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Cycle News 2022 Issue 12 March 22

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W riter Gerald Foster and Mo- tion Pro CEO Chris Carter recently penned the book When Honda Went Dirt Track Racing, which has attracted a lot of atten- tion. The book got so heavy with content (it weighs over seven pounds), it was decided to put the overflow content on Motion Pro's website. This interview with Dee Johnson is just one of those gems of dirt track history. In addition to being a suc- cessful businesswoman whose work has been worn by dirt track racers for five decades, Dee Johnson is also Randy Goss's mother-in-law. Goss is featured in the book, and Johnson made his and Doug Chandler's leathers when they rode for Freddie Spencer's Su- perTrapp Honda team. The six degrees of separation between the racers, their families and the race scene of the era led Foster to interview Johnson, who al- most single-handedly produced an amazing number of dirt track race suits. CN III ARCHIVES P122 Sewing Leathers of the An Interview with Dee Johnson BY GERALD FOSTER Dee Johnson of D's Leathers made racing leathers for many of the top stars, such as Jay Springsteen, son-in-law Randy Goss and Corky Keener! There were many, many others.

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