Some of the world's top motorcycle riders took part in the first of a series of motorcross events in Dallas, Texas at the weekend (2 March).
GV Riders getting ready for start
GV Motorcycles start
SV & GV Bikes taking corner (2 shots)
GV Bikes over bump (2 shots)
GV Race in progress
GV PAN Start of another race
SV Injured man on stretcher
SCU Boy looking
GV Race in progress
TRANSCRIPT: NORM HITZGES: "Sixty of the world's top riders, including National Open-Class Champion Jim Weinert, challenged the third-of-a-mile artificial course vying for twenty-thousand dollars in prize money.
Professionals competed in either the five-hundred-cc or two-hundred-fifty-cc classifications with a pair of twenty-minute races in each class each night. Weinert -- a heavy favourite to win the five-hundred-cc took the first moto Friday night, but Austin Texas native, Steve Stackables captured two of the final three heats to edge Weinert for that title. Nineteen-year-old Jimmy Ellis turned the two-fifty-cc competition into a laugher, taking the first three motos and finishing second in that classification final race. The Dallas event was the first of a three-part series which moves to Daytona, Florida, next weekend and then on to Houston--leaving behind dozens of bumps and lumps, a Dallas record for motorcross attendance and all that dirt in a Texas stadium."
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This film includes a commentary by TVN reporter Norm Hitzgos.
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Background: Some of the world's top motorcycle riders took part in the first of a series of motorcross events in Dallas, Texas at the weekend (2 March).
The events, for motorcycles of five-hundred and 250-cc's, were run on an artificial course of a third of a mile (0.53 kms.).
The American Open-Class Champion, Jim Weinert, was favourite for the five-hundred event, but was beaten by a Texan, Steven Stackables.
The two-hundred-and-fifty-cc event went to a teenager, Jimmy Ellis, who won three of his four events.