THE WEEKLY FEED: LACKEY’S ROAD TO WORLD CHAMPION, HARD ENDURO VIDEO STUNNERS

BLAST FROM THE PAST: BRAD LACKEY THROUGH THE YEARS

Bad Brad CZ mounted in maybe 1970 with the peace dove mounted to his crossbar, Classic. This is when riders had personality. Gotta love the jersey and the dove. Can you imagine a rider today trying to put a dove on the handlebars? Corporate and legal department would be all over it.
Brad signed with Kawasaki in 1972, went on to win the 500 Nationals and placed top American at the Trans-AMA series. The next year Brad started his quest for a World Championship and spent most of his time racing in Europe.
Lackey signed with Husqvarna in 1974 and moved into ‘being a player’ in the GPs. He spent three years racing for Swedish marque.
Brad signed with Team Honda in 1977  and got his first win on the big stage at the British GP . The next year he became a force in the GPs and was doing battle with the Heikki Mikkola, who was dominant. Brad finished second in the 500 class in 1978 and then tip toed over to…
Factory Kawasaki. Brad Lackey came to the Carlsbad GP as one of the front runners to win the World Championship. Marty Moates stunned the world with a double moto win, Andre Malherbe from Team Honda won the World Championship and Brad finished second in Championship…again.
Brad signed with Suzuki in 1981 and spent most of the year trying to develop the machine and make it competitive. By 1982 he went outside the box, fit the machine with a Steve Simons Upside down fork and won the World Championship over Andre Vromans and Yamaha’s Neil Hudson.

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TOP-FIVE FINISH FOR ANDREW SHORT ON SILK WAY RALLY STAGE THREE

Andrew Short has posted his best result of the 2019 Silk Way Rally so far, completing the 243-kilometer timed special stage in fifth place.  The second longest day of the event at a total of 691.35 kilometers, stage three greeted all riders with an early start for the trek over the mountains and into Mongolia before finishing near the country’s capital of Ulan-Bator. Andrew Short: “Today’s stage was really fun compared to the first two days. The tracks were fast and flowing and full of grass with a lot of diversity. At one point we went up a mountain and it felt like we were trail riding in the mountains close to my home in Colorado. I really enjoyed the variety of terrain and the landscapes were incredible. The average speeds were a little faster than I usually like but the whole stage was really fun, so overall a good day.”

 

 

SOCIAL DISTORTION

Yamaha’s Bruce Baron was a total Gumby on his Maico forked YZ250.

 

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A wickedly sano Van Tech Hodaka…Curnutts, Akront rims, rubber covered footpegs- it doesn’t get any better!

 

Trail riding in the summertime in California can be quite the hoot. Here’s Mike Webb stuck in a rut, Tip Webb not wanting to help, and the duo playing monkey with the football trying to manhandle Mike’s RMZ450 in a 101 degrees up out of bike swallower.

 

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

Actually this was from 2013 and not that long ago. I was with the Stormin’ Morman Karel Kramer and we were testing in the mountains above the high desert in Mojave. This was a cool scoot, a KTM 450 XC-W, I was running a Dunlop Trials tire with a Slime infused super thick STi tube, a tall GUTS saddle, lower Raptor pegs and suspension tuned for my beefy structure by Tom Moen at KTM.

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