XS650: Yamaha Gold Cup, Lakewood Speedway ’72   Leave a comment

Found this old program. 1972.

Some excerpts.

program – lakewood speedway – georgia – 1972

 

intro – Terry Tiernan

 

 

Yamaha Racing Team:

Art Barda – Racing and Safety Development Engineer

Peter Schick – National Racing and Research Manager

Jim Odom, 23yo (#18)

Keith Mashburn, 21yo  (#19)

Kelvin (Kel) Carruthers, 34yo  (#73) RnD Consultant

Kenny Roberts, 20yo  (#80Y)

Howard Lynggard, 21yo  (1971 Novice Class winner)

Pat Evans, 18yo (ACA #2-1970, ACA#1-1971)

Shell Motors – Keith Mashburn #19

 

XS650 in action.

Shell? – Yes!

King Kenny? – Not yet

(although as at this meet he was sitting 3rd in points (561) behind Gary Scott #64R Triumph (562) and Mark Brelsford #87 HD (632) … Roberts eventually finished his 1st pro season 4th … Brelsford won … Roberts took the title in 73 and 74 with record points both years, finished 2nd behind Gary Scott (HD) in 75 and 3rd in 76 again behind HD-Jay Springsteen and Gary Scott (Triumph) being 1st/2nd)

Racing: Yamaha’s test-bed of safety developments

 

… motorcycle, power, ecology – balanced harmony – page 1

 

The enemy is noise. And air pollution. (and I thought ‘noise saved lives’).

Perfect scapegoat? 2 strokes!

page 2

 

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Posted June 4, 2013 by xscafe in General, Uncategorized

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