Throwback Thursday: Steve Morehead’s 1981 Harrington Grand National Win
Photo by Henny Ray Abrams
In this week’s Throwback, we flip the calendar back 36 years to 1981 and the Harrington Half-Mile on June 7th of that year. After chasing Hank Scott most of the way, Steve Morehead caught a break when Scott’s Harley-Davidson was sidelined by a stripped axle nut with five laps to go.
Morehead took over the lead and held on to earn the victory, his second-straight at the legendary track located at the Delaware State Fairgrounds. Morehead was racing a Harley-Davidson XR750 borrowed from Tommy Duma, who was recovering from a knee injury at the time.
In the photo Morehead gets a handshake, runner-up Jay Springsteen takes a swig of champagne and Gary Scott smiles while observing the podium celebration.
You can read about this race and many more by subscribing the Cycle News Archives at: http://www.cyclenews.com/cycle-news-archives/