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S: Ortega Raceway

FC: Ortega Raceway Lakewood, Ca 1970-1971

1: Rules of the Track - including "5 laps off for grabbing a racer's bike and pushing him over", "1 lap off for asking another racer to let him pass" or "1 lap off for telling him to hold back a racer."

4: Advertisement for Rob's Bike Shop: "'If your bike needs work, stop by Thieme's Bike Shop 5855 Hazelbrook."

5: The Press Box Track Announcer and Lap Counters

6: Brad Thieme tending snack bar.

7: The girls race first.

8: Girls "speed."

9: Winner's Circle

10: Confident Junior Class - Ready to GO!!

11: Bill Thieme leading the start of the race.

12: Watching from the "stands."

13: Hanging out.

14: Learning to race from the ground up....

16: Racing can be hazardous!

18: Round they go!

19: It's a close race!!!

20: Bill Thieme accepts "Ortega 300" trophy from Mark Ortega, June 17, 1971.

21: Ready for next race... The Senior Class.

23: Lance Thieme leading race with motorcycle gloves from cousin Pat.

24: Brad and Mickey fighting for the lead in another race.

25: Lance escapes a wreck while Dad calmly smokes his pipe....

28: Bill asking dad for money?

29: ANOTHER......................CLOSE............

30: ..............................RACE!!!

32: Mickey Strong accepts "Ortega 500" trophy, June 17, 1971.

33: Professional Class - Last up!

36: Chris Bowen riding a modified bike with motorcycle handlebars and welded extension on the rear-end to accommodate a motorcycle tire.

37: Passing strategies....

39: Hard to believe no one went through the sliding glass door!

40: Mixing it up.

42: Rob Thieme tangling with Mike Ross. Notice blood on Mike's knuckles, care of the tree.

43: Spectators standing in pit stop. Wagon contains tools to fix your bike during the race. Had to chase the girls off the wagon to get to the tools.

45: Taking the Checkered Flag!

47: Rob Thieme accepts "Ortega 500" trophy from Mark Ortega, June 17, 1971.

48: A little tired after the race...

49: Winners of races, May 14, 1971.

50: Winners of races, July 16, 1971.

51: Standings...

53: Winners of races, May 14, 1971.

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  • Title: Ortega Raceway
  • 1970 - 1971 Lakewood, Ca
  • Tags: rtpond@aol.com
  • Published: over 5 years ago

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