Some talk about these three and their tragic accident in Ponca City in 1982 have been in a couple other threads on here, but I wanted to start a seperate topic just in their honor.
It was a terrible and very preventable accident that claimed the lives of these three individuals and put driver Duke Dana in a long coma and years of rehab.
They were R&D Suzuki riders along with Larry Brooks that year.
I would like to dedicate this post to any memories that community members from Vitalmx may have of these three riders. I know that I was just getting my motocross "career" started in 1979 and these were my first "hero's" of the sport since I was following the 80cc stage as a fellow rider/racer.
Please share any experiences, photo's, stories you have heard, or information you know of from any or all of these three riders.
I have an article of Rick Hemme from a newspaper in 1982 that I will share as soon as I can get it put on here.
Things I am looking for:
Pictures of all three racing/riding their bikes (preferrably 1982).
The 1982 Ponca City results from all the 80cc and 105cc Mini classes (top ten).
The Minicyle Magazine article on Ponca City 1982 and this tragedy. I remember reading it, had the magazine back then, kept it for years, but now can not find it. anybody?
Here is a link to see Bruce Bunch 1981 R7D Suzuki 105cc bike:
1980's Motocross was the best! It was Heaven and we never knew it!