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June 8, 2007 at 2:42 am #26853ErickWeinstetterMember
I have the Super BMX issue in my hands that covered the 1982 WWBMXA Spring National at Vernon Valley, NJ. The Race didnt have alot of big names and no Pro class, but it did have 300 riders. The most famous rider was 1981 WWBMXA National Number 1 – Ken Aman (Mongoose). Other notable rider was Jud Ciancio.
Riders in this photo from the magazine
#44 Al Nowak
#34G Michael Nathanson (4th 12-13 Open)
#9 Chris Hayden
#34 Joeseph Niland
#137 Ron Crochetiere
This is a photo of 12-13 Open. Jud Ciancio not in the photo, won the class.June 8, 2007 at 3:38 am #46304RaidenHaydenMember
Yep, thats my little broJune 8, 2007 at 12:10 pm #46309
Jersey history in your face.
See the MUD on the tires kids?June 8, 2007 at 12:50 pm #46313
yeah that is rad.. now if they feel one drop the race is called off.. that sux doesnt itJune 8, 2007 at 5:21 pm #46331Brad_DalbecMember
I remember that race and the mud. The track sucked and was built at the base of the ski slope. It was slightly downhill and some of the younger kids had to get of and push their bikes because of the mud.
I think I got third there behing Jud despite badly bruised legs from a crazy latenight ride on a nearby golf course the night before.
More pics here:June 8, 2007 at 7:34 pm #46333CrazyCraigMember
ahhh mud…good ol’ mud.
I haven’t raced a good mud race since I turned 17. It was a national at York, PA in 1984. It didn’t matter how you came out of the gate cause you went downhill to the first turn and just slid through it as best as you could. Alot of 8th to 1st passing going on that day. The main was nuts. I just remember afterwards my grandfather rushing me to hose down the bike so we could hit the road and get out of there. I was like “aw gee Gramps, I want to ride some more!”
A few years later me and the ‘Crew hit a triple pointer at the new Columbia track, 88 or 89, and I recall the track was total slop, so we raced on the grass parking area. What a mess. Uphill on wet muddy grass. But the race still counted.
See kiddies, we didn’t care what we raced on, we just wanted to race and have fun.
Nice pics Eric & Brad – keep ’em coming!June 9, 2007 at 1:20 am #46341
yes,, bmx suks nowJune 9, 2007 at 2:00 am #46342
I thought you said BMX rules?June 9, 2007 at 3:06 am #46343
ok.. bmx in general rules.. bmx racing suxJune 9, 2007 at 12:08 pm #46345
whew… —June 9, 2007 at 12:12 pm #46346
brett.. this weekend coming up.. bmx will f’n rule.. BIG timeJune 9, 2007 at 3:31 pm #46348
That was my first race. 11 Beg class on my Fuji…..Made the main and took 3rd. That set the hook.June 9, 2007 at 3:33 pm #46349
Was it the 84 or 85 Ironman that was a mudfest in the motos and then dried out for the mains??? I remeber coming out of the last berm and getting off the bike and running it to the finish…June 10, 2007 at 2:38 am #46359ErickWeinstetterMember
11 Novice Class results
1. Todd Reynolds
2. Colin Doonan
3. Ken Martin
4. John Ferguson
14 & Under Cruiser
1. Nick Gregory
2. Jud Ciancio
3. Brad Dalbec (Thruster)
4. Ron Affito
In case the captions are messed up.
Top photo is the 15-26 Cruisr Class. #1 is Factory Mongoose star Ken Aman from New York.
Left Photo is 16X. In first is Art Peterson #3. Behind him you can spot the Scavones bike shop banner. #21 is Ted Danilchick.
Right Photo is 8-9 Novices Tom Swierkochi pushing thru the hay used to help dry out the track.June 10, 2007 at 8:15 pm #46362
That’s me right under the Scorpion sign in the opne face, looking confused. I made into the magizine at first race…..or something like that…
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