Photographs from the Dan Robertson Collection that were taken at the AMA Sanctioned Flat Track Motorcycle Races
Cowley County Fairgrounds, Winfield, Kansas
Sunday Afternoon - May 16, 1971
Riders lined up for practice laps with Expert riders on the outside and Novice riders on the inside.
Seen here are #5 Don Castro and an unidentified rider. If you can identify that rider, please contact Bob Lawrence at: sprintguy @ cox.net If you can identify that
rider, please contact Bob Lawrence at: sprintguy @ cox.net The tail of Novice rider Steve Hunt’s #45m motorcycle can
be seen in the lower left hand corner of this photo. The motorcycle lined up in front of Castro
is Rick Deane’s pink Triumph #35. Click your mouse on the photo above to see
another taken of these same bikes just a few seconds from when this one was taken.
Expert Riders lined up for time trials are: #55 Neil Keen, #82 Phil Hawk,
#54n Robert E. Lee, #32x Mike Anderson, and #16j Al Urich. Click your mouse on
the photo above to see another photo of the three riders at left.
Lined up for Expert time trials are #74 William T. Rufner,
#84q Tom McCormick, and #11 Gordon Dusenbery. Click your mouse on the
photo above to see another of these three riders.
Expert riders lined up to take their time trials: #11n Gordon Dusenbery and #5 Don Castro.
#27 was either #27k Ron Sisson or #27x Freddy Beall as riders were at Winfield
that day. If you can identify which one this was or if you can identify any of the other people in
this photo, please contact Bob Lawrence at: sprintguy @ cox.net
Expert riders lined up to take their time trial. #14n is Paul Pressgrove and starter / flagman
Bob Whitney is the man dressed in white at lower right. The man with the white pants and red cap,
third from left in the photo, is A.M.A. referee Dick Gardner. If you can identify anyone else
in this photo, please contact Bob Lawrence at: sprintguy @ cox.net
Expert riders lined up for their time trials. Left to right are: #54r Gene Reed, #35 Rick Deane,
#54n Robert E. Lee, #76 Charles Seale, #71m Doug Johnston, and #22n Bill Dusenbery, Jr.
Expert riders lined up for their time trial. #76 is Charles Seale and #71m is Doug Johnston.
The wheel partly visible at left belongs to the #54n of Robert E. Lee.
The five fastest riders from time trials lined up for the Expert trophy dash regardless of
the class they competed in. They are, right to left: #5 Don Castro (with mechanic
Greg Rondy standing immediately in back of Castro’s Triumph), #54n Robert E. Lee,
#22n Bill Dusenbery, Jr., #38m Dave Rupe, and #32x Mike Anderson. That is starter
Bob Whitney waving the checkered flat over Anderson during rider introduction.
Ready for the start of the 10-lap Expert Final.
#35 at right is Rick Deane and #71m next to him is Doug Johnston.
Starter Bob Whitney waves the checkered flag over Don Castro
at the start / finish line after his victory in the Expert final. That is race promoter
Hugo Shea to Castro’s immediate right and Castro’s mechanic, Greg Rondy,
standing in back of the motorcycle.
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