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Your Collection: South African MX Press Material

This week's collection comes from Brett Strydom:

 

Back in the 1980s, three American riders joined the growing South African National Motocross Championships and spent a few years here riding for local Works teams. They were instrumental in pushing motocross and supercross to a whole new level here and motivating guys like Greg Albertyn to try there luck beyond these shores.

  • American Rex Staten (middle).
  • Larry Wosick (far left) and Jim Tarantino (far right).
1.) " Rocket" Rex Staten who won the 1983 SA National 500cc MX Championship
1984 SA National 250cc MX Championship. Top 5 finish SA National 250cc MX Championship
Rex was a works rider in the United States for CZ, Honda, Suzuki, Harley - Davidson and Yamaha and won the Daytona Supercross in 1980

2.) Jim Tarantino who was 1982 AMA Rookie Of The Year ( 250cc class ). King Of Saddleback Park – Represented the USA at the 1983 Camel Int Test Series in SA and won the SA National 250cc Motocross title in 1984. Jim still lives in South Africa and is ironically the distributor for Racer X in SA.

3.) Larry Wosick who was 1979 AMA Rookie Of The Year ( 125cc class ). A Kawasaki works rider in the States - Represented the USA at the 1983 Camel Int Test Series in SA and won the SA National 250cc Motocross title in 1985.

 

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