|This is Karl Engellener's bike #2 which Walt Fulton III was riding.|
|The Dyno liked the long intake tract and I liked the mountain bike spring/shock units on the seat.|
|Gary added an extra gearbox mount to keep things rigid and square|
Here's a link to Etech Photo's sequence of the opening lap: http://www.etechphoto.com/12015/Motorcycles/425-AHRMA-Willow-Springs/Race-9-500-Premier-500-GP-Spor/i-LH3sphD/A
In the 2nd photo you can see the dust from Thad crashing. In the 3rd photo, Thad's helmet at the very left. In the 4th photo Thad standing; going to his fallen bike in the 5th and picking it up in the 6th. In the 7th photo is Wendy Newton and Ralph Hudson from the 2nd wave, headed for disaster.
We quickly confirmed that the track was covered in oil. It developed that a competitor in the following 350 GP race had taken a 'scrub' lap at the back of our warmup lap and the gearbox drain plug had fallen out of the bike. The rider realized that something was wrong but, with no 'hot tech' at pit in, rode back to their pits. It was a very awkward situation as this rider is very munched loved and respected, but made a very poor judgement and now Wendy had a broken radius and ulna in her wrist, three broken ribs and a broken vertebrae and was transported to the hospital, not to mention the trashed bikes. The #1 Sprint had bent forks, bent footrest and mounting plate, broken windscreen and dirt in the inlet tract.
|post crash. While it doesn't look too bad from a distance, the forks were bent and there was dirt in the int. tract|
|the belly pan of Kenny Cumming's Seeley G-50 after Saturday's crash|
Once again, Yoshi Kosaka organized a bike show and some interesting machines showed up.
|the owner claimed this Goldstar was inspired by a Velo Thruxton. The fuel tank, I guess|
|An AJS Stormer M/X bike turned road racer|
|An RZ 500 Yamaha done up in GP livery|
|Roger Reiman's H-D KRTT, owned by Fred Mork|
|A nice Norton International|
|Virgil Eling's Gilera four|