Indian partners with the DTRA for the 2018 Flat Track Nationals Championship

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Indian Motorcycle and the Dirt Track Riders Association (DTRA) have announced a partnership for the coming season of dirt track racing, at an event held at The Bike Shed in London’s Shoreditch.

  • Indian Motorcycle is the title sponsor for this year’s DTRA Nationals
  • Spectating welcome at races throughout the season
  • Five rounds of Hooligan racing will culminate with the winner riding away on a Scout Sixty

This isn’t limited to just the Hooligan class – which Krazy Horse-prepared Indian Scout’s made their own in 2017 – but the whole series, putting money into the grass roots of the sport.

Competition classes are:

  • Hooligan Class
  • Rookie Class
  • Adult Intermediate Class
  • Pro Class
  • Sportax Thunderbike Class
  • Sideburn Magazine Vintage Class (Two Stroke and Four Stroke)
  • Mini Bike Class
  • Youth Junior Flat Track Class
  • Youth Intermediate Flat Track Class
  • Youth Senior Flat Track Class

Rider entries are now open for all classes and DTRA Club Director Anthony Brown, explained that everyone was really excited about the 2018 season: “We cannot wait to get things underway in April, and we have a new meeting format that will help us to showcase the Pro riders and the Hooligan class. I am really pleased to have Indian Motorcycle on board; we have many shared interests and they really understand the people we have riding with us and the direction we are travelling with our sport.”

Indian Motorcycle debuted in last year’s Hooligan Class, with five of the 28 riders on Indian Scout or Scout Sixtys against a competitive field that included Kawasaki, Harley-Davidson, Triumph streetbike-derived machines.

The Hooligan racers gave great action right up to the last round at DirtQuake, where Spanish rider Ferran Mas won the DTRA Hooligan Championship on a Krazy Horse prepared Indian Scout Sixty.

The fast, exciting and inclusive Hooligan class rules are simple and designed to keep costs down and fabrication to a minimum; riders enter on street bikes with a capacity of 750cc and up, stripped down and fitted with flat track tyres.

There will be five Hooligan class races this season with the first taking place at the Adrian Flux Arena in Kings Lynn in April. The second race moves to the Netherlands on the Lelystad Speedway, also known as Hells Race. Races three and four take place in close succession during the weekend of the MCN Festival. Then there will be a couple of quiet months before the final round in August at DIRTQUAKE at the Arena Essex, giving racers and spectators five weekends of fun, excitement and partying between April and August.

The overall winner of the 2018 DTRA Indian Motorcycle Hooligan Class will ride away as the proud owner of a stunning Scout Sixty!

Most of the races are free to attend and the more the merrier.

While the El Rollo flat track race during the Wheels & Waves festival isn’t part of the championship, many of the competitors also make the trip over to Spain to take part – and to party – so all are welcome to join Indian out in Biarritz too.


April 7  •  Adrian Flux Arena  •  Kings Lynn, UK

May 5 / 6  •  Hells Race  •  Speedway Leylstad, Netherlands

May 19 / 20  •  MCN Festival  •  Peterborough Showground, UK

  August 18  •  DIRTQUAKE  •  Arena Essex, UK

Find out more about all the race classes and dates at

Photos by Caylee Hankins.

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