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MOTOCROSS ACTION CLASSICS: DECEMBER 1976 ISSUE

By: Zap     At various times in his career, Finland’s Heikki Mikkola was known as both the  ?Flyin’ Finn? and the ?Fierce Finn.? He was in fact, a little of both, but after winning the 1976 250 World Championship title, Mikkola showed up on the cover determined to forever be known as the ‘Smilin’ Finn.? With his overall victory, Mikkola, who would later get hired by Yamaha and win two 500cc world titles (1977-1978) for them. All in all, Mikkola won the 1974 500 World Championship, 1976 25…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: THE AMA SHOULD HIDE ITS HEAD… AGAIN

COPPINS KEEPS AUSSIE POINTS LEAD, AS BOPPING &  STYKE WIN HERVEY BAY NATIONAL Brad Anderson (left), Lawson Bopping (center) and Todd Waters (right) enjoy the 450 class spoils of victory. Photo: Carlton Dry Honda After a six-week break in Australian National Championship action, Lawson Bopping won the 450 class and Luke Styke the 250 class at round six of the ten round Aussie motocross championship. Josh Coppins finished fourth, but held onto his 450 points lead by 12 points over Todd Waters and…