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Cycle News 1972 10 17

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r": ;:; o ~ w Z W ..J U > U ...and Jim West made the support class a 1-2 Husqvama show. The second overall win for Bob. Why is this girl laughing? Or is she? .Dave Bieker.' (CZI w,;'fint English- man, but man racing. . th: was at ninth overall. He wlls pro~y oldest by Gary Van Voorhis ST. LOUIS, MO., Oct. 8, 1972 the sole of one boot and forced nails Sweden's Jonsson continued the foreign in to the inner sole. . dominance of the Trans-AM A by Karsmakers remained in third until winning Round Three for Maico. The lap ten, when a determined Hans Maisch chief competition for the flying Swede blasted by on a jump to .take over the came from Round Two winner, Heikki chase. Brad Lackey finished a steady Mikkola, who was the only rider to stay fifth followed by Kring, Gary Jones, close in the first two motos, finally Rich Thorwaldson (Suz) and Wyman ,mlling away to win the third heat. Priddy (CZ). The absence of Suzuki ace Roger Crowd favorite, Heikki Mikkola, and DeCoster (factory committment in Hans Maisch waged a two-lap duel for Japan) did not diminish the competition' first place in molO three before Mikkola or the crowd's en thusiasm. got by on lap three to the cheers of the Jonsson led from the gate in moto entire park. Jonsson, plagued by a bad one, chased by Mikkola (Hus) and start and tigh t traffic, came around a ironman Dave Bickers (CZ) through the determined twelfth on lap one, fifth by tight tum one and down the fust of lap three and began a one-by-one assault many fast bumpy straights. Serge Bacou on Karsmakers, Kring and Maisch for (Bul) became the first race casualty second. when he was involved in a five man Mikkola's safe lead through the first crash. Bacou made the trip to a local half of the race began to look a Ii ttle hospital for removal -of tire tracks from shaky as Jonsson moved into second on his back but appeared to not be the fourteenth lap and closed to within seriously injured. seconds by the final flag. Jim Pomeroy (Bul) was another rider Lackey, Jones and Thorwaldson involved but, after some hasty made up the top American riders in adjustments to his front wheel with his sixth through eighth with Dave Bickers boot, continued on. in ninth, ahead of Wyman Priddy in Hans Maisch (Mai) moved into third tenth. Brad Lackey's 5ยท5-7 marks put on lap two and made it a three-way race him "top American ahead of Gary Jones for the first laps until Jonsson began to (8-8-7) and Rich Thorwaldson (11-8-8), open up a good lead over Mikkola. John with Wyman Priddy rounding out the DeSoto (Kaw) slipped into fifth place American finishes in the top ten. on lap five but reinjured his bad knee on The overall win makes Jonsson top a rough section on the same lap, rider in the Trans-AMA series with continuing on to finish the race. By lap Mikkola a close second. Brad Lackey eight, . the finishing order had been continues to be top American and estabEshed with Jonsson, Mikkola and National Championship leader. Maisch out in front followed by Arne Kring (Hus), Brad Lackey (Kaw), Pierre 250 Support Class . Karsmakers (Hus), Dave B"ickers (CZ) HUSKY rider Bob Grossi swept to his and Gary Jones (Yam) the only riders second consecutive victory in as many not lapped. weeks with two convincing wins over Jonsson immediately jumped in to teammate Jim West in the Support class. the lead in molO two but was closely Grossi and West gave a preview of the chased by DeSoto (A reinjury forced SUppOTt races in the first qualifying heat him. out on lap three.), Jim Winert as they ran one-two, leaving most of the (Yam) and Mikkola. On lap two, it was Weinert's chance 10 play follow pack far behind. The only real competition and, Mikkola, with races developing between really, the only other consistent rider, Maisch and Lackey for fifth and Kring and Tripes for seventh, with the rest of was Sonny DeFeo riding a Ghost CZ. DeFeo, after spending the first two the pack stretching out into the dust. round of the series hustling in the Karsmakers and Maisch moved into In temational class, decided to ride the third-f urth when Weinert's engine Support class and made a very wise soured, slowly dropping him back. choice. Sonny rode two of his best races Marty Tripes shared in the bad luck of the year, picking up a""third and 'fifth when the constan t pounding of his place fo finish third overall. srand-up riding style finally cut through

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