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Cycle News 1968 09 19

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THE MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIAST'S WEEKLY NEWSPAPER • 32 PAGES VOLUME V NUMBER 34 : P eori a TT National Santa Fe bor t T rack National Ascot Half-Mi l e Fin al e Touri ng the Guadalupe L oop Sammy Miller Tri al s Class A Speedway Events Viewfi nders at P erri s Scr amblin ' Aroun d Ari zona Safety School September 19, 1968 WES T 25¢ PEORI ATIONAL 20·LAP TT CHAMPIONSHIP Story by Chuck Clayton Photos by Ben Hall MARKEL WINS, AS NIXON STRETCHES HIS LEAD PEORIA, Illinois, Aug. 18 - Gary Nixon, they used to say, has about as much chance of winning the Grand National Championship title again thi s year as his political namesake Richard has of winning the White House. That was a couple of races and a convention or two ago. Now it looks like the chances of atleastthe motorcycle Nixon are pretty good. TOP: Fi rst corner 01 Peori a TT prelimi nary event II nds a tal enH l li ed lI eld j ockeyi ng l or posl: lo n, among them #38 Chuck Pal mgren, #12 Eddie Mulder, #59 Skip Van Leeuwen, #&9 Sonny Burres, #22 Dan Haaby, #43s Dale Harding , #20 Gene Romero. LEFT: Here's how light the race was lor seeand: #2 Dick Mann (BSA) and #&9 Sonny Burres (Tr iumph) IInally II nl shed 2-3. ABOVE : Masterl ul Bart Markel maneuvered hi s Harley-Dav idson to sensationa l Peoria 20lap TT Nallona l win , bringing hi m with in 4 01 tying Joe Leonard's ail-li me Championsh ip record. Press ing hard are #3& Ben Breedln g, #2 Dick Mann and #sax Dalla s Baker. (Contir.&Ied on page 7) !lOI06 I,IJOJIII:J '1I311B :I.., pJeUlnoB 11311B :luo, II&JON LLt! SMJN )1)!)

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