SOURCE: MOTOCROSS ACTION
Saddleback as it looks today from the cockpit of Jody’s aerobatic plane.
By Ernie Becker
The name Sadleback is synonymous in the motocross world with the “On Any Sunday” racing generation. For many, it was more then just a motocross track. It was a way of life. For the racers…It defined who you were. For others, it was a dream. For a few… this track brought opportunities to become a factory star. By today standards, the dirt at Saddleback would be not rideable. In the morning it would be a mud hole. Deep mud that weighed your bike down by adding 20 pounds to it. By the first moto the traction would be great. Berms were ideal and it was racing at it’s finest…it was nirvana. When the second moto rolled around you were racing on a concrete, blue groove situation. It became a dust bowl racing on an asphalt surface.
The starting gate as it was back in the late 1970s.
The starting gate as it is today. Overgrown and almost …
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