You probably weren’t at Carlsbad Raceway on June 22, 1980, but you might have been because the hillsides were jammed with 20,000 crazy American motocross fans. They came to Carlsbad hoping to see an American win the USGP. They thought it would be Brad Lackey, but Brad went through the fence at the bottom of the downhill and became a non-factor. But, a local privateer was virtually unbeatable. Marty Moates became an All-American hero that day—not hurt by the 30,000,000 viewers who watched him dominate on ABC-TV’s Wide World of Sports.