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Cycle News 1971 10 12

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Monster Machine! --see pages 20 - 21 MANN'S LEAD CUT By Bob Lenk Cycle News Dixie OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA., Oct. 3, 1971 - A rain drenched track and threatening skies greeted riders for the third running of the Fred Nix Memorial National Championship. The short track was called the night before as it rained all nigh t long. RideJ(s started arriving at the Oklahoma State Fair Grounds around 9; by 11 some 40 vans were on the race track making a last ditch effort to dry the track enough to have the NationaL There was no rain date. By noon the track was barely acceptable by riders and officials, but nevertheless riders were lining up for practice, waiting to go out. But, no one could go out. The doctor had not arrived. The promoter had advised the doctor tllat he didn't need to be at the track until 1 due to the muddy track, so the doctor arrived at 1 :30. As he walked across the track to the infield he (Please turn to page ]1 ". Now that's silly. You can't ride a Jawa on the rocks in bare feet without proper protective gear. This picture must posed, or perhaps it's Fellini-esque surrealism. Or maybe we want to bring your attention to Sammy Tanner's long-track speedway at Ascot. See page 35. be CiC'.BNEIUS 2'1890 ......... & Ne-w-spaper LoncB8Scb,CB. B0801 . . . .427JH33

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