edge of the rear tire. For safety reasons, the exposed    edge(s) of the exhaust pipe outlet(s) must be rounded to eliminate any sharp edges. c. The inside of the exhaust discharge end must be a maximum of five inches from the outside edge of the tire or frame in order to    prevent another rider’s wheel or leg from becoming trapped. 

Race Organization
Coolant/Fluid Containment a. Coolant may be propylene glycol based. It must be nontoxic and water soluble. Ethylene glycol is not an acceptable coolant. b. All drain plugs and oil fill caps must be safety-wired except plugs that are secured by other approved methods. In addition, glass    oil sight windows must be adequately protected. A metal guard is preferable and duct tape, by itself, is not sufficient protection. c. Oil filter bolts must be secured with safety wire. Oil filter cans must be secured with metal clamps and safety wire. d. All vent lines coming out of the engine that have positive pressure must be routed into a filter of at least 23 square inches (2.5” diameter x 3” long) or a heat-resistant catch can of at least 350cc or of sufficient capacity to contain breather oil for the duration    of a race. e. All vent, breather or overflow tubes coming from the radiator must be routed into a heat-resistant container with a capacity of at    least 250cc. Soda cans or bottles, or the like, are not acceptable. 

 Handlebars and Controls a. Cracked or broken handlebars are prohibited. b. Control levers must have minimum 0.25-inch diameter ball ends. c. Motorcycles must be equipped with a functional ignition cut-off switch or button, mounted on the handlebar and within reach of    the rider’s hand when placed on the grip. Momentary-off style switches are recommended and preferred. d. Motorcycles must have a self-closing throttle mechanism. e. All handlebar ends must present no cutting hazard. f. All levers, pegs and other protruding parts must be rounded or taped for safety.
Lights a. Lights and turn indicators should be removed if possible. b. All lights not removed must be completely covered with tape so any and all glass/plastic is retained in the event of an impact.    Clear tape is acceptable.

Rider Apparel a.  Helmet/Goggles   i. Riders must wear a helmet which is in good condition, provides a good fit and is properly fastened at all times when   riding on track.   ii. Helmets must be of the full face type and conform to one of the following recognized standards. The helmet must have a     label affixed certifying its approval.   1. BSI: 6658 Type A   2. USA: Snell M2010 / M2015  3. United Nations: Regulation ECE 22.05 P’

Rider Apparel cont.  4. Japan: JIS 8133:2007   iii. It is recommended that all helmets used in competition be equipped with a commercially manufactured emergency   helmet removal device such as the Hats Off device.   iv. Face shields or goggles must be shatter resistant. Faceshield must be down or goggles must be worn at the start of each event. b. Boots/Skid Shoes   i. Boots must be at least eight inches high.  ii. A skid shoe should be used on appropriate tracks. The skid shoe must be made with a curved front end at the toe end of     the shoe, with no sharp edges on the entire shoe.    iii. Skid shoe must be attached to a rider’s boot so it will not come loose. If a skid shoe becomes loose and has the potential    to injure the rider or break free and endanger other participants, the rider will be black flagged. c. Pants and Jackets   i. Leathers are highly recommended for half mile events> Leather jacket at a minimum, armor is highly recommended.   ii. Padded Leather pants are highly recommended for the half mile. Your body will thank you later. d. Gloves  i. Gloves must be worn. Leather gloves are highly recommended. Qualifying Due to the popularity of the Hooligan Class, not everyone will always make the Super Hooligan main event. Heat race and semi-final finishing positions (when semi format used by race organizer) will determine which top riders qualify for the Super Hooligan Main Event. 

Dash For Cash Race schedule permitting, a Super Hooligan Dash for Cash race will be held before the main event. The winner from each heat race or semi-final (when semi format used by race organizer) will qualify for Dash For Cash event. a. 4 Laps. b. Winner-Takes-All.
Holeshot Award The Super Hooligan Holeshot award will be given to the first rider through turn #2, upon the initial start of the Super Hooligan Main Event. Winner to be determined by the race organizer and a marker or line should be put in place on the track for accurate reference. In the case that a Holeshot winner cannot be determined, the race organizer will decide the outcome.  
Championship Points a. Points will be paid from first to twelfth place for Super Hooligan Main Event only.  b. In the case of a “B Main Event”, no points will be awarded, but winner will take home the Fastest Slow Guy bragging rights. c. In the case of a tie, most race wins or most top finishing positions act as tie breaker. d. Riders must attempt to take the start of a Main Event in order to receive championship points. e. Champion must attend the final round of the series to be crowned and collect championship winnings.
Championship Points cont. f. When the results are declared official by race organizer, points will be awarded for finishing positions in the Super Hooligan Main    Event only, according to the following schedule. g. Rider(s) must sign RSD Super Hooligan National Championship rules and liability waiver in order to collect championship points.
Position Points 1st   25 2nd   20 3rd   17 4th   15 5th   14 6th   13 7th   12 8th   11 9th   10 10th   9 11th   8 12th   

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Contingency Eligibility a. Contingency will be paid only for the Super Hooligan Main Event. b. In the case of a “B Main Event”, no contingency will be awarded but the winner will take home the Fastest Slow Guy bragging rights. c. One official Super Hooligan front number plate will be supplied to each Super Hooligan class rider at the first race they sign up for. d. Official Super Hooligan number plate with your number on it must be mounted to front of motorcycle and attached in a way that it is   secured to the motorcycle for the duration of the race. e. Riders must display official Super Hooligan number plate with series sponsor branding to be eligible for any prizes.  f. If any logos on number plates are covered, modified or otherwise made illegible, no contingencies will be paid to that rider.  Championship points and trophies will be awarded, but contingencies and championship bonuses will not be paid. g. In the case a rider forfeits his contingencies, payouts will move to the next eligible rider. h. Rider(s) must sign RSD Super Hooligan National Championship rules and liability waiver in order to collect contingencies. i. SHNC must receive a completed W-9 form from rider, in order for contingency payments to be made.

Contingencies & Prizes Contingency payout checks will be mailed following each race, upon receipt of final results provided by race organizer.  
RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE



About Super Hooligan:
The spirit of hooligan racing comes from a simpler time, when you raced – and could ride home on – any bike you owned. With its roots in Southern California motorcycle culture, today’s flat track hooligan racing category is rapidly gaining in popularity with riders of all ages and experience levels across the nation by offering the fun of motorcycle competition in a less structured environment. Combining the craft of custom motorcycles and racing the Super Hooligan rules are loose and limit the bikes to 750CC and up twins in stock frames with dirt track tires and no front brakes.

About Roland Sands Design:
Roland Sands Design is a motorcycle, product and apparel company that has its roots in racing, custom bike building and design. Our inspiration comes from a high performance background that blends the love of two wheels with the desire to create unique products. We live the two wheeled life and our crew is a diverse collection of road racers, off-road, dirt track, super moto and custom bike builders and riders. It's this diversity that allows us to work with the best in the industry on a wide variety of projects. Follow all bike builds, new products and the life and times of the Roland Sands Design crew at www.rolandsands.com.

For more information email info@rolandsands.com. 

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