Monday, February 8, 2016

Motorcycle riding bio

Trying to remember old tracks and places raced or ridden.

These places are not in any time order

1. Huntington Beach, California
Huntington Beach Cycle Park
On Talbert by rail road tracks
TT Track
 practiced there when I lived across the street
Spent a lot of time crashing and swelling
First Motocross race
Motocross Track actually was the TT track with a water hole and whoops added
Rode a Kawasaki 125
and a borrowed Bell Star

2. Ascot at Gardena
Raced Motocross there

3. El Toro Raceway would be Lake Forest, Ca. today
Raced TT
Raced Flat track
Raced Motocross
Later they added a circuit off the main track surface into the trees and back down over the crash wall

4. Trojan off the 710 Freeway
Raced TT

5. San Clemente, Ca.
Sea Breeze Park
There was a track there for a short time after other race was cancelled and moved there
Rode Motocross

6. OCIR, Irvine, ca.
Raced Motocross Track
Drag Strip
Ran Yamaha and Kawasaki there GPZ1100 ran 119mph

Raced Motocross on GP track
Raced Hare and Hound on extended track next to drag strip
Ran my Kawasaki 900 there on drag strip

8. El Mirage Dry Lake
San Diego Roadsters Car Club
Ran Yamaha RZ350
Ran GPZ1100
Ran Gamma 250 there stock and with NOS
Ran Kawaski 1280CC on NOS
Drove Porsche 911 and joined the 360 club

9. Riverside Raceway
Race GP on asphalt track plus dirt inside course

10. Adelanto, Ca. High Desert
Raced the Grand Prix three times

11. Bonneville, Utah
Set 1000 CC Production Record
Set 250 CC Production Record
Fastest motorcycle World of Speed week
Fastest 1300 CC gas and fuel several times

12. Las Vegas, Nevada
One time track inside half mile by NASCAR
Raced Speedway 500 Jawa

13. Corona, Ca
Corona Raceway
Raced Motocross at Car track
Night races plus Saturday morning series
Raced Grand Prix there

14. Corona, Ca.
Learned to ride speedway at Ken Maley's
Raced there

15. Santa Maria, Ca
Raced Motocross with Old Timers in a river bed

16. Edwards Air Force Base
Raced Old Timers there mostly sand

17. Saddleback
Raced MotoCross first in Vet Class
Later in Old Timers on a YZ465 and an RM 250
Rode the back TT track
Rode the Matterhorn
Rode the flat track
Rode Saturday MX on a regular basis

18. Costa Mesa, Ca.
Raced Speedway 3rd and 2nd Division

19. San Bernardino, Ca.
Raced Speedway when it was Charlies track

20. San Bernardino, Ca.
Raced speedway Orange Show
Won my first main

21. San Bernardino, Ca
IMS Track
Track Champion one year my class

22. Elsinore, Ca.
Raced Motocross
Raced Speedway on Speedway track

23. Perris, Ca. (old Perris)

Raced Motocross
Raced on first speedway track
raced speedway on larger version

24. Perris, Ca Motocross by dam
Raced Motocross

25. Winchester, Ca.
Raced Speedway
Promoted there at Wild West

26. Los Angeles Coliseum
Raced Supercross YZ465

27. Anaheim, Ca.
Raced Supercross inside Angels Stadium

28. San Diego, Ca.
Raced Supercross inside Jack Murphy Stadium

29. Ridgecrest, Ca.

Raced speedway at fairgrounds
won main event

30. Victorville, Ca.

Raced Speedway
First time race speedway

31. San Bernardino, Ca
Glenn Helen
Raced Motocross with Old Timers

32. High Desert
Racetown 395
Raced Motocross

33. Sunrise MX park
Raced Motocross

34. Riverside, Ca
Rode Motocross

35. Riverside, Ca
DeAnza Motocross track
Raced vets class

36.  Hesperia, Ca.
Competitive Edge MX Track
Rode Motocross

37. Irvine, Ca

Saddle Back (by the Lake)

Rode Motocross

38. Trabuco Canyon
Escape Country
Raced Motocross in Pro Class on Greeves

39. San Jacinto, Ca.
Competition Park
Raced Motocross with Old Timers
Rode flat track

Desert Racing

40. Barstow, Ca.
Raced the Barstow to Vegas

41. Lucerne Valley
Raced several non AMA races

42. Johnson Valley, Ca.
Raced several D37 Desert

43. Charlie Place High Desert
Raced several D37 Desert

44. El Mirage, Ca.
Raced several non AMA desert races

45. Palmdale, Ca.
Raced Motocross at Old Timers Nationals
Raced on Drag Strip
All Harleys Drags
Set Drag Bike National record on Suzuki Gama

46. City of Industry, Ca.
Raced Speedway 2nd and 3rd division
Was track points champion one year

47. Auburn, Ca.
Raced Speedway 2nd Division

48. Indian Dunes
Raced Motocross with the Old Timers

49. El Toro, Ca.
Lake Forest Home Owners Association
At one time there was a private practice area for homeowners
which included a flat track and motocross course.

50. Elsinore, Ca.
Off Highway 74 north of freeway
Elsinore Raceway
Raced Motocross
Course in canyon with rubber band start
Got creamed there on New Years Eve
Still have knot in left leg

The above locations were for racing not sport riding or camping.

below are places we would ride all the time

A. Slater Lake in Huntington Beach
On weekend there would lots off riders and off-road cars
The property owners was always setting traps
Could be three catering trucks
We rode our dirt bikes across town on the public streets

B. Golden Lantern
Dana Point, Ca.
Ride what you brought unload on the curb and have fun
Started to get popular with several large kite gatherings
Water Department finally hired security that rode Maico's

C. Hesperia
We used to drive from the beach and family camp with several others
65 Ford van and rented trailer

D. Lucerne Valley
We had a small cabin on 5 acres right above the rail road tracks that went
up the mountain to a mine
The rocky hills were carved with bumpy roads with lots of dips
You could go up the mountain or down to the dry lake

E. Ontario Drive
Not to far from Five Points
Huntington Beach

We lived there and only had to go around the corner to ride lots of open fields
Four out of five daughters rode usually two per bike
The youngest was way too small
I had a Ducati 175 that had been raced at Ascot
turned into a scrambler
The kids rode a Yamaha 80 and a Kawasaki 80
In between jobs I rode almost everyday
There was another area south on Beach that we would ride to.
None of these bikes were street legal
you just had to keep a sharp eye out for the police