Photo Credit: Derek Althen
SUPER HOOLIGAN MAIN EVENT
The rain did not let up, and the main event was going to be even crazier. Any normal human being would have decided to sit out the mud-fest on these 400 plus pound machines. But nope, 12 riders lined up side by side for the main event. I knew the start would be everything. Clear vision, control of the race, and out of the chaos. I timed the flag start perfectly, and took the holeshot into turn 1. Behind me bikes roared, crashed, and collided. I did everything I could to just pull away and escape it. Once again, Holden Pruitt challenged me. We came around into the 180-degree first turn once again, which was especially chewed up and slick. I fought to get the bike turned, and Pruitt took advantage with a block pass on me.
When the Super Hooligan heat races were up, the rain had set in. Everyone only practiced on a dry track, so the opening lap of the race was going to be a gamble as racers fought for first, while trying not to overstep the bounds of the treacherous track conditions. Lucky for me, I got a decent start and was in 2nd place, and a couple turns in, the rider in 1st place fell, handing me the lead.
A lap later, another Harley rider blasted underneath me taking the lead away.
I was covered in mud as the leader roosted me, and had to take off my goggles so I could see. Initially the rider, Holden Pruitt, gapped me. But on the final lap, I gave it everything I had to close the gap. With 2 turns to go, I squared him up on the face of a jump, which gave me the drive to pass him into the final turn for the heat race win!
Once again I mounted a charge back, and had to ditch my goggles so I could see. Rain and mud covered my body and face, and it was all I could do to keep my eyes clear. This time, Pruitt made a mistake allowing me underneath. I keep the throttle twisted and was able to break away to a comfortable lead. But it wasn't over. Mother Nature was still causing havoc, the track was claiming racers left and right, and nerves were setting in. When the white flag came out, I made my way around the track with caution. When I crossed the finish line, the celebration began! I laid the Harley over in the mud and did donuts in front of the crowd. World-famous bike builder Roland Sands handmade the trophies for the top 3 in Super Hooligan, which was very special.