DirtQuake 2017 was held over two days at Kings Lynn’s Adrian Flux Stadium, the entry list for every group and genre of flat track racing was full to the point of disappointment for some late entries. But for the actual competitors and the thousands of spectators that attended Saturday and Sunday (8-9 July), it was definitely a case of smiles all-round. If you couldn’t make the event, don’t worry you can catch all the DirtQuake action tonight on ITV4 (Freeview ch24) at 8:00pm.
Sponsored by Harley-Davidson®, DirtQuake provided serious and fun racing of the flat track variety; celebrations for the finalists and winners; smiles and a beer or two for everyone else who took part; and a huge crowd who enjoyed the spectacle of DirtQuake.
The biggest class of motorcycles at DirtQuake – the UK’s flat track racing spectacle of the year - was the Harley Class, where the sound of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles from the past and present day filled the speedway arena, paddock and the air surrounding Kings Lynn.
While everyone who entered the Harley Class proved to be a crowd-winner regardless of race result, the actual winner of the class final was Tim Neave (2) from Lincolnshire, who made racing a near-standard Street Rod® look like a flat track masterclass.
Of the many entries in the Harley Class, there was a selection of specialist media from the UK, Nordic regions and Benelux states – most of who had never raced at flat track let alone heard of DirtQuake. Regardless, these brave souls rode Street Rods and quickly learnt the art of inducing front and rear wheel slides and making full use of this latest Harley Davidson’s power. We can safely say they all went home to spread glorious words and images of the whole spectacle via their respective websites, magazines and blogs.
Another class that ran at Dirtquake was Hooligan Class, where all types of two-wheelers, regardless of engine capacity and genre, could go head-to-head. Needless to say this provided interesting racing… So too did the competitors wearing fancy dress, plus the selection of cobbled together machines and colour schemes.
Relive the event if you went, or definitely find out what makes the UK’s best fun-filled racing spectacle by watching DirtQuake Motorcycle Festival, 8:00pm, ITV4 (Freeview ch24).