1975 Motocross Season — The Vault — Historical Motocross & Supercross Results

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1975 Motocross Season

start with a note a lifelong enthusiast, Rex Backman of MX for

“I have this sitting on my at home — my 1975 ticket stub – and I just you are doing 1975 tomorrow! free to use this if interested I am loving the early years that’s when I cut my teeth on

In 1975 we saw the emergence of America’s genuine celebrity motocross Marty Smith, the teenaged rider from San Diego, was the of the sport here, using his skills, surfer’s look, and a factory Honda to dominate the 125cc National Championship. His loss came in the series at Hangtown, where mud and an inspired Tim of the Yamaha factory team led to his

But beyond that, Smith was

Marty Smith’s popularity led to him his own moto company.

Smith become the first American to win a Grand Prix, as he dominated the 125cc Grand Prix at That would lead to an adventure in ’76.

The AMA had tweaked the and scheduling somewhat to allow to compete in all three AMA National series if they wanted to, there were some As a result, Smith’s name up in both the 250cc and 500cc as well, though he did not win any races on big until the Herman, Nebraska, in October.

The Trans-AMAs were still strong, with Roger on top, but Americans like and now-Suzuki-backed Tony DiStefano had grabbing race wins. D. also dominated the last series, winning all three that summer.

Former Tony DiStefano emerged as a racer in 1975.

DiStefano had from working out of his own kidnapper van on his CZ equipment to the Suzuki factory and he rewarded the company by the shortened AMA 250cc National MX Championship, as as the Inter-Ams and three Trans-AMA finishing third in those to Suzuki GP stars DeCoster and Wolsink. But he was no match for Can-Am’s Ellis in AMA Supercross (the now had a name—the term was coined by Action’s Paul “Baz” and first appeared on the cover of publication Dirt Bike).

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Ellis swept every one of the rounds of the tour. (There was a 500cc class AMA Supercross won by Maico rider Steve Stack” Stackable, one of the tallest top of all time.) As for three-time champ Jones, he tore his knee up in the season and was never the same. He eventually leave Can-Am to a Mexico-built Amex, and then experiment with his own Jones-Islo but neither ever gained But what Gary did before landed him in the AMA Motorcycle Museum of Fame.

In the 500cc class, Tony old nemesis Jimmy Weinert had from Kawasaki to Yamaha, and he was to add the AMA Motocross title in this Weinert had to beat Stackable and Karsmakers to do it, Karsmakers having reinstated by the AMA after they a very controversial citizenship

That’s rising star Howerton on the cover of the old Dirt magazine.

Much of the 1975 AMA tour was documented for the very motocross documentary One Chance to Here’s a clip .

You can order the film via the Motocross Files.

1975 ended in tragedy at the Series, as highly respected AMA Jim West lost his life in a at the Saddleback race in Southern It was an end-of-the-innocence moment for the entire By 1976, things would to change, as the sport became more professional, more and the equipment advanced rapidly.

To put it another way, a Hurricane was on the

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