Throwback Thursday: 10 Grand for Five Laps
Photo by Mitch Friedman
In this week’s Throwback we see top qualifiers at the September of 1988 Ascot Park AMA Grand National Half-Mile getting off the line at the start of the Camel Challenge. The Camel Challenge was a five-lap sprint that paid a $17,500 purse, the winner alone earning $10,000. It was a great payday for riders who won and it didn’t end there. Camel money richened the purse of the nationals and there was also a generous championship points bonus payout at the end of the year courtesy of RJ Reynolds.
This photo, captured by Mitch Friedman, shows an uber-talented lineup of Steve Morehead (42), Ricky Graham (3), Scott Parker (11), Bubba Shobert (1), Chris Carr (20) and Doug Chandler (10).
Graham won the Challenge on his Rob Muzzy-tuned Honda RS750.
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