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Old 06-24-2014, 02:29 PM   #16
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I'm new to flat track racing, and haven't really dug into the history.

I know that the XS650 was a great flat tracker in the 70s with Kenny Roberts.

Did brit bikes dominate in the 60s?
Alex Jorgensen won the National on his Ron Wood built Norton in 1978. This was a home built bike that pretty much won every friday night, including when the factories showed up for the Nationals. Norton production had been shut down for three years in '78. It was strictly a privateer effort against I believe, the Honda and Harley Davidson factory. Ron w
Wood built great bikes.

BSA also won a National in 1978 at Ascot, the TT.
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:47 AM   #17
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Sure there were more Norton riders than that.... Try Dave Aldana and Jack Warren for 2 others. Jack is still fast. Look for Natl #82 Norton at an AMCA race (Des Moines, IA or Wauseon,OH ). These guys battled Atherton back in the day and Jack can still run with him! Fun to see 70+ yr olds still racing. Jack races 2 classes....500 and 750.
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