MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO OF THE DAY: WHEN THE RUBBER MET THE ROAD, THE RULE BOOK GOT REWRITTEN

August 6, 2013
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When Team Kawasaki’s Jimmy Weinert decided to run a paddle tire at the 1979 Oakland Supercross the success of the weird idea was contingent upon how sandy the Oakland track would be. It was the sandiest Supercross ever. Weinert’s massive holeshot proved how sandy it was. Photo: Jody Weisel


Jimmy had hurt his neck leading up to Oakland and decided to wear a padded neck brace. Photo: Jody Weisel


Weinert’s paddle tire had 16 scoops and threw up a vicious roost. Photo: Jody Weisel


A couple weeks after Jimmy Weinert’s Oakland Supercross victory the AMA banned paddle tires for motocross. It wasn’t Weinert’s win that got the tire banned, but after privateer Pat Maroney won a support race with one the AMA acted to stop the trend ? claiming that the roost was dangerous. Photo: Jody Weisel

WEINERT TALKS ABOUT THAT DAY

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