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WATCH: Stofskop 'Dash in the Dust' is a fun family event for all riders in SA

2018-09-03 10:25

Image: Supplied

Motul is delighted to partner with the organisers of the third annual Stofskop Dash in the Dust motorcycle event and to be the event’s oil and lubricant supplier of choice.

Riders join the Stofskop crew on September 15th at the historic Walkerville Showgrounds for an extraordinary motorcycle event.

An all-round fun day

Organisers said: "Dust and noise hang thick in the air as the riders hook first gear, keep left, go fast and let fly. It’s the most fun you can have on two wheels – or watch from around the track.

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"The event is all about adrenaline and taking part, with a funky, super-relaxed vibe thanks to slightly crazy competitors and their wacky riding gear. No wonder people who attend Stofskop love it, and come back year after year."

The event appeals to motorcycle enthusiasts and families looking for something a little different to do. "With spectators’ tickets just R20 at the gate and children under 12 getting in for free, it’s an affordable day out, too," said organisers.

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Mercia Jansen, Motul Area Manager for Southern and Eastern Africa, said: "Motul believes in making motorcycling more accessible, and Stofskop is exactly the sort of event that creates interest in the motorsports that everyone at Motul is so committed to.

"As a supplier of hi-tech oils and lubricants to both professional and amateur motorcycle riders, Motul is proud to support the Stofskop Dash in the Dust, an event that’s as passionate and authentic as Motul itself.

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"The first rule of Stofskop is that there are no rules. However, in the interests of safety, riders can find the guidelines and category classifications on our website at www.stofskop.co.za," explains Stofskop’s chief organiser, Chris Shelvey.

Intrepid riders are invited to "run what you brung" so Stofskop visitors can expect to see a wide variety of motorcycles on display and in action, from scooters to custom builds. In fact, anything goes, as long as it (more or less) fits into one of the following categories:

• Inappropriate Road Bike 
• Moped Mash  
• Chops & Bobbers  
• Scrambler and Tracker 
• Plastic Pigs

Riders wanting to pit their wits – and their machines – against each other and against the legendary dirt track at the home of the Walkerville Speedway Riders Club, can email chris@stofskop.co.za before 7 September. Race entry is just R330 per motorcycle.

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With the unofficial motto of the 2018 Stofskop event being "In Dust We Trust", both riders and spectators are promised a full day of entertainment and fast-paced action, with professional flat track and speedway rider demonstrations of how to master the dirt and a series of surprisingly unconventional races.

Food, drink and other vendors will be contributing to the festival atmosphere, and each rider or spectator entry includes a ticket for the Walkerville Stofskop Grand Prize Draw.

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