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Cycle News 1965 11 25

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15c THE COPY VOLUME II NUMBER 37 NOVEMBER 25. 1965 (Form erly M otorcycle Journal) • II Above: Sweepstakes racers get off the mark. # 37 Ron Nelson already has the lead, and kept it. Below and far right: 250cc experts fill the track. led by Rich Thorwaldson. Cover pix by Bartlett & Brown • • .. . HOPETOWN N ELSON, M ULDER DO IT AGAIN It cost Eddie Mulder $100 to ride the Dirt Diggers' 6th annual Grand Prix scrambles at Hopetown Sunday, but it was worth every single buck. The youthful Triumph expert made Thanksgiving mincemeat out of his big bike competition by storming as fast around the entire 2.8 mile rough scrambles course as mos t hotshoes punch it through the pits. Mulder's $100 post entry fee , the hi ghest on record for a sporting scrambles, was a special dispensation on the part of the promoting club to let the Burbank prima donna ride. His was the only late entry purchased, and the money was donated to charity by the 20-member Dirt Diggers Motorcycle Club, which did a remarkably good job of staging the 2-day event. Racing against the other big bike winners except Mulder, rugged Ron Nelson retired the Dirt Diggers' enormous perpetual trophy by winning the special sweepstakes 3-lapper for the third time in a row. . The small bike sweepstakes, for Saturday's winners, was postponed until Sunday, then cancelled. Saturday's little bike action nearly matched the big bores for excitement. Young Rich Thorwaldson showed his Bultaco's behind to the 250cc expert pack after managing to overcome the challenges of (continued on page six)

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