Hooligan Enduro & Open Bike Classes Added to The Mint 400
Mark Atkins of Rusty Butcher to head up Hooligan Classes
- Hooligan Enduro class keeps bikes close to stock with 750cc or larger production twin engine. Bike must weigh 400lbs or more. No past or present pro card holders allowed. Click here for the ruleset.
- Hooligan Open class allows for more modification with 750cc or larger production twin engine. No weight restriction. Past or present pro card holders welcome. Click here for the ruleset.
- Click here to register for the 2020 Hooligan Classes.
The Mint 400 welcomes all Hooligan racers to come battle it out with two new bike classes Hooligan Enduro and Hooligan Open. The classes are designed to separate amateurs and pros in the Hooligan Enduro class as well as encourage modification in the Hooligan Open class. The bikes must be derived from a street bike manufacturer such as Harley Davidson, Indian Motorcycles, Ducati, or Triumph.
“Hooligan racing spawned from the dirty depths of backyard garages across the United States with blue collar dudes who just want to have fun racing bikes that are not intended to race what they are doing,” said Rusty Butcher CEO, Mark Atkins. “Very little structure and rules make for all the fun racing a 400Lb street legal motorcycle on dirt!”
“Hooligan desert racing is a true embrace of the spirit of the Mint 400. This race was started by crazy dreamers who didn’t have “race” equipment. They raced in stock vehicles, VW Bugs, Jeeps, Street Bikes, Sedans, whatever they had. Last year when the bikes returned for the first time in 40 years there was a small group of psychos Led by Mark Atkins aka “Rusty Butcher” and it was really cool,” commented Mint 400 CEO, Matt Martelli.
“We will never forget that off-road racing at its core is about the regular guy building a bike or vehicle in their garage and coming and having an amazing experience with their friends and family challenging “The Great American Off-Road Race.”
Hooligan Enduro & Open Bike Classes race will take place Friday March 6th at 7:00am. The Hooligan racers will tackle two eighty mile laps of The Mint 400’s bike course in front of thousands of off-road race fans.