Terry Dorsch (22) powers onto the straightaway as Chuck Joyner (60) throttles up to try to get into Dorsch’s draft.
John Hateley (98) and Darryl Hurst (34) can just be made out in the background.
Dorsch, who was from Granada Hills, Calif., raced AMA Grand Nationals for most of the 1970s and based solely on his record I’d say he is an underrated rider.
He scored four top-10 finishes in his rookie expert season, including a fifth on the Corona (Calif.) Half-Mile. Dorsch even scored a national podium finish in the Ascot TT in July of 1973. He remained a consistent performer through 1977 when he qualified for his final national. Dorsch rode Triumph for much of his career with a couple of his later years with Yamaha.
This photo is from a Camel Pro press kit and I’m not sure of the year or track. It’s undoubtedly sometime in the mid-1970s, but that’s about as far as I’ll go on my guess.
Someone will see this and know instantly when and where the photo was taken. Please leave a comment if you know or have a good guess.