March 12, 1975
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S.A.M. High School MX at Ascot Park

SAM at Ascot Park
Saturday March 1, 1975
By: Tom

Many riders continure to compete every Saturday at Ascot Park in the S.A.M. High School motocross qualifiers, and many riders continue on their winning ways each week. Long Beach Jordan High's Steve Moore captured his second consecutive overall victory in the 125 Junior division, as the Long Beach Honda rider defeated one of the finest fields of 125 Juniors at Ascot this season.

In the opening moto of the 125 Juniors, Carson High's Jim Gallagher (Hon) grabbed the lead with Moore and Rod Davidson in hot pursuit. However, Gallagher dropped his Honda as he came through the ponds, and Davidson gained the top position with Moore right on his rear wheel. Moore then moved by the Kawasaki-mounted Davidson on the third round of the 12-lap moto.

Moore was able to hold on the lead for the rest of the first moto with Davidson placing second followed by Don Huizing (Hon) and Marty Smith (Hon).

Gallagher, after placing seventh in the first moto, came back strong in the second moto, as Moore crashed on the fourth circuit and Gallagher was able to take the lead. Huizing, riding for South Torrance High, was also able to move by Moore to take the second position with Moore running in the number three slot All three riders continued their battle throughout the second 12-lap race, with Gallagher taking the win followed by Huizing, Moore, and Smith.

In the final 12-lap moto for the 125 Juniors, Gallagher was again on the money, as he grabbed the lead from the start and never looked back, claimed the victory. However, Moore placed second in the third moto, and took home his second straight overall victory in the 125 Junior class at Ascot. Don Huizing placed third in the final race to finish second overall with third going to Gallagher.

Two other riders also continued their winning streaks at Ascot last Saturday, as David Taylor and Gregg Toyama once again blew their respective fields in the weeds.

Taylor, riding for Pasadena Honda, captured his fifth straight overall victory in the 125 Expert class, as the Arroyo High senior rode to easy wins in each of the three 12-lap motos. For the fourth consecutive week, Franklin High's Kelly Owen finished second to Taylor, and , in talking with Kelly, he mentioned that he needs a sponsor very badly. Owen, who finished fifth in last year's High School Super Bowl of Motocross race, has continued to showed excellent improvement, as Owen has just recently began racing after a five-month layoff. San Pedro's Jeff Bunn, who placed second in the California High School State Championships in the 125 Experts, finished third last Saturday.

Toyama, who rides for Carson High, captured his second straight overall win in the 100 Expert class, as Gregg will be one of the top contenders in the 100 Expert division at the Coliseum High School Championships in July.

West Torrance High's Danny Westergaard returned to his winning ways in the 100 Junior class, as he defeated Hodaka-mounted Doug Martin of North Torrance and Narbonne's Daryl Dragotto (Kaw).