Bob Hannah Team Yamaha 1978 AMA Supercross Series
Bob Hannah / Yamaha YZ 250-78 OW26 1978 Supercross. Photo ©Jim Gianatsis
Chuck Sun, Team Husqvarna, 1978 Supercross Series.
Chuck Sun Team Husqvarna 1978 Daytona AMA Supercross
Chuck Sun, Jimmy Weinert, 1978 Pittsburg Three Rivers Supercross
Chuck Sun and Eric Cripps, Team Husqvarna CR250
Rider Chuck Sun and mechanic Eric Crippa, 1978 AMA Supercorss Series, Husqvarna CR250.
The Lost AMA National Motocross Foot Race of 1978
AMA scorekeeper Janet Schmedlin, AMA National MX Manager Mike DiPrete, Bob Hannah
Bob Hannah attempts to influence offical AMA scorekeeper Janet Schmedlin before the start of the race, as AMA Pro Motocross manager Mike DiPrete pases out official number pie-plates to Rick Burgett.
Supecross promotor CE Altman with Supercross announcer Larry "The Mouth" Huffman and Keith (headless: McCarty. No expense was spared for production of this important race event.
Mechanics George "Cobalt" Ellis (18) and Keith "Cheese" McCarty (17) with their coach Rick "Lumberjack" Burgett.
Obvious race cheating was to tear down and lighten their paper pie plate front number plates as much as possible.
Motocrosser John Savitski stretches before the big race.
The legendary motojournalist Jimmy "The Greek" Gianatsis shows his style in the Industry Class.
Photo Finish! The Greek ties for the Industry Class win at the finish line with some unidentified obviously flown-in ringer.
Mount Morris promoter Big Dave Coombs Sr. on right without shirt
The Mechanic's race! Pat Alexander (22), mechanic for Danny LaPorte, takes an early lead.
On the starting line for the Pro Rider Main Event, can you identify name all the legendary riders? Bob Hannah (standing, middle) is caught stepping over the line and told to step back...
Hannah steps back and the start is ready to go - competitors include Chuck Sun, Gaylon Mosier, Rex Staten, John Ayers, Rick Burgett, Frank Stacy, Terry Clark, Jim Pomeroy and others....
The Pro Rider Class takes off with Rex Staten and John Ayers taking the hole shot as Hannah (all white/yellow in the middle) gets away last.
Lap 1 in the Pro Rider class and Rocket Rex leads the pursuing pack, with Hannah still buried behind.
Lap 2 and Hannah moves up to pass John Ayers for 2nd, followed by John Savitski and Gaylon Mosier. Don McGee of Scott Goggles fame looks on.
Lap 3 and Hannah closes on the race leader..... — in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Lap 4 and Hannah secures a strong victory in the Pro Rider Class!
Jim Gianatsis testing Bob Hannah's 250cc National and Supercrosso Championship winning Yamaha OW26.
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The Lost AMA National Motocross Foot Race of 1978Keith McCartyGeorge Ellis