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Cycle News 1971 02 23

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.... aJ M N i u.. ~ w Z w oJ u > u The Houston Astrodome Short Track National has been running under the giant Texas dome since 1968 and in those four years there hasn't been a single year in which a Bultaco 250 hasn't taken the checkered flag in at least one of the two division. Steve Ellsworth started things off for us in 1968 with a win in the Amateur division and then we came back the next year w:th Ronnie Rail at the handlebars and sped away from all the opposition in the prestigious Expert main. Last year was our tum for an Amateur win again, thanks to Too Sloan, but this time it was the Expert field that had to give best to the Bultaco power, handling and stamina. Jim Odorn used the same type of Pursang 250 that Bultaco moto-crossers such as Tom Rapp used ~ score wins and high placings in the International Trans-AMA moto-eross series. Two entirely different types of racing but the same Bultaco is a winner in both! It wasn't just the short-track that saw a Bultaco win at the Houston National this year. Gary Scott used a 250 Pursang in the TT class (0-900cc) and simply ran away from all the big 650 and 750 twins to score an unchallenged David and Goliath type win! Jan. 29th Tacoma, Wash. Sports Arena Main Event 1st Jim Palmeroy-Bultaco PurSang -ia.t-' I'.t",

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