In 1997, Bill Clinton was president. Al Gore was vice president and busy perfecting the Internet. Princess Diana and Mother Theresa both passed. "The English Patient" won the Academy Award for Best Picture. A gallon of gas averaged $1.32. Ellen DeGeneres outed herself, becoming the first openly gay woman to have her own sitcom.

And Greg Hancock won the World Speedway Championship.

In 2011, Barack Obama is president. Joe Biden is vice president. Elizabeth Taylor and Steve Jobs both passed. "The King's Speech" won the Academy Award for Best Picture. A gallon of gas averaged $3.36. And Ellen DeGeneres is doing just fine, thank you very much, and in the eighth season of her highly-rated talk show.

And Greg Hancock won the World Speedway Championship.

Yes, much has changed in the world since Hancock won that first World Championship in 1997...

To read the complete Greg Hancock interview, click on the following link to see this week's Cycle News...

http://cyclenews.coverleaf.com/cyclenews/20111213#pg43

Paul Carruthers | Editor

Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.

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