A good payday via Yamaha and Suzuki contingency money was the prize and it brought out excellent club racers to Gateway International Raceway in June of 1986 for a WERA sprint racing event. This is the start of the B Production final. It shows Steve Landrey, on his Suzuki GSXR750, leading the pack into the first turn. Among those in the field are Ralph Johnston (No. 12 Yamaha FZ750), Terry Hampton (No. 43 Yamaha FZ750), Tim Morrissey (directly behind Johnston on a Suzuki), Mark Slavens (No. 156 Suzuki GSXR750), Bob Meurer on what might be a Suzuki RG500 two-stroke and Gene Burcham (No. 593), who I think was riding a Yamaha FZ600. It was a Yamaha day at Gateway with Johnston winning the race over runner up Hampton.
Archive for August 21st, 2012
Three victories for Mauno Hermunen
In this beautiful and sunny weekend the fifth and next-to-last GP of FIM Supermoto World Championship takes place in Switzerland. Read more.
Historical weekend at Matterley Basin
The British track of Matterley Basin, one of the most spectator-friendly circuits on the schedule and one of the favourite tracks among many riders, has made history this weekend hosting the MXGP Festival, four days full of racing with 338 riders divided into ten classes. The day started this morning with a unique an emotional parade headed by Dave Thorpe and followed by all the riders who were taking part in the MXGP Festival. Read more.
Lancelot’s win not enough
Lancelot grabs victory at Great Britain while Fontanesi wins the Title The British round was the penultimate race of the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship and Chiara Fontanesi was already proclaimed the 2012 WMX World Champion after being second overall at Matterley Basin. Read more.
Simón back on podium form in Indianapolis
After more than a year’s drought, Blusens Avintia’s Julián Simón made the step back onto the podium at Indianapolis much to the delight of himself and his team. Read more.
Hernandez delivers first CRT top honours for Avintia Blusens
Blusens Avintia’s Yonny Hernandez recorded his best result of the season yesterday as he took top CRT honours at the Brickyard in ninth place to top off a successful weekend for the Spanish team. Read more.
First victory for Luis Salom and RW Racing GP at Indianapolis
RW Racing GP’s Luis Salom gave his career a welcome boost at yesterday’s Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix by taking his and the team’s first ever win. Read more.