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Ellaspede Dust Hustle boon for viewers

Dust Hustle
Dust Hustle


The second annual Dust Hustle tomorrow (Saturday September 5, 2015) is a sellout for riders and will be a much more spectator-friendly event, says Brisbane custom shop Ellaspede spokesman Hughan Seary.

The fun event where riders race flat track on a variety of suitable and not-so-suitable machines is on at the North Brisbane Junior Motorcycle Club’s Mick Doohan Raceway.

Spectator entry is free to see a sold-out field of more than 100 novice riders having a go at recreating the fun of the cult 1971 movie On Any Sunday!

Hughan says there will be a surprise guest racer on the day, plus demonstration rides by the local club members and Pro AMA flat track racer Michael Kirkness. The track will also have a different layout to last year.

Michael Kirkness AMA Pro flat track racer at the Dust Hustle
Michael Kirkness in action

He says they had about 500 spectators last year, but they are expecting more than 1000 this year with a lot more off-track attractions including trade stalls, food, cafe, bar and an after-party from 4pm.

There will also be raffle and event prizes for spectators and riders including a Bell Bullitt helmet, GoPro, bike oil, tyres and more.

The event is inspired by the famous Dirt Quake event made popular by Sideburn Magazine. “It is a flat track fun day open to all the weird, wonderful and woefully unsuitable motorcycles that could possibly be ridden on the dirt,” Hughan says.