Dirtquake 2018 - Hooligan Championship
By Ross Sharp - 22 Aug 18
I wasn't the only one to be sitting-out the racing this year. Dutch no longer has a street tracker and although Vikki has two, didn't have time to prep one of her Honda Dominators. Café Racer Cup podium finisher and Hollywood stuntman Brandon Beckman said he and his dad would take care of the maintenance if he could borrow her original pride and joy. Late night fuel tank repairs and a whole lot of last minute McGyvering and Brandon lined-up on the grid for his first ever flat track experience. Within a lap he had the hang of going fast and turning left, to the unbridled joy of Vikki who squealed loud enough for him to hear above the Dommie's fire spitting open exhaust.In one of the heats Brandon went into turn 1 too hot, ran out of lock and lost the rear. From the banking I saw his fingers cover the clutch and he was back on his feet in no time, but plumb last. In the second best race of the day, in my biased opinion, he picked off the competition with the deftness of someone who'd been dirt tracking for years and on the last run to the line bagged third place - heroic! AND... while all that was going on actual Dirtquake happened!! There were scooters, pizza bikes, choppers, a PW50 and even a tatty but well used Vincent Rapide, that was very rapid indeed! We all had a great day out and despite not racing ourselves were hugely honoured to be represented by Gary and Brandy. In fact it's better we weren't on track with them as they'd have kicked our arses, big time! Click on the thumbnails below to launch the Dirtquake gallery.