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Jody sets pace
GARDENA, CAL, April 2, 1971
AMA attendance records
continued breaking since the start
of the new professional season.
Ascot Park in Gardena kicked off
events to a new record turnout of
over 170 riders, a "good"
(2-3,000) crowd and the season
was off to the best start ever.
No less than sixteen national
numbered riders were on hand
I with Jody Nicholas the pace.
Norton quickly setting
(Please t"m to. H. 17) ; .
I PLYMOUTH, CAL, April 4,1971
- Bob Grossi went up against
most of the Western United States
best motocross racers attending
the Dirt Diggers North M.C. 3rd
Annual Hangtown affair and
simply wailed. His Open
performance was the e,nvy of the
3000 'spectators on hand to
witness the two-day affair, and his
250cc performance would have
been a standout effort anywhere.
Another Northerner, Brad Lackey,
gave Grossi a real fight in the 250
class but engine trouble caused
him to bail out in the final moto.
See story on pages 20·21.
MARK TOPS TT
ASCOT, CAL, April 3, 1971
Mark Brelsford is really getting it
on. He nearly crashed both nights
at Ascot. First in the Friday night
half-mile final and finally in the
heat race of the first TT event of
the season on Saturday night. But
he saved it both times.
It takes a top rider to shake off
a near-spill and come back a
winner. Brelsford in that kind of
rider. The new and shorter
"Action" TT course is just what
(Please tum to pg. 18)
PLUS: Meet Barry
Top: Paul Conserriere, Todd Sloan and Bill Cody at Ascot Y, mile
opener Friday night. Photo by Dennis Greene.
Above: Bob Grossi at Hangtown. Photo by larry Montgomery.
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