QUOTE (scottTowne @ Mar 10 2009, 12:40 PM)
I raced at Azusa a couple times in '86 when I worked at Plus. I was on the gate in practice, trying to make small talk with Clint Miller. I said "this gate drops like a drawbridge" and he replied with "No Sh#$, I've been racing here for 8 years". Cool. I had my best finish against "big name" pros that day, with Eric Rupe, Todd Blazer, Travis Chipres and a couple others. I took third. There was also an empty pool there that I did ride my bike in, but really wanted to skate it. I was living the California dream!
Those are some big names Scott.
Main biker, bust out some pics of the white unis. This web site stuff is fairly new to me and it will not let me put up any more Azusa photos. I found a photo of Gary Haselhorst, myself, and others when we were on Main bikes but it will not let me post. Gary was older than me but we went to quite a few races together and he was always cool to me.
Ryan Crupi was mentioned in here. He used to be my neighbor in Temple City and my dad gave him one of my first JMC's back when he started out racing. I still have the others!
I found some photos of other local fast riders, Darrel Foster (His dad ran Monrovia), Jason Jensen (Torker), Bubba Hays (SE). Mark Kotsay was another name that comes to mind.......