DirtQuake 2019 Preview: Flat Track Friday and DTRA Hooligans Round 4, Arlington Stadium, Sussex

Updated: Jul 30, 2019

The DTRA are proud to have been involved with DirtQuake since the beginning, and this year we’ll be back for the sixth year of the event which will incorporate Round 4 of our Hooligans championship, in addition to an open flat track racing night that we’d like to invite all of our riders to enter. 

Now taking place at Arlington Stadium in Sussex, DirtQuake 2019 opens with on the evening of 9th August with ‘Flat Track Friday’, a fun racing event with a class for our Pro, Inter and Rookie DTRA riders (no restrictions on tyres, 19” wheels) that has a £1,000 prize purse up for grabs. No championship points can be earned during this race; it’s simply another opportunity to ride during our season, and maybe take home some cash as a bonus. 

There is also a supporting class for Minibikes - this is a mixed class for both stock and modified bikes, however we’ll award those separately.

The following day sees the main DirtQuake event, and Round 4 of our Hooligans championship, currently being led by the defending titleholder Gary Birtwistle. This will be the penultimate Hooligans round - can Max Hunt and Leah Tokelove, currently in 2nd and 3rd place, grab those extra points to change the standings?

How to sign up and pay for Flat Track Friday and/or the Hooligan racing

If you want to race with us in either (or both) events at DirtQuake you’ll have to sign up for the classes you wish to enter, and then pay your entry fees. Both links are below. 

1. Click here to sign up to race

The form allows you to sign up for both events at once if you wish to. 

2. Click here to pay your entry fees

Make sure to pay the correct amount for the number of classes that you wish to enter. 

As these events are to form part of the DirtQuake weekend we’re afraid that spectators will need to buy tickets - however they’re only £25 (adults) for the whole weekend if you buy in advance, or £30 on the door.

Running order and racing times

Here’s how the DirtQuake weekend will look in terms of the DTRA racing:

Friday 9th August - FLAT TRACK FRIDAY

16:00 - 18:00: DTRA FTF rider sign-on and scrutineering

18:00 - 20:30: FTF racing and finals


08:00 - 10:00: Rider sign-on and scrutineering

11:58: Hooligan practice 1

12:06: Hooligan practice 2

13:30: Hooligan heat 1

13:35: Hooligan heat 2

14:50: Hooligan heat 3

14:55: Hooligan heat 4

16:10: Hooligan heat 5

16:15: Hooligan heat 6

17:50: Hooligan final and podium

To see the full racing schedule click here, and for the general DirtQuake schedule click here. As always, there will be plenty more to see and do over the weekend, including racing throughout the day and music late into the night.

Where to find Arlington Stadium

Here’s where to find Arlington Stadium, home of Eastbourne speedway:

We’re looking forward to seeing all of DTRA riders that are able to join us at DirtQuake and throw your support behind this always-memorable motorcycle event.

Following this, our next DTRA event will be Round 6 of our Nationals championship at Redcar Bears Speedway, Middlesbrough on August 17th-18th - we’ll publish a preview blog post about that round very soon.  Until then, take care and we’ll see you at the races. 

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