We went racing for the first time on Friday 7th July 2017 as we entered the DTRA Hooligan series at DirtQuake. We transformed a standard Street Rod into a custom Flat Tracker (check the snaps below) so that it could be ridden by our rider, Grant Martin and after hitting the left turns hard and throttling it out around the track, we finished 1st in the Hooligan class at DirtQuake. It was an incredible way for us all to start this exciting new motoring adventure so in 2018, we decided to go quite a few laps further as we entered the full 2018 DTRA European Hooligan Championship, teaming up with the legendary Sideburn Magazine.
Prior to our first race day in 2017, 36 days to be precise, this project came together when old school friends, Harry (our Chieftain) and Grant (our Flat Track rider) sat in the pub and decided to start this exciting venture together as this project could combine three of their passions; Harley-Davidson heritage, racing and building a custom bike. Let's not forget Grant's dad, Steve Martin from T&S Engineering, who also got involved with this project as all the welding / fabricated elements that you see on the Hurricane was carried out by Steve... Way to go dad!
The DTRA Hooligan series is all about racing heavy and big capacity road bike bruisers on the oval dirt track so of course we're part of this event as we head back to some Harley-Davidson roots with Flat Track racing whilst enjoying / relishing in the fact that such an awesome event exists in our extraordinary generation!
The 2018 season saw Grant open up the championship with a 1st place finish at round 1 of the Championship @ Kings Lynn. It was a fantastic weekend of racing as Grant took our custom Street Rod over the finish line ahead of the field but there was some fantastic #gofastturnleft from the other riders so the Championship was far from a one horse race.
The final round of the DTRA Hooligan Championship was hosted at Arena Essex by DirtQuake and trust us when we say, this is always an event not to be missed as it holds its own as one of the most unique motorsport events in the world as they have all but one simple rule, race any bike that can pass an MOT. This super simple rule releases the inner cool in every rider / motorcycle as the creativity on racing outfits and motorbike styles hit a level only possible from speed freaks, gear heads and adrenaline chasers across the world.
Watch the video to follow our flat track racing journey as we took a standard Harley-Davidson Street 750 and transformed it into a custom flat tracker motorcycle, the Hurricane! Grant Martin took team MSHD straight to the top of the podium in this round of the 2018 DTRA Hooligan Championship, heating things up for the remainder of the 2018 season and of course, the next go fast and turn left race!
If you have any questions about our custom Flat Track motorcycle, or would like to arrange a test ride on a Street Rod, please call 01622 711680 during opening hours, or send us a message via the link below and we'll answer your query as soon as possible.