THE WEEKLY FEED: THE BOB HANNAH-MARTY SMITH HANGTOWN SHOCKER

CAPTURED: The shot heard round the world

We found this on historian motocross professor Terry Good’s IG account. It’s a shot from 1976, the Hangtown Motocross opener and it shows Bob Hannah as he just passed Marty Smith. In 1975 Marty dominated the series winning every race but one. Hannah hit some nationals but was a powerhouse So Cal pro and this is where he made his bread. Yamaha signed him up in ’76, yet when the gate dropped no one expected to see anything in the 125 class but a Red Tide hammer thrown down by Marty. Smith yanked a big holeshot while Hannah was caught up in a big crash on lap one, but re-entered the race nearly last in the field. But his charge was legendary,  fanning his clutch like the Who’s Pete Townsend and in one of the best come from behind races ever to grace the sport- Hannah caught and passed Marty Smith and went on to kill the class. The old Hangtown track was sandy, wide and incredibly rough and Bob showed that he was fit, relentless and driven; a fact further enhanced by the prowess of his water-cooled Yamaha.

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2019 Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro Schedule Confirmed

Amateur entries open on December 6th  

The Kenda Tennessee Knockout has become one of the premier off-road motorcycle races in the United States and most of the top international riders have competed in recent years. The ninth annual TKO will take place at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee on August 16-18, 2019.

FMF KTM’s Cody Webb has won the TKO for six straight years despite serious challenges from the top US and International riders. Germany’s Manuel Lettenbichler, South Africa’s Wade Young, the UK’s Graham Jarvis, and Spain’s Mario Roman have all joined Webb on the podium in recent years but have not been able to knock Webb off the top step. Top North American riders including Kyle Redmond, Taylor Robert, Max Gerston, Jordan Ashburn and Cory Graffunder have also tried to unseat Webb and many of these riders will be back again in 2019.

The TKO will feature both Saturday (Amateur) and Sunday (Expert) racing. The Sunday format will again feature a multi-round Knockout format that is challenging for the riders and very spectator friendly. The expert riders will be competing for a $10,000 purse.

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The Voyager Pro GPS integrates with your vehicle through different sensors to display real time vehicle information. The patent pending “Buddy Tracking” feature allows riders to track their riding partners on the map screen, ensuring the group remains together. There’s an emergency beacon feature; press the button, and your icon lights up on the map screen, notifying your group that you need help. The 4” color touch screen (works with gloves) works better under direct sunlight. There’s Bluetooth integration for calls, texts and music. Enjoy the configurable screens to see the gauges you want to see. This rugged IP67 rated waterproof GPS comes with all mounting hardware and sensors for a clean integration. Kits available for Motorcycles, UTV’s, ATV’s, Trucks, and SNOW vehicles.   $599.95

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HAPPY 75th BIRTHDAY JOEL ROBERT!

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

Testing my enduro bike that I raced in most of the Western District 37 events and Nationals in 1983, a Honda CR480. This machine was truly a game-changer for the times. Honda went to a 5-speed, which was critical in making it versatile enough to ride anything other than moto. The suspension was a little soft stock for MX, but worked nicely in the desert and the power was broad, salted with just enough bottom power to chug in ugly stuff and had a strong mid to top band of power. At the time I was a Husky addict and t took a lot to get me off the Swedish machines. But in ’83 they dropped the 430 and went to a full 500. The bike was heavy, the power was belchy and unmanageable down low and it vibrated badly enough to blur your vision. Team Webb moved to the Honda and loved it. My mods were simple, bars, a Suzuki PE odometer, and Preston Petty headlight to make it look ‘kind of’ enduro like and my Countdown clock and rollchart. I had a good run on this machine.

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