Category Archives: Racing

Fuel Dragsters at ARP

They built Austin Raceway Park about 1966 and soon had drag races there. Crowd control was slack in those days, and I again finagled a photographer’s pass to get close to the action. My first shot was right at the … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Drags

This was May 1972 at Green Valley Raceway near Fort Worth. I’m usually not into drag races. They are all or nothing in just a few seconds. Lots of sound and fury, then the fun is over until the next … Continue reading

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Definition of DNF

DNF is short for Did Not Finish. There are various reasons a rider may not finish a race: He can lose interest and stop for coffee. Course officials can object to something he has done and remove him from the … Continue reading

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Exotic Street Iron in Austin

These are from 1968, and I’m only posting the more interesting ones. They started having street races in 1963 for the Aqua Festival. I didn’t go until 1964, and then I did not have a real camera. The SCCA people … Continue reading

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Flat Out at the Dome

I remember a time there wasn’t an Astrodome. It was the first of its kind domed stadium when it opened in 1965. It was just right for indoor motorcycle racing, and the first national championship even was held in 1968. … Continue reading

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Early Motocross

Motocross racing involves a lot of motorcycle dynamics. I was just now looking at a collection of shots from 40 years ago, and I picked out a few that show some action:

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Texas World Speedway

Four years ago I was out to the CMRA Superbike Endurance races at Texas World Speedway near College Station, Texas. I took photos and did a write-up for Cycle News. TWS is a fast track, and crowd control is somewhat tight. … Continue reading

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