This is one Bill Hougaboom may want to put on his mantle. It shows Hougaboom (No. 426) on his Suzuki GSXR750 leading a pack of riders in what is probably a WERA A Production race at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in August of 1986. The pack Hougaboom leads includes Tim Morrissey (No. 854), Dan Chivington (No. 53), Steve Landrey and Doug Polen (No. 296). I believe Polen eventually made his way to the front of this race, but at least for a lap Hougaboom led some of the best racers of that era, including a future World Superbike Champion and Hall of Famer. Today Hougaboom is an attorney in Michigan.