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Cycle News 1966 08 18

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• , ~ America's onLy weekly newspaper covering the motorcycle sport- FASTEST 1/4 MILE ON 2 WHEELS -159.85 • GR said die letters on the leader's cltesL -Gr, Grl" went die Tnnapb eapae, impeccably tuBed by the brothers Love. Grin, ~ weat the .atlas of Gene KGaero (us aDd aU tH rest of 8S no root wllest for tile anderdog to growl up ad nip the favorites as yoang Gene did last Friday night in the Ascot Expert main eveuL ·Yoa conld slip a feeler ......&08 IItY DeDDis Greene gange between me and Ralpb (White)," Romero rouked wben asked bow close they were, jng ont of the north tom OR the money lap. From wb ere we watclted it looked like a tight co.- .005 fit. White rode a smooth-handling BSA Goldstar to a very close second between the oscillating twins of Romero and Mel Lacher. Mel and Gene had raced it out earlier in the (Continued OIl page 14) CENTAURS POKER RUN By Robert O. Fee Two hundred am fifty-seven SOuthland road riders gathered at the Whittier Harley-Davidson Shop Sunday, July 31st to try their skill at eaminga trophy. Cyclists from as far awll.Y as Oxnard and National City came to the annual Poker Run sponsored by the Norwalk Centaurs Motorcycle Club. Ken .loDes of the Centaars was reo sPOasible fnr reviviDc the idea of lIIe riders earoiDC Ibeir tropIUes. For Ibe past few years, .-cI ... s !lave evolved _ d lIIe CGICept lbat every entrallt is TIlls Is 110. It looked 011 lipS 8, 9, 10 & 11 wltII m R-.o I. first, #37 Lacller ..d #15 ftlta. La-. ftlte paSMll Lacber ..d da.l~ entiUed 10 a tropIIy OD lIIe basis of draw 0D1y. Somda:J. Ibe riders tIlrew darts for ODe sweeps&ales tropIIy aDd literally sbot it oat - • wilb water e-s • - for Ibe olller. Leaving the Whittier sbop. the participants rode south via Greenleaf. Slauson and SamaFe Springs Rd. toDenny's Coffee Shop on Imperial Highway. A Centaur Checker .as waiting in the parking lot with directions for getting to the 2nd check point. Alter another cup of coffee (coffee and donuts were served at tbe start) the riders turned west on Imperial Highway and then North on Lakewood to Valley Blvd. in Rosemead. Striking east to Pomona, they turned south to Chino and then east again to Woodcrest. Here the riders became confused. The route card specified a"feW-miles to the 3rd check. The actual distance was nearer 20, resulting in most riders back-tracking, looking for a checkpoint tbey hadn't come to yet. Everyone eventually found the check, had more refreshment am rode north into (Continued OIl pa~ 22) RIDIN' & SLIDIN' AT VENTUR It·s been a long time siDce California motorcycle racers were reQuired to handle tbeir bikes in tbe old true professional nat track fasbion. coming out of the corners in full lock slides. Nbr. 1 Dist. 37 point rider steve Scott of Tbousand Oaks on his Bultaco tbrilled the fans with his outstanding riding in tbe 250ce trophy dash. winning it by a narrow margin and crossing the start-finish line on his rear wheel for an enthusiastic crowd at tbe ACA SUnda.:J. August 14th Ventura Fairgrounds races. Tbe fans more than showed their appreciation to many of the outstanding riders. The track was a very fast, smootb and flat l/8th mile. In the lOOcc IDlin event.Nn

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