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King’s Lynn’s booming Dirt Quake motorbike festival is set to welcome one of America’s top flat track racers next weekend.

Californian Chris Wiggins is a leading exponent of Hooligan racing, where riders race big heavy bikes at hair-raising speeds round an oval dirt track.

The Hooligan class winner at Dirt Quake USA in June at the famous Castle Rock circuit in Washington State, Wiggins will be aiming for a double at the Adrian Flux Arena riding a modified, 1200cc Harley Davidson.

Chris Wiggins Hooligan Dirt Quake USA

Chris Wiggins leading the hooligan class at Dirt Quake USA (Pic: Yve Assad)

Gary Inman, organiser of the Bikesure-sponsored event and editor of Sideburn magazine, said ticket sales were well up on last year.

“The event is really growing in popularity, and with the likes of Carl Fogarty taking part, and now Chris, we really think this is a weekend like no other in the biking calendar,” he added.

“People come from all over the world to take part or just to watch, and King’s Lynn’s proved a great host for us.”

As well as the racing, spectators can get a close-up look at the world-famous Ken Fox Wall of Death, which was instrumental in training Guy Martin on his way to setting a Guinness world record for the fastest wall of death speed at 79mph.

As well as the main event on the afternoon of Saturday, July 16, there is a full DTRA racing programme on the Friday night, while entertainment includes a children’s bicycle race, a custom bike display, live music, a bar and DJs.

Anyone buying an adult Saturday ticket in advance online will be entered into a free draw to win a custom street tracker 125cc built by Mutt Motorcycles and worth more than £4000.

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