Remember When: 1985 Seattle Supercross
Four motos in two nights… that’s what a doubleheader round of AMA Supercross racing consisted of in 1985.
Here’s a look back at the Seattle Supercross doubleheader, held February 8-9 in the old Kingdome Cold temperatures kept the crowd down on Friday night, but some 30,00 showed up for Saturday’s races. It may have been cold, but nothing could cool off Honda’s Ron Lechien, the Californian riding his CR250 to a doubleheader sweep. Yamaha’s Broc Glover finished second both nights on his factory YZ250 with Rick Johnson and Johnny O’Mara splitting third-place finishes over the two nights.
Photography By: Kit Palmer
Ricky Johnson and David Bailey try to keep warm on a cold night in Seattle.
Ron Lechien was unstoppable in the Kingdome, the factory Honda rider winning both nights of racing.
Rick Johnson at speed. RJ finished third overall on the first night, but slipped to seventh on night two.
Johnny O’Mara gets down to business on his Honda. The O’Show finished third on the second night of action in Seattle.
Sinsalo-clad Jeff Ward walks the track prior to the start of action.
Suzuki’s Scott Burnworth negotiates a Kingdome run.
125cc World Champion Michele Rinaldi tried to qualify in Seattle, but failed to do so on both nights.
Broc Glover (4) goes on a charge as he chases O’Mara. Glover would work his way up to second overall on both nights in Seattle.