Prior to the start of practice for the Super Hooligans class at the Superprestigio of the Americans at the Orleans Casino Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon, November 21, Roland Sands check out the paddock. Sands, one of the prime movers in the new Super Hooligans race division for street-based motorcycles above 750cc, entered a team of Indian twins and placed third overall in the "Super H" Final after a poor start. This is the final image in our selection of 15 shots from the afternoon and evening, initial running of the successful SuperPrestigio of the Americas Short Track event.
Sunday, 06 December 2015 20:40 Published in News
Roland Sands styles during Qualifying race action for the Super Hooligans support class during the Superprestigio of the Americas Flat Track at the Orleans Casino Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 21. One of the prime movers in developing the entertaining new category for street-based bikes above 750cc's, Sands moved thorugh the 13 rider field after a bad start to earn third in the Super Hooligans Final, with support for his Roland Sands Design constructed Indian coming from Dunlop, K&N Filters, Bell Helmets and Performance Machine.
Saturday, 05 December 2015 16:26 Published in News
Super Hooligans paddock at the Orleans Casino Arena for the Superprestigio of the Americas Flat Track event in Las Vegas, November 21. Picutred, the Harley-Davidsons of the Broken Homme and Suicide Machine Company squads, including riders "Guardado", Shaun Guardado, Gabriel Vidrio and Joshua Johnson, await practice around the tenth mile oval.
Thursday, 03 December 2015 23:31 Published in News
Semi Q race action for the Super Hooligans support Flat Track class at the Indian-backed event at the Superprestigio of the Americas debut at the Orleans Casino arena in Las Vegas November 21. The RSD Harley-Davidson of Hollister, California's Helder Alvernaz (# 74) leads Geoff Cain of Woodstock in the U.K. on a Triumph (# 45) and Thomas Finell of Anaheim, CA on another Harley (# 22) during the opening heat. Russ Brown-backed Alvernaz went on the claim tenth in the eight lap Feature race.
Thursday, 03 December 2015 09:54 Published in News
Long Beach based Brendon Lutes shows real flat track style aboard his Fasthouse-backed RSD Indian at the Orleans Casino Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, November 21. Competing in the Super Hooligans class at the first-ever Superprestigio of the Amercas, Roland Sands Design supported Lutes netted a strong eight place in the Final race, fourth Indian across the finish line.
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 11:21 Published in News
Chirs Wiggins lead most of the Super Hooligans Final support event Flat Track at the Superprestigio of the Americas at the Orleans Casino Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, Noveber 21. Terre Haute, IN based Wiggins lead the first six of eight laps before getting baulked in traffic with his Speed Merchants/Lyndall Brakes-backed Harley.
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 09:37 Published in News
Super Hooligans support heat race action during the Superprestigio of the Americas Short Track event at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, with the # 66 Harley-Davidson of Shaun Guardado of Long Beach, CA.; the # 4 Harley-Davidson of Travis Hayes of Encinitas, CA., and the # 23 Indian of Brendon Lutes, also of Long Beach, CA.
Sunday, 22 November 2015 11:16 Published in News
The support class for this evening’s inaugural Superprestigio of the Americas dirt track presented by Yamaha event at the Orleans Casino Arena in Las Vegas is Super Hooligans. Since the Super Hooligans is a sort of a modern version of the “free rider” initiative, with an aversion to structure and rules, the event is hard to describe.
Most of the entries in the Super Hooligans class are competing aboard big, cruiser type v-twins of some type, many of them street legal, complete with active head and brake lights. There are a few older machines, several sorta-XR Harley-Davidsons seemingly built from used parts, Triumphs, a Buell, and an early 1980s Honda Sabre v-four cruiser, complete with king-and-queen aftermarket seat.
Super Hooligan riding gear also runs the full range of options, including taped together leathers, clearly borrowed steel shoes, and the first open face helmets we have seen at a track in many years. One guy raced well with a white denim Levis-style jacket and white jeans, belt showing. There is some hipster, as well as vintage, influence in Super Hooligans activity.
Class guru Roland Sands appeared to be wearing pyjamas in the opening on-track session, but was down to just his leathers for his second session aboard his handsome Indian twin.
If you know how to cover all this with a descriptive, umbrella like category overview, please let us know!
Of course, something new and different often attracts smart comments, and many wise guys suggested all kinds of possible mishaps for the large and heavy machines, not necessarily well suited to this tight, tenth of a mile oval – except maybe for the sole Ducati Scrambler!
So far, the riders have been respectful of each other, and only a couple of bikes have required on-track pick up. You don’t want to be on the bottom of a Short Track pile in the Super Hooligans 12 rider, 8 lap final race later on in tonight’s Las Vegas program.
Saturday, 21 November 2015 20:16 Published in News