BLAST FROM THE PAST: WARREN REID FACTORY HONDA ELSINORE- 1976

Warren Reid made the transition from a Southern California hot shoe to a full factory rider. In 1976 he won the 250 Support class at the Sears Point Trans-AM. Warren honed his skills racing the burgeoning motocross mecca in southern California- the Dunes, Saddleback, Lyons and Irwindale raceway when he got a job at FMF racing making pipes for Donnie Emler. This segued into Donnie porting his cylinder on his 125 Elsinore and his skill level getting him into a player in the expert class and then racing the Nationals for FMF in 1975 and ’76. This led to the Factory Honda ride and ultimately a Trans-AM support title in 1978, where he bested Broc Glover and Steve Wise. Warren raced for 10-years at the highest level, representing teams from Kawasaki, Suzuki and Factory Yamaha. Thanks to Mark Kiel for the photo that made this Blast from the past possible.

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