2019 1Pro Super Hooligan race

The 1Pro is the season opener for the Super Hooligan racing series.

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The bikes being raced range from big 1200cc purpose-built Super Hooligan bikes all the way down to tiny two-stroke bikes for kids.

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Super Hooligan is a predominantly amateur series and that opens it up to all kinds of competitors.

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The field features men, women and kids aged six to 60.

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Unlike more traditional American flat-track racing, Super Hooligan takes place on a lightly banked eighth- or tenth-mile oval.

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Most of the races take place on dirt. But at least one in San Pedro, California takes place on pavement.

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Hooligan bikes, like flat-track bikes, run with no front brakes.

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Prizes range from a couple thousand dollars for the higher classes to little plastic trophies.

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The races are short, some lasting little over a minute.

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Competition is friendly -- usually -- but fierce.

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