I came across this photo that I think shows pretty graphically the wall that riders faced when racing at Rockingham. This photo was taken before the start of a WERA National Endurance race in 1986. Riders would go into NASCAR turn one at full song after coming down the front straight. The suspension of the bikes would be compressed to the stops going through the banking and some riders reported dragging the underbelly when they hit bumps. Racing on tracks like Rockingham means that the riders of that era where some of the bravest (or craziest) ever. Today’s riders would never even consider racing on a track like this and rightly so.