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Cycle News 1971 03 30

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NUMBE~11 ... , ....~~....-....... "Ma'rdl SO, 1971 '~' •• £ "' ~ •.•• 'PR'fCE THiRTY CENTS' DA YTONA WRAPUP - page 6- DESERT DRAGS - page 9- BUILD A HACK - page 16- EUROPE TOUR - page 17-· WEEKEND RESULTS J.N. & MAX TAKE MI·NT By Sharon Clayton LAS VEGAS, NEV., Mar. 21, 1971 - In spite of a painful injury, desert star J.N. Roberts and his teammate Max Switzer broke the two-year winning streak of Mike Patrick and Phil Bowers to capture the Mint 400 for Husqvama. A ,mere 20 bikes of the 94 starters finished the'race that began at 9 a.m. and lasted until 8:45 p.m. Winner Roberts took the lead at the start and held it all the way. J.N. 's team mate Max Switzer was not turning laps as fast as J.N. but ~e was going fast enough to hold the lead which Roberts developed. J,N. broke down once in the first lap with an electrical problem and went over the bars once, resulting in painful but not serious injuries. His winning time was 9:54:05. The course was reported to be extremely rough after the first check all the way. to the end. As desert goes this course was quite flat with the billowing powder for which the Mint is justly famous. There was no relief after the powder because the trail led into the foothills which were paved with shock-breaking rocks. The race started off with a kind of excitement that makes racers wish they had another business. A collision between Jerry Sauter and Don Bohannon delayed Sauter about an hour (Please turn to page 7) Bruce Brown films motocross action for his super motorcy.cle flick "On Any Sunday" which is reviewed on page 5 of this issue. Ron Bishop on his Kawasaki gets the jump off the line on Tom Muto's Husky, but it didn't last long. Tom finished 4th, Ron didn't. More . on Page 7; CiC'.F!NE\V!i 84890Sii. . ..&ve. Ne-w-spaper LongBeaDb,Ga. 90801on8)427JH33

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