Now that the Indy Mile is back and part of the MotoGP weekend in Indianapolis, the race has become the best attended on the AMA Grand National Championship. It’s a great event and if you’re anywhere near Indy you should come out Saturday. In honor of the race here’s a photo of the Indy Mile podium in 1986. There’s Ronnie Jones, who was second, winner the late great Ricky Graham and third place Scott Pearson.
Ben Thompson must have thought that if was good enough for AMA Superbike champ Ben Spies than it was good enough for him. Here Thompson, on the Millennium Technologies/KWS Motorsports Suzuki shows his best elbows-out cornering style that looks suspiciously like Spies.
Thompson is surely the fastest motorcycle road racer ever to come out of Alaska.