Moto Stampede® Series Offers Eight Days of Electrifying Buffalo Chip Racing

The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® is Racing Central in 2018

Sturgis, SD (July 20, 2018) – Eight days of adrenaline-packed racing events are making this year’s Sturgis Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede race series the premier action center of the rally. From American Flat Track and RSD Super Hooligan to street drags, Dirt Riot Off-Road, Gambler 500 Mini Bike Show Down and AMA Supermoto, audiences will have an up-close viewing experience paired with hot rock concerts they won’t find in any other venue in the world. Some races are absolutely free to everyone. Other races are free with camping. Passes may be purchased for each day with multi-day packages offering the best value. More info can be found at

“The rally racing tradition continues at the Chip,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “This is true ground-shaking racing excitement. Fans will have a trackside viewing experience you just can’t find anywhere else in the world. These are the world’s top racers, and they are going to be literally flying around the track right in front of you!”

The Buffalo Chip’s Moto Stampede Race Series offers the industry’s most concentrated series of motorsports events:

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 onFriday, Aug. 3 and Saturday, Aug. 4. Entry to the Aug. 3 time trials is free. Championships on Aug. 4 are ticketed separately from campground events. Children under 10 are admitted free and adult passes are $10.

Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track® Grand National Championship Races presented by Indian Motorcycle
AFT racing action will take place on Sunday, Aug. 5, sending the nation’s top professional racing athletes through the Buffalo Chip TT track that winds through the center of the famous amphitheater. The Indian Wrecking Crew takes on Harley-Davisdon’s Factory Crew in a head-to-head battle for the podium. Theory of a Deadman will perform on the Wolfman Jack Stage immediately following the races. Races will be broadcast on NBCSN on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Gambler 500 Mini Bike Racing
Sunday, Aug. 5 is open mini bike track day at the PowerSports Complex. Anyone with a mini bike will be welcomed to race. The Gambler 500 Mini Bike 100-mile Enduro Race, also at the PowerSports Complex will take place from noon through 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6. These two events are free to the public.

The Gambler 500 Mini Bike Show Down is an exciting race on a harrowing track encompassing dirt, pavement and a thrilling twist of danger flying across the elevated walkways that hover over the amphitheater. Not for the faint of heart! Mini bikes provided by Coleman PowerSports USA.

 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 that send bikes shooting down the middle of the Buffalo Chip amphitheater at speeds of up to 120 mph on Wednesday, Aug. 8 during the Buffalo Chip Street Drag Invitational.

RSD Super Hooligan Races Presented by Indian Motorcycle
Immediately following the street drags on Wednesday, Aug. 8., Roland Sands and his crew will go handlebar to handlebar in the RSD Super Hooligan races. Passes include performances by Eric Church and Reverend Horton Heat on the main stage that evening.

AMA Supermoto West Races
This high-energy race hybrid will bring fans face to face with the ultimate “through-the-streets” style racing on Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11. Racers will be flying around a track built around the Buffalo Chip’s iconic Freedom Field at the free-access CrossRoads. Some of the top racing talent in the country will attend. Races are free to the public.

Concerts and Bike Shows
In addition to eight days of intense racing action, musical entertainment and nine distinct custom bike shows fill up the 2018 Buffalo Chip entertainment schedule.

  • Monday, July 30 – Thursday, Aug. 2
    • Bikini Beach Pre-Party with TRICK
  • Friday, Aug. 3            
    • Pop Evil
    • The Flaunt Girls
    • Charlie Brechtel
    • Motorcycles As Art Exhibit Opens
    • Buffalo Chip Off-Road Expo: Dirt Riot Off-Road Trials
  • Saturday, Aug. 4        
    • Foreigner- Reunited with All Original Members
    • Red Sun Rising
    • Well Hung Heart
    • HUNKS The Show – #1 All Male Revue
    • Buffalo Chip Off-Road Expo: Dirt Riot Off-Road Races
    • Buffalo Chip School’s Out Chopper Show
  • Sunday, Aug. 5
    • THEORY of a Deadman
    • Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track Grand National Championship Races  Presented by Indian Motorcycle
    • The FXR Show & Dyna Mixer
  • Monday, Aug. 6        
    • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Farewell Tour
    • Phil Vassar
    • The Hawkeyes
    • Kory Souza Originals – No Class Bike Show
    • Full Throttle Florida Magazine Bike Show
    • Legends Ride®
  • Tuesday, Aug. 7       
    • Aaron Lewis
    • The Marshall Tucker Band
    • BC & The Big Rig
    • HUNKS The Show – #1 All Male Revue
    • Sportster Showdown Bike Show
    • Women and WheelsTM Bike Show
    • Three-DomTM Three Wheel Bike Show
    • Biker Belles®
  • Wednesday, Aug. 8  
    • Eric Church
    • Reverend Horton Heat
    • RSD Super Hooligan National Championship Races Presented by Indian Motorcycle
    • Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John
    • World’s Sexiest Bagger Bike Show
  • Thursday, Aug. 9      
    • Kid Rock
    • Lita Ford
    • Scattered Hamlet
    • Rat’s Hole Bike Show
    • Freedom Celebration
  • Friday, Aug. 10
    • John Kay & Steppenwolf
    • Yelawolf
    • Ted Z & The Wranglers
    • AMA Supermoto West Races
  • Saturday, Aug. 11
    • Chevelle
    • Queensrÿche
    • The Flaunt Girls
    • AMA Supermoto West Races

Buffalo Chip concerts and races are free with camping. More information and reservations are available at

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About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast and South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers six stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts and races are free with camping. The 2018 Motorcycles as Art exhibit, “Passion Built – Garage to Gallery”curated by Michael Lichter, numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at


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