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  • in reply to: John McNeil, Total BMX #56293

    Thruster Spring National is the race coverage from the pics I showed racing on my Patterson for Action Wheels. I didnt make the main &**^%. Crashed in first place, 16 & Over X, all three motos lol. Those days the pre race was Saturday and Sunday was the National. I have pics from that race (just a few) showing riders like Stu and Denny and Jason Griggs (Blazer). But no scanner. Not that they are good quality photos lol.

    The cover race is NOT the Spring National. Just from memory thats Bob Hunt out of Missouri, doing it for Cooks Bros. and Pennsylvania’s Matt Harris doing it for Kuwahara.

    in reply to: Looking for a 24" Bike #56262

    Hayden thats a steal. If he buys it will the cops be looking for him?

    in reply to: John McNeil, Total BMX #56261

    John if I remember correctly was from Maryland or Virginia? He raced in a red, white, blue uniform? Maybe Hutch?

    Cant wait to see the pictures. Man if his dad took pics for Total BMX he must have quite a few 🙂 That magazine was Super BMX quality layout wise but it was all East Coast, all the time! My collection of magazines, newspapers including Total is probably still in South Jersey somewhere. (If you ever see my name on any, you know the address labels, grab them, they were stolen).

    in reply to: Mahwah Area Track #55875

    Dave i wrote that because I meant it. My mom died of Cancer but I wasnt at her side. I was too busy racing or watching TV to visit her often. I love to hear about sons that treat their mom with all the love and respect they deserve. I blew it, but gave you props for not blowing it.

    in reply to: Eric Rupe #55874

    I think we should be focusing on building safer tracks. I wonder how many times BITD Eric had to be operated on? For me it was zero and I raced a gazillion times in tons of states.

    Top Pro rider after top rider gets hurt so bad, The list is so extensive now I wont bother to name all the Pros that got operated on because of crashes on todays tracks. Can you imagine how 16 Experts or Novices handle todays tracks? O thats right don’t have to worry since they are not signing up in droves anymore.

    I never hung out with Eric but he has a reputation as one of the nicest pros in BMX. I hope this doesn’t end his career.

    in reply to: Mahwah Area Track #55572

    Good man Dave. My hope is she wins the battle, but regardless of the outcome she has a son standing by her side and that means she is blessed.

    in reply to: came across a roadkill and I am looking for info. #54969

    Jason Weatherhold was from PA. I think they may have got a start in plates but quickly went to frames.
    NJ riders for them past and present include Dave Kapigian and?

    This is the website, he can contact Jason there.
    http://www.roadkillbicycles.com/

    in reply to: came across a roadkill and I am looking for info. #55057

    Jason Weatherhold was from PA. I think they may have got a start in plates but quickly went to frames.
    NJ riders for them past and present include Dave Kapigian and?

    This is the website, he can contact Jason there.
    http://www.roadkillbicycles.com/

    in reply to: Who raced Pete’s Bike Shop BITD?? #55038

    Long story but in short I was thinking about doing it and Vineland Pro and friend of mine Bryan Gaburo said he was thinking of it. Im like hrmm, how many others are thinking of doing it? So I wanted to be first and move to California anyway to become a Factory rider and work in the industry. LOL didn’t quite work out.
    Glad I made the trip but wish I would have done it after a couple years of college with some money in the bank.

    in reply to: Who raced Pete’s Bike Shop BITD?? #54950

    Long story but in short I was thinking about doing it and Vineland Pro and friend of mine Bryan Gaburo said he was thinking of it. Im like hrmm, how many others are thinking of doing it? So I wanted to be first and move to California anyway to become a Factory rider and work in the industry. LOL didn’t quite work out.
    Glad I made the trip but wish I would have done it after a couple years of college with some money in the bank.

    in reply to: Who raced Pete’s Bike Shop BITD?? #54547

    Yep thats why I went to the hospital and to this day hate track designers that don’t put safety first.

    In practice everyone just slammed on the brakes going into the triple. Rich Farside and a few others just skyed the whole thing. No one pedaled thru them. I decided if I was gonna have any chance to beat the California guys I would have to try to pedal thru them in practice. I tried and ate shi7. Walked off the track and drove myself to the hospital with a separated shoulder.

    I made it back to the track as the races were just about to start with my arm in a sling. I asked my friends how they planned to take the triples. They all said they didnt know lol. Just hit the brakes and hold on they said.

    In one of the first motos Kathy Hanna crashed and broke her arm or wrist. The NBL then changed the jump *&^%^%$$. Couldn’t have did this on Thursday night, nope had to wait till it put two riders that I know of in the hospital.

    The worst part was Saturday’s race was on the track I helped build %$%^&*(). I posted pics at Vintage BMX and in here I think from that Saturdays race as all I could do was watch and curse.

    Fridays race at the Flemington was the only National I would make all year. How different could things have been had I raced Saturday and made the main and hung with the California 16Xs. Sad no one remembers me (cept Richie Votta) and the only 16X to beat me at that years NBL NJ State Championships was Guy Metz. That was after I missed the entire summer due to my shoulder.

    LOL shoulda, coulda, woulda, I know

    in reply to: Who raced Pete’s Bike Shop BITD?? #54506

    Thats the same Kim. I lived not to far from him and would sometimes go to the races with his family. He split his time between PA and WA. Yeah his dad was a race car driver and Kim I think even raced 24 hour at Lemans or Daytona in a Porsche I think.

    I got rear ended. Sat and waited for the police. The jerk tried to say it was my fault, that I didnt have my turn signal on. Luckily the guys house was right there and he was out watering the grass. He told the cops he looked up and saw my turn signal on. If it was me punching it, it was cause I was pissed he hit my bike (either my Torker or my MCS) I raced in a Pedaler’s East jersey with no print, rarely a Torker jersey then a Langley’s jersey my days at Petes.

    This is at my practice track in 1980 on my Torker. Unfortunately no pictures from Petes. Who knew one day wed be talking about the lil old track with such fond memories. But this is how I woulda looked behind Guy in 1980 lol.

    in reply to: Who raced Pete’s Bike Shop BITD?? #54477

    I started racing in 78 and at Flemington in 79. The main reason I’m not famous, Guy Metz %^&%$#.
    LOL just kidding in 79 I was nicky novice and got owned. I raced it thru 80 when one of the few that could beat me was Guy. I went all ABA in 81.

    I took several racers with me to the track most whose names I cant remember. One of my childhood friends brother used to race and hang if he didnt actually beat Farside once. His name was Greg Zanolini.

    I usually hung out with Guy or Paul Stephens and the guys I went with or my mom. Also hung with another PA guy like I was, Kim Wolfkill.

    I got into a car accident in front of the track! It was 1980. I was waiting to make a left into the track when i got rear ended 🙁
    My bike got clipped and no racing for me that day. I was driving a tan nova with tons of stickers by 1981. I even made a racing stripe out of MXL stickers as they flowed me product.

    O in 1984 or so I was visiting my dad at his new house of Rt 31. Not far from Flemington. I heard that Petes track was gone but there was one at the YMCA. I went to go look at it and it was huge. But all weeded up and clearly not race-able. Since I was just visiting I didn’t bother to see if I could get it going. It could have been under construction. I went home twice between 84 and 86 so I’m not sure what year it was.

    in reply to: Post some pics of old school N.J. Factory Riders #54275

    Cool pics, thats for posting Mark.
    Joey Layton must have joined Action Wheels after I moved to California. I seem to remember him riding for Puch in 81 but could have him confused with another rider Ive met and raced so many.

    Man look how cool the uniforms were back then. That shot of Franco on GHP (I never knew he rode for them) and the Torker riders uniforms look way better then anything today. Hell teams even had their team name on the pants. The Blue Max uniform was tight. BTW remember your teamate Karim Richardson? He came to SoCal for the Powerlite 1000. That was like a National BITD. I filled out a team sheet and he raced for “Actiion Wheels” that day 🙂 I think we won Team Trophy or got second. Karim was super friendly and fast.

    in reply to: Post some pics of old school N.J. Factory Riders #54067

    Stephanie Defeo was World Champ I’m pretty sure and Kathy Schachel was number 1 several times.
    Waynes last name btw was funky but something like McFarquhar.
    Terry Zeuner also rode for SE.
    Sal Zeuner first rode for MCS.

    Dont forget;
    Charlie Litsky – Mongoose
    Mikey Mayes – SE Racing
    Amon Emeka – Jag (World Champion if I remember right)
    Steve Cohen – Jag


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