1975-03-05
Vol. 3  Issue 8 
   

Hilltoppers M.C. Escape Country Grand Prix

February 15th 1975


The Hilltoppers M.  Read More... 


Moreno Valley MX At Deanza Cycle Park

February 15th 1975

Wind.  Read More... 


AMA-MX at Spillway Park

February 16th 1975


Even though the Experts put on a good show for the day let it not be said that the 100 Intermediates didn't do as well Moto one it was Rick Davis of Lompoc on a Yamaha that flew into the lead and held them all back for 20 minutes.  Read More... 


CMC-MX at Irwindale Raceway

February 21st 1975

Luke Messer

I'm getting a little bit "cold shy" as opposed to being "gun shy".  Read More... 


O.C.I.R.

February 21st 1975

Bob Quintan

I guess the name of the game tonight was to get on the good side of wind.  Read More... 


RTMC-MX at Carlsbad Raceway

February 22nd 1975

Ron Turner

Remember the old days? I'm referring to the golden days of "Another Saturday at Carlsbad".  Read More... 


Moreno Valley MX at De Anza Cycle Park

February 22nd 1975

An incapacitated water truck left De Anza's track a bit loose this Saturday, but fortunately dust never became a problem, and radical slides seemed to be the preferred method of coping with it.  Read More... 


Saturday Saddleback Motocross Racing

February 22nd 1975


Today was really a beautiful day for racing with a nice blue sky a hot sun however it was pretty windy.  Read More... 


CMC-MX at Carlsbad Raceway

February 23rd 1975

Pierre Karsmakers

Today's race was super-fantastic, with lots of spectators and plenty of local hotshoes.  Read More... 


AMA-MX at Dehesa

February 23rd 1975

Tom Omelina

This is my fourth time here at Dehesa covering an AMA race, and for some reason the riders really turned out today.  Read More... 


Escape Country

February 23rd 1975

Bryar Holcomb

A large turnout of Pro riders provided another great Sunday of racing at Escape Country for the participants as well as the many spectators out to see the bucks race.  Read More... 


CMC-MX at Indian Dunes

February 23rd 1975

Jim Hale

"I'll take two orders of hot cakes, a couple of fried eggs and some Sambo's special super sticky syrup.  Read More... 


AMC-MX AT SADDLEBACK PARK

February 23rd 1975


I didn't exactly get off to a great start for the AMC at Saddleback Park race.  Read More... 


CRC-MX at Valley Cycle Park

February 23rd 1975


Everybody I talked to said they thought there was going to be a small turnout at CRC's race at Valley Cycle Park, but they were going there anyway.  Read More... 


Huge Crowd Makes Donnie Shearer Benefit a Success - Part 1

February 23rd 1975

Mike Todd, Rex Staten, Jeff Wright, John DeSoto

With an estimated 70 persons present Saturday night for a pre-race kickoff dinner and 2,500 on hand Sunday for the race, the Donnie Shearer Memorial Motocross Race weekend can only be described as a complete success.  Read More... 


Huge Crowd Makes Donnie Shearer Benefit a Success - Part 2

February 23rd 1975


John Rogers was the overall winner and Steven Schmitz the runner up.  Read More... 


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

February 22nd 1975



Arroyo High's David Taylor was finally defeated in the S.  Read More... 


High School MX at OCIR

February 22nd 1975

High School Motocross is alive and kicking at OCIR every Saturday night again.  Read More... 


Hilltoppers M.C. Escape Country Grand Prix



The 500 Expert class rockets off the line for the ECRA-Hilltoppers Grand Prix, held out at Escape Country. Burdick photo.

at Indian Dunes
Saturday February 15, 1975
By: Ina
 Blythe

The Hilltoppers M.C. chose the rugged back country of Escape Country for their first Annual Grand Prix. Living up to their name, "Hilltoppers" they plotted a gruelling course over the demanding hills and rough terrain that took the toll of many strong bikes and wore down the strenth of many accomplished riders. Saturday dawned bright and clear with the evidence of the previous rains gone, and a promise of fair skys and a course in great shape. The club members had laid out a difficult but "Fun" course covering 5.3 miles, some of which included what is known as the DeSoto Moto course, taken in reverse, plus some switch-backs on the side of the hills you wouldn't believe. One section must have been a least a quarter mile up hill with a sharp right-hander at the crest and straight back down hill for another quarter mile with a couple good jumps thrown in, before curving off toward the back country and out of sight of the spectators, again to appear on the back ridge, working their way down toward the sandwash, but having to take a twenty foot drop off route first which was the undoing, and unloading of several riders. The club provided flagmen throughout the whole route which did a fine job. Also the IRRC was on hand with three radio vehicles plus their off road ambulance unit and First Aid station. These fellow did a great job in the two days running, the ambulance truck went out only three times and was at the scene of a crash within four minutes over the 5.3 mile course. Our thanks to these hard working guys, from greatful riders and worried Moms!  Read More... 


AMA-MX at Spillway Park



This factory looking bike heads for the lead off the start at the District race at Spillway Park in Santa Maria. Czerwinski photo.

AMA at Spillway Cycle Park
Sunday February 16, 1975
By: William P.
 Czerwinski

Even though the Experts put on a good show for the day let it not be said that the 100 Intermediates didn't do as well Moto one it was Rick Davis of Lompoc on a Yamaha that flew into the lead and held them all back for 20 minutes. Moto two was different. Andy Montijo of Huron on a Honda seemed like it was his turn to run the lead. Rick was about fifth but moved in behind George Gallindo of Santa Barbara on a Suzuki and Andy, with Jim Kringlen of Santa Maria on a Yamaha right behind. Rick got by George and was right behind Andy for a few laps it looked as if Rick would have to settle for a second as Andy was on the gas and George Gallindo was not slowing down. A few laps later Andy hit the berm of the new river bed turn and his bike stopped dead. Rick got caught and George went by, Rick passed George to take over the lead only to hit the river bed berm and it was George's turn to take over the lead. A lap later it was George's turn to hit what looked like the same berm and Rick took over the lead with Jim Kringlen right behind. Rick went on to win the moto with Jim second. Read More... 


CMC-MX at Irwindale Raceway



Luke Messer was showing just how fast he could ride a 400 Maico out at Irwindale as he copped the money in the 500 Pro class. Photo by Buzz.

CMC at Irwindale Raceway
Friday February 21, 1975
By: Buzz
 Baty

I'm getting a little bit "cold shy" as opposed to being "gun shy". These last two Friday nights have really been knee-knockers of the first order. I don't know what the effective temperature was, but with the wind, the chill factor had to be down below freezing for the second week in a row. The foregoing paragraph doesn't have a damn thing to do with the racing, which was superb as usual, but a preparatory excuse in the event that my frozen fingers failed to record what my eyes were seeing. If it wasn't for the strobe light I don't believe I could have felt the Hasselblad go off.  Read More... 


RTMC-MX at Carlsbad Raceway



Ron Turner gets it up and away to a first plara finish in the 125 Pro class out at the RTMC motocross. If he keeps it up, he'll have to apply for a pilot's license. SCENE Photo.

Rolf Tibblin MX at Carlsbad Raceway
Saturday February 22, 1975
By: The Scene
 & Bonzai Billy

Remember the old days? I'm referring to the golden days of "Another Saturday at Carlsbad". Can you remember AMC south? Dig deep and find the AME Double-Crossers? Remember? Those fat guys chugging around on their Suzuki 400 red-tankers? How about the eight year-old riding a Van-Tech forked DKW? The fat tanked Pentons blowing away the fast DT-2's? The super-squirrel wading and paddling through the mud, never missing a beat, falling flat on his face every single lap, in the mud, slop? Five guys on the starting line for the combined class of 100, 125, 250 Beginner, Novice, Junior, Under 12 Schoolboy class? Remember? Oh I miss those days. Remember those times? Read More... 


Saturday Saddleback Motocross Racing



This Maico pilot gets radical while he is trying to make sense out of the Saddleback track. Corley photo.

SSM at Saddleback Park
Saturday February 22, 1975
By: Tom
 Corley

Today was really a beautiful day for racing with a nice blue sky a hot sun however it was pretty windy. A racers would be hauling done a straight away or flying over a jump and the gusty winds would want to make the guy change his line on the track. Read More... 


CMC-MX at Indian Dunes



Jim Hale, riding a Kolbe Honda, went out to win this week at the CMC Dunes race, and win he did, as he cleaned out the class. Hatounian photo.

CMC at Indian Dunes
Sunday February 23, 1975
By: Chris
 Hatounian

"I'll take two orders of hot cakes, a couple of fried eggs and some Sambo's special super sticky syrup." "Okay sir, will that be all?" "Yea, that ought to do it." "Okay, that comes to Sambo's special price of a dollar-eighty". "Oh, just put it on my motocross racer's tab." "Your what!" "My racer tab. You know me don't ya? My name is Jack Keese and I race a Bultaco for the Sambo's Restaurant Association." "Hey Joe, know a guy who calls himself Jack Keese and races a Bultosta-do in a game called motocross 'racin?" "Never heard of him". "Okay Jack, pay the tab or go hungry." "But I tell you, I am sponsored by you guys and I'm supposed to get free meals." "Sorry Jack, no deal." "But but but but but............  Read More... 


AMC-MX AT SADDLEBACK PARK



The track was in super condition out at Saddleback for the Sunday AMC race. Corley photo.

AMC at Saddleback Park
Sunday February 23, 1975
By: Tom
 Corley

I didn't exactly get off to a great start for the AMC at Saddleback Park race. I hope that everyone else remembered about the new time schedule because I sure didn't. But then again I don't estimate time very well and if I did I wouldn't exactly get to the SCM office at 12:00 a.m. every week. Looks like I better whip on it now and start typing because N. Doe and Harvey are giving me a lift to SCM in Studio City within minutes! Read More... 


Huge Crowd Makes Donnie Shearer Benefit a Success - Part 1



Mike Todd is the hole shot king on his new Ossa, here he leads Staten, Jeff Wright John DeSoto, and the rest of the 250 Pro class. Staff photo.

at Sage Cycle Park
Sunday February 23, 1975
By: SCM
 Staff

With an estimated 70 persons present Saturday night for a pre-race kickoff dinner and 2,500 on hand Sunday for the race, the Donnie Shearer Memorial Motocross Race weekend can only be described as a complete success. A week of prepartion, involving Ted Keep, publisher of SCM; Cliff Urseth, publisher of the Daily Independent in Ridgecrest; Dr. Robert M. Newsom; Jerry Shore, president of AME; and Mike Ayers, president of SPOREC (owners of Sage Park), netted the perfect-almost flawless-motocross benefit race. The event was supported by the entire business community, citizens, the City of Ridgecrest, Kern County Sheriffs Dept. and California Highway Patrol. With that kind of backing-along with the support of professionals such as Rex Staten, Ray Lopez, Kenny Zahrt, Randy Berkeley, Mike Todd, Jeff Wright, John DeSoto and Jeff Wecker-how could the event fail? The answer was simple, it didn't.  Read More... 


Huge Crowd Makes Donnie Shearer Benefit a Success - Part 2



Rory Holladay preps Rex Staten's bikes. He must have done a good job as both bikes held together and Rex took both classes by storm. Staff photo.

at Sage Cycle Park
Sunday February 23, 1975
By: SCM
 Staff

John Rogers was the overall winner and Steven Schmitz the runner up. George Curnutt (Yamaha) placed third with Mark Urseth i Honda >, in fourth place overall; Joe Romp i Honda), fifth place; and Don Cordle i Honda), sixth place. Moving on to the lOOcc competition, it was age versus youth, with age and the experience which comes with age, eventually paying off. Overall winner turned out to be 22-year-old Jackey Boone (Harley-Davidson), who aced out Mike Romp, a Suzuki-mounted 12 year old. Romp won the first moto, but Boone came back strong to turn some good riding into the overall victory.  Read More...