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Ok, I’ll bite.
Heres Me (08 ), Lopez (12) and Perrino (9) at Middletown, Ny 1983 15x
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I grew up in Nutley and raced all over. I’ve since moved to Fla. How long have you lived in Nutley?
I remember that weekend very well. It’s defiantly not Braddock. I actually raced Braddock (ABA) the Friday night before (it rained there too) and I had to change plates on both my bikes before I raced.
I remember going to Action Park with free passes and we froze are butts off on all the water slides. We rode on a golf course the night before and I bent the hell out of my bike and my legs even worse. I could barley walk and was strongly advised not to race by my friend’s mom who was a nurse. I ended up wrapping my legs with Ace bandages and did pretty well considering…lol
Is Action Park still there?
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.
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I just got back this morning. Stewart was awsome.
What’s up bud?
If you bought enough merchandise there they’d give you a nice discount. They did a lot of mail order as well. I was always packing boxes everyday that were shipped all over.
I wasn’t there at the time when they got shut down in 85 or so, but my sister was. Poor John always had a pretty bad stutter, and he could barley talk when they came in for him.
I rode for Scovone’s in ’80-’81 and John got me hooked up with a Thruster co-sponsership which led to a full factory ride the next two seasons. I worked there as well from ’81-’84. John and Marie were great people.
I used to go there all the time. We kept our boat at Shelter Harbor and did a lot of offshore fishing out to the Canyons. We had some great times there going to all the night clubs and bars. (The Tide, Nardi’s and a bunch of others I can’t remember)
I heard from Sal a while back. He’s a cop for the NYPD last time I heard from him two years ago.
I saw Franco for the first time in 20+ years at the Daytona Supercross in March. He’s doing well…Didn’t get to talk that much, but his wife just had their first son recently. Franco did mention riding for GHP in 85 or 86.
One time as we were staging before a moto, Wayne looks at me serious as a heat attack and points saying “I’m gonna kill you!…Your dead meat!” I couldn’t stop laughing and slammed the gate then chased Wayne down to the finish line yelling “I’m gonna kill YOU dude…don’t even think about stoping!” He did a good job psyching me out and we both had a good laugh as well.
Jim Dempsey AKA Captin Chaos and his red white and blue cape…lol
Hey everyone…What’s up….
I just came upon the forums here and this thread… better late than never… Braddock was my local track that I raced a couple of times a week when I wasn’t at a national. Most of my NJ teamates were there as well on the off weekends. There were a few other guys like Tommy Ruble, Brad Birdwell and Kurt Esser who also rode for Thruster around that time.
My younger sister Darcee rode for ScovoneÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s and I worked there after school and during the summer. IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢d end up blowing my whole paycheck on goodies every now and thenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦lol Remember you could get those gift certificates instead of trophies at Braddock? That was such a cool ideaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦I forgot how much they were worth for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Was it $15, $10 and $5? I loaded up on them and you could use them at almost any bike shop in the area.
Anyone remember Wayne King? He was so funny, he always cracked me up. My sister dated him for several yearsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦heÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s a a great guy. Meredith Lidstone was a friend of my sister as well.
Cool threadÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦brings back lots of good memories.