If you've seen the film On Any Sunday, you remember the line. "I don't want to hurt anybody, but I just gotta get out there...get third or come and visit me in the hospital, man, I dig carnations." Gene Romero did better than that, leading all 50 laps of the 1970 Sacramento Mile National and earning the AMA number-one plate for his C.R. Axtell-tuned Triumph 750. "Everybody at Sacramento but me knew I'd won the championship," Romero remembered, "until Susie Mann congratulated me the next day."