You’ve no doubt heard of the Bubba Scrub, but I bet you didn’t know about the Tysor Scrub. This is how Greg Tysor scrubbed in his tires before a race back in the day. This photo was shot at Little Talladega in 1987. I’m not just impressed by the ingenuity Greg and his buddies showed in the tire prep department, but check out Tysor’s guns!
John Ashmead leads a gaggle of riders entering the International Horseshoe during the 1987 Daytona 200 by Arai. Others braking for the horseshoe include David Strobel (305), Keith Pinkstaff (21), Rodney Farris (351), Doug Chandler (10), Doug Chancey (335) and others. Wayne Rainey won the race that year. Of this group it was Ashmead, on a Honda, coming out on top taking the checkered flag in sixth. Two years later Ashmead would win the race on this same race bike.
This one really has me scratching my head. This appears to be Mike Smith riding Jimmy Filice’s Camel Honda RS250 Grand Prix machine at Mid-Ohio in 1992. I vaguely remember this, but the exact circumstances are lost. If anyone remembers why Smith was riding the bike I’d like to know. I also don’t see his name in the results so I’m not sure he actually raced or was just going out to try out the bike. Filice was there that weekend, raced and finished fifth, so perhaps Smith simply wanted to ride a 250 and the team gave him a session on the bike.