Sideburn and See See Motorcycles have joined forces to bring Dirt Quake to the USA! Flat track racing that ain’t pretty or professional, but it sure is a whole helluva lotta fun! And that’s the point!
The original Dirt Quake, back in 2012, was Sideburn magazine’s idea to get novices racing their motorcycles that don’t fit into normal motorcycle sport, and at minimum cost. For 2014 Sideburn has partnered with See See Motorcycles of Portland, OR to take Dirt Quake to a Grand National Championship track in the Pacific Northwest.
Dirt Quake USA is a two-day event with the opportunity to watch the pros and top amateurs race pure flat track bikes on Saturday, then race, or point at complete novices competing on totally unfit-for-purpose bikes, in the special Dirt Quake classes on Sunday. Saturday night is a camp out with live music. Sunday is purely for road bikes and the emphasis is on fun and enjoying the experience, not red mist and race bikes. It’s also a show for spectators of all ages and will include dangerous stunts, live music– and the unforgettable spectacle of watching the exceptionally unprepared try to race the wilfully inappropriate!
WHERE: Castle Rock, Washington.
WHEN: May 31st – June 1st, 2014
MORE INFO: www.sideburnmagazine.com
Here’s how it works.
If you want to race you choose one of the following four classes:
Inappropriate Road Bike
Street Tracker/Street Scrambler
Lady (female riders on any of the bikes above)
Send in a photo of the bike you want to race and the class you choose to be in. The DQ USA Committee then decide if it’s inappropriate enough. If your bike is accepted then – when entries open, you have to get your payment in to guarantee your place. Race entry is $50. Racer goody bag included. Gate entry included.
Note: having your bike approved doesn’t mean you’re in, you must pay (by paypal) when the entries open on 1 April. Entries Close 17 May. No entries on the day, sorry.
Dirt Quake is for ROAD bikes. It’s for people to dip a toe into racing who might never have tried it. There are plenty of races for real races bikes.
$10 on the gate, $10 for camping. Live music, chopper flat track, minimal risk of injury, good times.
Saturday is elite flat track racing (the good guys on great race bikes).
Sunday is Dirt Quake (misguided fools on inappropriate road bikes)
CASTLE ROCK, WA
31 MAY – 1 JUNE
There is more info on the Dirt Quake USA page.
This sounds like a lot of rules, but it allows the day to be a lot of fun with less hassle.
#DQUSA Instagram Competition
Hashtag a photo of your Dirt Quake preparation on instagram and win prizes. We’ll have a different winner every month between now and the race.