Jim Young Wins 200-Mile Class C Speedway Title

By Chet Billings, Photography by Unknown

When finishes come they come in a hurry. The referee walked out on the track with the checkered flag. The crowd rustled and leaned forward. Then down the way came Young. The flag dropped. The 200 had been won. Close upon his heels came Cliff Self, Windy Lindstrom and Van DeMark. They all got the flag. Then came Jack Milne and not too far behind him that plugger Sal Gotto.

Young finished the race quite fresh. He turned a safety lap and was signaled in by his crew. When he rolled in on the next round he pulled up to the fence and casually slipped off his helmet. Because of the track grime on his face it was hard to tell just what his expression was. But, in any event he still had his mind on his crew and his motor. He idled the motor; even gunned it a couple of times. Then he shook hands with Dud Perkins who had the suspicion of a big grin on his face. Bill Graves didn’t look so down hearted either. With that they became the center of a group of photographers and friends and enthusiasts.

Quickly “Windy” and Self were admitted to the circle and arm in arm the three posed beside Jim’s machine while the victory was recorded in stills and motion picture shots.

It was a fine race, a newcomer in the C Class. And, it was won by a perfect combination of rider, mount and pit crew.

How They Finished

Place

1st-Jim Young San Francisco

Harley-Davidson

2nd-Cliff Self Oakland

Harley-Davidson

3rd-Windy Lindstrom Oakland

Harley-Davidson

4th-L.K. Van Demark Oakland

Indian

5th-Jack Milne Pasadena

Indian

6th-Sal Gatto .San Jose

Harley-Davidson

7th-Ed Kretz Pomona

Harley-Davidson

8th-Lee Jamison San Francisco

Harley-Davidson

9th-Harry Scheidt Sanger

Indian

10th-Sam Arena San Jose

Harley-Davidson

By Chet Billings
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