A talented group of novice riders throttle up at the start of a WERA D Superbike at Grattan Raceway in July of 1985. Dave Barnard (No. 511) wheelies his Yamaha alongside Chris Horn (No. 102). Barnard and Horn finished first and second in this race, just ahead of third-place rider Bob Meurer (No. 743). Also
Later in the day, during a Formula USA round, Hall set a new motorcycle track record at Grattan turning a 1:25.32 beating Scott Russell’s previous record was 1:26.83.
Once the kinks were worked out, Hall ‘N Still began working its way up in the standings, but by that time the Human Race Team, with riders Andy Fenwick teamed with Steve Rodden were in the lead by five laps. At the finish it was Hall ‘N Still taking second to the Humans.
The Michigan Grand Prix was a series at Grattan Raceway that paid most of the field’s entry fee back to the top finishers. If I remember correctly the race was open to any motorcycle so you’d see everything from 250cc GP bikes, to 1100cc Superbikes.
One of the big regional road racing championships in the 1980s was the Michigan Grand Prix