1975-04-16
Vol. 3  Issue 14 
   

Moreno Valley MC at DeAnza Cycle Park

March 23rd 1975

De Anza's track was in super condition and made for some great racing and today-was also M.  Read More... 


Moreno Valley MC at DeAnza Cycle Park

March 30th 1975

Being that today was Easter, MVMC decided to have a team race instead of the regular motocross and man was it a sight to see as the first lap saw three Experts side by side coming down toward the pits with Open class rider Butch Baker holding down first.  Read More... 


Howerton and Hart Haul In the Hail at Hangtown - Part 1

April 6th 1975

This year’s Hangtown was really a classic, in every sense of the word.  Read More... 


Howerton and Hart Haul In the Hail at Hangtown - Part 2 - Mud Slows Many In Northern California

April 6th 1975

The 250 Expert class was almost completely made up of riders from the northern areas.  Read More... 


Howerton and Hart Haul In the Hail at Hangtown - Part 3

April 6th 1976

250 PRO With all the names in this race, it too was another one for "guess who will win?" There were over 20 people that had an equal chance of winning.  Read More... 


Howerton and Hart Haul In the Hail at Hangtown - Part 4 - Extra Photos

April 6th 1975

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CMC MX at Irwindale Raceway

April 4th 1975

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, so they tell me.  Read More... 


CMC MX at Southbay Speedway

April 4th 1975

Last year I was not writing up any races, but I was at every motocross race held here and I can only say its nice to be back again, the excitement around the pits, seeing new riders and talking to old friends makes South Bay the place to be every Friday night from now thru the summer.  Read More... 


AME MX at Indian Dunes

April 4th 1975

What looks like the old Don Hansen style, has finally made it's way back into the racing scene.  Read More... 


Moreno Valley MX at DeAnza Cycle Park

April 5th 1975

At De Anza this Saturday, the rain clouds threatened, but never let loose.  Read More... 


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AMA MX at Spillway Park

March 30th 1975

With all the promises of track changes for each race, the track promoters made changes for this race as promised.  Read More... 


AMC MX at O.C.I.R.

April 4th 1975

By just driving along the entrance road you could see the apparent track change tonight.  Read More... 


OCMC Great Bear Grand Prix at Riverside Raceway

April 5th 1975

The Orange County MC has out done themselves this time.  Read More... 


Saddleback Park

April 5th 1975

The day's Expert turnout wasn't exactly comparable to the way it was last Saturday but it was like that in most every race this weekend.  Read More... 


Trackmasters' Racing Association at Valley Cycle Park

April 5th 1975

What ever happened to what we, at one time, referred to as gentle April Showers?? Following a couple of the most inclement "goose drownders" probably on record in the State of California during these past two weekends, about all that anybody can pray for is a display of decent weather from here on in.  Read More... 


AMA MX at Four Corners Cycle Park

April 6th 1976

Here at Four Corners this morning everything was wet from the rain last night, but not in too bad of shape as this gave good traction to the racers.  Read More... 


Old Timers at Indian Dunes

April 6th 1975

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Escape Country

April 6th 1975

It was a wet cold Sunday morning.  Read More... 


Valley Racing Association at Valley Cycle Park

April 6th 1975

Again the cold winds and a driving rain were to be the official greeting party for a good turnout of motocross buffs.  Read More... 


High School Qualifier at Carlsbad Raceway

April 5th 1975

Again, another accident free day, thanks to small number of riders per moto, good flagging and a bunch of race personnel who think the rider is the most important person at a MX race.  Read More... 


AMA MX at Spillway Park



The 125 Experts head for the esses at Spillway Park in Santa Maria. They had some good racing going on in this talent filled division. Czerwinski photo.

AMA at Spillway Cycle Park
Sunday March 30, 1975
By: William P.
 Czerwinski

With all the promises of track changes for each race, the track promoters made changes for this race as promised. But a talk with some of the riders stated that the two bumps in the track at the starting straight-a-way was bad. Watching the small bore bikes they all had trouble. There were numerous crashes in the new section, but none serious. With all the bitching, I know it will be corrected for the next race. Read More... 


Howerton and Hart Haul In the Hail at Hangtown - Part 1



Mke McAtee got the hole shot in the first 125 Expert moto only to loop a chain going down the hill. He re-mounted and made it up to sixth when the chain did it again, putting Mike out for the time being.

Dirt Diggers at Hangtown
Sunday April 6, 1975
By: Scott
 Heidbrink

This year’s Hangtown was really a classic, in every sense of the word. The past two years this has been the race of races, with letter perfect weather. But this year Ma Nature opened up and didn't let loose until Sunday afternoon. When the skies finally cleared the rain and hail caused many an upset throughout the weekend. We rolled in Friday night to find the pits already almost full and the camp grounds quiet. Things got started early Saturday with the Sportsmen getting ready to race. Practice was sent out in shifts, hoping the track would dry. The two mile long track was the best around. It combined everything from water crossings, to jumps, bumps, whoops, and anything else imaginable. The track was a good test for the Sportsmen and an excellent racing surface for the Pros.  Read More... 


Howerton and Hart Haul In the Hail at Hangtown - Part 2 - Mud Slows Many In Northern California



Eddie Cole dives into the swamp while leader Tim Hart prepares to lap him. The only one Hart didn't get by was Marty Smith in the second moto. Now that is fast riding.

Dirt Diggers at Hangtown
Sunday April 6, 1975
By: Scott
 Heidbrink

The 250 Expert class was almost completely made up of riders from the northern areas. But the sore thumb in the bunch was Dave Haugh. This is one of Al Baker's latest riders and he is mounted on a new Honda 250. It is the production model that will be on the dealer's floors soon. Dave was looking good until the bike sucked some water into the ignition, then it went belly up and Dave had a nice walk to the pits in the mud. Read More... 


Howerton and Hart Haul In the Hail at Hangtown - Part 3



It's Sambo's time at the races as Tim Hart prepares to pass the pancake man Fred Joehnck. Hart went on to win with little trouble, except losing a chain in moto 1.

Dirt Diggers at Hangtown
Tuesday April 6, 1976
By: Scott
 Heidbrink

250 PRO With all the names in this race, it too was another one for "guess who will win?" There were over 20 people that had an equal chance of winning. When the gate dropped, almost im¬mediately Rich Eierstedt dropped out. Charging for the first corner, his throttle stuck and he was heading for the fence. He grabbed the clutch and sat out the remainder of the race. In the lead was Can-Am's Jimmy Ellis. He had got the advantage and was leading Husky-mounted Kent Howerton. These two were so close it would take a doctor to separate them. And they stayed just like this for almost the entire moto. Ellis would have the lead, then Howerton, then Ellis, etc. It went back and forth so many times there was no keeping track of it. Finally, Howerton pulled away from Ellis when Jimmy started to have bike troubles. Ellis lost his brakes!  Read More... 


Howerton and Hart Haul In the Hail at Hangtown - Part 4 - Extra Photos



Tony DiStefano was looking good on his new Suzuki. The big rider made the bike sing as he rode to second overall, passing teammate Billy Grossi on the last lap.

Dirt Diggers at Hangtown
Sunday April 6, 1975
By: Scott
 Heidbrink

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AME MX at Indian Dunes



This 100 rider was going so fast that it blew his face shied up, but that didn't stop him as he continued on. Hatounian photo.

AME at Indian Dunes
Friday April 4, 1975
By: Chris
 Hatounian

What looks like the old Don Hansen style, has finally made it's way back into the racing scene. Hansen, as you might recall, mjured his ankle when he was just beginning to show some super impressive racing style a while back and the injury left him a spectator for too long. Don, mounted tonight on a very smooth running Revell Two-Stroke Maico, showed his old dominating style. What was impressive was the fact that he beat out his closest competitor in night racing, Willy Harper, who is all but unbeatable most of the night racing time. Read More... 


Escape Country



No matter what line you tried, they all were full of mud. At Escape Country the riders voted to race in the rain and mud. They had fun. too. Klugman photo.

ECRA at Escape Country
Sunday April 6, 1975
By: Fred
 Klugman

It was a wet cold Sunday morning. Snow was falling in the hills surrounding Escape Country as the riders began arriving for pre-race practice.  Read More...