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Re: your favorite motorcycle racers (or car racers for that matter)
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2013, 09:02:11 PM »
All time hero Michelle Duff, most successful local guys Steve Baker  and Steve Crevier

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Re: your favorite motorcycle racers (or car racers for that matter)
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2016, 01:23:38 AM »
+1 on Michelle Duff, have you read her book? A great read, well worth finding.
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Re: your favorite motorcycle racers (or car racers for that matter)
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2016, 11:01:39 AM »
Schwantz, Randy Mamola, Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Barry Sheene, Wes Cooley, Freddie Spencer, Valentino Rossi, Gary McCoy, Doug Polen, Miguel DuHamel, Jeff Ward, Rick Johnson, Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Villapoto, Chris Carr and Scott Parker.
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Re: your favorite motorcycle racers (or car racers for that matter)
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2017, 01:01:00 AM »
Better known for his wins on obsolete Harley Davidsons against more modern bikes Cal Rayborn was every inch the American daredevil bike racer, tall, dark good looking. Although remembered for racing Harleys Cal also raced 2 strokes with success he did well on 250 Yamahas, Kawasakis & Suzukis in the 60s & 70s. Cal was one of America's first Yamaha racers having raced a 250 twin in TT in the late 50s. He also set a world record at Bonneville in a streamliner powered by a stroker XLR HD. The engine wasn't a big bucks factory special but one that was built from speed parts anyone could buy at the dealers.
He was never as good on dirt tracks as road racing & so never held the number 1 plate. Sadly he was killed on his first race on a Suzuki 500 twin in New Zealand. If Rocky raced bikes it would be like this but with a happy ending
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Re: your favorite motorcycle racers (or car racers for that matter)
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2017, 10:09:04 AM »
Have you guys ever met Michelle Duff?
One of the nicest people, and my brother's next door neighbour.