Pacific Coast’s First A.M.A Sanctioned Race

Restrictions Lifted-Flag Drops

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The twenty lap main event brought out thirteen riders and brought the program to an excellent wind-up. At the first turn Pelton and Kretz fell but started again. Meanwhile Emde took the lead which he held for the first three laps. Campanale began his surge forward in the fourth lap which he held to the finish, not however, without some very close following by Emde. In the meantime Pelton fell out as did Roccio and Milligan. Camou got the black flag due to brake and footboard dragging. Results: 1st, Ben Campanale, H-D 45; 2nd, Floyd Emde, Indian 45; 3rd, Ronny Kilwiler, Indian 45; 4th, Ed Kretz, Indian 45 and 5th, Pat Patterson, H-D 45. Time: 8 min. 53 sec.

The first official postwar A.M.A. race was very successful and officials, riders and the public were more than pleased. To be able to hold a race on as short notice as this one was is something in itself, but to have the first race a smoothly running affair after almost four years of inactivity is even more noteworthy.

Vallejo To Hold Four-Star Meet

A four-star half-mile race, promoted by Jack Hocker and sponsored by the Navy City MC (AMA sanction 908) will be held at Dixon Fairgrounds, Vallejo, California, on Sunday, September 23rd. The Dixon dirt track is reported to be outstandingly good, and all the great, the near-great and the future great of motordom are expected to attend.

Atlanta Holds First Post V-J Race

The report of Atlanta’s first post V-J meet, a one-mile flat track race held on September 2nd, reached the office of The Motorcyclist too late to be included in this issue. A full account will appear in October.

Who actually held the first post-war A.M.A. sanctioned meet looks like a close draw.

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