They say things are bigger in Texas, and they aren't lying. It was a huge weekend of Super Hooligan and Bagger racing at one of, if not the premier road race courses in America, Circuit of the Americas. The track, which sits just minutes outside of Austin, is blessed by the rubber of F1 as well as Moto GP machines. The facility is top-notch, with primo garages, paddock access, suites, and plenty of indoor facilities for a weekend that was quite spicy. The 100-plus-degree temperatures didn't hamper the excitement and the racing, but it certainly strained the riders, particularly riders like Bobby Fong and Tyler Ohara doing double duty.
The Mission Foods Super Hooligans were a particularly excitable bunch, with many of the 47 riders getting to turn wheels at COTA for the first time ever. You could see the experience play out in the initial qualifying sessions, with the S and S Indian boys turning impressive lap times right off the bat, setting the stage for a Championship showdown. Tyler Ohara and Jeremey McWilliams were tied in the points coming into the final round, with only a race win giving Tyler the advantage. It would be a winner-takes-all affair with Andy Debrino 3rd in the championship on the KTM, followed by Corey West on the Harley Pan America, Mark Price on the KTM Duke 890, and the surprising Stefano Mesa 6th on the consistent Energica EV.