Scott Brelsford shared this photo with us today. He's racing the Erv Kanemoto Champion-framed Kawasaki H2R 750 two-stroke. The bike he's racing against is a far more famous 750 two-stroke, and I'm pretty sure it's at Indy (UPDATE: It's not, its the main at San Jose). We interviewed Scott about the triple he raced and have a blueprint feature, drawn by Mick Ofield, of the Kawasaki in Sideburn 42. Brelsford shares what it was like racing the big two-stroke before Kenny Roberts'
Sideburn 38 is at the printers now and includes an interview with AFT Pro Twins racer the incredible Ronnie Jones. Jones is 59 years old. He won his first AFT Main in 1980, beating Kenny Roberts and the rest at the Houston Astrodome. At this month's Sacramento Mile Jones accomplished his goal of making the AFT Twins main, coming tenth, top Yamaha, beating his teammate, Jake Johnson. That qualification means he secured his National number for 2020. His plan is to make a pro ma
JD Beach had never won an AFT/GNC main until two weeks ago, when he beat Briar Bauman at the Arizona SuperTT. JD Beach had never won an American National Superbike race until last week, when he triumphed in the MotoAmerica race at Virginia International Raceway, on a Yamaha R1. JD is back on the Estenson Yamaha MT-02 at the So Cal Half-Mile, Perris tonight. He was third there, last time the AFT raced at Perris, in 2017. All Beach needs is to win a mile, half-mile and short tr
This is an interesting one. I don't know a lot about this, but a quick bit of searching says that the Roberts frames of this era where built by Jerry Griffith in Oakdale, CA. The silver frames were ordered by Penton, for, presumably Sachs 250 motors (which is backed up by the eBay description, though the seller says early KTM. That's partly right because KTM bought in Sachs motors, and the majority of Pentons were basically rebadged KTMs for the US market). I read that only 4