Indian Motorcycle and Flat Track racing have quite a rich history. Indian fully supports the motorsport and has been participating in such races for many years now. This year, the Indian Motorcycle Flat Track Nationals series, presented by the Dirt Track Riders Association (DTRA), got off to a flying start at Kings Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena in the UK.
It has been reported that the event recorded an entry list of around 197 racing competitors who crossed the start line over the two days; with representation from all ages across the varied classes. Racers traveled hundreds of miles to be a part of the series, which is regarded as the premier flat-track championship outside the USA.
“We are really pleased to see the growth in the series this year in the UK and with the European series due to start next month we are really excited to see how things progress in 2019. Round 1 provided some amazing racing and awesome new machines. 2019 is looking very promising for the DTRA.”
– Anthony Brown, Race Director.
Krazy Horse Race Team riders Leah Tokelove (#37) and Lee ‘KP’ Kirkpatrick (#152), raced modified Scout Hooligan machines and represented Indian Motorcycle. Both of them quickly gained pace laying down one race win each over the qualifying heats and securing strong podium positions overall. Having refined the Hooligan machines in Krazy Horse’s workshops over winter, Kirkpatrick claimed fastest lap of the final race at 18.854 and a very well deserved P3 on the podium.
Rider of the weekend was undoubtedly last year’s Hooligan Champion, Gary Birtwistle, who wowed the crowd with a flawless performance, winning both Hooligan and Pro Classes back to back.
Next stop for the DTRA and Krazy Horse Hooligan Team will be Hells Race, at Dirt Track Lelystad NL for the first round of the eagerly awaited Indian Motorcycle European Flat Track Championship. Practice takes place on Saturday 4th May, with the main event on Sunday 5th May.