Thanks to our readers, here are some other famous #46s…
Here are a couple of photos of Marty Tripes. These were taken at the Italian 500cc MX GP in Cingoli in 1981. The color slide is old and faded but does a good job of capturing the atmosphere of European racing. The B&W photo of Showa Forks on Marty's Husky may indicate why Marty's stay in Europe was curtailed.
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Paul Currie was also #46 and put in some great rides on an RM125 and beat TP199 at the RM cup that year.
Check for Mike Healey wearing # 46 in about '85 or '86 on a factory Suzuki.
What about Clark Stiles? #46 privateer for MX privateer.net/Maestro
Suzuki in 2005.
I don't know if they ever raced with the numbers since it was right towards the end of their great careers but:
1981: Jammin' Jimmy Weinert
1982: Tony DiStefano
Those two riders put a lot of career National victories and Championships in the 46's category, to say the least.