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Hardy Allen, 1932-2017

| 11 September 2017 9:28 am
Hardy Allen, 1932-2017

Hardy Allen, R.I.P. Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News AUG. 21, 2017 Hardy Allen passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017. Most of us remember him from Ascot, as tuner for Al Gunter and others, but his skills with a wrench were known, respected and appreciated in many motorsports around the world. In the 1950s and […]

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Jerry Marcell, R.I.P.

| 10 September 2017 9:06 am
Jerry Marcell, R.I.P.

Jerry Marcell, R.I.P. Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News AUG. 7, 2017 Jerry Marcell succumbed to cancer on August 7, 2017. Marcell was formerly National number 38, and a BSA dealer in Minnesota. He had a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and worked for Kawasaki for 25 years. You can leave messages […]

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Gary Lee Michael Hackman, R.I.P.

| 9 September 2017 10:44 am
Gary Lee Michael Hackman, R.I.P.

Gary Lee Michael Hackman, R.I.P. Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News CA, JULY 4, 2017 Born November 9, 1955, Gary Lee Michael Hackman was a member of the Orange County Dualies. He crashed while riding off road along the Angeles Crest Highway in California on July 4, 2017.

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Jess Thomas: Back on the Saddle

| 6 September 2017 11:21 am
Jess Thomas: Back on the Saddle

Rider Update: Jess Thomas By Jess Thomas SEPT. 4, 2017 This is a follow-up background story to the announcement last week of my new speed record at El Mirage Dry Lake: 111.733 mph in the 650cc Modified Production Vintage Gas class on a stripped-down 1954 Triumph T110. I started land-speed racing again last fall after […]

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Bruce Flanders – More Than Just an Ugly Hawaiian Shirt

| 21 August 2017 9:03 am
Bruce Flanders – More Than Just an Ugly Hawaiian Shirt

Rider Update: Bruce Flanders Story by Howie Zechner Photos courtesy of Howie Zechner CA, AUG. 17, 2017 Bruce Flanders was born in Pasadena, California, as were his two brothers John and Paul. Their Canadian dad, Earl, married Lucile from Altadena, California. Earl liked Speedway, and at its pre-war height he raced four or five venues […]

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Jess Thomas Sets Speed Record

| 18 August 2017 2:51 pm
Jess Thomas Sets Speed Record

SCTA Southern California Timing Association Speed Trials El Mirage Dry Lake Off-Highway Recreation Area Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News ADELANTO, CA, AUG. 18, 2017 Jess Thomas hasn’t taken his helmet off. His set his first speed record at Bonneville, in 1956. As a crew member, he went 128.94 mph on a Triumph Tiger 100 in […]

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Champion Speedway to Host Memorial Race for Hank Bassett

| 18 August 2017 12:46 pm
Champion Speedway to Host Memorial Race for Hank Bassett

Hank Bassett Memorial Race Legends of Speedway Night Champion Speedway Story by Jason Bonsignore Photos by John Judge OWEGO, NY, AUG. 17, 2017 Champion Speedway in Owego, New York, will be hosting its biggest event of the year, the U.S. Open National Championships, on Labor Day Weekend – but first, on Saturday, August 26, Champion […]

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Fund Raiser This Saturday for the Injured Larkin Wight

| 9 August 2017 5:31 pm
Fund Raiser This Saturday for the Injured Larkin Wight

Rider Update: Larkin Wight By Elliott Iverson COLTON, CA, AUG, 8, 2017 Larkin Wight is a fixture in the motorcycle industry, one of our clown princes. He has ridden and raced just about everything with two wheels. He was recently injured in a motorcycle accident, and he needs our help. This Saturday, at the SCFTA […]

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Skip Van Leeuwen to be Honored at the AFT Final

| 9 August 2017 5:21 pm
Skip Van Leeuwen to be Honored at the AFT Final

AFT American Flat Track Series Final Round: The Southern California Fair at Perris Auto Speedway Courtesy of the Southern California Fair PERRIS, CA, AUG. 8, 2017 Carl Wuersch, CEO of the Southern California Fair, has announced that the American Flat Track Final on October 7, 2017, will honor AMA Hall of Fame racer Skip Van […]

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Estenson Racing Signs Kolby Carlile Through 2018

| 25 July 2017 9:16 am
Estenson Racing Signs Kolby Carlile Through 2018

AFT American Flat Track Courtesy of American Flat Track, on behalf of Estenson Racing Photo courtesy of Estenson Racing MESA, AZ, JULY 24, 2017 Estenson Racing is thrilled to announce that AFT Singles title contender Kolby Carlile has joined the team effective immediately in a deal that includes the 2018 American Flat Track season. Carlile’s […]

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The Legend Lives On!

| 25 July 2017 8:59 am
The Legend Lives On!

AMA EnduroCross Series Round 1: Orleans Arena Courtesy of EnduroCross News Photos by Scott Cox/Resmarket.com LAS VEGAS, NV, JULY 24, 2017 The 2017 AMA EnduroCross Series is pleased to announce the addition of the Casey Folks Cup at round one of the seven-round indoor off-road racing series. Honoring the legendary racer, dealer, race promoter and […]

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Bill Werner Selected as 2017 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend

| 20 July 2017 2:44 pm
Bill Werner Selected as 2017 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Greater Columbus Convention Center Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association COLUMBUS, OH, JULY 20, 2017 Each year, at the ceremony inducting a new class into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, an existing Hall of Fame member is honored as an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend. For […]

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What Lies Between: Remembering John Farmer

| 15 July 2017 4:00 pm
What Lies Between: Remembering John Farmer

Remembering John Farmer Story and Photos by Rodney Rutherford QUAIL VALLEY, CA, JULY 13, 2017 The rigid and restless vigor to go after what one wants, in the spirit of words and actions that drive the gears of the sustainability of the land to which many people from other nations will do anything to journey […]

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AMA Hall of Famer Bill Baird Passes Away

| 14 July 2017 12:08 pm
AMA Hall of Famer Bill Baird Passes Away

Bill Baird, R.I.P. Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association STERLING, IL, JULY 12, 2017 AMA Hall of Famer Bill Baird passed away early Wednesday, July 12, as a result of injuries he sustained from a previous fall. He was 88. Mr. Baird was the leading AMA National Enduro Rider from the mid-1950s to the late […]

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Petton Takes the 250cc DTX Title

| 9 July 2017 2:11 pm
Petton Takes the 250cc DTX Title

Rider Update: Travis Petton IV Story by Rodney Rutherford Photo provided by the Petton Family QUAIL VALLEY, CA, JULY 8, 2017 The Yamaha bLUcRU rang the top bell of the box three times at the 2017 American Motorcyclist Association’s Dirt Track Grand Championship. Travis Petton IV did his share, leaving with the number-one plate in […]

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Two Titles for Grant Holmes

| 9 July 2017 2:08 pm
Two Titles for Grant Holmes

Rider Update: Grant Holmes Story by Rodney Rutherford Photos provided by Bryan Holmes QUAIL VALLEY, CA, JULY 8, 2017 The Yamaha bLUcRU had their stables fully stocked and ready to rock at the 2017 American Motorcyclist Association’s Dirt Track Grand Championship. Grant Holmes was one of those riders. Hailing from Porterville, California, the 12-year-old has […]

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