Plans fell through for the transporting of the west coast flat
to the Indy mile on the weekend before they needed to leave. Tom
Horton asked me if I could drive his rig for the two thousand mile
I jumped at the opportunity as I hadn't been on a good road trip since
my son last raced motocross in 1993. I also had never been to a mile or
the Speedway Museum, and you know I like museums. In fact, I was there
when the doors opened at 9 AM on Saturday, and returned in the
when the racers got to town. After dinner at Fridays downtown, we
to the 16th Street Speedway for the midget races. Sunday was very hot
humid and the weather was hard on the Californians. Only broke piece
the day was Gary's Dino Triumph which spit the primary chain. Tom's
Triumph was no match for George Wills long legged Harley. John's wicked
sounding RDs went very well and Art bested the sort of old guys. Toms
of getting bumped off the grove on the last turns after leading the
750 race, was compounded by top end noises at the finish line. But
racing and we all enjoyed the day. See you at Sacramento.
Art, Tom, John and Gary with hardware.
Art Fredenburgh, Tom Horton, and Mr. and Mrs. Shell Truett
with Art's OW Yamaha
............................West coast imports....................................Double class winner John Lundgren and tuner Mark
The start of another flat tracker!
Tom Horton and Mark Gibson
Museum has a few bikes.
Johnny Parsons, 1950 Winner, was a valley boy.
Inside turn one at the Speedway
We even caught a midget race at the old ballpark on Saturday night.