Racing

Danville family raising awareness about FH disease through motorcycle racing in Sonoma

A family from Danville is raising awareness about a genetic disorder that causes early heart disease. If not treated, it could lead to heart attacks, and even death.

At the Sonoma Raceway, competition for the Sonoma Nationals is underway. One motorcycle in particular is a talker.

“I’ve been into motorcycles my entire life,” said Scott Radabough of Danville. “It’s my passion. I’ve done club racing when I was younger.”

Scott Radabough, at age 43, recovered from an emergency quadruple bypass from what would

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Motorcycle racing legend Dick Mann dead at 87

Dick Mann seen here in a 2015 file photo. Mann died on April 26.

Dick Mann seen here in a 2015 file photo. Mann died on April 26.

American Motorcycle Hall of Famer and Gardnerville resident Dick Mann died April 26 at age  87.

In a 2015 interview with R-C Sports Editor Dave Price, Mann described his feelings about his renown.

“I don’t know,” he said. “I never looked for peaks and valleys. As long as it’s stable, I’m happy. If I had any different attitude, I’d never turned out to be a professional racer.”

Mann won two dozen national events from 1958-1972.

“I wasn’t that talented,” he said, with his characteristic modesty. “It was dedication and being hard-headed that was the key to the success I had.”

Mann told Price that he didn’t race for glamor or fun.

“I never looked at it as fun,” he said. “I wanted to be a professional athlete and I could do the best on motorcycles.”

Mann

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BMC Racing Backs Davis Fisher in 2021 Mission SuperTwins Class

Press Release | February 16, 2021

Fisher will contest SuperTwins on Indian FTR750

BMC Racing Backs Davis Fisher in 2021 Mission SuperTwins Class

This is a press release from American Flat Track, sent on behalf of BMC Racing…

Beaverton, OR (February 16, 2021) – Beaverton Motor Cycle Racing will be the title sponsor for number-67 Davis Fisher in the 2021 Progressive American Flat Track Mission SuperTwins class.

Bob Lanphere Jr., president of the Lanphere Auto Group, made the announcement: “This decision shows the commitment BMC Racing continues to have in many areas of motorcycle racing,” said Lanphere Jr. “We are proud to be associated with Davis and to provide title sponsorship as he competes in AFT’s premier class.”

Bob Lanphere’s Beaverton Motorcycles opened in 1964, and BMC Racing has supported Fisher’s racing for 14 years. The Lanphere Auto Group owns a number of car and motorcycle dealerships throughout the Pacific Northwest.

BriggsAuto.com backed Fisher’s AFT SuperTwins program in 2020.

“When

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That Time Subaru Built a Flat 12-Cylinder Engine for F1 Racing

Subaru’s racing efforts are renowned by enthusiasts far and wide, as the underdog Japanese brand scored legions of fans—and championships—during the 1990s and 2000s as one of the dominant players in World Rally Championship (WRC) competition. (Its wide lineup in the Gran Turismo PlayStation game series didn’t hurt, either.) In short order, four-wheel drifting glory became a key part of its identity, fostering tons of press and boosting global sales of the company’s all-wheel-drive turbo sedans and wagons.

Far less ink has been spilled about the automaker’s less successful bid to shine in the context of a different motorsports institution. In fact, well before rally ever entered the picture, Subaru was determined to highlight its engineering prowess and turn the heads of enthusiasts who had largely written off the quirky brand—by cracking the ranks of Formula 1.

To get started, all it needed was an engine. Unfortunately, that powerplant turned

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