MotoAmerica Mission Super Hooligan National Championship B Main
A few of the riders that were originally in the B group during qualifying were able to make the cut into the A Main, making it a great mix-up of racing for each group. Leading the grid was Gilbert Conde on his Indian FTR1200, followed by Charles Condit on his Harley Davidson Low Rider S, and Dillon Wall on his Harley Davidson XL1200 Sportster in 3rd.
4th - Aaron Guardado - Harley Davidson Pan America
5th - Mike Boyce - Suzuki SV1000
7th - Joseph's Gale - Harley Davidson Low Rider S
8th - Brendan Murphy - Harley Davidson Dyna Low Rider
9th - Gary Thompson - Harley Davidson Low Rider S
And in the final spot was - Michael Smith on his Harley Davidson Low Rider S
Lights are OUT and it's GO TIME!
Charles Condit got a big jump on the start and led the pack into the first turn with quite a gap, but everybody had to watch out for Michael Smith who was lightning fast on his start, passing up 7 riders on his way into turn 1!
Heading into lap 2 the Guardado brothers were neck and neck, but Sean got a huge drive out of turn 11 and was able to move on by. Sean had some killer speed, and as he went around turn 1 fire was even sparking off of his foot peg; he was seriously sending it.
Two brothers racing head-to-head is always a treat, but knowing that they both built the bikes, race them, and do their thing together with Suicide Machine Co. is seriously epic. They truly show why this class is so special because not only are they out here doing the real thing, but they also have to go back to work on Monday...
"But man do they have fun on the weekends." - Roland Sands
During Lap 3 around turn 3, Michael Smith passed Charles for the lead with big speed an outside move - what an incredible charge through the pack from the back of the grid. The 108 of Gilbert Conde did not get a great start but worked his way up into the 4th spot. With 4 laps to go and exiting the Corkscrew, Charles Condit slipped out and went down hard, but with a well-executed crash. "He must be a skateboarder or something" claimed Roland as we watched Charles tuck his arms in and go with the slide. It looked as if he had lost his ground clearance and dabbed the primary.
Michael Smith went on to lead the rest of the race with Conde behind him, and on the last lap Gilbert laid down a 1:42:856 the fastest lap of the race, but this wasn't fast enough to catch the Low Rider S of Michael Smith. With Smith's victory he showed us that although starting from the back of the grid is not ideal, this is racing, and there's never a guarantee. Coming in hot into the last turn behind 1st and 2nd was Dillon Wall and Sean Guardado battling for 3rd place.
Exiting the turn, it seemed as if the podium spot was safely secured in Dillons hands but for some reason Dillon looked behind him, sat out of his seat swerving, and Sean Guardado viciously flew by him for the 3rd place spot with less than a second between them. Did Dillon hit a neutral? Did he not know it was the last lap? Did he think he had a greater lead than he did? The world may never know...
The race spectacle resulted as such: Michael Smith 1st, Gilbert Condi 2nd, and Sean Guardado 3rd.
"These Hooligans are truly pushing the limits of these bikes." - Roland Sands
The Air-Cooled fans were fired up to greet their Super Hooligan Champions, and we all look forward to seeing what's in stock for the rest of the season amongst these radical riders.