The Buffalo Chip Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John is old school motorcycle drag racing at it’s finest.

Buffalo Chip Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John brings Rally Tradition of Motorcycle Drag Racing to the Middle of The Best Party Anywhere®!

Experience the thrill of high-speed motorcycle drag racing up close and personal


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Who: YOU!
What: Buffalo Chip Street Drag Invitational
When: Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 - 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Buffalo Chip Amphitheater
Why: Adrenaline, speed, action!
How: Save Money - Reserve your passes online now!

In less time than it’ll take you to read this page, one of the races during the Buffalo Chip Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John will have already flown by your eyes. The sights, sounds and smells of these world-class hot-rod motorcycles whizzing by at speeds of up to 120 mph will raise the hair on the back of your neck and have you yelling for more when they take The Chip®’s legendary natural outdoor amphitheater by storm as part of the Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016.


The Buffalo Chip Street Drag Invitational pairs the untamed spirit of biker mayhem commonplace in Sturgis City Park during the ‘70s with the jaw-dropping power and artistry leading the motorcycling industry today. One glance at the starting line near Club Chip will give you a simultaneous glance into the past and future of motorcycling. Don’t blink though, because just moments after the flag drops, the blur of gorgeous custom paint and tire smoke will have flashed by your eyes and passed the finish line under the steel bridge.

When the mayor of Sturgis wanted to “get the riff raff out of town” back in the early ‘80s, hardcore racers like Crazy John Markwald were forced to move this grassroots event elsewhere. After years of drawing huge crowds in Sundance, WY and Vale, SD, these races have once again outgrown their limitations and come full circle, calling the 35th anniversary of The Best Party Anywhere their home. And with all great places to watch the races from inside the Chip’s amphitheater, there really is no better place for the next generation of these iconic races to take place.

Raise the hair on your neck in the next chapter of these legendary events. They have become a cornerstone of motorcycling culture, embodying much of what it means to be a biker. Don’t get left in the dust– reserve your passes now!

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“The experience of seeing your favorite band, hearing the roar of motorcycle engines, and being surrounded by thousands of your fellow bikers can't be described! You just have to be there for yourself!” - Cheyenne Blackstone