Clymer visited the 22th Annual Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts (HoAME) Vintage Motorcycle Rally/Show and took a close up look at Tom Marquardt’s 1980 Honda CB750F former AMA factory race bike. It received the trophy for Best Competition Motorcycle sponsored by Heartland Park Topeka. This factory AMA Superbike was part of Honda’s re-entry into AMA competition, with a team including Freddie Spencer, Steve McLaughlin, and Ron Pierce, who raced this bike in competition. Midway through the year Ron was injured racing in the Suzuka 8 hour endurance race, and Roberto Pietri finished out the season.
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This video shows the Women of NHRA Motorcycle Racing including: Karen Stoffer, Angie McBride, Dawn Minturn, Katie Sullivan, and Angelle Sampey. The NHRA id the world’s largest auto racing organization.
Here is a video showing some of the top female motorcycle racers. As it includes someone’s opinion the list may be not complete or missing important additions. Check it out and let us know who would make your list.
10. Beryl Swain
9. Patsy Quick
8. Michelle Duff
7. Katja Poensgen
6. Laia Sanz
5. Maria Costello
4. María Herrera
3. Jenny Tinmouth
2. Jane Daniels
1. Ana Carrasco… Read the rest
This year has been full of amazing supercross / superbike performances. With racers all putting their heart onto the tracks, we’ve had plenty of exciting, nail biting experiences this year. Various 2016 World Superbike championships are still pressing on, but the seasons of the AMA Supercross have all been wrapped up nicely. The winners gave their all and the runner ups almost clinched the victories themselves.
For the AMA 450sx Class Chanpionship, Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen, and Jason Anderson took the top-three finish. During the season it was a close battle for them all, but Dungey ended up with a podium finish for almost all the races of the season, rewarding him a serious lead in points.… Read the rest
A look at the 2011 Houston Race Monster Energy Supercross using GoPro video:
Video from the American Motorcyclist Association – Malcolm Smith: AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend
The international thrill ride of motorcycle racing is something that few people have experienced and even fewer have mastered. This dangerous but rewarding sport has been graced by some impressive racers over the years and those racers have come from all over the world. Motorcycle racing is a difficult sport to judge, as there are many facets and classes that racers can make their mark in, which makes ranking them difficult. That being the case, we can still discuss some of the top motorcycle racers of all time, based on the impact they have made on the sport and on our hearts.… Read the rest
Motorcycle racing has been around almost as long as there have been bikes. Riders have challenged each other, themselves, and even the elements — and succeeded.
Take a look at the history of board track racing in the US in this video:
Or go back a few more decades to watch a home movie of a motorcycle hillclimb event:
And another home movie, circa 1949, showing a race in Daytona. Since this was before the construction of Daytona Speedway, the race was held out on the beach: