What about some of the great riders from Ohio and Michigan (to name a few of the top of my head)...
Jeff Spreeman (American Competition)
Paul Walker (RPM and Husky)
Billy Paxton (ERG?)
Denny Bentley (Honda and Suzuki)
Bigelow Brothers, Kirk, Kip, Kris, Kreg - Team Dynamic)
Jeff and Louis Snider (Power Rider/RPM)
Frank Lamp (RPM)
Jim Lowe (RPM and Husky)
Jamie Bruce (E.C. Birt?)
These guys were all fast at tracks like Delta Ohio, Dirt Rider Park in Holland Ohio and all over Michagan.
Any pictures, whereabouts??
Also, anyone got pictures of #532 who rode an unsponsored RPM Suzuki RM125 in 1980 and 1981 in Ohio/Michigan?? This guy was slow, but had lots of fun racing and hanging out with the fast guys. Once got lapped twice at Delta by Frank Lamp who slowed each time and yelled over what was wrong that he was going so slow!!!
I have some pictures from those days and may post some if there is any interest.
Post 'em. There's always interest.
Tom Carson is from Ohio, and as fast as anyone.
You lose 100% of the chances that you never take!
Jeff Spreeman (American Competition) - no longer rides and is a welder in Adrian, MI
Paul Walker (RPM and Husky) - is an E/R doctor
Billy Paxton (ERG?) - was racing cars, currently unknown what he is doing (it was PDQ, not ERG)
Denny Bentley (Honda and Suzuki) unknown, but quite a jerk
Bigelow Brothers, Kirk, Kip, Kris, Kreg - Team Dynamic) Kip is still racing
Jeff and Louis Snider (Power Rider/RPM) RPM = Ripping People off for Money
Frank Lamp (RPM) had cancer, not sure if he beat it
Jim Lowe (RPM and Husky) unknown
Jamie Bruce (E.C. Birt?) was an engineer at Chrsyler
Here is a couple of guys who you might remember from my hometown who were top 125A riders in the early 80's and often raced in Delta, OH, Nels Larson & John Wojtala
Also, remember the Hinkle brothers, Alan King & Shane Hruska?
- Jimmy D
Thanks for the update on some of the riders. I remember the Hinkle's, Alan King and John Wojtala.
Based on an obituary I just saw on the internet today regarding the passing in November of a "Motocross Mom", Mrs. Frank Lamp, it listed a son, Frank Lamp Jr., as also deceased. Sad to hear.
A few late 80's district 11 A class riders
I once rode with a rider named Mark Corbett on a Kawasaki, dude was really fast I think he was from Michigan? I think the year was 1981. Does anyone remember this rider?
Anyone remember Scott Lester. His National number was 88 in 1978.
I used to travel with him and pit together in 78 and 79.
He was from Ashtabula.
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Suzuki RM 250/400
I know Scott Lester. His kid Scotty was racing for several years, think he's in college now and out of the sport at the moment. Nice family, they still live up that way.
Mark Corbett was from wisconsin.Very fast guy and i think he ended career on M-STAR'S.
Number 59 was Tod Perkins. In 1978 he tied with a injured Mark Barnett for Ninth place in the 125 class.
Dave Hand and Harold Robison were fast riders from district 12. By the way, Fred Andrews and Dale Spangler were also from district 12.
I remember Perkins and Dave Hand. Didn't know them well but they were pretty quick.
The Bigelow Bros. would run with us in Florida in the winter, too.
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Suzuki RM 250/400
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80's district 11 A class riders
Phil "Flipper" Alderton
Brain Wilson "the beach boy"
Ok here goes my memory working overtime. Michigan District 14 fast guys the late 70's.
darren rhoten was from ohio..no
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I thought about Brad and Eddie Forsythe and Don Conkle after I made the first list. I totally forgot about Kip Bookman. I just remembered Troy Smith, Mark Weaver and Scott Watkins
Im not from Michigan, but bought a bike in 2002 from a guy who rode under the same tent as Mark Hinkle for Montesa...1977-79.....the story of the Hinkle family was one of the most unbelievable Ive ever heard...perhaps you Michiganders remember him.....Mark was 1980 AMA Racing athlete of the year....he was joined by RC,Tim Ferry and James Stewart, among others...must of been really good, before he fell off the map.....
Evomx244- Searching some old posts found this with some familar names but you left out the fastest, Ted and Joe Fischer. How about Scott McPherson from Indy? We must have racer together at one point, I used to work with the Fishers and went to school with Bellamy. Did some road trips with the Forsythe's and had a Husky from Flipper in 79. Still see him REM from time to time. How about you, what years did you race?