1975-04-23
Vol. 3  Issue 15 
   

AME MX at Spillway Cycle Park

April 6th 1975

With everyone away at Hangtown, there was still enough to put on a race at Spillway.  Read More... 


AME MX at Indian Dunes Park

April 11th 1975

Hal Strauss, mounted on a rocket ship Cole Brothers Maico.  Read More... 


Saddleback Park

April 12th 1975

Overcast skies were seen only in the early morning and the sun made it's reappearance for a change.  Read More... 


Valley Cycle Park

April 12th 1975

With rider attendance continuing fto show an increase each and every Saturday, Al Jackson's Track Masters' Assn.  Read More... 


Dirt Bike Promotions at Valley Cycle Park - Part 1

April 13th 1975

The skies were gray, hinting maybe a touch of rain, but it never appeared as the action cooked out at Valley Cycle Park.  Read More... 


Dirt Bike Promotions at Valley Cycle Park - Part 2

April 13th 1975

The 250 Expert match was a surprise-Crazy Allen Cooke won it, but he didn't fall once.  Read More... 


AMC MX at Saddleback Park

April 13th 1975

The American Motocross Club offered 600 big bucks to the day's big Pro winners.  Read More... 


CMC MX at Carlsbad Raceway

April 13th 1975

The AMA Qualifier and AMC's big bucks race took away quite a few of the Pros today, but there were enough to call it a usual CMC Carlsbad.  Read More... 


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CMC MX at Irwindale Raceway

April 11th 1975

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.  Read More... 


AMC MX at O.C.I.R.

April 11th 1975

More and more people are coming to experience the new modified track.  Read More... 


DeAnza Cycle Park

April 12th 1975

Still another Saturday at DeAnza huddled under threatening clouds, but no rain fell, and the track which had been soaked with rain all week was quickly whipped into shape by the first riders out.  Read More... 


Trans AMA Qualifier at Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

April 13th 1975

There were over a hundred and fifteen riders, which represent the cream of the crop of United States Motocross racers, a few of them ranked among the top twenty racers in the world: Such as Jim Weinert No.  Read More... 


AME MX at Indian Dunes Park

April 13th 1975

Jim Hale, Hal Strauss and Dave Haugh were all overall Pro winners of the day at American Motocross Enterprises Indian Dunes motocross on the fast International course.  Read More... 


AMA MX at Four Corners Cycle Park

April 13th 1975

What a change from last week, we had sunshine and perfect track conditions, the crowd was good with lots of riders as well as a real good crowd watching the action.  Read More... 


S.A.M. High School MX at Ascot Park

April 7th 1975

A new schedule at Ascot Park has now-moved the S.  Read More... 


High School Motocross at O.C.I.R.

April 12th 1975

After several misfortunate weeks of cancelled races due to weather and mud problems the fine SAM High School Motocross sounded off louder and bigger than ever for an excellent race.  Read More... 


AME MX at Spillway Cycle Park



Dave Czerwinski rockets off a berm on his potent Montesa 250. He is really a terror at Spillway. Czerwinski photo.

AME at Spillway Cycle Park
Sunday April 6, 1975
By: William P.
 Czerwinski

With everyone away at Hangtown, there was still enough to put on a race at Spillway. The 125cc Expert class was short as Larry Greer and the Sambo's team were gone. Anyhow, Allen Grisworld, of San Luis Obispo, riding a Kawasaki, took first 125 Expert I suppose it's been a long time since a 125 Kawasaki won in the Expert race, but hang on next week when the riders return from Hangtown. Read More... 


CMC MX at Irwindale Raceway



Bill Rubly did it again. He want three for three out at Irwindale to get another first overall and extend his CMC points lead over Jeff Jennings. Photo by Buzz.

CMC at Irwindale Raceway
Friday April 11, 1975
By: Buzz
 Baty

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. I reckon we've all heard that all our lives. About six weeks ago, maybe eight weeks ago, Steve Glatts had won the first two motos, and looked like a shoo-in for first overall, when up jumped the devil and rolled him a pair of snake-eyes in the form of Mark Lawrence. Lawrence had finished second to Glatts in the first two motos, but in the third moto, Lawrence took the lead and the win, while the best Glatts could do was a third place finish. Lawrence came out the overall winner on the best finish last moto rule. Well, in talking to Steve tonight, he had already won the first two motos, and he was talking to Steve Cross and myself about how he had never won a first place at Irwindale. He had a room full of second and third place trophies, but no first placers. Read More... 


AME MX at Indian Dunes Park



This Goleta Valley Cycles rider was right up there in the top standings Friday night at Indian Dunes. It is none other than Rob Rollins. Hatounian photo.

AME at Indian Dunes
Friday April 11, 1975
By: Chris
 Hatounian

Hal Strauss, mounted on a rocket ship Cole Brothers Maico. came out to AME night races with an idea of beating the Revell Raiders and he ended up doing just that. Willy Harper was absent from the competition, leaving Don Hansen and Frank Giardina, of Revell's, to handle the fast Maico pilot. Also mixed into the 250 Pro class for the night was "Bullet" Joe Root, on a fast Ossa Phantom for Dirt Bike West and Analube oils. Read More... 


Saddleback Park



They are all taking different lines, but they all look stuck. From the right, it is Happle James, Scott Perry, and Andy Orescanin. Corley photo.

S'Back Assoc at Saddleback Park
Saturday April 12, 1975
By: Tom
 Corley

Overcast skies were seen only in the early morning and the sun made it's reappearance for a change. The track was somewhat muddy but not really bad though. The places were I noticed most racers to have a mean and messy time was at the corner before the Webco Tower and at that point the pack is still elbow-to-elbow. The second messiest place was the corner right after the roller coaster hill where people were going down left and right. Read More... 


Dirt Bike Promotions at Valley Cycle Park - Part 1



Tom Zahnter has the outside line and Tom Bice of FMF gets the hole shot in the comb 125 Expert-Junior race. The overall winner was cruiser Joe Kehoe. Heidbrink photo.

Dirt Bike Promo at Valley Cycle Park
Sunday April 13, 1975
By: Scott
 Heidbrink

The skies were gray, hinting maybe a touch of rain, but it never appeared as the action cooked out at Valley Cycle Park. Butch Lee from Dirt Bike Promotions brought up his crew from down south to put on one of the better District races of the year. Everybody thought it was different, having the Experts, Amateurs, and Powder Puffs running in the morning, but everybody liked it. With this set-up, the Experts are home early and the Novices can sleep late and get to the track around noon. Also, this compresses the action much more. But today that wasn't necessary, since there was action flowing all over.  Read More... 


Dirt Bike Promotions at Valley Cycle Park - Part 2



Crazy Allen Cooke did an amazing thing. He won, but he didn't crash in either moto. Good racing Al. Heidbrink photo.

Dirt Bike Promo at Valley Cycle Park
Sunday April 13, 1975
By: Scott
 Heidbrink

The 250 Expert match was a surprise-Crazy Allen Cooke won it, but he didn't fall once. All day long people came up to me saying, "Allen won and he didn't fall!" Then they walked away in a daze. It was amazing! In the first moto Allen got off to a fair start and had to work into the lead. It didn't take long. There was pressure from all sides but Allen gassed it. One hot competiuor was Dave Zahrt. He was cooking until his Bul DNF'ed. Then he pulled into the pits and snatched Kenny's bike. He returned to the race and proceeded to gas it.  Read More... 


Trans AMA Qualifier at Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds



Jammin' Jimmy Weinert has really adapted to that Yamaha big bore mono as he can fly like the wind. Perkins photo.

AMA at Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
Sunday April 13, 1975
By: Richard
 Perkins

There were over a hundred and fifteen riders, which represent the cream of the crop of United States Motocross racers, a few of them ranked among the top twenty racers in the world: Such as Jim Weinert No.l on a factory Yamaha; Tony DiStenfano No. 3 on a factory Suzuki; Tim Hart No. 10 also on a Yamaha; Marty Smith No. 12 on a Honda; Bill Grossi No. 14; and John DeSoto, No. 14x, Ossa; Terry Clark No. 17, Husky; Rex Staten No. 19 on a new Ossa; also Mark Blackwell, Bill Clements, Gaylon Mosier, Richard Eierstedt, they were all there to do battle for points which will qualify them for various International meets scheduled for the later half of the 1975 and early 1976 season. Read More... 


AMC MX at Saddleback Park



John Pessy takes the inside line while Dave Pessy tries to outside to get to AMC's $600 purse. Corley photo.

AMC at Saddleback Park
Sunday April 13, 1975
By: Tom
 Corley

The American Motocross Club offered 600 big bucks to the day's big Pro winners. I must say that it was really a freaky day, the sun would ray down and then the clouds would dull things out again. But who cares about the weather or mud when there's money up for grabs. Everyone showed up for Hangtown even though it was a just a big mudsplash. Read More... 


AME MX at Indian Dunes Park



Jim Hale mounted his Kolbe Honda and Tony DeLa Torre got on his Mid-Valley/C.H. Industries Honda and the two proceeded to duel in the 125 Expert class at Indian Dunes. Hale came out the winner for the top cash for the day under AME sanction. Hatounian photo.

AME at Indian Dunes
Sunday April 13, 1975
By: Chris
 Hatounian

Jim Hale, Hal Strauss and Dave Haugh were all overall Pro winners of the day at American Motocross Enterprises Indian Dunes motocross on the fast International course. All three put on the heaviest of racing as all their classes were fully packed with competition. A lot more than the usual crowd. Read More...