Rider tickets for the third annual 2016 Ellaspede Dust Hustle fun race event went on sale last week and sold out in record time.
Ellaspede spokesman Hughan Seary says 30 tickets for the Clutchless Scooter & Postie category at $75 each sold out in three hours on June 6, but over the next few days the results were even more amazing.
The Risky Road Bikes category sold 30 tickets out in 40 minutes the following day, then the Old Mates sold 40 in nine minutes and finally the most popular category was the Enduro & MX which was a 30-ticket sellout in just eight minutes.
“We were super impressed with the enthusiasm from riders for this event, so much so that we’ve already got a waitlist of 45 riders,” Hughan says.
“Now the lucky 130 that got in are madly prepping for the event.”
The Dust Hustle will be held on September 3, 2016, at the Mick Doohan Raceway, Northgate, Brisbane, and spectator entry is free.
The fun flat track event rekindles memories of 1960s cult film On Any Sunday and follows the British Dirt Quake which began the year before.
The fun component is the fact that most bikes are bizarre customs that are totally inappropriate for flat track with often equally bizarre riders in costume.
Unfortunately, it’s become such a popular event, it’s difficult to score a ride, although spectators are still welcome to join in the fun for free.
“We don’t like anyone to miss out on riding this event and do everything we can to make buying a ticket and getting involved as easy and as fair as possible,” Hughan says.
“But unfortunately for some riders the huge increase in popularity means people will miss out at some point, plus our website slowed down each day with the increase in traffic. So next year we’ll have to move to a dedicated event ticketing system to handle the interest.”
Hughan says they have even more going on off the track this year including food trucks, trade stalls, coffee, lunchtime demos, spectator prizes, full pit access, trackside afterparty from 4pm and a bike show that spectators can enter on the day.