Press Release Sturgis Buffalo Chip | April 21, 2017 | Biker InCite®

The epicenter of rally events adds multiple days of racing action at the Largest Music Festival in MotorcyclingTM.

Sturgis, SD (April 21, 2017) More adrenaline-packed racing events have this year been added to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede race series at the premier action center of the rally. Six of the motorcycle and music festival’s nine days offers thrilling racing from American Flat Track and RSD Super Hooligan to street drags, Dirt Riot Off-Road, and AMA Supermoto. Audiences will have an up-close viewing experience with concert pairings they won’t find in any other venue in the world. One pass includes access to Moto Stampede races, all concerts and events held within the campground and tent camping. Passes may be purchased for each day with multi-day packages offering the best value. More info can be found here.

The rally was founded on racing. The Buffalo Chip’s Moto Stampede pairs multiple days and types of races with the rally’s biggest concerts to create a series of events neither the rally nor the world has ever before seen, said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. We intend to shake the ground with excitement and horsepower. That’s why it’s called the Moto Stampede.


The Moto Stampede offers the industry’s most concentrated series of motorsports events:

AMA Supermoto Practice at the Buffalo Chip

Dirt Riot Off-Road Racing

Off-road racers in UTV, Ultra Four Car and Truck Super Mod Trail classes will tear up the award-winning track at the Buffalo Chip PowerSports Complex on Friday, Aug. 4 and Saturday, Aug. 5. Entry to the Aug. 4 time trials is free. Championships on Aug. 5 are ticketed separately from campground events and passes are $20.

American Flat Track® AMA Pro Racing Sanctioned Races

AFT racing action will take place on Sunday, Aug. 6, sending the nation’s top professional racing athletes through the new Buffalo Chip TT track that winds through the center of the venues famous amphitheater. Indian Wrecking Crew revives the long-held rivalry with Harley-Davisdon’s Factory Crew in a battle fans are referring to as The Hundred Years War.  Shinedown will perform on the Wolfman Jack Stage immediately following the races.

RSD Super Hooligan Races

 Street Drag Invitational Races with Crazy John

Crazy John Markwald will be back to pit even more of his friends in head-to-head hat drop street races down the middle of the Buffalo Chip amphitheater on Wednesday, Aug. 9 during the Buffalo Chip Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John.

RSD Super Hooligan Races

Immediately following the street drags Roland Sands and his crew will go handlebar to handlebar in the RSD Super Hooligan races presented by Indian Motorcycle. Passes include performance by Ozzy Osbourne along with other headliners on the main stage that evening.

Roland Sand 2016

AMA Supermoto Races

This high-energy race hybrid will bring Sturgis Buffalo Chip campers face to face with the ultimate through-the-streets style racing on Friday, Aug. 11 and Saturday, Aug. 12 as racers fly around a one-of-a-kind Supermoto track that cuts through both the amphitheater and the streets in the surrounding campground.

AMA Supermoto

The top racing talent in the country including reigning and 3x National Champion, Gage McAllister and #2 and #3 ranked racers will attend. Alter Bridge will perform after the AMA Supermoto races along with other headlining bands yet to be announced.

In addition to the Moto Stampede races, Chip fans will enjoy more world-class concerts, death-defying stunts, motorcycle showcases and more throughout the full nine-day Buffalo Chip festival. Additional concert and event announcements are expected soon.

Nine Day Buffalo Chip Concert and Event Schedule To Date:

Friday, Aug. 4

  • Dirt Riot off-road trials 1pm-5pm, 6pm qualifying, free to the public
  • Headlining concerts yet to be announced

Saturday, Aug. 5

  • Dirt Riot off-road racing 12pm – 5pm, separately ticketed $20
  • Opening of the 2017 Motorcycles as Art exhibit Old Iron/Young Blood
  • Headlining concerts yet to be announced

Sunday, Aug. 6

  • American Flat Track Buffalo Chip TT Races presented by Indian Motorcycle Shinedown

Monday, Aug. 7

  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Legends Ride®
  • Full Throttle Florida Bike Show, 12pm registration, 5pm awards
  • More headlining Concerts to Be Announced Soon

Tuesday, Aug. 8

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Blackberry Smoke
  • Biker Belles®
  • Full Throttle Florida Bike Show, 12pm registration, 5pm awards
  • Sportster Showdown presented by Led Sled and Biltwell

Wednesday, Aug. 9

  • Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John, 1pm
  • RSD Super Hooligan Races presented by Indian Motorcycle, 3:30pm
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • More headlining concerts yet to be announced

Thursday, Aug. 10

  • George Thorogood and the Destroyers
  • Blink-182
  • Freedom Celebration and Ride
  • Rat’s Hole Bike Show
  • Doug Dangers World Record Rattlesnake Jump on Evel Knievel’s 1972 XR750

Friday, Aug. 11

  • AMA Supermoto Racing, 11am practice, 3pm heat races, 5pm main races
  • Alter Bridge
  • More headlining concerts yet to be announced

Saturday, Aug. 12

  • AMA Supermoto Racing, 10:30am practice, 2pm heat races, 4pm main races
  • Headlining concerts yet to be announced


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