Ryan Elleby on the Pegram Racing Honda at Mid-Ohio in August of 2006. I believe this is Elleby’s Formula Xtreme bike. He raced both Xtreme and Supersport that season. Elleby scored two top-10 Formula Xtreme result that year at Barber Motorsports Park and Laguna Seca and finished 14th in the final standings.
Doug Polen, riding the Kosar Racing Suzuki at the Mid-Ohio Superbike race in 1987, leads the factory Honda of Bubba Shobert, while Doug Chandler can just be seen coming up behind Shobert. Both Shobert and Chandler eventually got around Polen as the trio had a hard-fought battle for fourth. Shobert finished third in the series that season with Polen fourth and Chandler fifth.
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.